Wen-Chyuan Chiang

Wen Chiang

Professor of Operations ManagementHelmerich Hall 118-B
wen-chiang@utulsa.eduDr. Wen-Chyuan Chiang's Website

Professor Chiang has published articles in Management Science, IIE Transactions, Decision Sciences, International Journal of Production Research, European Journal of Operational Research, Annals of Operations Research, Journal of the Operational Research Society, and INFORMS Journal on Computing, among others.  He has received the Mayo Excellence in Research Award six times.

Professor Chiang is on the editorial board of many international journals.  He is currently a Senior Editor for Production and Operations Management and Editor of International Journal of Revenue Management.  He is also a guest editor of the International Journal of Production Research (Special Issue on Applications of Computational Intelligence for Design and Operations Decisions in Manufacturing).

Professor Chiang has been named Graduate Business Professor of the Year.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, 1991
  • M.B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, 1985
  • B.A., National Taiwan Normal University, 1979

Areas of Academic Specialty

  • Production/operations management
  • Operations research
  • Computational intelligence applications to finance and operations management


  • Line Balancing in a Just-in-Time Production Environment: Balancing Multiple U-Lines
    With Kouvelis, P. and Urban, T. IIE Transactions 39(4) (2007): 347-359.
  • The Stochastic U-Line Balancing Problem: A Heuristic Prodcedure
    With Urban, T. European Journal of Operational Research 175 (3) (2006): 1767-1781.
  • Single and Multi-Objective Facility Layout with Workflow Interference Considerations
    With Kouvelis, P. and Urban, T. European Journal of Operational Research 174 (3) (2006): 1414-1426.
  • Integrating Purchasing and Routing in Propane Gas Supply Chain
    With Russell, R. European Journal of Operational Research Vol. 154 (2004): 710-729.
  • The Quartic Assignment Problem: Incorporating Workflow Interference in Facility Layout
    With Kouvelis, P. and Urban, T. Management Science 48 (4) (2002): 584-590.
  • A Reactive Tabu Search Metaheuristic for the Vehicle Routing Problem with Time Windows
    With Russell, R. INFORMS Journal on Computing 9 (4) (1997): 417-430.