Dr MA Hoi Lam, Helen (馬凱琳博士)
PhD (PolyU)
BEng (PolyU)

Associate Professor
Department of Supply Chain and Information Management
BBA-SCM Associate Programme Director (Air Transport)

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Dr MA Hoi Lam, Helen received her BEng from the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and her PhD in Logistic and Supply Chain Management in the same department. She then worked in the department as a postdoctoral fellow for a few years, and as a part-time lecturer in the Division of Business, Community College of City University. Dr Ma’s research interests are mainly in airline operations, big data, machine learning, transportation network, supply chain management, terminal operations, scheduling, optimization, and operations research. She has published over 20 papers in leading high-impact journal and 5 conference papers, including Risk Analysis, International Journal of Production Research, Resources, Conservation & Recycling, Annals of Operations Research, etc. Among which, one of the recent publications titled “Cascading Delay Risk of Airline Workforce Deployments with Crew-Pairing and Schedule Optimization” is selected by the Soci ety for Risk Analysis (SRA) for publication as the media-attention effort of the month, ranked as one of the recent top papers published in Risk Analysis, and ranked top 0.1% journal papers in Altmetric. She also services as reviewer for many prominent international journal, including IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems, Transportation Research Part E, etc. Dr Ma has actively participated in a variety of research and industrial projects, and closely worked with some companies, including Cathay Pacific (CX), China Aircraft Services Ltd (CASL), and Hong Kong Aero Engine Services Ltd. (HAESL). Dr Ma has extensive teaching experiences. Subjects cover a wide range of areas, such as fleet and flight management, airline crew scheduling, logistics information management, database design, ERP, data mining, web platform development, e-business applications, workflow analysis, processes re-engineering, simulations, operation management and so on.

PublicationsReportGrantsProfessional ServicesAwards
  • H.L. Ma, Y. Sun, S.H. Chung and H.K. Chan, 2022. Tackling uncertainties in aircraft maintenance routing: A review of emerging technologies". Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 164, 102805.
  • H.L. Ma, L. Leung, S.H. Chung and W.H. Wong, 2022. Insurance Incentive to Importers by a Container Port: Issues of Risk Management in Supply Chain Finance. Annals of Operations Research, accepted.
  • W.A. Khan, H.L. Ma, S.H. Chung, X. Wen, 2021 Hierarchical integrated machine learning model for predicting flight departure delays and duration in series. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 129, 103225
  • Y. Sun, S.H. Chung, X. Wen, H.L. Ma, 2021 Novel robotic job-shop scheduling models with deadlock and robot movement considerations. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 149, 102273
  • W.A. Khan, H.L. Ma, X. Ouyang, D.Y. Mo, 2020 Aircraft trajectory prediction and associated fuel consumption using covariance bidirectional extreme learning machine. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 145, 102189
  • X. Wen, H.L. Ma, S.H. Chung, W.A. Khan, 2020 Robust airline crew scheduling with flight flying time variability. Transportation Research Part E – Logistics and Transportation Review, 144, 102132
  • Y. Qin, H.L. Ma, F.T.S. Chan, W.A. Khan, 2020 A scenario-based stochastic programming approach for aircraft expendable and rotable spare parts planning in MRO provider. Industrial Management & Data Systems, 120(9), 1635-1657
  • Z. Wang, W.A. Khan, H.L. Ma and X. Wen, 2020 Cascade neural network algorithm with analytical connection weights determination for modelling operations and energy applications, International Journal of Production Research, 1-18
  • X. Sun, S.H. Chung, T.M. Choi, J.B. Sheu and H.L. Ma, 2020 Combating lead-time uncertainty in global supply chain's shipment-assignment: Is it wise to be risk-averse? Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, 138, 406-434
  • S.H. Chung, H.L. Ma, T.M. Choi and M. Hansen, 2020 Data Science and Analytics in Aviation. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 134, 101837
  • X. Sun, S.H. Chung and H.L. Ma, 2020 Operational Risk in Airline Crew Scheduling: Do Features of Flight Delays Matter? Decision Sciences, published online.
  • H.L. Ma, W.H. Wong, L. Leung and S.H. Chung, 2020. Facility Sharing in Business-to-business Model: A Real Case Study for Container Terminal Operators in Hong Kong Port. International Journal of Production Economics, 221, 107883
  • W.A. Khan, S.H. Chung, H.L. Ma, S.Q. Liu and C.Y. Chan, 2019. A novel self-organizing constructive neural network for estimating aircraft trip fuel consumption. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 132, 72-96
  • A.E.E. Eltoukhy, Z. Wang, F.T.S. Chan, S.H. Chung, H.L. Ma and X.P. Wang, 2019 Robust Aircraft Maintenance Routing Problem Using a Turn-around Time Reduction Approach. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems, 1-14
  • X. Wen, H.L. Ma, T.M. Choi, and J.B. Sheu, 2019. The Impact of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor on China-Europe Trading Route Selection. Transportation Research Part E – Logistics and Transportation Review, 122, 581-604.
  • H.L. Ma, Z.X. Wang, S.H. Chung and F.T.S. Chan, 2019. The Impacts of Time Segment Modeling in Berth Allocation and Quay Crane Assignment on Container terminal Operations Efficiency. Industrial Management & Data Systems, 119(5), 968-992.
  • H.L. Ma and W.H. Collin Wong, 2018. A Fuzzy-based House of Risk Assessment Method for Manufacturers in Global Supply Chains. Industrial Management & Data Systems, 118(7), 1463-1476.
  • S.H. Chung, H.L. Ma and H.K. Chan, 2018. Maximizing recyclability and reuse of tertiary packaging in production and distribution network. Resources, Conservation and Recycling,128, 259-266.
  • Ma, H. L., Chung, S. H., Chan, H. K., & Cui, L., 2017. An integrated model for berth and yard planning in container terminals with multi-continuous berth layout. Annals of Operations Research.
  • S.H. Chung, H.L. Ma and H.K. Chan, 2016. Cascading Delay Risk of Airline Workforce Deployments with Crew Pairing and Schedule Optimization. Risk Analysis,37(8), 1443-1458.
  • H.L. Ma, Felix T.S. Chan and S.H. Chung, 2015. A fast approach for the integrated berth allocation and quay crane assignment problem. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 229(11), pp.2076-2087.
  • H.L. Ma, Felix T.S. Chan and S.H. Chung, 2013. Minimising earliness and tardiness by integrating production scheduling with shipping information. International Journal of Production Research, 51(8), pp. 2253-2267.
  • Collin W.H. Wong, H.L. Ma, and Lawrence C. Leung, 2018. Collaboration at the Hong Kong Port – Benefits from Facility Sharing. Policy Research Institute of Global Supply Chain, School of Decision Sciences, Hang Seng Management College.
  • “Minimizing Maintenance Delays by Integrating Aircraft Maintenance Routing and Maintenance Workforce Scheduling with the Consideration of Component Availability”, $1,359,350. Principle Investigator (UGC/FDS14/E04/22).
  • “Scheduling of Heterogeneous Autonomous Mobile Robots for Robotic Cells Manufacturing in Smart Manufacturing”, $1,515,750. Principal Investigator (UGC/FDS14/E07/21).
  • “How Can Giant Air Cargo Forwarders be Enhanced by Partnership with Airlines: A Utilisation of Unused Baggage Capacity Approach”, $1,488,150 Principal Investigator (UGC/FDS14/E03/20)
  • "Impacts of Dependent Flight Delay on Cabin Crew Pairing Reliability in Airlines”, $1,104,100 Principal Investigator (UGC/FDS14/E04/19)
  • "The Impacts of Heterogeneous Maintenance Actions on Aircraft Routing Problems in regard to Airline Operations Reliability and Profitability”, $745,300 Principal Investigator (UGC/FDS14/E05/18)
TopProfessional Services
Guest Editor:
  • Special Issue of Journal of Air Transport Management, "Advances of operations research in air transportation in the intelligence age" (On-going).
  • Special Issue of Transportation Research Part E - Logistics and Transportation Review, "Data Science and Data Analytic in Aviation" (Completed)
  • Special Issue of Sustainability, "Logistics and Sustainable Supply Chain Management"(Completed).
Member of Editorial Board:
  • Industrial Management & Data Systems
  • Journal of Air Transport Management
  • Emerald Literati Awards for Excellence 2020, Outstanding Reviewer, Industrial Management & Data Systems