Xiuli Qu

Associate Professor

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
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

  • 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.
  • Linda LaGanga, Yidong Peng, Xiuli Qu, Jing Shi (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 (2014). (Applying scenario reduction heuristics in stochastic programming for phlebotomist scheduling). (3) 8, pp. 1-4 ). Management Science and Engineering.
  • Yidong Peng, Xiuli Qu, Jing Shi (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.
  • Jarrett Chapman, Lauren Davis, Xiuli Qu, Funda Samanlioglu (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.
  • Nan Kong, Yidong Peng, Xiuli Qu, 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.
  • Lauren Davis, Xiuli Qu, Sarah Root, Funda Samanlioglu (2013). (Inventory Planning and Coordination in disaster relief efforts). (2) 141, pp. 561-573 ). International Journal of Production Economics.
  • Heping Liu, Xiuli Qu, Jing Shi (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.
  • 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.
  • Lauren Davis, Maurice Jackson, Xiuli Qu (2012). (Simulation-Based Evaluation of Port Emergency Evacuation Plans for Predictable Natural Disasters). (2) 9, ). Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
  • 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, Xiuli Qu, Jing Shi (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.
  • Xiuli Qu, Jing Shi, 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, 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.
  • Xiuli Qu, Jing Shi, Junyi Zhou (2010). (Landmark placement for wireless localization in rectangular-shaped industrial facilities). (6) 59, pp. 3081–3090 ). Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on.
  • Xiuli Qu, Jing Shi, Jun Zhang (2010). (Optimizing distribution strategy for perishable foods using RFID and sensor technologies). (8) 25, pp. 596–606 ). Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing.
  • Xiuli Qu, Jing Shi, Junyi Zhou (2010). (Statistical characteristics of landmark-based localization performance). (9-12) 46, pp. 1215–1227 ). The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology.