Prof. YAN Houmin 嚴 厚 民 教授

Prof. YAN Houmin 嚴 厚 民 教授 Adjunct Professor , SEEM Dept, CUHK

Prof. YAN Houmin 嚴 厚 民 教授
Adjunct Professor
PhD (University of Toronto)
MSc (Tsinghua University)
BSc (Tsinghua University)

Research Interests :
* Risk modeling and analysis
* Machine learning and algorithms
* Stochastic models
* Supply chain management


Professor Houmin Yan is Chair Professor of Management Sciences, and director of MSc in Accounting and Finance with AI and Fintech Applications, City University of Hong Kong and Beijing National Accounting Institute.  He is also the Director, Hong Kong Laboratory of AI-Powered Financial Technologies, Ltd. He was Dean of the College of Business at the City University of Hong Kong from Jan. 2013 to June 2020 (Acting Dean June 2019-June 2020) . Prior to joining CityU he served as Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and as Associate Director and Science Advisor for the Hong Kong R&D Center for Logistics and Supply Chain Management Enabling Technologies. He has also worked as a tenured Associate Professor at the School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas.

Professor Yan’s main research areas are stochastic models, machine learning and algorithms, risk modeling and analysis, and supply chain management. He has published in journals such as Operations Research, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, IIE Transactions, Production and Operations Management, Journal of Optimization: Theory and Applications, and IEEE Transactions. Professor Yan’s work has won widespread recognition. In a commissioned citation study by Journal of Operations Management on the knowledge evolution in Operations  Management over last thirty years, his research work in supply chain coordination has been recognized as part of general knowledge structure for Operations Management of 2000s. In 2004, his paper (co-authored with Gan and Sethi) “Coordination of Supply Chains with Risk-Averse Agents” (POM, Vol. 13, 2004, 135 -149) received the Wickham-Skinner Best paper Award from the 2nd World Conference on Production and Operations Management and the Society of Production and Operations Management (POMs). In 2005, his paper (co-authored with Lee and Tan) “Designing An Assembly Process with Stochastic Material Arrivals” (IIE Transactions, Vol. 35, 2003, 803-815) has been awarded the Best Paper Award for “the focus issues on Operations Engineering for 2003-2004” from the Institute of Industrial Engineers(IIE). In 2012, his paper (co-authored with Buzacott and Zhang) “Risk Analysis of Commitment-Option Contracts with Forecast Updates” (IIE Transactions, Vol. 43, 2011, 415-431) has been awarded the Best Paper Prize in Scheduling and Logistics from the Institute of Industrial Engineers(IIE).

He received his BSc. and MSc. from Tsinghua University, both in electrical engineering, and his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in business. He is a member of Hongkong Academy of Finance.