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Rotman Professor Wins Early Career Award for Operations Management Research.

May 25, 2016

Toronto – An associate professor of operations management has received a prestigious award which recognizes his research accomplishments from the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS).

Prof. Ming Hu was presented with the Wickham Skinner Early-Career Research Accomplishments Award at the 27th annual conference of POMS, which was held earlier this month in Orlando, FL.  The award is the only one in the field of operations management that is based on published or accepted for publication research within 6 years after the nominee’s PhD graduation. Prof. Hu’s body of work was reviewed in terms of its ability to broaden, extend, and alter the way that production and operations management is conceptualized, practiced, and viewed.

“Prof. Hu is a prolific researcher who pushes new frontiers of research on innovation operations,” noted Christopher Tang, who is the UCLA Distinguished Professor and Edward W. Carter Chair in Business Administration at UCLA Anderson School and the editor of Manufacturing & Service Operations Management.

Prof. Hu’s research explores various topics in revenue management and supply chain management. His research has received media coverage in Canada and internationally. He was the recipient of Innovation Research Award by Hewlett-Packard Labs in 2008-2010; Honorable Mention in the Junior Faculty Interest Group Paper Competition by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) in 2014; and First Prize, Annual Conference Best Paper Award by Chinese Scholars Association for Management Science and Engineering (CSAMSE) in 2015. In 2016 he was the co-winner of the Martin Excellence in Research Award, which is presented annually to faculty members at the Rotman School who have achieved distinction for their research activities. Prof. Hu’s most recent research has focused on operations management in the context of social buying, crowdfunding, crowdsourcing, and two-sided markets. Prof. Hu received his PhD from Columbia University.

Production and Operations Management Society is an international professional organization representing the interests of POM professionals from around the world. The Society publishes the POM Journal, listed among Financial Times premier research journals in the annual ranking of MBA and EMBA programs.

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