Dr. Eric K.H. Leung is a Lecturer in Digital Business & Data Analytics at the University of Liverpool Management School. Prior to this role, he was a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, The University of Hong Kong.
Eric obtained his PhD from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, which was funded by the Innovation and Technology Commission of Hong Kong. During his PhD, he successfully developed an intelligent decision support system, integrating machine learning and optimization algorithms for re-engineering the order fulfilment process in warehouses and distribution centers under the e-commerce era. With deep collaboration with industry partners, the system was integrated into an existing logistics order handling system and was successfully deployed into a number of logistics service providers based in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay area. Backed by empirical research results, the system won the Certificate of Merit in the Best Business Solution (Application) Category of the Hong Kong ICT Award 2016.
In addition to the public recognition, his research outputs have been published in renowned journals, such as International Journal of Production Economics, Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, International Journal of Production Research, Expert Systems with Applications, among others. He has authored book series, including Progress in Economics Research and Managerial Strategies and Solutions for Business Success in Asia. He is developing a strong pipeline of manuscripts for top-tier journals, such as European Journal of Operational Research, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological and Transportation Science. He is currently an editorial board member of the International Journal of Engineering Business Management and also serves as a reviewer for various internationally excellent journals like Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, International Journal of Production Research, Industrial Management & Data Systems, Expert Systems with Applications, etc.
Currently, Eric’s research focuses on (1) e-commerce logistics and transportation management, and (2) the impact of digital transformation on global supply chains. He is particularly interested in developing methodologies and integrating big data analytical tools into the design of decision-support solutions to facilitate industry practitioners in transforming their existing business in the digital era.