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Wei Chen, Ph.D.


  • 2001 B.S. Major: Applied Mathematics Minor: International Business Beijing University of Technology
  • 2008 M.S. Statistical Sciences Virginia Commonwealth University
  • 2015 Ph.D. Business Administration Major: Business Analytics and Operations


  • Operation Management
  • Statistics
  • Business

Research Interests

  • Multi-criteria Decision Making
  • Fuzzy Location Selection
  • Logistics/Transportation Management
  • Data Mining
  • Business Analytics (in Sports and Marketing)


  • 2013-2014 David Berg Center, Bank of New York Mellon Doctoral Research Grants
  • 2013 International Business Center, University of Pittsburgh Doctoral Research Grants
  • 2012 23rd Annual POMS Conference Doctoral Consortium
  • 2009-2013 Doctoral Travel Grants, The Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
  • 2010-2011 GPSA Travel Grants, University of Pittsburgh

Recent Publications

  • Zhu, K., Yang S, Chen, W. (2014), "An Innovative Orders-of-Magnitude AHP Approach of Leading Industries Selections: Case Study of Jiangbei Industrial Clusters in China: Journal of Systems Science and Systems Engineering, March 2014, Vol. 23, 1, pp. 1-19
  • Wendell, R.E., Chen, W. (2010), "Tolerance Sensitivity Analysis: Thirty Years Later", Croatian Operational Research Review, Vol. 1, 201, pp. 12-21

Recent Presentations

  • Chen, W. and Jennifer Shang (2014), "Global Air Jet Medical network Design", 2014 INFORMS, 2014 POMS.
  • Chen, W. and Jennifer Shang (2013), "Conducting Social Responsibility through a Supply Chain", OR/MS Sunday Session Chair, 2013 INFORMS
  • Chen, W. and Jennifer Shang (2013), "Valuing the Corporate Social Responsibility on Consumer Response", 2013 POMS
  • Chen, W. and Jennifer Shang (2012), "The Value of Corporate Social Responsibility", 2012 INFORMS
  • Chen, W. (2011), "Disasters Impacts and Risk Management in a Global Supply Chain Netowrk", (Invited Talk) 2011 INFORMS


  • 2012 Summer Quantitative Risk Analyst, Bank of New York Mellon
  • 2008-2012 Research Assistant, Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh
  • 2011 Instructor, College of Business Administration, University of Pittsburgh 2006-2008 Instructor, College of Humanities and Sciences, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • 2007 Summer Research Assistant, Virginia Institute Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics
  • 2002-2005 Software Engineer, Shenzhen Adam Software Col, Ltd. 2000-2002 Software Engineer, Beijing Founder Electronics Col, Ltd.
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