Prof Yu-Wang Chen

Professor in Decision Sciences and Business Analytics

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Yu-Wang Chen is Professor in Decision Sciences and Business Analytics at Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS), The University of Manchester. Prior to joining AMBS as a Postdoctoral Research Associate, he worked briefly as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Computer Science, Hong Kong Baptist University. He received the PhD degree in Control and System Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

His research focuses primarily on decision sciences and data analytics, including their applications to risk analysis, maritime supply chain management, consumer preference prediction, healthcare decision support, etc. He has published more than 60 research articles in leading journals, such as European Journal of Operational ResearchEnvironment and Planning A: Economy and SpaceComputers & Operation ResearchInformation SciencesKnowledge-Based Systems and IEEE Transactions on Systems, 5 books or book chapters and 20+ publications in conference proceedings.

He has been awarded as PI/Joint PI/Co-I a number of research or industry projects by Innovate UKERDFEPSRCNSFC, Turing-UoM, etc., with a total budget of over 1 million pounds. He currently serves as Associate Editor of the Decision Analytics Journal, Academic Editor of the Complexity Journal and Editorial Board Member of Web Intelligence: An International Journal and International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management (Emerald). He is a member of EPSRC Peer Review CollegeInternational Society of Multiple Criteria Decision MakingEURO Multiple Criteria Decision Aiding (MCDA) Working Groups, and the Chinese Automation and Computing Society in UK.

He has successfully coordinated and taught across a broad portfolio of course units at all different undergraduate and postgraduate levels at Alliance Manchester Business School. He currently acts as the Programme Director (2015-2018 & 2020-present) for the MSc Business Analytics programme (2021 QS Ranking: 2nd in the UK & 10th in the world).

External positions

Visiting Professor (during sabbatical leave), Shanghai Jiao Tong University

1 Oct 201831 Mar 2019


  • Decision Sciences, Business Analytics, Data Analytics

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