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Bintong CHEN
Major:Loqistics Management
Title:Professor
E-mail:bchen@udel.edu

Education Background

1987 - 1990  University of Pennsylvania  Ph.D
1985 - 1987  University of Pennsylvania   Master
1982 - 1985  Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Bachelor

1982 - 1985   Electrical Engineering Department, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Bachelor


Research Area

Research Area:Optimization Techniques and Applied Business Modeling


Refereed Publications

Journal Article

[1] Forthcoming European Journal of Operational Research:“Advertising, Pricing, and Profit Sharing in a Manufacture-Retailer Supply Chain” 2013

[2] Decision Sciences 44, (2013), 193-203: “Technical Note: Cooperative Advertising with Bilateral Participation” 2013

[3] European Journal of Operational Research 210 :“On a Composite Contract based on Buy-back and Quantity Flexibility Contracts” 2011

[4] European Journal of Operational Research 210, (2011), 559-267:“On a Composite Contract based on Buy-back and Quantity Flexibility Contracts” 2011

[5] European Journal of Operational Research 205, (2010), 127-135:“Using MSRP to Enhance the Ability of Rebates to Control Distribution Channels” 2010

[6] Production and Operations Management 18, (2009), 226-240:“Using Frontier Portfolio to Improve Make-to-Order Operations” 2009

[7] Management Science 54, (2008), 1861- 1875:“Market-based Supply Chain Coordination by MatchingDuppliers’ Cost Structures with Buyers’ Order Profiles” 2008

[8] Postharvest Biology and Technology 49, (2008), 417-423:“Treatment Design of Radio Frequency Heating based on Insect Control and Product Quality” 2008

[9] Journal of the Operational Research Society 59, (2008), 685-692: “Pareto Quantity Flexibility Contracts for a Supply Chain under Multiple Objectives” 2008

[10] European Journal of Operational Research 184, (2008), 63-75:“Due Date Assignment and Sequencing a Single Machine Shop with Uncertain Procession Times” 2008

[11] Journal of the Operational Research Society 58, (2007), 751-759:“Pareto-optimal Contracts for a Supply Chain with Satisficing Objectives” 2007

[12] European Journal of Operational Research 176, (2007), 1103-1116:“Mean-range based Distribution-free Procedures to Minimize ‘Overage’ and ‘Underage’ Costs” 2007

[13] Operations Research 54, (2006), 1128-1136:“Expected Value of Distribution Information for the Newsven-dor Problem” 2006

[14] Journal of the Operational Research Society 57, (2006), 390-396:“Generating Ranking Groups through Pairwise Comparisons” 2006

[15] Journal of the Operational Research Society 56, (2005), 390-396:“A Generalized Model for Weight Restrictions in Data Envelopment Analysis” 2005

[16] Postharvest Biology and Technology 35, (2005), 97-107:“Mathematical Modeling of Heating Uniformity of in-shell Walnuts in Radio Frequency Units with Intermittent Stirrings” 2005

[17] Journal of Optimization and Applications 124, (2005), 93-111:“On Characterization of Quadratic Splines” 2005

[18] Naval Research Logistics 51, (2004), 363-385:“Resource Allocation with Lumpy Demand: to Speed or not to Speed?” 2004

[19] Journal of Optimization Theory and Application 108, (2001), 317-332: “Superlinear Noninterior One-step Continuation Method for Monotone LCP in Absence of Strict Complementarity” 2001

[20] Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications 108, (2001), 297-316:“Error Bounds for R0 -type and Monotone Nonlinear Complementarity Problems” 2001

[21] Math-ematical Programming 88, (2000), 211-216:“A Penalized Fischer-Burmeister NCP-function” 2000

[22] Computational Optimization and Applications 17, (2000),131-158:“A Global Linear and Local Quadratic Continuation Method for Variational 2000

[23] European Journal of Operational Research 116, (1999), 591-606:“Continuation Method for Nonlinear Complementarity Problems via Normal Mapping” 1999

[24] SIAM Journal of Optimization 9, (1999), 605-623: “A Global Linear and Local Quadratic Non-interior Continuation Method for Nonlinear Complementarity Problems based on Chen-Mangasarian Smoothing Function” 1999

[25] SIAM Journal of Optimization 9, (1999), 624-645: “Global and Local Superlinear Continuation-smoothing Method forP0 + R0 and Monotone NCP” Inequality with Box Constraints” 1999

[26] BIT Numerical Mathematics 38, (1998), 674-684:“On Newton’s Method for Huber’s Robust M-estimation Problems in Linear Regression” 1998

[27] IMA Journal on Numerical Analysis19, (1998), 19-37:“Solution of Linear Inequalities” 1998

[28] Discrete Applied Mathematics 82, (1998), 79-91: “Polyhedral Analysis and Decompositions for Capacitated Plant Location-type Problems” 1998

[29] SIAM Journal of Optimization 7, (1997), 403-420:“Smooth Approximations to Nonlinear Complementarity Problems” 1997

[30] Discrete Applied Mathematics 66, (1996), 81-94:“An Improved Lower Bound for the Bin Packing Problem” 1996

[31] Mathematical Programming 69, (1995), 237-253:“A Non-interior Continuation Method for Monotone Variational Inequalities” 1995

[32] European Journal of Opera- tions Research 81, (1995), 410-419:“Special Cases of the Quadratic Assignment Problem” 1995

[33] SIAM Journal of Matrix Analysis and Applications 14, (1993), 1168-1190:“A Non-interior Continuation Method for Linear Complementarit Problems” 1993

[34] SIAM Journal of Optimization 3, (1993), 503-515:“A Non-interior Continuation Method for Quadratic and Linear 1993

[35] Applied Mathematics Letters 5, (1992), 19-24 :“Finite Convergence of B-differentiable Equation based Methods for Affine Variational Inequalities”

[36] Transportation Science 24, (1991), 261-275:“Two Moments Estimation of the Delay on Single-track Rail Lines with Scheduled Traffic” 1991

[37] Operations Research 39, (1991), 82-99:“Optimal Pacing of Trains in Freight Railroads: Model Formulation and Solution” 1991

[38] IEEE Transaction on Automatic Control 33, (1988), 261-267:“Optimal Scheduling of Interactive and Noninteractive Traffic in Telecommunication Systems” 1988


Meetings/seminars papers

[1] “New pricing mechanisms under Internet environment”, invited lecture, Dept. of Management Science and Information System, Xiamen University, Xiameng 2013(11)

[2] “New development and trend in operations management and supply-chain management area in US”, keynote speaker, Sino-US Operations Management and Supply-Chain Management Cooperation Forum, Beijing 2013(6)

[3] “A Sustainable Model for University-Industry Collaboration: JPMorgan Chase - Syracuse University - University of Delaware”, invited speaker (with J. Saltz and R. Heckman), AACSB Associate Deans Conference, Houston 2012(11)

[4] “Competing with Customer Returns Policies”, (with J. Chen), INFORMS, October 14-17, 2012, Phoenix 2012

[5] “Introduction to Spreadsheet Optimization”, invited lecture for all freshman engineering students at University of Delaware 2011(9)

[6] “Game Theoretic Models for Sponsored Search Auction,” invited lecture, Workshop on the Recent Development of Optimization Theory and Applications, Beijing 2011(6)

[7] “Bilateral Participation: A Coordinating Mechanism for Cooperative Advertising in a Distribution Channel with Multiple Retailers”, plenary speaker, the Bi-annual National Operations Research Conference of China (ORCC), Beijing, October 16-18, 2010; Keynote speaker, 2011 International Conference on System Management and Informationization of Small and Medium Enterprizes 2011(6)

[8] “Current status and future of supply chain management”, invited panel discussant, 2009 DSI Meeting, New Orleans 2009(11)

[9] “Competition, matching, and coordination in supply chain management”, plenary speaker, the Seventh Academic Meeting of Mathematical Programming, the Operations Research Society of China, Dalian 2008(8)

[10] “Monopoly supplier’s negotiation strategy and its impact on supply chain efficiency”, invited speaker, Workshop on Supply Chain Management, Hunan University, Hunan 2008(6)

[11] “Analysis of mail-in-rebate promotion with reference-dependent consumers”, invited speaker, Workshop on Supply Chain Management and Game Theory, Tsinghua University, Beijing 2007(12)

[12] “Supply chain coordination by matching suppliers with buyers”, invited seminar, Chinese Academy of Science, December 6, Beijing University 2007(12)

[13] “Concepts and current issues of supply chain management”, invited lecture, Dongfang Electri Corporation, Chengdu 2007(7)

[14] “Analysis and solutions of queuing problems in Chinese banks”, invited talk, Bank of China, Chengdu 2007(7)

[15] “The effect of rebates and MSRP on manufacturer profitability in a supply chain”, invited session, POMS 2007 Conference, Dallas 2007(5)

[16] “Supply chain coordination with contracts”, invited lecture, Workshop On Optimization and Applications organized by Tsinghua University, China 2006(7)

[17] “Distribution-free newsvendor problem”, plenary speaker, Fifth International Conference on Information and Management Sciences, Kunming, China 2005(7)

[18] Invited discussant for “Risk-averse newsvendor networks: resource sharing, substitution, and operational hedging”, Mini-Conference on Integrated Risk Management in Operations and Global Supply Chain Management, Washington University, St. Louis 2004(6)

[19] “Research in newsvendor and information”, invited seminar, Boeing Center for Technology, Information and Manufacturing, Washington University, St. Louis 2004(4)

[20] “On the benefits of supply chain coordination in supply chains with economies of scale”, invited session, INFORMS National Meeting, Atlanta 2003(6)

[21] “Market share and pricing for multiple suppliers in a two-echelon supply chain”, invite session, INFORMS National Meeting, San Jose 2002(10)

[22] “Smoothing methods for complementarity problems”, invited seminar, Department of Mathematics, Washington State University 1999(1)

[23] “Non-interior-continuation method: review and new results”, sponsored session, INFORMS National Meeting, Seattle 1999(10)

[24] “Newton’s Method for Huber’s M-estimator Problem”, invited seminar, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia 1999(2)

[25] “Projected Newton’s method for SC 1 optimization with bound constraints”, invited seminar, Department of Mathematics, Washington State University 1999(2)

[26] “Global and Local Superlinear Continuation-Smoothing Method for P0 + R0 and Monotone NCP”, invited session, the International Symposium on Mathematical Programming in Lausanne, Switzerland 1997(8)

[27] “Continuation method for nonlinear complementarity problems via normal mapping”, Invited speaker, the International Conference on Nonlinear Complementarity Problems, Baltimore, MD 1995(11)

[28] “Lower bounds on several capacitated set partitioning problems”, invited seminar, Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering, University of Arizona, November 1993; Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering, Chinese University of Hong Kong 1994(2)

[29] “Projected Newton’s method for SC 1 optimization with bound constraints”, invited seminar, Department of Mathematics, Washington State University 1992(4)

[30] “A continuation method for monotone variational inequality and complementarity problems: with application to linear and nonlinear programming”, invited seminar, Graduate School of Business, Washington University, January 1990; Department of Management Science and Information Systems, University of Texas at Austin 1990(2)

[31] “A continuation method for nonlinear complementarity problems”, invited session, ORSA/TIMS National Meeting, Nashville 1991(5)

[32] “A new continuation method for linear programs and linear complementarity problems”, invited session, ORSA/TIMS National Meeting, Philadelphia 1990(10)

[33] “Nonlinear equation methods for solving variational inequalities: theory and applications”, invited session, ORSA/TIMS National Meeting, Las Vegas 1990(5)

[34] “Real time and tactical scheduling of trains”, invited talk, American Airline Decision Technologies 1990(1)

[35] “Optimal Load balancing and scheduling in a distributed computer system”, sponsored session, ORSA/TIMS National Meeting, Denver 1988(10)


Research Projects

[1] “Study of New Pricing Mechanisms Under Internet Environment”, PI, 2,270,000 RMB, funded by Chinese Natural Science Foundation (71331004) 2014-2018

[2] “Incremental Park & Ride Demand Mode- Part II”, PI, $65,905, funded by Delaware Department of Transportation 2013

[3] “Formulation Capacity Modeling Tool for AstraZeneca Newark”, PI, $30,996, funded by AstraZeneca 2013

[4] “Study of Auction Mechanism and Competition Strategy for Internet Search Engines”, PI, 389,000 RMB, funded by Chinese Natural Science Foundation (71171165) 2012-2015

[5] “Using Metrics for Continual Improvement in Application Delivery at JPMC”, Co-PI, $102,637, funded by JPMC 2011-2012

[6] “Process Improvement and Optimization for Enterprise Storage Service Management”, Co-PI, $147,422, funded by JPMC 2011-2012

[7] “Credit Rating for Small and Medium Companies”, PI, 1,000,000 RMB, funded by Agriculture Bank of China 2011-2012

[8] “Incremental Park & Ride Demand Model- Part I”, PI, $65,905, funded by Delaware Department of Transportation 2010-2011

[9] “Achieving Process Intelligence via Process Mining”, Co-PI, $100,000, funded by JPMC 2010

[10] “Teaching Innovations Based on Information Technology”, PI, 360,000 RMB, funded by Chinese Educational Ministry 2009

[11] “Emergency Management and Recovery Process for the Wenchuan Earthquake”, PI, 70,000 RMB, funded by Chinese Natural Science Foundation (70841014) 2008

[12] International Exchange and Collaboration Grant, Co-PI, 200,000 RMB, Chinese Natural Science Foundation (G01-00510807) 2006

[13] Undergraduate Teaching and Learning Improvement Grant, Washington StateUniversity, $25,000 2004

[14] Supervised a inventory management project for Nordstrom Inc. that led to a projected $248,040 annual product cost savings 2004

[15] Supervised a process improvement project for calling centers of Cascade Natural Gass Corporation that led to a projected $1 million annual savings 2004

[16] Supervised a process improvement project for the calling center of a Key Bank branch in Washington State that led to more efficient and better quality service to its customers 2002

[17] Supervised a shrinkage reduction project for Northwest Dairy Farm that led to more than $250,000 savings annually 2002

[18] Research Fellowship, Danish Natural Science Research Council 1997-1998

[19] NATO Collaborative Research Grant, Co-PI, BF 184,000 1994-1996

[20] Research Grant-in-aid, Washington State University, $10,000 1993

[21] Participated a Burlington Northern Railroad scheduling project to develop a train scheduling and evaluation system. The resulting software system is currently in use 1988-1990

[22] Participated an AT&T overseas network planning project to schedule data transmission in a AT&T telecommunication network 1986-1987


Academic Book Authored

[1] 2009 DSI Proceedings,: “A game theory approach to price and advertise-ment decisions in a manufacturer-retailer supply chain” 2009

[2] 2008 DSI Proceedings:“Sourcing partner selection for manufacturer in a make-to-order supply chain” 2008

[3] Book chapter in Q. Zhang (Ed.) E-Supply Chain Technologies and Management, Idea Group, 22-33:“Dynamic transshipment in the digital age” 2007

[4] Book chapter in Algorithmic Applications in Man- agement, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, 261-269:“Sequence jobs and assign due dates with uncertain processing times and quadratic penalty functions” 2005

[5] 2003 DSI Proceedings:“Supplier competition and market segmentation under two strategies” 2003

[6] 2002 DSI Proceedings: “New approaches to analytical hierarchy process” 2002

[7] 2002 DSI Proceedings:“Due date assignment and sequencing in single machine shop with uncertain process times: a Laplace approach” 2002

[8] Proceedings of the Twelfth Annual Conference of the Production and Operations Management Society:“Resource allocation with lumpy demand: to speed or not to speed?” 2001