Globalization and increased variety of products have impacted the uncertainty in both demand and supply. The changes, though gradual, have accumulated over time and posed enormous difficulties in planning procurement. Qi Wu, PhD, studies strategies that help firms tackle this challenge using stochastic control and econometric models. She is particularly interested in problems related to assortment planning and the impact of risk and financial factors on operational decisions.
Wu’s work focuses on empirical research in operations management, finance and operations management interface, risk management, and supply chain contracts. Her articles appear in prestigious journals such as MATHEMATICS OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH, PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT, OPERATIONS RESEARCH LETTERS, and RISK AND DECISION ANALYSIS.
She received her doctoral degree in information, risk and operations management from the University of Texas at Austin. Wu also holds master’s degrees in mathematics and statistics from University of South Carolina, and a bachelor’s degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China.
Wu joined the faculty at Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University in 2013. Her teaching interests include business statistics and operations management. Personal Website
PhD, Mccombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin, 2013
Initially Appointed: 2013
Empirical Research in Operations Management
Finance and Operations Management Interface
Supply Chain Contracts
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- Muthuraman, K., Seshadri, S., Wu, Q.
Inventory Management with Stochastic Lead Time
(vol. 40, issue 2, ).
Mathematics of Operations Research .
- Feng, H., Wu, Q., Muthuraman, K., Deshpande, V.
Replenishment Policies for Multi-Product Stochastic Inventory Systems with Correlated Demand and Joint-Replenishment Costs
(vol. 24, issue 4, ).
Production and Operations Management .
- Seshadri, S., Wu, Q.
Production and Inventory Planning under Decreasing Absolute Risk Aversion: A Unified Approach for Sensitivity Analysis
(vol. 5, issue 1, ).
Risk and Decision Analysis.
- Janakiraman, G., Park, S., Seshadri, S., Wu, Q.
New results on the newsvendor model and the multi-period inventory model with backordering
(vol. 41, issue 4, ).
Operations Research Letters.