YOUNGEST SCHOLAR SPON­SORED BY NA­TIONAL FUND

Beijing Review - - This Week -

Yu Pei­wen, 27, as­so­ci­ate pro­fes­sor in Fu­dan Univer­sity’s Depart­ment of Man­age­ment Sci­ence, suc­ceeded in ap­ply­ing to the Na­tional Nat­u­ral Sci­ence Fund of China for Ex­cel­lent Young Schol­ars, ac­cord­ing to a press re­lease from the foun­da­tion on Au­gust 24. He be­comes the youngest scholar spon­sored by the or­ga­ni­za­tion so far.

The foun­da­tion will spon­sor Yu’s re­search project, Sup­ply Chain Strate­gies for Per­ish­able Prod­ucts, which is sched­uled to take place between Jan­uary 2018 and De­cem­ber 2020. Yu is the prin­ci­pal in­ves­ti­ga­tor in the project.

Yu has amazed his peers with his ex­tra­or­di­nary achieve­ments. Yu at the age of 15 en­rolled in the spe­cial pro­gram for gifted stu­dents at Univer­sity of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy of China (USTC) in 2005, one of China’s most pres­ti­gious uni­ver­si­ties in the sci­en­tific and tech­no­log­i­cal realm. Four years later, he grad­u­ated from USTC with a bach­e­lor’s de­gree in ap­plied math­e­mat­ics. Then, Yu en­tered Hong Kong Univer­sity of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy for fur­ther study and achieved a Ph.D. in op­er­a­tions man­age­ment. In 2014, af­ter a knock­out com­pe­ti­tion and mul­ti­ple in­ter­views, Yu was cho­sen by Fu­dan Univer­sity and started his teach­ing and aca­demic ca­reer in Shanghai.

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