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Faculty

Initial Faculty
Chief Scientists
Yu-Chi Ho

Prof. Yu-Chi (Larry) Ho, Academician

Gordon McKay Research Professor of System Engineering, T. Jefferson Coolidge Research Professor of Applied Mathematics. Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University. Academician of US National Academy of Engineering, Foreign Academician of Chinese Academy of Science, Foreign Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering. IEEE Life Fellow. Chief Chair Professor, Tsinghua University.

Yu-Chi Ho received his S.B. and S.M. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. and his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University. Since 1969 he has been professor of Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University.

He has published over 125 articles and six books, one of which (co-authored with A.E. Bryson, Jr.) has been translated into both Russian and Chinese and made the list of Citation Classics as one of the most referenced works on the subject of optimal control. He is on the editorial boards of several international journals and is the founding editor-in-chief of the international Journal on Discrete Event Dynamic Systems. He is the recipient of various fellowships and awards, a Distinguished Member of the IEEE Control Systems Society. In addition to services on various governmental and industrial panels, and professional society administrative bodies, he was the President of the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society in 1988 and co-founder of Network Dynamics, Inc., a software firm specializing in industrial automation.

His research interests ranges from differential games, information structure, multi-person decision analysis, to incentive control, and since 1983, exclusively in discrete event dynamic systems, ordinal optimization, perturbation analysis, and manufacturing automation. He also blogs on ScienceNet China since 2007 on issues of science research and life in the United States. (Yu Chi Ho's Blog)

TamerBasar

Prof. Tamer Başar, Academician

Director of Center for Advanced Study, Swanlund Endowed Chair, CAS Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Professor of Coordinated Science Laboratory, Professor of Information Trust Institute, Professor (affiliate) of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Academician of US National Academy of Engineering, IEEE fellow, Academician of European Academy of Sciences, SIAM fellow, IFAC fellow, Co-Chief Chair Professor of CFINS, Tsinghua University.

Tamer Başar received his B.S.E.E degree from Robert College, Istanbul, 1969, and his M.S., M.Phil, and Ph.D. degrees in engineering and applied science from Yale University, in 1970, 1971 and 1972, respectively. After stints at Harvard University, Marmara Research Institute (Gebze, Turkey), and Bogaziçi University (Istanbul), he joined the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 1981.

Prof. Tamer Başar has broad research interests, including: information technology research; control over wired and wireless networks; usage-limited sensing, estimation, and control; game-theoretic approaches to security in computer networks, including intrusion detection and response; dynamic games and stochastic teams including mean-field games; decentralized and distributed detection and estimation, robustness, resilience and trust in multi-agent systems; networked systems; and cyber-physical systems. He has over 600 publications in systems, control, communications, and dynamic games, including books on non-cooperative dynamic game theory, robust control, network security, wireless and communication networks, and stochastic networks. He is also the recipient of various recognitions and awards. He is a Distinguished Member of the IEEE Control Systems Society (IEEE CSS) and received the George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award (of IEEE CSS). He has also received the IEEE Millennium Medal, Bode Lecture Prize (of IEEE CSS), IEEE Control Systems (Field) Award, Georgio Quazza Medal of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), Isaacs Award of the International Society of Dynamic Games (ISDG), and Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award of the American Automatic Control Council (AACC). He has been the president of ISDG, IEEE CSS, and AACC.

Jian Song

Dr. Jian Song, Academician

Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, Academician of Chinese Academy of Science, Foreign Academician of US National Academy of Engineering. Chair Professor, Tsinghua University.

Dr. Jian Song holds a degree in Engineering and a Ph.D. (Candidate of Science) from MBTY, Moscow, and a Doctor of Science Degree from the Moscow National Technical University. He is a member of Russian Academy of Sciences, Swedish Royal Academy of Technical Sciences (IVA), and others.

Over the last four decades he has made significant contributions to an array of disciplines. Dr. Jian Song was responsible for initiating and conducting the nation's "Sparks Program", which aimed at alleviating rural poverty and developing rural/township enterprises throughout China. He has also initiated and guided the nation's "Torch Program", which spearheaded the development of high tech industries through the establishment of 53 science parks across China.

Dr. Jian Song has authored, co-authored, or edited 11 books and has written and published approximately one hundred scientific articles. He has received numerous National Awards on Contribution to Science-Technology development and accomplishments in Engineering Sciences and Mathematics. He has also received the Albert Einstein Award (1987), which is the highest recognition by the International Association for Mathematical Modeling for individual science achievements.

Chair Professors
Peter B. Luh

Prof. Peter B. Luh

B.S., Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University, 1973. M.S., Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1977. Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, Harvard University, 1980.

Fellow, IEEE. Member, Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE). Senior Member, Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). Member, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). Senior Member, Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE). Member, Sigma Xi. Council Member, Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) (2000-2005). Member, Administrative Committee for IEEE Robotics & Automation Society (1992-1997).

IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, Technical/Associate Editor (1990-1994), Editor (1995-1999), Editor-in-Chief (1999-2003); IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, Founding Editor-in-Chief (2003-2008); Discrete Event Dynamic Systems: Theory and Applications(DEDS), Associate Editor (1999-present); IIE Transactions on Design and Manufacturing, Associate Editor (1997-present); International Journal of Intelligent Control and Systems, Associate Editor (1995- 2000); IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, Editor (1996-1999); IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Associate Editor (1989-1991).

His research interests are planning, scheduling, and coordination of design, manufacturing and service activities, schedule and bid optimization and load/price forecasting for power systems, decisionmaking under uncertain, fuzzy, or distributed environments, mathematical optimization for large-scale systems, engineering and socio-economic applications.

Xi-Ren Cao

Prof. Xi-Ren Cao

Received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University, in 1981 and 1984, respectively, where he was a research fellow from 1984 to 1986. He then worked as a principal and consultant engineer/engineering manager at Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC, purchased by HP), U.S.A, until October 1993. Since then, he is a Professor of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong, China. He is the director of the Center for Networking at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He held visiting positions at Harvard University, University of Massachusetts at Amherst (UMass), AT&T Labs, University of Maryland at College Park, University of Notre Dame, Tsinghua University, University of Science and Technology of China, and other universities.

Dr. Cao owns three patents in data and tele-communications and published two books: Realization Probabilities - the Dynamics of Queuing Systems, Springer Verlag, 1994, and Perturbation Analysis of Discrete-Event Dynamic Systems, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1991 (co-authored with Prof. Yu-Chi (Larry) Ho). He received the Outstanding Transactions Paper Award from the IEEE Control Systems Society in 1987 and the Outstanding Publication Award from the Institution of Management Science in 1990. He is a Fellow of IEEE, Chairman of the IEEE Fellow Evaluation Committee of the IEEE Control Systems Society, Editor-in-Chief of Discrete Event Dynamic Systems: Theory and Applications(DEDS): Theory and Applications, Associate Editor at Large of IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, member of the Board of Governors of IEEE Control Systems Society, member of IFAC Technical Board, and chairman of IFAC Coordinating Committee on Systems and Signals. He has been served as associate editor of a number of international journals and chairman of a few technical committees of international professional societies.

His current research areas include discrete event dynamic systems, stochastic learning and optimization theory, performance analysis of communication systems, and signal processing.

Wei-Bo Gong

Prof. Wei-Bo Gong

S.M., Harvard University, 1985; Ph.D., 1987. Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Massachusetts at Amherst (UMass). Adjunct Professor, Department of Computer Science.

IEEE Control Systems Society Networking and Communication Technical Committee chair. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control George Axelby Outstanding Paper Award, 1997. IEEE Fellow, 1999.

Research interests: statistical intrusion detection, computer system vulnerability modeling, high dimensional data clustering for computer security and modeling, analysis of network control algorithms, fluid simulation of high speed networks, rational interpolation for QoS in high speed networks, switch/router analysis, wavelength routing and restoration, hierarchical simulation method and theory.

Hou-Min Yan

Prof. Hou-Min Yan

He received his B.S. and M.S. from Tsinghua University and his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. He is a member of Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).

Houmin Yan is the Chair Professor of Management Sciences and the Dean of Business School at the City University of Hong Kong. Houmin Yan was a professor at the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), where he directs the Executive Master of Science Program in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and the Laboratory for Supply Chain Management and Enterprise Resource Planning. He was a tenured Associate Professor at the School of Management, the University of Texas at Dallas.

In 2004, his paper (co-authored with Gan and Sethi) Coordination of Supply Chains with Risk-Averse Agents (POM, Vol. 13, 2004, 135 -149) received the Wickhan-Skinner Best paper Award from the 2nd World Conference on Production and Operations Management and Production and Operations Management Society (POMS). In 2005, his paper (co-authored with Lee and Tan) Designing An Assembly Process with Stochastic Material Arrivals (Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Transactions, Vol. 35, 2003, 803-815) has been awarded the Best Paper Award for "the focus issues on Operations Engineering for 2003-2004 from the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)".

He has published in journals such as Operations Research, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, IIE Transactions, Production and Operations Management, Journal of Optimization: Theory and Applications, and IEEE Transactions. He consults several high-tech companies, such as Motorola, C&K Systems, and Oriental Power, on issues spanning from production planning and scheduling, supply chain management to business process reengineering.

His main research areas are stochastic models, simulations, and supply chain management.

Xiao-hong Guan

Prof. Xiao-Hong Guan

Chung Kong Professor of Systems Engineering. Director of Center for Intelligent and Networked Systems.

B.S. in Control Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 1982. M.S. in Control Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 1985. Ph. D. in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Connecticut, USA, 1993. Visiting Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, USA, 1999.

Science and Technology Advisory Board, Ministry of Education, China. Editorial Board of Decision and Control, since 2000. Editorial Board of Control Theory and Applications, since 2003. Chair of International Symposium on Intelligent and Networked Systems, 2004. Plenary Speaker of the North America Power Symposium, 1996. IEEE Fellow, since 1994. Associate Editor of Automatica, since 1999.

Christos G. Cassandras

Prof. Christos G. Cassandras

B.S. Yale University, 1977; M.S.E.E. Stanford University, 1978; S.M., Ph.D. Harvard University, 1979, 1982.

Professor, Department of Manufacturing Engineering and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Boston University.

Fellow, IEEE. Senior Member, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). Chair, IEEE Control Systems Society Technical Committee on Control Theory (1994). Chair, IEEE Control Systems Society Working Group on Discrete Event Systems (1989 - 1993). Chair, IFAC Technical Committee on Discrete Event and Hybrid Systems (2002 - present). Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (1998 - present). Editor, Technical Notes and Correspondence, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (1994 - 1998).

Research interests: analysis and control of discrete event and hybrid systems, stochastic control and optimization, performance analysis and production control of manufacturing systems, dynamic control of computer/communication and sensor networks, computer simulation, performance analysis and control of transportation systems and command-control systems.

Resident Members
Qian-Chuan Zhao

Prof. Qian-Chuan Zhao

B.E. (Major Automatic Control) form Tsinghua University, Beijing China, July 1992. B.S. (Minor Applied mathematics) from Tsinghua University, Beijing China, July 1992. Ph.D. (Major Control theory and its applicaitons) from Tsinghua University, Beijing China, July 1996, with Advisor Prof. Zheng Da-Zhong. Visiting scholar at Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, US (worked with Prof. Bruce Krogh). Visiting scholar at Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, US (worked with Prof. Yu-Chi (Larry) Ho).

Associate Editor for Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications (JOTA) since 2002,Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems since 2013.

Research interests: Performance optimization and control for saftey of networked dynamic systems.

Da-Zhong Zheng

Prof. Da-Zhong Zheng

Graduated from Department of Automatic Control (historical), Tsinghua University in 1959 and began to work as a lecturer. Visited State University of New York from 1981 to 1983 and from April to November in 1993. Professor since 1990, Doctorial Advisor since 1993. Associate Director of Department of Automation from 1991 to 1993. Head Teaching Consultant from 1993 to 2000. Director of Teaching Committee, Department of Automation from 1993 to 2002. Principal of Doctorial Program "Control Theory & Control Engineering" from 1995 to 2002. Retired in October 2002, and invited as consultant.

Research interests: linear system theory, rubustness of control system, algebraic methodology of discrete event dynamic system, hybrid dynamic system, hybrid power system.

Shu-Ning Wang

Prof. Shu-Ning Wang

Bachelor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Hunan University, 1982. Master and Ph.D, Automatic Control, Huazhong University of Science and Technology respectively in 1984 and 1988. Promoted as Associate Profession, Profession and Doctorial Advisor, Automatic Control, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, in 1992, 1994 and 1995. Transfered to Tsinghua UniversityDepartment of Automation in 1996.

Member, Chinese AI Association. Editor of Journal of Systems Engineering.

Research interests: system recognition and parameter evaluation. Theory, algorithm and application of optimization. Control and decision analysis.

Zuo Zhang

Prof. Zuo Zhang

B.E., Department of Automation, Tsinghua University (1984.9-1989.7). M.E., Department of Automation, Tsinghua University (1989.9-1991.7). Ph.D, Department of Automation, Tsinghua University (1991.9-1995.12). Lecturer, Tsinghua University (1995.12-1998.7). Associate Professor, Tsinghua University since 1998.8. Visiting Scholar of GSAS, Harvard University (1999.9-2000.7). Associate Dean of Tsinghua University.

IEEE member since 1992.1. Member, Intelligent Information Network Section, Chinese AI Association, since 2001.12.

Research interests: Modeling, performance analysis and optimization of complex systems. Intelligent transportation systems. Undergraduate Education.

Prof. Shi-Ji Song

Ling Wang

Prof. Ling Wang

Ling Wang (1972.8-), Male, Born in Jiangsu Province. He received the B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1995 and 1999, respectively. Since 1999, he has been with Department of Automation, Tsinghua University, where he became Full Professor and Ph.D. Supervisor in 2008. Supported by Chinese Government he acted as Visiting Scholar at Department of IOE, University of Michigan, in 2007. Now, Professor Wang is the Standing Director of Beijing Automation Association and Scheduling Association of Chinese Operations Research Society, and the Committee Member of Technique Committee of Process Control by Chinese Association of Automation. He also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of TOORJ, the Editorial Board Member of IJAAC, IJAISC, MC, SEC and JOO, and the Referee of many journals including IEEE-TEC, IEEE-TSP, IEEE-TNN, IEEE-TSMC, IEEE-TASE, IEEE-CIM, EJOR, C&OR, C&IE, IJPE, IJPR, DEDS, etc.

Professor Wang’s current research interests are mainly in intelligent optimization, scheduling theory and algorithms. He has been the PI or Investigator of over 20 projects, including NSFC, 973 sub-projects and 863 projects. Dr. Wang has authored 4 academic books, 1 translated book, and more than 200 refereed papers in IEEE-TASE, IEEE-TEC, IEEE-TEM, IEEE-TSMC (A/B), ANOR, C&OR, C&IE, C&CE, INS, IJPE, IJPR, AUTOMATICA, etc, where 112 papers have been indexed by SCI and 195 papers have been indexed by EI and 7 papers have been indexed by ESI. His published papers have been cited over 1900 times by others in SCI database (h index 28), and over 5500 times by others in CNKI citation database, and over 15000 times in Google Scholar citation (h index 45). He was the recipient of the Natural Natural Science Award (Second Place) of China in 2014, of the Natural Science Award (First Place) by the Ministry of Education (MOE) of China in 2003, of the Natural Science Award (Second Place) by the MOE of China in 2007, of the Science and Technology Award (Third Place) by Beijing City in 2008, of the Information Science and Technology Award (Second Place) by CIE, of the Outstanding Dissertation Award (First Place) by Tsinghua University, of the Annual Best Paper Award by ACTA Automatica Sinica, of the Outstanding Paper Award by the IEEE-ICMLC in 2002, of the Excellent Paper by the CCDC in 2004, of the Excellent Paper by the ICT in 2006, of the Best Paper Award by ICIC'2011 and IWACIII'13, of the Excellent Textbooks (Second Place) by Tsinghua University in 2004, 2008 and 2012, and of the Excellent Class Dean (First Place) by Tsinghua University in 2005 and 2006, and of the Outstanding Professor and Mentor of Tsinghua University in 2014. Dr. Wang was the Rising Star of Science and Technology of Beijing City in 2004, Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University by MOE of China in 2009, Academic Young Talent of Tsinghua University in 2009, and Scopus Young Researcher New Star Scientist Award.

Bi-Qing Huang

A. Prof. Bi-Qing Huang

He received the Ph.D degree in 1994 from Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. He was a visiting Professor in Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis from Jan. 2001 to Feb. 2002, a visiting Professor in School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology from Jan. 2000 to Dec. 2000, and a visiting Professor in International Institute for Software Technology, The United Nations University from Nov. 1998 to Jan. 1999.

He is currently an associate professor in Department of Automation, Tsinghua University and Director of Division of Integrated Management and Decision Information Systems, The State CIMS Engineering and Research Center. His research interests include artificial intelligence, grid computing, enterprise integration, service research, and decision support systems, in which over 100 papers and two books have been published.

A. Prof. Zeng-Xiang Lu

Xi Chen

A. Prof. Xi Chen

Ph.D, 2000, Operations research, Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). M.E., B.S., Control theory and its application, Nankai University, respectively in 1989 and 1986.

Teaching Assistant and Lecture, Software Engineering Institute, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (1989.7-1996.9). Post-doctorial fellow, Information Communication Institute, Nanyang Technological University (2000.11-2002.2). Post-doctorial fellow, Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) (2002.3-2003.6). Associate Research Fellow, Center for Intelligent and Networked Systems, Department of Automation, Tsinghua University, since 2003.7.

Research areas: stochastic optimal control, wireless sensor networks.

Lec. Haiming Lu

Qing-Shan Jia

A.Prof. Qing-Shan Jia

B.E. (Major: Automation) from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, Jul. 2002 (Cum Laude). Ph.D. (Major: Control Science and Engineering) from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, Jul. 2006 (Cum Laude), (advisor: Prof. Yu-Chi (Larry) Ho, co-advisor: Prof. Qian-Chuan Zhao). Graduated from Santa Fe Complex Systems Summer School, Qingdao University, Qindao City, Shandong Province, China, Jul. 2004. Lecturer in CFINS, Department of Automation, Tsinghua University, since Aug. 2006. Visiting Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, from Aug. 2006 to Feb. 2007 (supervisor: Prof. Yu-Chi (Larry) Ho).

IEEE Student Member, from Apr. 2002 to Jul. 2006. IEEE member, since Aug. 2006. Reviewer of Discrete Event Dynamic Systems: Theory and Applications(DEDS), since Nov. 2002. Reviewer of IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, since Oct. 2004. Reviewer of Asia Pacific Journal of Operational Research, since Aug. 2006. Reviewer of Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications (JOTA), since Oct. 2006. Reviewer of "Workshop on Discrete Event Systems 2004 (WODES'04)", Apr. 2003. Reviewer of "44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference 2005 (CDC-ECC'05)", Apr. 2005. Reviewer of "2006 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2006)", Nov. 2005. Reviewer of the 6th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation (WCICA2006), Dec. 2005. Reviewer of the 2006 International Conference on Intelligent Computing (ICIC2006), Mar. 2006. Reviewer of the IEEE Conference on Automation Sciences and Engineering 2006 (IEEE CASE 2006), Jun. 2006. Volunteer of the 12th Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)/APS, Jun. 2004. Volunteer of the 2004 International Symposium on Intelligent and Networked Systems (ISINS 2004), Oct. 2004.

Current research interests are simulation-based optimization and agent-based decentralized optimization of complex systems with a specific focus on ordinal optimization.

Li Xia

A. Prof. Li Xia

Received the bachelor degree and the Ph.D. degree both from the department of Automation, Tsinghua University, in 2002 and 2007, respectively. From 2007 to 2009, staff research member in IBM China Research. From 2009 to 2011, postdoctoral research fellow in King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia . From 2011 to 2013, assistant professor in CFINS, Department of Automation, Tsinghua University. From 2013 to present, associate Professor of CFINS, Department of Automation, Tsinghua University.

In 2005, 2006, and 2010, visiting scholar in the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (for 2 years), hosted by Prof. Xi-Ren Cao. In 2010, visiting scholar in University of Waterloo, Canada, hosted by Prof. Pin-Han Ho. Acting as reviewer of international journals including IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, European Journal of Operational Research, IE Transactions, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, etc. IEEE member and the member of Operation Research Society of China.

Research interests include the theory research in stochastic analysis and optimization, queueing theory, discrete event dynamic systems, and the application research in wireless sensor networks, smart building, scheduling and optimization of smart grid, etc.

Visiting Members
Le-Yuan Shi

Prof. Le-Yuan Shi

BS 1982, mathematics, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China. MS 1985, applied mathematics, Tsinghua University. MS 1990, applied mathematics, Harvard University. PhD 1992, applied mathematics, Harvard University.

Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Professor Shi's research has been in developing theory and methodology for design and optimization of complex systems such as supply chain networks, manufacturing systems and communication networks. Her interest in this area has spanned three levels: semantic modeling and design of systems, sensitivity analysis via discrete-event simulation, and control and optimization. Research interests: simulation modeling, large-scale optimization, supply chain optimization, production planning and scheduling.