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Biography

Kai Pan is currently an Assistant Professor of Operations Management at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). His research interests include Stochastic and Discrete Optimization, Robust and Data-Driven Optimization, Dynamic Programming, and their applications in Energy Market, Supply Chain, Shared Mobility, Marketing, and Transportation. His research on these topics has been published in Operations Research, INFORMS Journal on Computing, Production and Operations Management, IISE Transactions, European Journal of Operational Research, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Transportation Research Part B, etc.

Education Background

  • Ph.D., Industrial & Systems Engineering, The University of Florida, USA, 2012 - 2016
    • Dissertation Title: Deterministic and Stochastic Unit Commitment Problems: Convex Hulls, Strong Formulations, and Case Studies (The IISE Pritsker Doctoral Dissertation Award, the first place winner, 2017)
    • Advisor: Prof. Yongpei Guan
  • M.S., Industrial & Systems Engineering, The University of Florida, USA, 2012 - 2014
  • B.S., Industrial Engineering, Zhejiang University, China, 2006 - 2010

Research Interests

  • Theories: Stochastic and Discrete Optimization, Robust and Data-Driven Optimization, Dynamic Programming, Game Theory
  • Applications: Energy Market, Smart City, Marketing, Supply Chain, Transportation

Journal Publications

  1. "Integrated Stochastic Optimal Self-Scheduling for Two-Settlement Electricity Markets," with Yongpei Guan. INFORMS Journal on Computing, forthcoming, 2022.
  2. "Computationally Efficient Approximations for Distributionally Robust Optimization under Moment and Wasserstein Ambiguity," with Meysam Cheramin, Jianqiang Cheng, and Ruiwei Jiang. INFORMS Journal on Computing, forthcoming, 2022.
  3. "Managing Stochastic Bucket Brigades on Discrete Work Stations," with Peng Wang, Zhenzhen Yan, and Yun Fong Lim. Production and Operations Management, 31(1): 358-373, 2022.
  4. "Integrated Ad Delivery Planning for Targeted Display Advertising," with Huaxiao Shen, Yanzhi Li, and Youhua (Frank) Chen. Operations Research, 69(5): 1349-1650, 2021.
  5. "Multistage Stochastic Power Generation Scheduling Co-Optimizing Energy and Ancillary Services," with Jianqiu Huang and Yongpei Guan. INFORMS Journal on Computing, 33(1): 352-369, 2021.
  6. "Strong Formulations for Multistage Stochastic Self-Scheduling Unit Commitment," with Yongpei Guan. Operations Research, 64(6): 1482-1498, 2016.
  7. "Cutting Planes for Security-Constrained Unit Commitment with Regulation Reserve," with Jianqiu Huang and Yongpei Guan. IISE Transactions, 53(4): 437-452, 2021.
  8. "Data-driven Planning for Renewable Distributed Generation Integration," with Abolhassan Mohammadi Fathabad, Jianqiang Cheng and Feng Qiu. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 35(6): 4357-4368, 2020. (IF: 6.663)
  9. Single-path Service Network Design Problem with Resource Constraints,'' with Xiangyong Li, Yi Ding, Dapei Jiang and Yash P. Aneja. Transportation Research Part E, 140: 101945, 2020. (IF: 6.875)
  10. "Data-Driven Look-Ahead Unit Commitment Considering Forbidden Zones and Dynamic Ramping Rates," with Ziliang Jin, Lei Fan, and Tao Ding. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 15(6): 3267-3276, 2019. (IF: 10.215)
  11. "A Strengthened Mixed-Integer Linear Programming Formulation for Combined-Cycle Units," with Lei Fan and Yongpei Guan. European Journal of Operational Research, 275(3): 865-881, 2019.
  12. "Bulk Ship Scheduling in Industrial Shipping with Stochastic Backhaul Canvassing Demand," with Lingxiao Wu, Shuaian Wang, and Dong Yang. Transportation Research Part B, 117: 117-136, 2018.
  13. "Polynomial Time Algorithms and Extended Formulations for Unit Commitment Problems," with Yongpei Guan and Kezhuo Zhou. IISE Transactions, 50(8): 735-751, 2018. (download) (ISE Magazine feature article)
  14. "On Service Network Improvement for Shipping Lines under the One Belt One Road Initiative of China," with Dong Yang and Shuaian Wang. Transportation Research Part E, 117: 82-95, 2018.
  15. "Capacity Investment in Supply Chain with Risk Averse Supplier under Risk Diversification Contract," with Juan He and Chao Ma. Transportation Research Part E, 106: 255-275, 2017.
  16. "Data-­Driven Risk-Averse Stochastic Self-­Scheduling for the Combined-­Cycle Units," with Yongpei Guan. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 13(4): 3058-3069, 2017.
  17. "Strengthened MILP Formulation for Certain Gas Turbine Unit Commitment Problems," with Yongpei Guan, Jean-Paul Watson, and Jianhui Wang. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 31(2): 1440-1448, 2016.

Conference Proceedings

  1. "Adaptive Crawling with Cautious Users," with Xiang Li, Tianyi Pan, and Guangmo Tong. In 2019 IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2019) (Acceptance rate: 19.6%)

External Research Grants

  1. Hong Kong RGC General Research Fund (GRF), Principle Investigator. Project title: Data-Driven Resilience Design for Integrated Grid and Mobility Systems. Project period: 2022 - 2024.
  2. Hong Kong RGC General Research Fund (GRF), Principle Investigator. Project title: Data-Driven Planning for Smart Vehicle-Grid Integration Systems. Project period: 2021 - 2023.
  3. National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Principle Investigator. Project title: Optimizing Electrical Power System Operations Considering Limited Supply and Uncertain Net Demand. Project period: 2021 - 2023.
  4. Hong Kong RGC General Research Fund (GRF), Principle Investigator. Project title: Capacity Design for Electrified Shared-Mobility Systems. Project period: 2020 - 2022.
  5. Hong Kong RGC General Research Fund (GRF), Principle Investigator. Project title: Strategic Operations Management in Bicycle-sharing Industry. Project period: 2019 - 2021.
  6. Hong Kong RGC Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS), Chief Supervisor, 2020 - 2023.

Teaching Experience

  • LGT4017: Information Systems for Logistics Management, 2017 Spring, 2018 Spring, 2019 Spring, 2020 Spring, 2021 Spring, 2022 Spring
  • LGT5113: Enterprise Resource Planning, 2018 Spring, 2019 Spring, 2020 Spring, 2022 Spring
  • LGT4115: E-commerce and Logistics, 2019 Spring, 2020 Spring, 2021 Spring, 2022 Spring
  • LGT5152: Information Systems for Supply Chain Management, 2021 Spring

Honors and Awards

  • PBS (PolyU Business School) Fellow Award, 2021
  • The IISE Pritsker Doctoral Dissertation Award, the first place winner, 2017
  • Hearn Graduate Research Award, University of Florida, 2016
  • Linda Parker Hudson Summer Fellowship, University of Florida, 2015
  • Outstanding Graduate with Honor, Zhejiang University, 2010

Ph.D. Student Supervision

  • Ding Zou, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2017 - Present (co-supervisor; jointly supervised with Yulan Wang and Xiaomeng Guo).
  • Abolhassan Mohammadi Fathabad, The University of Arizona, 2017 - Present (co-supervisor; jointly supervised with Jianqiang Cheng).
  • Ziliang Jin, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2020 - Present (chief supervisor; Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme awardee).
  • Bin Tian, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2021 - Present (chief supervisor)
  • Shiyi Jiang, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2021 - Present (chief supervisor)

Academic Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2016 - Present
  • Research Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Zhejiang University, 2010 - 2012

Professional Experience

  • Amazon Corporate LLC, Seattle, Washington, USA; Research Scientist, 2015 Summer
  • GE Grid Solutions (formerly ALSTOM Grid), Redmond, Washington, USA; Research Scientist, 2014 Summer

Recruitment

  • I am always looking for Ph.D. students who are interested in doing research on decision-making under uncertainty with potential applications in smart city operations, energy market, supply chain management, and transportation. Prospective students with solid backgrounds are welcome to email me with your CV.

Updated by Kai Pan (潘凯) on Mar 12, 2022.

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