Wei Yang
PhD (Carnegie Mellon University)
Position:
Associate Professor
Phone Number :
1-516-2992316
Fax Number :
1-516-2993917
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Dr. Yang joined C.W. Post in 2004 after graduating from the Tepper business school in Carnegie Mellon. He is interested in the modeling and analysis of supply chain and revenue management using financial and economic fundamentals, as well as providing useful, industrial strength decision support tools using operations research models and algorithms.

Before joining C.W. Post, Dr. Yang spent one year visiting the Weatherhead School of Management in Case Western Reserve University. He received Master degree in Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University, and Bachelor in Automation from HuaZhong University of Science and Technology in China.
Current Research :

~ Revenue Management for Sponsored Search Advertising and Online Retailing
~ Vehicle Routing

Teaching (2004-09):

1. Supply Chain Management (MBA/Undergraduate)

Teaching evaluations are 4.64/4.20 and 4.76/4.55 (over 5.00) for the course and the instructor.

2. Operations Management (MBA)   

Teaching evaluations are 4.07 and 4.31 (over 5.00) for the course and the instructor.

3. Business Statistics (MBA/Undergraduate)

Teaching evaluations are 4.12/3.91 and 4.34/4.15 (over 5.00) for the course and the instructor.

4. International Business Seminar (MBA), Paris, France     



 
Publications:

1. Y. Feng, B. Xiao and W. Yang (2011), “Dynamic Analysis of the Reserve Price in Sponsored Search Auction”, working paper.

2. Y. Feng, B. Xiao and W. Yang (2010), “Optimal Reserve Price in Sponsored Search Advertising”, under review.

3. W. Yang, I. Karaesman and P. Keskinocak, (2010), “Managing Uncertainty in On-demand Air Travel”, “Transportation Research, Part E” 46 (6): 1169-1179.

4. B. Xiao and W. Yang (2010), “A Revenue Management Model for Products with Two Capacity Dimensions”,European Journal of Operational Research” 205 (2): 412-421.

5. B. Xiao, W. Yang and J. Li, (2009), “Optimal Reserve Price for the Generalized Second-Price Auction in Sponsored Search Advertising”, “Journal of Electronic Commerce Research” 10 (3): 114-129.

6. V. Tilson, Y. Wang and W. Yang (2009), “Channel Strategies for Durable Goods: Coexistence of Selling and Leasing to Individual and Corporate Consumers”, Production and Operations Management18 (4):  402-410.

7. W. Yang, X. Shi, B. Xiao and Y. Feng, (2009), “Revenue Management in China: an industry and research overview”, Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management.8 (4): 357-372, August.

8. W. Yang, I. Karaesman, P. Keskinocak and S. Tayur. (2008), “Aircraft and Crew Scheduling for Fractional Ownership Programs”,Annals of Operations Research159 (1): 415-431.

9. I. Karaesman, W. Yang, and P. Keskinocak, (1/2007), “Optimization vs. Persistence in Scheduling: Heuristics to Manage Uncertainty in On-Demand Air Travel”,Proceedings of The 3rd Multidisciplinary International Conference on Scheduling: Theory and Applications. p242-251, Paris, France, summer 2007.

10. I. Karaesman, P. Keskinocak, S. Tayur and W. Yang (7/2005), “Scheduling Multiple Types of Time Shared Aircraft: Models and Methods for Practice”, Proceedings of The 2nd Multidisciplinary International Conference on Scheduling: Theory and Applications, p19-38, Stern School of Business, New York University, USA.

 
Invited presentation and visit:
  • Zaragoza Logistics Center, University of Zaragoza, Spain, 2011.
  • Dept of Management Science, the City University of Hong Kong, June 2009.
  • Dept of System Engineering and Information Management, the Chinese University of Hong Kong  Jul 2008.
  • The Inaugural Conference of the Overseas Chinese Scholar Association of Management Science and Engineering (OCSAMSE), Shanghai, July 4-5, 2008
  • INFORMS Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA Nov 2006
  • "Revenue Management with Multiple Capacity Features", INFORMS international, Hong Kong, June 2006.
  • “Scheduling Multiple Types of Time Shared Aircraft: Models and Methods for Practice”, Proceedings of The 2nd Multidisciplinary International Conference on Scheduling: Theory and Applications, Stern School of Business, New York University, 2005
  • "Supply Chain Management – Overview and Trends", invited corporate presentation by Purolator (www.purolator.com) at W Hotel, Time Square, NYC, Feb 2005
  • “Channel Strategies for Durable Goods: Coexistence of Selling and Leasing to Individual and Corporate Consumers”, INFORMS, Denver, 2004
  • Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve Univ, May, Nov 2003
  • Graduate Business School, University of Chicago, Feb 2003
  • Wharton Business School, Feb 2003
  • Graduate Business School, University of Michigan, Jan 2003
  • Graduate Business School, University of Miami, Jan 2003
  • Johnson Business School, Cornell University, Summer 2002

Professional and Consulting Experiences

  • Nassau County Girl Scouts Program                                                           Long Island, USA
    Provide free consulting service to improve the efficiency of cookie selling operation, inventory management and customer relationship management.                                         2008-now
  • Sichuan Airline                                                                                                          China
    Key member in developing a revenue management package for a Chinese domestic airline. (www.scal.com.cn/en/index.asp)                                                                                  2006 - 2007
  • RCL                                                                                                                          Singapore
    Key member in consulting project on optimal routing of container shipping vessels, scheduling laden containers and repositioning empty containers.           (www.rclgroup.com)                 2006 - 2008
  • Arrow Technology                                                                                     Long Island, USA
    Member in the Supply Chain Center and consultant for Arrow. (www.arrow.com)           Fall, 2004
  • FlightOptions                                                                                              Cleveland, USA
    Key member in consulting / IT projects for Flight Options Inc. (www.flightoptions.com). Developed a scheduling optimization package, FlightOptimizer, for the second largest fractional ownership business jet company which has been put into production successfully since Jan. 2002.                     Winter 2001      
  •  INFORMS Member      
Awards:
1. 2001-02 Best Student Teacher Award for Teaching in the Undergraduate Business Administration Program, voted by students and faculty members, presented by Department of Business Administration, GSIA, Carnegie Mellon University, May 2002

2. Doctoral Fellowship, William Larimer Mellon Foundation, 1998-2001

3. GE China Scholarship, 1997

(Last updated: Mar 2011)