Jianjun Shi

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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).

Expertise:
  • Manufacturing Systems, Quality Engineering, Variation Modeling, Analysis and Control of Complex Systems
Academician, the International Academy for Quality 2013
Best Applied Paper Award, IIE Transactions 2013
Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI).2013, Best Applied Paper Award, IIE Transactions 2012
Visiting Chair Professor, Peking University 2012
Thanks for Being A Great Teacher, The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, Georgia Institute of Technology 2012
the IIE Albert G. Holzman Distinguished Educator Award 2011
Guest Professor, National Material Science and Safety Center, P. R. China 2009
Fellow of Institute of Operations Research and the Management Science (INFORMS) 2008
Endowed Professorship, The Carolyn J. Stewart Chair Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology 2008
Guest Professor, Chinese Academy of Science 2008
Endowed Professorship, G. Lawton and Louise G. Johnson Professor of Engineering, The University of Michigan 2007
Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) 2007
Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) 2007
FIERF Forging Achievement Award, Forging Industry Educational and Research Foundation 2007
Distance Education Innovation Team Award (this is a team award for “University of Michigan College of Engineering and GM Technical Education Program -Master of Engineering in Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering (GAME)”, Dr. Shi serves as the co-Director of the GAME program at U of M) 2007
Monroe-Brown Foundation Research Excellence Award, College of Engineering, The University of Michigan 2007
Sloan-C 2006 Program Profile Team Award (this is a team award for “University of Michigan College of Engineering and GM Technical Education Program -Master of Engineering in Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering (GAME)”, Dr. Shi serves as the co-Director of the GAME program at U of M.) 2006
Best Paper Award, Industrial Engineering Research Conference 2006
Guest Professor, Beijing Chemical Engineering University 2006
Guest Professor, Shanghai Jiaotong University 2004
Excellence in Service Awards, IIE Transactions 2004
Guest Professor, Tianjin University, 2004
Faculty Achievement Award, Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan 2003
Excellence in Service Award, IIE Transactions 2003
Guest Professor, Beijing Science and Technology University 2002
Excellence in Service Award, IIE Transactions 2002
Tauber Manufacturing Institute Fellow, 2001
Robert M. Caddell Memorial Award, Department of Mech Engineering, The University of Michigan, 2001
The Best Paper Award, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 2000
NAMRC Best Paper Award Finalist, North America Manufacturing Research Conference, May 2000
Faculty Achievement Award, Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan 1999
Faculty Achievement Award, Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan 1998
“1938E AWARD”, College of Engineering, the University of Michigan 1998
Dean’s Honor in Teaching, For the 1997-1998 academic year, the student teaching rankings given to the course IOE 591-042 (Fall, 1997) were among the top in the College of Engineering (Dean Stephen W. Director’s letter dated August 3, 1998) 1998
Dean’s Honor in Teaching, For the 1997-1998 academic year, the student teaching rankings given to the course IOE 591-042 (Fall, 1997) were among the top in the College of Engineering (Dean Stephen W. Director’s letter dated August 3, 1998) 1998
CAREER Award by the National Science Foundation 1996