Mingliu Chen

Associate Research Scientist and Adjunct Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Market design problems in sharing economy including matching, pricing, and utilization of other operational tools; (dynamic) mechanism design; stochastic modeling and applied probability

Mingliu Chen utilizes stochastic optimization in matching and incentive management problems. In particular, he is interested in applying analytical and modeling techniques in market and mechanism design issues. He has contributed to the literature of dynamic contract designs and developed novel models describing two-sided matching markets. Recently, his research focused on some emerging matching systems and online delivery/dispatching platforms.


  • Associate Research Scientist and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Columbia University, 2020-


  • Optimal Monitoring Schedule in Dynamic Contracts, with Peng Sun and Yongbo Xiao, Forthcoming at Operations Research,68(5):pp1285-1314, 2020
  • Reliable Emergency Service Facility Location under Facility Disruption, En-Route Congestion and In-Facility Queuing, with Shi An, Na Cui. Yun Bai, Weijun Xie, and Yanfeng Ouyang, Transportation Research Part E, 82: pp199–216, 2015.