Mark Leung

Romo Endowed Professor, Honors College

Mark Leung, P.h.D




Mark Leung is the associate dean for undergraduate studies and professor of management science in the Department of Management Science & Statistics. Dr. Leung joined UTSA in 1999. He holds a doctorate in operations management and a master’s of business in operations management from Indiana University. He also has an MBA in finance and quantitative analysis from the University of California, Riverside and a bachelor’s in business economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

He teaches at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels in the area of business forecasting and modeling, production and service operations, supply chain management and applied business statistics and quantitative methods.

Recognized for his teaching and research excellence, Leung has received the Col. Jean Migliorino and Lt. Col. Philip Piccione Endowed Research Award in 2001, The University of Texas System Chancellor’s Council Outstanding Teaching Award in both 2002 and 2005, the Best Undergraduate Professor Award in 2012, All-Star Professor Award (undergraduate and graduate levels) in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, Patrick J. Clynes Excellence in Service Faculty Award, The University of Texas System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award in 2013 (the highest teaching award in the University of Texas System), Endowed 1969 Commemorative Award for Overall Faculty Excellence in 2016, Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentorship Award in 2018, Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry Showcase Awards (Carlos Alvarez College of Business and All-Campus Categories) in 2019.

Recent Publications

Financial Hedging in Energy Market by Cross-Learning Machines,” with An-Sing Chen, Shaotao Pan and Ching-Yin Chou, Neural Computing and Applications, forthcoming 2020.

“Finite Mixture Partial Least Squares for Segmentation and Behavioral Characterization of Auction Bidders,” with Ruben Mancha, Jan Clark and Minghe Sun, Decision Support Systems, Vol. 57, 2014, p. 200-211.

“An Application of Orthogonal Polynomial Projections and Ensembles in the Hedging of Crude Oil Commodity Risk,” with Ansing Chen and Ling-Hua Wang, Expert Systems with Applications, Vol. 39, 2012, pp. 7,864-7,873.

“The Performance of Enhanced-Return Index Funds: Evidence from Bootstrap Analysis,” with Ansing Chen and Yeh-Chung Chu, Quantitative Finance, Vol. 12, Issue 3, 2012, pp. 383-395.

“A Case Study of Bayesian Belief Network in Industrial Work Process Design Based on Utility Expectation and Operational Performance,” with Rolando Quintana, International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. 61, Issue 7, 2012.

“Predicting the Performance of a Two-Stage Flowshop: Lower Bounds and Heuristics for Single and Bicriteria Measures,” Advances in Business and Management Forecasting, Vol. 9, 2012.

“Forecasting, Control and Management of a Production System Using Predictive Visual Interactive Simulation,” with Rolando Quintana, Advances in Business and Management Forecasting, Vol. 8, 2011, pp. 185-198.

“Recognition of Geometric and Frequency Patterns for Improving Setup Management in Electronic Assembly Operations,” with Rolando Quintana, Advances in Business and Management Forecasting, Vol. 7, 2010, pp. 183-206.

“Making Trading Decisions for Financial-Engineered Derivatives: A Novel Ensemble of Neural Networks Using Information Content,” with Ansing Chen and Ruben Mancha, Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance and Management, Vol. 16, Issue 4, 2009, pp. 257-277.

“Stocking Policy in a Two-Party Vendor Managed Channel with Space Restrictions,” with Kefeng Xu, International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 117, Issue 2, 2009, pp. 271-285.

“Make-to-Order Product Demand Planning Using Adaptive Neural Network Forecasting,” with Rolando Quintana and Ansing Chen, Advances in Business and Management Forecasting, Vol. 6, 2009, pp. 249-266.

“Corrective Maintenance through Dynamic Work Allocation and Preemption: Case Study and Application,” with Rolando Quintana, J. Rene Villalobos and Michael Graul, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 47, Issue 13, 2009, pp. 3539-3557.

“Enhancing Productivity in Manual Electronics Assembly and Inspection through Illumination Design,” with Rolando Quintana and Ansing Chen, International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. 57, Issue 4, 2008, pp. 297-315.


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Research Interests

  • Business forecasting and modeling
  • Financial market and investment strategies
  • Neural network and artificial intelligence techniques in business and data mining
  • Supply chain and operations management


  • Ph.D. Indiana University
  • M.B. Indiana University
  • MBA University of California, Riverside
  • B.A. University of California, Santa Cruz