Jin QI (戚瑾)
Jin QI (戚瑾)
PhD, National University of Singapore, 2014
Associate Professor
UG Coordinator
Associate Director of Center for Aging Science
Tel 2358 8238
Office Room 5592
Research Interests

Robust optimization, Healthcare operations, Transportation, Project management, Target-based decision making under uncertainty

Contact Info
Tel 2358 8238
Office Room 5592
Research Interests

Robust optimization, Healthcare operations, Transportation, Project management, Target-based decision making under uncertainty


Jin Qi joined the Department of Industrial Engineering and Decision Analytics at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology as an Assistant Professor in Fall Term 2015, and is promoted to Associate Professor on 1 July 2021. Prior to this position, she was a visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Management Sciences, City University of Hong Kong, after receiving her PhD from The NUS Business School at The National University of Singapore in 2014. Her broad range of research includes robust optimization, healthcare operations and transportation. She has collaborated with several hospitals in Singapore and Hong Kong.

Selected Publications
  1. X. Chen, D.Z. Long, J. Qi, (2021), Preservation of supermodularity in parametric optimization: Necessary and sufficient conditions on constraint structures, Operations Research, 69(1), pp. 1-12.

    Finalist,  2021 MSOM Best Operations Management Paper in Operations Research.

  2. J. Qi (2017), Mitigating delays and unfairness in appointment systems, Management Science, 63 (2), pp. 566-583.

  3. J. Qi, M. Sim, D. Sun, X. Yuan, (2016), Preferences for travel time under risk and ambiguity: Implications in path selection and network equilibrium, Transportation Research Part B,  94, pp. 264-284.

  4. P. Jaillet, J. Qi, M. Sim (2016), Routing optimization under uncertainty, Operations Research, 64 (1), pp. 186-200.

  5. F. Meng, J. Qi, M. Zhang, J. Ang, S. Chu, M. Sim (2015) A robust optimization model for managing elective admission in hospital, Operations Research, 63 (6), pp. 1452-1467.

  6. N.G. Hall, D.Z. Long, J. Qi, M. Sim (2015), Managing under-performance risk in project portfolio selection, Operations Research, 63 (3), pp. 660-675.

  7. D.Z. Long, J. Qi (2014), Distributionally robust discrete optimization with Entropic Value-at-Risk, Operations Research Letters, 42 (8), pp. 532-538. 

  8. Z. Cui, D.Z. Long, J. Qi, L. Zhang, Inventory routing problem under uncertainty, accepted by Operations Research.

  9. D.Z. Long, J. Qi, and A. Zhang, Supermodularity in two-stage distributionally robust optimization, under major revision at Management Science.

    First prize,  2022 CSASME Best Paper Award.

  10. J. Qi, Y. Wu, and C. Xie, Fairness and competition in supply chain, under review.

  11. H. Li, Y.J. Chen, and J. Qi, Network or not work: An edge-based model of network formation, under review.

  12. X. Fu, J. Qi, C. Yang and H. Ye, Elective surgery sequencing and scheduling under uncertainty, under review.

  13. Media articles

    J. Qi, Go with the flow to fix health woesThe Standard (HK), March, 2019.

Research Grants
Current Research Projects
  • RGC Collaborative Research Fund, Robust Infrastructure Planning for Sustainable Water Development in the Greater Bay Area under Demand Uncertainty and Climate Variability, 2022-2024 (Co-PI)
  • RGC Collaborative Research Fund, Mitigation strategies and operations in confronting Novel Infectious Disease, 2021-2023 (Co-PI)
  • RGC General Research Fund, Distributionally robust auction design, 2021-2023 (PI)
  • RGC General Research Fund, Data driven distributionally robust ride-vehicle assignment, 2020-2022 (PI)
  • RGC General Research Fund, Dynamic appointment scheduling with waiting time targets, 2019-2021 (PI)
  • HKUST VPRD Seed Fund Program, Improving healthcare delivery service in Hong Kong, 2019-2022 (PI)
  • RGC General Research Fund, Distributionally robust and risk-averse inventory routing under demand uncertainty, 2018-2020 (PI)
  • RGC Early Career Scheme, Data-driven operating room scheduling in public hospitals, 2017-2019 (PI)
  • HKUST School-based Initiation Grant, Can Fairness survive in competition in supply chain? 2016-2019 (PI)
  • HKUST Start-up Fund, 2015-2023 (PI)


Teaching Activities
  • IEDA3010 Prescriptive Analytics, Fall 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • IEDA3901 Transportation System, Spring 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022
  • IEDA2410 Logistics and Freight Transportation Operations, Fall 2017
  • EEMT5510 Engineering Economics and Cost Management, Fall 2021, 2022