Tao Lu

Assistant Professor

Operations and Information Management

Education/Professional Certification

Ph.D., 2016, M.Phil., 2013, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
BBA,  2011, Beijing Jiaotong University


Tao Lu is an assistant professor at the Department of Operations and Information Management, University of Connecticut. His research interests lie broadly in supply chain management, transport logistics, sharing economy and socially responsible operations. His work has been published in leading academic journals such as Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Operations Research, Production and Operations Management. Prior to joining UConn, he taught at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University in the Netherlands.  

Featured Publications

Tao Lu and Brian Tomlin (2020). Sourcing from a self-reporting supplier: Strategic communication of social responsibility in a supply chain. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. Forthcoming.

Alberto Giudici, Tao Lu, Clemens Thielen, Rob Zuidwijk (2020). An analysis of the stability of hinterland container transport cooperation. Transportation Science. Forthcoming.

Tao Lu, Chung-Yee Lee and Loo-Hay Lee (2020). Coordinating pricing and empty container repositioning in two-depot systems. Transportation Science. 54(6):1697–1713.

Tao Lu, Ying-Ju Chen, Jan C. Fransoo and Chung-Yee Lee (2020). Shipping to heterogeneous customers with competing carriers. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. 22(4): 850-867. 

Tao Lu, Ying-Ju Chen, Brian Tomlin and Yimin Wang (2019). Selling co-products through a distributor: The impact on product line design. Production and Operations Management. 28(4): 1010-1032. 

Tao Lu, Jan C. Fransoo and Chung-Yee Lee (2017). Carrier portfolio management for shipping seasonal products. Operations Research. 65(5), 1250-1266.


Contact Information
Mailing AddressUniversity of Connecticut School of Business, OPIM Dept. Attn: Tao Lu 2100 Hillside Road, U1041 Storrs, CT 06269-1041
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