Ebenezer Atta Mills

Education background

Ph.D. in Math. Sci. (Fin. Math & Actuarial Sci)
Dalian University of Technology

Masters in Finance
Jiangsu University

B.Sc. in Actuarial Science (Statistics minor)
Kwame Nkrumah University of Sci & Tech

Courses teaching in WKU

MATH 2400: Calculus for Bus and Eco

MATH 2415: Calculus 1

MATH 2526: Applied Statistics

MATH 2995: Matrix & Linear Algebra

MATH 3640: Financial Mathematics

MATH 4710: Data Visualization

MATH 4809: Special Topics in Math – Optimization for Data       Analytics


Dr. Atta Mills is a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor and Assessment Chair at the School of Mathematical Sciences, Wenzhou-Kean University. He is also a member of the prestigious Institute of Mathematics & its Applications (IMA). Dr. Atta Mills is currently the Director of the Academy of Interdisciplinary Research for Sustainability (WKU-AIRs). Prior to joining Jiangxi University of Science & Technology as an Associate Professor, Dr. Atta Mills was a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Institute of Statistics, Biostatistics and Actuarial Sciences (ISBA), Universite Catholique de Louvain in Belgium. He has worked as a researcher at Ton Duc Thang University in Vietnam. Dr. Atta Mills is also a Research Fellow at the Ganzhou Academy of Financial Research (GAFR) in China.

Honors and Awards

  • 2022 — Wenzhou-Kean University Student Partnering Faculty, WKUSPF202227
  • 2021 — Wenzhou-Kean Internal Research Support Program, IRSPG202204
  • 2021 — School-level longitudinal research project start-up fund, Jiangxi University of Science & Technology.
  • 2019 — Management Science Project of the Department of Science & Technology, Jiangxi Province, China.
  • 2017 — R.S – F.R.N.S Research – PDR Project Grant, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium.
  • 2017 — Certificate of Excellence, Dalian University of Technology. Excellent International Graduate.
  • 2013 — Liaoning Provincial Government Scholarship, Liaoning Scholarship Council, Full Scholarship for Doctoral Studies.
  • 2013 — Certificate of Excellence, Most Outstanding Student 2011-2013, Jiangsu University.
  • 2013 — Excellent Student Award 2012/2013 academic year. Overseas Education College, Jiangsu University.
  • 2012 — Certificate of Merit, Excellent Research Presentation, Second Sino-Foreign Research Forum, Jiangsu University.

Research interests

Include but not limited to portfolio optimization, data envelopment analysis, mathematical risk theory, optimal asset allocation, insurance models, and mathematical economics.

Selected Publications/scholarly and creative work


  • Measurement and determinants of innovation efficiency and its impact on asset prices–empirical evidence from listed companies in China, International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences, 2023, 16(2), 210-236, (EI-Compendex).


  • A hybrid two-stage robustness approach to portfolio construction under uncertainty. Journal of King Saud University-Computer and Information Sciences, 2022: 7735-7750, (SCI). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jksuci.2022.06.016



  • A dynamic SBM-DEA and portfolio formation test approach to the operating efficiency-stock return nexus. Managerial and Decision Economics, 2022,43(7), 3095-3106, (SSCI). https://doi.org/10.1002/mde.3583


  • Modeling innovation efficiency, its micro-level drivers, and its impact on stock returns. Chaos, Solitons & Fractals, 2021, 152:111303. (SCI). https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960077921006573







  • Critical diversity dimensions influencing effective diverse workforce: A grey-DEMATEL approach. International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences,2021, 498-517. (EI-Compendex). https://doi.org/10.1504/IJADS.2021.117448










  •  On regularized mean-variance-CVaR- skewness-kurtosis portfolio selection strategy, Proceedings of the 9th (2017) International Conference on Financial Risk and Corporate Finance Management. (CPCI-S / ISTP). http://dutp.dlut.edu.cn/info/1148/5438.htm