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Invited Speakers

Speaker I

Prof. Chao Wang, Beijing University of Technology, China

Biography: Dr. Chao Wang is a professor in the College of Economics and Management, Beijing University of Technology, China. He received a Ph.D. from Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU) in 2015 with joint training at Purdue University in 2013 and 2014. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Polymer Studies and Department of Physics of Boston University from 2017 to 2019. His research interests include complexity economics, sustainable supply chains, and complex networks. He has published over 70 papers in various journals, such as Omega, Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Ecological Economics, Transportation Research Part A/D, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, and Applied Energy. He is an editor in International Journal of Supply Chain and Operations Resilience, International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, and Clean Technologies and Recycling.

Speaker II

Prof. Qingyu Zhang, Shenzhen University, China

Biography: Dr. Qingyu Zhang is a Full Professor and Director of the Research Institute of Business Analytics and Supply Chain Management at Shenzhen University, China. He is a Distinguished Professor of Pearl River Scholar. Prior to this, he was a Tenured Professor at Arkansas State University, USA. He earned his PhD in Manufacturing Management and Engineering from the University of Toledo, USA, and M.E., B.E. & B.A. from Tsinghua University, China. His research interests include supply chain management, sustainable operations, and social responsibility. He won the Jack Meredith Best Paper Award in the Journal of Operations Management in 2016.