Prof. YU, Gang 于 剛 教授

Prof. YU, Gang 于 剛 教授
Adjunct Professor
MS (Cornell University)
PhD (University of Pennsylvania)

Research Interests :
* Supply Chain Management
* E-commerce
* Discrete Optimization
* Network Models and Algorithms
* Real-time Operations Control
* Robust Optimization


Gang Yu is co-founder and Chairman of Yihaodian (, a leading e-commerce company in China. Prior to founding Yihaodian, he was Vice President, Worldwide Procurement at Dell Inc. Dr. Yu also served as Vice President, Worldwide Supply Chain Operations at Before Amazon, Dr. Yu served as the Jack G. Taylor Chair Professor in Business in the Department of Management Science and Information Systems at the McCombs School of Business, the University of Texas at Austin, Director of the Center for Management of Operations and Logistics, and co-Director of the Center for Decision Making under Uncertainty. He is the Founder, former Chairman and CEO of CALEB Technologies Corporation.

In addition to serving as Adjunct Professor at CUHK, Dr. Yu is also Adjunct Professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing University, Wuhan University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Zhejiang University, Nanjin University, Xian Jiaotong University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Xiamen University, and People’s University of China.

Dr. Yu has also received numerous awards for recognizing his achievements including: the 2002 Franz Edelman Management Science Achievement Award from INFORMS, the 2002 IIE Transaction Award for Best Application Paper, the 2003 Outstanding IIE Publication Award from the Institute of Industrial Engineers, the 2012 Martin K. Starr Excellence in Production and Operations Management Practice Award from POMS, in addition to many awards. Dr. Yu has published over 80 journal articles, 4 books, and Dr. Yu holds 3 US patents.

Dr. Yu co- founded the B2C e-commerce company Yihaodian in China in 2008. Since founding, Yihaodian has enjoyed a rapid growth and it has won the first place of the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific and the first place Future Stars Award from China Entrepreneur in 2011. Yihaodian now has over 75 million customers, over 10,000 employees, 19 fulfillment centers, over 4 million product offers. Its revenue reached 11.5 billion RMB in 2013.


Selected Publications

Yu, G., J. Pachon, B. Thengvall, D. Chandler, and A. Wilson, “Optimized Pilot Planning and Training at Continental Airlines”,Interface, 34(4), 253-264, 2004.

Bard, J., X. Qi, and G. Yu, “Class Scheduling for Pilot Training,” Operations Research, 51(6), 2003.

Yu. G., M, Arguello, M. Song, S. McCowan, and A. White, “A New Era for Crew Recovery at Continental Airlines,” Interfaces, 33(1),
5-22, 2003.

Thengvall, B., J. Bardand G. Yu, “Solving a Large Multicommodity Network Problem by Using a Bundle Algorithm,” Transportation Science, 37(4), 392-407, 2003.

Karabati, S., P. Kouvelis and G. Yu, “A Min-Max Sum Resource Allocation Problem and its Applications,” Operations Research, 49(6), 913-922, 2001.

Cooper, W.W., K.S. Park, and G. Yu, “Application of IDEA (Imprecise Data Envelopment Analysis) to a Korean Mobile Telecommunication Company”, Operations Research, 49(6), 807-820, 2001.

Cooper, W. W., K.S. Park, and G. Yu., “IDEA and ARIDEA: Models for Dealing with Imprescise Data in DEA”, Management Science, 45, 4, 597-607, 1999.

Wei, Q.L., and G. Yu, “Analyzing Properties of K-cones in the Generalized Data Envelopment Analysis Model”, Journal of Econometrics, 80, 63-84, 1997.

Yu. G., “On the Max-min 0-1 Knapsack Problem with Robust Optimization Applications”, Operations Research, 44(2), 407-415, 1996.

Lasdon, L.S., J.C. Plummer, and G. Yu, “Primal and Primal-Dual Interior Point Algorithms for General Nonlinear Programs”, INFORMS Journal on Computing, 7(3), 321-332, 1995.

Karabati, S., P. Kouvelis, and G. Yu, “The Discrete Resource Allocation Problem in Flow Lines”, Management Science, 41, 1417-1430, 1995.

Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, CUHK