Education

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

Background

Dr. Jianjun Shi is the Carolyn J. Stewart Chair and Professor at H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering and 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 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.  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.

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.

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, Associate Editor, ASME Transactions, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 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). 

 

  • Academician by the International Academy for Quality 2013
  • Best Applied Paper Award, IIE Transactions 2013
  • Visiting Chair Professor, Peking University 2012
  • Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI). 2012
  • IIE Albert G. Holzman Distinguished Educator Award 2011
  • Thanks for Being A Great Teacher, The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, Georgia Institute of Technology 2011
  • Guest Professor, Chinese Academy of Science 2008
  • Fellow, INFORMS 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
  • FIERF Forging Achievement Award, Forging Industry Educational and Research Foundation 2007
  • Monroe-Brown Foundation Research Excellence Award, College of Engineering, The University of Michigan 2007
  • NUTN, Distance Education Innovation Team Award 2007
  • Fellow, Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) 2007
  • Best Paper Award, Industrial Engineering Research Conference 2006
  • Sloan-C Program Profile Team Award 2006
  • Guest Professor, Beijing Chemical Engineering University 2005
  • Guest Professor, Tianjin University 2004
  • Guest Professor, Shanghai Jiaotong University 2004
  • Excellence in Service Awards, IIE Transactions 2004
  • Excellence in Service Award, IIE Transactions 2003
  • Faculty Achievement Award, Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan 2003
  • Guest Professor, Beijing Science and Technology University 2002
  • Excellence in Service Award, IIE Transactions 2002
  • Robert M. Caddell Memorial Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Michigan 2001
  • Tauber Manufacturing Institute Fellow 2001
  • The Best Paper Award, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition 2000
  • NAMRC Best Paper Award Finalist, North America Manufacturing Research Conference2000
  • Faculty Achievement Award, Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan 1999
  • "1938E AWARD," College of Engineering, the University of Michigan 1998
  • Faculty Achievement Award, Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan 1998
  • Excellence in Research Award, Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan 1997
  • Career Award, National Science Foundation 1996