IELM Academic Wins National Research Award

Prof Xiangtong Qi, Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management, received one of China’s top research accolades when he was honored with a Natural Science Award (Second Class) in the 2015 Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Science and Technology).

The awards, set up by the Ministry of Education, recognize highly significant research projects by individuals or units at tertiary institutions in China. Prof Qi and his collaborators from Nanjing University, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and Hong Kong Polytechnic University received the honor for the project, “Theory, Method, and Application of Game under Uncertain Environments”. The research uses game-theoretic analysis to study how to cope with uncertainty, in particular unexpected disruptive events, in supply chain management. The team has been working collaboratively on the topic for over 10 years.

Prof Qi also received a First Class Award at the 14th China Society of Logistics Best Paper Awards, together with Dr Mingzhu Yu, 2012 PhD in Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management, currently working at Shenzhen University; and an Honorable Mention in the IIE Transactions 2015 Design and Manufacturing Paper Award, with co-authors Dr Liang Lu, 2011 PhD in Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management, now at Amazon, and Prof Zhixin Liu from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.