1st Online Doctoral Workshop on Supply Chain Analytics

Please join us in the First Online Doctoral Workshop on Supply Chain Analytics on May 18-19, 2020.

18 May
Price: FREE

Online via Webex

Objective: To prepare Ph.D. students for the academic job market and help junior faculty with teaching, research and tenure.

Format: Two days, completely online, we want to deliver the best learning and networking experience with no travel, no registration fee, and no virus.

Program highlights:

  • 1st day morning (10am – 12:30pm EST): Academic job market
    • Panel: The short- and long-term impact of COVID-19 on academic jobs
    • Panel: Faculty search committee perspectives
    • Panel: New faculty experience sharing
  • 1st day afternoon (2pm – 4:30pm EST): Teaching Innovations
    • Demo: Innovative teaching in Supply Chain Analytics: how to teach analytics to save our major?
    • Panel: Executive education on SCM / OM + Analytics: Entertain and inspire business audience.
  • 2nd day morning (10am – 12:30pm EST): Online teaching best practice
    • Panel: Online teaching best practice: how to engage students in online teaching?
    • Demo: Using experiential learning to enhance online instruction
  • 2nd day afternoon (2pm-4:00pm EST): Research and tenure
    • Panel discussion by editors and faculty, Q/A

We are excited to have the EIC of Operations Research, Professor John Birge (Chicago), EIC of M&SOM, Professor Chris Tang (UCLA), EIC of Decision Sciences, Professor Mark Ferguson (South Carolina), EIC of Naval Research Logistics, Professor Ming Hu (Toronto), Dean Fangruo Chen (SJTU), Dean Lei Lei (Rutgers), Dean Yunzeng Wang (UC Riverside), Vice Dean Serguei Netessine (Wharton), Associate Dean Oliver Yao (Lehigh), Professor Pryank Aurora (UMass), Professor Christian Blanco (Ohio State), Professor Onur Boyabatli (SMU), Professor Sergio Chayet (WUSTL), Professor Franck Chen (HK CityU), Professor Annabelle Feng (Purdue), Professor Guiyun Feng (SMU), Professor Brett Hathaway (John Hopkins), Professor Kejia Hu (Vanderbilt), Professor Nitin Joglekar (BU), Professor Roman Kapuscinski (UMichigan), Professor Burak Kazaz (Syracuse), Professor Susan Lu (Purdue), Professor Adam Mersereau (UNC), Professor Sriram Narayanan (Michigan State), Professor Nada Sanders (Northeastern), Professor Kevin Shang (Duke), Professor Jay Swaminathan (UNC), Professor Chung Piaw Teo (NUS), Professor Tunay Tunca (Maryland), Professor Asoo Vakharia (UF), Professor Francis de Véricourt (ESMT), Professor Fasheng Xu (Syracuse), Professor Nan Yang (Miami), Professor Dan Zhang (Colorado), Professor Fuqiang Zhang (WUSTL), Professor Hui Zhao (Penn State), Professor Yong-Pin Zhou (UW), Professor Leon Zhu (USC), and many esteemed faculty and senior colleagues (to be announced upon confirmation) to share their perspectives. PhD students and junior faculty from universities around the world are welcome to join us.

Organizing committee: Professor Lingxiu Dong (WUSTL), Professor Yan Dong (South Carolina), Professor Nan Liu (BC), Professor Yao Zhao (Rutgers).

Register Today

The workshop will be recorded. With the permission from the speakers and panelists, the recorded videos will be shared (only) with participants registered.

Registered participants attention: Please click here to browse the questions raised so far and input your own questions. We will share the questions with the panelists before the workshop.

If you are registered or serve as a panelist, you should have received the WebEx links (URLs) and Password to the meetings. If you cannot find them, please double-check your spam or trash for "1st online doctoral workshop.

Please click on the following WebEx meeting link by Tuesday (May 12th, 2020) 11pm Eastern to test run the meeting on your computer.

Test Run Webex

This link is valid only for testing and getting your computer ready. The links to the formal meetings to be held on May 18-19 will be sent to you via your registered email after Tuesday. Thank you.


If you have any question, please feel free to contact:

Dr. Yao Zhao (yaozhao@business.rutgers.edu),


This event is free.