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Dr Yi Qu


Department: Newcastle Business School

Dr Yi Qu is a lecturer at Newcastle Business School. Yi holds a PhD in Management Science from the University of Southampton and a first class honours in Mathematics at Beijing Normal University, which ranks top three in mathematics in China. Prior to joining Northumbria University in June 2017, she worked as a research fellow in the Automated Scheduling, Optimisation and Planning research group in the department of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham.

Yi Qu

Campus Address

CCE1, Northumbria University

Newcastle Upon Tyne

Key Publications

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  • Efficiency of Cassava Production in China, Fu, H., Qu, Y., Pan, Y. 13 Aug 2018, In: Applied Sciences
  • Large neighbourhood search with adaptive guided ejection search for the pickup and delivery problem with time windows, Curtois, T., Landa-silva, D., Qu, Y., Laesanklang, W. Jun 2018, In: EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics
  • Market manipulation with sentiment traders, Zeng, Q., Liu, S., Qu, Y., Zhang, Q. 23 Feb 2018, In: Applied Economics Letters
  • Job Insertion for the Pickup and Delivery Problem with Time Windows, Qu, Y., Curtois, T. 18 Dec 2017, In: Lecture Notes in Management Science
  • Towards Collaborative Optimisation in a Shared-logistics Environment for Pickup and Delivery Operations, Curtois, T., Laesanklang, W., Landa-Silva, D., Mesgarpour, M., Qu, Y. Feb 2017, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems, Scitepress
  • Sustainability SI: multimode multicommodity network design model for intermodal freight transportation with transfer and emission costs, Qu, Y., Bektas, T., Bennell, J. 1 Mar 2016, In: Networks and Spatial Economics


  • Management Science PhD April 11 2016
  • Fellow Higher Education Academy FHEA 2019

Further Information

Yi has published in peer-reviewed journals such as Networks and Spatial Economics, Applied Economics Letters, EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics and Applied Sciences. Yi also serves as a reviewer for journals such as Journal of Heuristics(3*). Yi also serves as the session chair on related topics in international conferences.

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Yi’s main research and teaching interests include business analytics and statistical analytics methods, mathematical modelling and optimisation of a variety of problems in transportation (e.g. vehicle routing, service network design in intermodal transportation, shortest path, transport planning), staff rostering and omni-channel retailing by using mathematical programming, heuristics and meta-heuristics and multi-objective methods.


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