Siqian Shen

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Associate Professor
Department of Industrial & Operations Engineering
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

2793 IOE, 1205 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2011

Email: siqian [at] umich [dot] edu

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

I am teaching a new course, IOE 591 - Special Topic on Transportation System Optimization, in Fall 2021 semester. The course covers optimization models and algorithms for transportation system design, resource planning and operations management, and related examples in practice. I will discuss methods for solving large-scale transportation and logistics problems. If you are interested in transportation and shared mobility, welcome to sign up! Prerequisites are basic linear algebra and computer programming.

My article on "A Summary of Operations Research and Industrial Engineering Tool for Fighting COVID-19."

A shorter read is on Medium. You can also download the PDF slides.

My article on the Conversation about how to design and perform COVID-19 testing when supplies are scarse.



  • Ph.D., August 2011, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Florida

  • B.S., July 2007, Department of Industrial Engineering, Tsinghua University, China


  • Associate Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 2017-present

  • Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering (courtesy appointment), University of Michigan, 2018-present

  • Assistant Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 2011-2017

Research Interests

  • Theory: Stochastic integer programming, robust optimization, network optimization.

  • Application: Healthcare operations, critical infrastructures, transportation, energy optimization.

Editorial Board

  • IISE Transactions

  • Networks

  • Service Science

  • INFORMS Journal on Computing

  • Transportation Science

  • Manufacturing & Service Operations Management

Honors and Awards

  • 2021 IOE Department Faculty Award, University of Michigan

  • Honorable Mention, Best Paper in the 2020 IISE Transactions Focus Issue on Operations Engineering and Analytics.

  • 2017 Department of Energy (DoE) Early Career Award

  • 2016 INFORMS Undergraduate Operations Research Award, 1st Place (faculty advisor)

  • 2014 Best Paper Award Honorable Mention, INFORMS Section on Public Programs, Services and Needs

  • 2013 Best Paper Award Finalist, INFORMS Service Science Section

  • 2012 IBM Smarter Planet Innovation Faculty Award

  • 2012 IIE Pritsker Doctoral Dissertation Award, 1st Place

  • 2011 Graduate Award for Excellence in Research, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Florida

  • 2010 INFORMS Computing Society Student Paper Award, Runner-Up

Affiliations at University of Michigan

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