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Dr. Jianjun "Jan" Shi is the Carolyn J. Stewart Chair and Professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering, with a joint appointment in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Georgia Tech in 2008, he was the G. Lawton and Louise G. Johnson Professor of Engineering at the University of Michigan. He received his B.S. and M.S. in electrical engineering from the Beijing Institute of Technology in 1984 and 1987, and his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan in 1992.
Dr. Shi is an early pioneer in the development and application of data enabled manufacturing. His methodologies integrate system informatics, advanced statistics, and control theory for the design and operational improvements of manufacturing and service systems by fusing engineering systems models with data science methods. He has published one book and more than 160 papers. He has served as PI and co-PI for projects totaling more than 20 million dollars. He has led various research projects funded by the National Science Foundation, NIST Advanced Technology Program, Department of Energy, General Motors, Daimler-Chrysler, Ford, Boeing, Lockheed-Martin, Honeywell, Pfizer, Samsung, 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.
Dr. Shi is the founding chairperson of the Quality, Statistics, and Reliability (QSR) Subdivision at the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS). He is currently serving as the editor-in-chief of IISE Transactions, the flagship journal of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers. He is a fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineering (IIE), a fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME), a fellow of Institute of Operations Research and the Management Science (INFORMS), and an academician of the International Academy for Quality.
Dr. Shi has received various awards for his research and teaching, including the IISE David F. Baker Distinguished Research Award (2016), the IIE Albert G. Holzman Distinguished Educator Award (2011), Forging Achievement Award from Forging Industry Educational and Research Foundation (2007), Monroe-Brown Foundation Research Excellence Award (2007), and the 1938E Award (1998) at The University of Michigan (2007).