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Joe Zhu is Professor of Operations Analytics in the Foisie Business School, 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 published and co-edited several books focusing on performance evaluation and benchmarking using DEA. and developed the DEAFrontier software.

He has more than 20,000 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 the No. 3 most productive and influential author in 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 an Area Editor of OMEGA, Editorial Board Member of European Journal of Operational Research, Associate Editor of Journal of the Operational Research Society, Series Associate Editor of Springer's International Series in Operations Research and Management Science, and others.

He has published over 100 articles in Operations Research, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Operational Research Society,IIE Transactions, Sloan Management Review,Annals of Operations Research, OMEGA, Computers and Operations Research, Decision Support Systems, Journal of Banking and Finance, INFOR, Journal of Productivity Analysis, Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Naval Research Logistics, Management Science, and others.

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

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