**Jiawei**** Zhang**

Associate
Professor of Operations Management

Department of Information, Operations,
and Management Sciences

Stern School of Business

New York University

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**Research
Interests: **Business
Analytics and Optimization

- Methodologies: Mathematical Programming, Combinatorial
Optimization, Stochastic Optimization, Robust Optimization
- Applications: Supply Chain Optimization, Inventory
Optimization, Health Care Operations, Process Flexibility, Revenue
Management, etc.

**Courses**

- Business Analytics, Spring
2015, NYU Shanghai.
- Advanced Decision Models, (MBA/Undergraduate Course), Syllabus
- Decision Models, (MBA/Undergraduate Course), Syllabus
- Operations Management, (Undergraduate Course).
- Submodularity and Its Applications (PhD Course, also titled as
Supply Chain Optimization) Syllabus
- Convex Optimization, (PhD Course) Syllabus

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**Editorial Service:**

- Associate Editor:
**Management Science**(2014--) - Associate Editor:
**Mathematics of Operations Research**(2009--) - Associate Editor:
**Operations Research**(2006--) - Associate Editor:
**Surveys in Operations Research and Management Science**(2013--)

**Working
Papers**

- Analysis
of a Simple Cost Allocation Rule for Joint Replenishment (with Simai He, Jay Sethuraman, and Xuan Wang), Operations Research, submitted, September 2014.
- Sparse
Process Flexibility Designs: Is Long Chain Really Optimal? (with Antoine
Desir, Vineet Goyal,
and Yehua Wei), Operations Research,
submitted, June 2014.
- Optimal
Sparse Designs for Process
Flexibility via Probabilistic Expanders (with Xi Chen and Yuan Zhou), Operations Research,
submitted, February 2014; under major revision, August 2014.
- Process Flexibility: A
Distribution-Free Bound on the Performance of K-Chain (with Xuan
Wang), Operations Research, submitted August 2013; first revision submitted
July 2014.

**Journal
Papers**

- Optimizing
Product Launches in the Presence of Strategic Consumers (with Ilan Lobel, Jigar Patel, Gustavo Vulcano),
**Management Science**, accepted for publication, 2014. - Appointment
Scheduling with Limited Distributional Information (with Ho-Yin Mak and Ying Rong),
**Management Science**, forthcoming, 2014. - Sequencing Appointments for
Service Systems Using Inventory Approximations (with Ho-Yin Mak and Ying Rong),
**M&SOM**, 16(2), pp. 251-262, 2014. - A Note
on Appointment Scheduling with Piecewise Linear Cost Function (with Dongdong Ge, Guohua Wan, Zizhuo Wang),
**Mathematics of Operations Research**, forthcoming, 2014. - Approximation
Algorithms for Integrated Distribution Network Design Problems (with Y.Li, J. Shu, X. Wang, N. Xiu,
D. Xu),
**INFORMS Journal on Computing**, 25(3), pp. 572-584, 2013. - Newsvendor
Optimization with Limited Distribution Information (with Zhisu Zhu and Yinyu Ye),
**Optimization Methods and Software**, 28(3), pp. 640-667, 2013. - Polymatroid Optimization, Submodularity,
and Joint Replenishment Games
(with Simai He and Shuzhong
Zhang),
**Operations Research**, 60(1), pp. 128-137, 2012. - Design
of Price Mechanisms for Network Resource Allocation via Price of Anarchy
(with Ying-Ju Chen),
**Mathematical Programming**, 131(1-2), pp. 333-364, 2012. - The
Reliable Facility Location Problem: Formulations, Heuristics, and
Approximation Algorithms (with Zuo-Jun Shen
and Lezhou Zhan),
**INFORMS Journal on Computing**, 23(3), pp. 470-482, 2011. - Geomtric Rounding: Dependent Randomized Rounding
Scheme (D. Ge, S. He, Y.Ye, J. Zhang),
**Journal of Combinatorial Optimization**, 22(4), pp. 699-725, 2011. - Bounding
Probability of Small Deviation: a Fourth Moment Approach (with Simai He and Shuzhong Zhang),
**Mathematics of Operations Research**, Vol. 35, pp. 233-256, 2010. - Integrating
Facility Location and Production Planning Decisions (E. Romeijn, T. Sharkey, and Z.-J. Shen),
**Networks**, Vol. 55, pp. 78-89, 2010. - A Stochastic
Programming Duality Approach to Inventory Centralization Games (with Xin Chen),
**Operations Research**, Vol. 57, pp. 840-851, 2009. - Cost
Allocation for Joint Replenishment Models,
**Operations Research**, Vol 57, No. 1, pp. 146-156, 2009. - Stochastic Combinatorial
Optimization with Controllable Risk Aversion Level (with Man-Cho So and Yinyu
Ye),
**Mathematics of Operations Research**, Vol. 34, pp. 522-537, 2009. - Approximation
algorithms for general one-warehouse multi-retailer systems (Z.-J.
Shen, J. Shu, D. Simchi-Levi, C.-P. Teo),
**Naval Research Logistics**, Vol. 56, pp. 646-658, 2009. - Some
Characterization for SOC-monotone and SOC-convex functions (J.S. Chen,
X. Chen, S. Pan, J. Zhang),
**Journal of Global Optimization**, Vol. 45, pp. 259-279, 2009. - A unified
theorem on SDP rank reduction (with
Man-Cho So and Yinyu Ye),
**Mathematics of Operations Research,**Vol. 33, No. 4, pp. 910-920, 2008. - A linear
decision-based approximation approach to stochastic programming (with Xin Chen, Melvyn Sim,
and Peng Sun),
**Operations Research****,**Vol. 56, No. 2, pp. 344-357, 2008. - Scheduling
Multiple Products on Parallel Machines with Setup Costs (V. Krasik, J. Leung, M. Pinedo,
J. Zhang),
**Naval Research Logistics**, Vol. 55. No. 7, pp. 654 -669, 2008. - On
Approximating Complex Quadratic Optimization Problems via Semidenite Programming Relaxations (A. M-C. So, J.
Zhang, Y. Ye),
**Mathematical Programming**, Vol. 110, No. 1, pp. 93-110, 2007. - Approximating
the Radii of Point Sets (K. Vagradarajan, S.
Venkatesh, Y. Ye, J. Zhang),
**SIAM Journal on Computing**, Vol 36, No. 6, pp. 1764-1776, 2007. - Minimizing
Total Weighted Completion Time when Scheduling Orders in a Flexible
Environment with Uniform Machines (J. Leung, H. Li, M. Pinedo, J. Zhang),
**Information Processing Letters**, Vol. 103, No. 3, pp. 119-129, 2007. - Approximating
the Two-Level Facility Location Problem Via a Quasi-Greedy
Approach,
**Mathematical Programming**, Vol. 108, No.1, pp. 159-176, 2006. - Approximation
Algorithms for Metric Facility Location Problems (M. Mahdian, Y.Ye, J. Zhang),
**SIAM Journal on Computing**, Vol 36, No. 2, pp. 411-432, 2006. - Partitioning
of Testing Time: Theoretical Properties and Practical Implications (T.
Wang, J. Zhang),
**Psychometrika**, Vol. 71, No. 1, pp. 105-120, 2006. - Lot-sizing
Scheduling with Batch Setup Times (B. Chen, Y. Ye, J. Zhang),
**Journal of Scheduling**, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 299-310, 2006. - Multiexchange Local Search Algorithm for the
Capacitated Facility Location Problem (J. Zhang, B. Chen, Y. Ye),
**Mathematics of Operations Research**, Vol 30, No. 2, pp. 389-403, 2005. - Improved
Combinatorial Approximation Algorithms for the k-Level Facility Location
Problem (A. Ageev, Y. Ye, J. Zhang),
**SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics**, Vol 18, No. 1, pp. 207-217, 2004. - Improved Approximations for Max Set Splitting and Max
NAE SAT (J. Zhang, Y.Ye, Q. Han),
**Discrete Applied Mathematics**, vol. 142, no 1-3, pp. 133-149, 2004. - Approximate the 2-Catalog Segmentation Problem Using Semidenite Programming Relaxation (D. Xu, Y. Ye, J.
Zhang),
**Optimization Methods and Software**, Vol. 18, No. 6, pp. 705-719, 2003. - An Approximation Algorithm for Scheduling Two Parallel
Machines with Capacity Constraints (H. Yang, Y. Ye, J. Zhang),
**Discrete Applied Mathematics**, Vol. 130, No. 3, pp. 449-467, 2003. - Approximation of Dense-n/2-Subgraph and the Complement
of Min-Bisection (Y. Ye, J. Zhang),
**Journal of Global Optimization**, Vol. 25, No. 1, pp. 55-73, 2003. - An
Improved Rounding Method and Semidefinite
Programming Relaxation for Graph Partition (Q. Han, Y. Ye, J. Zhang),
**Mathematical Programming**, Vol. 92, No. 3, pp. 509-535, 2002. - A Note on the Maximization Version of the Multi-level
Facility Location Problem (Y. Ye, J. Zhang),
**Operations Research Letters**, Vol. 30, No. 5, pp. 333-335, 2002. - On Approximation of Max-Vertex-Cover (Q. Han, Y. Ye, H.
Zhang, J. Zhang),
**European Journal of Operational Research**, Vol. 143, No. 2, pp. 207-220, 2002. - Parallel Machine Scheduling with Splitting Jobs (W.
Xing, J. Zhang),
**Discrete Applied Mathematics**, Vol. 103, No. 1-3, pp. 259-269, 2000

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**Contact Information**

Mailing Address: 44 West 4th St., Suite 8-66, New York, NY, 10012-1126

Email: jzhang (at) stern.nyu.edu

TEL: 212-998-0811