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Chih-Yang Tsai 

School of Business, SUNY New Paltz


Chih-Yang Tsai, Ph.D., Stern School of Business, New York Univesity
Office Room Number: Van den Berg Hall (VH) 302
Office Phone Number: (845) 257-2934
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Dr. Chih-Yang Tsai, Professor of Operations and Decision Sciences, earned his Ph.D. degree in Operations Research from Stern School of Business , New York University (1993) and his MBA degree from Tatung University in Taiwan.  He has been a faculty member in the Business School of SUNY New Paltz since 1993.

His recent research focus is in the area of supply chain cash flow risk management where he applies mathematical programming and simulation techniques to identify the best policy.  He has published articles in Decision Support Systems, Discrete Mathematics, Interfaces, Mathematical Programming, Naval Research Logistics, Information Sciences, and Omega.  

From 2006 to 2013, Dr. Tsai served as the Associate Dean of the School of Business, SUNY New Paltz, and led the school's effort to achieve its initial AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) Accreditation.  He also served as the Interim Dean during the 2013-2014 academic year.

Before his academic career, Dr. Tsai was a production controller and a special assistant to the CEO of a Taiwan based multi-national corporation. He had also helped an Internet telephony startup in Washington DC to design and setup its operations.

Dr. Tsai teaches courses such as Accounting Information Systems, Business Decision System Systems, and Managing Operations & Information Technology.  He is a member of the Institute of Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS), and the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI). 

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