Yao ZhaoDirector, Supply Chain Analytics Laboratory
Yao Zhao is a professor in the Department of Supply Chain Management at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences in 2002 from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. He was a visiting scholar at MIT Operations Research Center during 2000-2001 and a visiting professor at Duke Fuqua School of Business in 2005. His current research interests lie in supply chain management, operations analysis, project management, and socially responsible operations, with applications in aerospace, energy, and healthcare industries. He published in leading operations research and operations management journals such as Operations Research, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (M&SOM), Production and Operations Management, Operations Research Letters, Naval Research Logistics, etc., and serve (served) as an associate editor for Operations Research (M&SOM). He is the recipient of honorable mention in M&SOM student paper competition in 2001, the National Science Foundation Career Award in Manufacturing Enterprise Systems in 2008, the Dean’s Award for Meritorious Research in 2011, and the 1st place award of INFORM case and teaching materials competition in 2014.