Hongyan Jenny Li

Staff portrait: Hongyan Jenny Li

Hongyan Jenny Li is Associate Professor at the Department and is located in building 2628(M), office 321.

How long have you been employed at the Department of Economics and Business?
I have returned to CORAL for nine months since last August, but I worked as a postdoc at Aarhus School of Business from 2007-2010 where I was also affiliated with CORAL.

What is your background?
I am from Northwestern China but went to the university in Northeastern China where it is really cold in the winter. I received my PhD in Management Science from Lancaster University Management School, UK, in 2007. Afterwards I started in a position as postdoc at Aarhus School of Business. In 2010 I went back to China and worked as an associate professor at Northeastern University for a while. 

What are your main areas of research?
My research interests are broadly ranging and include operational and supply chain management, revenue management and decision science. I mainly apply analytical methods to study supply chain collaboration, inventory control and revenue management problems.

What research projects are you working on at the moment?
In line with one of the courses I am teaching, I am working on a few projects on supply chain collaboration with pricing and competition at the moment. In addition, recently I started to develop a new research interest in behavioural management. This topic lies at the frontier of operation research. There is a great deal of problems that are worth looking into.

What are you involved in teaching-wise at the moment?
Apart from research, I am also passionate about teaching. I have gained teaching qualifications in higher education both in Denmark and China. I taught and teach numerous courses such as Operations and Supply Chain Management, Revenue Management, Simulation, and I plan to teach Mathematics for Business next semester. I also supervise a variety of bachelor and master projects as well as internships. I was also involved in our master students' study trip this March.

Are you planning to take part in any conferences or the like abroad in the near future?
I am going to the EURO and INFORMS joint conference on Operations Research this July in Rome.

Are you expecting any visiting researchers from abroad in the near future (or have you had any visitors from abroad recently)?
Yes, I have tried to invite some researchers in our area from abroad to visit us sometime this summer or fall, but nothing is fixed yet. I had visitors in my previous position at ASB. 

Are you cooperating with researchers from other departments at AU at the moment?
Not yet, but I believe there is good potential for me to pursue cooperation with researchers from the management or psychology department in the future.

What do you do when you are not at work?
At this moment I am pretty much occupied by many tasks: research, teaching, learning Danish and settling down in Aarhus. However, if I had time, I would love to do a lot of sports, visiting friends and traveling to other cities or countries. At this moment, I only manage to play badminton a couple of times per week. Swimming, tennis and hiking are on my list. 

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