Ph.D. Students

  1. Darek Ceglarek, 1994, “Knowledge-Based Diagnosis for Automotive Body Assembly: Methodology and Implementation”, Co-Chair with late Prof. S. M. Wu
    Current Position: EPSRC Research Chair Professor, Director of Digital Product Lifecycle Management, University of Warwick, UK. Professor, Dept. of Industrial Engineering, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, (received the NSF CAREER Award in 2003)
  2. Chris Koh, 1995, “Tonnage Signature Analysis for Stamping Process Fault Detection and Isolation”, Co-Chair with Prof. J. Ni
    Current Position: Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Industrial and Mechanical Engineer, Nanyang University, Singapore
  3. Davoud Khorzad, 1996, “Model Based Optimization for Auto Body Dimensional Control in Design and Assembly”, Co-chair with J. Ni
    Current Position: Director of Engineering, Pharmaceutical Systems Inc. (PSI)
  4. Boon W. Shiu, 1996, “Modeling of an Automotive Body Assembly System for Dimensional Control”, Co-chair with D. Ceglarek
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineer, Hongkong Polytech University
  5. Fu-gee Tsung, 1997, “Run-to-run Proportional-Integrated-Derivative Process Control and Monitoring Schemes”, co-Chair with Jeff Wu
    Current Position: Associate Professor, Dept. of Industrial Engineer, Hongkong Science and Technology University
  6. Dan Apley, 1997, “Supervisory Adaptive Control: Monitoring, Diagnosis and Uncertainty”, co-Chair with J. Ni
    Current Position: Associate Professor, Dept. of Industrial Engineering, Northwestern University. (received the NSF CAREER Award in 2001)
  7. Jionghua Jin, 1998, “Feature Extraction of Waveform Signals for Stamping Process Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis”
    Current Position: Associate Professor, Dept. of Industrial and Operations Engineering, The University of Michigan. (received the NSF CAREER Award in 2002, PECASE Award in 2004)
  8. Steve Dyer, 1999, “Real-time In-process Dynamic Balancing for High Speed Rotating Machinery”, co-Chair with J. Ni
    Current Position: Manager, ATKEARNEY Management Consultants
  9. Qiang Rong, 2000, “Modeling and Diagnosis of Assembly Systems with Complaint Structures for Dimensional Control”, Co-chair with D. Ceglarek
    Current Position: Executive Director, Morningstar Company
  10. Baocheng Sun, 2000, “Statistical Process Monitoring for Non-IID Process”
    Current Position: Senior Engineer, Ford Company
  11. Shiyu Zhou, 2000, “Real Time Dynamic Balancing under Abrupt Change Conditions”
    Current Position: Associate Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. (received the NSF CAREER Award in 2005)
  12. Huifang Li, 2000, “Modeling, Analysis, and Performance Optimization for Material Handling of Compliant Sheet Metal Parts” co-Chair with D. Ceglarek
    Current Position: Senior Engineer, General Motors.
  13. Yu Ding, 2001, “Modeling and Analysis of Stream of Variation in Multistage Manufacturing Processes” co-Chair with Dr. D. Ceglarek
    Current Position: Associate Professor, Dept. of Industrial Engineering, Texas A&M University. (received the NSF CAREER Award in 2004)
  14. Sittiporn Pimsakul, 2002, “Reconfigurable Manufacturing systems for Automotive Body Assembly”, co-Chair with Dr. Darek Ceglarek
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Industrial Engineering Department, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand
  15. Qiang Huang, 2003, “Stream of Variation Modeling and Analysis in Machining Processes”,
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Industrial Engineering Department, University of Southern Florida.
  16. Yong Chen, 2003, “Integrated Design and Analysis of Product Quality and Tooling Reliability”, co-Chair with J. Jin.
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Iowa.
  17. Jihyun Kim, 2004, “In-Process Sensor Fusion and Data Analysis for Forging Process Control and Quality Improvements”
    Current Position: Research Professor, Industrial Engineering Department, Korea University
  18. Hongbin Jia, 2005, “Rolling Process Control”, co-chair with Y. L. Murphy.
    Current Position: Engineer, OG Technology Company
  19. Pornpen Chaipradubkiat, 2006, “Integration of Part Quality and Tooling Information for Effective Process Control and Maintenance Planning”. co-chair with J. Jin.
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Industrial Engineering Department, Khon Kaen University, Thailand.
  20. Jing Li, 2007, “Causation-based Quality Control Methodologies with Applications”,
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Arizona State University
  21. Eduardo Izquierdo, 2007, “Adaptive Assembly for Variation Reduction with Programmable Tooling”, co-Chair with S. Jack Hu
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Warwick, UK.
  22. Jian Liu, 2008, “System-level Quality Planning and Diagnosis for Complex Multistage Manufacturing Processes”
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Univ. of Arizona
  23. Jing Zhong, 2009, “DOE-based APC: Variation Reduction beyond Robust Design”
    Current Position: Research Staff, Microsoft Research, Microsoft Company
  24. Ran Jin, 2011, “Modeling and Analysis for Multistage Wafer Manufacturing Processes”
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech
  25. Chia-Jun Chang, 2012, “Statistics methods driven by engineering model for quality improvement”, (co-chair with Roshan)
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Penn State University
  26. Kaibo Liu, 2013, “Data fusion for quality improvement”
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Wisconsin ¨C Madison.
  27. Hao Li, 2015, “Residual life prediction and degradation-based control of multi-component systems”
    Current Position: Senior Analyst, Cox Communications Company
  28. Matt Plumlee, 2015, “Fast methods for identifying high dimensional systems using observations”
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan (Starting in August, 2015)
  29. Cheng Zhou, 2016, “Process Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis Using Recurrence Plot in Industrial Processes” (Note: co-advised Ph.D. in Beijing Science and Technology University, P.R. China)
    Current Position: Research Engineer, Academy of Information Science Innovation
  30. Hao Yan, 2017, “Online Monitoring of High-Dimensional Streaming Data Using Adaptive Order Shrinkage”
    Current Position:  Assistant Professor, School of Computing Informatics & Decision Systems Engineering, Arizona State University
  31. Yibo Ai, 2017, “Study on Cross-scale Life Prediction of High Speed Train Gearbox Shell” Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Beijing Science and Technology University (Note: co-advised Ph.D. in Beijing Science and Technology University, P.R. China)
  32. Xiaowei Yue, 2018, “Engineering-driven data analytics for in situ process monitoring of nanomanufacturing”
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech
  33. Yuchen Wen, 2018, “Stream of Variation and shape control for composite fuselage assembly”
    Current Position: Senior Data Scientist, FedEx
  34. Mohammed Nabhan, 2019, “High-Dimensional Streaming Data Monitoring Using Correlation Based Sampling and Robust Sparse Reduction”Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
  35. Juan Du, 2019, “Change Points Detection for Pipe Fasting Process” (Note: co-advised Ph.D. Student at Peking University; visiting Ph.D. student at Georgia Tech (2017-2018)) Current Position: Assistant Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou) (Note: Dr. Du accepted an offer as an Assistant Professor, Oregon State University, but did not join there due to visa issue.)
  36. Ruizhi Zhang, 2019, “Robust Sparse Learning and Monitoring of High-Dimensional Data” (the IISE Pritsker Doctoral Dissertation Award, 1st Place, 2020), Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, University of Nebraska
  37. Mostafa Reisi, 2019, “Modeling and Analysis Processes with Heterogeneous Sources of Data”, Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Florida
  38. Xinran Shi, 2020, “Composite Index Development via Data Fusion for System Monitoring, Diagnosis and Decision-Making”
  39. Andi Wang, “Machine Learning in Manufacturing System Informatics, Current Position: Assistant Professor, The Polytechnic School, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, Arizona State University
  40. Zhen Zhong, 2021, “Advanced Process Control in Manufacturing Process With High-Dimensional Measurements” Current Position: Data Scientist, Amazon

Current Ph.D. Students

41. Shancong Mou, “Data analytics for advanced manufacturing processes”

42. Dhari Alenezi, “Data Analytics Topics for Quality Improvements”

43. Michael Biehler, “Topics in Industrial Data Analytics”

44. Zihan Zhang, “Tensor based modeling, analysis and control for high dimensional data”