# Research

**Research Interests:**

- Combinatorial Optimization; Production Planning; Logistics; Stochastic Modeling; Inventory Control; Revenue Management; Game Theory

**Working Papers**

- Yang, J. A Bayesian Nonatomic Game and Its Applicability to Finite-player Situations; slides
- Katehakis, M.N., E. Teymourian, and J. Yang. Discrete-item Inventory Control involving Fixed Setup Costs, Demand Censoring, and Unknown Distribution
- Yang, J. and J. Shi. Inventory Control involving Unknown Censored Demand and Convex Inventory Costs
- Yang, J. Nonatomic Game with General Preferences on Returns; slides
- Yang, J. Learning the Best Price and Ordering Policy under Fixed Costs and Ambiguous Demand
- Davoodi, M., M.N. Katehakis, and J. Yang. Dynamic Inventory Control with Fixed Setup Costs and Unknown Discrete Demand Distribution

**Journal Publications**

- Yang, J. 2021. Analysis of Markovian Competitive Situations using Nonatomic Games.
*Dynamic Games and Applications*,**11**, pp. 184-216; Supplementary Materials - Yang, J. and J. Li. 2020. Cooperative Game with Nondeterministic Returns.
*Journal of Mathematical Economics*,**88**, pp. 123-140 - Katehakis, M.N., J. Yang, and T. Zhou. 2020. Dynamic Inventory and Price Controls Involving Unknown Demand on Discrete Nonperishable Items.
*Operations Research*,**68**, pp. 1335-1355 - Katehakis, M.N., Y. Liu, and J. Yang. 2019. A Revisit to the Markup Practice of Irreversible Dynamic Pricing.
*Annals of Operations Research*,**?**, pp. 1-29 - Xia, Y., J. Yang, and T. Zhou. 2019. Revenue Management under Randomly Evolving Economic Conditions.
*Naval Research Logistics*,**66**, pp. 73-89 - Yuan, Q., F.Y. Chen, J. Yang, and Y. Zhou. 2018. Joint Control of Emissions Permit Trading and Production Involving Fixed and Variable Transaction Costs.
*Production and Operations Management*,**27**, pp. 1420-1454 - Yang, J. 2018. Game-theoretic Modeling of Players’ Ambiguities on External Factors.
*Journal of Mathematical Economics*,**75**, pp. 31-56; slides - Wang, Y., J. Yang, and L. Qi. 2017. A Game-theoretic Model for the Role of Reputation Feedback Systems in Peer-to-peer Commerce.
*International Journal of Production Economics*,**191**, pp. 178-193 - Yang, J. 2017. Monotone Trends in Inventory-price Control under Time-consistent Coherent Risk Measure.
*Operations Research Letters*,**45**, pp. 293-299; Unabridged Version - Yang, J. 2017. A Link between Semi-anonymous Sequential Games and Their Large Finite Counterparts.
*International Journal of Game Theory*,**46**, pp. 383-433 - Liu, Y. and J. Yang. 2015. Joint Pricing-procurement Control under Fluctuating Raw Material Costs.
*International Journal of Production Economics*,**168**, pp. 91-104 - Yang, J., Y. Xia, X. Qi, and Y. Liu. 2014. A Nonatomic-game Model for Timing Clearance Sales under Competition,
*Naval Research Logistics*,**61**, pp. 365-385 - Yang, J. and X. Qi. 2013. The Nonatomic Supermodular Game.
*Games and Economic Behavior*,**82**, pp. 609-620 - Katehakis, M.N., Olkin, S.M. Ross, and J. Yang. 2013. On the Life and Work of Cyrus Derman.
*Annals of Operations Research*,**208**, pp. 5-26 - Yang, J. and X. Qi. 2013. An Order-centric Treatment of the Bayesian Supermodular Games.
*Annals of Operations Research*,**208**, pp. 371-381 - Chen, Y.F., W. Xue, and J. Yang. 2013. Note: Optimal Inventory Policy in the Presence of a Long-term Supplier and a Spot Market.
*Operations Research*,**61**, pp. 88-97 - Yang, J. and Y. Xia. 2013. A Nonatomic-game Approach to Dynamic Pricing under Competition.
*Production and Operations Management*,**22**, pp. 88-103 - Yang, J. 2011. Asymptotic Interpretations for Equilibria of Nonatomic Games.
*Journal of Mathematical Economics*,**47**, pp. 491-499 - Yang, L., J. Yang, G. Yu, and H. Zhang. 2011. Near-optimal (
*r,Q*) Policies for a Two-Stage Serial Inventory System with Poisson Demand.*International Journal of Production Economics*,**133**, pp. 728-735 - Yang, J. and Y.F. Chen. 2010. On Information Quality Ranking and Its Managerial Implications.
*Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization,***6**, pp. 729-750 - Yang, J. and X. Qi. 2010. Managing Partially Controllable Raw Material Acquisition and Outsourcing in Production Planning.
*IIE Transactions*,**42**, pp. 188-202 - Yang, J. and X. Qi. 2009. On the Design of Coordinating Contracts.
*International Journal of Production Economics,***122**, pp. 581-594 - Yang, J. and X. Zhang. 2009. Coordinated Dynamic Control of Marketing and Production.
*Naval Research Logistics*,**56**, pp. 348-365 - Yang, J. and Y. Xia. 2009. Acquisition Management under Fluctuating Raw Material Prices.
*Production and Operations Management,***18**, pp. 212-225 - Yang, J. and Z. Qin. 2007. Capacitated Production Control with Virtual Lateral Transshipments.
*Operations Research*,**55**, pp. 1104-1119 - Yang, J., X. Hu, and H. Zhang. 2007. Effects of a Reputation Feedback System on an Online C2C Auction Market.
*Decision Support Systems*,**44**, pp. 93-105 - Yang, S., J. Yang, and L. Abdel-Malek. 2007. Sourcing with Random Yields and Stochastic Demand: A Newsvendor Approach.
*Computers and Operations Research*,**34**, pp. 3682-3690 - Yang, J. and S. Yang. 2007. The Use of a Premium-payment Scheme in a Supply Chain Involving Capacity Acquisition.
*European Journal of Operational Research*,**181**, pp. 207-223 - Yang, J., X. Qi, Y. Xia, and G. Yu. 2006. Inventory Control with Markovian Capacity and the Option of Order Rejection.
*European Journal of Operational Research,***174**, pp. 622-645 - Yang, J., B. Golany, and G. Yu. 2005. A Concave-cost Production Planning Problem with Remanufacturing Options.
*Naval Research Logistics*,**52**, pp. 443-458 - Yang, J., X. Qi, and G. Yu. 2005. Disruption Management in Production Planning.
*Naval Research Logistics*,**52**, pp. 420-442 - Yang, J., X. Qi, and Y. Xia. 2005. A Production-inventory System with Markovian Capacity and Outsourcing Options.
*Operations Research*,**53**, pp. 328-349 - Yang, J. and J. Y-T. Leung. 2005. A Generalization of the Weighted Set Covering Problem.
*Naval Research Logistics*,**52**, pp. 142-149 - Yang, J., P. Jaillet, and H. Mahmassani. 2004. Real-time Multivehicle Truckload Pick-up and Delivery Problems.
*Transportation Science,***38,**pp. 135-148 - Yang, J. 2004. Production Control in the Face of Random Supply, Storable Raw Material, and an Outside Market.
*Operations Research*,**52**, pp. 293-311 - Yang, J. and J. Y-T. Leung. 2003. The Ordered Open-end Bin-packing Problem.
*Operations Research,***51**, pp. 759-770 - Golany, B., Y. Xia, J. Yang, and G. Yu. 2002. An Interactive Goal Programming Procedure for Operational Recovery Problems.
*Optimization and Engineering,***3**, pp. 109-127 - Yang, J. and G. Yu. 2002. Some New Dynamic Economic Lot Sizing Models.
*Dynamics of Continuous, Discrete and Impulsive Systems, Series B: Applications & Algorithms,***9**, pp. 403-419 - Yang, J. and G. Yu. 2002. On the Robust Single Machine Scheduling Problem.
*Journal of Combinatorial Optimization,***6,**pp. 18-33 - Golany, B., J. Yang, and G. Yu. 2001. Economic Lot-sizing with Remanufacturing Options.
*IIE Transactions,***33**, pp. 995-1003 - Yang, J., P. Jaillet, and H. Mahmassani. 1999. On-line Algorithms for Truck Fleet Assignment and Scheduling under Real-time Information.
*Transportation Research Record,***1667**, pp. 107-113 - Yu, G. and J. Yang. 1998. On the Robust Shortest Path Problem.
*Computers and Operations Research,***25**, pp. 457-468

**Unpublished Manuscripts**

- Yang, J. 2018. Questions on the Book“
*Godel’s**Proof*”. Rutgers University - Yang, J. 2010. Connections between Finite- and Infinite-player Games: Normal- and Extended-form Analyses. New Jersey Institute of Technology
- Yang, J. 2006. Using Integer Programming to Identify Languages in NP/P. New Jersey Institute of Technology
- Yang, J. 2002. On Solving Combinatorial Optimization Problems. New Jersey Institute of Technology

**Conference Proceedings**

- Yang, J., L. Lei, and C. Fan. 2005. Effects of Errors in Production-Inventory Systems—The Advantage of RFID. Annual Meeting of the Northeast Region of the Decision Sciences Institute. Philadelphia, PA
- Yang, S., J. Yang, and L. Abdel-Malek. 2004. Multi-supplier Sourcing with Random Yields: A Newsvendor Approach. The 13
^{th}International Working Seminar on Production Economics. Igls/Innsbruck, Austria

**Book Chapters**

- Yang, J., Y. Xia, and J. Shi. 2015. A Game of Competitive Investment: Over-capacity and Under-learning. In
*Supply Chain Management and Logistics*:*Innovative Strategies and Practical Solutions*, Liang, Z., W.A. Chaovalitwongse, and L. Shi (Eds.), Taylor & Francis, New York, pp. 197-230. - Qi, X., J. Yang, and G. Yu. 2004. Scheduling Problems in the Airline Industry. In
*Handbook of Scheduling: Algorithms, Models, and Performance Analysis*, Joseph Y-T. Leung (Ed.), Chapman & Hall/CRC, Boca Raton, FL, pp. 50:1-50:21 - Yu, G. and J. Yang. 1998. Optimization Applications in the Airline Industry. In
*Handbook of Combinatorial Optimization*, D.-Z. Du and P.M. Pardalos (Eds.), Kluwer Academic Publishers, Norwell , MA, pp. 635-726

**Ph.D. Students**

· Tingting Zhou (co-advised with Michael N. Katehakis): Inventory and Revenue Management when Demand Distribution is Unknown, graduated in May 2018

###### · Yifeng Liu: Joint Pricing-production Control under Fluctuating Raw Material Prices, graduated in May 2014

###### · Mojisola Otegbeye: Addressing the Procurement and Inventory Decision in a Volatile Commodity Price Environment, graduated in May 2010

###### · Godson Tetteh: Optimal Allocation of Blood Products, graduated in May 2008

###### · Yongqiang Yang (co-advised with Janice Daniel): Optimal Speed Limit for Shared Traffic, graduated in August 2005

- Zhaoqiong Qin: Topics on Supply Chain Management, graduated in May 2005