Yinfeng Xu

Office: Xuri Building 501

Email: xyf@dhu.edu.cn

research interests: emergency management and counter measures design


Prof. Yinfeng Xu is the Dean of Glorious Sun School of Business and Management, Donghua University. He received his doctoral degree from Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1992. Prof. Xu is currently a member of the 7th disciplinary review group of the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council (Management Science and Engineering), a member of the national applied statistical professional degree instructional committee, and the executive director of Operations Research Society of China. He was selected in the second batch of national "million plan" leading talent (2016), 2014 "cultural expert" and "four batch" talent (2015), New Century Talents Project (2008), The Ministry of Education Special Hired Professor of Yangtze River (2006), National Outstanding Youth Fund (2005), and the National Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Advisor (2006). His research interests include emergency management and counter measures design, scheduling and combinatorial optimization. Prof. Xu has plentiful oversea cooperation experience, and has ever visited universities and colleges over nine countries and regions for more than20 times. He is principal of five National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) projects, and principal of Ministry of education Chang-Jiang Scholars and innovative research team scheme, and principal of National Natural Science Foundation of outstanding youth science foundation project.  He has published more than 200 academic journal papers, including more than 90 SCI/SSCI-indexed journal papers.


  • 1994        the Management Science and Engineering Postdoctoral Station, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Post doctor

  • 1989.09-1992.05  Operations and Control, Institute of Applied Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ph.D.

  • 1986.09-1988.07  Mathematics Graduate Classes, Department of Mathematics, Xi'an Jiao Tong University, M.A.

  • 1979.09-1983.07  Department of Applied Mathematics, Jilin Technology University, B.A.

Work Experience

  • Since 2016.11    the Glorious Sun School of Business and Management, Donghua University, Dean, Professor, PhD supervisor.

  • 1998.07-2016.10  School of Management, Xi'an Jiao Tong University, Professor, PhD supervisor.

  • 1993.11-1998.07  School of Management, Xi'an Jiao Tong University, Associate Professor.

  • 1992.06-1994.05  Post doctoral Research Station of Management Science and Engineering, Xi'an Jiao Tong University, Post-doctoral

  • 1988.07-1989.11  Institute of Mathematics, Northwest Textile Engineering College, Teacher.

  • 1983.09-1986.09  Xi'an Heavy Machinery Research Institute, Teacher.

Academic Experience

  • 2010.04-2010.09  Sprott School of Business, Carlton University, Visiting Scholar

  • 2016.08-2016.09  University of Glasgow/ University of Warwick, Visiting Professor

  • 2014.08-2014.09  Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, Visiting Professor

  • 2013.08-2013.09  Graz University of Technology, Visiting Professor

  • 2012.07-2012.08  Kyoto University, Visiting Professor

  • 2011.07-2011.08  Montana State University, Visiting Professor

Honors and Awards

  • 2016  Be selected in the second batch of national "million plan" leading talent

  • 2015  Be selected in 2014 "cultural expert" and "four batch" talent

  • 2010  "Applied Statistics and Analysis" won national excellent courses

  • 2009  The study of competition strategy in transportation management has won the first award of science and technology award of Shaanxi Higher Education Institute

  • 2008  Be selected in New Century Talents Project

  • 2006  Be selected in Yangtze River scholar Professor by Ministry of Education

  • 2006  National excellent doctoral dissertation advisor

  • 2006  Special allowance of the government of the State Council

  • 2006  Ministry of education "Wang Kuancheng Yucai award"


Journal Papers

  • Chen, C., Xu, Y., Zhu, Y., & Sun, C. (2017). Online Mapreduce scheduling problem of minimizing the makespan, 33(2): 590-608.

  • Luo, T., Zhu, Y., Wu, W., Xu, Y., & Du, D. (2017). Online makespan minimization in mapreduce-like systems with complex reduce tasks. Optimization Letters, 11(2), 1-7.

  • Dong, J., Tong, W., Luo, T., Wang, X., Hu, J., & Xu, Y., et al. (2017). An fptas for the parallel two-stage flowshop problem. Theoretical Computer Science, 657: 64-72.

  • Zhang, H., Tong, W., Xu, Y., & Lin, G. (2016). The Steiner traveling salesman problem with online advanced edge blockages. Computers & OR, 70: 26-38.

  • Li, H., & Xu, Y. (2016). Minimax regret 1-sink location problem with accessibility in dynamic general networks. European Journal of Operational Research, 250(2): 360-366.

  • Li, H., Xu, Y., & Ni, G. (2016). Minimax regret vertex 2-sink location problem in dynamic path networks. Journal of Combinatorial Optimization, 31(1): 79-94.

  • Feng, X., Cheng, Y., Zheng, F., & Xu, Y. (2016). Online integrated production-distribution scheduling problems without preemption. Journal of Combinatorial Optimization, 31(4): 1569-1585.

  • Luo, T., & Xu, Y. (2016). Optimal algorithm for semi-online scheduling on two machines under GoS levels. Optimization Letters, 10(1): 207-213.

  • Hu, J., Luo, T., Su, X., Dong, J., Tong, W., Goebel, R., Xu, Y., & Lin, G. (2016). Machine scheduling with a maintenance interval and job delivery coordination. Optimization Letters, 10(8): 1645-1656.

  • Wang, Y., & Xu, Y. (2016). The approximation algorithms for a class of multiple-choice problem. Theoretical Computer Science, 654: 164-174.

Conference Papers and Presentations

  • Wang, S., Xu, Y. (2016). Online k-max search algorithms with applications to the secretary problem. AAIM, 209-221.

  • Xu, Y., Peng, J., & Xu, Y. (2016). The mixed center location problem. COCOA, 340-349.

  • Luo, K., Xu, Y., & Feng, X. (2016). Online scheduling with increasing subsequence serving constraint. FAW, 135-144.

  • Yi, X., Peng, J., Xu, Y., & Zhu, B. (2015). The discrete and mixed minimax 2-center problem. COCOA,101-109.

  • Zhu, Y., Sun, C., Li, D., Chen, C., & Xu, Y. (2015). Searching graph communities by modularity maximization via convex optimization. COCOA, 701-708.

  • Luo, K., & Xu, Y. (2015). The minimum acceptable violation ranking of alternatives from voters' ordinal rankings. COCOA, 758-770.

  • Feng, X., Xu, Y., & Zheng, F. (2015). Online scheduling for electricity cost in smart grid. COCOA, 783-793.

Teaching and Research Projects

  • 2014.01-2017.12  Study on location strategy of emergency facilities under the principle of minimum maximum regret (no.71371129), National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Principal.

  • 2013.01-2015.12  Optimization, security and information service of large scale networked systems (no.61221063), National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Principal.

  • 2012.01-2014.12  Study on the evolution mechanism and Countermeasures of unexpected events in logistics transportation, The Program for Changjiang Scholars and Innovative Research Team in University of Ministry of Education of China(IRT1173), Principal.

  • 2011.01-2013.12  Study on group emergency evacuation strategy in emergency management (no.71071123), National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Principal.

  • 2010.01-2012.12  Optimization, security and information service of large scale networked systems (no.60921003), National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Principal.


  • Undergraduate: Applied Statistics, Operations Research

  • Graduate: Economic Game Theory, Mathematical Methods and Modeling


Academic and Social Posts

  • Standing director of China Operational Research Society

  • Director of Emergency Management and Countermeasures Research Center, Xi'an Jiao Tong University

  • President of Enterprise Operations Research Society, Operations Research Society of China

  • President of Shaanxi Operational Research Society

  • Editor of International Journal of Information

Academic Association Memberships

  • Member of the Seventh Disciplinary Review Group of the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council

  • Member of the Steering Committee of Graduate Students in Applied Statistics