Mabel
CHOU, Mabel Associate Professor Department:  Analytics & Operations Office:  BIZ1 8-66 Contact:  (65) 6516 3078 Email:  bizchoum@nus.edu.sg Personal website Curriculum Vitae
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    • Inventory And Warehouse Management
    • Logistics And Supply Chain Analysis
    • Operations And Marketing Interface
    • Operations Research Applications In Health Care
    • Operations/manufacturing Flexibility Design And Analysis
    • Optimisation With Uncertainty
    • Production Scheduling
    • Journal Articles
      • Chou, Mabel, Parlar M. and Zhou Y. (2017), "Optimal Timing to Initiate Medical Treatment for a Disease Evolving as a Semi-Markov Process", Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 175, 1, 194-217
      • Xie J., Fang Y. and Chou, Mabel (2017), "Flexibility Design in Loss and Queueing Systems: Efficiency of K-Chain Configuration", Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal, 29, 2, 286-308
      • Zhong Y., Zheng Z., Chou, Mabel and Teo Chung Piaw (2017), "Resource Pooling and Allocation Policies to Deliver Differentiated Service", Management Science, 64, 4, 1555-1573
      • Chou, Mabel, Sim C.K. and Yuan X.M. (2017), "Infinite Horizon Optimal Policy for an Inventory System with Two Types of Product Sharing Common Hardware Platforms", Operations Research Letters, 45, 1, 12-18
      • Shi P., Chou, Mabel, Dai J.G., Ding D. and Sim J. (2016), "Models and Insights for Hospital Inpatient Operations: Time-Dependent ED Boarding Time", Management Science, 62, 1, 1-28
      • Ding D and Chou, Mabel (2015), "Stowage Planning for Container Ships: A Heuritic Algorithm to Reduce the Number of Shifts", European Journal of Operational Research, 246, 1, 242-249
      • H. Zheng, G. Chua and Chou, Mabel (2014), "On the Performance of Sparse Process Structures in Partial Postponement Production Systems", Operations Research
      • Chou, Mabel, P. Shi, J. Dai, J. Sim and D. Ding (2014), "Models and Insights for Hospital Inpatient Operations: Time-Dependent ED Boarding Time", Management Science, forthcoming
      • C. K. Sim, Chou, Mabel and X. M. Yuan (2013), "Optimal Policies for Inventory Systems with Two Types of Products Sharing Common Hardward Platforms", European Journal of Operational Research, 224(2), 283-292
      • J. Shu, Chou, Mabel, Q. Z. Liu, I. L. Wang and C. P. Teo (2013), "Models for Effective Deployment and Redistribution of Bicycles Within Public Bicycle-Sharing Systems", Operations Research
      • Chou, Mabel, TEO CHUNG PIAW, C. K. Sim and H. Zheng (2012), "Newsvendor pricing problem in a two-sided market", Production and Operations Management , 21(1), 204-208
      • Chou, Mabel, GBA Chua, Teo, Chung Piaw and Huan Zheng (2011), "Process Flexibility Revisited - The Graph Expander and Its Applications ", Operations Research, 59, 5, 1090-1105
      • Chou, Mabel, C. P. Teo and G. Chua (2010), "On Range and Response: Dimensions of Process Flexibility", European Journal of Operational Research, 207(2), 711-724
      • Chou, Mabel, C. P. Teo, G. Chua and H. Zheng (2010), "Design for Process Flexibility: Efficiency of the Long Chains and Sparse Structure", Operations Research, 58(1), 43-58
      • Chou, Mabel, Z. Wang, Q. Kong and C. P. Teo (2009), "Benford's Law and Number Selection in Fixed-Odds Numbers Games", Journal of Gambling Studies, 25(4), 503-521
      • Chou, Mabel, TEO CHUNG PIAW and H. Zheng (2008), "Process flexibility: design, evaluation and applications", Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal, 20(1-2), 59-94, Invited Paper - Formely published as International Journal of Flexible Manufacturing Systems
      • Chou, Mabel, A. O. Brown and C. S. Tang (2008), "The implications of pooled returns policies", International Journal of Production Economics, 111(1), 129-146
      • Chou, Mabel, M. Queyranne and D. Simchi-Levi (2006), "On the asymptotic optimality of a simple on-line algorithm for the stochastic single machine weighted completion time problem and its extensions", Operations Research, 54(3), 464-474
      • Chou, Mabel, M. Queyranne and D. Simchi-Levi (2006), "The Asymptotic Performance Ratio of an On-Line Algorithm for Uniform Parallel Machine Scheduling with Release Dates", Mathematical Programming
      • Chou, Mabel, H. Q. Ye and X. M. Yuan et al. (2006), "Analysis of a Software Focused Products and Service Supply Chain", IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
      • Chou, Mabel (2004), "Asymptotic Optimality of an On-Line Algorithm for the Single Machine Weighted Completion Time Problem with Release Dates", IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
    • Books/Monographs
      • Chou, Mabel (2008), "Return Policies and Coordination of Supply Chain, Supply Chain, The Way to Flat Organisation", Edited by Vedran Kordic
    • Conference/Seminars
      • Chou, Mabel, G. A. Chua and C. P. Teo (2007), "Efficiency of the Long Chain: A Random Walk Approach", Proceedings of the MSOM Conference, 18-19 June 2007, Beijing, China
      • Chou, Mabel, Brown, A. M. and C. S. Tang (2007), "The Implications of Pooled Returns Policies", International Journal of Production Economics
      • Chou, Mabel, Cao, C. X, H. Ye and X. M. Yuan (2006), "TVM Telecommunication and TV Mobile", The 4rd International IEEE Conference on Industrial Informatics
      • Chou, Mabel and Geoffrey Chua (2006), "On the Value of Process Flexibility Structures Considering Sales Revenues and Production Costs"
      • Chou, Mabel, H. Liu, M. Queyranne and D. Simchi-Levi "On the Asymptotic Optimality of Stochastic Scheduling Problems with Release Dates", Proceedings of International Conference on Global Supply Chain Management, Beijing, August 5-7, 2002.
      • Chou, Mabel and Y. Q. Huang "An Integrated Supply Chain Problem with Emergency Supply Options", Proceedings of the Fifth Asia-Pacific Industrial Engineering and Management Systems Conference, 12-15 December 2004, Gold Coast, Australia.
    • Working Papers
      • Chou, Mabel, M. Ang, M. Sim and Kut C. So "A Robust Optimization Framework for Analyzing Distribution Systems with Transshipment", Submitted to Naval Research Logistics
      • Chou, Mabel and H. Tao "The Implications of Supply Contract Flexibility - Pooled Options", Submitted to IEEE Transaction on Engineering Management
      • Chou, Mabel and D. Ding "Stowage Planning for Container Ships to Achieve Operations Efficiency", Submitted to European Journal of Operational Research
      • Chou, Mabel, J. Ang and D. Ding "Critical Timing Issues in Substitution of Successive Generations of Software Products", Submitted to European Journal of Operational Research
      • Chou, Mabel, Russell E., K. Gan and J. Li "Modeling and Optimization of Strategic Alliances in Chemical Shipping", Submitted to European Journal of Operations Research
      • Chou, Mabel, Y. B. Lim and X. M. Yuan "Examine the Pricing and Returns Strategy for a Manufacturer", In preparation
      • Chou, Mabel and H. Tao "Product Selection and Inventory Management for Correlated Products", In preparation
    • Others
      • Chou, Mabel and Q. Kong (2009), "The numbers game: Down a blind alley?", Commentary, Straits Times, Oct. 1
    • Faculty Outstanding Educator Award (NUS) - 2012
    • Department Outstanding Educator Award (NUS) - 2006
    • PhD, Industrial Engineering and Management Science, Northwestern University, USA, 2001
    • M.S., Mathematics, Northwestern University, USA, 1997
    • B.S., Mathematics, National Taiwan University, 1995
    • Associate Professor, National University of Singapore, 2010 - current
    • Visiting Associate Professor, National Taiwan University, 2012
    • Visiting Associate Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012
    • Visiting Associate Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2012
    • Visiting Associate Professor, National Chiao Tung University, 2011
    • Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore, 2001 - 2009
    • Visiting Scholar, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2006
    • Visiting Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002
    • Instructor, Northwestern University, 2000
    • Member of the Joint Admission Committee & Board, The Logistics Institute-Asia Pacific, NUS, 2004 - 2010
    • Associate, Singapore MIT Alliance Program, 2002 - 2003
    • Member of the BBA Review Committee, National University of Singapore, 2002
    • DHL
    • NUH
    • Bosch Singapore
    • Caterpillar
    • Singapore Pools, Singapore
    • CISCO Systems
    • BSc, Probability (Northwestern U)
    • Executive Teaching, Innovation & Project Management
    • Executive Teaching, Supply Chain Management (Mandarin, SF Express)
    • Executive Teaching, Supply Chain Management (CISCO Systems)
    • BSc, Mathematical Analysis in Supply Chain Management
    • BSc, Stochastic Models and Simulation (Northwestern U)
    • BBA: DSC4211, Coordination & Flexibility in Supply Chain Mgt
    • BBA: DSC3201, Supply Chain Management
    • BBA: DSC2003, Management Science
    • MSc: SMA5223, Systems Optimisation: Models and Computation
    • PhD: BDC6101, Seminar in Operations Management and Logistics
    • Area Editor, Computers & Operations Research, July 2016 - present
    • Track Chair, Scheduling and Logistics, International Production and Operations Management Conference, July 21-23, 2014, Singapore
    • Associate Editor, Production and Operations Management, 2015 - present
    • Associate Editor, Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal, 2007 - present
    • Associate Editor, Pacific Journal of Optimization, January 2010 - present
    • Ad hoc reviewer, Asian Case Research Journal
    • Ad hoc reviewer, Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research
    • Ad hoc reviewer, IEEE Transactions
    • Ad hoc reviewer, Computational Optimization and Applications
    • Ad hoc reviewer, Omega
    • Ad hoc reviewer, Naval Research Logistics
    • Ad hoc reviewer, IIE Transactions
    • Ad hoc reviewer, Operations Research
    • Reviewer Panelist, The 5th Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering and Management Systems Conference 2004
    • DS Representative, HSSM Library Committee, April 2004 - present
    • Local Organizing Committee, JSOM 2005, Singapore, Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2005
    • Search Committee Chair, July 2011 - July 2012
    • Search Committee Member, July 2011 - July 2013
    • Seminar Committee Chair, July 2011 - July 2013
    • Executive Committee Member, July 2011 - June 2013
    • Teaching Committee Member, July 2013 - present
    • Committee Member, POMS-HK 2015 Best Student Paper Competition
    • Committee Member, IIE Pritsker Doctoral Dissertation Award, 2012 - present
    • Associate Editor, Pacific Journal of Optimization, Jan 2010 - present
    • Associate Editor, Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal, 2007 - present
    • Committee Chair, IIE Pritsker Doctoral Dissertation Award, 2014 - present
    • BIZ Lounge Committee Member, May - June 2002
    • BBA Curriculum Review Committee Member, July 2002 - June 2003
    • Joint Admission Committee Member, (Dual Masters Program in Logistics & Supply Chain Management), The Logistics Institute - Asia Pacific, January 2004 - May 2010
    • Member, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
    • DS PhD Committee Member, July 2009 - June 2011

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