Welcome! I am a  Ph.D. student in Operations Management at the Naveen Jindal School of Management, The University of Texas at Dallas.

Curriculum Vitae


(Expected) July 2014,  Ph.D. in Operations Management, The University of Texas at Dallas
2012, M.S. in Supply Chain Management, The University of Texas at Dallas

2008, M.S. in Applied Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2005, B.S. in Applied Mathematics, Beijing Institute of Technology

Research Interests


Broadly speaking, my current research lies in the domain of Socially-Responsible Operations Management -- problems that required the consideration (either direct or indirect) of both economic value and social value. I have worked on two applications that fall under this domain:

(i) The analysis of operational and incentive issues that lead to the adulteration of milk in the
Milk Supply Chain.

(ii) The impact of governmental support- price schemes, the logistics infrastructure, and the incentives of private players, on the efficiency of the public distribution of food grains.

Teaching Interests
Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Managerial Decision Making, Business Analytics, Spreadsheet Modeling, Logistics and Distribution, Probability and Statistics, and Quantitative Methods.


Liying Mu, Milind Dawande, Vijay Mookerjee. Improving the Milk Supply Chain in Developing Countries: Analysis, Insights, and Recommendations, to appear in Production and Operations Management, 2013.

Submitted/Working Papers

Liying Mu, Milind Dawande, Xianjun Geng, Vijay Mookerjee. Milking the Quality Test: Improving the Milk Supply Chain under Competing Collection Intermediaries, invited for second round of review in Management Science (first round decision: Major Revision), 2013.

Liying Mu, Milind Dawande, Srinagesh Gavirneni, Chelliah Sriskandarajah. Optimal Selection of Line Extensions: Incorporating Operational, Financial, and Marketing Constraints, under third round of review in IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 2013.

Liying Mu, Milind Dawande, Ganesh Janakiraman, Vijay Mookerjee. Improving the Operational Efficiency of the Public Distribution of Foodgrains, Working Paper, 2013.