Professor Wei is broadly interested in combining analytical modeling and techniques to derive insights into complex operational problems. He has conducted research in operation topics such as flexible manufacturing, service networks, inventory management, and risk mitigation.
A. Desir, V. Goyal, Y. Wei and J. Zhang, Sparse Process Flexibility Designs: Is the Long Chain Really Optimal?, Operations Research, 2016.
D. Simchi-Levi and Y. Wei, Worst-case Analysis of Process Flexibility Designs, Operations Research, 2015.
D. Simchi-Levi, W. Schmidt and and Y. Wei, From Superstorms to Factory Fires: Managing Unpredictable Supply-Chain Disruptions, Harvard Business Review, 2014.
D. Simchi-Levi and Y. Wei, Understanding the Performance of the Long Chain and Sparse Designs in Process Flexibility, Operations Research, 2012.
D. Gamarnik, D. Shah and Y. Wei, Belief Propagation for Min-Cost Network Flow: Convergence and Correctness, Operations Research, 2012.