Professor Zhibin (Ben) Yang joined the Department of Operations and Business Analytics in fall 2009. He holds a PhD in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan, an MS in Industrial Engineering from Arizona State University, and BS in Mechanical Engineering from Southwest Jiaotong University in China. Prior to attending graduate school, Zhibin worked in China for six years as an engineer, technical salesperson, and technical consultant.
Zhibin's reseaerch interests fall broadly in supply chain management. His recent research is focused on supply-disruption risk management, in which he particularly takes into account information asymmetry between the supply chain players and uncertainties on the supply side. Zhibin is also interested in supply contract design and distribution channel design. Zhibin mainly uses game-theoretic models to analyze managerial decisions of the supply chain firms. He has published in Management Science and Manufacturing and Service Operations Management. Zhibin is a member of INFORMS, the Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society, and POMS.