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Market Candidates

Market Candidates 2016-12-30T14:42:25+00:00

Inmyung Choi

inmyung-choi-300x200Inmyung Choi is a 5th-year PhD candidate in Information Systems (IS) of the college of business at Iowa State University. He will complete his dissertation, under the supervision of Dr. Joey F. George, by July 2017. He earned his master’s degree from the department of management engineering in the college of business at KAIST. Before pursuing his PhD study, he worked at the subsidiary of Chevron and supported the role of Chief Information Officer and the initiatives of corporate innovation.

Research Interests: His research topic is broadly about the business value of information technology (IT). More precisely, he is interested in examining the contribution of IT (i.e., IT capability, IT investment, and the type of IT applications) on the competitive actions taken by firms and their eventual influence on firm performance. Theoretically, his work is grounded in competitive dynamics literature and the resource-based view. His primary research methods are econometrics, text-analysis, and survey. His works were presented at Americas Conference on Information systems (AMCIS), Academy of Management (AoM) annual meeting, and INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST). Several essays of his dissertation are under review at premier journals in the IS area. One of his work was accepted at AIS Transactions on Replication Research. Also, he was invited to attend the Doctoral Consortium of International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2016.

Teaching Interests: His teaching interests include both managerial and technical aspects of information systems. He taught ‘introduction to management information systems’ (4 sections) and was a teaching assistant for system design and analysis.

More information about him is available from his Website (www.inmyungchoi.com).

David Cortes

img_5713-300x200David Cortes is a fifth-year PhD candidate in Supply Chain Management. Before starting his career in academe David worked in the Supply Chain Department of a Fortune 500 multinational company. His desire to study major supply chain problems drove him to pursue a scholarly path.

In his doctoral dissertation David proposes a novel way to perform vehicle routing and scheduling based on a literature gap he identified in the fields of transportation and cross-docking. His three-essay dissertation targets premier-journals akin to Transportation Science and Decision Sciences.

Dissertation title: The Vehicle Routing Problem and its Intersection with Cross docking
Dissertation chair: Yoshinori Suzuki, PhD
Expected graduation: May 2017.

Research Interests: Issues of Supply Chain Design primarily focusing on Logistics (Transportation and Vehicle Routing) and Purchasing (Smart contracts, supplier selection).

Teaching Interests: Logistics, Operations Management, Purchasing, Demand Planning, Project Management, Data analytics, Decision Tools for Supply Chain Management.

Research Publications

Cantor, D. E., Blackhurst, J. V., & Cortes, J. D. (2014). The clock is ticking: The role of uncertainty, regulatory focus, and level of risk on supply chain disruption decision making behavior. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 72, 159-172.

Suzuki, Y., Cortes, J.D. A Tabu Search with Gradual Evolution Process. Computers and Industrial Engineering. (In press) Available online August 10, 2016.

Research in Progress

Cortes, J. D. A Theoretical Examination of the intersection between Vehicle Routing and Dynamic Cross Docking. Dissertation essay No.1. Target: Transportation Science; target submission date: Fall 2016.

Cortes, J. D. A Metaheuristic for the Capacitated Vehicle Routing Problem with Dynamic Cross Docking. Dissertation essay No.2. Target: Transportation Science; target submission date: Spring 2017

Cortes, J. D. The Capacitated Vehicle Routing Problem with Dynamic Cross-Docking: A Comprehensive Model. Dissertation essay No.3. Target: Transportation Science; target submission date: Summer 2017

Cortes, J.D. Supply Management with a Matching Risk Profile and Economies of Scope. Target: Journal of Business Logistics; target submission date: Fall 2017. Status: model developed, pending computational experiments and analyses.

Feel free to contact David here.


Shih-Hao Lu

shih-hao-lu-photo-213x300Shih-Hao Lu is a 5th-year PhD candidate in Supply Chain Management (SCM) of the college of business at Iowa State University. His research has been accepted in Decision Support Systems (December 2014) and Journal of Business Logistics (forthcoming). His dissertation focuses on driver helper dispatching models during peak seasons in package delivery industry. He will complete his dissertation, under the supervision of Dr. Yoshinori Suzuki, by May 2017. Before pursuing his PhD study, he has accumulated 8 years of work experience in information systems, consultant, and international trading areas.

Research Interests: His primary research interest is mathematical modeling of logistics and transportation problems. His other areas of research interest are decision support systems and green supply chain.

Teaching Interests: His teaching interests include SCM related topics and operational research with supply chain domain knowledge. He has taught “Supply Chain Management” since fall 2014. His latest student evaluation of his class is 4.69/5.