Alison Chen

Alison Chen

Assistant Professor
Phone: (603) 862-3316
Office: Decision Sciences, Paul College 336, Durham, NH 03824

Assistant Professor in Decision Sciences.
Research area: Operations management, revenue management, supply chain and inventory, machine scheduling, algorithm design, data analytics.
Teaching: ADMN 580 Quantitative Decision Making; DS 671 Data Visualization and Prescriptive Analytics; DS 808 Optimization Method II.

Courses Taught

  • ADMN 580: Quantitative Decision Making
  • DS 671: Data Viz & Prescript Analytics
  • DS 808: Optimization Methods II


  • Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, University of Minnesota
  • B.S., Supply Chain Management and Logistics Engineering, Tianjin University

Research Interests

  • Optimization
  • Production/Operations Management
  • Supply Chain
  • Pricing and Revenue Management

Selected Publications

  • Bo, H., Chen, X. A., Luo, Q., & Wang, W. (2023). Manufacturing rescheduling after crisis or disaster-caused supply chain disruption. Computers & Operations Research, 157, 106266. doi:10.1016/j.cor.2023.106266

  • Chen, X. A., Wang, R., & Zhang, J. (2022). Divide and Conquer: A Hygienic, Efficient , and Reliable Assembly Line for Housekeeping. M&SOM-MANUFACTURING & SERVICE OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT, 24(2), 938-955. doi:10.1287/msom.2021.0984

  • Chen, X. A., Wang, Z., & Yuan, H. (2017). Optimal pricing for selling to a static multi-period newsvendor. OPERATIONS RESEARCH LETTERS, 45(5), 415-420. doi:10.1016/j.orl.2017.05.006

  • Chen, X. A., & Wang, Z. (2015). A dynamic learning algorithm for online matching problems with concave returns. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH, 247(2), 379-388. doi:10.1016/j.ejor.2015.06.029

  • Bo, H., Chen, X., & Wang, R. (n.d.). Manufacturing Rescheduling after Crisis or Disaster-Caused Supply Chain Disruption. SSRN Electronic Journal. doi:10.2139/ssrn.3902825

  • Most Cited Publications