Wei Qi

Title: 
Assistant Professor, Operations Management
Wei Qi
Contact Information
Phone: 
514-398-2064
Email address: 
wei.qi [at] mcgill.ca
Alternate email address: 
marina.nikoghossian [at] mcgill.ca
Address: 

536 Bronfman Building, [Map]
1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montreal, Quebec
Canada
H3A 1G5

Tel: +1 514-398-2064

Degree(s): 

Postdoc (2017), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

PhD (2016), University of California, Berkeley, USA

MS  (2011), University of California, Los Angeles, USA

BS  (2010), Zhejiang University, China

Area(s): 
Operations Management
Office: 
536
Biography: 

Wei Qi is an assistant professor in Operations Management at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. 

His research interests include:

  • Smart-city analytics and operations
  • Energy & transportation systems operations management (e.g. energy storage, electric vehicles, renewables)
  • New techno-economic models, e.g.:
  1. urban-scale systems integration
  2. sharing economy in retail logistics
  3. shared autonomous electric vehicles

Wei is also a strategic advisor of the China Energy Group, Energy Analysis and Environmental Impacts Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  

Courses: 

MGCR 271 Business Statistics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MGSC 404 Founds of Decision Analytics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MGSC 603   Foundations of Data Analytics (Joint Master Program with Zhejiang University, China)

Curriculum vitae: 
Group: 
Faculty
Tenured & Tenure Track
Research areas: 
Data Analytics
Energy & Transportation Systems
Supply Chain Design & Management
Sustainable & Smart City
Selected publications: 

Operations Management / Operations Research


Specialty: Energy and Transportation Systems 

 

Conference Papers  

  • H. Zhang, S. J. Moura, Z. Hu, W. Qi, and Y. Song, "Joint PEV Charging Station and Distributed PV Generation Planning," IEEE Power & Energy Soc. Gen. Meeting, 2017.
  • H. Zhang, W. Qi, Z. Hu, and Y. Song, "Planning Hydrogen Refueling Stations with Coordinated On-Site Electrolytic Production," IEEE Power & Energy Soc. Gen. Meeting, 2017.
  • W. Qi, J. Liu, and P. D. Christofides. A two-time-scale framework for supervisory predictive control of an integrated wind/solar energy generation and water desalination system. In Proceedings of the American Control Conference, pages 2677-2682, San Francisco, California, 2011.
  • W. Qi, J. Liu and P. D. Christofides. Supervisory predictive control of an integrated wind/solar energy generation and water desalination system. In Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Dynamics and Control of Process Systems, pages 821-826, Leuven, Belgium, 2010.

 

Technical Reports

 

    Awards, honours, and fellowships: 

    Competitive Grants

    • Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Société et la Culture (FRQSC) and National Science Foundation of China (NSFC) Research Program on Smart Cities and Big Data.
      Role: Principal Investigator.
      Title: Data-Driven Smart City Operations Management: a System Coupling Perspective.
      Length: 2020-2023.
      Total Amount: $145,061 (Quebec Side).
      Team members: Maxime Cohen, Michel Gendreau, Xue (Steve) Liu.

    • IVADO Funding Program for Fundamental Research Projects.
      Role: Principal Investigator.
      Title: Joint OR/ML Methodologies for Retail on Wheels.
      Length: 2020-2022.
      Total Amount: $171,645.
      Team members: Xue (Steve) Liu, Michelle Lu, Zuo-Jun Max Shen.

    • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Discovery Grant.
      Role: Principal Investigator.
      Title: Towards a Smart-City Future: Urban-Scale Integration of Mobility and Energy Systems.
      Length: 2019-2024.
      Total Amount: $130,000 (Share: 100%).
    • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Early Career Supplement.
      Role: Principal Investigator.
      Title: Towards a Smart-City Future: Urban-Scale Integration of Mobility and Energy Systems.
      Length: 2019-2020.
      Total Amount: $12,500 (Share: 100%).

    • Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Société et la Culture (FRQSC) New Researcher.
      Role: Principal Investigator. Title: Sharing Sustainable Mobility in Smart Cities.
      Length: 2019-2022.
      Total Amount: $45,000 (Share: 100%).

    • Internal Social Sciences and Humanities Development Grant.
      Role: Principal Investigator.
      Title: Promoting Electrical Vehicle Sharing Through Integrated Planning and Operations.
      Length: 2018-2020.
      Total Amount: $6,200 (Share: 100%).

     

    Awards

    • Distinguished Teaching Award - Top Undergraduate Teacher of Year 2019-2020 of Desautels Faculty of Management.
    • M&SOM Meritorious Service Award, 2020.
    • AOL ACE Internship Award for Excellent Contribution, Palo Alto, CA, 2014.
    • Meritorious Winner of International Mathematical Contest in Modeling, 2009.

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