Prof. CHEN Youhua Frank (陳友華)

MA - Economics (Tsinghua)
BE - Mechanical Engg (Waterloo) 
PhD - Management (Toronto)

Visiting address
Phone: +852 34428595

Author IDs

Willing to take PhD students: yes


Youhua (Frank) Chen [陳友華] is a Chair Professor of Management Sciences. He was the Head of Department of Management Sciences between Jan. 2013- June 2020. Prof Chen holds a bachelor degree in Engineering, master degree in Economics, and doctoral degree in Management from Tsinghua University (Beijing), the University of Waterloo, and the University of Toronto, respectively. After finishing his PhD, he went to Northwestern University as a post-doc fellow (9/1996-6/1997). Prior to joining City University of Hong Kong, he was on the faculty of NUS Business School, National University of Singapore (7/1997-6/2001) and the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (2001-2012), respectively. Courses which Prof. Chen taught in NUS include Operations Management and Supply Chain Management, at both undergraduate and MBA levels. He was also actively involved in executive teaching (EDP and EMBA). At CUHK, he taught Logistics and Supply Chain Management, and served as the deputy director and director for the Executive Master of Science Program (EMSc) in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, a joint program with Tsinghua University (Shenzhen). Prof. Chen has also been involved in consulting projects in the area of supply chain management and logistics. His current research projects span from logistics/supply chains, weather risk management to healthcare operations management.

Research Interests/Areas

  • Healthcare management
  • Applications of machine learning in supply chains and healthcare management 
  • Emerging Issues in supply chains