I am Qi Luo, an Assistant Professor at Clemson University in 2021.

E-mail: qluo2 (at) clemson.edu Office: 277B Freeman

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Luo was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Cornell University and a researcher in Argonne National Laboratory operated by the University of Chicago. He received his Ph.D. in Operations Research and Scientific Computing from the University of Michigan, and B.S. in Nuclear Science and Technology and B.A. in Business from Xi’an Jiaotong University.

His primary research interest are in the areas of data-driven decision-making in operations management, emerging mobility systems, market design, and casual inference. His research has been recognized by prizes such as the INFORMS APS Best Student Paper (finalist) and I-Sim Best Student Paper.

Dr. Luo is a faculty member affiliated with Clemson Operations Research Institute and the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute for Science and Engineering (AIRISE).

DIAL (Decision Intelligence & Analytics Lab) at Clemson University focuses on exploring the mathematical foundations that comprises prescriptive analytics.

Our ongoing projects include building equal and sustainable mobility ecosystem, delivering personalized services, and improving digital supply chain.


  • DIALab in Industrial Engineering at Clemson University is actively looking for Ph.D./M.S. students with sound backgrounds in mathematical modeling and data analytics (Enroll in 2021).
    • Please directly apply to IE graduate program.
    • The most important quality is self-motivation — I appreciate a solid research plan in your email with an attached CV.

Research & Publication

Emerging Mobility Market

Reinvent passenger and goods transportation in the digital age

Refereed Articles Published

Papers under Revision

  • Luo, Qi, Shukai Li, and Robert Hampshire. “Optimal Design of Intermodal Mobility Networks under Uncertainty: Connecting Micromobility with Mobility-on-Demand Transit.” Revision, EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

Submitted/Working Papers:

  • Sundt, Alexander, Qi Luo, John Vincent, Mehrdad Shahabi, and Yafeng Yin. “Heuristics for Customer-focused Ride-pooling Assignment.” Submitted.

Reinforcement Learning

Explore and exploit when interacting with the environment

Refereed Articles Published

Papers under Revision:

Workshops and Invited Presentations:

Analytics for Social Good

Data analytics can make a difference in social equity

Referred Article Published

Refereed Conference Proceedings

Submitted/Working Papers:

  • Luo, Qi, Marissa Gee, Daniel Work, Benedetto Piccoli, and Samitha Samaranayakee. “Managing public transit during a pandemic: the trade-off between safety and mobility” Submitted.
  • Hampshire, Robert C., Carol Flannagan, H.V. Jagadish, Tayo Fabusuyi, Andong Chen, Eric Hanss, Oliver He, Kathleen D. Klinich, Qi Luo, Aditi Misra, and Matthew P. Reed. “A Public Health Informed Approach to Transportation Equity.” Submitted.
  • Yunlei Yin, Qi Luo, Zhenfei Zhan, and Romesh Saigal,
    “Dynamic Subsidies for a Synergy between Charging Infrastructure Development and Electric Vehicle Adoption.” Submitted.


Journal Editorial Services (reviewer)

Production and Operations Management12020 – current
EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics12020 – current
Transportation Research Part B: Methodological12021 – current
Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies102017 – current
Service Science12020 – current
Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review12018 – current
Transportation Research Record52020 – current
European Journal of Operational Research12020 – current
IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems22018 – current
Journal of Systems Science and Complexity12017

Conference Session Chair and Editorial Services

 ISTDM 2021Organizing committee member, International Symposium on Transportation Data and Modeling
EM4SOrganizing committee member, Emerging Mobility Systems and Services Seminar
IEEEInternational Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC)
INFORMSSession chair, INFORMS Annual Meeting
TRBThe Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting


  • Deterministic Operations Research (IE 3800, Clemson University), Spring, 2021.
  • Introduction to Optimization Methods (IOE 310, University of Michigan), Instructor of Record
    • Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan. Winter, 2018. 
  • Transportation Network Modeling (CEE 559, University of Michigan), Guest Lecturer
    • Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan. Winter, 2019. 

Broader Impacts & Diversity

OR What?

Second place in OR What? INFORMS Student Video Competition.

Michigan Engineering News Center

No more hunting for parking? Proposed app could do it for you



qluo2 (at) Clemson.edu


277 B Freeman Hall

Department of Industrial Engineering 

Clemson, SC 29634


(864) 656-5649