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Houyuan Jiang

Houyuan Jiang

Reader in Management Science

BSc (Anhui Normal University), MSc (Chinese Academy of Science), PhD (University of New South Wales)

Research interests

Combinatorial optimisation (network design, resource allocation and staff scheduling); mathematical programming (the development of theories and algorithms); applied operations research and management science (model building and implementations for real world problems such as network design, revenue management and resource allocation).

Subject group: Operations

Professional experience

Dr Jiang carried out a number of consultancy projects for various industry sectors including services, manufacturing and health while he was at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organizations (CSIRO). He is a member of the Institute of Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) and the Mathematical Programming Society (MPS). He is an editorial board member of International Journal of Revenue Management, Numerical Algebra, Control and Optimization, and Operations Research Letters. He was an editorial board member of Computational Management Science and Production and Operations Management.

Previous appointments

Dr Jiang was a Senior Research Scientist at the Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organizations (CSIRO) in Australia, where he undertook research in combinatorial optimisation and consultancy in applied operations research and management science. Prior to that, he was a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Melbourne, and carried out research in continuous optimisation. He also taught mathematics at both undergraduate and graduate levels at the Guizhou University of Technology in China.

Awards & honours

  • CSIRO Chairman's Medal, 2000
  • Equity and Merit Scholarship Scheme of Australia, 1994

Selected publications

Here are a selection of Houyuan Jiang's publications. Please see the "Selected publications" tab above for a more comprehensive list.

Giallombardo, G., Jiang, H. and Miglionico, G. (2017) "New formulations for the conflict resolution problem in the scheduling of television commercials." Operations Research (DOI: 10.1287/opre.2016.1496) (published online May 2016; forthcoming in print)

Jiang, H., Pang, Z. and Savin, S. (2012) "Performance-based contracts for outpatient medical services." Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 14(4): 654-669 (DOI:10.1287/msom.1120.0402)

Jiang, H., Netessine, S. and Savin, S. (2011) "Robust newsvendor competition under asymmetric information." Operations Research, 59(1): 254-261

Ernst, A.T., Jiang, H. and Krishnamoorthy, M. (2006) "Exact solutions to task allocation problems." Management Science, 52(10): 1634-1646

Jiang, H. and Ralph, D. (2000) "Smooth SQP methods for mathematical programs with nonlinear complementarity constraints." SIAM Journal of Optimization, 10(3): 779-808

Jiang, H. and Qi, L. (1997) "A new nonsmooth equations approach to nonlinear complementarity problems." SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, 35(1): 178-193

Journal articles

Qi, L. and Jiang, H. (1994) "On the range set of variational inequalities." Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 83(3): 565-586 (DOI: 10.1007/BF02207642)

Jiang, H. (1995) "Local properties of solutions of nonsmooth variational inequalities." Optimization, 33(2): 119-132 (DOI: 10.1080/02331939508844069)

Jiang, H. and Qi, L. (1995) "Local uniqueness and convergence of iterative methods for nonsmooth variational inequalities." Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, 196(1): 314-331 (DOI: 10.1006/jmaa.1995.1412)

Jiang, H. and Qi, L. (1996) "A globally and superlinearly convergent trust region algorithm for convex SC1-minimization problems and its application to stochastic programs." Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 90(3): 653-673 (DOI: 10.1007/BF02189800)

Jiang, H. (1996) "Unconstrained minimization approaches to nonlinear complementarity problems." Journal of Global Optimization, 9(2): 169-181 (DOI: 10.1007/BF00121662)

Wei, Z., Qi, L. and Jiang, H. (1997) "Some convergence properties of descent methods." Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 95(1): 177-188 (DOI: 10.1023/A:1022691513687)

Jiang, H. and Qi, L. (1997) "A new nonsmooth equations approach to nonlinear complementarity problems." SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, 35(1): 178-193 (DOI: 10.1137/S0363012994276494)

Qi, L. and Jiang, H. (1997) "Karush-Kuhn-Tucker equations and convergence analysis of Newton methods and quasi-Newton methods for solving these equations." Mathematics of Operations Research, 22(2): 301-325

Jiang, H., Fukushima, M., Qi, L. and Sun, D. (1998) "A trust region method for solving generalized complementarity problems." SIAM Journal on Optimization, 8(1): 140-157 (DOI: 10.1137/S1052623495296541)

Kanzow, C. and Jiang. H. (1998) "A continuation method for (strongly) monotone variational inequalities." Mathematical Programming, 81(1): 103-125 (DOI: 10.1007/BF01584847)

Facchinei, F., Jiang, H. and Qi, L. (1999) "A smoothing method for mathematical programs with equilibrium constraints." Mathematical Programming, 85(1): 107-134 (DOI: 10.1007/s10107990015a)

Jiang, H. and Ralph, D. (1999) "QPECgen, a MATLAB generator for mathematical programs with quadratic objectives and affine variational inequality constraints." Computational Optimization and Applications, 13(1-3): 25-49 (DOI: 10.1023/A:1008696504163)

Facchinei, F., Jiang, H. and Qi, L. (1999) "A smoothing method for mathematical programs with equilibrium constraints." Mathematical Programming, 85(1): 107-134

Jiang, H. (1999) "Global convergence analysis of the generalized Newton and Gauss-Newton methods of the Fischer-Burmeister equation for the complementarity problems." Mathematics of Operations Research, 24(3): 529-543

Fischer, A. and Jiang, H. (2000) "Merit functions for complementarity and related problems: a survey." Computational Optimization and Applications, 17(2-3): 159-182 (DOI: 10.1023/A:1026598214921)

Jiang, H. and Ralph, D. (2000) "Smooth SQP methods for mathematical programs with nonlinear complementarity constraints." SIAM Journal of Optimization, 10(3): 779-808

Ernst, A.T., Jiang, H., Krishnamoorthy, M., Nott, H. and Sier, D. (2001) "An integrated optimization model for train crew management." Annals of Operations Research, 108(1-4): 211-224

Jiang, H. and Ralph, D. (2003) "Extension of quasi-Newton methods to mathematical programs with complementarity constraints." Computational Optimization and Applications, 25(1-3): 123-150

Jiang, H., Krishnamoorthy, M. and Sier, D. (2004) "Preface." Annals of Operations Research, 127(1/4): 17-20

Ernst, A.T., Jiang, H., Krishnamoorthy, M., Owens, B. and Sier, D. (2004) "An annotated bibliography of personnel scheduling and rostering." Annals of Operations Research, 127(1/4): 21-144

Ernst, A.T., Jiang, H., Krishnamoorthy, M. and Sier, D. (2004) "Staff scheduling and rostering: a review of applications, methods and models." European Journal of Operational Research, 153(1): 3-27

Gale, K., Jiang, H. and Westcott, M. (2005) "An optimization method for the identification of minimal sets of discriminatory gene markers: application to cultivar identification in wheat." Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, 3(2): 269-279

Jiang, H. (2006) "A Lagrangian relaxation approach for network inventory control of stochastic revenue management with perishable commodities." Journal of the Operational Research Society, 13 December (DOI: 10.1057/palgrave.jors.2602359)

Ernst, A.T., Jiang, H. and Krishnamoorthy, M. (2006) "Exact solutions to task allocation problems." Management Science, 52(10): 1634-1646

Horn, M.E.T., Jiang, H. and Kilby, P. (2007) "Scheduling patrol boats and crews for the Royal Australian Navy." Journal of the Operational Research Society, 58(10): 1284-1293 (DOI: 10.1057/palgrave.jors.2602300)

Jiang, H. and Xu, H. (2008) "Stochastic approximation approaches to the stochastic variational inequality problem." IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 53(6): 1462-1475 (DOI: 10.1109/TAC.2008.925853)

Jiang, H. (2008) "A Lagrangian relaxation approach for network inventory control of stochastic revenue management with perishable commodities." Journal of the Operational Research Society, 59(3): 372-380 (DOI: 10.1057/palgrave.jors.2602359)

Ernst, A.T., Hamacher, H., Jiang, H., Krishnamoorthy, M. and Woeginger, G. (2009) "Uncapacitated single and multiple allocation p-hub center problems." Computers & Operations Research, 36(7): 2230-2241

Jiang, H. and Pang, Z. (2011) "Network capacity management under competition." Computational Optimization and Applications, 50(2): 287-326 (DOI: 10.1007/s10589-010-9340-8)

Jiang, H., Netessine, S. and Savin, S. (2011) "Robust newsvendor competition under asymmetric information." Operations Research, 59(1): 254-261

Jiang, H., Pang, Z. and Savin, S. (2012) "Performance-based contracts for outpatient medical services." Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 14(4): 654-669 (DOI: 10.1287/msom.1120.0402)

Hult, E., Jiang, H. and Ralph, D. (2014) "Exact computational approaches to a stochastic uncapacitated single allocation p-hub center problem." Computational Optimization and Applications, 59(1/2): 185-200 (DOI: 10.1007/s10589-013-9629-5)

Jiang, H. and Miglionico, G. (2014) "Airline network revenue management with buy-up." Optimization: A Journal of Mathematical Programming and Operations Research, 63(6): 849-865 (DOI: 10.1080/02331934.2014.896079)

Giallombardo, G., Jiang, H. and Miglionico, G. (2017) "New formulations for the conflict resolution problem in the scheduling of television commercials." Operations Research (DOI: 10.1287/opre.2016.1496) (published online May 2016; forthcoming in print)

Special issues of journals

Jiang, H., Krishnamoorthy, M. and Sier, D. (eds.) (2004) "Special issue on staff scheduling and rostering: theory and applications." Annals of Operations Research, 127-128(1-4)

Book chapters

Jiang, H., Qi, L., Chen, X. and Sun, D. (1996) "Semismoothness and superlinear convergence in nonsmooth optimization and nonsmooth equations." In Di Pillo, G. and Giannessi, F. (eds.): Nonlinear optimization and applications. New York: Plenum Publishing Corporation, pp.197-212

Jiang, H. and Ralph, D. (1998) "Global and local superlinear convergence analysis of Newton-type methods for semismooth equations with smooth least squares." In Fukushima, M. and Qi, L. (eds.): Reformulation - nonsmooth, piecewise smooth, semismooth and smoothing methods. Boston MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp.181-209

Jiang, H. (1999) "Potential reduction methods for the complementarity problem." In Eberhard, A., Hill, R., Ralph, D. and Glover, B.M. (eds.): Progress in optimization: contribution from Australasia. Boston, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp.177-192

Ernst, A.T., Jiang, H., Krishnamoorthy, M., Nott, H. and Sier, D. (2001) "Rail crew scheduling and rostering: optimization algorithms." In Voss, S. and Daduna, J.R. (eds.): Computer-aided scheduling of public transport, lecture notes in economics and mathematical systems. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer Verlag, pp.53-72

Ernst, A.T., Jiang, H. and Krishnamoorthy, M. (2006) "New Lagrangian heuristic for the task allocation problem." In Joshi, M.C., Pani, A.K. and Sabnis, S.V. (eds.): Industrial Mathematics. Oxford: Alpha Science International, pp.137-158

Conference papers

Jiang, H., Ralph, D. and Tin Loi, F. (1997) "Identification of yield limits as a mathematical program with equilibrium constraints." In Grzebieta, R.H., Al-Mahaidi, R. and Wilson, J.L. (eds.): Australasian Conference on The Mechanics of Structures and Materials, 15th, Balkema, Rotterdam. Rotterdam: Balkema, pp.399-404

Jiang, H., Lam, L., Owens, B., Sier, D. and Westcott, M. (2004) "Predicting emergency department status." In: International Conference on Optimization: Techniques and Applications, 6th, 9-11 December 2004, Ballarat, Australia.

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Contact details

Houyuan Jiang
Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1AG
UK

Tel: +44 (0)1223 765466
Fax: +44 (0)1223 339701

h.jiang@jbs.cam.ac.uk

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