Wei Chen

Decision Sciences, Supply Chain Management
Assistant Professor
Primary office:
785-864-7536
Capitol Federal Hall
Room 3116
University of Kansas


Academic Areas

Decision Sciences and Supply Chain Management

Education

Ph.D. in Operations Management, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2015
M.S. in Supply Chain Management, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2014
Ph.D. in Computer Science, Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, 2010
B.S. in Computer Science, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, 2004

Interests

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Behavioral Operations Management

Selected Publications

Wei Chen, Milind Dawande, Ganesh Janakiraman, “Fixed-Dimensional Stochastic Dynamic Programs: An Approximation Scheme and an Inventory Application,” Operations Research 62(1), pp. 81-103, 2014.

Wei Chen, Milind Dawande, Ganesh Janakiraman, “Integrality in Stochastic Inventory Models,” Production and Operations Management 23(9), pp. 1646-1663, 2014.

Shivam Gupta, Wei Chen, Milind Dawande, Ganesh Janakiraman, “Optimal Descending Mechanisms for Constrained Procurement”, Production and Operations Management, to appear, doi:10.1111/poms.12385, 2015

Submitted/Working Papers

Wei Chen, Milind Dawande, Ganesh Janakiraman, “Optimal Procurement Auction under Multi-Stage Supplier Qualification”, Invited for second-round review in Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (First-Round Decision: Major Revision)

Teaching Interests

  • Operations management
  • Supply chain management
  • Purchasing and sourcing management
  • Inventory management
  • Logistics and distribution
  • Managerial decision making
  • Business analytics
  • Spreadsheet modeling
  • Probability and statistics

Research Interests

  • Supply chain management
  • Purchasing and sourcing management
  • Inventory management
  • Behavioral operations management

Selected Publications

Gupta, S., Chen, W., Dawande, M., & Janakiraman, G. (2015). Optimal Descending Mechanisms for Constrained Procurement. Production and Operations Management, 24(12), 1955-1965.

Chen, W., Dawande, M., & Janakiraman, G. (2014). Fixed-Dimensional Stochastic Dynamic Programs: An Approximation Scheme and an Inventory Application. Operations Research, 62(1), 81-103.

Chen, W., Dawande, M., & Janakiraman, G. (2014). Integrality in Stochastic Inventory Models. Production and Operations Management, 23(9), 1646-1663.

Chen, W., & Zhang, W. (2009). Direct Construction of Polynomial-Size OBDD Proof of
Pigeon Hole Problem. Information Processing Letters, 109(10), 472-477.


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