Wei Chen

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


Academic Areas

Decision Sciences and Supply Chain Management


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


  • 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)

Teaching Interests

  • Operations management
  • Supply chain management

Research Interests

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

Selected Publications

Chen, W. Dawande, M. & Janakiraman, G. (2018). Optimal Procurement Auction under Multi-Stage Supplier Qualification. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 20(3), 389-600.

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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