Prof. Xuan WANG

Prof. Xuan WANG

Assistant Professor, Operations Management

Academic qualification

  • Ph.D. 2016 New York University, Operations Management
  • B.E. 2011 Tsinghua University, Industrial Engineering


  • Assistant Professor of ISOM, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2016 - present



  • Wang, X., and Zhang, J., “Process Flexibility: A Distribution-Free Bound on the Performance of K-Chain", Operations Research, 63(3), pp. 555-571, 2015.
    •  Extended abstract published in Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 16(1), pp. 161-164, 2014
  • He, S., Sethuraman, J., Wang, X., and Zhang, J., “A Non-Cooperative Approach to Cost Allocation in Joint Replenishment”, Operations Research, 65(6), pp. 1562-1573, 2017.
  • Asadpour, A., Wang, X. and Zhang, J., "Online Resource Allocation with Limited Flexibility", Management Science, 66(2), pp. 642-666, 2020.
  • Wang, S., Wang, X., and Zhang, J., “A Review of Flexible Processes and Operations”, Production and Operations Management, 30(6), pp. 1804-1824, 2021.
  • Wang, S., Wang, X. and Zhang, J., "Robust Optimization Approach to Process Flexibility Designs with Contribution Margin Differentials", Manufacturing &  Service Operations Management, 24(1), pp. 632-646, 2022.
  • Wang, X., and Zhang, R., “Carpool Services for Ride-sharing Platforms: Price and Welfare Implications", Naval Research Logistics, 69(4), pp. 550-565, 2022.


  • Chen, D., Chen, R., Wang R., and Wang, X., “Optimal Control of Service Systems with Heterogeneous Servers and Priority Customers”, under second round review at Management Science.
  • Chen, Z., Wang R.,Wang, X., and Zhang, Y., "Online Recommendation System and Demand Substitution Effect at Chinese Restaurants", R&R at Manufacturing & Service Operations Management.
  • Kim, S., Wang, H., and Wang, X., “Posted Price versus Auction Mechanisms in Freight Transportation Marketplaces”,  R&R at Management Science.


  • Reviewer for Operations Research, Management Science. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Mathematics of Operations Research, and Production and Operations Management, and Naval Research Logistics
  • Secretary of POMS Hong Kong Chapter, 2017-2019
  • Organizing committee member for the Eighth POMS-HK International Conference
  • Member of INFORMS, MSOM Society, and Decision Analysis Society


  • Supply Chain Management
  • Operations/manufacturing Flexibility Design and Analysis
  • Revenue Management and Online Marketplaces


  • Winner, Franklin Prize for Teaching Excellence (MBA Required), HKUST, 2021
  • General Research Fund (GRF) Research Grant (PI), HKD 694,493, Hong Kong Research Grants Council, 2021-2024
  • General Research Fund (GRF) Research Grant (PI), HKD 325,240, Hong Kong Research Grants Council, 2019-2021
  • General Research Fund (GRF) Research Grant (PI), HKD 364,500, Hong Kong Research Grants Council, 2018-2020
  • Early Career Scheme (ECS) Research Grant (PI), HKD 446,000, Hong Kong Research Grants Council, 2017-2019
  • Dean's Recognition of Teaching Excellence, HKUST, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Winner, Franklin Prize for Teaching Excellence (Undergraduate), HKUST, 2017
  • Faculty Initiation Grant, HKUST, 2016
  • Junior Faculty Start-up Fund, HKUST, 2016
  • W. Edward Deming Fellowship, NYU Stern School of Business, 2015-2016
  • First Prize, INFORMS MSOM Student Paper Competition, 2013
  • Doctoral Fellowship, NYU Stern School of Business, 2011-2015
  • Letters of Commendation for Teaching Excellence, NYU Stern School of Business, 2015
  • The Provost’s Global Research Initiatives Fellowship, New York University, 2015
  • INFORMS Doctoral Student Colloquium, 2015