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Shi Chen


Office: 549 PACCAR Hall
Phone: 206-543-7694
Fax: 206-543-3968
Email: shichen(at)uw.edu

Foster School of Business
University of Washington
Box: 353226
Seattle, WA 98195-3226

Shi Chen

Assistant Professor of Operations Management


PhD Stanford University (2013)
MS Tsinghua University (2008)
Diplome d'Ingenieur Ecole Centrale Paris (2007)
BE Tsinghua University (2006)

Academic Expertise

operations management
operations research
supply chain management

Current Research

Inventory management, supply chain-project management interface, socially responsible and sustainable supply chain management, pricing and capacity planning in the cloud computing industry

Positions Held

At the University of Washington since 2013

Selected Publications

  1. Supply Chain Coordination with Multiple Shipments: the Optimal Inventory Subsidizing Contracts
    Journal Article: Chen, S., Lee, H., and Moinzadeh, K., (forthcoming). Operations Research,

Working Papers

“Motivating Suppliers’ Environmental Performance via Pollution Abatement Investments,” with Warren Hausman and Qinqin Zhang.
“Impact of Supply Chain Transparency on Sustainability,” with Qinqin Zhang and Yongpin Zhou.
“Pricing War in Cloud Computing: Utilization-Based versus Reservation-Based Pricing Schemes,” with Hau Lee and Kamran Moinzadeh.


"Developing data center capacity expansion plans" with Google Inc., 2012.
"Material release scheduling for construction projects with modularization and prefabrication" with DCH Global, Inc., 2009.