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Cai, George (Gangshu)

George (Gangshu) Cai

Associate Professor, OMIS


Gangshu (George) Cai joined the Leavey School of Business in Fall 2012 as an associate professor in the OMIS department. He is the Faculty Director of Graduate Business Programs. 

Professor Cai's research interests include competitive channel and supply chain management, interface between operations management and marketing, and supply chain financing. His scholarship has been supported by multiple organizations, including theNational Science Foundation and the National Natural Science Foundation of China. Professor Cai's work has appeared in leading academic journals, includingProduction and Operations Management, Journal of Retailing, Decision Sciences, and Marketing Science. He holds a patent on an auction algorithm. He is the recipient of the Best Paper Award of Fifth International Conference on Electronic Commerce, Kansas State University President’s Faculty Development Award, CBA Fellowship, CBA Outstanding Contributions in Research Award, and Santa Clara University Dean's Award for Scholarship Excellence. 

Professor Cai has been invited to present more than 50 seminars and keynote speeches worldwide. He has been the co-chair of the annual International Workshop on Supply Chain Management in Shanghai, China, since 2014, the chair of Supply Chain and Internet Financing Research Center and Annual Meeting in Dalian, China, and the Shanghai Thousand Talent Program Distinguished Exert since 2015.

Professor Cai has also taught at Texas A&M International University and Kansas State University, and interned with the T.J. Watson Research Center at IBM in New York. He has won multiple teaching awards in both public and private universities, including Ralph Reitz Outstanding Teaching Award in Kansas State University (one per year schoolwide), multiple Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence in Santa Clara University, and the Leavey Impact Award for Teaching (at most one per year schoolwide for contributions over the preceding five years).

Professor Cai received his B.S. in physics from Peking University (China) and his M.S. in business statistics and economics from the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University. He earned his Ph.D. in operations research and computer science from North Carolina State University. He is an Associate Editor of Decision Science Journal and a Senior Editor of Production and Operations Management Journal.

December 2015