The research interests of Lauren Xiaoyuan Lu include operations management, in general, and supply chain management and operations strategy, in particular.
Recently, Dr. Lu has been studying contract negotiations in supply chain settings and outsourcing strategies under competition. She also has worked on strategic capacity management, incentives in operations and computational economics.
Management Science, Operations Research, and Manufacturing & Service Operations Management have published her research. She won the first prize of the INFORMS Junior Faculty Interest Group paper competition in 2009.
Professor Lu teaches courses on supply chain management and operations management.
Prior to her doctoral study, she worked as a senior engineer for Oracle Corporation in California, where she designed and developed the scheduling modules of Oracle Project Resource Management, a key component of Oracle Projects e-business suite.
She received her PhD in managerial economics and strategy from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management; MS in industrial engineering from Stanford University; and BS in biochemistry from Nanjing University in China.