Associate Dean for Research and Academics • Professor
Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Operations

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Dan Zhang is Associate Dean for Research and Academics and Professor of Operations Management at Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado Boulder. Dr. Zhang’s primary research interests include revenue management, pricing, and data-driven decision making. He regularly consults in his area of expertise and is a frequent speaker at academic and industry conferences, companies, and academic institutions. He formerly served as chair of INFORMS Pricing and Revenue Management Section and the Department Editor for the Revenue Management Area at Decision Sciences and Production and Operations Management. He currently serves as an Associate Editor at Operations Research, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, and INFORMS Journal on Computing. He is also a Senior Editor at Production and Operations Management.

Dr. Zhang teaches operations management, statistics, and data analytics courses. In the last ten years, he taught the course Advanced Data Analytics in Master of Business Analytics, Master of Supply Chain Management, and MBA programs in in-person, online, and hybrid formats. Together with two colleagues, he has been offering a five-course specialization Data Analytics for Business on the MOOC platform Coursera. He also offered courses on Operations Management Research and Approximate Dynamic Programming to PhD students at several universities. Dr. Zhang previously served on the faculty at Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University and held visiting appointments at Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and College of Business, City University of Hong Kong. In 2020, he was awarded the Changjiang Chaired Professorship by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

Service to the Profession

  • Chair-Elect/Chair/Board Member, INFORMS Pricing and Revenue Management Section, 2016 - 2019.
  • Associate Editor, Operations Research, 2022 -
  • Associate Editor, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 2021 -
  • Department Editor, Revenue Management and Pricing, Production and Operations Management, 2019 - 2021
  • Associate Editor, INFORMS Journal on Computing, 2019 -
  • Department Editor, Revenue Management and Pricing, Decision Sciences, 2017 - 2018.
  • Senior Editor, Production and Operations Management, 2014 - 2018, 2022 -