Data, Knowledge and Decision Analytics: A Pilot Study on Understanding the Determinants of COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy


Time: 18.00 Apr. 11th, 2022

Meeting ID: Tencent Meeting 627-301-773

Topic: Prof. Chen will introduce his research on decision analytics and a study on understanding the determinants of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy.

Attendee: leaders of School of Electrical Engineering (SEE), junior faculty, graduates.  

Chen Yuwang is a Professor in Decision Sciences and Business Analytics at Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS), the University of Manchester, and Turing Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute. Prior to joining AMBS as a Postdoctoral Research Associate, he worked briefly as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Computer Science, Hong Kong Baptist University. He received his Ph.D. degree in Control and System Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

His research focuses primarily on decision sciences and data analytics, including their applications to risk analysis, maritime supply chain management, consumer preference prediction, healthcare decision support, etc. He has published more than 60 research articles in leading journals, such as European Journal of Operational Research, Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, Computers & Operation Research, Information Sciences, 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/Co-I a number of research or industry projects by Innovate UK, ERDF, EPSRC, NSFC, Turing-UoM, etc., with a total budget of over 1 million pounds. He currently serves as Associate Editor of the Decision Analytics Journal, Academic Editor of the Complexity Journal and Editorial Board Member of Web Intelligence: An International Journal and International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management (Emerald). He is a member of EPSRC Peer Review College, International Society of Multiple Criteria Decision Making, EURO Multiple Criteria Decision Aiding (MCDA) Working Groups, and the Chinese Automation and Computing Society in UK.

He has successfully coordinated and taught across a broad portfolio of course units at all different undergraduate and postgraduate levels at Alliance Manchester Business School. He currently acts as the Programme Director (2015-2018 & 2020-present) for the MSc Business Analytics programme (2021 QS Ranking: 2nd in the UK & 10th in the world).