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Tao Yao

Associate Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

349 Leonhard Building

tyy1@psu.edu

814-865-8040

Research Areas:

Operations Research, Production, Supply Chain, and Service Systems Engineering

Interest Areas:

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Mathematics, Peking University, 1995
  • MS, Mathematics, UCLA, 1999
  • MS, Engineering Economics System and Operations Research, Stanford University, 2003
  • Ph D, Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University, 2005

Publications

Book, Chapters

  • Mengyao Gao, Bo Zhang, Vicki M Bier and Tao Yao, 2015, A Heuristic Method for Identifying Near-Optimal Defending Strategies for a Road Network Subject to Traffic Congestion, Springer International Publishing, pp. 143–158

Journal Articles

  • Hongcheng Liu, Tao Yao, Runze Li and Yinyu Ye, 2017, "Folded Concave Penalized Sparse Linear Regression: Complexity, Sparsity, Statistical Property, and Algorithmic Theory", Mathematical Programming
  • Hongcheng Liu, Tao Yao and Runze Li, 2016, "Global solutions to folded concave penalized nonconvex learning", The Annals of Statistics, 44, (2), pp. 629–659
  • Hongcheng Liu, G Du, L Zhang, M Lewis, X Wang, Tao Yao, Runze Li and Xuemei Huang, 2016, "Folded concave penalized learning in identifying multimodal MRI marker for Parkinson’s disease", Journal of Neuroscience Methods
  • Ke Han, Hongcheng Liu, Vikash V Gayah, Terry L Friesz and Tao Yao, 2016, "A robust optimization approach for dynamic traffic signal control with emission considerations", Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies
  • Yiou Wang, Hongcheng Liu, Ke Han, Terry L Friesz and Tao Yao, 2016, "Day-to-day congestion pricing and network resilience", Transportmetrica A: Transport Science, 11, (9), pp. 873–895
  • Andreas Thorsen and Tao Yao, 2016, "Robust inventory control under demand and lead time uncertainty", Annals of Operations Research, pp. 1–30
  • Benedetto Piccoli, Ke Han, Terry L Friesz, Tao Yao and Junqing Tang, 2015, "Second-order models and traffic data from mobile sensors", Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 52, pp. 32–56
  • Bo Zhang, Tao Yao, Terry L Friesz and Yuqi Sun, 2015, "A tractable two-stage robust winner determination model for truckload service procurement via combinatorial auctions", Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, 78, pp. 16–31
  • Hongcheng Liu, Ke Han, Vikash V Gayah, Terry L Friesz and Tao Yao, 2015, "Data-driven linear decision rule approach for distributionally robust optimization of on-line signal control", Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 59, pp. 260–277
  • Ke Han, Yuqi Sun, Hongcheng Liu, Terry L Friesz and Tao Yao, 2015, "A bi-level model of dynamic traffic signal control with continuum approximation", Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 55, pp. 409–431
  • Bo Zhang, Hongwei Ding, Hongbo Li, Wei Wang and Tao Yao, 2014, "A sampling-based stochastic winner determination model for truckload service procurement", Networks and Spatial Economics, 14, (2), pp. 159–181
  • Ke Han, Terry L Friesz and Tao Yao, 2014, "A variational approach for continuous supply chain networks", SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, 52, (1), pp. 663–686
  • Qing Yang, Tao Yao, Ting Lu and Bo Zhang, 2014, "An overlapping-based design structure matrix for measuring interaction strength and clustering analysis in product development project", Engineering Management, IEEE Transactions on, 61, (1), pp. 159–170
  • Baichun Feng, Tao Yao, Bin Jiang and Srinivas Talluri, 2014, "How to motivate vendor’s RFID adoption beyond mandate? A retailer’s perspective", International Journal of Production Research, 52, (7), pp. 2173–2193
  • Ke Han, Vikash V Gayah, Benedetto Piccoli, Terry L Friesz and Tao Yao, 2014, "On the continuum approximation of the on-and-off signal control on dynamic traffic networks", Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, 61, pp. 73–97
  • Byung Do Chung, Hsun-Jung Cho, Terry L Friesz, Henh Huang and Tao Yao, 2014, "Sensitivity analysis of user equilibrium flows revisited", Networks and Spatial Economics, 14, (2), pp. 183–207
  • Qing Yang, Ting Lu, Tao Yao and Bo Zhang, 2014, "The Impact of Uncertainty and Ambiguity Related to Iteration and Overlapping on Schedule of Product Development Projects", International Journal of Project Management, 32, (5), pp. 827-837
  • Mike Mingcheng Wei, Tao Yao, Bin Jiang and Scott Young, 2013, "Profit Seeking vs. Survival Seeking: An Analytical Study of Supplier's Behavior and Buyer's Subsidy Strategy", Production and Operations Management, 22, (2), pp. 268-282
  • Yongma Moon and Tao Yao, 2013, "Investment Timing for a Dual Channel Supply Chain", European Journal of Industrial Engineering, 7, (2), pp. 148-174
  • Tao Yao, Bin Jiang and Hongcheng Liu*, 2013, "Impact of Economic and Technical Uncertainties on Dynamic New Product Development", IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 60, (1), pp. 157-168
  • Lifan Fan, Tao Yao, Terry Friesz and Xu Chen, 2013, "Strategic Pricing and Production Planning Using a Stackelberg Differential Game with Unknown Demand Parameters", IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 60, (3), pp. 581-591
  • Ke Han, Terry L. Friesz and Tao Yao, 2013, "A Partial Differential Equation Formulation of Vickrey's Bottleneck Model, Part I: Methodology and Theoretical Analysis", Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, 49, pp. 55-74
  • Ke Han, Terry L. Friesz and Tao Yao, 2013, "A Partial Differential Equation Formulation of Vickrey's Bottleneck Model, Part II: Computation and Application", Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, 49, pp. 75-93
  • Terry L. Friesz, Ke Han, Amir Mimand, Pedro Neto and Tao Yao, 2013, "Dynamic user equilibrium based on a hydrodynamic model", Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, 47, (1), pp. 102-126
  • Ke Han, Terry L. Friesz and Tao Yao, 2013, "Existence of Simultaneous Route and Departure Choice Dynamic User Equilibrium", Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, 53, pp. 17-30
  • Baichun Feng, Tao Yao and Bin Jiang, 2013, "Analysis of Market-Based Adjustable Outsourcing Contract under Uncertainties", Production and Operations Management, 22, (1), pp. 178-188
  • Terry L Friesz, Ke Han, Hongcheng Liu and Tao Yao, 2013, "Dynamic congestion and tolls with mobile source emission", Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, 80, pp. 818–836
  • Tao Yao, Mike Mingcheng Wei, Bo Zhang and Terry L Friesz, 2012, "Congestion derivatives for a traffic bottleneck with heterogeneous commuters", Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, 46, (10), pp. 1454–1473
  • Byung Do Chung, Jiahan Li, Tao Yao, Changhyun Kwon and Terry L Friesz, 2012, "Demand learning and dynamic pricing under competition in a state-space framework", Engineering Management, IEEE Transactions on, 59, (2), pp. 240–249
  • Bin Jiang, Srinivas Talluri and Tao Yao, 2012, "Improving supplier’s situation through supplier cooperation: The case of Xintang jeans town", International Journal of Production Economics, 139, (2), pp. 431–437
  • Qing Yang, Xiaofeng Zhang and Tao Yao, 2012, "An Overlapping-Based Process Model for Managing Schedule and Cost Risk in Product Development", Concurrent Engineering: Research and Applications, 20, (1), pp. 3-17
  • Byung Do Chung, Tao Yao and Bo Zhang, 2012, "Dynamic Traffic Assignment under Uncertainty: A Distributional Robust Chance-Constrained Approach", Networks and Spatial Economics, 12, (1), pp. 167-181
  • Byung Do Chung, Tao Yao, Terry L. Friesz and Hongcheng Liu, 2012, "Dynamic congestion pricing with demand uncertainty: A robust optimization approach", Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, 46, (10), pp. 1504-1518
  • Supreet Reddy Mandala, Soundar Kumara and Tao Yao, 2012, "Detecting Alternative Graph Clustering", Physical Review E, 86, (1)
  • Yongma Moon, Tao Yao and Sungsoon Park, 2011, "Price Negotiation under Uncertainty", International Journal of Production Economics, 134, (2), pp. 413-423
  • Byung Do Chung, Jiahan Li and Tao Yao, 2011, "Dynamic pricing and inventory control with nonparametric demand learning", International Journal of Services Operations and Informatics, 6, (3), pp. 259-271
  • Byung Do Chung, Tao Yao, Chi Xie and Andreas Thorsen, 2011, "Robust Optimization Model for A Dynamic Network Design Problem under Demand Uncertainty", Networks and Spatial Economics, 11, (2), pp. 371-389
  • Yongma Moon, Tao Yao and Bin Jiang, 2011, "Outsourcing versus joint venture from vendor's perspective", International Journal of Production Economics, 129, (1), pp. 23-31
  • Tao Yao, John Weyant and Baichun Feng, 2011, "Competing or coordinating: IT R&D investment decision making subject to information time lag", Information Technology and Management, 12, (3), pp. 241–251
  • Aharon Ben-Tal, Byung Do Chung, Supreet Reddy Mandala and Tao Yao, 2011, "Robust optimization for emergency logistics planning: Risk mitigation in humanitarian relief supply chains", Transportation research part B: methodological, 45, (8), pp. 1177–1189
  • Tao Yao, Susan H Xu and Bin Jiang, 2011, "Trigger strategy equilibriums in stochastic differential games with information time lags: an analysis of cooperative production strategies", SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, 49, (3), pp. 1197–1220
  • Yongma Moon and Tao Yao, 2011, "A robust mean absolute deviation model for portfolio optimization", Computers & Operations Research, 38, (9), pp. 1251–1258
  • Bin Jiang, Srinivas Talluri, Tao Yao and Yongma Moon, 2010, "Breaking the winner’s curse in outsourcing", Decision Sciences, 41, (3), pp. 22
  • Yongma Moon, Tao Yao and Terry L. Friesz, 2010, "Dynamic Pricing and Inventory Policies: A Strategic Analysis of Dual Channel", Service Science, 2, (3), pp. 196-215
  • Tao Yao, Terry L. Friesz, Mike Mincheng Wei and Yafeng Yin, 2010, "Congestion Derivatives for a Traffic bottleneck", Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, 44, (10), pp. 1149-1165
  • Tao Yao, Bin Jiang, Scott Young and Srinivas Talluri, 2010, "Outsourcing Timing, Contract Selection, and Negotiation", International Journal of Production Research, 48, (2), pp. 305-326
  • Tao Yao, Supreet Reddy Mandala and Byung Do Chung, 2009, "Evacuation Transportation Planning Under Uncertainty: A Robust Optimization Approach", Networks and Spatial Economics, 9, pp. 171-189
  • Changhyun Kwon, Terry L. Friesz, Reetabrata Mookherjee, Tao Yao and Baichun Feng, 2009, "Non-cooperative Competition among Revenue Maximizing Service Providers with Demand Learning", European Journal of Operational Research, 197, (3), pp. 981-996
  • Terry Friesz, Reetabrata Mookherjee and Tao Yao, 2008, "Securitizing congestion: The congestion call option", Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, 42, (5), pp. 407-437
  • Bin Jiang, Tao Yao and Baichun Feng, 2008, "Valuate Outsourcing Contracts from Vendors' Perspective: A real options approach", Decision Sciences, 39, (3), pp. 383-405

Conference Proceedings

  • Benedetto Piccoli, Ke Han, Terry L Friesz and Tao Yao, 2013, "Estimating fuel consumption and emissions via traffic data from mobile sensors", pp. 472–477
  • Andreas Thorsen, Hongcheng Liu and Tao Yao, 2013, "Robust Inventory Control Under Lead Time Uncertainty", IIE Annual Conference. Proceedings, Institute of Industrial Engineers-Publisher, pp. 3869
  • LiYing Cui, Soundar Kumara and Tao Yao, 2011, "Service Composition Using Dynamic Programming and Concept Service (CS) Network", Proceedings of the 2011 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, pp. 8
  • Jiahan Li, Tao Yao and Haibing Gao, 2010, "A Revenue Maximizing Strategy Based on Bayesian Analysis of Demand Dynamics", Proceedings of the SIAM Conference on Mathematics for Industry: Challenges and Frontiers (MI09), pp. 8
  • Vittal Prabhu and Tao Yao, 2010, "Engineering Education in Service Systems", 3rd International Symposium for Engineering Education, pp. 8
  • Jiahan Li, Tao Yao and Haibing Gao, 2009, "A Revenue Maximizing Strategy Based on Bayesian Analysis of Demand Dynamics", SIAM proceedings: Mathematics for industry, pp. 174–181
  • Supreet Reddy Mandala, Tao Yao and Soundar Kumara, 2009, "Modularity Optimization under Uncertainty: A Robust Optimization Approach", Proceedings of the 2009 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, pp. 6
  • Sejoon Park, Shiwoo Lee and Tao Yao, 2008, "Comparative Studies of Stochastic Portfolio Construction Models with Geometric Average Rate of Return", Proceedings of the 2008 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, pp. 6
  • Yongma Moon and Tao Yao, 2008, "Whimsical or Coherent Offers in Negotiation under Incomplete Information: A Real Option Approach", Proceedings of the 2008 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, pp. 6
  • SeJoon Park, Shiwoo Lee and Tao Yao, 2008, "Comparative Studies of Stochastic Portfolio Construction Models with Geometric Average Rate of Return", IIE Annual Conference. Proceedings, Institute of Industrial Engineers-Publisher, pp. 1504
  • Yongma Moon and Tao Yao, 2007, "Inefficiency of Dual Channel in E-business: Asymmetric Cost Structure and Customer Behavior", pp. 1–6
  • Li Qian, Yongma Moon, David Ben-Aireh and Tao Yao, 2007, "Price Decision in the Supply Chain of One Product Family with Price-dependent Demand", pp. 1–6
  • Tao Yao, 2006, "Dynamic R&D Projects Selection: The Role of Uncertainty and Managerial flexibility", IIE Annual Conference. Proceedings, Institute of Industrial Engineers-Publisher, pp. 1
  • John Weyant and Tao Yao, 2005, "Strategic R&D investment under uncertainty in information technology: Tacit collusion and information time lag", Real Options Conference

Technical Reports

  • Tao Yao and Terry L Friesz, 2014, "Computational and Data-Enabled Analysis for Sustainable Transportation Systems"
  • Susan H Xu and Tao Yao, 2013, "Strategic outsourcing contract participation and selection under cost uncertainty"
  • Jeremy L Schroeder, Michael Demetsky, Terry L Friesz and Tao Yao, 2012, "Infrastructure Management: Project A: Developing a framework for prioritizing infrastructure improvements on critical freight corridors; Project B: Developing a market based framework for freight infrastructure management"
  • Byung Do Chung, Terry L Friesz, Taeil Kim and Tao Yao, 2011, "Robust congestion pricing under demand uncertainty"
  • Terry L Friesz and Tao Yao, 2010, "Dynamic, Stochastic Models for Congestion Pricing and Congestion Securities"
  • Tao Yao, Aharon Ben-Tal, Byung Do Chung and Supreet Reddy Mandala, 2010, "Robust Optimization for Dynamic Traffic Assignment Under Demand Uncertainty"
  • Aharon Ben-Tal, Supreet Reddy Mandala and Tao Yao, 2009, "Evacuation under data uncertainty: robust linear programming model"

Other

  • Tao Yao, 2005, "R & D Investment Dynamics Under Uncertainty: Theory and Application"

Research Projects

  • January 2016 - December 2019, "Robust multiple objective decision making models and their applications for portfolio selection," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation China).
  • July 2013 - June 2017, "Robust and Dynamic Prototyping of Strategies for Sustainable Network Congestion Management," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • January 2016 - December 2017, "Statistical Learning, Optimization and Application for Complex System in the Environment of Big Data," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation China).
  • May 2015 - August 2016, "Optimization and Statistical Learning: Models and Algorithms," (Sponsor: Marcus PSU-Technion Partnership).
  • September 2010 - August 2015, "BECS - A Theory of Complex Transportation Network Design (CSEE)," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • July 2008 - June 2011, "Congestion Options: A Market Solution to Congestion Externalities," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • July 2008 - December 2011, "REU: Congestion Options: A Market Solution to Congestion Externalities," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • September 2009 - August 2011, "REU: Stochastic Dynamic Game-Theoretic Models of Urban Freight Systems," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • July 2008 - June 2009, "The Service Enterprise Engineering (SEE) Center," (Sponsor: Ben Franklin Technology Center of Central & Northern Pennsylvania, Inc.).

Honors and Awards

  • Penn State University Academic Computing Fellowship (for PhD Advisee Andreas Thorsen), Penn State University, January 2011 - December 2014
  • Best Paper Award, Supply Chain and Logistics Track, IIE Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, 2013
  • Marcus Fellowship (for PhD Advisee Hongcheng Liu), Penn State University, 2012
  • Best Paper Award, Computer and Information Systems Track, IIE Industrial Engineering Research Conference, 2011
  • Best Paper Award, Computer and Information Systems Track, IIE Industrial Engineering Research Conference, 2009
  • Best Paper Competition Award, Finalist, The Service Science Section, INFORMS, 2009
  • INFORMS George B. Dantzig Dissertation Award, Honorable Mention, INFORMS, 2006
  • Best Student Paper Award, Runner-up, INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology, 2005

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Committee Member, ABET Committee, August 2016 - August 2017
  • Committee Member, Engineering Faculty Council, April 2012 - August 2015
  • Committee Member, Computing Committee, August 2012 - August 2014
  • Chairperson, Executive Committee, August 2013 - August 2014
  • Committee Member, Awards Committee, August 2012 - August 2013
  • Committee Member, ABET Committee, August 2012 - August 2013
  • Committee Member, IT Committee, March 2012 - August 2013
  • Committee Member, Undergraduate Committee, August 2010 - August 2012
  • Committee Member, Scholarship Committee, August 2008 - August 2010
  • Committee Member, Undergraduate Committee, August 2007 - August 2008
  • Committee Member, Graduate Committee, August 2006 - August 2007
  • Committee Member, Undergraduate Committee, August 2005 - August 2006
  • Committee Member, Promotion and Tenure Committee, August 2016

Service to External Organizations:

  • Chairperson, Invited/Sponsored Session Chair: INFORMS 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, INFORMS, June 2009 - June 2014
  • President, IIE, June 2007 - June 2012
  • Chairperson, Invited Track Chair, 2011 IERC Computer & Information System Track, September 2010 - September 2011
  • Chairperson, Invited/Sponsored Session Chair: IERC 2010, 2009, IERC, June 2008 - June 2011
  • Co-Chairperson, International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, May 2011 - December 2011
  • Committee Member, International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, May 2011 - December 2011
  • Other, Invited Discussant: MSOM iFORM SIG 2009, April 2009 - August 2009
  • Member, Committee on Transportation Network Modeling, ADB30, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, May 2012
  • Chairperson, Track Chair, 2017 POMS Annual Conference Manufacturing Operations Track, September 2016
 


 

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