Keynote Speakers – 2021 IEOM Harbin Conference
Tuesday, July 9
Conference Opening Welcome Keynote Address by Conference Chair: Friday, July 9, 2021, 9:45 – 10:00 am
Jihong Yan, Ph.D.
Professor in Industrial Engineering
Deputy Dean of School of Mechatronics Engineering
Head of intelligent Manufacturing Scientific Research Team
Harbin Institute of Technology
Jihong Yan is a Professor (since 2005) in Industrial Engineering at Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), she is also the deputy dean of School of Mechatronics Engineering and head of intelligent manufacturing scientific research team at HIT. She received her PhD from Harbin Institute of Technology. Then she joined Tsinghua University, the University of Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania State University as a postdoctoral researcher. Dr. Yan is the director of National High-end Equipment Manufacturing Virtual and Simulation Experiment Teaching Center, head of Research Oriented Teaching Innovation Team for High-end Equipment Manufacturing of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China, vice chairman of Production System Special Committee of Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society, and chairman of Industrial Engineering Professional Committee of the Mechanical Engineering Society of Heilongjiang Province. Her main area of research is industrial big data, sustainable manufacturing, intelligent logistics and advanced maintenance of machinery. As a PI, Dr. Yan has worked on and accomplished 15 projects in intelligent manufacturing and sustainability related areas, funded by the NSF of China(NSFC), NSF-NSFC joint-project funding, National key R&D plan project funding, National High-tech project funding, National “863” project funding, EU EPSRC project funding, High-tech funding from industries, and so on. She has authored and co-authored over 100 research papers and published 3 books, two papers were ranked ESI high cited articles. Currently there are 17 professors and engineers with her research team, the team dedicates to theoretical research and system implementation in the fields of intelligent operation optimization theory and methods of manufacturing systems, manufacturing IoT technologies and devices, and equipment health monitoring, etc.
Opening Keynote I: Friday, July 9, 2021, 10:00 – 10:40 am
Dr. Zhenyu (James) Kong
Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
Dr. Zhenyu (James) Kong is currently a professor with the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech. Prior to joining Virginia Tech in 2013, he had been a faculty member with the School of Industrial Engineering and Management at Oklahoma State University since 2006. He also worked as a senior research engineer in Dimensional Control Systems Inc., Troy, Michigan, from 2004 to 2006. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Industrial and System Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004, and his B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Harbin Institute of Technology, China, in 1993 and 1995, respectively. His research focuses on sensing/analytics/control for advanced manufacturing, and modeling/synthesis/diagnosis for large and complex manufacturing systems. His research contributions have been recognized by eight Best Papers/Poster awards in IISE annual conference, INFORMS annual meeting, and IISE Transactions, and featured four times by IISE magazine. His external research funding amounts to over ~$15M with personal share of ~$5M sponsored by the federal agencies such as NSF, DoE, and DoD, as well as industries. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles. He has been honored with several awards including Fellow of Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) in 2020, Dean’s Award for Research Excellence in 2019, College of Engineering, Virginia Tech; and Halliburton Outstanding Faculty Award in 2013, College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology, Oklahoma State University.
Keynote II: Friday, July 9, 2021, 10:40 – 11:20 am
Dr. Cyrille Breard
Principal Noise Engineering Lead
Shanghai Aircraft Design & Research Institute – COMAC
Cyrille Breard is currently holding the position of C919 program Noise & Emission Manager at Shanghai Aircraft Design and Research Institute (SADRI), the product development branch of Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd (COMAC).
Current development activities cover community noise, cabin comfort, ramp noise and sonic fatigue as well as emission. And top of his responsibilities, he is extremely involved in broad activities across the company, such as marketing research, flight test center, risk management, system requirements, organization change. He provides technical advices to China member during Civil Aviation Environmental Protection meeting under UN/ICAO for noise and emission.
In 2012, he was awarded by the Recruitment Program of Global Experts. In September 2012, he received the National Friendship Award from the Chinese government. Between 2005 and 2010, he managed and participated to several aero-acoustic research development programs at the Boeing Company. Most of those projects directly impacted acoustic liner design of the Boeing 787 and 747-8 airplanes through the Quiet Technology demonstrator in partnership with GE, Goodrich, ANA and NASA. In 2001, he was a senior Engineer at Analytical Methods (USA). In 1997, he was a research Associate at Imperial College at the Rolls-Royce research center of Vibration Engineering (UK). He obtained his PHD diploma from the University of Le Havre (France) in 1996 and performed doctoral and post-doctoral research projects at National Technical University of Athens (Greece).
In addition, he obtained Technical Management MBA degree from the Foster Business School of the University of Washington (USA) in 2010. He is a senior member of AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics)
11:20 – 11:30 – Break
Keynote III: Friday, July 9, 2021, 11:30 am – 12:10 pm
Dr. NG Szu Hui
Associate Professor and Acting Head
Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Management
National University of Singapore
Szu-Hui Ng received the PhD degree from the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University Michigan. She is currently an associate professor and acting head in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the National University of Singapore. Her research interests include quality engineering, design of experiments, and simulation. She has published a number of papers in these areas.
Keynote IV: Friday, July 9, 2021, 12:10 – 12:50 pm
Dr. Xin (Vincent) Guo
Director of Business Development
Siemens Digital Industries Software
Dr. Xin Guo is a Director of Business Development in the digital manufacturing segment of Siemens Digital Industries Software. He is a part of the global team that is responsible for product and sales strategy in Siemens’ manufacturing simulation and validation portfolio of industrial robotics, automation equipment, and human operations. He works with product management and R&D department in Israel, USA, and Germany on digital enterprise solutions, process simulation and validation of automation, offline programming of robotics, virtual commissioning of production lines, as well as the application and innovation in traditional and new energy cars, electronics, heavy equipment, aerospace, and other legacy or emerging verticals. Before joining Siemens Digital Industries Software, Dr. Guo was a director in Siemens’ corporate venture capital unit Next47 and Siemens’ central innovation organization Corporate Technology (now known as Siemens Technology). He was leading the investment, technology incubation, and partnership with start-up companies in advanced manufacturing, energy, and healthcare sectors. Dr. Guo received his PhD and MS from California Institute of Technology (Caltech) after he obtained BS in Peking University.
ID 57 Advanced Robotics and Artificial Intelligence with the Digital Twin of Production for the Factory of the Future
Xin Guo, Strategy and Portfolio Management, Digital Manufacturing Segment, Siemens Digital Industries Software, Shanghai, 200082, P. R. China
Moshe Schwimmer, Strategy and Portfolio Management, Digital Manufacturing Segment, Siemens Digital Industries Software, 2 Negev St. Airport City 7010000, Israel
Saturday, July 10
Welcome Address: Saturday, July 10, 2021, 9:45 – 10:00 am
Keynote V: Saturday, July 10, 2021, 10:00 – 10:40 am
Dr. Saso Krstovski, MBB
Lean Manufacturing Coach /Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Van Dyke Transmission Plant
Ford Motor Company, Michigan, USA
Dr. Saso Krstovski works for Ford Motor Company – Van Dyke Transmission Plant as a Lean Manufacturing Coach and Six-Sigma Master Black Belt. With over twenty years of service with Ford Motor Company, Dr. Krstovski has held a multitude of engineering assignments, which includes time working as a Test Engineer, Launch Test Engineer, and Electrical Control Engineer. During his time with Ford Motor Company, Dr. Krstovski has worked in several plant environments and skill teams such as Dearborn Tool & Die Plant, Information Technology, and has held front-line supervision roles managing hourly UAW-Ford production employees. This exposure to new work concepts within Ford has allowed Dr. Krstovski to amass a holistic approach to engineering. As such, Dr. Krstovski has gained an extensive understanding of the Six-Sigma methodologies. As a detail oriented and data-driven engineer, Dr. Krstovski is an invaluable contributor to Ford Motor Company. He is highly distinguished and skilled with problem identification and resolution to avoid time and cost expenditures. Dr. Krstovski recently joined Lawrence Technological University as an Adjunct Professor and is currently teaching in the Engineering Department. Dr. Krstovski’s research interests lie in the area of System Optimization. He continues to collaborate actively with researchers at several universities. Dr. Krstovski provides guidance globally to doctoral candidates on dissertation direction. He graduated from Lawrence Technological University with a Doctorate of Engineering in Manufacturing Systems (DEMS). In addition, to his doctorate degree, Dr. Krstovski has a Masters in Electrical Computer Controlled Systems and a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from Wayne State University. Dr. Krstovski has authored several publications and scientific articles on various engineering topics.
Keynote VI: Saturday, July 10, 2021, 10:40 – 11:20 am
Prof. Ruth Banomyong
Thammasat Business School
Seamless Logistics Development in ASEAN
Ruth Banomyong is currently Dean at the Faculty of Commerce & Accountancy (a.k.a. Thammasat Business School), Thammasat University in Thailand. He is a Professor in the Department of International Business, Logistics and Transport Management. Ruth Banomyong is on the board of WICE Logistics (Public) Co. Ltd. and 2 other companies. He was a board member of the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand. Prof Banomyong received a graduate degree and an undergraduate degree from Université Paris 1, an undergraduate degree from Lycee Michelet and a doctorate from Cardiff Business School. His primary research interests are in the fields of multimodal transport, international logistics, logistics policy development and supply chain performance measurements. He also has a diploma to teach muay thai (thai boxing).
11:20 – 11:30 – Break
Keynote VII: Saturday, July 10, 2021, 11:30 am – 12:10 pm
Dr. Xinlong Wang
Dr. Xinlong Wang is a world expert in 3D geometric modeling, visualization, computer vision and numerical grid technologies, working as a development leader of the JANPOS company in Ningbo, China. In 1997, he graduated from Harbin Institute of Technology with a Doctor of Engineering degree. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Tsinghua University, Northwestern University and University of Utah. His main research areas are computer graphics, visualization of scientific computation and graphics and image simulation. Later, he joined the U.S. industry and worked as a product development engineer and senior engineer for CD-adapco and ANSYS /Fluent, where he was engaged in the development of computational fluid dynamics software, mainly responsible for geometric modeling and discretization.
Over the past 20 years, Dr. Wang Xinlong’s work has spanned both academic and engineering fields. He has not only participated in a number of key and major projects of the 7th and 8th Five-year Plan and the 863 Program of China, but also served as the principal of the sub-project of CIMS engineering projects of some famous large state-owned enterprises, published more than 30 academic papers and obtained a number of invention patents.
In recent years, he mainly engaged in technical consulting projects related to industrial automation, involving the fields of graphics and image processing, computer vision, and artificial intelligence.
Keynote VIII: Saturday, July 10, 2021, 12:10 – 12:50 pm
Prof. George Q. Huang, BEng PhD CEng FASME FIET FHKIE FCILT MIIE
Chair Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Head of Department
Director of HKU-ZIRI Laboratory of Physical Internet
Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China
Prof. George G.Q. Huang is Chair Professor and Head of Department in Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, The University of Hong Kong. He gained his BEng and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Southeast University (China) and Cardiff University (UK) respectively. He has conducted research projects in the field of Physical Internet (Internet of Things) for Manufacturing and Logistics with substantial government and industrial grants. He has published extensively including over two hundred refereed journal papers in addition to over 200 conference papers and ten monographs, edited reference books and conference proceedings. His research works have been widely cited in the relevant field. He serves as associate editors and editorial members for several international journals. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), a fellow of ASME, HKIE, IET and CILT, and member of IIE.
Prof. George G.Q. Huang has been serving on editorial boards of a number of international journals. He is Editor for Asia Pacific for International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Associate Editor of International Journal of Production Research, Area Editor for Business & Management for International Journal of Research in Engineering Design, and Associate Editor for Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing.
Prof. George G.Q. Huang received 2014 First-Class Guangdong Province (Department of Science and Technology) on “Mass-Customized Design and Production System”, 2007 First-Class Natural Science Award from Chinese Ministry of Education on “Service-oriented manufacturing execution in extended enterprises”, 2007 Outstanding Young Researcher Award (Overseas) from Natural Science Foundation of China and 2001 The University of Hong Kong Outstanding Young Researcher Award.
Sunday, July 11
Keynote IX: Sunday, July 11, 2021, 9:40 – 10:20 am
Vice President of Quality, ZF Division U. Electronics & ADAS
Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA
Jd is a ZF VP of Quality for their Electronics & ADAS Division U. This role came on the heels of the BorgWarner (BW) purchase of Delphi Technologies where Jd was the global VP of Quality and Warranty. Jd was also a VP of Operations – Americas for SAF Holland and the SVP of Quality, Lean and EHS for Accuride. Four Accuride sites won the AME Excellence Award and one site won the Industry Week Best Manufacturing Plant of the Year. In 2020, Jd was inducted into the inaugural USA’s Women In Manufacturing (WiM) Hall of Fame. Jd is an ASQ Fellow, Shainin Medalist, CMQ/OE, CQE, CSSBB and MBB. She is also an ASQ Certified Trainer, STEP Ahead Awardee, and in 2018, was recognized by Crain’s as a notable Woman in Manufacturing. She holds a BSE and MSA. Jd is a Past-Chair of the ASQ QMD. She currently supports the ASQ QMD in a variety of capacities. Jd has co-authored several books and articles on Lean and Quality Systems; most notably, Accuride Corporation’s Lean Management 50-50-20 as well as a small vignette depicting their family’s journey with autism, A Sample Size of One.
Keynote X: Sunday, July 11, 2021, 10:20 – 11:00 am
Dr. Sri Talluri
Hoagland-Metzler Endowed Professor in Purchasing and SCM
Department of Supply Chain Management
Broad College of Business
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan, USA
Sri Talluri earned the B. S. degree in mechanical engineering in India in 1989, the M. S. degree in industrial and manufacturing systems engineering and the Ph. D. degree in production and operations management from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1992 and 1996, respectively. He is the Hoagland-Metzler Endowed Professor and Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at Michigan State University. His research interests are in the areas of supply risk, buyer-supplier relationships and supply contracts, sustainability in supply chains, technology management, and performance evaluation. Sri’s methodological expertise lies in the areas of optimization methods (deterministic and stochastic models), game theory, empirical methods (statistical models), and data envelopment analysis. He has more than 100 journal publications in a variety of top-tier academic journals including the IIE Transactions, Decision Sciences, Production and Operations Management Journal, Journal of Operations Management, International Journal of Production Research, European Journal of Operational Research, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, and has presented papers in various national and international conferences. Sri has over 11,000 citations of his work and an h-index of 48.
In journal articles published in 2013, 2015, and 2020, Sri was ranked as a top 20 (rank # 17) researcher worldwide in terms of the impact of his work in the domain of data envelopment analysis (Liu, J.S., Lu, Y. Y., Lu, W.M., and Lin, B.J. Data envelopment analysis 1978-2010: A citation-based literature survey, OMEGA, 41, pp. 3-15, 2013), top 1% researcher worldwide in the area of operations management based on publications in elite journals (Shang, G., Saladin, B., Fry, T., and Donohue, J. Twenty-Six Years of Operations Management Research (1985 – 2010): Authorship Patterns and Research Constituents in Eleven Top Rated Journals, International Journal of Production Research, 53(20), pp. 6161 – 6197, 2015), and top 1% management scholar globally based on citations and impact in a study conducted by Stanford University researchers (Bass, J., Boyack, K., and Ioannids, J. P. A. Updated Science-Wide Author Databases of Standardized Citation Indicators, PLOS Journal, 2020, DOI: 10.17632/btchxktzyw.2), respectively. Sri has delivered invited presentations at various countries that include Australia, United Kingdom, Spain, India, France, Portugal, United Arab Emirates, China, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Italy, Peru, New Zealand, Finland, and Switzerland. His research is funded by companies and organizations such as Dow Chemical, Lear Corporation, CIBER, McNeil Healthcare, and Center for Advanced Purchasing Studies (CAPS). His consulting experience includes a variety of companies in the area of supply chain optimization, which include SAP, Chrysler, ArcBest, Johnson and Johnson, Accenture, and Dash Optimization.
Dr. Talluri was designated as a Fellow of the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) in 2019. He is one of the 116 fellows of DSI over the 50-year rich history of the organization. Sri was also a Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Business and Economics for the year 2016-2017, and currently holds the position of Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He was the recipient of the Dean’s Research Excellence Award in 2019, and John D. and Dortha J. Withrow Endowed Emerging Scholar Award for outstanding scholarly contributions in 2004. Sri currently serves as the Co-Editor in Chief of the Decision Sciences Journal. He was the past Department Editor at the IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management and a member of various editorial boards at top-tier journals. He served as the Conference Chair for the 47th Annual Decision Sciences Institute Conference, Track Chair for Supply Chain Management at the 14th and 16th Annual Production and Operations Management Conferences, and the Track Chair for Sourcing Management for the 18th Annual POMS Conference. In addition, he was the Associate Executive Director for POMS from 2006-2009. He is a member of honor societies, such as Alpha Pi Mu & Phi Kappa Phi, and professional organizations, which include the DSI, the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS), and the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS).
Professor Talluri has more than 20 years of teaching experience and has taught a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses in the areas of supply chain management, operations management, operations research/management science, and statistics.
Keynote XI: Sunday, July 11, 2021, 11:00 – 11:40 am
Dr. Lu ZHEN
Dean and Professor
School of Management
Lu Zhen is a Professor and Dean in the School of Management at Shanghai University. He got his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2003 and 2008, respectively. He worked at National University of Singapore as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow before joining Shanghai University in 2011 as Assistant Professor, and was promoted as Associate Professor and Full Professor after half a year and one year, respectively. His research interests include logistics and supply chain management, operations research, optimization in port and shipping management, and knowledge management. He has published 80 SCI and SSCI journal papers on some reputable journals such as Transportation Science, Transportation Research Part B, Naval Research Logistics, and IISE Transactions. He is the PI of 15 projects including five at the national level. He has served as an associate editor or an editorial board member of five SCI/SSC journals such as Transportation Research Part B, Journal of the Operational Research, Computers & Operations Research; and he is also the Fellow of the Operational Research Society (U.K.). He has been awarded National Funds for Distinguished Young Scientists in China, National Funds for Outstanding Young Scientists in China, Changjiang Young Scholar in China, and etc.
Keynote XII: Sunday, July 11, 2021, 11:40 am – 12:20 pm
Dr. Pengxiang Wang
School of Energy Science and Engineering
Harbin Institute of Technology
Dr. Pengxiang Wang is currently an Associate Professor of School of Energy Science and Engineering at Harbin Institute of Technology. Dr. Wang received his Ph.D degree from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee in 2011. Prior to joining HIT in 2015, he was a postdoctoral scholar in Aerospace Engineering Department at Penn State University. He is now focusing his research interests on the applications of big data and data analysis on the energy conversion and utilization. In addition, he works on the studies including numerical simulations of combustion and reacting flow, modelling and numerical simulation of multi-physics process including plasma, ALD, and multi-scale numerical method, et. al.
Keynote XIII: Sunday, July 11, 2021, 12:20 – 1:00 pm
Dr. Yuchun Xu
Professor and Chair in Manufacturing
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Aston Institute of Urban Technology and the Environment (ASTUTE)
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Professor Yuchun Xu is a Chair in Manufacturing, leader of two interdisciplinary research themes Digital Engineering, and Circular Economy at Aston University. His research is mainly focused on Smart Manufacturing, Remanufacturing, Life Cycle Engineering and Cost Modeling/Analysis. Prof Xu’s research is sponsored by EPSRC, Innovate UK and EU H2020, FP7 etc. with total profile over £25M. His research closely links with industry to address the challenges associated with Smart Factory, Asset Management, and Circular Economy. His industrial collaborators include Manufacturing Technology Centre, Airbus, Rolls-Royce, QinetiQ and Network Rail etc.
Professor Xu has published over 70 papers largely in leading peer reviewed journals. He is the Member of EPSRC & STFC Peer Review College, the editorial board member and peer reviewer of several leading international journals. Prof Xu regularly serves as the technical and programme committee member and sessions chair of leading international conferences.
Professor Xu’s research interests include Digital Product Development & Manufacturing, Smart Manufacturing & Automation, Remanufacturing & Life Cycle Engineering, Cost Modelling & Engineering-Economic Analysis.
He received Ph.D. in Manufacturing Engineering in 1999 and BEng (1st Hons) in Automotive Engineering in 1993 from Harbin Institute of Technology, China.
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