Bo Chen (PhD, DSc, FAcSS)

Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

Professor of Operational Research and Management Science


Warwick Business School

University of Warwick

Coventry, CV4 7AL

England, United Kingdom

+44 24-76524755 +44 24-76524539 B.Chen{at}warwick{dot}ac{dot}uk

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B.Sc. (Zhejiang University, China); M.Sc. (Chinese Academy of Sciences); Ph.D. (Erasmus University, The Netherlands)

  Professional Affiliations

I started my academic career as an Assistant Profesor in 1982 at Zhejiang University (China). After obtaining my Ph.D., I joined the faculty of the University of Warwick (UK) in 1994. I sit on the Management Board of the Centre for Discrete Mathematics and its Applications; am Senior Associate of the Centre for Complexity Science.

Other past or current professional affiliations include: Visiting Professor of Stanford University; Chair Professor of Tsinghua University; Guest Professor of Zhejiang University; Tai-Shan Scholar Chair Professor of Shandong Province, China; Visiting Professor of University of Cambridge; Honoured Professor of Fudan University.

Teaching Courses


Quantitative Methods of Analysis (Probabilities, Statistics and Optimization); Quantitative Methods for Multivariate Analysis; Mathematical Programming I (Linear Programming); Mathematical Programming II (Integer Programming and Non-Linear Optimization); Mathematical Programming III (Combinatorial Optimization).


Recent Advances in Operational Research and Operations Management

A list of selected postgraduate dissertations that I supervised can be found here

Research Interests and Publications

  Combinatorial optimization

  Scheduling theory

  Game theory, mechanism design

A list of research publications is here or here. A video of media interview on some research works can be found here and here.

Professional Services

Associate Editor / Member of Editorial (Advisory) Board (current):

  Journal of Combinatorial Optimization

  International Journal of Systems Science

  International Journal of Operational Research

  International Journal of Mathematics in Operational Research

  International Journal of Advanced Operations Management

  Journal of Scheduling

  Journal of Systems Science and Complexity

  Omega: The International Journal of Management Science

Professional Societies

 Fellow of the Operational Research Society of UK

 Member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences

 Member of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

 Member of the Game Theory Society

 Fellow of the Higher Education Academy