Faculty Edit
Prof Xiangtong QI (齊向彤)
Education Background: PhD, University of Texas at Austin, 2003
Phone: 2358-8231
Office: Room 5543
Dr Qi joined the Department of Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management at HKUST in August 2003 after he got his Ph.D. degree from Department of Management Science and Information Systems, The University of Texas at Austin, (USA). Before that, he was studying in Department of Computer and System Sciences, Nankai University, (Tianjin, China), where he obtained his doctoral, master and bachelor degrees in 1999, 1995, and 1992, respectively.
Honors and Awards
  1. First Class Award, The 13th Best Paper Award, China Society of Logistics, 2014.
  2. Second Class Award, The Sixth Research Excellence Award (Humanities & Social Science), Ministry of Education, China, 2013.
  3. Top 10 most-cited articles published in the International Journal of Production Economics between 2007-2010 (Paper: Tiaojun Xiao, Xiangtong Qi, Gang Yu, Coordination of supply chain after demand disruptions when retailers compete, V.109, 162-179, 2007).
  4. Top 100 most-cited papers in all areas with mainland China leading authors in 2008 (Paper: Tiaojun Xiao, Xiangtong Qi, Price competition, cost and demand disruptions and coordination of a supply chain with one manufacturer and two competing retailers, Omega, V.36, 741-753, 2008).
  5. Highlighted research, Industrial Engineer magazine, Vol. 38, P.55, 2006 (Paper: Coordinating dyadic supply chains when production costs are disrupted, IIE Transactions, V.38, 765-775, 2006.).
Teaching Activities
IELM 3020: Introduction to Operation Research
IELM 3230: Engineering Economy
IELM 3410: Routing and Fleet Management
IELM 5230: Deterministic Models in Operations Research
IELM 5570: Network Optimization in Transportation Systems
EEMT 5160 Transportation and Logistics Management
EEMT 5510: Engineering Economics and Cost Management
Research Interests
Modeling and optimization with applications in production scheduling, inventory control, logistics, and supply chain management.
Current Research Projects
Hong Kong RGC Theme-based Research, Transforming Hong Kong's Ocean Container Transport Logistics Network, 2011-2016.
Hong Kong RGC GRF, Scheduling Models for Perceived Fairness and Satisfaction in Service Operations, 2015-2017.
Selected Publications and Patents



  1. Gang Yu, Xiangtong Qi, Disruption Management: Framework, Models and Applications, World Scientific Publishing Co, Singapore, 2004.

Book Chapters

  1. Xiangtong Qi, Jian Yang, Gang Yu, Scheduling problems in the airline industry. In Handbook of Scheduling: Algorithms, Models, and Performance Analysis, Joseph Y-T. Leung (Ed.), Chapman & Hall/CRC, Boca Ratan, FL, 50:1-50:21, 2004.
  2. Xiangtong Qi, Disruption management for liner shipping, in Handbook of Ocean Container Transport Logistics: Making Global Supply Chains Effective, Chung-Yee Lee and Qiang Meng (Ed.), 231-250, Springer, 2015.

US Patent

  1. Benjamin G.Thengvall, Xiangtong Qi, Rapid generation of minimum length pilot training schedules, Patent No. 7240018.

Papers in Referred Journals (since 2010)

  1. Chen Li, Xiangtong Qi, Dongping Song, Real-time schedule recovery in liner shipping service with regular uncertainties and disruption events, Transportation Research Part B, to appear.
  2. Yingchao Zhao, Xiangtong Qi, Minming Li, On scheduling with non-increasing time slot cost to minimize total weighted completion time, Journal of Scheduling, to appear.
  3. Ahmad I. Jarrah, Xiangtong Qi, Jonathan F. Bard, The destination-loader-door assignment problem for automated package sorting centers, Transportation Science, to appear.
  4. Chen Li, Xiangtong Qi, Chung-Yee Lee, Disruption recovery in liner shipping, Transportation Science, V.49, 900-921, 2015.
  5. Jian Yang, Yusen Xia, Xiangtong Qi, Yifeng Liu, A nonatomic-game model for timing clearance sales under competition, Naval Research Logistics, V.61, 365-385, 2014.
  6. Jonathan F. Bard, Yufen Shao, Xiangtong Qi, Ahmad I. Jarrah, The traveling therapist scheduling problem, IIE Transactions, V.46, 683-706, 2014.
  7. Tiaojun Xiao, Xiangtong Qi, A two-stage supply chain with demand sensitive to price, delivery time, and reliability of delivery, Annals of Operations Research, to appear.
  8. Liang Lu, Xiangtong Qi, Zhixin Liu, On the cooperation of recycling operations, European Journal of Operational Research, V.233, 349-358, 2014.
  9. Mingzhu Yu, Xiangtong Qi, A vehicle routing problem with multiple overlapped batches, Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, V.61, 40-55, 2014.
  10. Jian Yang, Xiangtong Qi, The nonatomic supermodular game, Games and Economic Behavior, V.82, 609-620, 2013.
  11. Jian Yang, Xiangtong Qi, An order-centric treatment of the Bayesian supermodular game, Annals of Operations Research, V.208, 371-381, 2013.
  12. Mingzhu Yu, Xiangtong Qi, Storage space allocation models for inbound containers in an automatic container terminal, European Journal of Operational Research, V.226, 32-45, 2013.
  13. Zhisong Chen, Huimin Wang, Xiangtong Qi, Pricing and water resource allocation scheme for the South-to-North Water Diversion Project in China, Water Resources Management, V.27, 1457-1472, 2013.
  14. Liang Lu, Zhixin Liu, Xiangtong Qi, Coordinated price quotation and production scheduling for uncertain order inquiries, IIE Transactions, V.45, 1293-1308, 2013.
  15. Xiangtong Qi, Production scheduling with subcontracting: The subcontractor's pricing game, Journal of Scheduling, V.15, 773-781, 2012.
  16. Zhixin Liu, Liang Lu, Xiangtong Qi, Simultaneous and sequential price quotations for uncertain order inquiries with production scheduling cost, IIE Transactions, V.44, 820-833, 2012.
  17. Xiangtong Qi, Dong-Ping Song, Minimizing fuel emissions by optimizing vessel schedules in liner shipping with uncertain port times, Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, V.48, 863-880, 2012.
  18. Liang Lu, Xiangtong Qi, Dynamic lot sizing for multiple products with a new joint replenishment model, European Journal of Operational Research, V.212, 74-80, 2011.
  19. Xiangtong Qi, Outsourcing and production scheduling for a two-stage flow shop, International Journal of Production Economics, V.129, 43-50, 2011.
  20. Guohua Wan, Xiangtong Qi, Scheduling with variable time slot costs, Naval Research Logistics, V.57, 159-171, 2010.
  21. Jinwen Ou, Xiangtong Qi, Chung-Yee Lee, Parallel machine scheduling with multiple unloading servers, Journal of Scheduling, V.13, 213-226, 2010.
  22. Jian Yang, Xiangtong Qi, Managing partially controllable raw material acquisition and outsourcing in production planning, IIE Transactions, V.42, 188-202, 2010.
  23. Tiaojun Xiao, Xiangtong Qi, Strategic wholesale pricing in a supply chain with a potential entrant, European Journal of Operational Research, V.202, 444-455, 2010.


Professional Activities
  • Editorial Board and Associate Editor: IIE Transactions, 2004-2012
  • Associate Editor: IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, 2009-2013
  • Associate Editor: Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research, 2012-
  • Guest Editor: Annals of Operations Research (Service Sciences), V.192, 2012.
  • Vice President, IIE (Hong Kong), 2008-2010.
  • Program Co-Chair, 2009 INFORMS International Conference on Service Science, Hong Kong, August 2009.
  • Judging Panel member, CILTHK Student Essay Competition 2009-2012, 2014, 2015.