Yao-Hua Tan, born 1958 in Amsterdam, is professor of Information and Communication Technology at the ICT Group of the Department of Technology, Policy and Management of the Delft University of Technology and part-time professor of Electronic Business at the Department of Economics and Business Administration of the Vrije University Amsterdam. He was also Reynolds visiting professor at the Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests are service engineering and governance; ICT-enabled electronic negotiation and contracting; multi-agent modelling to develop automation of business procedures in international trade. He published five books and over 190 conference papers and journal articles.
He was coordinator and scientific director of various EU-funded projects on IT innovation to facilitate international trade; including the integrated research project ITAIDE (2006-2010) (see www.itaide.org). and the integrated research project CASSANDRA (2011-2014).
He is vice-chair of the Committee on Trade of the Trade & Sustainable Land Managment Division of the United Nations Economic Comission for Europe.