Yu-Wang Chen

Yu-Wang Chen


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Personal profile


Yu-Wang Chen is Professor of Decision Sciences and Business Analytics at Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS), The University of Manchester. He was Turing Fellow at The Alan Turing Institute from 2021 to 2023. Prior to joining AMBS, he worked briefly as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Computer Science, Hong Kong Baptist University. He received the PhD degree in System Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

His research focuses primarily on Decision Sciences, Data Analytics and AI, including their applications in business analytics, risk analysis, healthcare decision support, etc. He has published more than 80 research articles in leading journals, such as European Journal of Operational Research, Risk Analysis, Information Sciences, Information Fusion, Computers & Operation Research, Knowledge-Based Systems and IEEE Transactions on Systems, 5 books or book chapters and 20+ publications in conference proceedings.

He has been awarded as PI, Joint PI or Co-I a number of research or industry projects by Innovate UKTuring-UoM Fund, EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)ERDF (European Regional Development Fund), etc., with a total budget of over 2 million pounds. He currently serves as Associate Editor of the Decision Analytics Journal and Editorial Board Member of multiple journals. He is a member of EPSRC Peer Review CollegeInternational Society of Multiple Criteria Decision Making and EURO Multiple Criteria Decision Aiding (MCDA) Working Groups.

He has successfully coordinated and taught across a broad portfolio of course units at all different undergraduate and postgraduate levels at AMBS. Previously, he served as the Programme Director (2015-2018 & 2020-2023) for the MSc Business Analytics programme (2023 QS Ranking: 2nd in the UK & 16th in the world).

Research interests

Yu-Wang’s research interests mainly include:

  • Data Analytics and AI
  • Data-Driven Decision Making
  • Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis
  • Evidential Reasoning, Inference and Optimization

If you are interested in doing a PhD in Decision Sciences and/or Data Analytics, please feel free to get in touch!

The PhD degree requirements at AMBS: https://www.alliancembs.manchester.ac.uk/study/phd/

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

External positions

Visiting Professor (during sabbatical leave), Shanghai Jiao Tong University

1 Oct 201831 Mar 2019

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Digital Futures
  • Sustainable Futures
  • Institute for Data Science and AI


  • Decision Sciences
  • Business Analytics
  • Data Analytics


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