Welcome! I am a fifth-year PhD student in Operations Management at the Naveen Jindal School of Management, The University of Texas at Dallas.  Please see my cv here.

Education

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

Research Interests

Purchasing and Sourcing Management, Inventory Management, Behavioral Operations Management

Teaching Interests

Operations Management, Supply Chain Managment, Purchasing and Sourcing Management, Inventory Management, Managerial Decision Making, Business Analytics, Spreadsheet Modeling, Logistics and Distribution, Probability and Statistics

Publications

Wei Chen, Milind Dawande, Ganesh Janakiraman, Fixed-Dimensional Stochastic Dynamic Programs: An Approximation Scheme and an Inventory Application, Operations Research,  Volume 62, Issue 1,  January-February 2014,  pp. 81-103.

Wei Chen, Milind Dawande, Ganesh Janakiraman, Integrality in Stochastic Inventory ModelsProduction and Operations Management, Volume 23, Issue 9, Septemper 2014, pp. 1646-1663.

Wei Chen, Wenhui Zhang, Direct Construction of Polynomial-size OBDD Proof of Pigeon Hole Problem.  Information Processing Letters, Volume 109, Issue 10, 30 April 2009, pp. 472-477.

Papers under Review

Wei Chen, Milind Dawande, Ganesh Janakiraman, Optimal Procurement Auction under Multi-Stage Supplier Qualification. Under review in Operations Research.

Wei Chen, Milind Dawande, Shivam Gupta, Ganesh Janakiraman, Procurement under Operational Constraints: Optimal Descending Mechanisms.  Invited for 2nd round review in Production and Operations Management (1st Round Decision: Major Revision)

Work in Progress

Wei Chen, Elena Katok, Should Suppliers Bear the Qualification Costs? Theory and Experiments.

Shivam Gupta, Wei Chen, On Virtually Efficient and Optimal Mechanisms in Procurement.

Recent Talks

Optimal Procurement Auction with Multi-Stage Supplier Qualification

    • INFORMS Annual Meeting 2014 (Scheduled), San Francisco
    • MSOM Conference 2014,  Seattle
    • INFORMS Annual Meeting 2013, Minneapolis
    • INFORMS Annual Meeting 2012, Pheonix

Fixed-Dimensional Stochastic Dynamic Programs: An Approximation Scheme and an Inventory Application

    • MSOM Conference 2014,  Seattle
    • INFORMS  Optimizaton Soceity Conference 2014, Houston
    • INFORMS Annual Meeting 2013, Minneapolis
    • INFORMS Optimization Society Conference 2012, Miami

Integrality in Stochastic Inventory Models

    • INFORMS Annual Meeting 2013, Minneapolis
    • POMS Annual Conference 2013, Denver