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Jianjun Shi

Carolyn J. Stewart Chair and Professor

Contact Information

Groseclose, 109
404.385.3488
404.894.2301

Education

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering (1992), University of Michigan
M.S. Electrical Engineering (1987), Beijing Institute of Technology
B.S. Electrical Engineering (1984), Beijing Institute of Technology

Jianjun Shi

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Jianjun Shi is the Carolyn J. Stewart Chair and Professor at the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech. 

Professor Shi's research interests focus on system informatics and control for the design and operational improvements of manufacturing and service systems.  He is one of the early pioneers in the field.  He has produced 26 Ph.D. graduates (18 of them have joined IE department as faculty members, 7 received NSF CAREER Awards, and one received the PECASE award, 3 serve as executive/directors in industrial companies).  He has published one book and more than 150 papers (95 Journal papers, and collectively received about 5000+ paper citations).  He has also been closely working with industrial companies and has served as PI and co-PI for more than 19 million dollars of research grants.  He has led various research projects funded by National Science Foundation, NIST Advanced Technology Program, Department of Energy, General Motors, Daimler-Chrysler, Ford, Lockheed-Martin, Honeywell, Pfizer, 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.

Prior to joining Georgia Tech in 2008, he was the G. Lawton and Louise G. Johnson Chair Professor of Engineering, Professor of the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering, and Professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan.  

Professor Shi is the founding chairperson of the Quality, Statistics and Reliability (QSR) Subdivision at the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS).  He currently leads the System Informatics and Control Group of ISyE at Georgia Institute of Technology.  He also served as the Director of Program in Manufacturing, co-Director of Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering, and Director of Laboratory for In-Process Quality Improvement Research (IPQI) at the University of Michigan.  He also served as an Associate Director of a NSF Industrial/University Corporative Research Center (IUCRC) and a thrust leader at NSF Engineering Research Center at UM.  He is the founding Director of the Quality Science Center at the Chinese Academy of Science in China.  He is currently serving as the Focus Issue Editor of IIE Transactions on Quality and Reliability Engineering, Editor, Journal of Systems Science and Complexity, Senior Editor of Chinese Journal of Institute of Industrial Engineering, and Associate Editor for the International Journal of Flexible Manufacturing Systems.   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), an Academician of the International Academy for Quality, Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI), and also a member of American Statistics Association (ASA). 

Dr. Shi was elected as an Academician by the International Academy for Quality (2013), and has received 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 at The University of Michigan (2007), Excellence in Service Awards from IIE Transactions (2002, 2003), Robert M. Caddell Memorial Award 2001), Best Paper Awards from Industrial Engineering Research Conference (2006), ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress (2000), and North America Manufacturing Research Conference (2000).  He has also received the NUTN Distance Education Innovation Team Award (2007) and the Sloan-C Program Profile Team Award (2006) as the co-Director of a professional master program.  He was the recipients of the NSF CAREER Award (1996), 1938E Award at the COE (1998) and Faculty Achievement Awards at UM (2003).

He received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering at the Beijing Institute of Technology in 1984 and 1987, and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan in 1992.

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
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
Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI).2013, Best Applied Paper Award, IIE Transactions 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
Guest Professor, Tianjin University, 2004
Excellence in Service Awards, IIE Transactions 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