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Systems Analytics Global Leaders' Seminars: Online Seminar by Professor Ming Hu (May 5, Wed)

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    Dear colleagues and friends,

    It is our great honor to have Professor Ming Hu deliver the coming seminar on May 5 Wed 21:00 (HKT UTC +8) / 09:00 (EDT UTC -4). The details of the seminar follow this message and are presented on the attached poster.

    For the upcoming seminars, please visit the website: https://www.saleaders.hku.hk/. For news and announcements, you are welcome to subscribe to the seminar series through the web link.

    We are looking forward to seeing you.

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    Speaker:

    Ming Hu
    Distinguished Professor of Business Operations and Analytics,
    Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

    Editor-in-Chief, Naval Research Logistics


    Date and time: May 5 (Wed), 2021, 21:00 HKT (GMT+8)  [Local time]
    Zoom link: https://hku.zoom.us/j/93965533071       Zoom meeting ID: 939 6553 3071

     

    Seminar title:
    Several Queueing Models in On-Demand Economy

    Abstract:
    This presentation will discuss several queueing models motivated by the recent applications in the on-demand economy, such as ride-hailing, ride-sharing, and on-demand food delivery. In those settings, queueing models are built to capture spatial movements of servers such as vehicles and food-delivery couriers and temporal waiting by riders for cars or others who are willing to share a ride. These models are used to explain how to alleviate the "wild goose chase" problem in ride-hailing, how to dispatch and route food-delivery couriers when eaters can balk, and how to incentivize individual riders to choose the socially optimal ride-sharing options.

    Speaker bio:
    Ming Hu is the University of Toronto Distinguished Professor of Business Operations and Analytics and a professor of operations management at the Rotman School. His recent research has focused on operations management in the context of the sharing economy, social buying, crowdfunding, crowdsourcing, and two-sided markets, to make full use of operational decisions to benefit society. For further details, please visit http://ming.hu.



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    Yong-Hong Kuo
    Assistant Professor
    The University of Hong Kong
    Pokfulam Road
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