Dr. Qiao-Chu “Tony” He

Assistant Professor, Systems Engineering and Engineering Management

Personal Website: https://sites.google.com/site/tonyheqiaochu/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/qiaochu/

Education:

Ph.D. in Operations Research, UC Berkeley, September 2011 – June 2016
Minors in Statistics and Economics

B.E. Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, September 2007- June 2011

Contact:

Email: qhe4@uncc.edu

Phone: (704) 687-6060 (office)

Current research interests:

Applications – smart-city operations research (urban transportation and logistics), healthcare, socially responsible and sustainable operations.

Methodologies – games with incomplete information, stochastic models, applied optimization.

Experience:
@WalmartLabs (2015), Schlumberger-Doll Research (2014)

Selected Journal Papers:

Smart-Cities Operations Research
(Urban Transportation/Logistics/Supply Chain and Service Systems)

– “Incentive-driven two-sided matching and capacity control in shared-mobility systems“, under review.

– “Revenue management in parking systems under competition and information asymmetries“, under review.

– “On-demand service delivery under asymmetric information: priority pricing, market selections and horizontal substitutions”, under review.
– “Learning with projection effects in service operations systems”, with Ying-Ju Chen and Rhonda Righter, under revisions at Production and Operations Management.

– “Revenue-maximizing pricing and scheduling strategies in service systems with flexible customers”, with Ying-Ju Chen, Operations Research Letter.

– “Dynamic pricing of digital products with consumer reviews”, with Ying-Ju Chen, OMEGA-The International Journal of Management Science.

– “Virtual items trade in online social games”, International Journal of Production Economics, Volume 187, May 2017, Pages 1-14.

Healthcare

– “Readmission management through eliminating compliance barriers for COPD patients”, under review.

Socially responsible and sustainable operations

– “On the formation of farmer producer organizations in developing economies”, with Ying-Ju Chen and Zuo-Jun Shen, Production and Operations Management.

– “Selling investment goods in developing economies with present-biased consumers”, with Ying-Ju Chen and Zuo-Jun Shen, under revisions, Decision Sciences.

– “Mitigating poverty through solar panels adoption under public-private partnership”, working paper.

– “Information management for decentralized energy storages under market uncertainties”, submitted.

– “Integrated facility location and production scheduling in multi-generation energy systems”, with Tao Hong, Operations Research Letters.

Data analytics

– “Data-driven candidate selection with rank aggregation”, with Churzu Lim, working paper.

– “A study on the method for cleaning and repairing the probe vehicle data”, with Zhaosheng Zhang, et al., IEEE Trans. on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2013.
– “A compact neural network for training support vector machines”, with Yun Yang and Xiaolin Hu, Neurocomputing, 2012.

Doctoral Students
– Bo Qiu (Chair)
Bio: Mr. Qiu obtained bachelor’s degree from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (Beihang Univ.), and master in mathematics and statistics from UNC Charlotte. He has rich working experience for the airline industry.

– Abdollah Mohammadi (committee): Optimal Multi-Period Group Purchasing Decisions under Supply Chain Competition and Contracts.

– Setareh Torabzadeh (committee): Stochastic/Robust Aggregate Production Planning with Flexible Requirement

Master Students (Thesis)

– Adarsh Muraleedharan (Chair): Structural Model Estimation of Price-Occupancy Relationship in Urban Parking

– Dishant Banga (committee): Bicycle-Sharing Systems Designs.

– Sagar Satyanarayana (committee): TBD

– Will Gurkin (committee): Health Trajectory Estimation with End-Stage Heart Failures.

Master Students (Capstone)

– Alyssa Dolby: TBD

– Akash Ravindra: Bicycle-Sharing Data Analytics.

– Shreya Kadam (co-advised by Prof. Moutaz Khouja): Optimal Gift card Discount under Secondary Market

Invited Presentations:
The 5th POMS-HK International Conference, Hong Kong, China, Jan 2014.
– Revenue-maximizing pricing and scheduling strategies in service systems with flexible customers.
POMS 25th Annual Conference 2014, Atlanta, GA, May 2014.
– Dynamic pricing of digital products with consumer reviews.
– Revenue-maximizing pricing and scheduling strategies in service systems with flexible customers.
INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Nov 2014.
– Revenue-maximizing service systems with taste indifference.
INFORMS Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, Nov 2015.
The 7th POMS-HK International Conference, Macau, China, Jan 2016.
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Jan 2016.
University of Scranton, PA, March 2016.
– Selling investment goods in developing economies with present-biased consumers.
– On the formation of farmer producer organizations in developing economies.
INFORMS Annual Meeting 2016, Nashville, TN.
– On data-driven decision making in sharing economies (poster).
POMS 28th Annual Conference 2017, Seattle, WA.
– On the formation of producers’ information sharing coalitions.
– On rural energy challenge in developing economies.
INFORMS Annual Meeting 2017, Houston, TX.
– Revenue management in parking systems under competition and information asymmetries.
IISE Annual Conference 2018, Orlando, FL.
– Readmission management through eliminating compliance barriers for COPD patients.
INFORMS Annual International Meeting 2018, Taipei, Taiwan.
– Incentive-driven two-sided matching and spatial capacity allocation in shared mobility systems.
JD.Com, 2018, Santa Clara, CA.
OR Seminar, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, March 2018.
– Models of smart-cities operations research.

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