Leveraging Data Analytics for Organizational Decision Making


Title: Leveraging Data Analytics for Organizational Decision Making

Dr. Yu-Wang Chen (陈玉旺)

The University of Manchester, UK


Data analytics is the science of structuring, cleaning, analyzing and mining data with the objective of discovering useful insights and supporting informed decision making. In this talk, I will briefly explore the scope of data analytics, big data, and interpretable machine learning in the context of organizational decision making. A range of different cases and real-world applications will be introduced for illustrating how to leverage data analytics to drive better business insights.



Dr. Yu-Wang Chen is currently Senior Lecturer in Decision Sciences at Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS), The University of Manchester. Prior to his current appointment, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate, and then appointed as a Lecturer in 2011 at the Decision and Cognitive Sciences (DCS) research centre of AMBS, and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Computer Science, Hong Kong Baptist University. He has served as the Programme Director for MSc Business Analytics at AMBS from 2014 to 2018, which led to a high QS ranking of 8th in the world. He received the PhD degree in Control and System Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2008. His research interests are mainly in the areas of Decision and System Sciences, Operational Research and Data Analytics. He has published over 50 research articles in leading journals, such as EJOR, IS, C&OR, KBS, IEEE T-FS and IEEE T-SMC, 5 books or book chapters and 30 publications in conference proceedings. He has completed as PI/Co-I several research projects funded by ERC, EPSRC, Innovate UK, NSFC, etc. He acted as Associate Editor of the Decision Analytics Journal (Springer) and Editorial Board Member of Complexity, Web Intelligence: An International Journal and International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management (Emerald).

陈玉旺(Yu-wang Chen)2008年在上海交通大学获工学博士学位,现为英国曼彻斯特大学决策科学高级讲师(Senior Lecturer/ Associate Professor in Decision Sciences),博士生导师。此前2008年至2011年分别在香港浸会大学计算机系和英国曼彻斯特大学决策与认知科学研究中心开展博士后研究。20114月在欧洲科技合作计划(European COST)资助下任西班牙Malaga大学访问学者近年来负责的曼彻斯特大学商业分析硕士专业在2018QS全球专业排名中取得欧洲第一全球第六的优异成绩。其主要研究领域为决策与系统科学数据分析和供应链管理等近年来作为项目负责人或主要完成人承担完成EPSRC, ERC, Innovate UK, NSFC等资助的多项科研项目。并EJOR, C&OR, IEEE  T-SMC, IS等期刊国际会议上发表了学术论文80余篇并担任过多个国际期刊的副主编或编委,包括Complexity, Web Intelligence, Decision AnalyticsInternational Journal of Productivity and Performance Management


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