Biography

I am currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Data Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen. I received my Ph.D in Operations Research from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in 2018. Before joining CUHK-SZ,  I was a postdoc fellow at HKUST. 


My research interests include operations management, applied probability and queuing theory.  In particular, I am interested in dynamic matching and mechanism design arising in real world problems like e-commerce, ridesharing, etc. For a vivid description of matchings in real life,  I recommend the following book https://www.amazon.com/-/zh/Who-Gets-What-Economics-Matchmaking-ebook/dp/B00LZ7GQJQ/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&gclid=CjwKCAjw4MP5BRBtEiwASfwALy4ZFtQKxNQalOYOP6CWXpq5FWsz8w761X3cBnLcLrbui3RN95pYGxoC9voQAvD_BwE&hvadid=241647256012&hvdev=c&hvlocint=9021720&hvlocphy=1003571&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=3530769598605122817&hvtargid=kwd-301337345225&hydadcr=21901_10170939&keywords=who+gets+what+and+why&qid=1597067389&sr=8-1&tag=googhydr-20



I am looking for self-motivated students with solid mathematical background and research interests in operations management including supply chain management, dynamic matching, queuing system, etc. 1-2 PhD positions are available.


Academic Publications

Publications


Xu, Z., H. Zhang, J. Zhang and R. Zhang (2019). “Online Demand Fulfillment under Limited Flexibility,” forthcoming, Management Science.


Long Z., N. Shimkin, H. Zhang and J. Zhang (2019). “Dynamic Scheduling for Multiclass Many-server Queues with Abandonment: the Generalized cμ/h Rule,” forthcoming, Operations Research.


Zhang, H., J. Zhang and R. Zhang (2020). “Managing Perishable Inventory Systems as

Non-perishable Ones”, accepted by Production and Operations Management.


Working Papers


Wang G., H. Zhang and J. Zhang (2020). “On-demand Matching in a Spacial Model with Abandonment.”, Reject & Resubmit with Management Science.


Zhang, H., J. Zhang and R. Zhang (2020). “Optimal control of production systems with limited flexibility under continuous review.”


Xu, Z., H.Zhang, J. Zhang and R. Zhang. (2020) “ Capacity allocation and online fulfillment under asymmetric demand.”