Jan Shi elected Academician of the International Academy for Quality

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Jianjun Shi, the Carolyn J. Stewart Chair and Professor at the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering, was elected an Academician of the International Academy for Quality (IAQ) based upon his “knowledge, leadership experience, and accomplishments.”  Shi delivered his acceptance speech at the European Organization for Quality Congress in Tallinn, Estonia on June 19, 2013.

The Mission of the IAQ is to “fully utilize the leadership of the Academicians worldwide, individually and in teams, to advance worldwide, the knowledge, understanding and communication of the philosophy, theory and practice of all activities involved in achieving quality for the benefit of people.”

Shi also gave a keynote lecture on “Data Fusion for In-Process Quality Improvement” during the 5th Manufacturing Engineering Society International Conference in Spain on June 26.

Shi received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering at the Beijing Institute of Technology in 1984 and 1987 respectively, and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan in 1992.

His research interests focus on system informatics and control for the design and operational improvements of manufacturing and service systems. He is one of the early pioneers in the field. Shi is a Fellow of INFORMS, IIE, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineering, and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute.  He is also a past recipient of the National Science Foundation Career Award and the IIE Albert G. Holzman Distinguished Educator Award.


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