Philip (Renyu) Zhang 张任宇
I am a fourth-year doctoral student in Operations and Manufacturing Management at Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis. My advisors are Professor Nan Yang and Professor Fuqiang Zhang. I am broadly interested in providing in-depth theoretical analysis to practical problems from an operations management perspective, and developing effective methodologies for such analysis. In particular, I am thrilled by a fundamental operations management problem: How to dynamically optimize and coordinate a firm's price and inventory policies under an uncertain (and possibly competitive) market environment? Employing the methodologies like stochastic modeling, optimization, dynamic programming, and dynamic game, I have been working on dynamic pricing and inventory management, with applications to retail competition, social networks, customer behavior, sustainable operations, and risk management. My research has been published in Operations Research and Manufacturing & Service Operations Management.
No special activities at present.
Olin Business School
visitors since 9/13/2012.
My family and myself go to St. Louis Chinese Christian Church and Faith Hope Love Fellowship.