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Hong Kong Faculty


Uttarayan Bagchi, Professor, Department of  Management. His research and teaching areas of expertise include operations management, sequencing and scheduling, customer service, and management of quality and has published extensively in research journals.

Dr. Bagchi has received notable awards from The University of Texas at Austin, including the Outstanding Core Professor Award and the Outstanding Elective Professor Award from the Graduate Business Council, and the Joe D. Beasley Award for teaching excellence in the master's curriculum from the McCombs School of Business. In addition, Dr. Bagchi has taught in the International MBA program at the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration, and in the doctoral program at the Mexico City Campus of the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM).

He has made presentations on quality to groups in industry, academia, and government, including a former Governor of Texas and her office staff, the Graduate School of Industrial Administration at Carnegie Mellon University, the Division of Student Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, and the Austin Independent School District. As a member of the American Society for Quality Control, he served on the Austin Quality Council in 1991.

Dr. Bagchi received his B.S. and M.S. in Chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and Ph.D. in Business Administration from Pennsylvania State University.

Guoming Lai, Assistant Professor, Department of Information, Risk, and Operations Management. His research expertise is in Classical Operations Management, Strategic Supply Chain Management, Retailing, and Energy/Commodity Resource Management. He has explored the research topics with his coauthors on, such as, sales channel stuffing, inventory management & supply chain strategies under capital market interaction, energy and natural gas trading and storage management, inventory and pricing strategies with strategic consumers, etc. He has published articles in the journals of Management Science, Operations Research, and Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. He has taught the courses of Production and Operations Management, Operations Management, and Strategic Supply Chain Management at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Texas at Austin. Guoming received his PhD degree in Management of Manufacturing and Automation and a master’s degree in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University. He also earned a Master’s degree and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Tsinghua University in China.

Michael Hasler is a lecturer at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin where he teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in the Information, Risk, and Operations Management department. He is also the associate academic director for the Supply Chain Management Center of Excellence at McCombs.

The bulk of his professional experience was in the auto industry in supply chain and operations. He moved to high-tech in the semiconductor equipment industry with Applied Materials in Austin, Texas in 1996. While at Applied he helped launch their supply chain management activity, led operations for a $1 billion division, and headed Global Materials Operations before leaving in 2003. As one of the operations executives at Applied Materials he was chosen to help create and spearhead the Leadership Development program. It was this experience that led to his Ph.D. in human resource development at Texas A&M University in 2009.