Doctoral Programs Student Directory

Heng ChenHeng Chen

Ph.D. Candidate in Management Science

 

Email: heng@som.umass.edu
Office: SOM 226

Advisor: Dr. Senay Solak

 

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Education:

M.S., Mathematics, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2011

B.S., Applied Mathematics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, 2008

Graduated with distinction

Research/Teaching Interests:

Stochastic Models

Stochastic Programming

Air Transportation Planning



 

Publications:

H. Chen, S. Solak, "Lower Cost Arrivals for Airlines: Optimal Policies for Managing Runway Operations under Optimized Profile Descent," Production and Operations Management, accepted (2014).


Working papers:
H. Chen, S. Solak, "Optimal Metering Policies for Optimized Profile Descent with Sustainability and Runway Utilization Considerations," in preparation.

H. Chen, S. Solak, "Benefit Analysis of Time-based Metering under the Optimized Profile Descent Context," in preparation.

Refereed Conference Proceedings:

H. Chen, S. Solak, "Runway Operations Planning through Continuous Descent Approach with Sustainability Considerations," Proceedings of the INFORMS MSOM Conference, 2012, June 17-19, New York, NY.

Presentations:

"Panel: The Process of Building a Teaching Portfolio," UMass Amherst Student Chapter of INFORMS, 2014, Mar 7, Amherst, MA.

"Lower Cost Arrival Operations under Optimized Profile Descent," INFORMS Annual Meeting 2013, October 6-9, Minneapolis, MN.

"Environmental Value of Optimal Separation in Continuous Descent Arrivals," INFORMS Annual Meeting 2012, October 14-17, Phoenix, AZ.

"Optimal Runway Planning for Continuous Descent Arrivals with Sustainability Considerations," INFORMS International Meeting 2012, June 24-27, Beijing, China.

"Runway Operations Planning through Continuous Descent Approach with Sustainability Considerations," Proceedings of the INFORMS MSOM Conference, 2012, June 17-19, New York, NY.

"Optimal Separation Policies for Continuous Descent Arrivals," INFORMS Annual Meeting 2011, November 13-16, Charlotte, NC.

Honors and Awards:

Student Chapter Magna Cum Laude Award, INFORMS Annual Meeting (2011)
Distinctive Graduate, Huazhong of Science and Technology (2008)
China National Scholarship, Ministry of Education in China (2007)
Best Paper Award in Mathematical Modeling, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (2006)
Excellent Student of Huazhong University of Science and Technology (2006)
The First Prize of Excellent Student Scholarship, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (2006)
Guanghua Scholarship, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (2005)

 

Teaching Experiences:

Instructor, University of Massachusetts Amherst
OIM 301: Introduction to Operations Management


Teaching Assistant, University of Massachusetts Amherst
OIM 310: Introduction to Management Science
SCH-MGMT 758: Supply Chain Management
SCH-MGMT 797AE: Stochastic Models
MATH 421: Complex Variables
MATH 425: Advanced Multivariate Calculus
MATH 456: Mathematical Modeling
MATH 545: Linear Algebra for Applied Mathematics
MATH 624: Real Analysis II

 

Professional Service:

Cluster Chair, INFORMS International Conference 2012
Session Organizer/Chair, INFORMS Annual Meeting 2014, INFORMS International Conference 2012
Webmaster, INFORMS Section on Aviation Applications, 2013-Present
Webmaster, UMass Amherst Student Chapter of INFORMS, 2011-2012
Volunteer, Northeast Regional INFORMS Conference, 2011
Journal Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems; Transportation Research Part C
Conference Reviewer, 2012 International Conference on Research in Air Transportation (ICRAT)

Professional and Academic Memberships:

Member, Institute of Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
Member, Production and Operations Management Society (POMS)
Member, INFORMS Society on Transportation Science and Logistics (TSL)
Officer, INFORMS Section on Aviation Applications (AAS)

 

Previous Employment:

Economic Analyst in the Credit Department, China Guangfa Bank, Wuhan, China, 2008-2009