keynote speaker I


Prof. Adam Skorek
University of Québec at Trois-Rivières

Adam W. Skorek (M'88–SM'90–F'09) received the Eng. and M.S. degrees from Białystok Technical University, Białystok, Poland, in 1980, and the Doctor of Technical Sciences degree from Warsaw Technical University, Warsaw, Poland, in 1983.,From 1983 to 1987, he was an Adjunct Professor with both Białystok Technical University and the Institute of Telecommunications of Oran, Algeria. In 1987, he joined the Université du Québec à Trois Rivières, Trois Rivières, QC, Canada, where he is currently a Professor and the former Head of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department as well as a Member of the Board of Governors nominated by the Government of Quebec. He has authored or coauthored over 100 papers on various aspects of electrothermal phenomena. From 2006 to 2009, he has been a Visiting Professor with Białystok Technical University.,Prof. Skorek is Registered Engineer in Poland. He is a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada.(Based on document published on 2 June 2009)

keynote speaker Ii

Prof. Zhibin Jiang
Shanghai Jiaotong University

Speech Title: Industrial Engineering for Intelligent Manufacturing:Challenges, Opportunities and Trends
Abstract: Industrial Engineering (IE) originated from manufacturing industries and have played very important roles in the development of worldwide manufacturing industries in improving productivity, reducing cost, ensuring quality, and raising service level. With the emerging of Industry 4.0, we have entered the age of intelligent manufacturing, which is driven by new information and communication technologies (ICTs) and highly changing customer demands, especially that for personalized products. From angles of underlying ICTs, new manufacturing technologies, and new market environment, this talk presents the new features of intelligent manufacturing such as smart products, complex time-varying systems, intelligent production, manufacturing servitization, and customized and even personalized manufacturing. Then, it addresses key challenges to IE in multi-dimensional manufacturing resource integration, IoT based production process control, intelligent coordination of human-machine, operation management for servitized manufacturing, big data analytic based decision making, and supportive management for intelligent products, etc. Finally, this talk proposes some key trends for IE from main academic fields such as facility planning and production system design, ergonomics and human factors, production planning and control, and quality management and control.

Dr. Zhibin Jiang is Chang Jiang Scholar Chair Professor of Ministry of Education (MOE), China. He is a fellow and the former Regional Vice President of Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers for Asia. He is the Distinguished Professor of Antai College of Economics & Management and the Dean of the Smart Manufacturing and Service Management (the Sino-US Global Logistics Institute), Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China. He was the former Head of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management of SJTU from 2001 to 2018 and the former Director of Academic Affairs Office from 2007 to 2014, SJTU. He is the Vice President of Advisory Committee of Industrial Engineering Undergraduate Program of MOE, the Vice Chairman of Chinese Industrial Engineering Society, and AE or member of editorial board of five IE related international journals.
His research interests include the operation management of complex production and service system, service-oriented manufacturing management, and healthcare service and hospital management. He has authored 5 books and published over 320 papers, including more than 120 papers in refereed international journals. He has been listed as Elsevier Most Cited Chinese Scholars in the field of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering successively 4 years from 2014 to 2018.


keynote speaker III

Prof Alec Morton
University of Strathclyde

Alec Morton is Professor of Management Science at the University of Strathclyde. He has degrees from the University of Manchester and the University of Strathclyde. He has worked for Singapore Airlines, the National University of Singapore, and the London School of Economics, has held visiting positions at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Aalto University in Helsinki, the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in Hefei, and the National Audit Office and is a member of the International Decision Support Initiative. His main interests are in decision analysis and health economics. His research is funded by the European Commission, the Department of Health, the Medical Research Council and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, and the Chief Scientist's Office of the Scottish NHS.

Alec has been active in the INFORMS Decision Analysis Society, EURO and ISPOR. He is on the Editorial Board of Decision Analysis and is an Associate Editor for the EURO Journal on Decision Processes, the Transactions of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, and OR Spectrum. Past consulting clients include the National Audit Office, the Department of Health, the Environment Agency, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria. His papers have won awards from the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research and the Society for Risk Analysis. His book Portfolio Decision Analysis with Jeff Keisler and Ahti Salo won the INFORMS Decision Analysis Society publication award in 2013 and his paper "CUT: A Multicriteria Approach for Concavifiable Preferences" (with Nikos Argyris and Jose Figueira) was a finalist for the same prize in 2016 .

keynote speaker IV

Prof. Chen-Fu Chien
National Tsing Hua University

Dr. Chen-Fu Chien was born in 1966 in Taiwan, R.O.C. He received B.S. with double majors in Industrial Engineering and Electrical Engineering with the Phi Tao Phi Honor from National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) in 1990. He then served military obligation as a Lieutenant in the Army Armor School and retired with the Medal of Loyalty and Diligence in 1992. He received M.S. in Industrial Engineering and Ph.D. of Decision Sciences and Operations Research with two minors in Statistics and Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, U.S.A., in 1994 and 1996, respectively. He was a Fulbright Scholar in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, UC Berkeley, from 2002 to 2003. He also received the Executive Training of PCMPCL from Harvard Business School (2007).

He is a Tsing Hua Chair Professor and Vice President and Chief of Staff, in NTHU, Taiwan since 2010. He joined the Department of Industrial Engineering, NTHU as Assistant Professor in 1996. He had been an Associate Professor from 1999 to 2003 and a Full Professor from 2003 to 2010. Then, he has become a Tsinghua Distinguished Professor since 2010. He also teaches EMBA in the School of Technology Management in NTHU. He was a Visiting Professor in Institute for Manufacturing, Cambridge University in 2004, 2005, and 2011 (sponsored by Royal Society, UK), a Visiting Professor in Beijing Tsinghua University in 2004 (sponsored by Chinese Development Foundation), and a Visiting Professor in Waseda University in 2005 (sponsored by Japan Interchange Association Young Scholar Fellowship).

His research mainly concerns the development of better analytical methods (Decision Analysis, OR, and Statistics) and solutions (implemented in terms of IT, e.g. DSS, Data Mining, Genetic Algorithm) for high-tech companies confronting with decision problems involved in strategy, manufacturing, and technology that are characterized by uncertain (incomplete information or Big data) and a need for tradeoff among various objectives and justification for the decisions. Dr. Chien and his Decision Analysis Lab Associates have been actively involved in many university-industry collaborative research projects in the high-tech industries including semiconductor manufacturing, solar, LED, and computers in which they employ their expertise in solving real problems with domain experts. From 2005 to 2008, he had been on-leave to serve as the Deputy Director of Industrial Engineering Division in Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company. Dr. Chien has applied several invention patents for semiconductor manufacturing methodologies, seven of which have been granted.

Dr. Chien has received many awards including the Management of Technology Award (DALab) from Chinese Society for Management of Technology (2017), the Outstanding Research Award from Ministry of Science & Technology (2017), the Executive Yuan Award for Outstanding Science & Technology (2016), the National Quality Award from the Executive Yuan (2012), twice Distinguished Research Award (2007, 2011), Tier-One Principal Investigator (2005-2008), and Best Research Awards from the National Science Council, University Industrial Contribution Award from Ministry of Economic Affairs for Individual Contribution (2009) and Group Contribution (2010), Distinguished University-Industry Collaborative Research Award from the Ministry of Education (2001), Distinguished Young Faculty Research Award (2001) and Distinguished University-Industry Collaborative Research Award (2007) by NTHU, Best Paper Award (2001), Distinguished Young Industrial Engineer Award (2001), IE Medal (2010) from Chinese Institute of Industrial Engineers, Best Engineering Paper Award (2002) and Distinguished Engineering Professor (2010) by Chinese Institute of Engineers, TSMC-NTHU Faculty Semiconductor Research Grant (2004), and the Lu, Feng-Chang Award from Chinese Management Association (2007).

Dr. Chien is a member of IEEE, IIE, CIIE, CIDS, and CSMOT and is a Board Member of CIIE and CIDS. Dr. Chien has served as the Steering Committee of the Industrial Engineering and Management Program in National Science Council since 2002. He was a guest editor for IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, International Journal of Business, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Service Technology and Management, Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, and OR Spectrum. He is currently Board Member of Computers and Industrial Engineering, Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, Area Editor for Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal and Advisory Board of OR Spectrum. He is also on the editorial board for International Journal of Operational Research (UK), Journal of the Chinese Institute of Industrial Engineers (EI/TSSCI), Sun Yat-Sen Management Review (TSSCI), Journal of Management and Systems (TSSCI), and Journal of Quality (EI).

keynote speaker V

Prof. Szu-Hui Ng
National University of Singapore, Singapore

Dr. Szu Hui NG is Associate Professor and Head at the Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Management, National University of Singapore (NUS). She is also a Fellow at the Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation (GCMD). She holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan. Prior to joining NUS, she was a Research Fellow at the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (Agency for Science, Technology and Research), and a Visiting Research Fellow at INSEAD. Her research interests include computer simulation analysis and optimization, applications of simulation to maritime transportation and maritime transport emissions and efficiency. She has over 55 internationally-refereed journal publications in these areas and sits on the editorial boards of several leading journals in simulation. She has given several keynote talks at international conferences and has been invited as a panellist at several international conferences and workshops.

Szu Hui has been active in maritime research since joining NUS, completing various projects on shipping emissions and decarbonization, and on shipping network design and operations management for various government agencies and shipping companies. She is currently the Research Track Leader for shipping transport and efficiency at the Centre of Maritime Studies (CMS), and a research affiliate for maritime transport at the Energy Studies Institute (ESI). She was recently appointed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to a 12-person expert panel to provide an expert review of the Fourth IMO GHG Study. She has also served on several technical committees for the Standards Council of Singapore.