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Xiuli Chao
Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering,
University of Michigan

xchao@umich.edu

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Xiuli Chao is a Special-Term Professor of Management Science at Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF), and Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Xiuli Chao was included in the national “Thousand Talents” Program (Short Term), and was a Changjiang Scholar Chair Professor of the Ministry of Education.
 
Professor Chao has been recognized for his outstanding contribution to operations research, including stochastic optimization, queueing, game theory and applications, financial engineering, inventory control, and supply chain management. Professor Chao has published over 100 papers on leading academic journals including Operations Research, Management Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Mathematics of Operations Research, Operations Research Letters, Production and Operations Management, IIE Transactions, Naval Research Logistics, Stochastic Processes and Applications, Advances in Applied Probability, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, etc. Professor Chao is the co-developer of Lekin Scheduling System, and he is also the co-author of two books, "Operations Scheduling with Applications in Manufacturing and Services" (Irwin/McGraw-Hill, 1998), and "Queueing Networks: Customers, Signals, and Product Form Solutions" (John Wiley & Sons, 1999).
 
In 2005, Professor Chao received the David F. Baker Distinguished Research Award from Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE). He shared the 1998 Erlang Prize from The Applied Probability Society of IINFORMS, and received the Outstanding Overseas Chinese Scientist Award from National Natural Science Foundation of China in 2002, the Outstanding Overseas Scientist Award from Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2004, and in 2012 Professor Chao was included in the 8th National “Thousand Talents” Plan (Short Term). He received the 2014 Jon and Beverly Holt Award for Excellence in Teaching from the University of Michigan.
 
Professor Chao has served on the editorial boards for many international journals. He is currently Area Editor for IIE Transactions, Associate Editor for Operations Research, Naval Research Logistics, Probability in the Engineering and Informational Sciences, Operations Research Letters, and Journal of Operations Research Society of China.
 
Professor Chao holds Ph.D. and M.S. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Columbia University.

Research Interests
Operations research, including queueing, scheduling, financial engineering, inventory control, and supply chain management.

Journal Publications & Working Papers
1. B. Chen, E. Klamp , M. Strmolo, Y. Fu, Xiuli Chao, and M. A. Tamor, Forthcoming, Optimal investment strategies for automakers and electricity generators in a carbon constrained world, Annals of Operations Research.
2. H. Zhang, C. Shi and Xiuli Chao, Forthcoming, Approximation algorithms for perishable inventory systems with setup costs, Operations Research.
3. G. King, Xiuli Chao, and I. Duenyas, 2016, Dynamic customer acquisition and retention management, Production and Operations Management.
4. Y. Dai and Xiuli Chao, 2015, Price delegation and salesforce contract design with asymmetric risk aversion coecient of sales agents, International Journal of Production Economics.
5. D. C. Yao, X. Zhao, J. Wu, 2015, Optimal control policy for a Brownian inventory system with concave ordering cost, Journal of Applied Probability.
6. X.Zhao, Q. He and S. Ross, 2015, Tollbooth Tandem Queues with Infinite Homogeneous Servers, Journal of Applied Probability.
7. X.Zhao, X. Gong, C. Shi, and H. Zhang, 2015, Approximation algorithms for perishable inventory systems, Operations Research.
8. Boxiao Chen; Xiuli Chao; Yan Fu; Margaret Strumolo; Michael Tamor , 2015, Potential Natural Gas Impact on Cost Efficient Capacity Planning for Automakers and Electricity Generators in a Carbon Constrained World, SAE International Journal of Materials and Manufacturing.
9. Xiuli Chao, Xiting Gong, and Shaohui Zheng , 2014, Optimal pricing and inventory policies with reliable and random-yield suppliers: characterization and comparison, Annals of Operations Research.
10. Sean X. Zhou; Xiuli Chao , 2014, Dynamic Pricing and Inventory Management with Regular and Expedited Supplies, Production and Operations Management.
11. Wenhui Zhou, Xiuli Chao, and Xiting Gong , 2014, Optimal uniform pricing strategy of a service firm when facing two classes of customers , Production and Operations Management.
12. Jingchen Wu and Xiuli Chao , 2014, Optimal Control of a Brownian Production/Inventory System with Average Cost Criterion, Mathematics of Operations Research.
13. Xiting Gong, Xiuli Chao, and David Simchi-Levi , 2014, Dynamic inventory control with limited capital and short term Finance, Naval Research Logistics.
14. Cong Shi; Huanan Zhang; Xiuli Chao; Retsef Levi , 2014, Approximation Algorithms for Capacitated Stochastic Inventory Systems with Setup Costs, Naval Research Logistics.
15. Qiming He and Xiuli Chao , 2014, A tollbooth tandem queue with heterogeneous server , European Journal of Operational Research.
16. Soroush Saghafian and Xiuli Chao, 2014, The impact of operational decisions on the design of salesforce incentive, Naval Research Logistics.
17. Peng Wu, Xiuli Chao, and Jian Chen , 2014, On the replenishment policy considering less expensive but non-committed supply , Operations Research Letters.
18. Xiting Gong, Xiuli Chao, and Shaohui Zheng, 2014, Dynamic Pricing and Inventory Management with Dual Suppliers of Different Leadtimes and Disruption Risks , Production and Operations Management.
19. Yue Dai; Xiuli Chao , 2013, Salesforce contract design and inventory planning with asymmetric risk-averse sales agents, Operations Research Letters.
20. Xiting Gong; Xiuli Chao , 2013, Optimal control policy for capacitated inventory systems with remanufacturing, Operations Research.
21. Wenhui Zhou; Xiuli Chao , 2012, Stein-Chen approximation and error bound for the order-based ll rate of a multi-component multi-product ATO system, Naval Research Logistics.
22. Qi Fu; Sean X. Zhou; Xiuli Chao; Chung-Yee Lee , 2012, Combined Pricing and Portfolio Option Procurement, Production and Operations Management.
23. Xiuli Chao; Baimei Yang; Yifan Xu, 2012, Dynamic inventory and pricing policy in a capacitated stochastic inventory system with fixed ordering cost, Operations Research Letters.
24. Xiuli Chao; Yifan Xu; Baimei Yang , 2012, Optimal Policy for a Production-inventory System with Setup Cost, Engineering and Informational Sciences .
25. S. Zhou, Z. Tao, X.Zhao, 2011, Optimal Control of a Remanufacturing System with Multiple Types of Returns, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management.
26. F. Gao, F.Y. Chen, X. Chao, 2011, Joint Optimal Ordering and Weather Hedging Decisions: Mean-CVaR Model, Journal of Flexible Manufacturing and Services.
27. T. Shu, S. Chen, X. Zhao, K.K. Lai, 2011, Hierarchical economic information filtering model concerning vendor selection, International Journal of Revenue Management.
28. T. Shu, S. Chen, S. Wang, X. Zhao, KK Lai, 2011, Supply Chain Collaborative Forecasting Methods Based On Factors, International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management.
29. Sean X. Zhou, Xiuli Chao, 2010, Newsvendor Bounds and Heuristics for Serial Supply Chains with Regular and Expedited Shipping, Naval Research Logistics.
30. Jun Wu, Shouyang Wang, Xiuli Chao, C.T. Ng, T.C.E. Cheng, 2010, Impact of Risk Aversion on Optimal Decisions in Supply Contracts, International Journal of Production Economics.
31. X.Zhao, S. Tong, S. Chen, and S. Wang. , 2010, Forecasting in supply chains based on indices, Systems Engineering: Theory and Practice.
32. X.Zhao, H. Chen, S. Zheng, 2009, Dynamic Capacity Expansion for a Service rm with Capacity Deterioration and Supply Uncertainty, Operations Research.
33. Sean X. Zhou , Xiuli Chao , Chung-Yee Lee, 2009, Optimal Transportation Policies for Make-to-order Production/Inventory Systems with Unreliable Carriers, Journal of Global Optimization .
34. X.Zhao, G. Cai and J. Li, 2009, Optimal Policy for Multi-echelon Inventory Systems with Batch Ordering and Xed Replenishment Schedules, Operations Research.
35. X.Zhao, G. Cai and J. Li, 2009, Optimal Reserve Prices in the Name-Your-Own-Price Channel of a Dual Channel Market, Production and Operations Management.
36. X.Zhao, Y.Xu, 2009, Dynamic Pricing and Inventory Control for a Production System with Average Protcriterion, Engineering and Informational Sciences.
37. X.Zhao, H. Chen and S. Zheng, 2008, Optimal Inventory Management under Stochastically Dependent Supply Capacity, European Journal of Operational Research.
38. X.Zhao, S. Seshadri and M. Pinedo, 2008, Optimal Capacity in a Coordinated Supply Chain, Naval Research Logistics.
39. X.Zhao, J. Chen and S. Wang, 2008, Dynamic Inventory Management with Cash Flow Constraints, Naval Research Logistics.
40. X.Zhao, P. Zipkin, 2008, Optimal Policy for a Periodic-review Inventory System under Supply Capacity Contract, Operations Research.
41. X.Zhao, W. Li, 2007, Call Admission Control for an Adaptive Heterogeneous Multimedia Mobile Network, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.
42. X.Zhao, S. Zhou, 2007, Probabilistic Solution and Bounds for Serial Systems with Discounted and Average Cost, Naval Research Logistics.
43. X.Zhao, G. Cai and P. Wurman, 2007, The Non-existence of Equilibrium in Sequential Auctions when Bids are Revealed, Journal of Electronic Commerce Research.
44. X.Zhao, S. Zhou, 2006, Joint Optimization of Pricing and Inventory Control in a Continuous Review System, IIE Transactions.
45. X.Zhao, A. Rahman, 2006, Analysis and Computational Algorithm for Queues with State-dependent Vacations I: G/M(n)/1/K, Journal of Systems Science and Complexity.
46. X. Zhao, X. Ji, 2006, A Novel Method for Multistage Scenario Generation Based on Cluster Analysis, International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making.
47. X.Zhao, Y. Dai, S. Fang, and Naval, 2006, Capacity Allocation with Traditional and Internet Channels, Naval Research Logistics.
48. X.Zhao, Y. Dai, S. Fang, and H. Nuttle., 2006, Capacity Allocation and Inventory Policy in a Distribution System, Journal of Operational Research.
49. X.Zhao, Y. Dai, S. Fang, and H. Nuttle, 2005, Pooled Versus Reserved Inventory Policies in a Two-echelon Supply Chain, International Journal of Operations Research.
50. X.Zhao, F.Y. Chen, 2005, Multiperiod Portfolio Selection on a Minimax Rule, Dynamics of Continuous Discrete and Impulse Systems.
51. X.Zhao, Y. Dai, S. Fang, and H. Nuttle, 2005, Game-theoretic Analysis of a Distribution System with Customer Market Search, Annals of Operations Research.
52. X.Zhao, M. Yu, S. Y. Wang and K. K. Lai, 2005, Optimal Consumption Portfolio and No-arbitrage with Nonproportional Transaction Costs, Annals of Operations Research.
53. X.Zhao, F.Y. Chen, 2005, Optimal Production and Shutdown Strategy when a Supplier Oers an Incentive Program, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management.
54. X.Zhao, Y. Dai, S. Fang, and H. Nuttle, 2005, Pricing Game in Revenue Management to Compete for Customers, International Journal of Production Economics.
55. X.Zhao, W. Li, 2005, Performance Analysis of a Cellular Network with Multiple Classes of Calls, IEEE Transactions on Communications.
56. X.Zhao, W. Li, 2004, Modeling and Performance Evaluation of a Cellular Mobile Network, ACM/IEEE Transactions on Networking.
57. X.Zhao, V. Agrawal and S. Seshadri, 2004, Dynamic Balancing of Inventory in Supply Chains, European Journal of Operational Research.
58. X.Zhao, Y. Zheng and X. Ji, 2004, Transient Analysis of Linear Birth-death Processes with Immigration and Emigration, Engineering and Informational Sciences.
59. X.Zhao, X. Ling, S-C. Fang, and H. Nuttle, 2004, A Stochastic Directional Convexity Result and Its Application in Comparison of Queues, Theory and Applications.
60. X.Zhao, R. Boucherie and M. Miyazawa, 2003, Arrival Rist Queueing Networks with Applications to Kanban Production, Performance Evaluation.
61. X.Zhao, L. Liu and S. Zheng, 2003, Transient Analysis of Immigration Birth-death Process with Total Catastrophe, Engineering and Informational Sciences.
62. X.Zhao, W. Li, 2003, Resource Allocation in Multi-site Service Systems with Inter-site Customer Flows, Management Science.
63. X.Zhao, I. Barhdan, 2002, Analysis of Incomplete Stock Market with Jump-di Usion Uncertainty, Journal of Systems Science and Complexity.
64. X.Zhao, 2001, Queueing Networks with Instantaneous Sequential Transitions, Journal of Systems Science and Complexity.
65. X.Zhao, W. Henderson and P. G. Taylor, 2001, State-dependent Coupling of General Queueing Networks, Theory and Applications.
66. X.Zhao, R. Boucherie, 2001, Queueing Networks with String Transitions of Mixed Vector Additions and Vector Removals, Journal of Systems Science and Complexity.
67. X.Zhao, M. Miyazawa, 2000, Queueing Networks with Instantaneous Movements: A Unied Approach by Quasi-reversibility, Advances in Applied Probability.
68. X.Zhao, S. Zheng, 2000, Triggered Concurrent Batch Arrivals and Batch Departures in Queueing Networks, Discrete Event Dynamic Systems.
69. X.Zhao, M. Miyazawa, 2000, On Truncation Properties for Nite Buer Queues and Queueing Networks, Engineering and Informational Sciences.
70. X.Zhao, C. Scott, 2000, Several Results on Queueing System Designs, Operations Research.
71. X.Zhao, N. Asaddathorn, 1999, A Decomposition Approximation for Assembly-disassembly Types of Queueing Networks, Annals of Operations Research.
72. X.Zhao, Y. Zhao, 1998, On Multiple Server Queues with Station and Server Vacations, European Journal of Operational Research.
73. X.Zhao, S. Zheng, 1998, A Result on Networks of Queues with Customer Coalescence and State Dependent Signaling, Journal of Applied Probability.
74. X.Zhao, M. Miyazawa and R. Serfozo, and H. Takada, 1998, Markov Network Processes with Product form Stationary Distribution, Queueing Systems.
75. X.Zhao, M. Miyazawa, 1998, On Quasi-reversibility and Partial Balance: An Alternative Approach to Product form Results, Operations Research.
76. X.Zhao, 1997, Reliability Analysis of an M/G/1 Queueing System with Server breakdowns and Vacations, Journal of Applied Probability.
77. X.Zhao, 1997, Optimal Production Control of a Serial Manufacturing System with Machine Breakdowns and Repairs, Journal of Systems Science and Systems Engineering.
78. X.Zhao, 1997, Partial Balances in Batch Arrival, Batch Service and Assemble-transfer Queueing Networks, Journal of Applied Probability.
79. X.Zhao, J. Gu, 1997, Queueing Modeling and Analysis in the Design Optimization of Seaport Systems, Systems Science and Mathematics.
80. X.Zhao, H. Chen and W. Li, 1997, Optimal Control of Tandem Networks with Nite Buer and Blocking, Mathematicae Applicatae Sinica.
81. X.Zhao, S. Das, 1996, An Assembly Network of Queues with Product Form Solution, Journal of Applied Probability.
82. X.Zhao, I. Bardhan, 1996, Stochastic Multi-agent Equilibria in the Presence of Random Shocks, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control.
83. X.Zhao, 1996, Comparing Single Server Loss Systems in Random Environment, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control.
84. X.Zhao, M. Pinedo, 1995, On Risk Neutral Measures for Economic Equilibrium Models with Random Crash in Stock Prices, Stochastic Processes and Applications.
85. X.Zhao, 1995, On Networks of Queues with Arbitrary Processing Time Distributions, Operations Research.
86. X.Zhao, S. Das, 1995, Introduction and Solutions to Prioritization of Kanban Cards Problem, International Journal of Production Research.
87. X.Zhao, I. Bardhan, 1995, Point Processes and Risk Neutral Measure for Utility Maximizations in Market with Discontinuous Returns, Mathematics of Operations Research.
88. X.Zhao, M. Pinedo, 1995, Queueing Networks with Signals and Stage Dependent Routing, Engineering and Informational Sciences.
89. X.Zhao, 1995, Monotonic E ect of Dependencies Between Interarrival and Service Times in a Simple Queueing System, Operations Research Letters.
90. X.Zhao, L. Dai, 1995, A Monotonicity Result for Single Server Loss Systems, Journal of Applied Probability.
91. X.Zhao, 1995, A Queueing Network Model with Catastrophe and Product Form Solution, Operations Research Letters.
92. X.Zhao, 1995, On Networks of Queues with Batch Services, Signals, and Product Form Solution, Operations Research Letters.
93. X.Zhao, R. Boucherie, 1995, Networks of queues with customers, signals, and product form solutions, Operations Research Letters.
94. X.Zhao, 1994, A Priority Tandem Queue with Finite Bu er, Journal of Operations Research Society.
95. X.Zhao, 1994, A Note On Networks of Queues with Signals and Random Triggering Times, Engineering and Informational Sciences.
96. X.Zhao, 1994, On Optimal Resource Allocation in Single-server Networks of Queues, International Journal of Systems Sciences.
97. X.Zhao, H. Chen, P. Yang and D. Yao, 1993, On Klimov's Rule with Two Types of Job Classes and Exponential Processing Times, Journal of Applied Probability.
98. X.Zhao, I. Bardhan, 1993, Optimal Control of a Simple Assembly System, Operations Research Letters.
99. X.Zhao, M. Pinedo, 1993, Pricing Options for Securities with Discontinuous Returns, Stochastic Processes and Applications.
100. X.Zhao, 1993, On Generalized Networks of Queues with Positive and Negative Arrivals, Engineering and Informational Sciences.
101. X.Zhao, M. Pinedo, Naval Research Logistics, 1992, On the Optimality of LEPT and c Rule for Machines in Parallel, Journal of Applied Probability.
102. X.Zhao, M. Pinedo, 1992, On the Reversibility of Tandem Queues with Blocking, Naval Research Logistics.
103. X.Zhao, M. Pinedo and D. Shaw, 1992, On Optimal Permutation Scheduling of Proportionate Flow Shops, Engineering and Informational Sciences.
104. X.Zhao, 1992, On the Departure Processes of M/M/1/N and GI/G/1/N Systems, Advances in Applied Probability.
105. X.Zhao, C. S. Chang and M. Pinedo, 1991, Monotonicity Results for Queues with Doubly Stochastic Poisson Arrivals: Ross's Conjecture, Advances in Applied Probability.
106. X.Zhao, C.S. Chang, M. Pinedo, and R. Weber, 1991, Stochastic Convexity for Multidimensional Processes and Its Applications, Automatic Control.
107. X.Zhao, M. Pinedo. Stochastic Models, 1990, On Two Servers in Tandem with No Intermediate Bu er and Batches Arriving According to a Poisson Process, Stochastic Models.
108. X.Zhao, C. S. Chang and M. Pinedo. Probability, 1990, Integration of Discrete-Time Correlated Markov Processes on a TDM System : I Structural Results, Engineering and Information Sciences.
109. X.Zhao, M. Pinedo and K. Sigman, 1989, On the Interchangeability and Stochastic Ordering of Exponential Queues in Tandem with Blocking, Probability in Engineering and Information Sciences.
110. X.Chao with L. Malek, Methodology for Quality Control in Production Flow Lines.
111. X.Chao with C.S. Chang and M. Pinedo, A Note on Bernoulli Routing and Its Applications.
112. X.Chao with C. S. Chang, M. Pinedo, and G. Shanthikumar, On Multidimensional Stochastic Convexities.
113. X.Chao with H. Chen, Control of Tandem Queues with Finite Bu er and Blocking.
114. X.Chao with H. Chen and P. Yang, Optimal Control of a Production System in Random Environment.
115. X.Chao, On Networks of Queues with Signals and Applications.
116. X.Chao with S. Das, Production Control Strategy for Serial Systems with Multiple Machine States.
117. X.Chao , On Networks of Queues with Signals, Assembly, and Random Triggering Times.
118. X.Chao with S. Das, Introducing Capacity Constraints in MRP Algorithms.
119. X.Chao , A Queueing Network Models for Computer Systems Subject Virus Infection.
120. X.Chao with S. Das, Optimizing Straddle Carrier Operations in a Port System.
121. X.Chao, Heuristics for Solving Traveling Salesman Problem with Chain Type of Constraints.
122. X.Chao with S. Das, MRP-3: The Next Generation Manufacturing Control Systems.
123. X.Chao, A Directional Stochastic Convexity Result and Its Applications in Comparison of Queueing Systems with Nonstationary Arrivals.
124. X.Chao, Generating a Queueing Network with Signals and State-dependent Local Transitions from a Quasi-reversible Network.
125. X.Chao, On Stochastic Production Systems with Nite Capacity.
126. X.Chao, Optimal Strategies for Stochastic Inventory Systems with Customer Returns.
127. X.Chao, A Novel Network Allocation Scheme in Wireless Mobile Networks.
128. X.Chao with L. Liu and S. Zheng, Stochastic Network Models and Analysis of a Hospital System.
129. X.Chao with S. Seshadri and M. Pinedo, Optimal Capacity in Coordinated Supply Chain.
130. X.Chao, Optimal Policy for Inventory Systems under Supplier Incentive Programs.
131. X.Chao, Developments in Queueing Networks with Tractable Solutions.
132. X.Chao with Pinedo, The Chao/Pinedo Model.
133. X.Chao, Advances in Networks of Queues with Tractable Solutions.
134. X.Chao , Resource and Demand Allocation in Dynamic Environment.
135. X.Chao with W. Li, A Network Allocation Scheme in Cellular Networks with Multiple Classes of Calls.
136. X.Chao , Optimal Inventory and Capacity Strategies in Supply Chains with Capacity Smoothing.
137. X.Chao, Dynamic Inventory Management with Fiancial Constraints.
138. X.Chao, Queueing Networks: Customers, Signals, and Product form Solutions.
139. X.Chao with S. Zhou, Newsvendor Bounds and Heuristics for Optimal Policy of Serial Supply Chains with and Without Expedited Shippings.
140. X.Chao with J. Chen and S. Wang, Delayed Cash Payment, Receivable, and Inventory Management.
141. X.Chao, Optimal Control Policy for Stochastic Inventory Systems with Multiple Types of Reverse Flows.
142. X.Chao with F. Chen and L. Gao, Optimal Production and Weather Hedging.
143. X.Chao with S.. Zhou ad Z. Tao, Optimal Control of Inventory Systems with Multiple Types of Remanufacturable Products.

Teaching Interests
Operations Management

Current Courses

Term Program Course Total Hours
2016Spring MBA Operations Management 24
2017Spring MBA Operations Management 24
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