• Vice President, HKU
  • Fellow, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
  • Fellow of Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences

Professor Max Shen became the Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) in 2021 in concurrence with his appointment as Chair Professor jointly in the Faculty of Engineering (Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering) and the Faculty of Business and Economics. He is also the Dean of Graduate School.

Professor Shen obtained his PhD from Northwestern University, USA in 2000. He started his academic career as Assistant Professor at the University of Florida in the same year, and joined the University of California, Berkeley in 2004, where he rose through the academic ranks to become Chancellor's Professor and Chair of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and Professor of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He was also a Centre Director at the Tsinghua-Berkeley Institute in Shenzhen and an Honorary Professor at Tsinghua University, China.

Internationally recognized as a top scholar in his field, Professor Shen is a Fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), the President-Elect of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), and a past President of the Society of Locational Analysis of INFORMS. Professor Shen was elected as a Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences (HKAES) and the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) in 2022 and 2023 respectively.