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Wei Qi, Associate Professor


Name: Wei Qi Phone: E-mail: qiw{at} Fax: Address: Homepage:

Academic Appointments

2022-present: Associate Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Tsinghua University.

2017-2022: Assistant Professor and (Tenured) Associate Professor in Operations Management at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University.

2016-2022: Postdoc Fellow and Strategic Advisor, China Energy Group, Energy Analysis and Environmental Impacts Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.


PhD, IEOR, UC Berkeley.
Process Systems Engineering, UCLA.
Chu Kochen College and Automation, Zhejiang University.

Research Interests

Smart-city operations:

   · Climate-resilient cities  (e.g., seawater intrusion preventionplanning against extreme rainfalls)

   · Agile and autonomous logistics  (e.g., autonomous mobile storeslast-mile crowdshippingonline facility location)

   · Energy, mobility, and their citywide synergy (e.g., energy storagebattery swappingshared autonomous electric vehicles

   · Sharing economy (e.g., vehicle sharing,  energy omni-sharing)

For Prospective Students

Please send an email to me if you are interested in working with me as an undergrad student, a PhD student, or a postdoc researcher.  


Wei Qi is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering at Tsinghua University. He is also an adjunct professor in operations management at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, where he was a tenured associate professor. He also served as Strategic Advisor of the China Energy Group, Energy Analysis, and Environmental Impacts Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His research has contributed to smart-city operations concerning urban energy, mobility, retail logistics, and climate adaptation.  The National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Fonds de Recherche du Québec (FRQ) have supported his research. The outcomes of his research have appeared in journals and proceedings including Operations Research, Management Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, IEEE Transactions in Power Systems, and Neurips. Wei earned a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley, an M.S. from UCLA, and a B.E. from Zhejiang University, China.

Wei received academic awards including INFORMS SOLA Chuck ReVelle Rising Star Award, INFORMS ENRE Best Publication Award in Energy, INFORMS TSL Best Paper Award, etc. Joint work with students received recognition, such as being a finalist for the 2023 INFORMS Undergraduate Research Prize. As a recognition of his teaching efforts, he received the 2020 Distinguished Teaching Award from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University.

For more updated information, please see Wei's: 

Personal website

Google Scholar Profile 

Website in Chinese.


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