TAI Hoi-Lun, Allen

Instructor, Department of Applied Mathematics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University



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TU714, Yip Kit Chuen Building,
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University,
Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
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(852) 2766 4694
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Qualification:

2010

Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, The University of Hong Kong
 

2006

Master of Philosophy in Mathematics, The University of Hong Kong
 

2004
 

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, The University of Hong Kong


Research Interests:

Operations Research Mathematical Modeling, Applied Optimization


Teaching Experience:

Current Teaching (2019 2020, Semester One):

PolyU:  
AMA1501/ Introduction to Statistics for Business/
AMA1502 Introduction to Statistics
   
AMA4001 Statistical Modeling for Discovery
   
AMA488 Simulation

Past Teaching:

PolyU:  
AMA227 Mathematics I
   
AMA251 Further Calculus
   
AMA295 Mathematics
   
AMA364 Statistical Inference
   
AMA382 Operations Research Methods
   
AMA465 Forecasting and Applied Time Series Analysis
   
AMA470 Credibility Theory
   
AMA484 Decision Analysis
   
AMA542 Advanced Operations Research Methods (Postgraduate Course)
   
HKU:  
IMSE2014 Applied Statistics
   
IMSE2024 Mathematics II
   
HKBU:  
ORBS7130
 
Survey Sampling (Postgraduate Course)

Positions Held:

05/2012 present

Instructor, Department of Applied Mathematics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
 

05/2013 07/2013

Part-time Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, Hong Kong Baptist University
 

09/2010 04/2012

Tutor, Department of Applied Mathematics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
 

10/2011 12/2011

Part-time Lecturer, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, The
University of Hong Kong
 

06/2010 08/2010

Visiting Lecturer (Part-time), Department of Applied Mathematics, The Hong Kong
Polytechnic University
 

09/2006 08/2010

Teaching Assistant, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, The
University of Hong Kong
 

09/2004 08/2006
 

Teaching Assistant, Department of Mathematics, The University of Hong Kong
 


Awards:

2018

Best Instructor Award 2017/18
Department of Applied Mathematics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
 

2009

Best Student Paper Award of The 2009 International Conference of Applied and Engineering Mathematics
The World Congress on Engineering 2009
 

2006

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


Publications:

Submitted / In preparation:

33.
 
 
A. Tai, An EOQ model with multiple quality characteristic screening and rework on imperfect items, in
preparation.
 
32.
 
 
Y. Xie, A. Tai, W. Ching, Y. Kuo and N. Song, Joint inspection and inventory control for deteriorating items with time dependent demand and deteriorating rate, submitted.
 
31.
 
A. Tai and X. Li, Time-inconsistent linear-quadratic optimal control for discrete-time systems, submitted.
 
30.
 
 
E. Wong, S. So and A. Tai, GIS-based road connectivity assessment and container drayage model for sustainable freight transportation in a new development area, submitted.
 
29.
 
 
J. Ruan, Z. Wang, F. Chan, A. Tai, S. Chung and N. Li, Production and inventory management considering substitution, value deterioration and pricing, submitted.
 

Published / Accepted:

28.

 
  

Y. Xie, W. He, W. Ching, A. Tai, W. Ip, K. Yung and N. Song, Optimal advertising outsourcing strategy with
different effort levels and uncertain demand,
International Journal of Production Research, accepted for
publication.

 
27.
 
 
X. Li, A. Tai and F. Tian, A discrete-time mean-field stochastic linear-quadratic optimal problem with financial application, International Journal of Control, accepted for publication.
 

26.

 

A. Tai, Y. Xie, W. He and W. Ching, Joint inspection and inventory control for deteriorating items with random maximum lifetime, International Journal of Production Economics 207 (2019), 144162.
 

25.

 

E. Wong, A. Tai and E. Zhou, Optimising truckload operations in third-party logistics: a carbon footprint perspective in volatile supply chain, Transportation Research Part D 63 (2018), 649661.
 

24.

 

A. Tai, A model for continuously degrading systems with outsourcing maintenance service, International Journal of Mathematics in Operational Research 13 (2018), 178201.
 

23.
 
 
 

E. Wong, A. Tai, Y. Wei and I. Yip, Redesigning one-warehouse n-retailer routing model in inter-store stock transfer operations of an international retail chain distribution, Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics 30 (2018), 536554.
 

22.
 

 

N. Li, F. Chan, S. Chung and A. Tai, A stochastic production-inventory model in a two-state production system with inventory deterioration, rework process and backordering, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems 47 (2017), 916926.
 

21.
 
 

A. Tai and W. Ching, Recent advances on Markovian models for inventory research, International Journal of Inventory Research 3 (2016), 198216.
  

20.
 

 

Y. Xie, A. Tai, W. Ching and T. Siu, Pricing strategy for a two-echelon supply chain with optimized return effort level, International Journal of Production Economics 182 (2016), 185195.
 

19.

 

A. Tai, Y. Xie and W. Ching, Inspection policy for inventory system with deteriorating products, International Journal of Production Economics 173 (2016), 2229.
 

18.

 

A. Tai, A continuous-time multi-echelon inventory model with transshipment, International Journal of Inventory
Research 2 (2015), 239263.
 

17.
 
 

E. Wong, A. Tai and M. Raman, A maritime container repositioning yield-based optimization model with uncertain upsurge demand, Transportation Research Part E 82 (2015), 147161.
 

16.

 

E. Wong, A. Tai, H. Lau and M. Raman, An utility-based decision support sustainability model in slow steaming maritime operations, Transportation Research Part E 78 (2015), 5769.
 

15.
 
 

A. Tai, An EOQ model for imperfect quality items with multiple quality characteristic screening and shortage backordering, European Journal of Industrial Engineering 9 (2015), 261276.
 

14.

 

N. Li, F. Chan, S. Chung and A. Tai, An EPQ model for deteriorating production system and items with rework,
Mathematical Problems in Engineering 2015 (2015), Article ID 957970.

 

13.

 

A. Tai, Hidden Markov models for inventory systems with deteriorating items, International Journal of Mathematics in Operational Research 7 (2015), 138155.
 

12.

 

A. Tai, Joint pricing and replenishment policies for group-buying auction, International Journal of Intelligent
Engineering Informatics 2 (2014), 271
283.
 

11.

 

X. Chen, A. Tai and Y. Yang, Optimal production and pricing policies in a combined make-to-order/make-to-stock system, International Journal of Production Research 52 (2014), 70277045.
 

10.

 

A. Tai and W. Ching, Optimal inventory policy for a Markovian two-echelon system with returns and lateral
transshipment,
International Journal of Production Economics 151 (2014), 4855.
 

9.

 

A. Tai, Economic production quantity models for deteriorating/imperfect product and service with rework, Computers & Industrial Engineering 66 (2013), 879888.
 

8.

 

M. Cao, A. Tai and L. Chan, New statistical distributions for group counting in Bernoulli and Poisson processes, TEST 21 (2012), 2953.
 

7.

 

A. Tai and L. Chan, Maintenance models for a continuously degrading system, Computers & Industrial Engineering 58 (2010), 578583.
 

6.

 

A. Tai, L. Chan, Y. Zhou, H. Liao and E. Elsayed, Condition based maintenance of periodically inspected systems, Lecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science 2117 (2009), 12561261.
 

5.

 

A. Tai, W. Ching and L. Chan, Detection of machine failure: Hidden Markov model approach, Computers &
Industrial Engineering 57 (2009), 608619.
 

4.

 

W. Ching, Y. Cong, T. Ng and A. Tai, A fast algorithm for the spread of HIV in a system of prisons, Mathematical
and Computer Modeling 46 (2007), 12471255.
 

3.

 

A. Tai and W. Ching, On the use of renewal theory in machine replacement models, International Journal of
Applied Mathematical Sciences 2 (2005), 240247.
 

2.

 

A. Tai, W. Ching and W. Cheung, On computing prestige in a network with negative relations, International
Journal of Applied Mathematical Sciences 2 (2005), 97104.
 

1.

 

W. Ching and A. Tai, A quantity-time-based dispatching policy for a VMI system, Lecture Notes in Computer
Science 3483 (2005), 342349.
 


Last update: 1/9/2019