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Xiaoyu Wang

Ph.D. Candidate
Olin Business School
Washington University in Saint Louis
Email: xiaoyuwang@wustl.edu

I'm a sixth-year Ph.D. candidate in Supply Chain, Operations and Technology at Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis. I received my B.S. in economics from Peking Univesity in 2015, and M.S. in operations research from UNC at Chapel Hill in 2017.

My research focuses on emerging operations topics in the contexts of supply chains and digital platforms. Specifically, I employ both modeling and empirical tools to (i) (on the firm side) investigate innovation challenges such as FinTech/Blockchain as well as sustainability/social responsibility faced by firms and provide recommendations for businesses; (ii) (on the consumer side) study consumer behavior in the digital economy where consumers are exposed to new concerns such as data privacy issues as well as the Pandemic.

Research

01

-- with Fasheng Xu
Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (2022)
-- Honorable mention, 2022 POMS College of SCM Best Student Paper Competition
-- Finalist, 2021 INFORMS Junior Faculty Interest Group Paper Competition
-- Accepted for 2021MSOM iFORM SIG Conference

02

-- with Fasheng Xu, Fuqiang Zhang
Major revision at Management Science

03

Impact of COVID-19 on Online Share of Expenditure and the Mediating Role of Digital Infrastructure: Evidence from a Three-year Consumer Panel

-- with Ming Fang, Xiang Hui, Catherine Tucker, Wenyu Zhou
In preparation for submission
-- Winner, Digital Finance Open Research 2021-2022 Summit, Award Bonus: $15,000

04

Sustainable Supply Chain Finance and ESG Performance

-- with Lingxiu Dong, Fasheng Xu
Work in progress

05

FinTech Innovation and Supply Chain Implications

-- with Lingxiu Dong, Fasheng Xu
Work in progress

Conference Presentations

01

The Value of Smart Contract in Trade Finance

-- MSOM iFORM SIG Conference, Virtual, 2021
-- POMS Annual Conference, Virtual, 2021

02

Consumer Privacy in Online Retail Supply Chains

-- INFORMS Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, 2022
-- INFORMS Annual Meeting, Virtual, 2020
-- INFORMS Annual Meeting, Seattle, 2019
-- Conference on Information Systems and Technology, Indianapolis, 2022

03

Impact of COVID-19 on Online Share of Expenditure and the Mediating Role of Digital Infrastructure: Evidence from a Three-year Consumer Panel

-- Conference on Information Systems and Technology, Indianapolis, 2022

04

FinTech Innovation and Supply Chain Implications

-- POMS Annual Conference, Virtual, 2021

TEACHING

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Teaching Assistant

-- Operations Management (MBA Core: FL 2018, FL 2019)
-- Advanced Operations Strategy (MBA, MSSCM Core: FL 2019, FL 2020, FL 2021)
-- Stochastic Models of Production and Service Systems (Ph.D. Core: SP 2019)
-- Inventory and Supply Chain Management Theory and Research(Ph.D. Core: SP 2019)
-- Theory and Research Methods in Inventory and Supply Chain Management (Ph.D. Core: FL 2019)

CONSULTING

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Boeing Center for Supply Chain Innovation, Olin Business School

-- TricorBraun: Transportation route design, 2018
-- Bayer Monsanto: European warehouse network optimization, 2019
-- Belden: Price optimization model, 2020