Prof Yacine Rekik and Prof Yeming Gong, financed by a public scientific fund, is jointly advising a PhD student, Yang Bingnan, to do researching in inventory and financing decisions for online retailing platforms. They are using AI algorithms (e.g. deep learning ) to solve a problem of supply chain finance in online retailing platforms such as Wartmart online retailing, Amazon, and Alibaba. They explore real retailing transaction data including 199,390 weekly sales records (171,507 records for the training set and 27,883 records for the test set).