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.