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Dr Miao Song Awarded NSFC Excellent Young Scientists Fund 2019

Dr Miao Song obtained National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) Excellent Young Scientists Fund (Hong Kong and Macao) for her research. This is the first time that this national-level fund is made available to scholars at eight universities in the two cities. Each shortlisted scholar will receive a grant of RMB 1.3 million over three years for conducting research.

Dr Song's research lies prominently in applying operations research methodologies to provide practical solutions for inventory optimization and the proposed project is entitled "Inventory Optimization in Operations Management". Based on the needs of industry development in China, the project will study the high-speed rail inventory allocation and biopharmaceutical inventory management problems in the practical context. It aims at providing managerial insights and decision support to industrial practitioners while pushing forward the research in management science and engineering.