Bottom Fields


Associate Professor of Operations and Management
Management Division

Main Building, 200 H

Qiang (Patrick) Qiang, associate professor of operations management, earned his Ph.D. in management science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, his master’s degree in systems engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and his baccalaureate in electrical engineering from the Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China. Dr. Qiang’s expertise includes modeling, analysis, and solution of complex decision-making problems on supply chains and transportation networks; network dynamics and equilibrium; and multi-criteria decision-making. His courses focus on operations management and supply chain. His research interests include network efficiency, network performance measurement, network disruptions, network reliability, and robustness under uncertainty and their environmental impacts. He is also interested in sustainable supply chains.


2009 Judith Liebman Award from the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.

2009 Charles V. Wootan Award from the Council of University Transportation Centers.

Selected Publications

Anna Nagurney and Qiang Qiang. Fragile Networks: Identifying Vulnerabilities and Synergies in an Uncertain World. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2009.

Qiang Qiang and Anna Nagurney, “A Bi-Criteria Measure to Assess Supply Chain Network Performance for Critical Needs Under Capacity and Demand Disruptions,” Transportation Research Part A 46 (2012): 801. Special Issue on Network Vulnerability in Large-Scale Transport Networks.

Qiang Qiang et al., “The Closed-loop Supply Chain Network with Competition, Distribution Channel Investment, and Uncertainties,” Omega, The International Journal of Management Science 41 (2013): 186.

Qiang Qiang, Ke Ke and Yihong Hu, “Financial Networks with Socially Responsible Investing,” Computational Management Science 10 (2013): 231.

Yihong Hu and Qiang Qiang, “An Equilibrium Model of Online Shopping Supply Chain Networks with Service Capacity Investment,” Service Science 5 (2013): 193.

Qiang Qiang, “The Closed-loop Supply Chain Network with Competition and Design for Remanufactureability”. Journal of Cleaner Production 105 (2015): 348.

Younes Hamdouch, Qiang Qiang and Kilani Ghoudi, “A Closed-Loop Supply Chain Equilibrium Model with Random and Price-Sensitive Demand and Return,” Networks and Spatial Economics, in press.