Dr. Chun
Young H. Chun, Ph.D.

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0. Home 1. Research 2. Teaching 3. Service 4. Personal 5. Travel




Dr. Chun is a professor of decision science at Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems, E. J. Ourso College of Business, Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. As a senior faculty member, he also holds Cherie H. Flores Endowed Chair of MBA Studies.

Dr. Chun received his Ph.D. in management science from Krannert Graduate School of Management at Purdue University in 1990. He taught at Northeastern University in Boston for two years prior to joining the faculty at LSU in 1992. Since then, he has taught a wide variety of courses in managerial statistics, data mining, operations research, business forecasting, and operations management at LSU.

His research interests are in probabilistic modeling of managerial decision problems in production and operations management, marketing, and finance. As a prolific researcher, he has published numerous research papers in top-tier journals, received outstanding research paper awards multiple times, and secured several research grants from state and federal governments.

Dr. Chun is a proud dad of two wonderful children who are polite, personal, and athletic. They attended public schools from K to 12, and went to medical schools in Texas. Dr. Chun has been happily married to his college sweetheart, and they enjoy traveling around the world - more than 50 foreign countries so far.


  1. Research

Dr. Chun's research papers have been published in premier journals, including Operations Research, Decision Science, Journal of the Operational Research Society, European Journal of Operational Research,IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, The American Statisticians, IIE Transactions, International Journal of Production Research, Financial Management, Naval Research Logistics, and Journal of Quality Technology, among others.

Dr. Chun has received research grants from the state government: $77,508 from Louisiana Educational Quality Support Fund and $44,908 from Board of Regents Support Fund. As a sole principal investigator, he recently secured a $40,000 research grant from the US Air Force for the research project on the survival analysis of military aircrafts in training and combat missions.

He has received the best paper award in the MS/OR track at the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) annual conferences several times. Eventually, he won the 2007's Best Theoretical/Empirical Research Paper award with a cash stipend from the DSI.  Recently, his single-authored research paper was named one of three runners-up for The Operational Research Society's 2021 Goodeve Medal, which is awarded annually for the best paper published in Journal of the Operational Research Society.

In addition to the DSI, Dr. Chun is an active member of many professional societies, such as the Institute of Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS), Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), American Marketing Association (AMA), and Association of European Operational Research Societies.

  2. Teaching

Dr. Chun had worked in the military as well as in the corporate world, but he found that teaching is by far the most challenging, intellectually stimulating, and rewarding career he has ever had. He is teaching the following graduate courses in the MBA and MS in Analytics (MSA) programs at LSU:

▪ BADM 7020 Managerial Statistics (MBA core course)

▪ ISDS 7103 Operations Research and Analytics (MSA core course)

▪ ISDS 7075 Business Forecasting (MSA core course)

▪ ISDS 7025 Advanced Statistical Analysis for Research (Ph.D. course)

Dr. Chun's Class

These courses are all numbers and equations, and are not perceived as "fun" courses in business school, but Dr. Chun is known as a dedicated, effective, and patient teacher. He has received numerous teaching awards from LSU, including Business Partnership Excellence in Teaching Award, Tiger Athletic Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Award, Erich Sternberg Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award, and LSU Alumni Association Faculty Excellence Award. He eventually won the LSU Distinguished Faculty Award with a commemorative wrist watch.

Above all, Dr. Chun has been voted Professor of the Year by the graduating MBA students at LSU - thirteen times! It is truly rewarding to be recognized by the students for the time and effort on developing a course meticulously and delivering it effectively.

  3. Service

Dr. Chun is currently serving as Faculty Advisor to the Flores MBA programs at LSU. This year, he is heavily involved in developing online MBA and MSA courses. On the college level, Dr. Chun is a member of the MBA curriculum committee, and he served as the chairman of the Tenure and Promotion Committee and also as the chairman of the Instructional Support and Development Committee.

On the university level, Dr. Chun served on the Graduate Council as well as on the Advisory Council for Centers for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) at LSU. He was invited to serve on the advisory board of Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), which is one of the most prestigious research institutions in South Korea.

Dr. Chun was on the editorial review board of Production and Operations Management Journal, and is frequently reviewing manuscripts for various research journals. As an outside reviewer, he also has evaluated tenure and promotion packages from other institutions in many occasions.

  4. Personal

As a native of South Korea, Dr. Chun immigrated to the United States with his newly-wed wife in the summer of 1985. With hard work and dedication, he successfully obtained his Master's degree in 1987 and a doctoral degree in 1990. Dr. Chun and his family settled down in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, which is well-known for its Southern hospitality, Southern beauty, and Southern cooking.

He has an amazing son and a daughter who are currently working as pediatricians at Texas Medical Center in Houston. Dr. Chun plays tennis (or racquetball when it rains) once a week, and enjoys classical and jazz music, gardening, world travel, and photography. With only a backpack and a camera, he has traveled alone many less-traveled places around the globe. (Please enjoy his travel photos.)

As an expert in mathematical optimization and financial forecasting, he manages his own stock portfolio. Believe it or not, Dr. Chun has never lost any card games in Las Vegas; he is a professor of "decision science" and he practices what he preaches - flawlessly!

* Contact Information

▪ Office: 2211 Business Education Complex on LSU campus  (Google map)
▪ Administrative assistant: Karen Garner, Room 2200, (225) 578-2515
▪ Email: doc@drchun.net
▪ Office phone: (225) 578-2506
▪ Fax: (225) 578-2511

* Mailing Address

 Professor Young H. Chun
 Business Education Complex, Room 2200
 501 South Quad Drive
 Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA

* LSU Press Releases

▪ April 8, 2021:  "SDEIS Professor Young H. Chun Secures $40,000 Research Grant from the U.S. Air Force"

▪ Nov. 29, 2021: "SDEIS Professor Young H. Chun Named a Runner-Up for Journal of Operational Research Society’s Goodeve Medal"


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