Welcome to JIAN YANG's Research Page


Research Interests:

·         Combinatorial Optimization;  Production Planning;  Logistics;  Stochastic Modeling;  Inventory Control;  Revenue Management;   Game-theoretic Applications

Working Papers

·         Yang, J. 2013. A Link between Semi-anonymous Sequential Games and Their Large but Finite Counterparts. Submitted

·         Yang, J. 2012. Inventory and Price Control under Time-consistent Coherent and Markov Risk Measure. Submitted; Unabridged Version

Journal Publications

·         Yang, J., Y. Xia, X. Qi, and Y. Liu. 2014. A Nonatomic-game Model for Timing Clearance Sales under Competition, Naval Research Logistics, forthcoming

·         Yang, J. and X. Qi. 2013. The Nonatomic Supermodular Game. Games and Economic Behavior, 82, pp. 609-620

·         Katehakis, M.N., I. Olkin, S.M. Ross, and J. Yang. 2013. On the Life and Work of Cyrus Derman. Annals of Operations Research, 208, pp. 5-26

·         Yang, J. and X. Qi. 2013. An Order-centric Treatment of the Bayesian Supermodular Games. Annals of Operations Research, 208, pp. 371-381

·         Chen, Y.F., W. Xue, and J. Yang. 2013. Note: Optimal Inventory Policy in the Presence of a Long-term Supplier and a Spot Market. Operations Research, 61, pp. 88-97

·         Yang, J. and Y. Xia. 2013. A Nonatomic-game Approach to Dynamic Pricing under Competition. Production and Operations Management, 22, pp. 88-103

·         Yang, J. 2011. Asymptotic Interpretations for Equilibria of Nonatomic Games. Journal of Mathematical Economics, 47, pp. 491-499

·         Yang, L., J. Yang, G. Yu, and H. Zhang. 2011. Near-optimal (r,Q) Policies for a Two-Stage Serial Inventory System with Poisson Demand. International Journal of Production Economics, 133, pp. 728-735

Unpublished Manuscripts

·         Liu, Y. and J. Yang. 2012. A Revisit to The Markup Practice of Dynamic Pricing. Submitted; Supplemental Materials

·         Yang, J. 2012. Analysis of Markovian Competitive Situations using Nonatomic Games. Rutgers University

·         Yang, J. 2010. Connections between Finite- and Infinite-player Games: Normal- and Extended-form Analyses. New Jersey Institute of Technology

·         Yang, J. 2006. Using Integer Programming to Identify Languages in NP/P. New Jersey Institute of Technology

·         Yang, J. 2002. On Solving Combinatorial Optimization Problems. New Jersey Institute of Technology

Conference Proceedings

Book Chapters

·         Qi, X., J. Yang, and G. Yu. 2004. Scheduling Problems in the Airline Industry. In Handbook of Scheduling: Algorithms, Models, and Performance Analysis, Joseph Y-T. Leung (Ed.), Chapman & Hall/CRC, Boca Raton, FL, pp. 50:1-50:21

·         Yu, G. and J. Yang. 1998. Optimization Applications in the Airline Industry. In Handbook of Combinatorial Optimization, D.-Z. Du and P.M. Pardalos (Eds.), Kluwer Academic Publishers, Norwell , MA, pp. 635-726

Research Funding

  • PI, Collaborative Research: The Nonatomic-game Approach to Revenue Management under Competition, National Science Foundation Grant CMMI-0854803, $249,592, September 2009—August 2012

Plus $12,000 for REU supplement, June—August 2012, supporting undergraduate students Erin E. Morris and Denton L. Schroeder

  • PI (co-PI: Y. Xia), Inventory Management under Fluctuating Raw Material Prices, National Science Foundation Grant CMMI-0652942, $326,932, June 2007—May 2010
  • Investigator (PI: S. Chien; co-PI: L. Spasovic), Route Design Model for Project SWIFT—Phase I, Greyhound Lines, Inc., $35,410, January 2005—June 2005
  • PI (co-PI: J. Daniel; Investigator: A. Bladikas), Study of Optimal Travel Speed Limits for Shared Traffic, New Jersey Department of Transportation, $136,688 (and NJIT matching of $35,953), January 1, 2003—December 31, 2003
  • PI, Production Planning under Uncertain Supply, NJIT Separately Budgeted Research Grant, $20,000, July 2001—June 2002
  • PI, Policies for Real-time Vehicle Routing, NJIT Separately Budgeted Research Grant, $19,150 (and NCTIP matching of $19,150), July 2000--June 2001

Invited Talks

·         A Link between Sequential Semi-anonymous Games and their Large but Finite Counterparts. May 2014, Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL.

  • On Sequential Semi-anonymous Nontomic Games. December 2013, 2nd Rutgers Probability Day, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.
  • In Inventory and Price Control under Time-consistent Markov and Coherent Risk Measure. November 2012, 1st Rutgers Probability Day, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.
  • Analysis of Markovian Competitive Situations using Nonatomic Games. October 2011, Rutgers Center for Operations Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
  • Dynamic Pricing in Presence of Product-form Demands. February 2011. Department of Management Science and Information Systems. Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
  • Dynamic Pricing in an Oscillating Economy. April 2010, A. Gary Anderson School of Management, University of California at Riverside, Riverside, CA
  • Rational Expectations Models in Revenue Management. September 2007, Center for Supply Chain Management, Rutgers Business School, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
  • Coordinated Dynamic Control of Marketing and Production. January 2007, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA
  • Managing Partially Controllable Raw Material Acquisition and Outsourcing in Production Planning. November 2005, Center for Supply Chain Management, Rutgers Business School, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
  • Flexible Resource and Quality of Information. April 2005, Center for Supply Chain Management, Rutgers Business School, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
  • Production Constraints and Remedial Options. February 2005, Departments of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering and Supply Chain Management & and Information, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  • Production Constraints and Remedial Options. October 2004, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
  • Inventory Control under Capacity Limitations. July 2004, Center for Supply Chain Management, Rutgers Business School, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
  • Inventory Control under Capacity Limitations. June 2004, Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
  • Inventory Control involving Capacity. June 2004, Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • The Effects of a Feedback System on an Electronic Market. February 2004, DuPree College of Management, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
  • Results on Two Combinatorial Optimization Problems. October 2001, Rutgers Center for Operations Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Conference Participations

  • INFORMS, October 2013, Minneapolis, MN
  • INFORMS, October 2012, Phoenix, AZ
  • POMS, April 2012, Chicago, IL
  • INFORMS, November 2011, Charlotte, NC
  • OCSAMSE, July 2010, Beijing, P.R. China
  • POMS, May 2010, Vancouver, Canada
  • INFORMS, October 2009, San Diego, CA
  • INFORMS, October 2008, Washington, D.C.
  • OCSAMSE, July 2008, Shanghai, P.R. China
  • INFORMS, November 2007, Seattle, WA
  • INFORMS, November 2006, Pittsburgh, PA

·         INFORMS International, June 2006, Hong Kong

  • INFORMS, November 2005, San Francisco, CA
  • INFORMS, October 2004, Denver, CO
  • INFORMS, October 2003, Atlanta, GA
  • INFORMS, November 2002, San Jose, CA
  • INFORMS, November 2001, Miami Beach, FL
  • INFORMS International, June 2001, Maui, HI
  • INFORMS, November 2000, San Antonio, TX
  • INFORMS, November 1999, Philadelphia, PA
  • INFORMS, October 1998, Seattle, WA
  • TRISTAN, June 1997, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Ph.D. Students

·         Yifeng Liu: Joint Pricing-production Control under Fluctuating Raw Material Prices, targeting graduation in May 2014

·         Mojisola Otegbeye: Addressing the Procurement and Inventory Decision in a Volatile Commodity Price Environment, graduated in May 2010

·         Godson Tetteh: Optimal Allocation of Blood Products, graduated in May 2008

·         Yongqiang Yang (co-advising with Dr. J. Daniel): Optimal Speed Limit for Shared Traffic, graduated in August 2005

  • Zhaoqiong Qin: Topics on Supply Chain Management, graduated in May 2005

Other Experiences

·         Guest Editor, Special volumes at Annals of Operations Research commemorating Cyrus Derman, July 2011—June 2013, resulting in

Katehakis, M.N., S.M. Ross, and J. Yang. 2014. Optimization under Uncertainty: Costs, Risks and Revenues Cyrus Derman Memorial Volume II. Annals of Operations Research, forthcoming

Katehakis, M.N., S.M. Ross, and J. Yang. 2013. Optimization under Uncertainty: Costs, Risks and Revenues Cyrus Derman Memorial Volume I. Annals of Operations Research, 208

  • Visiting Scholar. Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, December 2004-January 2005, June-July 2006, June 2010
  • Visiting Scholar. Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, May-June 2004, June-July 2007, May-June 2008, June-July 2010

 


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