Guiping Hu

  • Associate Professor
  • Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Main Office

3014 Black Engr
Ames, IA 50011-2164
Phone: 515-294-8638

Interest Areas

Dr. Hu's research interests include applying operations research, statistics and economic analysis methodologies to sustainable supply chain management, sustainable manufacturing and bio-energy analysis problems. Her recent projects include mapping foodshed with optimization approach, modeling integrated crop-livestock systems and life cycle assessment of bio-fuel feedstocks.

Brief Biography

  • PhD, Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 2009
  • MS, Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 2006
  • BE, Automation, University of Science and Technology of China, 2004
  • BS, Management Science, University of Science and Technology of China, 2003

Selected Publications

Shiyang Huang and Guiping Hu, “Biomass Supply Contract Pricing and Environmental Policy Analysis: An Agent-based Simulation Approach”, Energy, in press, 2017.

Mohammad Rahdar, Lizhi Wang, Guiping Hu, “A Tri-Level Optimization Model for Inventory Control with Uncertain Demand and Lead Time”, International Journal of Production Economics, in press, 2017.

Yihua Li and Guiping Hu “Shop Floor Lot-sizing and Scheduling with a Two-stage Stochastic Programming Model Considering Uncertain Demand and Workforce Efficiency,” Computers & Industrial Engineering, In press, 2017.

Matt Goiffon, Aaron Kusmec, Lizhi Wang, Guiping Hu, and Patrick Schnable, “Improving Response in Genomic Selection with Optimal Population Value Selection: a Population-Based Selection Strategy,” In press, Genetics, 2017.

Qi Li, Guiping Hu, Talukder Zaki Jubery, and Baskar Ganapathysubramanian, “A Farm-level Precision Land Management Framework Based on Integer Programming”, In press, Plos One, 2017.

S. Huang, G. Hu, C. Chennault, L. Su, E. Brandes, E. Heaton, L. Schulte, L. Wang, and J. Tyndall, “An Agent-Based Simulation Model of Farmer Decision Making on Bioenergy Crop Adoption”, Energy, Vol 115 (1), pp 1188-1201, 2016.

Y. Yu, X. Han, and G. Hu, “Optimal production for manufacturers considering consumer environmental awareness and green subsidies,” International Journal of Production Economics, Vol 182, pp 397-408, 2016.

Z. Hu, and G. Hu, “A two-stage stochastic programming model for lot-sizing and scheduling under uncertainty,” International Journal of Production Economics, Vol 180, pp 198-207, 2016.

Q. Li, and G. Hu. “Techno-economic analysis of biofuel production considering logistic configurations.” Bioresource Technology 206 (2016): 195-203.

M. Fawzy, P. Componation, and G. Hu, “Stakeholders’ requirements assessment for biofuel production,” International Journal of Science and Research, in press, 2015.

Y. Li, G. Hu, and M. Wright, “An optimization model for sequential fast pyrolysis facility location-allocation under RFS2,” Energy, in press, 2015.

Y. Ye, N. Liu, G. Hu, and S. Zhan, “Follow-up sharing character-based optimal scheduling of resource distribution for post-event response in large-scale disasters,” Journal of System Science and System Engineering, in press, 2015.

Y. Li, C. Tseng, and G. Hu, “Is now a good time for Iowa to invest in cellulosic biofuels?: A Real Options approach considering construction lead times,” International Journal of Production Economics, Vol 167, 97-107, 2015.

Q. Li, Y. Zhang, and G. Hu, “Techno-economic analysis of advanced biofuel production based on bio-oil gasification,” Bioresource Technology, 191 (2015): 88-96.

N. Kazemzadeh and G. Hu, “Evaluation of the Impacts of Governmental Policies on the Biofuels Supply Chain Design under Uncertainty,” International Journal of Sustainable Economy, Vol 7, Issue 3, 203-219, 2015.

Q. Li and G. Hu, “Supply Chain Design Under Uncertainty for Advanced Biofuel Production Based on Bio-oil Gasification,” Energy, 74 (2014): 576-584.

Y. Zhang, G. Hu, and R. Brown, “Life cycle assessment of commodity chemicals production from forest residue via fast pyrolysis,” The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, in press, 2014.

R. Tilakaratne, T. Brown, Y. Li, G. Hu, and R. Brown, “Mild catalytic pyrolysis of biomass for production of transportation fuels: a techno-economic analysis,” Green Chemistry, vol 16, 627-636, 2014.

Y. Zhang, G. Hu, and R. Brown, “Integrated supply chain design for commodity chemicals production via woody biomass fast pyrolysis and upgrading”, Bioresource Technology, in press, 2014.

L. Ou, T. Brown, R. Thilakaratne, G. Hu, and R. Brown, “Techno-economic Analysis of Co-located Corn Grain and Corn Stover Ethanol Plants”, Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining, in press, 2014.

G. Hu, L. Wang, Y. Chen, and B. Bidanda, “An Oligopoly Model to Analyze the Market and Social Welfare for Green Manufacturing Industry”, Journal of Cleaner Production, in press, 2014.

M. Rahdar, L. Wang, and G. Hu, “Potential competition for biomass between biopower and biofuel under RPS and RFS2,” Applied Energy, in press, 2014.

L. Zhang, G. Hu, L. Wang, and Y. Chen, “A Bottom-up Biofuel Market Equilibrium Model for Policy Analysis”, Annals of Operations Research, in press, 2013.

N. Kazemzad, and G. Hu, “Optimization models for biorenery supply chain network design under uncertainty”, Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, in press, 2013.

L. Zhang, and G. Hu, “Supply chain design and operational planning models for biomass to drop-in fuel production”, Biomass and Bioenergy, in press, 2013.

Y. Li, T. Brown, and G. Hu, “An optimization model for a thermochemical biofuel supply chain network design”, Journal of Energy Engineering, in press, 2013.