George (Gangshu) Cai
Professor and Department Co-Chair, Information Systems and Analytics
Professor Cai is a full professor and Department Co-Chair of Department of Information Systems and Analytics, Leavey School of Business. He is the former Faculty Director of Graduate Business Program and founder of undergraduate Minor in Business Analytics. Professor Cai is the founding chair of the Institute of Supply Chain and Operations Management (ISCOM). He is an Associate Editor of Decision Sciences Journal and a Senior Editor of Production and Operations Management Journal. He has also provided consultancy services for multiple companies, such as ResMed (NYSE: RMD).
Professor Cai's research interests include supply chain finance, competitive channel and supply chain management, interface between operations management and marketing, and business analytics. His scholarship has been supported by the National Science Foundation and other organizations. Professor Cai has published more than 40 refereed papers in leading academic refereed journals such as Marketing Science, Production and Operations Management, and Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. He holds a patent on an auction algorithm and interned with the T.J. Watson Research Center at IBM in New York. He has chaired more than ten international conferences on Supply Chain and Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, and Supply Chain Finance.
Professor Cai has earned more than a dozen of awards in research. He has been ranked #4 Prominent Retailing Authors (final influence index) worldwide 2009-2015 by Emerald Publishing. Multiple of his publications have earned “Highly Cited Paper” in Web of Science (Hi Top 1% based on the number of citations received in Economics & Business). Professor Cai has also received 2020 MSOM iFORM SIG best paper award Top 3 Finalist of the past three years’ publications in MSOM, the Best Paper Award of Fifth International Conference on Electronic Commerce, Shanghai Outstanding Paper Award in Social Science, Kansas State University President’s Faculty Development Award, CBA Fellow, CBA Outstanding Contributions in Research Award, and more than 7 times Santa Clara University Dean's Award for Outstanding Scholarship. Professor Cai is the first professor in the university history to have won both The University Award for Recent Achievement in Scholarship (2018) and The Brutocao Award for Curriculum Innovation (2019), two university-wide awards in Santa Clara University.
Professor Cai is the recipient of a few service awards, including the Outstanding Associate Editor Award of Decision Sciences Journal and multiple Santa Clara University Dean's Award for Outstanding Service. He is also the winner of the Leavey Impact Award for Service, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University (the highest school-wide service award; at most one such award is given schoolwide each year for contributions).
Professor Cai has won numerous teaching awards in both public and private universities, including Ralph Reitz Outstanding Teaching Award in Kansas State University (one per year schoolwide), more than 8 times of the Dean's Award for Outstanding Teaching in Santa Clara University, and the Leavey Impact Award for Teaching (the highest school-wide teaching award; at most one per year schoolwide for contributions over the preceding five years). Professor Cai is also the sole winner of the 2018 Wickham Skinner Award for Teaching Innovation of the Production & Operations Management Society (POMS), a premier international professional society for the study and practice of Operations Management with more than 2,500 members in 50 countries.