Faculty Directory

Tao Lu

Visiting Assistant Professor




PhD, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2016; MPhil, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2013; BS, Beijing Jiaotong University, 2011

Areas of Expertise

Operations and Management Science

Current Research Topics

  • Supply chain management
  • Ocean transport logistics
  • Operations in the sharing economy

Professional Activities

Academic positions

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Tuck School of Business, 2018–present
  • Assistant Professor, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, 2016–present

Working Papers

  • With C.Y. Lee and L.H. Lee, “Coordinating Pricing and Empty Container Repositioning in Two-Depot Systems”
  • With Y.J. Chen, B. Tomlin, and Y. Wang, “Selling Co-Products through a Distributor: The Impact on Product Line Design”
  • With Y.J. Chen, J.C. Fransoo, and C.Y. Lee, “Shipping to Heterogeneous Customers with Competing Carriers”
  • With Z. Zheng and Y. Zhong, “Maximizing the Benefits of On-Demand Workforce: Fill Rated-Based Allocation and Coordination Mechanism”

Selected Publications

  • With J.C. Fransoo and C.Y. Lee, “Carrier Portfolio Management for Shipping Seasonal Products,” Operations Research, 65(5), 2017
  • With C.Y. Lee, “Inventory Competition with Yield Reliability Improvement,” Naval Research Logistics, 62(2), 2015