Academic Staff


Dr. Tai Hoi-lun, Allen

BSc (HKU), MPhil (HKU), Ph.D. (HKU)

TU714, Yip Kit Chuen Bldg.

2766 4694

Personal Website

  • Ph.D., The University of Hong Kong, 2010
  • M.Phil., The University of Hong Kong, 2006
  • B.Sc., The University of Hong Kong, 2004


Research Interests
  • Mathematical Modeling and Optimization in Supply Chain Management, Inventory Theory, Industrial Engineering


Honor and Awards
  • Best Student Paper Award of The 2009 International Conference of Applied and Engineering Mathematics The World Congress on Engineering 2009
  • Excellent Student Paper Award (Quality Management/Engineering), The 36th International Conference on Computers & Industrial Engineering 2006
  • Award for Outstanding Research Postgraduate Student, The University of Hong Kong 2006


Selected Publications
  • Tai, A., Xie, Y., and Ching, W., Inspection policy for inventory system with deteriorating products, International Journal of Production Economics, 173(2016), 22-29.
  • Wong, E., Tai, A., and Raman, M., A maritime container repositioning yield-based optimization model with uncertain upsurge demand, Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 82(2015), 147-161.
  • Wong, E., Tai, A., Lau, H., and Raman, M., An utility-based decision support sustainability model in slow steaming maritime operations, Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 78(2015), 57-69.
  • Li, N., Chan, F, Chung, S., and Tai, A., An EPQ model for deteriorating production system and items with rework, Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2015(2015), Article ID 957970.
  • Tai, A., An EOQ model for imperfect quality items with multiple quality characteristic screening and shortage backordering, European Journal of Industrial Engineering, 9(2015), 261-276.
  • Tai, A., and Ching, W., Optimal inventory policy for a Markovian two-echelon system with returns and lateral transshipment, International Journal of Production Economics, 151(2014), 48-55.
  • Chen, X., Tai, A., and Yang, Y., Optimal production and pricing policies in a combined make-to-order/make-to-stock system, International Journal of Production Research, 52(2014), 7027-7045.
  • Tai, A., Economic production quantity models for deteriorating/imperfect products and service with rework, Computers & Industrial Engineering, 66(2013), 879-888.
  • Tai, A., and Chan, L., Maintenance models for a continuously degrading system, Computers & Industrial Engineering, 58(2010), 578-583.
  • Tai, A., Ching, W., and Chan, L., Detection of machine failure: Hidden Markov Model approach, Computers & Industrial Engineering, 57(2009), 608-619.

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