Rui David Chen is an assistant professor of operations management at the School of Management and Economics of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen. Prior to joining CUHK (Shenzhen), he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. He received his Ph.D. in Industrial & Systems Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 2015, and Bachelor’s degree in Computational Mathematics from Peking University. His current research interests are supply chain management, inventory management, service operations, and other applications of stochastic modelling.    


1. "Appointment Scheduling under a Service Level Constraint", with Saif Benjaafar, Rowan Wang, and Zhenzhen Yan,, Forthcoming

2. "Offering Free Upgrades Even before Stocks Run out: The Value of Proactive Upgrades", with Christopher S Tang, Huihui Wang, Rowan Wang, and Yimin Yu,, 24(4), pp. 2081-2097, 2022

3. "Adoption of Electric Vehicles in Car Sharing Market", with Hossein Abouee-Mehrizi, Opher Baron, and Oded Berman,, 30(1), pp. 190-209, 2021

4. "Managing Perishable Inventory Systems with Multiple Priority Classes", with Hossein Abouee-Mehrizi, Opher Baron, and Oded Berman,, 28(9), pp. 2305-2322, 2019

5. "Optimal Policies for Inventory Systems with Concave Ordering Costs", with Saif Benjaafar and Yimin Yu,, 65(4), pp. 291-302, 2018

6. "Managing Production-Inventory Systems with Scarce Resources", with Saif Benjaafar and Rowan Wang,, 19(2), pp. 216-229, 2017