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Associate Professor

Hao Yu

Associate Professor Department of Industrial Engineering
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Research interests include: Sustaianble and low-carbon supply chain network design and operations, sustainable reverse logistics management, green and sustainable transportation network design, sevice network design, location problem, operations research and optimization, and mathematical programming for complex decision-making problems.

Researcher in several research projects at both national and international levels including: Optimization / Optimization of Digital, Customer-Focused, Sustainable and Low-Carbon Logistics and Transportation Network in Industry 4.0 (OptiLog 4.0) funded by RCN; TARGET funded by EU NPA Program; and I3 Innovation and Industrial Internet funded by EU Interreg Nord Program, etc. 

Member of the Norwegian Operations Research Society (NORS), Member of the EURO Working Group on Sustainable Supply Chain (EWGSSC), Member of the EURO Working Group on Location Analysis (EWGLA), and Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).

Frequent reviewer of more than 30 International journals including: Journal of Cleaner Production; International Journal of Production Economics; Resource, Conservation and Recycling; Environmental Science & Technology; Environmental Research; Computers & Industrial Engineering; Computers & Operations Research; Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review; The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology; Waste Management; Applied Mathematical Modeling; Sustainable Cities and Society; Cybernetes; International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems; Engineering Optimization; Sustainability;Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association; SIMULATION: Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International; Environmental Systems and Decisions; International Journal of Sustainable Engineering; Journal of Environmental Planning and Management; International Journal of Simulation and Process Modeling; Mathematics; Logistics, etc.

Course coordinator and lecturer of Project Management (Postgraduate level, from 2015); Course information: https://uit.no/utdanning/emner/emne?p_document_id=459309

Course coordinator and main lecture on Supply Chain Management (Postgraduate level, 2019-2020)

Course coordinator and lecturer of Energy Technology (Undergraduate level, 2014-2015)

Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering

Coordinator of Master's Program of Industrial Engineering

  • Sun, Xu; Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng. Solving the Location Problem of Printers in a University Campus Using p-Median Location Model and AnyLogic Simulation. (omtale) Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering 2020; Volum 634. ISSN 1876-1100.s 577 - 584.s doi: 10.1007/978-981-15-2341-0_72.

  • Yu, Hao; Sun, Xu; Solvang, Wei Deng; Laporte, Gilbert; Lee, Carman K M. A Stochastic Network Design Problem for Hazardous Waste Management. (fulltekst) (sammendrag) Journal of Cleaner Production 2020; Volum 277. ISSN 0959-6526.s doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.123566.

  • Zhao, Xu; Lin, Qianjun; Yu, Hao. A Co-Scheduling Problem of Ship Lift and Ship Lock at the Three Gorges Dam. (fulltekst) (sammendrag) IEEE Access 2020; Volum 8. ISSN 2169-3536.s 132893 - 132910.s doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3009775.

  • Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng. A Fuzzy-Stochastic Multi-Objective Model for Sustainable Planning of a Closed-Loop Supply Chain Considering Mixed Uncertainty and Network Flexibility. (fulltekst) (sammendrag) Journal of Cleaner Production 2020; Volum 266. ISSN 0959-6526.s doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.121702.

  • Yu, Hao; Sun, Xu; Solvang, Wei Deng; Zhao, Xu. Reverse Logistics Network Design for Effective Management of Medical Waste in Epidemic Outbreaks: Insights from the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak in Wuhan (China). (fulltekst) (sammendrag) International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2020; Volum 17 (5). ISSN 1660-4601.s doi: 10.3390/ijerph17051770.

  • Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng; Sun, Xu. An Improved Bi-Objective Stochastic Model with SAA-based Solution Method for Reverse Logistics Design of Hazardous Materials. (fulltekst) (sammendrag) IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management 2020. ISSN 2157-3611.s 273 - 277.s doi: 10.1109/IEEM44572.2019.8978576.

  • Azarian, Mohammad; Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng; Shu, Beibei. An Introduction of the Role of Virtual Technologies and Digital Twin in Industry 4.0. (omtale) Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering 2020; Volum 634. ISSN 1876-1100.s 258 - 266.s doi: 10.1007/978-981-15-2341-0_32.

  • Noureddine, Rami; Solvang, Wei Deng; Johannessen, Espen; Yu, Hao. Proactive Learning for Intelligent Maintenance in Industry 4.0. (omtale) Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering 2020; Volum 634. ISSN 1876-1100.s 250 - 257.s doi: 10.1007/978-981-15-2341-0_31.

  • Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng; Sun, Xu. A Stochastic Closed-Loop Supply Chain Network Optimization Problem Considering Flexible Network Capacity. Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering 2020; Volum 634 LNEE. ISSN 1876-1100.s 567 - 576.s doi: 10.1007/978-981-15-2341-0_71.

  • Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng. A Comparison of Two Location Models in Optimizing the Decision-making on the Relocation Problem of Post Offices at Narvik, Norway. (fulltekst) IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management 2019; Volum 2019-December. ISSN 2157-3611.s 814 - 818.s doi: 10.1109/IEEM.2018.8607606.

  • Zhao, Xu; Lin, Qianjun; Yu, Hao. An Improved Mathematical Model for Green Lock Scheduling Problem of the Three Gorges Dam. (fulltekst) (sammendrag) Sustainability 2019; Volum 11 (9). ISSN 2071-1050.s doi: 10.3390/su11092640.

  • Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng. Improving the Decision-making of Reverse Logistics Network Design Part I: A MILP Model under Stochastic Environment. (fulltekst) Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering 2018; Volum 451. ISSN 1876-1100.s 431 - 438.s doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-5768-7_46.

  • Yang, Shuo; Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng. Location-based analysis and optimization of service network performance: A case study. (fulltekst) IEEE conference proceedings 2018 ISBN 978-1-5386-4437-9.s doi: 10.1109/SIMS.2018.8355296.

  • Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng. Incorporating flexible capacity in the planning of a multi-product multi-echelon sustainable reverse logistics network under uncertainty. (fulltekst) Journal of Cleaner Production 2018; Volum 198. ISSN 0959-6526.s 285 - 303.s doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.07.019.

  • Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng. A Trade-off Model for Green Supply Chain Design: An Efficiency-versus-Emission Analysis. IEEE conference proceedings 2018 ISBN 978-1-5386-1329-0.s 136 - 142.s doi: 10.1109/ICITM.2018.8333934.

  • Yu, Hao; Roman, Elisabeth; Solvang, Wei Deng. A value chain analysis for bioenergy production from biomass and biodegradable waste: a case study in Northern Norway. (fulltekst) (sammendrag) IntechOpen 2018 ISBN 978-1-78923-711-5.s 183 - 206.s doi: 10.5772/intechopen.72346.

  • Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng. Improving the Decision-making of Reverse Logistics Network Design Part II: An Improved Scenario-based Solution Method and Numerical Experimentation. (fulltekst) Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering 2018; Volum 451. ISSN 1876-1100.s 421 - 429.s doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-5768-7_45.

  • Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng. A multi-objective location-allocation optimization for sustainable management of municipal solid waste. Environment Systems and Decisions 2017; Volum 37 (3). ISSN 2194-5403.s 289 - 308.s doi: 10.1007/s10669-017-9632-y.

  • Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng. A New Two-Stage Stochastic Model for Reverse Logistics Network Design under Government Subsidy and Low-Carbon Emission Requirement. (fulltekst) IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management 2017. ISSN 2157-3611.s 90 - 94.s doi: 10.1109/IEEM.2017.8289857.

  • Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng. A Carbon-Constrained Stochastic Optimization Model with Augmented Multi-Criteria Scenario-Based Risk-Averse Solution for Reverse Logistics Network Design under Uncertainty. (fulltekst) (sammendrag) Journal of Cleaner Production 2017; Volum 164. ISSN 0959-6526.s 1248 - 1267.s doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.07.066.

  • Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng. Enhancing the competitiveness of manufacturers through Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing System (SIMS): A supply chain perspective. (fulltekst) (sammendrag) IEEE conference proceedings 2017 ISBN 978-1-5090-5330-8.s 101 - 107.s doi: 10.1109/ICITM.2017.7917904.

  • Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng; Solvang, Bjørn. A multi-objective mathematical programming for sustainable reverse logistics network design. Part I: Model formulation. (sammendrag) WIT Transactions on Engineering Sciences 2016; Volum 113. ISSN 1746-4471.s 287 - 295.s doi: 10.2495/IWAMA150331.

  • Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng; Sun, Xu. A decision-support model for operational planning of surface coal mining considering equipment failure. (fulltekst) IEEE conference proceedings 2016 ISBN 978-1-5090-3074-3.s 89 - 94.s doi: 10.1109/SIMS.2016.7802905.

  • Moore, John; Loughran, Anne; McCusker, Edel; Solvang, Wei Deng; Sziebig, Gabor; Yu, Hao; Ericson, Åsa; Holmqvist, Johann; Wenngren, Johann; Pieskä, Sakari; Vahasoyrinki, Juoni; Kaartinen, Heidi. Developing a Toolbox of supports for small and medium sized manufacturing companies. (fulltekst) IEEE conference proceedings 2016 ISBN 978-1-5090-3074-3.s 101 - 104.s doi: 10.1109/SIMS.2016.7802907.

  • Huang, Taoying; Solvang, Wei Deng; Yu, Hao. An introduction of small-scale intelligent manufacturing system. (fulltekst) IEEE conference proceedings 2016 ISBN 978-1-5090-3074-3.s 31 - 39.s doi: 10.1109/SIMS.2016.7802896.

  • Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng. A stochastic programming approach with improved multi-criteria scenario-based solution method for sustainable reverse logistics design of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). (fulltekst) (sammendrag) Sustainability 2016; Volum 8 (12). ISSN 2071-1050.s doi: 10.3390/su8121331.

  • Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng; Solvang, Bjørn. A Goal Programming Approach for Green Supply Chain Network Optimization. (fulltekst) (sammendrag) Atlantis Press 2016; Volum 24 (iwama-16) ISBN 978-94-6252-243-5. ISSN 2352-5428.s doi: 10.2991/iwama-16.2016.17.

  • Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng. An improved multi-objective programming with augmented ε-constraint method for hazardous waste location-routing problem. (fulltekst) (sammendrag) International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2016; Volum 13 (6). ISSN 1660-4601.s doi: 10.3390/ijerph13060548.

  • Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng. A general reverse logistics network design model for product reuse and recycling with environmental considerations. (sammendrag) (prosjekt) The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 2016; Volum 87 (9). ISSN 0268-3768.s 2693 - 2711.s doi: 10.1007/s00170-016-8612-6.

  • Yu, Hao; Sun, Xu; Solvang, Wei Deng. Implementation of Lean Philosophy and Lean Tools in Coal Mining Industry. (sammendrag) Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 2016 ISBN 978-1-63484-458-1.s 1 - 46.

  • Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng; Solvang, Bjørn. A multi-objective mathematical programming for sustainable reverse logistics network design. Part II: Model application and analysis. (sammendrag) WIT Transactions on Engineering Sciences 2016; Volum 113. ISSN 1746-4471.s 296 - 303.

  • Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng; Yuan, Song; Yang, Yong. A decision aided system for sustainable waste management. International Journal of Intelligent Decision Technologies 2015; Volum 9 (1). ISSN 1872-4981.s 29 - 40.s doi: 10.3233/IDT-140203.

  • Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng. Route planning of municipal solid waste management: A methodology and literature review. (sammendrag) International Journal of Energy, Environment and Economics 2015; Volum 24 (2-3). ISSN 1054-853X.s 243 - 263.

  • Yang, Jinguang; Wang, Ting; Solvang, Wei Deng; Sziebig, Gabor; Yu, Hao. Modeling,simulation and optimization of flexible manufacturing system:A case study at the workshop of Narvik University College. Modern Machinery 2015; Volum 3. ISSN 1002-6886.s 29 - 32.s doi: 10.13667/j.cnki.52-1046/th.2015.03.008.

  • Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng; Li, Shiyun. Optimization of long-term performance of municipal solid waste management system: A bi-objective mathematical model. (fulltekst) The International Journal of Energy and Environment 2015; Volum 6 (2). ISSN 2076-2895.s 153 - 164.

  • Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng; Li, Shiyun. An Integrated Optimization Model for Single-product Supply Chain Network Design Considering Supplier Selection. IEEE conference proceedings 2014 ISBN 978-1-4799-7280-7.s 443 - 448.s doi: 10.1109/CogInfoCom.2014.7020495.

  • Lu, Jiansha; Jiang, Weiguang; Li, Shiyun; Solvang, Wei Deng; Yu, Hao. A scheduling approach for ship design project with fields constraint in tasks and human resources. IEEE conference proceedings 2014 ISBN 978-1-4799-7280-7.s 37 - 41.s doi: 10.1109/CogInfoCom.2014.7020485.

  • Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng; Yang, Jinguang. Improving accessibility and efficiency of service facility through location-based approach: A case study at Narvik university college. (fulltekst) Advanced Materials Research 2014; Volum 1039. ISSN 1022-6680.s 593 - 602.s doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.1039.593.

  • Solvang, Wei Deng; Yu, Hao; Sziebig, Gábor. Developing Automated and Integrated Flexible Manufacturing System. (sammendrag) IEEE conference proceedings 2014 ISBN 978-1-4799-7280-7.s 437 - 442.s doi: 10.1109/CogInfoCom.2014.7020494.

  • Li, Shiyun; Yang, Jinguang; Wang, Bin; Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng. A Case of Ship Design Tasks Assignment and Optimization. IEEE conference proceedings 2014 ISBN 978-1-4799-7280-7.s 79 - 83.s doi: 10.1109/CogInfoCom.2014.7020423.

  • Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng; Chen, Chen. A green supply chain network design model for enhancing competitiveness and sustainability of companies in high north arctic regions. (fulltekst) The International Journal of Energy and Environment 2014; Volum 5 (4). ISSN 2076-2895.s 403 - 418.

  • Solvang, Wei Deng; Roman, Elisabeth; Yu, Hao; Mustafa, Mohamad. A Decision Support System for Establishing a Waste Treatment Plant for Recycling Organic Waste into Bio-energy in Northern Norway. IEEE conference proceedings 2013 ISBN 978-1-4799-1544-6.s 659 - 664.s doi: 10.1109/CogInfoCom.2013.6719184.

  • Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng. A reverse logistics network design model for sustainable treatment of multi-sourced Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). IEEE conference proceedings 2013 ISBN 978-1-4799-1544-6.s 595 - 600.s doi: 10.1109/CogInfoCom.2013.6719172.

  • Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng; Yuan, S. A Multi-objective Decision Support System for Simulation and Optimization of Municipal Solid Waste Management System. (fulltekst) IEEE conference proceedings 2012 ISBN 978-1-4673-5188-1.s 193 - 199.s doi: 10.1109/CogInfoCom.2012.6421978.

  • Yu, Hao. An Hybrid Optimization-Simulation Method for a Real-World Urban Postal Service Network Redesign Problem. Invited Academic Seminar by the School of Economics and Management, China Three Gorges University 2019-11-01 - 2019.

  • Sun, Xu; Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng. Planning an Urban Postal Service Network by Using a Location-based Hybrid Optimization-Simulation Method: A Real-World Case Study. IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management 2019-12-17 - 2019.

  • Ericson, Åsa; Wenngren, Johan; Lugnet, Johan; Heidi, Kaartinen; Pieskä, Sakari; Vähäsöyrinki, Jouni; Solvang, Wei Deng; Sziebig, Gabor; Yu, Hao; Bjørk, Erlend. Innovations & Industrial Internet. (fulltekst) (sammendrag) 2018 ISBN 978-91-7790-289-8.

  • Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng. Optimization Models and Methods for Sustainable Reverse Logistics Network Design. (fulltekst) (sammendrag) 2018 ISBN 978-82-7823-210-1.

  • Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng; Mustafa, Mohamad. Enhancing Competitive Competence and Sustainability of Manufacturers in Remote High-North Regions of Norway Through Holistic Supply Chain Network Design. International Conference on Cold Climate Technology 2014, ICCCT 2014 2014-05-26 - 2014-05-28 2014.

  • Yang, Yong; Suo, Chenxia; Solvang, Wei Deng; Yu, Hao; Zeng, Souzhen. Investigation and Analysis on Rural Residential Energy-Saving Transformation in Northern China - Taking Balin Zuoqi for Example. 2013 International Conference on Agriculture Science and Enviroment Engineering (ICASEE 2013) 2013-12-19 - 2013-12-20 2013.

  • Yu, Hao. An Hybrid Optimization-Simulation Method for a Real-World Urban Postal Service Network Redesign Problem. Invited Academic Seminar by the School of Economics and Management, China Three Gorges University 2019-11-01 - 2019.

  • Sun, Xu; Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng. Planning an Urban Postal Service Network by Using a Location-based Hybrid Optimization-Simulation Method: A Real-World Case Study. IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management 2019-12-17 - 2019.

  • Ericson, Åsa; Wenngren, Johan; Lugnet, Johan; Heidi, Kaartinen; Pieskä, Sakari; Vähäsöyrinki, Jouni; Solvang, Wei Deng; Sziebig, Gabor; Yu, Hao; Bjørk, Erlend. Innovations & Industrial Internet. (fulltekst) (sammendrag) 2018 ISBN 978-91-7790-289-8.

  • Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng. Optimization Models and Methods for Sustainable Reverse Logistics Network Design. (fulltekst) (sammendrag) 2018 ISBN 978-82-7823-210-1.

  • Yu, Hao; Solvang, Wei Deng; Mustafa, Mohamad. Enhancing Competitive Competence and Sustainability of Manufacturers in Remote High-North Regions of Norway Through Holistic Supply Chain Network Design. International Conference on Cold Climate Technology 2014, ICCCT 2014 2014-05-26 - 2014-05-28 2014.

  • Yang, Yong; Suo, Chenxia; Solvang, Wei Deng; Yu, Hao; Zeng, Souzhen. Investigation and Analysis on Rural Residential Energy-Saving Transformation in Northern China - Taking Balin Zuoqi for Example. 2013 International Conference on Agriculture Science and Enviroment Engineering (ICASEE 2013) 2013-12-19 - 2013-12-20 2013.

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