Dr. Jianjun "Jan" Shi is the Carolyn J. Stewart Chair and Professor in H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and 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 Automation from the Beijing Institute of Technology in 1984 and 1987, and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1992.
Professor Shi’s research is 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. The technologies developed in Dr. Shi’s research group have been widely implemented in various production systems with significant economic impacts.
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 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 four societies, including IISE, ASME, ISI, and INFORMS, an Academician of the International Academy for Quality, and a member of National Academy of Engineering (NAE),
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.