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Dr. Tieming Liu


Graduate Program Director



Areas of Interest

  • Supply Chain Coordination and Logistics Planning
  • Healthcare Data Analytics
  • Renewable Energy and Capacity Coordination


Academic Qualifications

Ph.D., Transportation and Logistics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005.
M.S., Industrial Engineering and Management Science, Northwestern University, 2001.
M.S., Control Theory and Control Engineering, Tsinghua University, 2000.
B.S., Control Theory and Control Engineering, Tsinghua University, 1997.


Professional Experience

Associate Professor, School of Industrial Engineering and Management, Oklahoma State University, 2011-present.
Assistant Professor, School of Industrial Engineering and Management, Oklahoma State University, 2005-2011.
Research Intern, Department of Distributed Computing, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, 2004.

Awards, Honors and Professional Society Memberships

EJOR Reviewer Award, 2019.
IEM Faculty Award, 2019.
Halliburton Outstanding Faculty Award, OSU, 2014.
Merrick Foundation Teaching Award, OSU, 2013.
Riata/Koch Faculty Fellow, OSU, 2012.
Lockheed Martin Teaching Award, OSU, 2011.
Student Organization Faculty Advisor of the Year, OSU, 2010.


Selected Publications and Paper Presentations

(* indicates a student co-author)



  1. Gupta, A.*, T. Liu, C. Crick. 2020.  Utilizing Time Series Data Embedded in Electronic Health Records to Develop Continuous Mortality Risk Prediction Models using Hidden Markov Models: A Sepsis Case Study. Statistical Methods in Medical Research, 29(11): 3409-3423.
  2. Gupta, A.*, T. Liu, S. Shepherd. 2019. Clinical Decision Support System to Assess the Risk of Sepsis Using Tree Augmented Bayesian Networks and Electronic Medical Record Data. Health Informatics Journal, 26 (2): 841-861.
  3. Piri, S. *, Delen, D., Liu, T. 2018.A Synthetic Informative Minority Over-Sampling (SIMO) Algorithm Embedded into Support Vector Machine to Learn from Imbalanced Datasets. Decision Support Systems, 106, 15-29.
  4. Piri, S. *, Delen, D., Liu, T., Paiva, W. 2018. Development of a New Metric to Identify Rare Patterns in Association Analysis: The Case of Analyzing Diabetic Comorbidities. Expert Systems with Applications, 94, 112-125
  5. Gupta, A.*, T. Liu, S. Shepherd, W. Paiva. 2018. Using Statistical and Machine Learning Methods to Evaluate the Prognostic Accuracy of SIRS and qSOFA. Healthcare Informatics Research. 24(2), 139-147.
  6. Piri, S. *, Delen, D., Liu, T., & Zolbanin, H.M. 2017. A Data Analytics Approach to Building a Clinical Decision Support System for Diabetic Retinopathy: Developing and Deploying a Model Ensemble. Decision Support Systems, 101, 12-27.



  1. Hariharan S.*, T. Liu, M. Z. Shen. 2020. Role of Resource Flexibility and Responsive Pricing in Mitigating the Uncertainties in Production Systems. European Journal of Operational Research, 284(2), 498-513.
  2. Zhou, Y.*, T. Liu, G. Cai. 2019. Impact of In-store Promotion and Spillover Effect on Private Label Introduction. Service Science, 11(2), 96 – 112.
  3. Liu, T., J. Mariscal, Q. Pan, S. Sun*, N. Wang; H. Yu. 2017. Prototype Decision Support System for Black Ice Detection and Road Closure Control. IEEE Intelligent Transportation Sys., 9(2), 91-102.
  4. Mai, D.*, T. Liu, M.D. Morris, S. Sun. 2016. Quality Coordination with Extended Warranty for Store-brand Products. European Journal of Operations Research. 256(2): 524-532.
  5. Pour, S.A., H.S. Jeong, G. Oberlender, and T. Liu. 2015. Impacts of Unit Time Values on Bidders’ Competitiveness in A+B Highway Contracts. International Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. 4(5).
  6. Xing, D.*, T. Liu. 2012. Sales Effort Free Riding and Coordination with Price Match and Channel Rebates. European Journal of Operational Research.  219(2): 264-271.
  7. Liu, T., M. Li*. 2012. Structure Flexibility Indices with Shrinking Capacities in Cross Production. International Journal of Production Research. 50(2): 393-407.
  8. Onal, M., W. van den Heuvel, T. Liu. 2012. A Note on “The Economic Lot Sizing Problem with Inventory Bounds”. European Journal of Operational Research, 223 (1), 290–294.
  9. Iravani, S., T. Liu, D. Simchi-Levi. 2012. Optimal Production and Admission Policies in Make-to-Stock/Make-to-Order Manufacturing Systems. Production and Operations Management. 21(2).
  10. Liu, T., C. Methapatara*, L. Wynter. 2010. Revenue Management Model for On-demand IT Services. European Journal of Operational Research. 207(1): 401-408.
  11. Guan, Y., T. Liu. 2010. Stochastic Economic Lot Sizing with Inventory Bounds and Order Capacities. European Journal of Operational Research. 207 (3): 1398–1409
  12. Hu, Y., Y. Guan, and T. Liu. 2010. Lead-Time Hedging and Coordination between Manufacturing and Sales Departments Using Nash and Stackelberg Games. European Journal of Operational Research. 210 (2), 231-240.
  13. Liu, T. 2008. Economic Lot Sizing Problem with Inventory Bounds. European Journal of Operational Research. 185(1), 204-215.
  14. Duran, S., T. Liu, D. Simchi-Levi, and J. Swann. 2008. Policies Utilizing Tactical Inventory Policies for Service-Differentiated Customers. Operations Research Letters. 36(2), 259-264.
  15. Iravani, S., T. Liu, L. Luangkesorn, D. Simchi-Levi. 2007. A Produced-to-Stock System with Advance Information and Secondary Customers. Naval Research Logistics. 54 (3), 331-345.
  16. Duran, S., T. Liu, D. Simchi-Levi, J. Swann. 2007. Optimal Production and Inventory Policies of Priority and Price-differentiated Customers. IIE Transactions.  39 (9), 845–861.



  1. Zhou, Y.*, T. Liu, C. Zhao. 2018. Backup Capacity Coordination with Renewable Energy Certificates in a Regional Electricity Market. IISE Transactions, 50(8), 711– 719.
  2. Babaei, S., C. Zhao, L. Fan, T. Liu. 2018. Incentive-Based Coordination Mechanism for Renewable and Conventional Energy Suppliers. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 34(3), 1761-1770.
  3. Zhou, Y.*, T. Liu. 2015. Impacts of the Renewable Portfolio Standard on Regional Electricity Markets. Journal of Energy Engineering. 141(1), B4014009.
  4. Larasati, A.*, T. Liu, F. Epplin. 2012. An Analysis of Logistic Costs to Determine Optimal Size of a Biofuel Refinery. Engineering Management Journal, 24 (4), 63 – 72.



  1. Mahdavi Pajouh, F., D. Xing*, Y. Zhou*, S. Hariharan*, B. Balasundaram, T. Liu, and R. Sharda. 2013. A Specialty Steel Bar Company Uses Analytics to Determine Available-To-Promise Dates. Interfaces. 43(6).
  2. Li, X., N. Ye, T. Liu, and Y. Sun. 2006. Job Scheduling to Minimize the Weighted Waiting Time Variance of Jobs. Computers and Industrial Engineering, 52 (1), 41-56.
  3. Liu, T., Y. Fan. 2000. Simulation and Modeling of Enterprise Process Based on Workflow. Journal of Tsinghua University Science and Technology, 39 (2), 107-111.
  4. Liu, T., G. Xiong, J. Shen, Y. Fan, T.R. Nyberg. 2000. Research on CIMS Application in Pulp & Paper Industry.  Industrial Instrumentation and Automation, 30 (3), 3-6.
  5. Shen, J., G. Xiong, Liu T., T.R. Nyberg, Y. Fan. 2000. Research on Enterprise Integrated Techniques in CIPS.  Information and Control, 29 (5), 386-392.
  6. Liu, T., Y. Fan. 1999. Design of Application Coordination Module Based on Workflow Management. Computer Engineering and Application, 35 (2), 56-62.         



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