Assistant Professor, Operations Management
BEng, MEng (Huazhong University of Science and Technology (Wuhan, China)); PhD (McMaster)
Dr. Liufang (Sophia) Yao is an Assistant Professor of Operations Management at the Faculty of Business. She currently teaches Operations Management, Research Methods and Business Statistics. She holds a PhD in Management Science from the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University. Her primary research interest is product recall optimization using operation research tools, particularly in the areas of product recall initiation timing, recall risk mitigation with quality control, and after-recall cost mitigation. Prior to coming to Canada, she completed an MEng and a BEng from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (Wuhan, China). Sophia has presented at conferences including the Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS) and Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (MSOM).