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Professor of Management Practice of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
PhD, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Areas of Expertise:
E-commerce, Healthcare, Internet, Internet Strategies, Logistics, Supply Chain
Professor Yu Gang, Co-founder of Yihaodian, a leading e-commerce platform in China, talks about the future of e-commerce in China and around the world.
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    Professor of Management Practice of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    PhD, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

    Areas of Expertise: E-commerce, Healthcare, Internet, Internet Strategies, Logistics, Supply Chain 


    Prof Yu Gang is the co-founder and Executive Chairman of New Peak Group ( Dr. Yu received his Bachelor of Science from Wuhan University, his Master of Science from Cornell University and his PhD from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. 

    Prior to founding New Peak Group, he was the co-founder and Chairman of Yihaodian – a leading e-commerce company in China. 

    Dr. Yu served as Vice President, Worldwide Procurement at Dell Inc and Vice President, Worldwide Supply Chain at Amazon.

    Before Amazon, Dr. Yu served as Chair Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, where he was also Director of the Center for Management of Operations and Logistics and co-Director of the Center for Decision Making under Uncertainty. 

    Dr. Yu has received numerous international awards 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 and the 2012 Martin K. Starr Excellence in Production and Operations Management Practice Award from POMS. Dr. Yu has published over 80 journal articles and four books, and he holds three US patents.

    Dr. Yu is the founder and CEO of CALEB Technologies Corporation. The company was launched in 1995 in the US and was later acquired by Accenture.

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  • Selected Publications

    1. 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.
    2. Bard, J., X. Qi, and G. Yu, “Class Scheduling for Pilot Training,” Operations Research, 51(6), 2003.
    3. 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.
    4. Thengvall, B., J. Bardand G. Yu, “Solving a Large Multicommodity Network Problem by Using a Bundle Algorithm,” Transportation Science, 37(4), 392-407, 2003.
    5. Karabati, S., P. Kouvelis and G. Yu, “A Min-Max Sum Resource Allocation Problem and its Applications,” Operations Research, 49(6), 913-922, 2001.
    6. 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.
    7. 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.
    8. 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.
    9. G., “On the Max-min 0-1 Knapsack Problem with Robust Optimization Applications”, Operations Research, 44(2), 407-415, 1996.
    10. 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.
    11. Karabati, S., P. Kouvelis, and G. Yu, “The Discrete Resource Allocation Problem in Flow Lines”, Management Science, 41, 1417-1430, 1995.

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