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Ming Hu

Ming Hu

Professor of Operations Management
PhD Coordinator in Operations Management and Statistics


PhD, Columbia University
MS, Columbia University
MS, Brown University
BS, Nanjing University



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Ming Hu is a Professor of Operations Management at Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto and one of the 2018 Poets & Quants Best 40 Under 40 MBA Professors. His research has been featured in media such as Financial Times. Most recently, he focuses on operations management in the context of sharing economy, social buying, crowdfunding, crowdsourcing, and two-sided markets, with the goal to exploit operational decisions to the benefit of the society. He is the recipient of Wickham Skinner Early-Career Research Accomplishments Award by POM Society (2016) and Best Operations Management Paper in Management Science Award by INFORMS (2017). He currently serves as the editor-in-chief of Naval Research Logistics, co-editor of a special issue of Manufacturing & Service Operations Management on sharing economy and innovative marketplaces, and associate editor of Operations Research and Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, and senior editor of Production and Operations Management. He received a master's degree in Applied Mathematics from Brown University in 2003, and a Ph.D. in Operations Research from Columbia University in 2009.


Academic Positions

  • 2017-

    Professor, University of Toronto

  • 2008-2017

    Assistant / Associate Professor, University of Toronto

Selected Publications - Papers

Selected Publications - Books and Chapters

  • Online Group Buying and Crowdfunding: Two Cases of All-or-Nothing Mechanisms

    with M. Shi, J. Wu


    Issue:Sharing Economy: Making Supply Meet Demand, M. Hu (Ed.)


  • Pricing and Matching in the Sharing Economy

    with Y. Chen, Y. Zhou


    Issue:Sharing Economy: Making Supply Meet Demand, M. Hu (Ed.)


  • Sharing Economy: Making Supply Meet Demand

    Ming Hu (Ed.)



    Pages: 1-540

  • Competition in Multi-Echelon Systems

    with A. Federgruen


    Issue:Tutorials in Operations Research


    Pages: 178-211

Research and Teaching Interests

Pricing and Revenue Management, Supply Chain Management, Interface between Operations Management and Marketing, Social Operations Management, Service Operations

Honors and Awards

  • 2018

    Best 40 Under 40 MBA Professor, Poets & Quants

  • 2017

    Annual Conference Best Paper Award, Honorable Mention, CSAMSE

  • 2018, 2017

    Management Science Distinguished Service Award, INFORMS

  • 2017

    Summer Grant, NET Institute

  • 2017

    Best OM Paper in Management Science, INFORMS

  • 2016

    Wickham Skinner Early-Career Research Accomplishments Award, POMS

  • 2015

    Roger Martin Excellence in Research Award, Rotman School of Management

  • 2015

    Rotman School of Management Teaching Award, University of Toronto

  • 2015

    Annual Conference Best Paper Award, First Prize, CSAMSE

  • 2014

    Junior Faculty Interest Group (JFIG) Paper Competition, Honorable Mention, INFORMS

  • 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013

    M&SOM Meritorious Service Award, INFORMS

  • 2016, 2015, 2011

    Management Science Meritorious Service Award, INFORMS

  • 2011

    Connaught New Researcher Award, University of Toronto

  • 2013-2009

    Excellence in Teaching Award, Rotman School of Management

  • 2009

    Connaught Start-Up Award, University of Toronto

  • 2010-2008

    Innovation Research Award, Hewlett-Packard Labs

Professional Affiliations/Memberships


Academic / Professional Service

  • 2018-

    Editor-in-Chief, Naval Research Logistics

  • 2018-

    Associate Editor, Operations Research

  • 2018

    Co-Editor, Special Issue of Manufacturing & Service Operations Management on Sharing Economy and Innovative Marketplaces

  • 2018-

    Associate Editor, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management

  • 2017-

    Senior Editor, Production and Operations Management

  • 2015-2017

    Associate Editor, Naval Research Logistics

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