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Name: Chih-Yang Tsai
Title: Interim Dean
Academic Rank: Associate Professor
Department: School of Business

Expertise Keywords: business process analysis, data analysis., Supply chain cash flow management

Available For: interviews, essays, speaking

Expertise: Dr. Tsai earned his Ph.D. in Operations Research from Stern School of Business, New York University (1993), and his M.B.A. from Tatung University in Taiwan. As a business consultant, he has: - designed a customer service system for an Internet telephony startup in Washington, DC - developed a web based order tracking system for a New Jersey hardware distributor - designed and implemented a healthcare process evaluation system - provided in-depth analyses of data obtained from customer databases and surveys

Currrent Research: Dr. Tsai's recent publications studied the impact of supply chain activities, such as procurement, production, distribution, and trade credit terms on cash flows and their associated risks. His primary research interest is on the interfaces between supply chain management and cash flow management -- how business processes affect and interact with cash flows.

Contact Information

Office Phone: 845-257-2934
E-mail Address: tsaic@newpaltz.edu
Personal Web Site: http://www.newpaltz.edu/~tsaic

Other Information

Positions held prior to joining SUNY New Paltz:
Secretary to the Chairman & CEO of a Taiwan based multi-national company


New York University 1988-1993 Ph.D. 1993 Business: Operations Research)
Tatung University, Taiwan 1982-1984 MBA 1984 Operations Management
Tatung University, Taiwan 1978-1982 BS 1982 Business Management


Summer 2000, Hudson Valley Center for Emerging Technologies, SUNY Research Foundation (developed a data warehousing model)

Organizational Memberships

Institute For Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
Decision Sciences Institute (DSI)
Northeast Decision Sciences Institute (NEDSI)


"On Delineating Supply Chain Cash Flow Under Collection Risk," International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 129, 2011, pp. 186-194.

"On Supply Chain Cash Flow Risks," Decision Support Systems, Vol. 44, 2008, pp. 1031-1042.

“On Detecting Nonlinear Patterns in Discriminant Problems,” Information Sciences, Vol. 176(7), 2006, pp. 772-798.

"The Account Data Model", (with A. Pletch, and C. Matula), the 21th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER2002), Tampere, Finland, October 7-11, and published in Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 2503, 2002, pp. 263-275, S. Spaccapietra, S.T. March, Y. Kambayashi (Eds.)

"A Branch-and-Cut Approach for Minimum Cost Multi-Level Network Design", (with S. Chopra), Discrete Mathematics, 242/1-3, 2002, pp. 65-92.

"An Iterative Feature Reduction Algorithm for Probabilistic Neural Networks", Omega, Vol. 28, Issue 5, 2000, pp. 513-524.

"Minimum Cost Capacity Installation for Multicommodity Network Flows", (with D. Bienstock, S Chopra, and O Gnlk), Mathematical Programming, Series B, Vol. 81, No. 2-1, April (1998), pp. 177-199.

"Computational Study of the Multi-Echelon Production Planning Problem", Naval Research Logistics 44, (1997), pp. 1-19, with S. Chopra, and M. R. Rao.

"Modeling and Analysis of a Large Wire and Cable Plant Operation", Interfaces, 16, (1986), pp.77-85, with Udai Garg.

“Polyhedral Approaches for the Steiner Tree Problem on Graphs” (with S. Chopra) in Steiner Trees in Industries edited by D.-Z. Du and X. Cheng, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001, pp. 175-201.