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Leon Yang Chu  朱阳

 

Associate Professor

Department of Information and Operations Management

Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California

 

Ph.D. Industrial & Systems Engineering, University of Florida, 2005

M.A. Economics, University of Florida, 2004

B.S.  Electrical Engineering, Shanghai Jiaotong University, 2001

 

Phone: (213) 740-7598, Fax: (213) 740-7313, Email: leonyzhu@usc.edu

 


Research Interests

  • Mechanism Design and Regulation
  • Incentive Contract and Theory
  • Optimization and Game Theory
  • Inventory and Supply Chain Management

Journal Papers

  1. Chu, L. Y., G. Lai, 2012, "Salesforce Contracting under Demand Censorship," Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, to appear.
  2. Bassamboo, A., L. Y. Chu, R. S. Randhawa, 2012, "Designing Flexible Systems Using a New Notion of Supermodularity," Operations Research Letters, to appear.
  3. Chu, L. Y., D. E. Sappington, 2012, "Designing Optimal Gain Sharing Plans to Promote Energy Conservation," Journal of Regulatory Economics, 42(2), pp. 115-134.
  4. Chu, L. Y., H. Zhang, 2011, "Optimal Preorder Strategy with Endogenous Information Control," Management Science, 57(6), pp. 1055-1077.
  5. Chu, L. Y., D. E. Sappington, 2010, "Contracting with Private Knowledge of Signal Quality," Rand Journal of Economics, 41(2), pp. 244-269.
  6. Chu, L. Y., Z. M. Shen, 2010, "A Power-of-two Ordering Policy for One-Warehouse Multi-Retailer Systems," Operations Research, 58(2), pp. 492-502.
  7. Chu, L. Y., 2009, "Truthful Bundle/Multi-unit Double Auctions," Management Science, 55(7), pp. 1184-1198.
  8. Chu, L. Y., D. E. Sappington, 2009, "Implementing High-Powered Contracts to Motivate Intertemporal Effort Supply," Rand Journal of Economics, 40(2), pp. 296-316. Technical Appendix.
  9. Chu, L. Y., D. E. Sappington, 2009, "Procurement Contracts: Theory vs. Practice," International Journal of Industrial Organization, 27(1), pp. 51-59. Technical Appendix.
  10. Chu, L. Y., J. G. Shanthikumar, Z. M. Shen, 2008, "Solving Operational Statistics via a Bayesian Analysis," Operations Research Letters, 36(1), pp. 110-116.
  11. Chu, L. Y., Z. M. Shen, 2008, "Truthful Double Auction Mechanisms," Operations Research, 56(1), pp. 102-120.
  12. Chu, L. Y., D. E. Sappington, 2007, "A Note on Optimal Procurement Contracts with Limited Direct Cost Inflation," Journal of Economic Theory, 137(1), pp. 745-753. Technical Appendix.
  13. Chu, L. Y., Z. M. Shen, 2007, "Trade Reduction vs. Multi-Stage: A Comparison of Double Auction Design Approaches," European Journal of Operational Research, 180(2), pp. 677-691.
  14. Chu, L. Y., D. E. Sappington, 2007, "Simple Cost-Sharing Contracts," American Economic Review, 97(1), pp. 419-428. Technical Appendix.
  15. Chu, L. Y., Z. M. Shen, 2006, "Agent Competition Double Auction Mechanism," Management Science, 52(8), pp. 1215-1222.
  16. Chu, L. Y., V. N. Hsu, Z. M. Shen, 2005, "An Economic Lot-Sizing Problem with Perishable Inventory and Economies of Scale Costs: Approximation Solutions and Worst Case Analysis," Naval Research Logistics, 52(6), pp. 536-548.

Working Papers

  1. Chu, L. Y., J. G. Shanthikumar, Z. M. Shen, 2009, "Pricing and Revenue Management with Operational Statistics."
  2. Chu, L. Y., D. E. Sappington, 2012, "Motivating Energy Suppliers to Promote Energy Conservation."
  3. Chu, L. Y., N. Shamir, H. Shin, 2012, "Strategic Communication for Capacity Alignment with Pricing in a Supply Chain."
  4. Chu, L. Y., Y. Wang, 2011, "Bundled Procurement for (Free) Technology Acquisition and Future Gain."

Conference Proceedings

  1. Shen, Z. M., L. Y. Chu, 2005, "Practical Double Auction Mechanism Design,” Proceedings of the 2005 NSF Design, Service and Manufacturing Grantees and Research Conference, Scottsdale, AZ.
  2. Chu, L. Y., Z. M. Shen, 2004, "Double Auction Mechanisms for Supply Chain Formation Problems," Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Electronic Commerce Research, Dallas, TX.
  3. Chu, L. Y., Z. M. Shen, 2004, "Agent Competition Double Auction Mechanism," Proceedings of the 2004 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Houston, TX.
  4. Chu, L. Y., Z. M. Shen, 2002, "Perishable Stock Lot-sizing Problem with Modified All-unit Discount Cost Structures," Global Supply Chain Management, edited by Jian Chen, Tsinghua University Press, pp. 13-18. 

Invited Talks

Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis, Oct. 2012

Mostly OM: International Workshop on Advanced Topics of Operations Management, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, May 2011

Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, May 2011

Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, Apr. 2011

Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University, Apr. 2011

Anderson School of Management, University of California, Los Angles, Feb. 2011

Department of SEEM, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Dec. 2010

Department of LMS, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Dec. 2010

Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, Sep. 2010

Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, May 2010

Graduate School of Business, Columbia University, Apr. 2010

Marshall School of Business (FBE), University of Southern California, Apr. 2010

Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Apr. 2010

Graduate School of Management, University of California, Davis, Feb. 2010

Anderson Graduate School of Management, University of California, Riverside, Jan. 2010

Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, University of California, Berkeley, Apr. 2007

Stern School of Business, New York University, Feb. 2006

Marshall School of Business (IOM), University of Southern California, Feb. 2006

Department of General Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Feb. 2006

Graduate School of Business, Columbia University, Jan. 2006


Awards and Honors

 

  • 2nd Prize, the 2009 OCSAMSE Annual Conference Best Paper Award 2009
  • Dean's Award on Research, Marshall School of Business 2007
  • ISE Graduate Student Research Award 2004
  • College of Engineering Scholarship 2004
  • University of Florida Alumni Fellowship 2001 – 2005
  • Meritorious Award, Mathematical Contest in Modeling 1999

Out of 500 institutions around the world

  • Exceptional Student of Shanghai Jiao tong University 1998

1st place university-wide

  • 1st Prize, National Mathematics Winter Camp 1997

Selected into the Training Camp for International Mathematical Olympiad

  • 1st Prize, National Mathematics Winter Camp 1996

4th place nation-wide

Selected into the Training Camp for International Mathematical Olympiad

  • Tau Beta Pi, the Engineering Honor Society, Member 2004
  • INFORMS, Future Academician Colloquium participant 2004
  • DSI Annual Conference, Doctoral Student Consortium participant 2004

Last Updated: 1/2013