Dong Cheng

Office: Management Building, 419


research interests: group decision-making


Dr. Dong Cheng is an assistant professor of the Glorious Sun School of Business & Management, Donghua University. He received his doctoral degree from Xi’an Jiaotong University in 2018. His research interests include group decision-making theory & application, decision support systems, behavioral consensus modeling, and environmental management. He has published several SCI-indexed journal papers such as European Journal of Operational Research, Knowledge-based Systems, & Information Science, and presided or participated in several scientific projects. He is also the reviewer for journals such as Computers & Industrial Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems, International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems, and Information Fusion, etc.


  • 2014.09-2018.12  Management Science and Engineering, School of Management, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Ph.D.

  • 2010.09-2012.12  Management Science and Engineering, School of Management, Jiangsu University, M.S.

  • 2006.09-2010.06  E-commerce, School of Management, Jiangsu University, B.S.

Work Experience

  • since 2018.12    Glorious Sun School of Business and Management, Donghua University, Assistant Professor


Journal Papers

  • Yuan, Y., Cheng, D., & Zhou, Z. (2021). A minimum adjustment consensus framework with compromise limits for social network group decision making under incomplete information. Information Sciences, 549: 249-268.

  • Cheng, D., Cheng, F., Zhou, Z., & Wu, Y. (2020). Reaching a minimum adjustment consensus in social network group decision-making. Information Fusion, 59: 30-43.

  • Wu, Y., Duan, J., Dai, T., & Cheng, D. (2020). Managing security outsourcing in the presence of strategic hackers. Decision Analysis, 17(3): 235-259.

  • Cheng, D., Zhou, Z., Cheng, F., Zhou, Y., & Xie, Y. (2018). Modeling the minimum cost consensus problem in an asymmetric costs context. European Journal of Operational Research, 270(3): 1122-1137.

  • Cheng, D., Zhou, Z., Cheng, F., & Wang, J. (2018). Deriving heterogeneous experts weights from incomplete linguistic preference relations based on uninorm consistency. Knowledge-Based Systems, 150: 150-165.

  • Cheng, D., Cheng, F., Zhou, Z., & Wang, J. (2017). Group prioritisation with unknown expert weights in incomplete linguistic context. International journal of systems science, 48(12): 2633-2643.

  • Cheng, F., & Cheng, D. (2015). Group ranking based on relative entropy with incomplete linguistic judgment matrices. Control and Decision, 30(3): 479-484.

  • Cheng, F., Cheng, D., Zhao, Y., & Luo, J. (2012). Research on the low-carbon supplier selection approach based on the consensus decision-making. Operations Research and Management Science, 21(6): 68-73.

Conference Papers and Presentations

  • Cheng, D., & Zhou, Z. (2018). A minimum cost consensus model for social-network group decision-making problems with incomplete linguistic preference relations, presented at INFORMS Annual Meeting (INFORMS).

Teaching and Research Projects

  • 2020-2022  Research on the mechanism of trans-boundary water pollution control based on consensus decision-making under the river chief policy, National Natural Science Foundation of China (no.71901058), Principal

  • 2020-2022  Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, Principal

  • 2019-2020  Initial Research Funds for Young Teachers of Donghua University, Principal


  • Undergraduate: Applied Statistics

  • Graduate: Multivariate Statistical Analysis with R


Academic and Social Posts

  • Reviewer for journals CIE, IEEE SMC, IJCIS, IF, and et al.

Academic Association Memberships

  • Chinese Society of Optimization, Overall Planning and Economical Mathematics, Member