Selected Publications

Prof. TSUI Kwok Leung

Main Research Areas:
A. Quality Engineering
B. Process Control and Surveillance

  1. Li, M., Lu, S., Guo, J., Tsui, K.L., "Study on Flame Spread over Aviation Kerosene and Diesel", Advanced Materials Research, 1016: 587-591, 2014.
  2. Shu L, Ling MH, Wong SY, Tsui, K.L., "Spatial Clustering in Public Health: Advances and Challenges. In: Yang, H., Kundakcioglu. Healthcare Intelligence: Turning Data into Knowledge", IEEE Intelligent Systems, 29(3):65-68, 2014.
  3. Li M, Lu S, Guo J, Chen R, Tsui, K.L., "Initial fuel temperature effects on flame spread over aviation kerosene in low- and high-altitude environments", Fire Technology, DOI:10.1007/s10694-014-0395-4, 2014.
  4. Li M, Lu S, Guo J, Chen R, Tsui, K.L., "Flame spread over n-butanol at sub-flash temperature in normal and elevated altitude environments", Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 119(1):401-409, 2015.
  5. Li M, Lu S, Guo J, Wu X, Tsui, K.L., "Effects of pool dimension on flame spread of aviation kerosene coating on a metal substrate", International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 84:54-60, 2015.

Dr. CHIN Kwai Sang

Main Research Areas:
A. Quality Systems and Management
B. Decision Support Methodologies and Systems

  1. Lin M Y, Chin K S, Fu C and Tsui K L, "An Effective Greedy Method for the Meals-On-Wheels Service Districting Problem", Computers & Industrial Engineering, Vol. 106, pp.1-19, 2017
  2. Chen Z S, Chin K S, Li YL and Yang Y, "On Generalized Extended Bonferroni Means for Decision Making", IEEE Transactions on Fussy Systems, Vol.24, Issue 6, Dec 2016, pp.1525-1543
  3. Lin M Y, Chin K S, Tsui, K L and Wong T C, "Genetic based discrete particle swarm optimization for elderly day care centre timetabling", Computers & Operations Research, Vol.65, 2015, 125-138.
  4. Chin K S and Fu C, "Weighted cautious conjunctive rule for belief functions combination”, Information Sciences, Vol.325, December 2015, pp.70–86.
  5. Chin K S, Fu C and Y M Wang, "A method of determining attribute weights in evidential reasoning approach based on incompatibility among attributes", Computers & Industrial Engineering, Vol.87, 2015, pp.150-162.

Dr. CHAN H.S., Alan

Main Research Areas:
A. Human Factors and Ergonomics
B. Safety and Health

  1. Ma, Q., Chan, A.H.S., and Chen, K., 2016, Personal and Other Factors Affecting Acceptance of Smartphone Technology by Older Chinese Adults, Applied Ergonomics, 54, 62-71.
  2. Zhang, T., Chan, A.H.S., and Zhang, W., 2015, Dimensions of driving anger and their relationships with aberrant driving. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 81, 124-133.
  3. Chan, A.H.S. and Hoffmann, E.R., 2015, Circular displays: Control/display arrangements and stereotype strength with eight different display locations, Ergonomics, 58, 1983-1995.
  4. Tsang, S.N.H. and Chan, A.H.S., 2015, Tracking and Discrete Dual Task Performance with Different Spatial Stimulus-Response Mappings, Ergonomics, 58(3), 368-382.
  5. Ng, A.W.Y. and Chan, A.H.S., 2015, Effects of user factors and sign referent characteristics in participatory construction safety sign redesign, Safety Science, 74, 44-54.


Main Research Areas:
A. Stochastic Control
B. Risk Management

  1. Regularity Results for Nonlinear Elliptic Systems and Applications, (Springer 2002), Applied Mathematical Sciences, Vol. 151, (Springer 2002) 443 p., A. BENSOUSSAN, J. FREHSE.
  2. Representation and Control of Infinite Dimensional Systems, 2nd Edition, (Birkhauser 2006), A. BENSOUSSAN, GIUSEPPE DA PRATO, MICHAEL C. DELFOUR and SANJOY K. MITTER.
  3. Dynamic Programming and Inventory Control, A. BENSOUSSAN (IOS Press 2011) Vol. 3 Series: Studies in Probability, Optimization and Statistics.
  4. Asymptotic Analysis for Periodic Structures, Revised-Reprint of 1978, AMS Chelsea, A. BENSOUSSAN, J.L. LIONS and G. PAPANICOLAOU. Reprint. 2011.
  5. Mean Field Games and Mean Field Type Control Theory, Springer Brief (Oct 31, 2013) A. BENSOUSSAN, J. FREHSE and P. YAM, ISBN: 978-1-4614-8502-0.


Main Research Areas:
A. Reliability Theory and Engineering

  1. NOZER D. SINGPURWALLA, Concert Unlikely, 'Jugalbandhi' Perhaps. Rejoinder to Filtering and Tracking Survival Propensity. Statistical Science, Vol. 31, No. 4. pp. 555-557
  2. NOZER D. SINGPURWALLA, Filtering and Tracking Survival Propensity (Reconsidering the Foundations of Reliability). Statistical Science, Vol. 31, No. 4, pp. 521-540
  3. NOZER D. SINGPURWALLA, Seeking Relationships in Big Data: A Bayesian Perspective. Reprinted in International Journal of Management Science and Engineering Management. Special Issue on Big Data and Information Theory, Vol. 11, Issue 2. pp. 116-121
  4. NOZER D. SINGPURWALLA, Adversarial and Amiable Inference in Medical Diagnosis, Reliability, and Survival Analysis (with Arnold, Gastwirth, Gordon and Ng), International Statistical Review, 84, 3, pp.390-412.
  5. NOZER D. SINGPURWALLA, Seeking Relationships in Big Data: A Bayesian Perspective. Serdica Journal of Computing (of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences), Volume 8, Number 2, pp. 97-120.

Prof. XIE Min

Main Research Areas:
A. Reliability Engineering and Data Analysis
B. Quality Control and Management

  1. Zhao, Xiujie; Xie, Min, "Using Accelerated Life Tests Data to Predict Warranty Cost Under Imperfect Repair", Computers & Industrial Engineering, Vol.107, pp 223-234, May 2017
  2. Cai, Baoping; Liu, Yu; Xie, Min, "A Dynamic-Bayesian-Network-Based Fault Diagnosis Methodology Considering Transient and Intermittent Faults", IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, Vol.14, Issue 1, pp 276-285, Jan 2017
  3. Mo, Huadong; Xie, Min, "A Dynamic Approach to Performance Analysis and Reliability Improvement of Control Systems With Degraded Components", IEEE Transactions on Systems Man Cybernetics-Systems, Vol.46, Issue 10, pp 1404-1414, Oct 2016
  4. Liu, Bin; Xie, Min; Kuo, Way, "Reliability Modeling and Preventive Maintenance of Load-sharing Systems with Degrading Components", IIE Transactions, Vol.48, Issue8, pp 699-709, Aug 2016
  5. Li, Chenglong; Su, Qin; Xie, Min, "Economic Modelling for Statistical Process Control Subject to A General Quality Deterioration", International Journal of Production Research, Vol.54, Issue 6, pp. 1753-1770, Mar 2016

Prof. DANG Chuangyin

Main Research Areas:
A. Game Theory, Economics and Computation
B. Systems Modeling, Analysis and Optimization

  1. Z. Zhu, C. Dang and Y. Ye. A FPTAS for computing a symmetric Leontief competitive economy, Mathematical Programming 131 (1-2): 113-129, 2012.
  2. X. Liu and C. Dang. Stability analysis of positive switched linear systems with delays, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control 56 (7): 1684-1690, 2011.
  3. C. Dang and L. Xu. A Lagrange multiplier and Hopfield-type barrier function method for the traveling salesman problem, Neural Computation 14: 303-324, 2002.
  4. C. Dang and H. van Maaren. A simplicial approach to the determination of an integer point of a simplex, Mathematics of Operations Research 23: 403-415, 1998.
  5. C. Dang. The D1-triangulation of Rn for simplicial algorithms for computing solutions of nonlinear equations, Mathematics of Operations Research 16: 148-161, 1991.

Prof. LI Hang Xiong

Main Research Areas:
A. Intelligent learning and control
B. System modeling and design

  1. Xiao TF & Li HX, “Eigenspectrum-Based Iterative Learning Control for a Class of Distributed Parameter System”, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 62(2), 2017, 824-836
  2. Wang ML & Li HX (2016) “Spatiotemporal modeling of internal states distribution for lithium-ion battery”, Journal of Power Sources, 301, 261-270.
  3. Li HX & Lu XJ, System Design and Control Integration for Advanced Manufacturing, John Wiley & Sons, Inc, October 2014, ISBN: 978-1-118-82226-5
  4. Zhang G & Li HX, “An Efficient Configuration for Probabilistic Fuzzy Logic System”, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, 20(5), 2012, 898-909
  5. Li H.X. & Qi CK, Spatio-Temporal Modeling of Nonlinear Distributed Parameter Systems, Springer, February 2011, ISBN: 978-94-007-0740-5


Main Research Areas:
A. Learning Organization and Organizational Learning
B. Project Management

  1. Ng, C Y and Chuah, K B, Evaluation of Eco Design Alternatives by Integrating AHP and TOPSIS Methodology under Fuzzy Environment, International Journal of Management Science and Engineering Management, 7(1), 2012, pp 43-52
  2. Chuah, K B, Chau, Y C*, Kwong, K F* and Law, M Y*, The Role Of Facilitators In Project Action Learning Implementation, The Learning Organization, 19(5), Spring 2012, pp 41 4-427
  3. Ng, C Y and Chuah, K B, Evaluation of Design Alternatives “Environmental Performance using AHP and ER Approaches”, IEEE Systems Journal, Vol 8, no. 4, December 2014
  4. Law Kris MY and Chuah KB, The PAL Developer, Lambert Academic Publishing 2013
  5. Law Kris MY and Chuah KB(Editors), PAL Driven OL: Theory & Practices, Springer 2015

Dr. FUNG Y.K., Richard

Main Research Areas:
A. Market-Focused Product Design
B. Supply Chain and Logistics Management

  1. Fung, R.Y.K., Popplewell, K. and Xie, J., "An Intelligent Hybrid System for Customer Requirements Analysis and Product Attribute Targets Determination", International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 36, No.1, 1998, pp. 13-34.
  2. Fung, R.Y.K., Liu, R. and Jiang, Z.B., “A memetic algorithm for the open capacitated arc routing problem”, Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Vol. 50, No. 1, February, 2013, pp. 53–67.
  3. Yang, W. and Fung R.Y.K., “An available-to-promise decision support system for a multi-site make-to-order production system”, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 52, No. 14, July 18, 2014, pp. 4253–4266.
  4. Wang, X. and Fung, R.Y.K., “An Option-based Hedging Mechanism for Managing the Risk of Overbooking in Parallel Airline Alliances”, Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Vol. 70, Issue 1, October 2014, pp. 146–162.
  5. Wang, Y., Tang, J. and Fung, R.Y.K., “A column-generation-based heuristic algorithm for solving operating theater planning problem under stochastic demand and surgery cancellation risk”, International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 158 , No. 1, December 2014, pp. 28-36.

Dr. SUN Hongyi

Main Research Areas:
A. Management of technological innovation and entrepreneurship
B. Manufacturing strategy and supply chain management

  1. Sun, Hongyi, (2011) "The 3-3-3 framework and 7P model for teaching creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship", Journal of Chinese Entrepreneurship, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp.159 – 166. (Re-printed with permission in the special issue of “A global perspective on teaching Innovation, Entrepreneurship and engineering Management”, IEEE Engineering Management Review, Vol.40, No.2, pp.157-163.) (The paper leads to over 100 seminars and invited speeches as well as a MOOC course and 2 UGC T&L projects).
  2. Sun, H.Y., Wang Z. Zhao, Y. Y. and Yam, R. (2012) “A systematic model for assessing innovation competence of Hong Kong/China manufacturing companies”, Journal of Technology and Engineering Management, 29(4), pp 546-565.
  3. He, Y Q , Lai, K K, Sun, H and Chen, Y (2013) “The impact of supplier integration on customer integration and new product performance”, International Journal of Production Economics (2013), 147: 260–270.
  4. Sun, H., Ni, W B and Lam, R. (2015) “A step-by-step performance assessment and improvement method for ERP implementation: Action case studies in Chinese companies”, Computer in Industries, Vol.68, pp.40-52.
  5. Wang, Z, Zhang, M, Sun, H Y, Zhu, G, (2016) "Effects of standardization and innovation on mass customization: An empirical investigation", Technovation, Vol 48-49, FEB-MAR 2016, pp 79-86.

Dr. TSE Wai Tat, Peter

Main Research Areas:
A. Engineering Asset Management
B. Intelligent Decision-making System for Fault Diagnosis and Prognosis

  1. Tse P. and J. Leung, Advanced System for Automatically Detecting Faults Occurring in Bearings, NOVA Science Publishers, total pages 83, 4th quarter 2010 (ISBN: 978-1-61761-238-1, e-book).
  2. Tse P., Liu X., Liu Z., Wu B., He C., and Wang X., “An Innovative Design of Using Flexible Printed Coil for Magnetostrictive-based Longitudinal Guided Wave Sensor in Steel Strand Inspection”, Smart Materials and Structures. 20 (2011) 055001, May, 2011, (12pp), (The design of this innovative sensor becomes the covering page’s image of this journal).
  3. Peng Z., Tse P., and Chu F., “A Comparison Study of Improved Hilbert-Huang Transform and Wavelet Transform: Application to Fault Diagnosis for Rolling Bearing”, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Vol. 19(5), Sept. 2005, pp. 974-988. Awarded as the first of the top 25 hottest Articles from 2005 to June 2008. (No. of citation 198).
  4. Tse P., Yang W.X., and Tam H. Y., “Machine Fault Diagnosis Through an Effective Exact Wavelet Analysis”, Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 277(4-5), Nov. 5, 2004, pp.1005-1024. (ISSN 0022-460X) (0.828, 18%, 19/103, Engineering – Mechanical, JCR 2004) (No. of citation 81).
  5. Tse P., Peng Y.H., and Yam R., “Wavelet Analysis and Envelop Detection for Rolling Element Bearing Fault Diagnosis - Their Effectiveness and Flexibility”, Journal of Vibration and Acoustics-Transactions of the ASME, Vol. 123(3), July, 2001, pp.303-310. (No. of citation 171).

Dr. YAM, C.M., Richard

Main Research Areas:
A. Innovation management
B. Engineering asset management

  1. JianCheng Guan, Richard C.M. Yam, Effects of government financial incentives on firms’ innovation performance in China: Evidences from Beijing in the 1990s, Research Policy, Volume 44, Issue 1, February 2015, Pages 273-282
  2. Faghih-Roohi S., XIE, M,NG, K M, YAM, R C M,"Dynamic availability assessment and optimal component design of multi-state weighted k-out-of-n systems", Reliability Engineering & System Safety, Vol 123, 2014, pp 57-62
  3. Yam, Richard C. M., Lo William, Tang, Esther P.Y, Lau, Antonio K. W, "The analysis of sources of innovation, technological innovation capability and performance: an empirical study of Hong Kong manufacturing industries", Research Policy, 40(3), pp 391-402, 4/2011.
  4. Lau, Antonio K. W.; Yam, Richard C. M., Tang, Esther P.Y., "Impact of Product Modularity on New Product Performance Mediation by Product Innovativeness", Journal of Product Innovation Management, 28(2), pp 270-284, 3/2011.
  5. Lau, Antonio K. W.; Tang, Esther; Yam, Richard C. M., "Effects of Supplier and Customer Integration on Product Innovation and Performance: Empirical Evidence in Hong Kong Manufacturers", Journal of Product Innovation Management, Sep 2010, Vol. 27, Issue 5, p761-777.

Dr. GAO Siyang

Main Research Areas:
A. Simulation-based optimization
B. Large-scale optimization

  1. Gao, S. & Chen, W. (in press). A new budget allocation framework for selecting top simulated designs. IIE Transactions.
  2. Gao, S., Lee, L. H. , Chen, C.-H. & Shi, L. (in press). A sequential budget allocation framework for simulation optimization. IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering.
  3. Gao, S. & Chen, W. (in press). Efficient feasibility determination with multiple performance measure constraints. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control.
  4. Gao, S. & Chen, W. (2015). Efficient subset selection for the expected opportunity cost. Automatica. 59. 19 - 26.
  5. Gao, S. & Shi, L. (2015). Selecting the best simulated design with the expected opportunity cost bound. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. 60(10). 2785 - 2790.

Dr LI Lishuai

Main Research Areas:
A. Air Transportation Systems
B. Data Analytics and Data Mining

  1. Li, Lishuai., Hansman, John. R., Palacios, Rafael. & Welsch, Roy. Anomaly Detection via a Gaussian Mixture Model for Flight Operation and Safety Monitoring. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, in press.
  2. Li, Lishuai., Das, Santanu., Hansman, R. John., Palacios, Rafael. & Srivastava, Ashok. N. Analysis of Flight Data Using Clustering Techniques for Detecting Abnormal Operations. Journal of Aerospace Information Systems. 12(9), pp. 587 – 598, 2015.
  3. Charruaud, Florent. & Li, Lishuai. Flight Operations Monitoring through Cluster Analysis: A Case Study. Intelligent Systems, IEEE. 30(6), pp.24 – 29, 2015.
  4. Li, Lishuai., Gariel, Maxime., Hansman, R. John. & Palacios, Rafael. Anomaly Detection in Onboard-Recorded Flight Data Using Cluster Analysis. Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC), IEEE/AIAA 30th. Seattle, WA. USA: IEEE/AIAA, 2011.
  5. Histon, Jonathan., Li, Lishuai. & Hansman, R. John. (Oct 2010). Airspace structure, future ATC systems, and controller complexity reduction. Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC), IEEE/AIAA 29th. Dulles, Virginia. USA: IEEE/AIAA, 2010.

Dr. TAN Hwai-yong, Matthias

Main Research Areas:
A. Design and Analysis of Experiments
B. Quality Engineering

  1. Tan, M.H.Y. (2015). "Stochastic Polynomial Interpolation for Uncertainty Quantification with Computer Experiments," Technometrics, 57(4), 457-467.
  2. Tan, M.H.Y. (2015). "Robust Parameter Design with Computer Experiments Using Orthonormal Polynomials," Technometrics, 57(4), 468-478.
  3. Tan, M.H.Y. (2015). "Sequential Bayesian Polynomial Chaos Model Selection for Estimation of Sensitivity Indices," SIAM/ASA Journal on Uncertainty Quantification, 3(1), 146-168.
  4. Tan, M.H.Y. and Wu, C.F.J. (2013). “A Bayesian Approach for Model Selection in Fractionated Split Plot Experiments with Applications in Robust Parameter Design,” Technometrics, 55(3), 359-372.
  5. Tan, M.H.Y. and Wu, C.F.J. (2012). “Generalized Selective Assembly,” IIE Transactions, 44(1), 27-42. (Feature Article: IE Magazine 2011, 43(10), page 50)

Dr. ZHANG Qingpeng

Main Research Areas:
A. Social Computing
B. Complex Systems

  1. Zhang, Q. & Xu, R. (joint first author). (in press). Understanding Online Health Groups for Depression: Social Network and Linguistic Perspectives. Journal of Medical Internet Research.
  2. Zhang, Q., Zeng, D., Wang, F.-Y., Breiger, R. & Hendler, J.A. (in press). Brokers or Bridges: Structural Holes in Crowdsourcing Systems. IEEE Computer.
  3. Zhang, Q., Zeng, D., Wang, F.-Y. & Wang, T. (21 Jun 2012). Understanding Crowd-Powered Search Groups: A Social Network Perspective. PLoS ONE. 7(6). e39749.
  4. Zhang, Q., Feng, Z., Li, X., Zheng, X. & Zhang, L. (2010). 25 Years' Collaborations at IEEE Intelligent Systems. IEEE Intelligent Systems. 25(6). 67 – 75.
  5. Wang, F.-Y., Zeng, D., Hendler, J., Zhang, Q., Feng, Z., Gao, Y., Wang, H. & Lai, G. (2010). A Study of Human Flesh Search Engine: Crowd-Powered Expansion of Online Knowledge. IEEE Computer. 43(8). 45 - 53 (as cover feature).

Dr. ZHANG Zijun

Main Research Areas:
A. Data mining and computational intelligence
B. Renewable energy and energy management

  1. L. Wang, Z. Zhang, Automatic Detection of Wind Turbine Blade Surface Cracks Based on UAV-taken Images, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 2017, In press.
  2. L. Wang, Z. Zhang, J. Chen, Short-Term Electricity Price Forecasting with Stacked Denoising Autoencoders, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 2016, In press.
  3. L. Wang, Z. Zhang, J. Xu, R. Liu, Wind Turbine Blade Breakage Monitoring with Deep Autoencoders, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 2016, In press.
  4. L. Wang, Z. Zhang, H. Long, J. Xu, R. Liu, Wind Turbine Gearbox Failure Identification with Deep Neural Network, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 2016, In press.
  5. H. Long, M. Eghlimi, Z. Zhang, Configuration Optimization and Analysis of a Large Scale PV/wind System, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 84-93, 2017.

Dr. ZHOU Qiang

Main Research Areas:
A. Statistical Quality Control
B. System Informatics & Applied Statistics

  1. Huang, X., Zhou, Q., Zeng, L. & Li, X. (2016). Monitoring Spatial Uniformity of Particle Distributions in Manufacturing Processes Using the K Function. IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering. in press.
  2. Li, Y. & Zhou, Q. (2016). Pairwise Meta-Modeling of Multivariate Output Computer Models Using Nonseparable Covariance Function. Technometrics. in press.
  3. Zhou, Q., Jin, T. , Qian, P.Z.G. & Zhou, S. (2016). Bi-directional Sliced Latin Hypercube Designs. Statistica Sinica. in press.
  4. Zhou, Q., Zhou, S., Mao, X., Salman, M.(2014), "Remaining Useful Life Prediction of Individual Units Subject to Hard Failure", IIE Transactions, 46(10). 1017 - 1030.
  5. Zhou, Q., Zhou, J. , De Cicco, M. , Li, X. & Zhou, S. (2014). Detecting 3D Spatial Clustering of Particles in Nanocomposites based on Cross-sectional Images. Technometrics. 56(2). 212 - 224.

Dr. LIU, K.P., Louis

Major research areas:
A. Non-destructive testing (NDT)
B. Giant magnetostrictive material (GMM) application

  1. HUI, W Y, LUK, B L and LIU, K P L L, "EPC RFID Technology for Library Applications", Measurement & Control, 46(1), 1 February 2013, pp 26-30.
  2. LAU, H Y, LIU, K P L L, WONG, P P L and WANG, W, "A new design of smart journal bearing based on GMM actuators", Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, 64(3), 2012, pp 147-151.
  3. CHOW, S T C, WONG, P P L and LIU, K P L L, "Shape Effect of Magnetic Source on Stabilizing Range of Vertical Diamagnetic Levitation", IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 48(1), January 2012, pp 26-30.
  4. LIU, K P, LUK, B L, TONG, F and CHAN, Y T, "Application of service robots for building NDT inspection tasks", Industrial Robot-An International Journal, 38(1), 2011, pp 58-65.
  5. H. Y. Lau, K. P. Liu, W. Wang, and P. L. Wong, “Feasibility of Using GMM Based Actuators in Active Control of Journal Bearing System”, in the Proc. World Congress on Engineering 2009 Vol II WCE 2009, July 1 - 3, 2009, London.

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