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Xueping Li, PhD

Associate Professor


  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, Associate Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Co-Director, Health Innovation Technology and Simulation Laboratory (HITS Lab)
  • Director, Ideation Laboratory (iLab)

Courses Taught

  • Simulation
  • Information System Analysis and Design
  • Design Project
  • Advanced Applications of Systems Modeling and Simulation
  • Healthcare Systems Engineering
  • Optimization via Simulation
  • Advanced Information & Systems Analysis and Design
  • Process Improvement Through Planned Experimentation
  • Senior Problems Analysis


  • Complex Systems Modeling, Simulation and Optimization
  • Health Information Technology & Mobile Health
  • Health Care Systems Engineering
  • Scheduling
  • Cyber Physical Systems
  • Supply Chain Engineering & Logistics
  • Quality of Service of Computer and Network Systems and Information Systems Assurance


  • PhD, Industrial Engineering, Arizona State University
  • MS, Computer Science, Nankai University
  • BS, Automatic Control & Computer Science, Nankai University

Professional Service

  • President-elect, Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Division, Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering (2018-2019)
  • Founding Board Director, Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Division, Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering (2016-2017)
  • Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Track Chair (2017, 2015), Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering Annual Conference & Expo 
  • Program Committee, Supply Chain Logistics Track, Winter Simulation Conference (2016-present)

Awards and Recognitions

  • Teaching Fellow Award, COE, University of Tennessee, 2016
  • Translational Research Award, COE, University of Tennessee, 2013


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