Po-Lung Yu, Distinguished Professor (Emeritus) of University of Kansas (KU), Kansas, and Distinguished Professor for Life of National Chiao-Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan, was raised in Taiwan, further educated and trained in USA. He earned BA—International Trade (1963) from National Taiwan University, and Ph.D.—Operations Research and Industrial Engineering (1969) from the Johns Hopkins University.
From 1977 to 2004, Dr. Yu held an endowed Chair as the Carl A. Scupin Distinguished Professor of the University of Kansas. He taught at NCTU from 1999 to 2011. Previously he taught at the University of Rochester (1969-73) and the University of Texas at Austin (1973-77). He won awards for outstanding research and for teaching.
Dr. Yu, the initiator of habitual domains theory, competence set analysis and second order games, has published, in English and Chinese, 19 books and over 190 professional articles over multiple criteria decision making, mathematical programming, differential games and optimal control theory, and various application problems including investment models, efficient market, marketing, automobile safety and energy policy, corporate acquisition and merger analysis, aside from what he initiated.
He is recognized as a remarkable thinker, scholar, teacher and advisor. He has given many keynote addresses around the world, academically and publicly. His audiences of habitual domains and related topics, sometimes exceeded thousands of people.