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Keynote Speakers

ICCMB 2023 Keynote Speakers

Prof. Fugee TSUNG
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou), Hong Kong


Biography: Prof. Tsung is a Chair Professor of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Decision Analytics (IEDA) of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He is a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), Fellow of the American Society for Quality (ASQ), Academician of the International Academy for Quality (IAQ), Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI), and Fellow of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). He received both his PhD and MSc degrees in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and his BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Taiwan University. He worked for Ford Motor Company as a Quality Engineer and Rockwell International R&D as a Research Engineer, and did his post-doctoral research with Chrysler Corporation. During his tenure at HKUST, he has achieved a very impressive academic record and strong international reputation.
Prof. Tsung has a proven record for academic leadership. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Quality Technology (JQT). Founded in 1969, JQT is the flagship journal of the American Society for Quality, and is consistently ranked as one of the most cited journals in the areas of industrial engineering, management science, and statistics. Prof. Tsung was also the Regional Vice President (Asia) of Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) since 2008, and the Chair of the Service Science Section, INFORMS, where he was the Founding Vice Chair in 2007. He was the Chair of the Quality, Statistics, and Reliability (QSR) Section, INFORMS, in 2004. He is also the founding Chair of the Council of Industrial Engineering Department Heads in Greater China (CIEDHC).
In addition, Prof. Tsung has a strong research record in the area of quality engineering and management. He has received the Best Paper Award for the IIE Transactions two times, in 2004 and 2009, respectively. He is also the recipient of the Outstanding IIE Publication Award in 2010 - this award recognizes an outstanding publication in any IIE-sponsored or co-sponsored medium. He has acted as principal and co-principal investigator on 18 funded research by the Research Grant Council (RGC). He has been invited to provide 40+ invited lectures/seminars at different academic institutions and international conferences, and has served or is serving editorial positions for 14 internationally respected journals. He serves as Department Editor of IIE Transactions, Associate Editor of Technometrics, Naval Research Logistics, and Journal of Quality Technology (JQT). He has authored over 100 refereed journal publications in Technometrics, Management Science, JQT, IIE Transactions, IEEE Transactions, Journal of the American Statistical Association (JASA), Annals of Statistics, Annals of Operations Research, etc. He has successfully directed and been directing 17 PhD theses and 12 Master theses in a variety of industrial engineering related topics.

Prof. Loon Ching TANG
National University of Singapore, Singapore

(Director of TDSI, NUS, Fellow of ISEAM)

Biography: Dr Loon Ching TANG is currently professor of Department of Industrial Systems Engineering & Management at the National University of Singapore. He obtained his Ph.D degree from Cornell University in the field of Operations Research in 1992 and has published extensively in areas related to industrial engineering and operations research. He has been presented with a number of best paper awards including the IIE Transactions 2010 Best Application Paper Award and 2012 R.A. Evans/P.K. McElroy Award for the best paper at Annual RAMS. Prof Tang is the main author of the award-winning book: Six Sigma: Advanced Tools for Black Belts and Master Black Belts. Besides being active in the forefront of academic research, in the last 30 years, Prof Tang has served as a consultant for many organizations, such as the Ministry of Home Affair, Singapore Power Grid, Republic of Singapore Air Force, Seagate, HP, Phillips, etc, on a wide range of projects aiming at improving organizational and operations efficiency; especially through better management of engineering assets. He is currently a fellow of ISEAM, the Co-Editor-in-Chief of Quality & Reliability Engineering International, editorial review board member of Journal of Quality Technology and a member of the advisory board of the Singapore Innovation and Productivity Institute.

Prof. Juan Manuel Corchado
University of Salamanca, Spain

Director - European IoT Digital Innovation Hub
Director - BISITE Research Group, University of Salamanca
President - Air Institute

Biography: Juan Manuel Corchado (born May 15, 1971 in Salamanca, Spain). He is Full Professor with Chair at the University of Salamanca. He was Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer from December 2013 to December 2017 and the Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca, Director of the Doctoral School of the University until December 2017 and also, he has been elected twice as the Dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of Salamanca. In addition to a PhD in Computer Sciences from the University of Salamanca, he holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. Juan Manuel Corchado is Visiting Professor at Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015 and Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan.
Corchado is the Director of the European IoT Digital Innovation Hub and of the BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, which he created in the year 2000, President of the AIR Institute, Academic Director of the Institute of Digital Art and Animation of the University of Salamanca and has been President of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Spanish Chapter. He also oversees the Master´s programs in Digital Animation, Security, Blockchain, IoT, Mobile Technology, Information Systems Management and Agile Project Management at the University of Salamanca.
Corchado has supervised more than 30 PhD theses, is author of over 800 research peer review papers and books, has chaired the scientific committee of more than 30 international conferences, and is also Editor-in-Chief of Specialized Journals like ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal) and OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology).

Prof. Ruixue Li
HOSEI University, Japan

Biography: Professor Ruixue Li received his B.A. degree from Literature and Foreign Languages Department of Nanjing University, China, and obtained his M.A. and PhD from Graduate School of International Development of Nagoya University, Japan. Prior to join Hosei University, Professor Li worked in Faculty of Economic of Toyama University, Japan. Professor Li is now working at the Faculty of Business Administration and the Research Institute for Innovation Management, Hosei. University. His current research interests include logistics and supply chain management, logistics clusters, international railway transportation; logistics strategy, Belt and Road Initiative.

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