Dr. Chen's current research interests include efficiency and productivity issues in the operation of information systems, information technologyÍs impact on operations performance, and methodology development of Data Envelopment Analysis. Her work has appeared in such journals as the European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Production Economics, Information Technology & Management Journal, Annals of Operations research, OMEGA, Socio-Economic Planning Science, and others. She is a member of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS).

Education

Ph D: Operations Management, (2000), University of Massachusetts Amherst - Amherst, MA

MS: Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, (1992), School of Economics and Management, Southeast University - Nanjing, China

BS: Industrial Engineering, (1988), Zhejiang University - Hangzhou, China

Selected Awards and Honors

Best Reviewer Award - OMEGA journal

Selected Publications

Du, J., Chen, Y., Huang, Y. (2018) "A Modified Malmquist-Luenberger Productivity Index: Assessing Environmental Productivity Performance in China.," European Journal of Operational Research 269:1 pp. 171–187

Yang, F., Wei, F., Li, Y., Huang, Y., Chen, Y. (2018) "Expected efficiency based on directional distance function in data envelopment analysis," Computers & Industrial Engineering 125: pp. 33–45

Chen, Y., Khezrimotlagh, D., (2018) "Decision Making and Data Envelopment Analysis - Theory, Modeling and Applications," Springer

Chen, Y., Yu, Y., (2018) "Strategy and Performance of Knowledge Flow - University-Industry Collaborative Innovation in China," Springer

Zhou, H. (Southeast University, China), Yang, Y., Chen, Y. (UMass Lowell), Zhu, J. (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) (2018) "DEA application in sustainability: The origins, development and future directions," European Journal of Operational Research 264: pp. 1-16

Chen, Y., Chen, Y., Oztekin, A. (2017) "A hybrid data envelopment analysis approach to analyse college graduation rate at higher education institutions," INFOR: Information Systems and Operational Research 55:3 pp. 188–210

Chen, Y., Zhang, L., (2017) "Equivalent solutions to additive two-stage network data envelopment analysis," European Journal of Operational Research 263:3 pp. 1189-1191

Chen, Y., Guo, C., Wei, F., (2017) "A note on second order cone programming approach to two-stage network data envelopment analysis," European Journal of Operational Research 263:2 pp. 733-735

Misiunas, N., Oztekin, A., Chen, Y., Chandra, K. (2016) "DEANN: A healthcare analytic methodology of data envelopment analysis and artificial neural networks for the prediction of organ recipient functional status.," Omega 58: pp. 46 - 54

AlEbbini, L., Oztekin, A., Chen, Y. (2016) "FLAS: Fuzzy Lung Allocation System for US-based Transplantations," European Journal of Operational Research 248:3 pp. 1051–1065

Galagedera, D.U., Watson, J., Premachandra, I., Chen, Y. (2015) "Modeling leakage in two-stage DEA models: An application to US mutual fund families," Omega

Chen, Y., Du, J. (2015) "Super-Efficiency in Data Envelopment Analysis," Springer pp. 381–414

Du, J., Chen, Y., Huo, J. (2015) "DEA for non-homogenous parallel networks," Omega 56: pp. 122

Du, J., Wang, J., Chen, Y., Chou, S., Zhu, J. (2014) "Incorporating health outcomes in Pennsylvania hospital efficiency: an additive super-efficiency DEA approach," Annals of Operations Research 221:1 pp. 161-172

Chen, Y., Cook, W.D., Zhu, J. (2014) "Additive Efficiency Decomposition in Network DEA," Data Envelopment Analysis: A Handbook on the Modeling of Internal Structures & Networks pp. 91

Li, Y., Chen, Y., Liang, L., Xie, J. (2014) "DEA Models for Extended Two-Stage Network Structures," Data Envelopment Analysis: A Handbook on the Modeling of Internal Structures & Networks pp. 261

Du, J., Chen, Y., Cook, W.D., Liang, L., Zhu, J. (2014) "Evaluating Two-Stage Network Structures: Bargaining Game Approach," Data Envelopment Analysis: A Handbook on the Modeling of Internal Structures & Networks pp. 165

Chen, Y., Cook, W.D., Kao, C., Zhu, J. (2014) "Network DEA Pitfalls: Divisional Efficiency and Frontier Projection," Data Envelopment Analysis: A Handbook on the Modeling of Internal Structures & Networks pp. 31

Chen, Y., Du, J., Sherman, H.D., Zhu, J. (2014) "Shared Resources and Efficiency Decomposition in Two-Stage Networks," Data Envelopment Analysis: A Handbook on the Modeling of Internal Structures & Networks pp. 189

Chen, Y., Cook, W.D., Zhu, J. (2014) "Two-Stage Network Processes: DEA Frontier Identification," Data Envelopment Analysis: A Handbook on the Modeling of Internal Structures & Networks pp. 79

Chen, Y., Cook, W.D., Kao, C., Zhu, J. (2013) "Decision Support: Network DEA pitfalls: Divisional efficiency and frontier projection under general network structures," European Journal of Operational Research 226: pp. 507-515

Chen, Y., Djamasbi, S., Du, J., Lim, S. (2013) "Integer-valued DEA super-efficiency based on directional distance function with an application of evaluating mood and its impact on performance," International Journal of Production Economics 146: pp. 550-556

Cui, Y., Chen, Y., Liu, J., Lee, Y.-., Wu, J., Wang, X. (2013) "State management in IPv4 to IPv6 transition," Network, IEEE 29:6 pp. 48-53

Chen, Y., Du, J., Huo, J. (2013) "Super-efficiency based on a modified directional distance function," Omega 41: pp. 621-625

Hwang, S., Chen, C., Chen, Y., Lee, H., Shen, P. (2013) "Sustainable design performance evaluation with applications in the automobile industry: Focusing on inefficiency by undesirable factors," Omega 41: pp. 553-558

Chen, Y., Cook, W.D., Kao, C., Zhu, J. (2013) "Network DEA pitfalls: Divisional efficiency and frontier projection under general network structures," European Journal of Operational Research 226:3 pp. 507-515

Li, Y., Chen, Y., Liang, L., Xie, J. (2012) "DEA models for extended two-stage network structures," Omega 40:5 pp. 611-618

Du, J., Chen, C., Chen, Y., Cook, W.D., Zhu, J. (2012) "Decision Support: Additive super-efficiency in integer-valued data envelopment analysis," European Journal of Operational Research 218: pp. 186-192

Chen, Y., Du, J., Huo, J. (2012) "Super-efficiency based on a modified directional distance function," Omega (United Kingdom) 41:3 pp. 621-625

Hwang, S.N., Chen, C., Chen, Y., Lee, H.S., Shen, P.D. (2012) "Sustainable design performance evaluation with applications in the automobile industry: Focusing on inefficiency by undesirable factors," Omega (United Kingdom) 41:3 pp. 553-558

Du, J., Chen, C., Chen, Y., Cook, W.D., Zhu, J. (2012) "Additive super-efficiency in integer-valued data envelopment analysis," European Journal of Operational Research 218:1 pp. 186-192

Du, J., Liang, L., Chen, Y., Cook, W.D., Zhu, J. (2011) "A bargaining game model for measuring performance of two-stage network structures," European Journal of Operational Research 210:2 pp. 390-397

Gregoriou, G.N., Pascalau, R., Chen, Y. (2011) "Congestion in commodity trading advisors," INFOR 49:1 pp. 63-74

Premachandra, I.M., Chen, Y., Watson, J. (2011) "DEA as a tool for predicting corporate failure and success: A case of bankruptcy assessment," Omega 39:6 pp. 620-626

Du, J., Wang, J., Chen, Y., Chou, S.Y., Zhu, J. (2011) "Incorporating health outcomes in Pennsylvania hospital efficiency: an additive super-efficiency DEA approach," Annals of Operations Research pp. 1-12

Du, J., Liang, L., Chen, Y., Cook, W.D., Zhu, J. (2011) "Interfaces with Other Disciplines: A bargaining game model for measuring performance of two-stage network structures," European Journal of Operational Research 210: pp. 390-397

Chen, Y. (2011) "Productivity of Automobile Industries Using the Malmquist Index: Evidence from the Last Economic Recession," Journal of CENTRUM Cathedra 4:2 pp. 165-181

Chen, Y., Liang, L. (2011) "Short Communication: Super-efficiency DEA in the presence of infeasibility: One model approach," European Journal of Operational Research 213: pp. 359-360

Chen, Y., Liang, L. (2011) "Super-efficiency DEA in the presence of infeasibility: One model approach," European Journal of Operational Research 213:1 pp. 359-360

Chen, Y., Du, J., David Sherman, H., Zhu, J. (2010) "DEA model with shared resources and efficiency decomposition," European Journal of Operational Research 207:1 pp. 339-349

Du, J., Liang, L., Chen, Y., Bi, G.b. (2010) "DEA-based production planning," Omega 38:1-2 pp. 105-112

Chen, Y., Du, J., Sherman, H.D., Zhu, J. (2010) "Decision Support: DEA model with shared resources and efficiency decomposition," European Journal of Operational Research 207: pp. 339-349

Chen, Y., Cook, W.D., Zhu, J. (2010) "Deriving the DEA frontier for two-stage processes," European Journal of Operational Research 202:1 pp. 138-142

Chen, Y., Cook, W.D., Zhu, J. (2010) "Production, Manufacturing and Logistics: Deriving the DEA frontier for two-stage processes," European Journal of Operational Research 202: pp. 138-142

Chen, Y., Cook, W.D., Zhu, J. (2010) "Deriving the DEA frontier for two-stage processes," European Journal of Operational Research 202:1 pp. 138-142

Chen, Y., Cook, W.D., Li, N., Zhu, J. (2009) "Additive efficiency decomposition in two-stage DEA," European Journal of Operational Research 196:3 pp. 1170-1176

Wu, J., Liang, L., Chen, Y. (2009) "DEA game cross-efficiency approach to Olympic rankings," Omega 37:4 pp. 909-918

Chen, Y., Gregoriou, G.N., Rouah, F.D. (2009) "Efficiency persistence of bank and thrift CEOs using data envelopment analysis," Computers and Operations Research 36:5 pp. 1554-1561

Chen, Y., Liang, L., Zhu, J. (2009) "Equivalence in two-stage DEA approaches," European Journal of Operational Research 193:2 pp. 600-604

Chen, Y., Liang, L., Zhu, J. (2009) "O.R. Applications: Equivalence in two-stage DEA approaches," European Journal of Operational Research 193: pp. 600-604

Chen, Y., Cook, W.D., Li, N., Zhu, J. (2009) "Additive efficiency decomposition in two-stage DEA," European Journal of Operational Research 196:3 pp. 1170-1176

Chen, Y., Liang, L., Zhu, J. (2009) "Equivalence in two-stage DEA approaches," European Journal of Operational Research 193:2 pp. 600-604

Ali, A.I., Chen, Y. (2009) "Extending Data Envelopment Analysis to Comparative Performance Assessment," Empirical Economics Letters 8:2 pp. 189-196

Li, Y., Liang, L., Chen, Y., Morita, H. (2008) "Models for measuring and benchmarking olympics achievements," Omega 36:6 pp. 933-940

Chen, Y., Zhu, J. (2007) "Interval and Ordinal Data: How Standard Linear DEA Model Treats Imprecise Data," New York: Springer pp. 35-62

Yu, A.B., Chen, Y., Zhao, N., Jia, D.W. (2007) "Machinability evaluation of machinable ceramics with DEA method," Tianjin Daxue Xuebao (Ziran Kexue yu Gongcheng Jishu Ban)/Journal of Tianjin University Science and Technology 40:2 pp. 148-152

Chen, Y. (2007) "Imprecise dea -envelopment and multiplier model approaches," Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research 24:2 pp. 279-291

Chen, Y., Liang, L., Yang, F. (2006) "A DEA game model approach to supply chain efficiency," Annals of Operations Research 145:1 pp. 5-13

Chen, Y., Liang, L., Yang, F., Zhu, J. (2006) "Evaluation of information technology investment: a data envelopment analysis approach," Computers and Operations Research 33: pp. 1368-1379

Chen, Y., Liang, L., Yang, F. (2006) "A DEA game model approach to supply chain efficiency," Annals of Operations Research 145:1 pp. 5

Gregoriou, G.N., Chen, Y. (2006) "Evaluation of commodity trading advisors using fixed and variable and benchmark models," Annals of Operations Research 145:1 pp. 183-200

Chen, Y., Morita, H., Zhu, J. (2005) "Context-dependent DEA with an application to Tokyo public libraries," International Journal of Information Technology and Decision Making 4:3 pp. 385-394

Chen, Y. (2005) "Interfaces with Other Disciplines: Measuring super-efficiency in DEA in the presence of infeasibility," European Journal of Operational Research 161: pp. 545-551

Chen, Y. (2005) "On preference structure in data envelopment analysis," International Journal of Information Technology and Decision Making 4:3 pp. 411-431

Chen, Y., MORITA, H., ZHU, J. (2005) "Context-Dependent Dea with an Application to Tokyo Public Libraries," International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making 4:3 pp. 385-394

Chen, Y. (2005) "Measuring super-efficiency in DEA in the presence of infeasibility," European Journal of Operational Research 161:2 pp. 545-551

Chen, Y., Ali, A.I. (2004) "DEA Malmquist productivity measure: New insights with an application to computer industry," European Journal of Operational Research 159:1 pp. 239-249

Chen, Y., Ali, A.I. (2004) "Interfaces with Other Disciplines: DEA Malmquist productivity measure: New insights with an application to computer industry," European Journal of Operational Research 159: pp. 239-249

Chen, Y. (2004) "Ranking efficient units in DEA," Omega 32:3 pp. 213-219

Chen, Y., Sherman, H.D. (2004) "The benefits of non-radial vs. radial super-efficiency DEA: an application to burden-sharing amongst NATO member nations," Socio-economic planning sciences 38: pp. 307-320

Chen, Y., Sherman, H.D. (2004) "The benefits of non-radial vs. radial super-efficiency DEA: An application to burden-sharing amongst NATO member nations," Socio-economic planning sciences 38:4 pp. 307-320

Chen, Y., Motiwalla, L.F., Khan, M.R. (2004) "Using Super-Efficiency Dea to Evaluate Financial Performance of E-Business Initiative in the Retail Industry," International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making 3:2 pp. 337-351

Chen, Y., Zhu, J. (2004) "Measuring Information Technology’s Indirect Impact on Firm Performance," Information Technology & Management 5:1 pp. 9-22

Chen, Y. (2003) "A non-radial Malmquist productivity index with an illustrative application to Chinese major industries," International Journal of Production Economics 83:1 pp. 27-35

Chen, Y., Zhu, J. (2003) "DEA models for identifying critical performance measures," Annals of Operations Research 124:1-4 pp. 225-244

Chen, Y., Wang, H.M. (2003) "Growth morphologies and mechanism of TiC in the laser surface alloyed coating on the substrate of TiAl intermetallics," Journal of Alloys and Compounds 351:1-2 pp. 304-308

Chen, Y., Morita, H., Zhu, J. (2003) "Multiplier bounds in DEA via strong complementary slackness condition solution," International Journal of Production Economics 86:1 pp. 11-19

Chen, Y., Zhu, J. (2003) "DEA Models for Identifying Critical Performance Measures," Annals of Operations Research 124:1-4 pp. 225-244

Chen, Y., Ali, A.I. (2002) "Output-input ratio analysis and DEA frontier," European Journal of Operational Research 142:3 pp. 476-479

Selected Presentations

Does efficiency matter in the relationship between diversity and firm value? - Academy of Management annual meeting, August 2017 - Altlanta, GA

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

Improving Organ Transplantation with Advanced Analytics (), Grant - Chen, Y.

(2014), Contract - National Ocean University (Taipei, Taiwan) Chen, Y.

summer research support, international travel expenses plus on site living cost (2011), Contract - School of Management, University of Science & Technology of China, Hefei, China Chen, Y.

summer research support, international travel expenses plus on site living cost (2008), Contract - School of Management, University of Science & Technology of China, Hefei, China Chen, Y.

Research Currently in Progress

Firm diversification and operation efficiency: An investigation through DEA Yang, Y., Jiang, R., Chen, Y.

The effect of venture capital investments on innovative opportunities and technological arbitrage opportunities Yang, Y., Wei, F., Chen, Y.