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Biachun Xiao

Baichun Xiao

Chair, Department of ManagementSenior Professor of Management

B.S., Nanjing University (China)M.B.A., Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium)Ph.D., Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

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Description

Dr. Baichun Xiao is chairman of the Department of Management at LIU Post. He joined the LIU Post faculty as a full professor in Management in 1998 and in 2007, was awarded the title of Senior Professor in recognition of his scholarly contributions to the field of Management Science and Operations Management. Prior to joining LIU, he was professor and chairman of the Computing and Decision Sciences Department at Seton Hall University. Dr. Xiao received his B.S. in Mathematics from Nanjing University, an MBA from Catholic University of Leuven, and his Ph.D. in Management Science from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

His scholarship in the areas of Operations Management, Service Management, Revenue Management, and Optimization has been published in many top-tier journals, including Management Science, Operations Research, Mathematical Programming, IEEE Transactions, European Journal of Operational Research, Decision Sciences, and Advances in Applied Probability. Approved for candidacy of Fulbright Specialist Scholar for the period 2011-2015, he was awarded multiple research grants from Spain’s National Ministry of Innovation and Science to join the MIT-Zaragoza Logistics Center as a visiting professor in 2012. In 2009, he was named Professor of the Year in the College of Management at LIU Post. Dr. Xiao had previously been honored as Outstanding Researcher in the College of Management at LIU Post, as well as at Seton Hall University and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

In addition to his research and teaching at LIU, Dr. Xiao has been a distinguished visiting professor or guest professor at leading universities worldwide including Peking University, Tsinghua University, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Fudan University, and Nanjing University. He served as Director of Service Management Institute at Sichuan University from 2000 to 2005 and Director of Center for Service Operations Management at Southwest Jiaotong University from 2005 to 2010. Recently he received Outstanding Teaching Award from Peking University for his summer teaching in the period of 2010-2012.

Dr. Xiao is a member of the Board of Trustees of Nanjing University, and serves as an independent non-executive director of Biostime International. As chair of the Department of Management, he works with a faculty of 12 research scholars, as well as other experienced instructors, in the development and delivery of cutting-edge courses in management, operations management, strategy and entrepreneurship.

Specialties

Operations Management, Revenue Management, Service Management, Optimization

Publications

  • Co-author, 2012. “Unconstraining Methods in Revenue Management Systems: Research Overview and Prospects.” Advances in Operations Research, Vol. 2012.
  •  Co-author, 2011. “Unconstraining Estimation of Non-normal Distribution in Revenue Management.” Application of Statistics and Management, in print.
  • Co-author, 2010. “Revenue Management with Multiple Capacity Dimensions.” European Journal of Operational Research, 412-421.
  • Co-author, 2009. “Optimal Reserve Price for the Generalized Second-Price Auction in Sponsored Search Advertising.” Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, Vol. 10, No. 3, 114-129.
  • Co-author, 2008. “A Risk-Sensitive Model for Managing Perishable Products.” Operations Research, Vol. 56, No. 5, 1305-1311.
  •  Co-author, 2008. “Unconstraining Demand Forecast in Airline Revenue Management.” Journal of Transportation Engineering and Information, Vol. 2, No. 6, 71-78.
  • Co-author, 2008. “Revenue Management in China,” Journal of Revenue Management and Pricing, 357-372.
  • Co-author, 2006. “A continuous-time seat control model for single-leg flights with no-shows and optimal overbooking upper bound.” European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 174, No. 2, 1298-1316.
  • Co-author, 2006. “Integration of pricing and capacity allocation for perishable products.” European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 168, No. 1, 17-34.
  • Co-author, 2005. “Switching Costs and Electronic Markets.” Annals of Operations Research, Vol. 135, 179-196.
  • Co-author, 2004. “Revenue Management: Current Status and Future Prospects.” Journal of Management Science, Vol. 5.
  • Co-author, 2004. “A Comprehensive Analysis of Dynamic Pricing and Inventory Control in Airline Revenue Management.” Journal of Management Science, Vol. 6, 63-69.
  • Co-author, 2003. “Revenue Management of Perishable High-Tech Products in the Declining Stage of Their Life Cycle.” Journal of Management Science, Vol. 6.
  • Co-author, 2002. “Optimal Threshold Control in Discrete Failure-Prone Manufacturing Systems.” IEEE on Automatic Control, No. 7, 1167-1174.
  • Co-author, 2002. “An Analysis of Airline Seat Control with Cancellations.” In Yao, D.D., Zhang, H. and Zhou, X.Y. (eds.), Stochastic Modeling and Optimization, with Applications in Queues, Finance, and Supply Chains, Springer-Verlag.
  • Co-author, 2001. “A Dynamic Airline Seat Inventory Control Model and Its Optimal Policy.” Operations Research, Vol. 49, 938-949.
  • Co-author, 2000. “A Continuous-Time Yield Management Model with Multiple Prices and Reversible Price Changes.” Management Science, Vol. 46, No. 5, 644-657.
  • Co-author, 2000. “Optimal Policies of Yield Management with Multiple Predetermined Prices.” Operations Research, Vol. 38, No. 2, 332-343.
  • Co-author, 2000. “A New Algorithm for Computing Optimal (s, S) Policies in a Stochastic Single Item/Location Inventory System.” IIE Transactions, 32 (11), 1081-1090.
  • Co-author, 2000. “Revenue Management with Two Market Segments and Reserved Capacity for Priority Customers.” Advances in Applied Probability, Vol. 32, 800-823.
  • Co-author, 1999. “Maximizing Revenues of Perishable Assets with a Risk Factor.” Operations Research, Vol. 37, No. 2, 337-341.
  • Co-author, 1997. “Alternative Solutions and Classification Power in LP Discriminant Models.” Annals of Operations Research, Vol. 74, 113-127.
  • Co-author, 1997. “An Optimal Comprehensive Cost Model for Generalized m x n Job Shops.” International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 35, No. 4, 1011-1130.
  • Author, 1995. “The Linear Complementarity Problem with a Parametric Input.” European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 81, 420-429.
  • Co-author, 1995. “Multiple and Unacceptable Solutions in Nonlinear Programming Discriminant Analysis.” American Journal of Mathematics and Management Sciences, Vol. 14, No. 3-4, 267-288.
  • Co-author, 1994. “A Nonsmooth Newton Method for Variational Inequalities, Part I: Theory.” Mathematical Programming, Vol. 65, 151-194.
  • Co-author, 1994. “A Nonsmooth Newton Method for Variational Inequalities, Part II: Numerical Results.” Mathematical Programming, Vol. 65, 195-216.
  • Author, 1994. “Necessary and Sufficient Conditions of Unacceptable Solutions in NLP Discriminant Analysis.” European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 78, 404-412.
  • Author, 1994. “Decision Power and Solutions of LP Discriminant Analysis.” Decision Sciences, Vol. 25, 335-336.
  • Author, 1994. “Necessary and Sufficient Conditions of Unacceptable Solutions in LP Discriminant Analysis.” Decision Sciences, Vol. 24, 699-712.
  • Co-author, 1993. “The Impact of Purchasing Policy on Electronic Markets and Electronic Hierarchies.” Information & Management, Vol. 25, 105-117.
  • Co-author, 1991. “A Polynomial-Time Algorithm for Affine Variational Inequalities.” Applied Mathematics Letters, Vol. 4, 31-34.
  • Co-author, 1990. “Newton's Methods for the Nonlinear Complementarity Problem: A B-differentiable Equation Approach.” Mathematical Programming, Vol. 48, 339-357.
  • Co-author, 1989. “Perturbation Results for the Linear Complementarity Problem.” Applied Mathematics Letters, Vol. 2, 401-405.

Academia

  • “Operations Management and Applications,” Peking University, Beijing China (2004-2012)
  • “Service and Revenue Management,” Fudan University, Shanghai, China (2005-2012)
  • “Logistics in Service Supply-chain Management,” Chinese University of Hong Kong/Tsinghua University, Shenzhen, China (2004-2012)
  • “Revenue Management and its Applications,”  Nanjing University, Nanjing China (2007)
  • Nanjing University, Nanjing, China (1997, 2007)
  • China’s National MBA OM Forum, Nanjing, China (2003), Chengdu China (2006)
  •  “Lean Management,” Xi’an Jiaotong University, Shenzhen, China (2005)
  • “Lean Management,” University of Electronic Science and Technology, Chengdu, China (2005)
  • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong (2005)
  • Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, China (2005)
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (1997, 1998, 2001, 2005)
  • Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China (2004)
  • Sichuan University, Chengdu, China (1999, 2000, 2002)
  • University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand (2000)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, United States (1998)
  • Shanghai University, Shanghai, China (1997)
  • National University of Singapore, Singapore (1997)

Industry

  • Biostime, Guangzhou, China (2012)
  • 21 Cake, Beijing, China (2011)
  • Yong Yin Commemorative Coin Limited, Nanjing, China (2011)
  • Biostime International Holding Limited, Guangzhou, China (2011)
  • Mengniu Dairy, Huhhot, China (2010)
  • Shendong Coal Mine, Erdos, China (2010)
  • China CITIC Bank, Beijing, China (2009)
  • Shenzhou Car Rental, Beijing China (2008)
  • Wenzhou Bank of Communication, Wenzhou, China (2006)
  • Regional Container Line, Singapore (2005, 2006)
  • Sichuan Airlines, Chengdu, China (2005)
  • Shenzhen Airlines, Shenzhen, China (2005)
  • Continental Airlines, Houston (1998)

Honors/Awards

  • 2010-2012. Outstanding Teaching Award, Peking University
  • 2011-2015. Fulbright Specialist Program, approved candidacy.
  • 2012. Regional Mobility Grant, by Spanish government to sponsor research and visit to MIT-Zaragoza Logistics Center.
  • 2009. Professor of the Year Award, College of Management, Long Island University, C.W. Post.
  • 2008. Research Grant, Long Island University, C.W. Post, Project Title: “Dynamic Pricing of Sponsored Search Advertising.”
  • 2006. Outstanding Scholarship Award, College of Management, Long Island University, C.W. Post.
  • 2003. Grant of National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC 70272042, with R. Lu), Project Title: “Revenue Management in the renewing process of Perishable High-Tech Products.”
  • 2003. Grant of National Natural Science Foundation of China, (NSFC 70201011, with L. Luo), Project Title: “Frontier Research Issues of Revenue Management in Air Passenger Transport.”
  • 2003-2004. Grant of Science and Technology Department of Sichuan Province, Project Title: “Research of Revenue Management System at Sichuan Airlines.”
  • 1999. Faculty Excellence Award, School of Business, Seton Hall University.
  • 1998. Outstanding Research Award, Seton Hall University.
  • 1997. Hong Kong Government REG Grant, Project Title: “Switching costs, information technology and electronic markets,” Principal Investigator.
  • 1996. Outstanding Scholarship Award, Seton Hall University.
  • 1996. Research Grant, Project Title: “Optimal policies of yield management models with multiple predetermined prices,” Seton Hall University.
  • 1995. Research Grant, Project Title: “Maximizing expected revenues of perishable products with risk analysis,” Seton Hall University.
  • 1993. Research Grant, Project Title: “The impact of switching costs on the market structure,” Seton Hall University.
  • 1993. Research Grant, Project Title: “Electronic Markets and Electronic Hierarchies,” School of Business, Seton Hall University.
  • 1991. Research Grant, Project Title: “A Spatial Equilibrium Model,” Seton Hall University.
  • 1987. Outstanding Research Fellowship, the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
  • 1986. Outstanding Research Fellowship, the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
  • 1985. Dean Fellowship, the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
  • 1985. University Research Fellowship, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.

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