Faculty

Rachel Chen
Associate Professor of Management

Research Expertise: Operations and supply chain management, service operations, dynamic pricing

Associate Professor Rachel Chen is an expert in operations research and supply chain management. Her work has been published in leading journals, including IIE Transactions, Management Science, Marketing Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations ManagementOperations Research Letters, and Production and Operations Management.

Chen has presented her research widely in the U.S. and internationally, most recently at the 4th International Annual Overseas Chinese Scholars Association in Management Science and Engineering (OCSAMSE) Conference (Tianjin, China); Shanghai University of Finance and Economics; Shanghai JiaoTong University; the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) Conference; Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University; the Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society (MSOM) Conference (Haifa, Israel); the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) Conference; the Michael H. Rothkopf Memorial Conference, Smeal College of Business, Penn State University; and many more. She is an associate editor of Decision Science Journal and IIE Transactions and serves on the editorial reviewer board of Production and Operations Management. She is a former associate editor of the Decision Science Journal.

Chen grew up in central China and moved to Shanghai to attend Tongji University and pursue a bachelor’s degree in computer science. Three years later, she obtained her master’s in management information systems from Fudan University. She received her M.S. from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management in 2002 and her Ph.D. in operations management a year later. She taught for three years at the management school at UC Riverside before joining the faculty at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management.

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