Robin Guanghua Qiu

Professor-in-Charge, Master of Science in Information Science
Professor of Information Science, Engineering
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Main Building, 220 I

Robin G. Qiu earned his Ph.D. in industrial engineering and Ph.D. minor in Computer Science both from Penn State and his M.S. and B.S. from Beijing Institute of Technology, China. He teaches courses on data analytics, information science, software engineering, computer security, and enterprise service computing. Dr. Qiu’s research includes Data, Computational and Service Sciences, Smart Service Systems, Big Data, Data/Business Analytics, Service Operations and Management, Information Systems and Integration, Supply Chain Management, and Control and Management of Manufacturing Systems. Dr. Qiu served as the editor-in-chief of INFORMS Service Science. He is an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, and IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, and has more than 180 publications.


2016 and 2017 IBM Faculty Award, USA.

2015 Mobility Program Award, COOPERA, the Rhône-Alpes Region, France.

Research Interests
  • Data, Computational and Service Sciences
  • Big Data and Internet of Things
  • Business Analytics, Healthcare Analytics, Smart City and Service Systems
  • Cyber Security, Blockchain, and Analytics
  • Information Systems and Integration
  • Industrial Systems and Analytics

Jiao, Zihao, Lun Ran, Xin Liu, Yuli Zhang, and Robin Qiu. “How to Rebalance Shared Electric Vehicles? An Integrated Price-incentive Policy.” INFORMS Service Science (2020).

Qiu, Robin. "Data-driven Public Health and Social Intervention Modeling to Promote Effective Policy Responses to Curtailing the COVID-19 Pandemic." IEEE TechRxiv (2020).

Wang, Tingyan, Yuanxin Tian, and Robin Qiu. "Long Short-Term Memory Recurrent Neural Networks for Multiple Diseases Risk Prediction by Leveraging Longitudinal Medical Records." IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (2020).

Gupta, Anchal., Youakim Badr, Ashkan Negahban, and Robin Qiu. “Energy-Efficient Heating Control for Smart Buildings with Deep Reinforcement Learning.” Journal of Building Engineering (2020).

Wang, Tingyan, Robin Qiu, Ming Yu, and Runtong Zhang. “Directed Disease Networks to Facilitate Multiple-Disease Risk Assessment Modeling.” Decision Support Systems (2020).

Chen, Donghua. Runtong Zhang, and Robin Qiu. "Noninvasive MapReduce Performance Tuning Using Multiple Tuning Methods on Hadoop." IEEE Systems Journal (2020).

Pallikere, Avinash, Robin Qiu, Parhum Delgoshaei, and Ashkan Neghban. “Incorporating Occupancy Data in Scheduling Building Equipment: A Simulation Optimization Framework.” Energy and Buildings (2020).

Chen, Donghua, Runtong Zhang, and Robin Qiu. “Leveraging Semantics in WordNet to Facilitate the Computer-Assisted Coding of ICD-11.” IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (2020).

Wang, Tingyan., Robin Qiu, and Ming Yu. “Predictive Modeling of the Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease with Recurrent Neural Networks.” Scientific Reports (Nature Publisher Group) (2018).

Qiu, Robin G. Service science: The foundations of service engineering and management. John Wiley & Sons, 2014.


B.S., Beijing Institute of Technology

M.S. from Beijing Institute of Technology

Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Penn State University