Ming Zhao

Title Associate Professor of Operations Management
Email mzhao@nospam666c0bbd2e93f.udel.edu
Office 355 Purnell Hall


Ming Zhao is an assistant professor of operations management in the Department of Business Administration at the University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics. Before joining UD, Dr. Zhao was an assistant professor at the University of Houston. After he received a Ph.D. degree from the Department of Industrial & System Engineering at the University at Buffalo, he joined in IBM’s T.J. Watson research center as a postdoctoral researcher and then a senior operations research specialist in SAS.


  • Ph.D. in operations research, SUNY at Buffalo

Select Publications

  • M. Zhao and M. Zhang, 2020, “Multiechelon Lot Sizing: New Complexities and Inequalities,” Operations Research, 68(2), 534-551.

Awards & Honors

  • LeRoy and Lucille Melcher Faculty Excellence Award for Research 2019
  • Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research Practice Finalist 2014


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