Dr. Xiwen Bai is an Associate Professor in Industrial Engineering, Tsinghua University. She received her Ph.D. degree from Nanyang Technological University in 2019. Her research interests include maritime transportation and economics, digital shipping, big data, and logistics management, etc. She is looking for self-motivated Ph.D. students with strong maths and coding background. Postdocs with background in transportation, industrial engineering, big data application or related domain are also welcomed to join the team. For those interested, please email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Honors and AwardsBest Paper Award, Annual Conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME), 2020
Best Paper Award, The 3rd conference of the Yangtze-River Research and Innovation Belt (Y-RIB), 2020
3rd Place, United Nations AIS Big Data Hackathon, 2020
Educational BackgroundPh.D., School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 2019
Master of Engineering in Supply Chain Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018
B.S., School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 2015
Assistant Professor, Industrial Engineering, Tsinghua University, 2019.10 - 2022.12
Associate Professor, Industrial Engineering, Tsinghua University, 2022.12 - now
- Engineering Economics
- International Logistics
- Managerial Economics
Research InterestsMaritime transportation and economics, digital shipping, big data analytics, and logistics management
Research ProjectsNSFC, Financial and operational risk management in the tramp shipping, PI
1. Bai, X., & Lam, J. S. L.* (2021). Freight rate co-movement and risk spillovers in the product tanker shipping market: A copula analysis. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review. Accepted.
2. Bai, X., Lam, J. S. L.*, & Jakher, A. (2021). Shipping sentiment and the dry bulk shipping freight market: New evidence from newspaper coverages. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review. Under major revision.
3. Bai, X., Hou, Y. & Dong, Y.* (2021). Choose Clean Energy or Green Technology? Empirical Evidence from Global Ships. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review. Under major revision.
4. Bai, X.*, Jia H., & Xu, M. (2021). Port congestion and the economics of LPG seaborne transportation. Maritime Policy & Management. Under minor revision.
5. Bai, X., Zhang, X., Li, K. X., Zhou, Y., & Yuen, K. F.* (2020). Scientific research topics and trends in the maritime transport: a structural topic model. Transport Policy. In press.
6. Yuen, K. F., Bai, X., & Wang, X.* (2020). Safety behaviour at sea: Policy implications for managing seafarers through positive psychology. Marine Policy, 104163.
7. Bai, X., & Lam, J. S. L.* (2019). A copula-GARCH approach for analyzing dynamic conditional dependency structure between liquefied petroleum gas freight rate, product price arbitrage and crude oil price. Energy Economics, 78, 412-427.
8. Bai, X., & Lam, J. S. L.* (2019). A destination choice model for very large gas carriers (VLGC) loading from the US Gulf. Energy, 174, 1267-1275.
9. Bai, X., & Lam, J. S. L.* (2019). An integrated analysis of interrelationships within the very large gas carrier (VLGC) shipping market. Maritime Economics & Logistics, 21(3), 372-389.
10. Lam, J. S. L.*, & Bai, X., (2016). A quality function deployment approach to improve maritime supply chain resilience. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 92, 16-27.
11. Bai, X., & Li, Y. (2021). The macroeconomics of oil transportation. Working paper.
Associated Editor, Maritime Policy & Management