Lauren  Xiaoyuan  Lu


Professional Experience 

 Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  2019-present               Professor of Operations

  2017-present               Edward M. O’Herron Scholar

  2014-2019                   Associate Professor of Operations (with tenure)

  2007-2014                   Assistant Professor of Operations

 Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

  2018 Spring    Visiting Associate Professor of Operations

 Oracle Corporation

  2000-2003      Senior Software Engineer, Enterprise Resource Planning


  2003-2007      Ph.D. Managerial Economics & Strategy (with concentration in Operations),

                          Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

  1999-2000      M.S. Industrial Engineering & Engineering Management, Stanford University

  1997-1999      M.A. Biology, Johns Hopkins University

  1992-1996      B.S. Biochemistry, Nanjing University

Research Interests

· Global supply chain management

· Healthcare operations and analytics

· Retail operations and analytics

Professional Activities

· Associate Editor, Management Science, 2017-present

· Associate Editor, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 2016-present

· Senior Editor, Production and Operations Management, 2013-present

· President-Elect, College of Supply Chain Management, POM Society, 2018-2019

· Supply Chain Management SIG Chair, MSOM Society, 2017-2019

· Secretary/Treasurer, MSOM Society, 2012-2014

Awards and Honors

· MBA Teaching All-Star, Kenan-Flagler, UNC, 2017

· Weatherspoon Award for Excellence in BSBA Teaching (Awarded to one faculty member annually), Kenan-Flalger, UNC, 2012

· First Prize, INFORMS Junior Faculty Interest Group (JFIG) Paper Competition, 2009

· Finalist, Pierskalla Award, Health Applications Society, 2016

· Management Science Meritorious Service Award, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015

· M&SOM Meritorious Service Award, 2010

· Global Partnership Award, UNC Global, 2014

· Honorable Mention, OCSAMSE Annual Conference Best Paper Award, 2011

· Second Prize, POMS College of Supply Chain Management Student Paper Competition, 2007


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