Dr. Stephen C.H. Leung

Dr. Stephen C.H. LeungDr. Stephen C.H. Leung

BSc (Hons), Hong Kong Baptist University, China
MPhil, City University of Hong Kong, China
PhD, City University of Hong Kong, China

Senior Lecturer (Faculty of Engineering)

Office:      G-01C, G/F Haking Wong Building
Phone:     +852 3917-6150 
Fax:         +852 2546-6627


Dr Stephen Leung joined the Faculty of Engineering at The University of Hong Kong in 2015 as a Director of Research Student Centre. He is also a Principle Advisor of Engineering Research Student Entrepreneurship Club. Before joining HKU, he was a faculty member of Department of Management Sciences at City University of Hong Kong. His major research interests are logistics and supply chain management, transportation, operations management, and RFID applications. He has published over 100 referred journal papers, conference papers, and book chapters. His research outputs are published in highly reputable international journals such as INFORMS Journal on Computing, European Journal of Operation Research, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research, NeuoComputing, Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Computers and Operations Research, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Journal of Combinatorial Optimization, Supply Chain Management-An International Journal, Expert Systems with Applications, etc. As of November 2016, the SCI/SSCI h-index is 17 and the sum of times cited without self-citations is 960.

Dr Stephen Leung has been elected as a Fellow and Chartered Mathematician of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. He has been an active member of the Quality Assurance Committee and Publication Committee of the CILTHK. He was an external expert of Assessment of SCS-based Programmes in Logistics of Joint Quality Review Committee (JQRC), a member of  Transport Logistics Training Board of Vocational Training Council (VTC), a convener of Working Party on “2012 Manpower Survey: Transport Logistics Industry” of Transport Logistics Training Board. Currently, he is an external examiner/assessor/advisor of degree and sub-degree programmes of various local and overseas institutions.

Research Interests

Logistics and supply chain management, transportation, operations management, and RFID applications


  1. Zhang DF, Che Y, Ye F, Si YW, Leung SCH, “A hybrid algorithm based on variable neighbourhood for the strip packing problem”, Journal of Combinatorial Optimization, accepted.
  2. Wu HT, Leung SCH, Si YW, Zhang DF, Lin A, “Three-stage heuristic algorithm for three-dimensional irregular packing problem”, Applied Mathematical Modelling, accepted. 
  3. Huang C, Zhang DF, Si YW, Leung SCH, “Tabu search for the real-world carpooling problem”, Journal of Combinatorial Optimization, 32(2), 492-512.
  4. Xiao JH, Niu YY, Chen P, Leung SCH, Xing F, “An improved gravitational search algorithm for green partner selection in virtual enterprise”, NeuroComputing, 217, 103-109.
  5. Han SH, Weina, Zhao Ling, Lim MK, Leung SCH, “A robust optimization model for hybrid remanufacturing and manufacturing systems under uncertain return quality and market demand”,International Journal of Production Research, 24(17) 5056-5072.
  6. Zeng XX, Li Y, Leung SCH, Lin ZY, Liu XG, “Investment behavior prediction in heterogeneous information network”, NeuroComputing, 217, 125-132.
  7. Zhang DF, Shi L, Leung SCH, Wu T, (2016). “A priority heuristic algorithm for the rectangular guillotine packing problem”, Information Processing Letters, 116(1), 15-21.
  8. Liu XR, Suo J, Leung SCH, Liu J, Zeng XX, (2015). “The power of time-free tissue P systems: Attacking NP-complete problems”, NeuroComputing, 159, 151-156.
  9. You Z, Si YW, Zhang DF, Zeng XX, Leung SCH and Li T, (2015). “A decision-making framework for precision marketing”, Expert Systems with Applications, 42(7), 3357-3367.
  10. Cai Q, Zhang DF, Zheng W and Leung SCH, (2015) “A new fuzzy time series forecasting model combined with ant colony optimization and auto-regression”, Knowledge-based Systems, 74, 61-68.
  11. Wong PYL, Leung SCH and Gilleard JD, (2013). “Portfolio performance benchmarking with data envelopment analysis”, Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research, 30(5), 1350011.
  12. Han SH, Dong MY, Lu SX, Leung SCH and Lim MK, (2013). “Production planning for hybrid remanufactured and manufactured system with component recovery”, Journal of the Operational Research Society, 64(10), 1447-1460.
  13. Lim MK, Bahr Witold and Leung SCH, (2013). “RFID in the warehouse: A literature analysis (1995-2010) of its applications, benefits, challenges and future trends”, International Journal of Production Economics, 145(1), 409-430.
  14. Lim MK, Tan KH and Leung SCH, (2013). “Using a multi-agent system to optimise resource utilisation in multi-Site manufacturing facilities”, International Journal of Production Research, 51(9), 2620-2638.
  15. Zhang DF, Wei LJ, Chen QS and Leung SCH, (2013). “A binary search heuristic algorithm based on randomized local search for the rectangular strip packing problem”, INFORMS Journal on Computing, 25(2), 332-345.
  16. Wu Tao, Zhang Canrong, Liang Z and Leung SCH, (2013). “A Lagrangian relaxation-based method and models evaluation for multi-level lot sizing problems with backorders”, Computers & Operations Research, 40(7), 1852-1863.
  17. Du XF, Leung SCH, Zhang JL and Lai KK, (2013). “Demand forecasting of perishable farm products using support vector machine”, International Journal of Systems Science, 44(3), 556-567.
  18. Leung SCH, Zhang Z, Zhang DF, Hua X and Lim MK, (2013). “A meta-heuristic algorithm for heterogeneous fleet vehicle routing problems with two-dimensional loading constraints”, European Journal of Operational Research, 225(2), 199-210.
  19. Wang M, Lai KK, Leung SCH and Shi N, (2012). “A robust optimization model for dynamic market with uncertain production cost”, Optimization, 61(2), 187-207.
  20. Zhang DF, Peng Y and Leung SCH, (2012). “A heuristic block-loading algorithm based on multi-layer search for the container loading problem”, Computers & Operations Research, 39(10), 2267-2276.
  21. Han SH, Lu SX and Leung SCH, (2012). “Segmentation of telecom customers based on customer value by decision tree model”, Expert Systems with Applications, 39(4), 3964-3973.
  22. Leung SCH, Lin YB and Zhang DF, (2012). “Extended local search algorithm based on nonlinear programming for two-dimensional irregular strip packing problem”, Computers & Operations Research, 39(3), 678-686.
  23. Leung SCH, Zhang DF, Zhou CL and Wu Tao, (2012). “A hybrid simulated annealing meta-heuristic algorithm for the two-dimensional knapsack packing problem”, Computers & Operations Research, 39(1), 64-73.
  24. Li XY, Leung SCH and Tian P, (2012). “A multistart adaptive memory-based tabu search algorithm for the heterogeneous fixed fleet open vehicle routing problem”, Expert Systems with Applications, 39(1), 365-374.
  25. Yao Z, Liu K, Leung SCH and Lai KK, (2011). “Single period stochastic inventory problems with ordering or returns policies”, Computers & Industrial Engineering, 61(2), 242-253.
  26. Leung SCH and Zhang DF, (2011). “A fast layer-based heuristic for non-guillotine strip packing”, Expert Systems with Applications, 38(10), 13032-13042.
  27. Leung SCH, Zhang DF and Sim KM, (2011). “A two-stage intelligent search algorithm for the two-dimensional strip packing problem”, European Journal of Operational Research, 215(1), 57-69.
  28. Shen DJ, Lai KK, Leung SCH and Liang L, (2011). “Modelling and analysis of inventory procurement for perishable agricultural products with buyer-seller collaboration”, International Journal of Systems Science, 42(7), 1207-1217.
  29. Wei J and Leung SCH, (2011). “A simulation modeling and analysis for RFID-enabled mixed-product loading strategy for outbound logistics: A case study”, Computers & Industrial Engineering, 61(1), 209-215.
  30. Leung SCH, Zhou XY, Zhang DF and Zheng JM, (2011). “Extended guided tabu search and a new packing algorithm for the two-dimension loading vehicle routing problem”, Computers & Operations Research, 38(1), 205-215.
  31. Leung SCH, Zheng JM, Zhang DF and Zhou XY, (2010). “Simulated annealing for the vehicle routing problem with two-dimensional loading constraints”, Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal, 22(1-2), 61-82.
  32. Zhang DF, Zhou XY, Leung SCH and Zheng JM, (2010). “Vertical bagging decision trees model for credit scoring”, Expert Systems with Applications, 37(12), 7838-7843.
  33. Zhao QH, Chen S, Leung SCH and Lai KK, (2010). “Integration of inventory and transportation decisions in a logistics system”, Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 46(6), 913-925.
  34. Li XY, Tian P and Leung SCH, (2010). “Vehicle routing problems with time windows and stochastic travel and service times: Models and algorithm”, International Journal of Production Economics, 125(1), 137-145.
  35. Zhang DF, Liu YK, M’Hallah R and Leung SCH, (2010). “A simulated annealing with a new neighborhood structure based algorithm for high school timetabling problems”, European Journal of Operational Research, 203(3), 550-558.
  36. Pan Kewen, Lai KK, Leung SCH and Xiao D, (2010). “Revenue-sharing versus wholesale price mechanisms under different channel power structures”, European Journal of Operational Research, 203(2), 532-538.
  37. Du XF, Leung SCH, Zhang JL and Lai KK, (2009). “Procurement of agricultural products using the CPFR approach”, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, 14(4), 253-258.
  38. Li XY, Tian P and Leung SCH, (2009). “An ant colony optimization metaheuristic hybridized with tabu search for open vehicle routing problems”, Journal of the Operational Research Society, 60(7), 1012-1025.
  39. Leung SCH and Chan SSW, (2009). “A goal programming model for aggregate production planning with resource utilization constraint”, Computers & Industrial Engineering, 56(3), 1053-1064.
  40. Pan Kewen, Lai KK, Liang L and Leung SCH, (2009). “Two-period pricing and ordering policy for the dominant retailer in a two-echelon supply chain with demand uncertainty”, Omega-International Journal of Management Science, 37(4), 919-929.
  41. Ng WL, Leung SCH, Lam JKP and Pan SW, (2008). “Petrol delivery tanker assignment and routing: a case study in Hong Kong”, Journal of the Operational Research Society, 59(9), 1191-1200.
  42. Yao Z, Leung SCH and Lai KK, (2008). “The effectiveness of revenue-sharing contract to coordinate the price-setting newsvendor products’ supply chain”, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, 13(4), 263-271.
  43. Yao Z, Leung SCH and Lai KK, (2008). “Analysis of the impact of price-sensitivity factors on the returns policy in coordinating supply chain”, European Journal of Operational Research, 187(1), 275-282.
  44. Yao Z, Leung SCH and Lai KK, (2008). “Manufacturer’s revenue-sharing contract and retail competition”, European Journal of Operational Research, 186(2), 637-651.
  45. Leung SCH, (2007). “A non-linear goal programming model and solution method for the multi-objective trip distribution problem in transportation engineering”, Optimization and Engineering, 8(3), 277-298.
  46. Leung SCH and Ng WL, (2007). “A goal programming model for production planning of perishable products with postponement”, Computers & Industrial Engineering, 53(3), 531-541.
  47. Li JA, Leung SCH, Wu Y and Liu K, (2007). “Allocation of empty containers between multi-ports”,European Journal of Operational Research, 182(1), 400-412.
  48. Leung SCH, Tsang SOS, Ng WL and Wu Y, (2007). “A robust optimization model for multi-site production planning problem with stochastic demand”, European Journal of Operational Research, 181(1), 224-238.
  49. Leung SCH and Ng WL, (2007). “A stochastic programming model for production planning of perishable products with postponement”, Production Planning & Control, 18(3), 190-202.
  50. Leung SCH, Lai KK, Ng WL and Wu Y, (2007). “A robust optimization model for production planning of perishable products”, Journal of the Operational Research Society, 58(4), 413-422.
  51. Leung SCH, Wu Y and Lai KK, (2006). “Cross-border logistics with fleet management: A goal programming”, Computers & Industrial Engineering, 50(3), 263-272.
  52. Leung SCH, Wu Y and Lai KK, (2006). “A stochastic programming approach for multi-site aggregate production planning”, Journal of the Operational Research Society, 57(2), 123-132.
  53. Leung SCH and Wu Y, (2005). “A two-stage stochastic programming with recourse model for cross-border distribution with fleet management”, Production Planning & Control, 16(1), 60-70.
  54. Li JA, Liu K, Leung SCH and Lai KK, (2004). “Empty container management in a port with long-run average criterion”, Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 40(1), 85-100.
  55. Leung SCH and Wu Y, (2004). “A robust optimization model for stochastic aggregate production planning”, Production Planning & Control, 15(5), 502-514.
  56. Leung SCH, Wu Y and Lai KK, (2003). “Multi-site aggregate production planning with multiple objectives: a goal programming approach”, Production Planning & Control, 14(5), 425-436.
  57. Leung SCH, Wu Y and Lai KK, (2002). “A robust optimization model for a cross-border logistics problem with fleet composition in an uncertain environment”, Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 36(11-13), 1221-1234.
  58. Leung SCH, Wu Y and Lai KK, (2002). “An optimization model for a cross-border logistics problem: A case in Hong Kong”, Computers & Industrial Engineering, 43(1-2), 393-405.
  59. Leung SCH and Lai KK, (2002). “Multiple objectives decision-making in the mode choice problem: A goal programming approach”, International Journal of Systems Science, 33(1), 35-43.