T C Edwin Cheng is Dean of the Faculty of Business, Fung Yiu King - Wing Hang Bank Professor in Business Administration, and Chair Professor of Management at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He obtained a BSc[ Eng] (first class honors) from The University of Hong Kong; an MSc from the University of Birmingham, UK; and a PhD and an ScD from the University of Cambridge, UK. He previously taught in Canada, England, and Singapore. Professor Cheng’s research interests are in Operations Management and Operations Research. He has published over 650 papers in such journals as California Management Review, Journal of Operations Management, Management Science, MIS Quarterly, Operations Research, Organization Science, and Production and Operations Management. He has co-authored 12 books published by Chapman and Hall, McGraw-Hill, and Springer. He received the Outstanding Young Engineer of the Year Award from the Institute of Industrial Engineers, USA, in 1992 and the Croucher Award (the top research award in Hong Kong) in 2001. He was named one of the “most cited scientists” in All Fields, in Business and Economics, in Computer Science, and in Engineering over the period 2005–2015 by the ISI Web of Science in 2015. A registered professional engineer and a seasoned management consultant, Professor Cheng has over the years secured more than HK$50 million in research funding from both public and private sectors to support his diverse research programmes.