Yongshin Park | Decision Sciences | Excellence in Research Award

Dr. Yongshin Park | Decision Sciences | Excellence in Research Award

St. Edward's University | United States

Author Profile



Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Yongshin Park embarked on his academic journey at North Dakota State University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering in 2012. He continued his studies at the same institution, earning a Master’s degree in Managerial Logistics in 2013. Driven by a passion for data and analysis, Dr. Park further pursued a Graduate Degree Certificate in Statistics, which he completed alongside his Ph.D. in Transportation and Logistics in 2018. His dissertation, titled "Three Essays on Sustainability of Transportation and Supply Chain," laid the foundation for his future contributions to academia and industry.

Professional Endeavors

Dr. Park’s professional career began as a Research Assistant at North Dakota State University's Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, where he worked from 2012 to 2018. He then transitioned to academia as a Lecturer at North Dakota State University, teaching various courses in Transportation, Operations, and Supply Chain Management. In 2018, Dr. Park joined St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX, where he initially served as an Assistant Professor of Operations Management. His exemplary performance led to his promotion to Associate Professor of Operations Management and Business Analytics in 2023, and he currently holds the position of Program Director for the MS in Business Analytics.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Park’s research is deeply rooted in transportation and supply chain sustainability, financial management, and data analytics. His expertise spans a wide range of analytical tools and software, including R, SPSS, Python, and Tableau, among others. Dr. Park has authored multiple scholarly publications, with notable works focusing on topics such as port productivity, herd behavior in decision-making, and the sustainability performance of the construction sector. His interdisciplinary approach has also led to significant contributions in fields like hydrology education and media framing of social issues.

Accolades and Recognition

Throughout his career, Dr. Park has received numerous accolades for his research and teaching excellence. He was awarded the Munday School of Business Dean’s Excellent Research Grant twice, in 2022 and 2023. His innovative research on port infrastructure earned him a substantial grant from Gyeongsang National University, South Korea, in 2023. Additionally, Dr. Park’s academic achievements have been recognized with awards such as the Encouragement Paper Award from the Asian Association of Management Science and Application and the Excellent Student Paper Award from the Korean Transportation Association in America.

Impact and Influence

Dr. Park’s impact extends beyond his publications and grants. He has played a pivotal role in developing and modernizing academic programs at St. Edward’s University, including the MS in Business Analytics and the MBA Supply Chain Management Concentration. His dedication to teaching and mentorship has fostered the academic growth of numerous undergraduate and graduate students. Dr. Park's collaborative efforts with faculty and industry professionals have enriched the curriculum and enhanced the university's reputation in the field of business analytics.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Dr. Park’s legacy is characterized by his commitment to sustainability in transportation and supply chain management, as well as his innovative approach to data analytics and education. Looking ahead, he aims to continue his research on sustainability and efficiency in logistics and supply chains, with a focus on developing new models and tools to address emerging challenges in these fields. Dr. Park’s ongoing work promises to make significant contributions to both academia and industry, ensuring his lasting influence on future generations of scholars and practitioners.

Notable Publications

A responsive closed-loop supply chain network design under demand uncertainty 2024

Predicting Nurse Turnover for Highly Imbalanced Data Using the Synthetic Minority Over-Sampling Technique and Machine Learning Algorithms 2023 (1)

The efficient and stable planning for interrupted supply chain with dual‐sourcing strategy: a robust optimization approach considering decision maker's risk attitude 2023 (13)

Multi-criteria supplier selection problem with fuzzy demand: a newsvendor model 2022 (1)

A Comparative Time-Series Investigation of China and U.S. Manufacturing Industries’ Global Supply-Chain-Linked Economic, Mid and End-Point Environmental Impacts 2021 (5)