Research Interests
Efficiency and Productivity issues
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 38:4 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: 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.