Dr. PANG Zhan (龐湛)

PhD - Operations Research 
MSc - Mathematics 
BSc - Mathematics 

Visiting address
AC3-7-252
Phone: +852 34428248

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Biography

Dr. Zhan Pang is associate professor in Management Sciences at the College of Business, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Before joining CityU, he was senior lecturer (associate professor) in Management Science at Lancaster University Management School, Lancaster, UK, and adjunct professor in Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). He has also worked as research associate at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics of University of Calgary, Judge Business School of University of Cambridge, and Rotman School of Management of University of Toronto.  He has published in pricing and revenue management, inventory and production operations management, risk management and supply chain management. His research has appeared in flagship journals in operations research/management, including Operations Research, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, etc., and top engineering journals such as IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control and Applied Energy. His current research interests include data modeling and predictive analytics, pricing and revenue management, supply chain risk management, and sharing economy. He has consulted in the online retailing, pharmaceutical, health service, energy and financial service industries, and is currently an independent director of a public energy technology company listed on the HKEx.  

He is actively recruiting PhD talents with solid backgrounds in Mathematics & Stastistics, Operations Research, Computer Science or Economics, and a strong interest in Supply Chain Finance.   

Supply Chain Finance (SCF, 供应链金融) is a ermerging business discipline which bridges the gap between supply chain working capital and liqulidity shortage and trade and logistics financial services.  Working capital management issues in supply chains have received increasing attention in recent years as the traditional trade finance tends to be outdated in this volatile and evolving economy while tens of thousands of SMEs are struggling to finance and operate their businesses and manage their supply chains (e.g., strategic sourcing & procurement management, logistics and distribution management, etc.).   Innovation in business models and information technologies like blockchains and smart contracts is reshaping the ecosystem of supply chains and driving the innovation of the operational and risk management strategies, providing us exiting topics which are extremely demanded in all industries (e.g., energy, manufacturing, health care, retailing, e-commerce, ...). To tackle the new challenge, we will develop new theories and analytical techniques for some interesting new problems arising on this emerging discipline, sitting on the solid foundation of economics (e.g., game theory, contract theory, etc.), operational research (e.g., dynamic optimization, stochastic inventory theory and supply chain management),  financial risk management (e.g., commodity finance, financial engineering, asset pricing theory, etc.) and statistical learning (e.g., Bayesian theory, machine learning, etc.) and working closely with largest industrial partners to gain first-hand experience and to explore actional insights.   

Qualifications/Experiences

Period

Title

Company

4/2015 - Now

Independent Non-Executive Director

China Titans Energy Technology Group Co Ltd (2188.HK)

Research Interests/Areas

  • Operations Research
  • Pricing and Revenue Management
  • Big Data and Business Analytics
  • Supply Chain Finance & Risk Management

Working papers

  • Xuying Zhao, Zhan Pang and Wenqiang Xiao (2016), "Advance Selling with Price Guarantee: Profiting from Demand Uncertainty".
  • Xin Chen, Xiangyu Gao and Zhan Pang (2015), "Dual sourcing with random supply capacity".
  • Xuying Zhao and Zhan Pang (2015), "Biases in online consumer review valence: Implications for pricing and social interaction strategies".
  • Panos Kouvelis, Zhan Pang and Qing Ding (2015), "Dynamic financial hedging strategies for a stochastic commodity with demand uncertainty".

Teaching

Teaching Activities (past 3 academic years)

Academic Year

Level

Title

2016-2017

Postgraduate Degree

Strategic Sourcing and Procurement

 

 

Transportation Logistics

2015-2016

Postgraduate Degree

Transportation Logistics

2014-2015

Postgraduate Degree

Contemporary Topics in Quantitative Analysis for Business

Services in CityU

Period

Department - Institution

Position

2/2016 - Now

Management Science - City University of Hong Kong, College of Business

Associate Professor

9/2014 - 5/2015

Management Science - City University of Hong Kong, College of Business

Visiting Associate Professor

Services outside CityU

Period

Department - Institution

Position

8/2014 - 2/2016

Management Science - Lancaster University Management School

Senior Lecturer

1/2014 - 12/2015

Business and Management Science - Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)

Adjunct Professor

1/2010 - 7/2014

Management Science - Lancaster University Management School

Lecturer