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Dr. Qiang (Patrick) Qiang is an Associate Professor of Operations Management at the Graduate School of Professional Studies at Pennsylvania State University Great Valley. He is also the Professor-in-Charge of the Master's in Finance Program.

He received his Ph.D. in Business Administration with a concentration in Management Science from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in May 2009. He received a Graduate Fellowship for the 2008-2009 Academic Year.

Dr. Qiang received the Charles V. Wootan Award from the Council of University Transportation Centers in January 2010. He was recognized by this award for his doctoral dissertation.

In October 2009 he received the Judith Liebman Award from INFORMS.

He received a BS in Automation Control from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China and an MS in Systems from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

From August 1997 to May 2000 he was employed by Arthur Andersen (Shanghai) Business Consulting Co., Ltd. and from June 2000 to June 2002 he worked for TRW-Shanghai. 

His research interests include: e-commerce, supply chain management, and transportation networks with a particular emphasis on network performance measurement, disruption management, and vulnerability analysis.

In 2007,  he was awarded a World Conference in Transport Research (WCTR) Student Fellowship to attend the WCTR held June 24-28, 2007 in Berkeley, California, where he presented a co-authored paper on transportation network efficiency measurement and identification of the importance of network components and vulnerability.

He was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma, the Business Honor Society, in May 2008.

Patrick was
President of the UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter in 2007-2008. Previously, he was Vice President of the Chapter in the 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 academic years.  In 2007, 2008, and 2009, he received an Outstanding Service Award from the UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter.

Selected Publications:

Quantifying Supply Chain Network Synergy for Humanitarian Organizations
Anna Nagurney and Qiang Qiang, IBM Journal of Research and Development. 64(1/2): (Jan./Mar. 2020), pp 12:1-12:16.

The Closed-loop Supply Chain Network with Competition, Distribution Channel Investment, and Uncertainties
Qiang Qiang, Ke Ke, Trisha Anderson, and June Dong, OMEGA 41(2): (2013) pp 186-194.

Supply Chain Network Design for Critical Needs with Outsourcing
Anna Nagurney, Min Yu, and Qiang Qiang, Papers in Regional Science 90: (2011) pp 123-142.

A Knowledge Collaboration Network Model Across Disciplines
Qiang Qiang and Anna Nagurney, in Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral Modeling, & Prediction, Lecture Notes on Computer Science, S.-K. Chai and J. Salerno, Editors, Springer (2010).

Fragile Networks: Identifying Vunerabilities and Synergies in an Uncertain World
Anna Nagurney and Qiang Qiang, John W. Wiley & Sons, 2009.

A Relative Total Cost Index for the Evaluation of Transportation Network Robustness in the Presence of Degradable Links and Alternative Travel Behavior
Anna Nagurney and Qiang Qiang, International Transactions in Operational Research 16: (2009) pp 49-67.

An Efficiency Measure for Dynamic Networks Modeled as Evolutionary Variational Inequalities with Application to the Internet and Vulnerability Analysis
Anna Nagurney and Qiang Qiang, Netnomics 9: (2008) pp 1-20.

Identification of Critical Nodes and Links in Financial Networks with Intermediation and Electronic Transactions
Anna Nagurney and Qiang Qiang in Computational Methods in Financial Engineering, E. J. Kontoghiorghes, B. Rustem, and P. Winker, Editors, Springer, Germany (2008).

A Unified Network Performance Measure with Importance Identification and the Ranking of Network Components
Qiang Qiang and Anna Nagurney, Optimization Letters
2: (2008) pp 127-142.

A Network Efficiency Measure with Application to Critical Infrastructure Networks
Anna Nagurney and Qiang Qiang, Journal of Global Optimization
40: (2008) pp 261-275.

A Network Efficiency Measure for Congested Networks
Anna Nagurney and Qiang Qiang, Europhysics Letters
79: (2007) 38005, pp 1-5.

Robustness of Transportation Networks Subject to Degradable Links
Anna Nagurney and Qiang Qiang, Europhysics Letters 80: (2007) 68001, pp 1-6.


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