Dr Yu-Wang Chen

Senior Lecturer in Decision Sciences & Business Analytics

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Yu-Wang Chen is Senior Lecturer in Decision Sciences. Prior to his current appointment, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate and then appointed as a Lecturer in 2011 at the Decision and Cognitive Sciences (DCS) research centre of Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester. He worked briefly as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Computer Science, Hong Kong Baptist University, after he received the PhD degree in Control and System Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

His research focuses primarily on decision sciences and business data analytics, including their applications to risk analysis, supply chain management, consumer preference prediction, healthcare decision support, etc. He has published more than 50 research articles in leading journals, such as European Journal of Operational Research, Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, Computers & Operation Research, Information Sciences, Knowledge-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 UK, ERDF, EPSRC, NSFC, etc., with a total budget of nearly 1 million pounds. He currently serves as 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 College, International Society of Multiple Criteria Decision Making, EURO 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 & 9th in the world).

External positions

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

1 Oct 201831 Mar 2019


  • Decision Sciences, Business Data Analytics

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