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Dr. Kai Pan, Assistant Professor in the Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies at the Faculty of Business of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, is looking for highly motivated PhD students beginning Spring or Fall 2017. The successful candidates are expected to conduct cutting-edge research in the area of operations research, smart grid, supply chain, and transportation. Candidates with Industrial Engineering, Math, CS, EE or other relevant backgrounds will be considered, and an earned Master degree is preferred. Strong mathematical background and programming skills will be a plus. Previous research experience on the related areas will also be a plus. The successful candidates will be provided by competitive financial support with full scholarship. Hong Kong PhD Fellowship (around HK$20000 monthly) will be one option, as otherwise the support will be in the form of research assistantships and/or teaching assistantships (around HK$15000 monthly). Dr. Kai Pan is working on stochastic and discrete optimization, data-driven optimization, dynamic programming, and their applications on smart grid operations, supply chain management, and transportation (see detailed description at here). If interested, please send your CV/resume (including GPA, GRE/TOEFL scores), scanned copy of transcript, and relevant publications (if applicable) to Dr. Kai Pan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, please email Dr. Kai Pan for any further related questions regarding his recruitment on Ph.D. students. About PolyU: The Faculty of Business at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is ranked No. 64 in the world in the latest UTD (University of Texas at Dallas) Top 100 Business School Worldwide Rankings (the most authoritative business school ranking in the world) based on research published in 24 top business journals for the period of 2011 to 2015. Both the maritime studies and shipping research of the Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies are ranked No. 1 in the world, with the port research ranked No. 4. QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016 show that PolyU’s Business & Management Studies ranks 39th and Statistics & Operational Research ranks 46th in the world. About Hong Kong: Located on China's southern coast, Hong Kong is a unique place and a free land where East meets West and old meets new. A former British colony and current Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong is home to an exceptional culture and highly independence. Having inherited ancient Chinese heritage and experienced a period of Western, colonial influence, Hong Kong is a multifaceted city where English and Cantonese, “Feng Shui” and football, towering skyscrapers and historical sites exist side by side.