Ye Lu



Department of Information Systems and Management Engineering,

College of Business, Southern University of Science and Technology



Department of Management Sciences,

College of Business, City University of Hong Kong


Professor (09/2018- 12/2019)

Department of Management Science,

School of Management, University of Science and Technology of China


Associate Professor (07/2015- 08/2018)

Assistant Professor (07/2009- 06/2015)

Department of Management Sciences,

College of Business, City University of Hong Kong



• Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

PhD in Operations Research, September, 2009

• University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame , IN

PhD in Mathematics, August 2006

• Tsinghua University , Beijing, China

BS in Applied Mathematics, July 2002


Research Interest

Operations Management, Operations Research



  1. R. He and Y. Lu*. 2021. A Robust Price-Setting Newsvendor Problem. Production and Operations Management. Vol. 30, pp. 276-292

  2. P. Hu, Y. Lu*, and M. Song. 2019. Joint Pricing and Inventory Control with Fixed and Convex/Concave Variable Costs.  Production and Operations Management. Vol. 28, pp. 847-877

  3. Y. Lu, M. Song and Y. Yang. 2018. Approximation Approaches for Inventory Systems with General Production/Ordering Cost Structures. Production and Operations Management. Vol. 27, pp. 417-432

  4. Y. Lu, M. Xu and Yu, Y. 2018. Coordinating Pricing, Ordering and Advertising for Perishable Products over an Infinite Horizon.  Journal of Systems Science and Systems Engineering. Vol. 27, pp. 106-129.

  5. X. Yan, X. Chao, Y. Lu, and X. Zhou. 2017. Optimal Policies for Selling New and Remanufactured Products. Production and Operations Management. Vol. 26, pp. 1746-1759.  

  6. Y. Lu, M. Song, and Y. Yang.  2016. Joint Inventory and Pricing Coordination with Incomplete Demand Information. Production and Operations Management. Vol. 25, pp. 701-718.

  7. X. Xu, Z. Ma, L. Xu and Y. Lu. 2015. Optimal pricing strategy to reduce fuel consumption in electricity generation with smart meter. Journal of System Science and Systems Engineering. Vol. 24, pp. 81-106.

  8. Y. Lu and M. Song. 2014. Inventory control with a fixed cost and piecewise linear convex variable production cost. Production and Operations Management. Vol. 23, pp. 1966-1984.

  9. Y. Lu, Y. Chen, M. Song and X. Yan. 2014. Optimal pricing and inventory control policy with quantity-based price differentiation. Operations Research. Vol.62, pp. 512-523.

  10. Y. Lu* and D. Simchi-Levi. 2013. On the unimodality of the profit function of the pricing newsvendor. Production and Operations Management. Vol. 22, pp. 615-625.

  11. M. Xu and Y. Lu.* 2013. The effect of supply uncertainty in price-setting newsvendor models. European Journal of Operational Research. Vol. 227, pp.423-433.

  12. L. Wu, X. Chen, Y. Lu,* and Y. Yuan, 2013. Stability and allocation in a three-player game.  Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research. Vol. 30(3) 1340014.

  13. Y.  Chen, Y. Lu and M. Xu. 2012. Optimal  inventory  control  policy  for  periodic‐ review  inventory  systems  with  inventory‐level‐dependent  demands.  Naval Research Logistics. Vol.56, pp. 430-440.

  14. Y. Lu,* A. Ozdaglar, and D. Simchi‐ Levi. 2011. Stock repurchase with an adaptive reservation price: a study of the greedy policy. Operations Research Letter, Vol.  39, pp. 22 ‐ 27.

  15. Y. Lu* and Y. Yuan. 2008. An interior‐point trust‐region polynomial algorithm for convex quadratic minimization over general convex constraints.  Optimization Methods and Software (23), pp. 251-258.

  16. Y.  Lu* and Y. Yuan. 2007. An interior‐point trust‐region algorithm for general symmetric cone programming. SIAM Journal on Optimization. 18, pp.  65 ‐ 86.

  17. Y.  Lu, D. Bates, A. Sommese, and C. Wampler.  2007. Finding all real points of a complex curve.  Contemporary Mathematics. 448, pp. 183 ‐ 206.

  18. L. Faybusovich and Y. Lu. 2006. Jordan‐algebraic aspects of nonconvex optimization over symmetric cones.  Applied Mathematics and Optimization. 53, pp. 67 ‐ 77.

*corresponding author