Welcome! I am a fourth-year PhD student in Operations Management at the Naveen Jindal School of Management, The University of Texas at Dallas.

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

Procurement Auctions, Stochastic Inventory Models, Optimization

Teaching Interests

Operations Management, Supply Chain Managment, Purchasing and Sourcing Management, Managerial Decision Making, Business Analytics, Spreadsheet Modelling, Logistics and Distribution, Probability and Statistics, Quantitative Methods

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 Models, To appear, Production and Operations Management, DOI: 10.1111/poms.12104.

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.

Wei Chen, Milind Dawande, Shivam Gupta, Ganesh Janakiraman, Procurement under Operational Constraints: Optimal Descending Mechanisms.  Online Appendix.

Work in Progress

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