Activities

Technical Presentations


  1. Workforce Allocation in Motorcycle Transmission Assembly Lines: A Case Study on Modeling, Analysis, and Improvement, IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, Hongkong, China, August 2020 (virtual, contributed talk).

  2. A Learning-based Optimization Framework for Production Planning and Scheduling, University of Tennessee Knoxville, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Knoxville, TN, February 2020.

  3. Models and Algorithms for Large-Scale Optimization Problems, University of Tennessee Knoxville, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Knoxville, TN, February 2019.

  4. A Decision Making Approach for Agriculture Variety Selection via Hedging Against Weather Risk, INFORMS Annual Meeting, Houston, TX, October 2017 (invited talk).

  5. Improving the General 0-1 MIQP Solver by Decomposition Linearization Technique, IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, Workshop on Data Analytical Approach for Large-scale Optimization, Xi’an, China, August 2017 (invited talk).

  6. A Decision Making Approach for Soy Seed Variety Selection via Hedging Against Weather Risk, INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research, Las Vegas, NV, April 2017 (invited talk, Second Place - INFORMS Syngenta Crop Challenge in Analytics).

  7. Order Scheduling For A Class Of Electronic Ceramic Manufacturers In Make To Order Environments, INFORMS Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, November 2016 (contributed talk).

  8. Two-stage Flow Shop with a Batch Processor and Limited Buffer, IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, Fort Worth, TX, August 2016 (contributed talk).

  9. Production Planning for a Class of Batch Processing Problem, IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, Gothenberg, Sweden, August 2015 (contributed talk).

  10. Approximation Method to Rank-One Binary Matrix factorization, IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, Taiwan, August 2014 (contributed talk).

  11. A Unified Framework of Linearization Techniques for 0-1 Quadratic Programming, The 1st Doctoral Consortium of Industrial Engineering of China, Xibaipo, China, December 2013 (contributed talk, Best Paper Award).

  12. A Unified Framework of Linearization Techniques for 0-1 Quadratic Programming, The 3rd Management Science and Engineering Forum of China, Beijing, China, December 2013 (contributed talk, Best Paper Award).

  13. A Linearized Model and Nested Partitions Heuristics for VMAT Radiation Treatment Planning Optimization, IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, Madison, WI, August 2013 (contributed talk).

  14. A Novel Quadratic Formulation for Customer Order Scheduling Problem, IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, Madison, WI, August 2013 (contributed talk).

Professional Memberships


  • Member of Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)

  • Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

  • Member of Production and Operations Management Society (POMS)

  • Member of Institute for Operations Research and the Management Science (INFORMS)

  • Member of American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

Review Experience

  • International Journal of Production Research

  • Computers and Industrial Engineering

  • Automatica

  • IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering

  • IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters

  • IEEE Access

  • IISE Transactions

  • Operational Research

  • Discrete Optimization

  • Annuals of Operations Research

  • European Journal of Operational Research

  • Journal of Combinatorial Optimization

  • Computers and Operations Research

  • Soft Computing

  • Journal of Heuristics

  • Journal of Simulation

  • Advances in Mechanical Engineering

  • Methodology and Computing in Applied Probability

  • Computational and Applied Mathematics

  • IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering

  • IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration

University Service

  • UTSI Faculty Search Committee

  • Master Thesis/Capstone Committee

  • PhD Comprehensive Exam Committee

  • PhD Dissertation Committee