keynote speaker I

Prof. Felix T. S. Chan
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Professor Felix T. S. Chan received his BSc Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Brighton Polytechnic (now University), UK, and obtained his MSc and PhD in Manufacturing Engineering from the Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London, UK. Professor Chan is now working at the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and also serving as Associate Dean (Research) at the Faculty of Engineering. His current research interests are Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Distribution Coordination, Systems Modelling and Simulation, AI Optimisation. To date, he has published 16 book chapters, over 300 refereed international journal papers and 250 peer reviewed international conference papers, h index= 30 under the Web of Science. He is a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong. According to a study lately published in the International Journal of Production Research (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2015.1037935), the study measured the research contributions over a 26-year time frame (1985-2010) of academic institutions and individual authors to the field of Operations Management (OM) based on published articles in 11 top-rated and well-known academic OM journals. Professor Chan was among the top 50 prolific authors list who have made the greatest overall contribution to the field as measured by the number of distributed and shared articles published in the 11 designated journals. Also, Professor Chan was Ranked No. 3 in The top 100 authors as the most productive researchers in the field of Operations Management over the past 10 years (2001-2010).

keynote speaker ii

Prof. Shey-Huei Sheu
Providence University, Taiwan

Professor Shey-Huei Sheu is a Chair Professor of Department of Statistics and Informatics Science at the Providence University. He is an Honorary Chair Professor of the Department of Industrial Management at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. He received his M.S. degree (1979) in applied mathematics from the National Tsing Hua University and his Ph.D. degree (1987) in statistics from the University of Kentucky. He has published in journals such as Naval Research Logistics, Journal of Applied Probability, RAIRO Operations Research, Microelectronics and Reliability, Reliability Engineering and System Safety, International Journal of Systems Science, Quality and Reliability Engineering International, International Journal of Reliability, Quality and Safety Engineering, Journal of the Operational Research Society, European Journal of the Operational Research, Computers and Operation Research, Computers and Industrial Engineering, Quality Engineering, Asia-Pacific Journal of the Operational Research, Communications in Statistics-Theory and Methods, Computers and Mathematics with Applications, Simulation Modeling Practice and Theory, Communications in Statistics-Simulation and Computation, Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, International Journal of Production Economics, Quality Technology and Quantitative Management, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Expert Systems, International Journal of Computer Mathematics, Journal of Applied Statistics, Production Planning and Control, International Journal of Production Research, Applied Mathematical Modelling, IEEE Transactions on Reliability, and Annals of Operations Research.

Title: The generalized age maintenance policies with random working times

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the generalized age maintenance policies for a system with random working times. When the system fails, it is subject to one of two types of failures with age-dependent probability: type I failure can be removed by minimal repair and type II failure must be rectified by replacement. First, the system is preventively replaced before type II failure at time T or at the completion of Nth working projects, whichever occurs first. Two modified models, where the system is preventively replaced before type II failure at time T or at the completion of Nth working projects, whichever occurs last, and it is preventively replaced at the first completion of the working project over time T or at the completion of Nth working projects, whichever occurs first, are considered. By introducing costs due to repairs, maintenance and replacement, the expected cost per unit time is derived as a criterion of optimality and the optimal policy that minimizes that cost is discussed analytically.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER III


Prof.George Zhang
Western Washington University, USA

Professor Zhe George Zhang is a professor of Management Science in the Department of Decision Sciences at Western Washington University and a professor of Operations Management in Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University. He is also visiting professor of Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Zhang received his BS in Computer Science and MA in Economics from Nankai University, China; his MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University; and his PhD in Operations research from the University of Waterloo. Professor Zhang has published many papers in prestigious journals such as Management Science, Operations Research, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, IIE Transactions, IEEE Transactions, Queueing Systems, Journal of Applied Probability. Co-authored with Professor Tian in 2006, he published the research monograph "Vacation Queueing Models - Theory and Applications," the first book on this particular topic (now highly cited). Professor Zhang's research interests include queueing theory and applications and stochastic models for manufacturing and service systems. The main theme of his research is to bridge the gap between theory and application, obtaining unobservable and sometimes counter-intuitive but significant/practical management insights via modeling and quantitative analysis. Currently, he is particularly interested in the quantitative and economic analysis of the congestion problems in urban/mass transportation networks, health/medical care systems, and public service systems with both customer service quality and security concerns. As an expert in data analysis and quantitative modeling, he has consulted in industry and has given research seminars and short lectures at leading universities around the world. He was invited to present plenary or keynote talks in several international conferences.Professor Zhang is the one of Editor-in-Chiefs for new journal Queueing Models and Service Management, aan associate editor of INFOR (Information Systems and Operations Research), and is on the editorial board of several international journals in Operations Research and Management Science.


keynote speaker iv

Prof. TANG Loon Ching
National University of Singapore, Singapore

Professor TANG Loon Ching is a Professor at the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISE) and the Director of Temasek Defence Systems Institute in National University of Singapore (NUS).
LC Tang obtained his PhD in the field of operations research from Cornell University in 1992 under the NUS Overseas Scholarship. He has published widely in many leading international journals in the field of IEOM. He was presented the IIE Transactions 2010 Best Application Paper Award and the prestigious Ralph A. Evans/P.K. McElroy Awards for the best paper presented at 2011 Reliability and Maintainability Symposium. The latter award is widely recognized as a hallmark of excellence in the field of reliability and maintenance engineering the first time, and was the first time it went to authors affiliated to an Asian University in its 58-year history. He has been named 2014 IEOM Outstanding Educator by the IEOM Forum. He is an elected Fellow of the International Society of Engineering Asset Management.
LC Tang is the editor of Quality and Reliability Engineering International and has been on the editorial review board of the Journal of Quality Technology, the flagship journal of American Society for Quality, since 2006, among others. He is the main author of the book: Six Sigma: Advanced Tools for Black Belts and Master Black Belts (which won the inaugural Masing Book Prize by International Academy of Quality); and a co-author of Markov-Modulated Processes and Semiregenerative phenomena. He is one of the founding members of Global Ports Research Alliance, IIE Asian Network and the steering committee of Logistics and Maritime Systems Conference Series; and has served as the General Chair of these conference series.
Besides being active in the forefront of research in Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, LC Tang has also been engaged as consultant/trainer by many government agencies and MNCs in their enterprise transformation initiatives. To-date, he has trained and mentored more than 60 Master Black Belts and provided training to more than 3000 analysts, engineers and managers, from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Israel, China, USA, Indonesia, India and the Philippines in the areas of Lean Six Sigma, Design for Six Sigma, Engineering Asset Management, Operations Research and Reliability Engineering.