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Physical Science
Machine Learning, Statistics
Relevant Projects:

NSF project on Data-driven Learning Algorithms for Inventory, and Supply Chain Management Problems

Xiuli Chao


Industrial & Operations Engineering
College of Engineering

Ralph L Disney Collegiate Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering and Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering, College of Engineering

Xiuli Chao’s research interests include queueing, scheduling, financial engineering, inventory control, and supply chain management. He is the co-developer of Lekin Scheduling System. He is 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). Chao received the 1998 Erlang Prize from the Applied Probability Society of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS), and received the 2005 David F. Baker Distinguished Research Award from the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE). He also received the Jon R. and Beverly S. Holt Award for Teaching Excellence  from the College of Engineering of the University of Michigan. Chao is a fellow of both IISE and INFORMS.