Meet the New McDonough Faculty: Qiuping Yu
We are pleased to welcome new faculty members to the Georgetown McDonough community this fall.
In our Meet the New McDonough Faculty Series, learn more about the interests, specialties, experiences, and personalities behind the talented academics inside the Rafik B. Hariri Building on Georgetown’s campus.
We spoke with Qiuping Yu, associate professor of operations management and business analytics, about what she hopes to accomplish at Georgetown through her engagement with students, research, classroom teachings, and beyond.
What are you most looking forward to when it comes to working at Georgetown McDonough?
I am looking forward to meeting and working with great colleagues at Georgetown McDonough and across campus.
What institution or previous line of work are you coming from?
I was a faculty member at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and the Georgia Institute of Technology.
What is your area(s) of expertise and which subject(s) are you most passionate about?
I conduct research on data-driven service operations with a focus on digital service design (e.g., design of virtual queues), workforce analytics (e.g., labor scheduling and fairness issues), and management of large-scale service networks. I use and develop methods in causal inference and machine learning.
What is your favorite quote and why?
I don’t have a favorite quote (or I have too many), but I believe in optimism and perseverance.
What is your favorite podcast or book and why?
I regularly listen to PIVOT hosted by Kara Swisher (who happens to be a Georgetown alumna) and Scott Galloway. The podcast addresses the biggest stories in tech, business, and politics. I also like their sense of humor. Conversations with Tyler is another podcast that I like a lot. I cannot decide which one is my favorite.
How would you describe yourself in a few words?
I am a dedicated scholar, easy-going in life, and hopefully, a fun friend to hang out with.
What do you hope to ultimately bring to the McDonough community?
I hope to use data analytics to serve not only the business community but society as a whole.