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Research Topic

Non-stationary Stochastic Inventory Control

Research Summary

Xiyuan's research mainly focuses on non-stationary stochastic inventory control by using mathematical programming. She is currently working on the inventory control problem for the system with (s, Q) replenishment policy and lateral transshipment.


Research Area


Xiyuan Ma joined the Business School in September 2018 upon receiving an MSBE Scholarship. Before becoming a PhD candidate, Xiyuan completed her MSc in Operational Research (with Distinction) at the School of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh, UK and a BSc in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics at the School of Mathematics, Anhui University, China, where she was awarded 'Excellent Graduate' on the basis of her academic performance.

Education and Qualifications

The University of Edinburgh MSc Operational Research (Distinction) September 2016–September 2017
Anhui University BSc Mathematics and Applied Mathematics September 2012–July 2016