Xin Ma

Assoc Professor

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Xin is available for supervision of PhDs in management science and operations management.


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Personal profile


Dr Xin Ma is an Associate Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management in the Department of Management at Monash University, Australia. Before joining Monash University in July 2018, he was Lecturer of Engineering Management (Education & Research) in College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at University of Exeter, United Kingdom, from Feb. 2017 to Jan. 2018.

Dr. Ma received his master degree in Industrial Logistics Systems and Ph.D. degree in Operations Management from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2013 and 2017, respectively. He awarded two industry-led collaborative research grants, e.g., Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) Grant, received the 2021 Dean's Awards for Excellence in Research by an Early Career Researcher at the Monash Business School, received the 2018 Most Significant Contribution Award from the Decision Sciences Journal.

His peer-reviewed work appears in flagship journals such as the Decision Sciences Journal, European Journal of Operational Research, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Transportation Research Part E, and other premier academic journals. He serves as the associate editor of the Decision Sciences Journal and International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics. He is also on the Editorial Review Boards of major discipline journals, including IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management and Transportation Research Part E. In addition, he serves as the ad hoc reviewer for European Journal of Operational Research, Energy Economics, Omega, Computers & Operations Research, etc.

He was the co-chair for Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Operations, Supply Chain, and Services Management Symposium in 2021 and 2022, the track chair for the 1st Australian Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, the review panel for Operations Management: Processes and Supply Chains (13th edition) Pearson.

Research interests

  • Sustainable Operations Management
  • Platform Operations and Behavioral Operations
  • Data-Driven Prescriptive Models
  • Healthcare Management
  • Disruption Risk Management

Supervision interests

He is accepting Mphil/PhD students who have a degree in Applied Mathematics, Operations Research, Management Science, Industrial Engineering, or related areas (e.g., Economics, Financial Engineering, Supply Chain Management).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Research area keywords

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Energy and Low-Carbon Management
  • E-commerce Channel Strategies
  • Applied Game Theory
  • Healthcare Management

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