Qi Wu | Weatherhead School at Case Western Reserve University
Qi Wu - Associate Professor, Operations

Faculty – Qi Wu

Associate Professor, Operations

Peter B. Lewis Building 325
Office Hours: By Appointment Only

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.

PhD, Mccombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin, 2013

Initially Appointed: 2013

Interests and Courses


Empirical Research in Operations Management

Finance and Operations Management Interface

Risk Management

Supply Chain Contracts


Operations Management

Business Statistics

Recent Courses and Syllabi

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Selected Publications


  • Lewis-Progressive Fellow, (2020).
  • Emerging Impact Research Award, (2020).
  • MSOM Meritorious Service Award, (2018).