Bintong Chen

Associate Dean for Research,
Professor of Business Administration,
Director, Institute for Financial Services Analytics

Department: Operations
Campus Address: 118 Lerner Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-2756


Research Interests:

  • Optimization, game theory, and applications.
  • Supply chain and service operations management.
  • Productivity analysis and performance evaluation.


  • Ph.D. -  University of Pennsylvania, Decision Science, 1990
  • M.S. - University of Pennsylvania, Systems Engineering, 1987
  • B.S. - Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Electrical Engineering&Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, 1985
  • Curriculum Vitae


  • J. Yue, J. Austin, Z. Huang, and B. Chen, “A game theory approach to price and advertisement decisions in a manufacturer-retailer supply chain”, 2009 DSI Proceedings, (2009).The
    paper has been selected as the “Distinguished Paper in Supply Chain Management Track”
  • Y. Xia, B. Chen, and P. Kouvelis, "Market-based supply chain coordination by matching suppliers' cost structures with buyers' order profiles", Management Science 54, (2008), 1861-1875.
  • J. Yue, B. Chen, and M. Wang, "Expected value of distribution information for the newsvendor problem", Operations Research 54, (2006), 1128-1136.
  • B. Chen, X. Chen, and C. Kanzow, “A penalized Fischer-Burmeister NCP-function", Mathematical Programming 88, (2000), 211-216.
  • B. Chen and N. Xiu, “A global linear and local quadratic non-interior continuation method for nonlinear complementarity problems based on Chen-Mangasarian smoothing function", SIAM Journal of Optimization 9, (1999), 605-623.
  • B. Chen and C.S. Lin, “Robust min-max regret one-median location problem on tree", Networks 31, (1998), 93-103.
  • B. Chen and P.T. Harker, “Smooth approximations to nonlinear complementarity problems", SIAM Journal of Optimization 7, (1997), 403-420.
  • B. Chen and P.T. Harker, “A non-interior continuation method for linear complementarity problems", SIAM Journal of Matrix Analysis and Applications 14, (1993), 1168-1190.
  • D. Kraay, P.T. Harker and B. Chen, “Optimal pacing of trains in freight railroads: model formulation and solution", Operations Research 39, (1991), 82-99.
  • K.W. Ross and B. Chen, “Optimal scheduling of interactive and noninteractive traffic in telecommunication systems", IEEE Transaction on Automatic Control 33, (1988), 261-267.

Awards & Honors

  • MBA Teaching Award, Lerner College of Business and Economics, University of Delaware, 2012-2013.
  • “Thousand Expert Plan” of China, 2010.
  • “Chang Jiang Scholar”, Chinese Education Ministry, 2008.
  • The Don and Mary Ann Parachini Faculty Fellowship, College of Business, Washington State University, 2006–2009.
  • Outstanding Advisor Award, Graduate and Professional Student Association, Washington State University, 2007.
  • College of Business Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, Washington State University, 2004, 2007.
  • College of Business Dean’s Excellence Fellow, Washington State University, 2004, 2006, 2007.
  • Listed in “Who’s Who Among American Teachers”, 2005.
  • The finalist of Marian E. Smith Faculty Achievement Award, Washington State University, 2003.
  • College of Business Outstanding Research and Scholarship Award, Washington State University, 1998.
  • University of Pennsylvania Fellowship, 1987–1988.
  • Named “Extraordinary Student”, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, 1982–1985


  • Production and Operations Management (undergrade and MBA levels).
  • Advanced Operations Management (undergraduate level).
  • Principles of Optimization (undergraduate level).
  • Business Modeling by Spreadsheet (undergraduate and MBA levels).
  • Discrete Event Simulation and Modeling (undergraduate level).
  • Quantitative Analysis for Management (MBA level).
  • Production and Service Operations Management (MBA level).
  • Seminar on Operations Research/Management (Ph.D. level).
  • Seminar on Optimization Techniques (Ph.D. level).

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.4 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Fund, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Lerner College faculty - like Anu Sivaraman, who is among Social Media Marketing Magazine’s “Top 100 Marketing Professors on Twitter” and’s “Top 50 Marketing Professors on Twitter” - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer experience-driven learning and emphasize evidence-based analytics methods to enrich the student experience. Here, finance students visit New York City’s financial districts for a first-hand look at markets trading and to meet with UD alumni.

Charles W. Horn, AS75, and wife Patricia, recently made a $3 million commitment to enhance and expand entrepreneurial studies.

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