中文
LI Yifu
Non-tenured Associate Professor
Department of Management Science
Discipline: Operations Management
Email:yifuli@ustc.edu.cn
Joined University of Science and Technology of China in 2022

    Dr. Yifu Li is a Tenure-Track Associate Professor at the School of Management, University of Science and Technology of China. He obtained his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2018. His research area is behavioral operations research and service operation management.


RESEARCH INTERESTS

    Research area: behavioral operations research and service operation management

    Research interests: service behavior modeling, service design and optimization, service operations management

    Methodologies: mathematical psychology modeling, combinatorial optimization, game theory 

    Applications: entertainment service (e.g., live streaming shows and video games), training service (e.g., rehabilitation and fitness programs), R&D service (e.g., innovation contest and bidding program), logistic service (e.g., delivery, manufacturing outsourcing), healthcare service (appointment schedule)


ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

    Tenure-track Associate Professor, School of Management, University of Science and Technology of China, 2022-Now

    Assistant Professor, International Business School Suzhou, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, 2020-2022

    Research Fellow, National University of Singapore, 2019-2020


EDUCATION

    Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2018

    Visiting Ph.D. Student in Operations Management, Johns Hopkins University, Feb - May 2018 

    B.Eng. in Computer Science and Technology, Dalian University of Technology, 2013

    B.B.A. in Logistics Management, Dalian University of Technology, 2012

  

PUBLICATIONS

    1. Yifu Li*, Christopher Thomas Ryan, Lifei Sheng. (2023). Optimal sequencing in single-player games. Management Science 69(10):6057-6075. (UTD-24) 

    2. Yifu Li, Tinglong Dai, Xiangtong Qi. (2022). A theory of interior peaks: Activity sequencing and selection for service design. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management 24(2):993-1001. (UTD-24)

    3. Yifu Li, Chenhao Zhou*, Peixue Yuan, Thi Tu Anh Ngo. (2023). Experience-based territory planning and driver assignment with predicted demand and driver present condition. Transportation Research Part E 171, 103036: 1-20. (ABS-3/ABDC-A*)

    4. Yifu Li*, Xiangtong Qi. (2022). A geometric branch and bound algorithm for the service-bundle design problem. European Journal of Operational Research. 303(3):1044-1056.   (ABS-4/ABDC-A*)    

    5. Yifu Li, Peng Luo, Wei Zhang*, Xiaowei Fan+, Shuijing Jie. (2024). Performance Enhancement in Two-stage Innovation Contests: Feedback and Elimination Schemes. Forthcoming in International Transaction in Operational Research.

   

WORKING PAPERS

    1.Y Li, CT Ryan, L Sheng, B Wong. Optimal World Design in Video Gameshttps://christopher-thomas-ryan.github.io/papers/world-design.pdf 


GRANTS

    1. Principal investigator, Modeling and scheduling problem of the coproductive service considering customer participation and experience, National Natural Science Foundation of China (Youth Program),  300K RMB, 2023.1-2025.12.

    2Principal investigator, An Investigation of the Innovative Crowdsourcing Contest Design Problem Considering Participation Behaviors, University of Science and Technology of China (Youth  Key Research Program),  300K RMB, 2024.1-2025.12.


AWARDS

    1. Honorable Mention, Best Student Paper Competition, The Ninth POMS-HK International Conference 2018

    2. Finalist, The INFORMS 2017 IBM Service Science Best Student Paper Award Competition, INFORMS Service Science Section 2017

    3. Meritorious Winner, Mathematical Contest in Modeling, COMAP 2013

    4. Meritorious Winner, Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling, COMAP 2011 & 2012