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Presented By: U-M Industrial & Operations Engineering

Departmental Seminar (899): Xiuli Chao

Academia versus industry: A personal experience

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Speaker: Xiuli Chao, Ralph. L. Disney Professor and Master's Program Director at the University of Michigan Industrial and Operations Engineering

Title: Academia versus industry: A personal experience

Abstract: In this INFORMS Student Chapter sponsored seminar, I will share with our U-M IOE graduate students my last two years of working experience in industry and compare that with my many years of experience working in academia. I will discuss pros and cons of each of them, and address the question of what is best for you. I will also discuss some of the industry projects I worked on together with the IOE techniques needed for them. I hope this seminar will help our graduating students plan their future careers. The talk will include a Q&A so please bring your questions.

Bio: Xiuli Chao is the Ralph L. Disney Collegiate Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering at Michigan, and from 2020-2002 he was on leave from Michigan working full time in the SCOT (Supply Chain Optimization Technology) team of Amazon. His research interests include queueing, scheduling, financial engineering, inventory control, supply chain management, and online learning and optimization. Dr. Chao is the co-developer of Lekin Scheduling System. He is the co-author of two books, “Operations Scheduling with Applications in Manufacturing and Services” (Irwin/McGraw-Hill, 1998), and “Queueing Networks: Customers, Signals, and Product Form Solutions” (John Wiley & Sons, 1999). Chao received the 1998 Erlang Prize from the Applied Probability Society of Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS), and the 2005 David Baker Distinguished Research Award from the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE). He has consulted for many companies on logistics, supply chains, and inventory management. Chao is a fellow of both IISE and INFORMS. He serves on the editorial boards of many professional journals, including as associate editor for Operations Research and Management Science, and Area Editor (of Inventory and Supply Chain Optimization area) for Operations Research Letters.

There will be a reception to follow the seminars in the IOE commons from 4 -5 p.m
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