Jianjun (Jan) Shi joins Stewart School of ISyE

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Dr. Jianjun "Jan* Shi will join the faculty of Georgia Tech's H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering as the Carolyn J. Stewart Chair of Industrial and Systems Engineering in January 2008, pending approval by the Board of Regents.

"We are delighted to have Professor Shi join our faculty,* said Chelsea C. White III, Stewart School Chair. "Jan is an outstanding international research and development leader in quality science and engineering for complex manufacturing. His innovative research will significantly enhance the School's reputation and impact in manufacturing.*

Professor Shi comes to Georgia Tech from the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan. Shi will remain on the University of Michigan faculty for the fall semester in order to fulfill his teaching obligations, but will be visiting Atlanta throughout the semester.

Professor Shi's research interests focus on the variation modeling, analysis, and control of complex systems. He has developed innovative methodologies for modeling, monitoring, diagnosis, and control for complex systems in a data rich environment. He has produced 21 Ph.D. graduates, 15 of whom have joined IE departments as faculty members, 5 have received NSF CAREER Awards, and one received the PECASE award. He has published more than 100 papers (68 journal papers and collectively received more than 1000 paper citations). He has also worked with industrial companies and served as PI and co-PI of more than 15 million dollars in research grants. He has led various research projects funded by the National Science Foundation, NIST Advanced Technology Program, General Motors, Daimler-Chrysler, Ford, Lockheed-Martin, Honeywell, Pfizer, and various other industrial companies and funding agencies. The technologies developed in his research group have been implemented in various production systems with significant economic impacts.

Professor Shi has received numerous awards and honors. His most recent awards include the NUTN 2007 Distance Education Innovation Award; 2007 Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers; 2007 Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineering, 2007 Monroe-Brown Foundation Research Excellence Award; Sloan-C 2006 Program Profile Award; and the 2006 Best Paper Award at the Industrial Engineering Research Conference.

Professor Shi is the founding chairperson of the Quality, Statistics and Reliability (QSR) Subdivision at INFORMS. He also serves as the Director of Program in Manufacturing, co-Director of Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering, and Director of Laboratory for In-Process Quality Improvement Research (IPQI) at the University of Michigan. He is also the founding Director of the Quality Science Center at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

He is currently serving as the (Interim) Editor of IIE Transactions on Quality and Reliability Engineering, Senior Editor of Chinese Journal of Institute of Industrial Engineering and associate editor for the International Journal of Flexible Manufacturing Systems. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineering (IIE), a Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME), and also a member of ASQ, SME, and ASA.

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


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