Ying-Ju Chen holds a joint appointment between School of Business and Management (Department of ISOM) and School of Engineering (Department of IELM) at HKUST.
Prior to the current position, he was a faculty in the Department of IEOR at UC Berkeley.
He obtained a Ph D degree in Operations Management from Stern School of Business at New York University in 2007, and he also holds (third prize), the Harold Mac Dowell Award from Stern School, 6-time Meritorious Service Awards from Management Science and Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, and other awards and fellowships during his academic journey. His current research interests lie inocially responsible operations, operations-marketing interface, and supply chain management.
Yen-Ting Lin and Ying-Ju Chen, 2015, "Competitive outsourcing: choosing between value-added services and key component supplying capability," International Journal of Production Research 53(12) 3635 -- 3650.
Production and Operations Management, Quantitative Marketing and Economics, Naval Research Logistics, Operations Research Letters, International Journal of Production Economics, and Performance Evaluation.
Even if his fans and detractors universally acknowledge that he’s more or less a douchy hack of a producer and scriptwriter, Yu Zheng is probably having the last laugh right and counting his dough all the way to the bank.
His just finished airing C-drama was a smash hit thanks to the youthful vitality, natural good looks, and undeniable chemistry of its two leads Chen Xiao and Zhao Li Ying.
And both can more or less act, not exactly budding thespians but at least a good level above the usual horrifying and ugly duds such as Mickey He or Yuan Shan Shan found lurching around a Yu Zheng drama.
Either he was onto something or the man has got luck aplenty, because while fans have been clamoring for another reunion project with Chen Xiao and Zhao Li Ying, Yu Zheng’s about to release his first movie into the big screen on August 13th that just happens to star those two.
Talk about striking while the iron is hot, though this movie filmed some time ago and the leading lady is actually not Zhao Li Ying but instead C-movie actress Zhou Dong Yu, herself a rising ingenue who was plucked from obscurity by famed C-director Zhang Yimou for his 2010 movie with Mickey He, Yuan Shan Shan, and Du Chun, and now this third story will be moved to the big screen (title is 宫锁沉香 in Chinese).
Zhou Dong Yu plays the protagonist, a young court maid that meets her kindred spirit in the Palace in Zhao Li Ying’s also fresh-faced newly arrived court maid.
The two best friends’ lives take a diverging path as Zhao Li Ying’s ambition pushes her to seduce the 9th Prince play by Zhu Zi Xiao (Peer Zhu) as well as the male lead 13th Prince played by Chen Xiao, who has a love triangle with both girls.