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Gang Li

Associate Professor, Management
PhD, The University of Texas at Austin, 2011
PhD, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2003
Office: Adamian Academic Center 320 | 781.891._2532 | gli@bentley.edu
Department Phone: 781.891._2112 | Department Fax: 781.891.2896
                       


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Bio

Dr. Gang Li is a seasoned expert in modeling and solving challenging business problems by applying advanced optimization and information technologies. Research interests include optimization models for service operations management and supply chain management. In 2006, he received a Best Paper Award for Management Science in Railroad Application from INFORMS. In 2012, he received an honorable mention for the best 2011 dissertation in the decision sciences from DSI. His research reflects more than a decade of practical experience in information system analysis and design, and optimization model development and implementation for companies in the U.S. and China. His academic background includes teaching at the University of Texas at Austin, and research at the Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science (AMSS) in the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in Beijing. Professor Li holds a PhD in Supply Chain and Operations Management from the University of Texas at Austin and another PhD in Systems Engineering from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Teaching Interests

• Service operations management and supply chain management • Decision methods and optimization techniques in operations management • Integrated business projects

Research Interests

• Service process optimization and integration • Decision support for operations management • Supply chain management and its social impact

Consulting/Practice Interests

Complex business systems analysis, optimization, and solution providing

Awards and Honors

2012, Honorable mention for the 2012 Elwood S. Buffa Doctoral Dissertation Competition, The Decision Sciences Institute (DSI)
2006, Best paper award for Management Science in Railroad Application, Railway Applications Section (RAS) of INFORMS

Publications

Journal Article(s)
Asgary, N., Li, G., Yi, J. (2018). Examining Trends in Online Luxury Goods Sales: China, Turkey, South Korea and the United States Compared. Cyrus Chronicle Journal (3).

Li, G., Field, J., Davis, M. M. (2017). Designing Lean Processes with Improved Service Quality: An Application in Financial Services. Quality Management Journal, 24 (1), 6-20. (link)

Balakrishnan, A., Li, G., Mirchandani, P. (2017). Optimal Network Design with End-to-End Service Requirements. Operations Research, 65 (3), 729-750. (link)

Li, G., Yu, G., Wang, S., Yan, H. (2017). Bullwhip and Anti-Bullwhip Effects in a Supply Chain. International Journal of Production Research, 55 (18), 5423-5434. (link)

Li, G., Balakrishnan, A. (2016). Models and Algorithms for Network Reduction. European Journal of Operational Research, 248 (3), 930-942.

Asgary, N., Li, G. (2016). Corporate Social Responsibility: Its Economic Impact and Link to the Bullwhip Effect. Journal of Business Ethics, 135 (4), 665-681.

Li, G., Jiang, H., He, T. (2015). A Genetic Algorithm Based Decomposition Approach to Solve an Integrated Equipment-Workforce-Service Planning Problem. Omega- The International Journal of Management Science, 50, 1-17.

Li, G., Field, J., Jiang, H., He, T., Pang, Y. (2015). Decision Models for Workforce and Technology Planning in Services. Service Science/INFORMS, 7 (1), 29-47.

Li, G. (2013). Executive Summary of Doctoral Dissertation on Optimization-based Decision Support for Inspection and Maintenance of Infrastructure Networks. Decision Sciences Journal.

Li, G., Lin, Y., Wang, S., Yan, H. (2006). Enhancing Agility by Timely Sharing of Supply Information. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, 11 (5), 425-435.

Li, G., Yan, H., Wang, S. (2005). Comparative Analysis on Value of Information Sharing in Supply Chains. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, 10 (1), 34-46.

Li, G., Wang, S., Yan, H., Yu, G. (2005). Information Transformation in a Supply Chain: A Simulation Study. Journal of Computers and Operations Research, 32 (3), 707-725.

Books
Li, G, Wang, S, Yu, G, Yan, H. (2006). Studies on the Bullwhip Effect and the Information Sharing in Supply Chains. Hunan: Hunan University Press.

Book Chapters
Li, M, Chircu, A. M, Li, G, Xia, L, Xu, J. (2017). Patient Satisfaction and Hospital Structure: How Are They Related?. In Chen, H., Zeng, D.D., Karahanna, E., Bardhan, I. (Eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) , Smart Health (pp. 15-25). Springer

Conference Proceeding(s)
Yi, J., Asgary, N., Li, G. (2016). Examining Trends of Online Luxury Goods Sales: A Multi-Country Study. 2016 New CYRUS Institute of Knowledge (CIK) Conference Proceeding.

Chircu, A. M., Kononchuk, N., Li, G., Qi, Y., Stavrulaki, E. (2016). Business Analytics and Supply Chain and Operations Management - A Text Mining-Based Literature Review. New England Decision Sciences Institute Conference Proceeding.

Other(s)
Li, G. (2016). Apple Learns an Important Lesson on Integrating Ethics Into Operations. Bentley PreparedU (link)

Li, G. (2013). Abstract of Doctoral Dissertation on Optimization-based Decision Support for Inspection and Maintenance of Infrastructure Networks. Decision Line

Conference Presentations

Li, G., Gavirneni, N., Palsule-Desai, O., Vaze, V. (2018). "Aligning Free and Paying Services in Healthcare." Presented at the 2018 DSI Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Li, G., Stavrulaki, E. (2018). "Decision Making for Workforce Diversity and Inclusion." Presented at the 2018 DSI Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Jiang, H., Shi, X., Li, G. (2018). "Decision Model that Links Employee Morale with Workforce Planning." Presented at the 2018 NEDSI Annual Conference, Providence, RI.

Jiang, H., Shi, X., Li, G. (2017). "Modeling the Impact of Layoffs on Employee Morale and Workforce Planning." Presented at the 2017 DSI Annual Conference, Washington, DC.

Li, G., Xia, Y. (2017). "Achieving Sustainability and Cost Efficiency through Sourcing Plan and Supplier Development." Presented at the 2nd Global Conference on Theory and Practice of OR/OM for Sustainability, Beijing, China.

Li, G. (2017). "Models and Algorithms for Service Network Design and Reduction." Presented at the Beijing Technology and Business University's Business School Seminar, Beijing, China.

Li, G. (2017). "Models and Algorithms for Service Network Design and Reduction." Presented at the The Chinese Academy of Sciences's Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Beijing, China.

Li, G., Xia, Y. (2017). "Achieving Sustainability and Cost Efficiency through Sourcing Plan and Supplier Development." Presented at the 2017 Symposium on Innovations and Sustainability, Hong Kong, China.

Li, M., Chircu, A. M., Li, G., Xia, L., Xu, J. (2017). "Patient Satisfaction and Hospital Structure: How Are They Related?" Presented at the International Conference for Smart Health (ICSH), June 26-27, 2017, Hong Kong.

Asgary, N. H., Li, G., Twerago, S. (2017). "The Theory of “Believe me” and Corporate Social Responsibility: A Comparative Analyses." Presented at the Bentley University, MIT, Bentley and etc. 's Cyrus Institute of Knowledge - 5th International Conference, MIT - USA.

Li, G., Balakrishnan, A., Roth, B. (2017). "Resource Planning and Job Scheduling for Project Management." Presented at the 2017 NEDSI Annual Conference, Springfield, MA.

Li, G., Joy, F., Davis, M. M. (2016). "Integrating Front-Office and Back-Office Operations: A Systemic Approach to Service Process Design for Improved Performance." Presented at the 2016 DSI Annual Conference, Austin, TX.

Li, G., Qi, X. (2016). "Facility Recovery Plan under Resource Constraints." Presented at the 2016 INFORMS Annual Conference, Nashville, TN.

Li, G., Qi, X. (2016). "Enhance Infrastructure Sustainability by Agile Disruption Recovery Plan." Presented at the 2016 POMS 27th Annual Conference's 2016 POMS 27th Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

Li, G., Joy, F., Davis, M. M. (2016). "Integrating Front-Office and Back-Office Operations: A Systemic Approach to Service Process Design." Presented at the 2016 POMS 27th Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

Chircu, A. M., Kononchuk, N., Li, G., Qi, Y., Stavrulaki, E. (2016). "Business Analytics and Supply Chain and Operations Management - A Text Mining-Based Literature Review." Presented at the 2016 New England Decision Sciences Institute (NEDSI) Conference, Alexandria, Virginia, March 31-April 2, 2016.

Yi, Y. J., Asgary, N., Li, G. (2016). "Examining Trends of Online Luxury Goods Sales: A Multi-Country Study." Presented at the 2016 New CYRUS Institute of Knowledge (CIK) Conference, Cairo, Egypt.

Li, M., Chircu, A. M., Xia, L., Li, G., Xu, J. (2016). "Business Analytics Gaps Between Academia and Industry." Presented at the INFORM's 12th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on OPERATIONS RESEARCH, Havana, Cuba.

Chircu, A. M., Li, G. (2015). "Business Analytics and Operations Management: A Review." Presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Seattle, WA, November 21-24, 2015.

Li, G., Xia, Y. (2015). "Achieving Sustainability and Cost Efficiency through Sourcing Plan and Supplier Development." Presented at the The Decision Sciences Institute (DSI)'s 2015 DSI Annual, Seattle, WA.

Li, G., Xia, Y. (2015). "Achieving Sustainability and Cost Efficiency through Sourcing Plan and Supplier Development." Presented at the 2015 Bentley Research Colloquium, Waltham, MA.

Li, G., Xia, Y. (2015). "Achieving Sustainability and Cost Efficiency through Sourcing Plan and Supplier Development." Presented at the College of Business Administration's University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI.

Li, M., Chircu, A. M., Li, G., Shen, Y., Xia, L., Xu, J. (2015). "Final Report: Business Analytics Methods, Techniques and Applications Innovation - A Bentley Thought Leadership Network for Analytics Challenges." Presented at the Bentley University's 3rd Annual Research Showcase Poster Session, Waltham, MA.

Li, G., Xia, Y. (2015). "Sourcing Plan to Build a Sustainable and Efficient Supply Chain." Presented at the 2015 CSAMSE Annual Conference, Shenyang, China.

Li, G., Xia, Y. (2015). "Supplier Selection Problem in a Triple Bottom-line Decision Framework." Presented at the 2015 Service Management and Science Forum , Waltham, MA.

Li, G., Xia, Y. (2015). "Optimal, Socially Responsible, and Sustainable Supplier Selection Problem." Presented at the 2015 POMS Annual, Washington, DC.

Asgary, N., LI, G. (2015). "Corporate Social Responsibility: Its Economic Impact and Link to the Bullwhip Effect." Presented at the Bentley University, Harvard University, SNHU's CYRUS Institute of Knowledge , Harvard Univ., Cambridge MA.

Li, G., Xia, Y. (2015). "ESG-Bounded Sourcing Plan to Build a Sustainable Global Supply Chain." Presented at the 2015 NEDSI Annual, Cambridge, MA.

Li, G., Balakrishnan, A. (2015). "Models and Algorithms for Network Reduction." Presented at the 2015 NEDSI Annual, Cambridge, MA.

Li, G., Field, J., Davis, M. M. (2014). "A Multi-Period Decision Model to Support Design of Efficient and Effective Service Delivery Process." Presented at the The Decision Sciences Institute (DSI)'s 2014 DSI Annual, Tampa, FL.

Li, G., Qi, X. (2014). "Decision Model and Algorithm Design for Disruption Recovery of Infrastructure." Presented at the 2014 POMS Annual, Atlanta, GA.

Li, G., Field, J., Davis, M. M. (2013). "Design of Effective and Efficient Service Delivery Processes." Presented at the 2013 INFORMS Annual, Minneapolis, MN.

Li, G. (2013). "Resource Planning and Job Scheduling for Project Management." Presented at the Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, China.

Li, G. (2013). "Optimization-based Decision Support for Inspection and Maintenance of Infrastructure Networks." Presented at the Key Laboratory of Management, Decision and Information Systems's The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.

Li, G. (2013). "Decision Models and Effective Algorithms for Workforce Planning and Equipment Planning in Service Management." Presented at the Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China.

Li, G. (2013). "Decision Models for Workforce Planning and Equipment Planning in Service Management." Presented at the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing, China.

Li, G., Field, J., Davis, M. M. (2013). "Designing Service Delivery Processes That Are Both Fast and Efficient." Presented at the 2013 Service Management and Science Forum , Las Vegas, NV.

Li, G., Asgary, N. (2013). "Corporate Social Responsibility and Supply Chain in the Emerging Markets." Presented at the Texas A&M International University's 17th Annual Western Hemispheric Trade Conference, Laredo, TX. USA.

Li, G., Field, J., Davis, M. M. (2012). "A Decision Model for Designing and Integrating Back-Office and Front-Office Service Operations." Presented at the The Decision Sciences Institute (DSI)'s DSI 2012, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.

Li, G. (2012). "Optimization-based Decision Support for Inspection and Maintenance of Infrastructure Networks." Presented at the The Decision Sciences Institute (DSI)'s DSI 2012, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.

Li, G., Jiang, H., He, T., Pang, Y. (2012). "Modeling and Solving an Integrated Workforce-Equipment-Production Planning Problem." Presented at the The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)'s INFORMS 2012, Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ.

Li, G., Jiang, H., He, T. (2012). "Doing more does not mean doing better--Insights learned from an integrated workforce, equipment and service planning model." Presented at the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS)'s POMS 2012, Chicago, Chicago, U.S.A..

Li, G., Field, J., Davis, M. M. (2012). "A Framework for Integrating Front Office and Back Office Service Operations." Presented at the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS)'s POMS 2012, Chicago, Chicago, U.S.A..

Li, G. (2011). "Integrating Resource Planning with Job Scheduling for Service Optimization." Presented at the The Art & Science of Service, San Jose, CA.

Li, G. (2010). "Resource Planning and Job Scheduling for Project Management." Presented at the Microsoft.

Li, G. (2009). "Bullwhip and Anti-bullwhip in a Supply Chain." Presented at the DSI New Orleans.

Li, G. (2009). "Effectively Solving Production Gang Scheduling Problem for Railway Track Maintenance Projects." Presented at the INFORMS San Diego.

Li, G. (2009). "Network Design with End-to-End Service Requirements." Presented at the INFORMS San Diego.

Li, G. (2008). "Resource Planning and Job Scheduling for Project Management." Presented at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center.

Li, G. (2008). "Resource Planning and Job Scheduling for Project Management." Presented at the INFORMS Washington.

Li, G. (2007). "Optimal Routing of Inspection Vehicles." Presented at the INFORMS Seattle.

Li, G. (2007). "Resource Assignment and Spatial Scheduling with Job Coordination Requirements." Presented at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Li, G. (2007). "Resource Assignment and Spatial Scheduling with Job Coordination Requirements." Presented at the MSOM Beijing.

Li, G. (2006). "Spatial Scheduling and Resource Selection: An application to Production Gang Scheduling for Railway Maintenance Operations." Presented at the INFORMS Pittsburgh.

Service

Department Service
Committee Chair for Department Research Committee, 2018 - Present
Committee Member for OM Tenure-Track Faculty Search Committee, 2018 - 2019
Committee Member for GB214 core course review team, 2017 - 2018
Committee Member for Department Scholarship Committee, 2015 - 2016

University Service
Committee Member for Nominations Committee, 2018 - Present
Mentor (Faculty) for Honors Capstone Research Advisor, 2016 - 2017
Mentor (Faculty) for Postdoc visit, 2015 - 2015

Professional Service
Reviewer, Journal Article for Advanced Engineering Informatics, 2018 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Computers & Industrial Engineering, 2017 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Society & Business Review, 2017 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Applied Mathematical Modeling, 2016 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research, 2016 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Cyrus Chronicle Journal, 2016 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Expert Systems With Applications, 2016 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for International Transactions in Operational Research, 2016 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Quality Management Journal, 2016 - Present
Editor (Associate), Journal for Journal of Systems Science and Complexity (Springer), 2015 - Present
Officer, Secretary for Northeast Decision Sciences Institute, 2015 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for European Journal of Operational Research, 2014 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Systems Science and Systems Engineering, 2014 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Naval Research Logistics, 2014 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for International Journal of Production Research, 2013 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2013 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Omega- The International Journal of Management Science, 2013 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for IIE Transactions, 2012 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Production and Operations Management, 2012 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Service Science, 2012 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Decisions Sciences, 2011 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, 2011 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 2011 - Present
Conference/Workshop Track Chair for 2019 Northeast DSI Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, 2018 - 2019
Committee Member for 2017 POMS Emerging Economies Doctoral Student Award, 2016 - 2017
Reviewer, Conference Paper for Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences, 2012 - 2016
Conference/Workshop Session Chair for 2016 POMS Annual Conference, 2016 - 2016
Reviewer, Conference Paper for 2015 Asia Pacific Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference, 2015 - 2015
Conference/Workshop Track Chair for 2015 Northeast DSI Annual Conference, Cambridge, 2015 - 2015
Conference/Workshop Session Chair for 2015 Service Management and Science Forum, 2015 - 2015
Conference/Workshop Session Chair for 2015 POMS Annual Conference, 2015 - 2015
Conference/Workshop Session Chair for 2014 POMS Annual Conference, Atlanta, 2014 - 2014
Committee Chair for 2014 Service Management and Science Forum in Beijing, 2013 - 2014
Officer, Vice President for College of Service Operation, POMS, 2013 - 2014
Conference/Workshop Track Chair for 2013 POMS Annual Conference, Denver, 2013 - 2013
Reviewer, Grant Proposal for United International College (UIC) Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University, 2013 - 2013
Conference/Workshop Session Chair for 2012 POMS Annual Conference, Chicago, 2012 - 2012
Conference/Workshop Session Chair for 2011 Art & Science of Service, San Jose , 2011 - 2011