Jian (Ray) Zhang

Jian (Ray) Zhang

Assistant Professor

BTMA

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Phone number

Office: 403.220.3780

Location

Office: SH258

Background

Educational Background

B.B.A. , Northeastern University, 2005

Doctor of Philosophy , University of Calgary, 2013

M.B.A. , Northeastern University, 2007

Biography

Jian (Ray) Zhang earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Calgary. Before joining Haskayne School of Business, Ray was a postdoc at COSMO – the stochastic mine planning laboratory, McGill University. At the time, his research focused on applying the large-scale optimization methods (Benders decomposition, column generation) to the optimization of mineral value chain integrating upstream resource uncertainty and downstream market uncertainty. Ray’s current research interests includes platform mediated economy, the interaction between blockchain-based systems and conventional systems, and the value of information in supply chain managment.

Awards

  • Insight Development Grant (IDG) The Impact of Decentralized Autonomous Organization on Data Economy, SSHRC. 2020
  • IDG Enhancement Grant , SSHRC. 2019
  • Dean’s Publication Award, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary. 2019
  • University Research Grant Committee (URGC) Explore Faculty Seed Grant: The Impact of Blockchain on Multi‐sided platforms, SSHRC. 2019
  • Dean’s Research Excellence Grant, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary. 2017

Publications

  • Optimizing a Mineral Value Chain with Market Uncertainty using Benders Decomposition. Zhang, Zhang, Jian, Barrie R. Nault, and Roussos G. Dimitrakopoulos. European Journal of Operational Research (EJOR), 274.1. 227-239. (2019)
  • Stochastic optimization for a mineral value chain with nonlinear recovery and forward contracts. Zhang, Jian, and Roussos G. Dimitrakopoulos. Journal of the Operational Research Society 69.6. 864-875. (2018)
  • A dynamic-material-value-based decomposition method for optimizing a mineral value chain with uncertainty. Zhang, Jian, and Roussos G. Dimitrakopoulos. European Journal of Operational Research 258.2. 617-625. (2017)
  • A dynamic pricing strategy for a 3PL provider with heterogeneous customers. Zhang, Jian, Barrie R. Nault, and Yiliu Tu. International Journal of Production Economics 169. 31-43. (2015)
  • Scheduling with compressible and stochastic release dates. Zhang, Jian, Wensheng Yang, and Yiliu Tu. Computers & Operations Research 40.7. 1758-1765. (2013)
  • Dynamic price quotation in a responsive supply chain for one-of-a-kind production.. Zhang, Jian, Barrie R. Nault, Wensheng Yang, and Yiliu Tu. International Journal of Production Economics139.1. 275-287. (2012)
  • A capacitated production planning problem for closed-loop supply chain with remanufacturing. Zhang, Jian, Xiao Liu, and Y. L. Tu. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 54.5-8. 757-766. (2012)
  • A genetic algorithm heuristic approach to general outsourcing capacitated production planning problems. Liu, Xiao, Yiliu Tu, and Jian Zhang. International Journal of Production Research 46.18. 5059-5074. (2008)