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Name:YAO Zhong
Tel No.:82317802 
Email:  iszhyao@buaa.edu.cn
Title: Professor
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Doctoral Advisor,

School of Economics and Management, BeiHang University, Beijing 100191, PR China


Office Address: A947, New Academic Building


Ph.D. in operations management, Department of Management Sciences, City University of Hong Kong, November 2004.

M. Phil. in Mechanical Engineering, Institute of Robot Research, BeiHang University (BHU), April 1993.

Baccalaureate, in Agricultural Engineering, Hebei Agricultural University, July 1987.


Welcome the students in majors of Mathematics, Probability and Statistics, Information Systems to take part in our research group. Currently, our researchs are mainly in

1) Data/Web/Text Mining and Business Intelligence

2) Quantitative supply chain management

3) Knowledge management and E-commerce

4) Behavor based IT/IS adoption and diffusion

5) Multi-agents-based information systems theory and building

6) Intelligent computing (ACO, PSO, Cloud Computing etc.) and its application in Economic and Business fields.


1. Jan. 2011-Dec. 2013. Dual-channel Coordination under Risk Retailers, General Project of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, Project No. 71071006, PI.

2. Apr. 2009-Dec.2010, Research on 12.5 Strategic Development Planning for Department of Management Science, the National Natural Science Foundation. Participant.

3. Jan. 2009-Dec. 2011. Modeling and Simulating Behavors-Based Social-Economic Complex Systems. The Foundation for Innovative Research Groups of the National Natural Scienec Foundation of China, Project No. 70521001, Participant.

4.Jan.2007-Dec. 2009. Price-dependent Supply Chain Coordination under Retailer Risk-averse Constraints. General Project of the National Natural Scienec Foundation of China, Project No. 70672020, PI.

5. Jan. 2003, Dec. 2004. The Roles of the Returns Policies in single period product Supply chain Coordination. Young Teacher Foundations of School of Economics and Management, PI.

6. Oct. 1995-Oct.1998, Integrating EDI and GDSS in Aviation Industrial Enterprises. China Aviation Science Foundation, Projct No.991183, Participant.

7. Jan.1994-Jan. 1997. A Study on Integration of GDSS and EDI. General Project of the National Natural Scienec Foundation of China, Project No. 69474038, Participant.


1. Oct. 2009-Dec. 2010. Manufacturing Executive Systems (MES) in Beijing Note Printing Corporation. Participant.

2. Jan. 1996-Jan. 1997. The Office Automation System for China Civil Aviation Network Center. Supported by China Civil Aviation Networking Center, PI.

3.Jun.1993- Aug. 1994. China Southern Airlines Integrated Information Systems. Supported by China Southern Airlines. Participant.


1. Yao Zhong, Stephen C.H. Leung and K. K. Lai. Manufacturer’s revenue sharing contract and retail competition, European Journal of Operational Research. 186(2008) 637-651, DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2007.01.049.(SCI)

2. Yao Zhong, Stephen Leung and K.K. Lai. “Analysis of the impact of price-sensitivity factors on the returns policy in coordinate supply chain”, European Journal of Operational Research, 187(2008) 275-282, DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2007.03.05.(SCI)

3. Yao Zhong, Stephen Leung and K. K. Lai. The effectiveness of revenue-sharing contract to coordinate the price-setting newsvendor products’ supply chain, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, 2008, 13(4), 263-271..(SSCI)

4. Yao Zhong, Y. Wu, K K Lai, 2005, “Demand Uncertainty and Manufacturer Returns Policies for the Style-good Retailing Competition”, Production Planning and Control, 16(7), 691-700.(SCI)

5.Yao Zhong, K. Liu, Stephen Leung and K. K. Lai, 2010. “Single Period Stochastic Inventory Problems with Ordering or Returning Policies.” Computer & Industrial Engineering, forthcoming. (SCI)

6. Yao Zhong, and Yonggui Wang, 2007. “Using revenue-sharing contract to improve the supply chain performance under retailers’ competition.” Asia-Pacific Journal of Industrial Management. Vol. 1, No. 1. 49-53.

7. Yao Zhong, Stephen C.H. Leung and K. K. Lai. Using returns policy to improve the supply chain performance under retailer’s competition with price-dependent demand. Journal of Operations and Logistics 2009, Vol. 2, No. 4., II.1-II.9.

8. Yao Zhong, J. Liu, and Z. -J. Wu. An Integrated Optimization Algorithm of GA and ACA-Based Approach for Modeling Virtual Enterprise Partner Selection. Database for Advances in Information System. 2009, Vol.40, No. 1. pp.

9. Yao Zhong, Stephen Leung and K. K. Lai, 2007. “Manufacturer's Returning Policies and Retailing Competition.” Submitted to IJPE.

10. Yao Zhong, Stephen Leung and K. K. Lai, 2008. “Analysis of Supply Chain Coordination unde Retailer Downside Risk Constraints.” Submitted to IJPE.

11.Xiaoge Meng, Zhong Yao, Jiajia Nie, Yingxue Zhao*. Low-carbon product selection with carbon tax and competition: Effects of the power structure .International Journal of Production Economics, 2018,forth coming.

12.Jing Luan, Zhong Yao,Context congruity effects of online product recommendations: An eye-tracking study. Online Information Review,2018, Forth coming.

13.Xiaoge Meng, Zhong Yao*, Jiajia Nie, Yingxue Zhao. Make or buy? It is the question: A study in the presence of carbon tax. International Journal of Production Economics, 2018,195,328–337.

14.Biao Xu, Zhong Yao* and Pengfei Tang, Pricing strategies for information products with network effects and complementary services in a duopolistic market.International Journal of Production Research, 2018,1-21.

15.Hao Liu, Zhong Yao*, The research on recycling management model of medical waste base on FRID technology.Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 2017, 26(8):5069-5081.

16.Hao Liu, Zhong Yao*, The research on the reverse logistics management of medical waste based on the FRID technology. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 2017, 26(12):8084-8092.


1 Yao Zhong, Yonggui Wang, and Lu Liu, 2007. The effectiveness of returns policy on the performance of newsvendor supply chain under retailer risk constraints. ICSSS2007 of IEEE, Chengdu, Sichuan Prince, China, pp. 864-869. (EI and ISTP)

2. Yao Zhong and K. K. Lai, 2004, “Using Returns Policy to coordinate the single-period product supply chain”, ICIM’2004, Okayama, Japan.(ISTP)

3. Yao Zhong, Y. Wang, Stephen Leung and K. K. Lai, 2005, “A comparison with the price-only, buy-back, revenue sharing contracts in a manufacturer-retailer channel for a single-period products”, ICMSA 2005, Chengdu, Sichuan, China.

4. Yao Zhong, Jian Liu, and Yonggui Wang, 2008. “Fusing Genetic Algorithm and Ant Colony Algorithm to Optimize Virtual Enterprise Partner Selection Problem.” IEEE CEC 2008, WCCI 2008 Proceedings, June 1-6, 2008,Hong Kong.(EI, ISTP),pp3615-3621.

5. Yao Zhong and Fujun Lai, 2008. “Integrating Item Category Information in Collaborative Filtering Recommender Algorithm.” ICNC08, Jinan City, Sandong Province, 25-27 Oct 2008, China. (EI, ISTP): pp33-38.

6. Yao Zhong, Stephen Leung and K. K. Lai, 2008. “A framework for supply chain risk management on SCOR model. ICIM08, Osaka, Japan, 182-190. (ISTP).

7. Yao Zhong, Lai Fujun, 2009. “Improvement of Hybrid Ant Colony Algorithm and GA in Virtual Enterprise Partner Selection”. 2009 World Congress on Computer Science and Information Engineering (CSIE 2009), March 31 - April 2, 2009, Los Angeles/Anaheim, USA (EI and ISTP)

8. Yao Zhong, Zhang Quan, 2009. “Item-based Clustering Collaborative Filter for High-Dimensional Sparsity Data,” 2009 IEEE Conference on Computational Sciences and Optimization. April 24-26, 2009, Sanya, Hainan Province, China. (EI and ISTP)

9. Yao Zhong. et al. 2009. Returning or Ordering Decision Making in Single-period Inventory Model with Uniform Distribution. IEEE The 39th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering. July 5-8, 2009, Troyes, France. (IE &ISTP)

10. Yao Zhong, 2010, MES developing practice in tobacco manufacturing: A case study. EURO XXIV, Lisbon, Portugal.

11. Yao Zhong, et al. 2010, Retailer Dominated Supply Chain Coordination with Supplier’s Fairness Preference. The 8th International Conference on Industrial Mangement, September 16-18, 2010, Beijing, China. (ISTP)

12. Yao Zhong. et al. 2010. Using Returns Policies to Coordinate the Supply Chain with a Utility Risk Measure Retailer. IEEE The 40th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering. July 25-28, 2010, Awaji Yumebutai, Hyogo, Japan. (IE &ISTP)

13. Yao Zhong. et al. 2010. An ITIL based ITSM practice: A case study of steel manufacturing enterprise. IEEE The 7th International Conference on Service System and Service Management (ISSSM10). June 28-30, 2010, Troyes, France. National Center for Sciences, Tokyo, Japan (IE &ISTP)

Books and Book’s Chapter (In Chinese):

1. Yao Zhong, 1998, Electronic Trading Technology---EDI. Publishing House of Electronics Industry, Beijing, China.

2. Yao Zhong, 1997, The Problems and Answers of C Language. Posts-Telecom Press, Beijing, China.

3. Yao Zhong, 1996, “The Interpretation of the Computer Operation Systems and Database Management Concept (book chapter 5 and 6)”, in Liu Lu (Editor), Computer Assistant Management Terminology, Aviation Industry Press, Beijing, China.