Qipeng Phil Zheng

Associate Professor

Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems

University of Central Florida

E-mail: Qipeng(dot)Zheng(at)ucf(dot)edu or Qipeng(dot)Zheng(at)Gmail(dot)com

Co-Editor-In-Chief of Energy Systems, Springer.

Call for Papers for Special Issue on Blockchain and Energy SysTems (BEST2019) in Energy Systems, Springer.

Past Conference on Blockchain and Energy SysTems (BEST2019), in Orlando, January 18-19, 2019.


Ph.D., Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, August 2010.
Advisor: Dr. Panos M. Pardalos

M.S., Department of Automation, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, July 2005.

B.S., Department of Automation, North China University of Technology, Beijing, China, July 2001.


Operations Research, Global Optimization, Network Optimization, Stochastic Programming, Integer Programming,
Optimization in Energy and Environments, Supply Chain Management, Transportation Planning, Logistics, Dynamic Traffic Assignment


("G" denotes graduate courses.)


ESI 6938, Stochastic Optimization: Models, Algorithms and ApplicationsG, Spring 2016.

ESI 6418, Linear Programming and ExtensionsG, Spring 2015, Spring 2017.

ESI 6247, Experimental Design and Methods, Spring 2018.

ESI 5306, Operations ResearchG, Fall 2013, Summer 2015, Fall 2015, Fall 2017, Fall 2018.

ESI 4312, Operations Research I - Deterministic Methods, Fall 2016, Fall 2017.

ESI 4313, Operations Research II - Stochastic Methods, Spring 2018.

ESI 4221, Empirical Methods for Industrial Engineering, Spring 2014, Fall 2014.

ESI 3032, Probability and Statistics for Engineers, Fall 2015, Fall 2016.


IENG 593G, Nonlinear ProgrammingG, Spring 2012.

IENG 350, Introduction to Operations Research, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Fall 2012.

IENG 446, Facility Planning and Material Handling, Spring 2013.


ESI 4567C, Matrix and Numerical Methods, Summer 2009, Fall 2009.

EIN 4354, Engineering Economy, Spring 2009.


( "" denotes my students on dissertation/thesis works or related; "*" denotes students whose dissertation committee I serve on.)

    Journal Articles

  1. Madhu Rao, Petros Xanthopoulos, Qipeng P. Zheng.
    "DeLand Crayon Company: An Application of Traveling Salesman Problem to Production Scheduling with Sequence Dependent Setup Times."
    INFORMS Transactions on Education (ITE), in press, 2019.
  2. Zhouchun Huang, Qipeng P. Zheng, Eduardo L. Pasiliao, Vladimir Boginski, and Tao Zhang.
    "A Cutting Plane Method for Risk-constrained Traveling Salesman Problem with Random Arc Costs."
    Journal of Global Optimization, in press, 2019.
  3. Burak Sen*, Tolga Ercan, Omer Tatari and Qipeng P. Zheng
    "Robust Pareto optimal approach to sustainable heavy-duty truck fleet composition."
    Resources, Conservation & Recycling, in press, 2019.
  4. Alaleh Razmjoo, Petros Xanthopoulos and Qipeng P. Zheng.
    "Feature Importance Ranking for Classification in Mixed Online Environments."
    Annals of Operations Research, in press 2019.
  5. Amir Golshani*, Wei Sun, Qun Zhou, Qipeng P. Zheng and Yunhe Hou.
    "Incorporating Wind Energy in Power System Restoration Planning."
    IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 16-28, January 2019.
  6. Yiduo Zhan and Qipeng P. Zheng.
    "A Multistage Decision-Dependent Stochastic Bi-level Programming Approach for Power Generation Investment Expansion Planning."
    IISE Transactions, Volume 50, Issue 8, pp 729-734, August 2018.
    [doi.org/10.1080/24725854.2018.1442032] [Authors_Manuscript_PDF]
  7. Yiduo Zhan, Qipeng P. Zheng, Chung-Li Tseng and Eduardo L. Pasiliao.
    "An Accelerated Extended Cutting Plane Approach with Piecewise Linear Approximations for Signomial Geometric Programming."
    Journal of Global Optimization, Volume 70, Issue 3, pp 579-599, March 2018.
  8. Amir Golshani*, Wei Sun, Qun Zhou, Qipeng P. Zheng, Jianhui Wang and Feng Qiu.
    "Coordination of Wind Farm and Pumped-Storage Hydro for a Self-healing Power Grid."
    IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 1910-1920, October 2018.
  9. Amir Golshani*, Wei Sun, Qun Zhou, Qipeng P. Zheng and Ji Tong.
    "Two-stage Adaptive Restoration Decision Support System for a Self-healing Power Grid."
    IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, Volume: 13, Issue: 6, pp 2802-2812, December 2017 .
  10. Yiduo Zhan, Qipeng P. Zheng, Jianhui Wang and Pierre Pinson.
    "Generation Expansion Planning with Large Amounts of Wind Power via Decision-Dependent Stochastic Programming."
    IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Volume: 32, Issue 4, pp 3015-3026, July 2017.
    [dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPWRS.2016.2626958] [Authors_Manuscript_PDF]
  11. Alaleh Razmjoo, Petros Xanthopoulos and Qipeng P. Zheng.
    "Online Feature Importance Ranking Based on Sensitivity Analysis."
    Expert Systems with Applications, Volume 85, pp 397-406, November 2017.
  12. Zhouchun Huang, Qipeng P. Zheng, Eduardo L. Pasiliao and Daniel Simmons*.
    "Exact Algorithms on Reliable Routing Problems under Uncertain Topology using Aggregation Techniques for Exponentially Many Scenarios."
    Annals of Operations Research, Volume 249, Issue 1, pp 141-162, February 2017.
  13. Yan Li, Nan Kong, Mengnan Chen, Qipeng P. Zheng.
    "Optimal Physician Assignment and Patient Demand Allocation in an Outpatient Care Network."
    Computers & Operations Research, Volume 72, pp. 107-117, August 2016.
  14. V. Krishnan, J. Ho, B. H. Hobbs, A. L. Liu, J. D. McCalley, M. Shahidehpour, and Q. P. Zheng.
    "Co-Optimization of Electricity Transmission and Generation Resources for Planning and Policy Analysis: Review of Concepts and Modeling Approaches."
    Energy Systems, Volume 7, Issue 6, pp. 297-332, May 2016.
    DOI: 10.1007/s12667-015-0158-4 [LINK]
  15. Nuri C. Onat, Murat Kucukvar, Omer Tatari, Qipeng P. Zheng.
    "Combined Application of Multi-Criteria Optimization and Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment for Optimal Allocation of Alternative Passenger Vehicles in U.S."
    Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 112, Part 1, pp. 291-307, January 2016.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.09.021 [LINK]
  16. Chung-Li Tseng, Yiduo Zhan, Qipeng P. Zheng, Manish Kumar.
    "A MILP Formulation for Generalized Geometric Programming Using Piecewise-Linear Approximations."
    European Journal of Operational Research, Volume 245, Issue 2, pp. 360-370, September 2015.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2015.01.038 [LINK]
  17. Qipeng P. Zheng, Siqian Shen and Yuhui Shi.
    "Loss-Constrained Minimum Cost Flow under Arc Failure Uncertainty with Applications in Risk-Aware Kidney Exchange."
    IIE Transactions, Volume 47, Issue 9, pp. 961-977, July 2015.
    DOI: 10.1080/0740817X.2014.991476 [LINK]
  18. Qipeng P. Zheng, Jianhui Wang, Andrew L. Liu.
    "Stochastic Optimization for Unit Commitment - A Review."
    IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Volume 30, Issue 4, pp. 1913-1924, July 2015.
    DOI: 10.1109/TPWRS.2014.2355204 [LINK] [INFORMS_2014_Presentation] [Authors_PDF]
  19. Tao Zhang, Qipeng P. Zheng, Yi Fang*,Yuejie Zhang.
    "Multi-Level Inventory Matching and Order Planning under the Hybrid Make-To-Order/Make-To-Stock Production Environment for Steel Plants via Particle Swarm Optimization."
    Computers & Industrial Engineering, Volume 87, pp. 238-249, September 2015.
    DOI:10.1016/j.cie.2015.05.001 [LINK]
  20. Zhouchun Huang, Qipeng P. Zheng.
    "Decomposition-based Exact Algorithms for Risk-constrained Traveling Salesman Problems with Discrete Random Arc Costs."
    Optimization Letters, Volume 9, Issue 8, pp. 1553-1568, December 2015.
    DOI: 10.1007/s11590-014-0798-7 [LINK]
  21. Prajwal Khadgi, Lihui Bai, Gerald Evans, Qipeng P. Zheng.
    "A Simulation Model with Multi-Attribute Utility Functions for Energy Consumption Scheduling in a Smart Grid."
    Energy Systems, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp. 533-550, November 2015.
    DOI: 10.1007/s12667-015-0153-9 [LINK]
  22. Yuping Huang, Qipeng P. Zheng, Jianhui Wang.
    "Two-Stage Stochastic Unit Commitment Model Including Non-Generation Resources with Conditional Value-at-Risk Constraints."
    Electric Power Systems Research, Volume 116, pp. 427-438, November 2014.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.epsr.2014.07.010 [LINK] [BibTeX]
  23. Yuping Huang, Qipeng P. Zheng, Neng Fan, Kashy Aminian.
    "Optimal Scheduling for Enhanced Coal Bed Methane Production through CO2 Injection."
    Applied Energy, Volume 113, pp. 1475-1483, January 2014.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2013.08.074 [LINK] [BibTeX]
  24. Yuping Huang, Steffen Rebennack, Qipeng P. Zheng.
    "Techno-Economic Analysis and Optimization Models for Carbon Capture and Storage - A Survey."
    Energy Systems, Volume 4, No. 4, pp. 315-353, December 2013.
    DOI: 10.1007/s12667-013-0086-0 [LINK] [BibTeX]
  25. Qipeng P. Zheng, Jianhui Wang, Panos M. Pardalos, Yongpei Guan.
    "A Decomposition Approach to the Two-Stage Stochastic Unit Commitment Problem."
    Annals of Operations Research, Volume 210, Issue 4, pp. 387-410, November 2013.
    DOI: 10.1007/s10479-012-1092-7 [LINK] [BibTeX]
  26. Neng Fan, Qipeng P. Zheng, Panos M. Pardalos.
    "Robust optimization of graph partitioning involving interval uncertainty."
    Theoretical Computer Science, Volume 447, pp. 53-61, August 2012.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.tcs.2011.10.015 [LINK] [BibTeX]
  27. Qipeng P. Zheng, Ashwin Arulselvan.
    "Discrete Time Dynamic Traffic Assignment Models and Solution Algorithm for Managed Lanes."
    Journal of Global Optimization, Volume 51, Number 1, pp. 47-68, September 2011.
    DOI: 10.1007/s10898-010-9618-5 [LINK] [BibTeX]
  28. Tao Zhang, Yuejie Zhang, Qipeng P. Zheng, Panos M. Pardalos.
    "A Hybrid Particle Swarm Optimization and Tabu Search Algorithm for Order Planning Problems of Steel Factory based on the Make-To-Stock and Make-To-Order Management."
    Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization, Volume 7, Number 1, pp. 31-51, February 2011.
    DOI:10.3934/jimo.2011.7.31 [LINK] [BibTeX]
  29. Qipeng P. Zheng, Panos M. Pardalos.
    "Stochastic and Risk Management Models and Solution Algorithm for Gas Transmission Network Expansion and LNG Terminal Location Planning."
    Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, Volume 147, Number 2, pp. 337-357, November 2010.
    DOI:10.1007/s10957-010-9725-y [LINK] [BibTeX]
  30. Bing Li, Xiu Li, Wenhuang Liu, Qipeng Zheng.
    "Dynamic maintenance service management based on exception perception."
    Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems, Vol.12 No.08, 1006-5911(2006)08-1308-05, 2006. (In Chinese with an English Abstract)
    DOI: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-5911.2006.08.026 [LINK]
  31. Qipeng Zheng, Wenhuang Liu, Xiu Li, Bing Li.
    "Application of Support Vector Machine in Bank Customer Classification."
    Journal of Control & Automation, 2005 (33) 68-70, 2005. (In Chinese with an English Abstract)
    DOI: 10.3969/j.issn.1008-0570.2005.33.025 [LINK]

    Book Chapters

  1. Yuping Huang, Anees Rahil, Qipeng P. Zheng.
    "A Quasi Exact Solution Approach for Scheduling Enhanced Coal Bed Methane Production through CO2 Injection."
    In Optimization in Science and Engineering (edited by Rassias, Themistocles M. and Floudas, Christodoulos A. and Butenko, Sergiy), Springer New York, pp. 247-261, June 2014.
    DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4939-0808-0_12 [LINK] [BibTeX]
  2. Neng Fan, Qipeng P. Zheng, Panos M. Pardalos.
    "On the two-stage stochastic graph partitioning."
    In Combinatorial Optimization and Applications, W. Wang, X. Zhu and D.-Z. Du (Eds), COCOA 2011, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 6831, pp. 500-509, 2011.
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-22616-8_39 [LINK] [BibTeX]
  3. Panos M. Pardalos, Qipeng P. Zheng, Ashwin Arulselvan.
    "Deterministic Global Optimization."
    In Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science, James J. Cochran (Eds), Volume 2, John Wiley & Sons, pp. 1388-1407, 2011.
    DOI: 10.1002/9780470400531.eorms1008 [LINK] [BibTeX]
  4. Qipeng P. Zheng, Yingyan Lou and Panos M. Pardalos.
    "Economics of Gambling on Sports: A Multistage Stochastic Programming Approach to American Jai Alai Gambling Strategies."
    In Optimal Strategies in Sports Economics and Management, Sergiy Butenko, Jaime Gil-Lafuente and Panos M. Pardalos (Eds.), pp. 199-215, 2010.
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-13205-6_11. [LINK] [BibTeX]
  5. Qipeng P. Zheng, Steffen Rebennack, Niko A. Iliadis, Panos M. Pardalos.
    "Optimization Models in Natural Gas Industry."
    Chapter 6 in Handbook of Power Systems I, Steffen Rebennack, Panos M. Pardalos, Mario V.F. Pereira and Niko A. Iliadis (Eds.), Energy Systems, Springer, pp. 121-148, 2010.
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-02493-1_6. [LINK] [BibTeX]

    Conference Proceedings

  1. Burak Sen*, Tolga Ercan, Omer Tatari and Qipeng P. Zheng
    "Robust Pareto Optimal Approach for Sustainable Heavy-Duty Truck Fleet Composition."
    Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 98th Annual Meeting, Paper No. 19-02552, pp. 1-24, Washington, D. C., January, 2019.
  2. Lihui Bai, Guangyang Xu and Qipeng P. Zheng.
    "A Game Theoretical Approach to Modeling Energy Consumption with Consumer Preference."
    Proceedings of IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting 2014, page 1-5, Washington, D. C., July, 2014.
    DOI: 10.1109/PESGM.2014.6938898 [LINK] [BibTeX]
  3. J. R. Davis, Q. P. Zheng, V. A. Paramygin, B. Tutak, C. Vogiatzis, Y. P. Sheng, P. M. Pardalos, and R. J. Figueiredo.
    "Development of a Multimodal Transportation Educational Virtual Appliance (MTEVA) to study congestion during extreme tropical events."
    Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 91st Annual Meeting, Paper No. 12-1119, pp. 1-19, Washington, D. C., January, 2012. [LINK]
  4. Wenhuang Liu, Qipeng Zheng, Xiu Li, Bing Li.
    "Application of Support Vector Machine in Customer Relationship Management."
    Proceedings of the Symposium on Global Manufacturing & Simulation Technology of the 21st Century, 7-5062-6822-1 (2004)-B165, Oct. 2004. (In Chinese with an English Abstract)


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