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Joe Zhu is Professor of Operations Analytics in the Business School of Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He is an internationally recognized expert in methods of performance evaluation and benchmarking using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), and his research interests are in the areas of operations and business analytics, productivity modeling, and performance evaluation and benchmarking. He has written and co-edited books focusing on performance evaluation and benchmarking using DEA. and developed the DEAFrontier software.

With more than 36,000 Google Scholar citations, he is recognized as one of the top authors in DEA with respect to research productivity, h-index, and g-index. In 2017, he is ranked No. 3 among the most productive and influential authors in 40 years of European Journal of Operational Research. His research has been supported by KPMG Foundation, National Institute of Health, and Department of Veterans Affairs.

He has extensive editorial experience, as the Deputy Editor of OMEGA, Editorial Board Member of European Journal of Operational Research, and Computers and Operations Research, Associate Editor of Journal of the Operational Research Society, and INFOR, Series Associate Editor of Springer's International Series in Operations Research and Management Science, and others.

He has published over 150 articles in Operations Research, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of the Operational Research Society, IIE Transactions, Management Science, Sloan Management Review, Annals of Operations Research, OMEGA, Computers and Operations Research, Decision Support Systems, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Productivity Analysis, International Journal of Production Economics, Naval Research Logistics, and others.

He is a Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) fellow, a William Evans Visiting Fellow (University of Otago, New Zealand), Feng Tay Chair Professor (National Yunlin University of Technology and Science, Taiwan), and Chang Jiang Scholar Chair Professor awarded by the Ministry of Education of China.

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