Xiuli Qu

Associate Professor

Xiuli Qu
College of Engineering

Industrial & Systems Engineering

McNair Hall 424
B.S.Automatic Instruments / University of Science and Technology Beijing
M.S.Automation Control and Instrumentation / University of Science and Technology Beijing
M.S.Industrial Engineering / Purdue University
Ph.D.Industrial Engineering / Purdue University

Research Interests

Stochastic Modeling and Optimization,
Healthcare Engineering,
Data Mining and Health Information System,
Emergency Response,
Renewable Energy/Sustainable Systems,
RFID/Wireless Sensor Network Applications

Recent Publications

  • Qin Lu, Julie Stuart Williams, Marc Posner, Winston Bonawi-Tan, Xiuli Qu (2006). (Model-based analysis of capacity and service fees for electronics recyclers). (1) 25, pp. 45–57. Journal of manufacturing systems.
  • Xiuli Qu, JA Stuart Williams, Edward Grant (2006). (Viable plastics recycling from end-of-life electronics). (1) 29, pp. 25–31. Electronics Packaging Manufacturing, IEEE Transactions on.
  • Julie Williams, S Wongweragiat, Xiuli Qu, JB McGlinch, W Bonawi-tan, JK Choi, J Schiff (2007). (An automotive bulk recycling planning model). (2) 177, pp. 969–981. European Journal of Operational Research.
  • Renata Kopach, Po-Ching DeLaurentis, Mark Lawley, Kumar Muthuraman, Leyla Ozsen, Ron Rardin, Hong Wan, Paul Intrevado, Xiuli Qu, Deanna Willis (2007). (Effects of clinical characteristics on successful open access scheduling). (2) 10, pp. 111–124. Health care management science.
  • Xiuli Qu, Ronald Rardin, Julie Williams, Deanna Willis (2007). (Matching daily healthcare provider capacity to demand in advanced access scheduling systems). (2) 183, pp. 812–826. European Journal of Operational Research.
  • Xiuli Qu, Julie Williams (2008). (An analytical model for reverse automotive production planning and pricing). (3) 190, pp. 756–767. European Journal of Operational Research.
  • JAS Williams, Xiuli Qu, P Rios, J Wieland, E Grant (2008). (A switching rule for plastics identification in electronics recycling). (6) 21, pp. 730–743. International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing.
  • Xiuli Qu, Jing Shi (2009). (Effect of two-level provider capacities on the performance of open access clinics). (1) 12, pp. 99–114. Health care management science.
  • Xiuli Qu, Jing Shi (2010). (Bivariate modeling of wind speed and air density distribution for long-term wind energy estimation). (1) 7, pp. 21–37. International Journal of Green Energy.
  • Junyi Zhou, Jing Shi, Xiuli Qu (2010). (Landmark placement for wireless localization in rectangular-shaped industrial facilities). (6) 59, pp. 3081–3090. Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on.
  • Jing Shi, Jun Zhang, Xiuli Qu (2010). (Optimizing distribution strategy for perishable foods using RFID and sensor technologies). (8) 25, pp. 596–606. Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing.
  • Junyi Zhou, Jing Shi, Xiuli Qu (2010). (Statistical characteristics of landmark-based localization performance). (9-12) 46, pp. 1215–1227. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology.
  • Xiuli Qu, LaKausha Simpson, Paul Stanfield (2011). (A model for quantifying the value of RFID-enabled equipment tracking in hospitals). (1) 25, pp. 23–31. Advanced Engineering Informatics.
  • Gong Li, Jing Shi, Xiuli Qu (2011). (Modeling methods for GenCo bidding strategy optimization in the liberalized electricity spot market–a state-of-the-art review). (8) 36, pp. 4686–4700. Energy.
  • Xiuli Qu, Jing Shi (2011). (Modeling the effect of patient choice on the performance of open access scheduling). (2) 129, pp. 314–327. International Journal of Production Economics.
  • Jing Shi, Xiuli Qu, Songtao Zeng (2011). (Short-term wind power generation forecasting: direct versus indirect ARIMA-based approaches). (1) 8, pp. 100–112. International Journal of Green Energy.
  • Xiuli Qu, Ronald Rardin, Julie Williams (2011). (Single versus hybrid time horizons for open access scheduling). (1) 60, pp. 56–65. Computers & Industrial Engineering.
  • Xiuli Qu, Ronald Rardin, Julie Williams (2012). (A mean–variance model to optimize the fixed versus open appointment percentages in open access scheduling systems). (3) 53, pp. 554–564. Decision Support Systems.
  • Ergin Erdem, Xiuli Qu, Jing Shi (2012). (Rescheduling of elective patients upon the arrival of emergency patients). (1) 54, pp. 551–563. Decision Support Systems.
  • Xiuli Qu, Maurice Jackson, Lauren Davis (2012). (Simulation-Based Evaluation of Port Emergency Evacuation Plans for Predictable Natural Disasters). (2) 9, Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
  • Xiuli Qu, Yidong Peng, Nan Kong, Jing Shi (2013). (A two-phase approach to scheduling multi-category outpatient appointments – A case study of a women's clinic). (3) 16, pp. 197-216. Health Care Management Science.
  • Heping Liu, Jing Shi, Xiuli Qu (2013). (Empirical investigation on using wind speed volatility to estimate the operation probability and power output of wind turbines). 67, pp. 8-17. Energy Conversion and Management.
  • Lauren Davis, Funda Samanlioglu, Xiuli Qu, Sarah Root (2013). (Inventory Planning and Coordination in disaster relief efforts). (2) 141, pp. 561-573. International Journal of Production Economics.
  • Yidong Peng, Jing Shi, Xiuli Qu (2014). (A hybrid simulation and genetic algorithm approach to determine the optimal scheduling templates for open access clinics admitting walk-in patients). 74, pp. 282-296. Computers & Industrial Engineering.
  • Laquanda Johnson, Xiuli Qu (2014). (Applying scenario reduction heuristics in stochastic programming for phlebotomist scheduling). (3) 8, pp. 1-4. Management Science and Engineering.
  • Jarrett Chapman, Lauren Davis, Funda Samanlioglu, Xiuli Qu (2014). (Evaluating the Effectiveness of Prepositioning Policies in Response to Natural Disasters). (2) 5, pp. 86-100. International Journal of Operations Research and Information Systems.
  • Xiuli Qu, Yidong Peng, Jing Shi, Linda LaGanga (2015). (An MDP model for walk-in patient admission management in primary care clinic). 168, pp. 303-320. International Journal of Production Economics.
  • Laquanda Johnson, Xiuli Qu (2017). (A Two-Stage Stochastic Programming Model for Phlebotomist Scheduling in Hospital Laboratories). In Sally Brailsford, Paul Harper, Fay Payton and Cindy Le Rouge, (3) 6, pp. 1-12. Health Systems.