ACADEMIC AWARD

Honors and Awards

  • Richard C. Wilson Faculty Scholar, Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan (January 2015–December 2016).
  • Distinguished Professor Award, presented by Novelis, 2015.
  • Elected Fellow of Institute of Industrial Engineering (IIE), 2015
  • Faculty Achievement Award, Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 2013.
  • Elected Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2012.
  • Elected Senior Member of International Statistics Institute (ISI), 2012.
  • Forging Achievement Award from Forging Industry Educational and Research Foundation, 2007.
  • PECASE Award (Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers), 2004.
  • NSF CAREER Award from National Science Foundation, 2002. 
  • Excellence at the Student Interface Award from College of Engineering and Mines, University of Arizona, 2001

Best Paper Awards

  • Best Paper Award from the 11th International Conference on Frontiers of Design and Manufacturing (ICFDM) 2014. For paper “Real-time Within-cycle Monitoring of Nonlinear Profile Signals”, May 23-25, 2014, Nanjing, China.
  • Best Application Paper Award from IIE Transactions, 2012. For paper “Characterization of Nonlinear Profiles Variations using Mixed-Effect Models and Wavelets,” IIE Transactions on Quality and Reliability Engineering, 43, 275–290.
  • Best Paper Award from Industrial Engineering Research Conference, 2009. For paper “Blind Identification of Individual Source Signals from Aggregated Sensor Measurement,” May 31-June 2, 2009, Miami, FL.
  • Best Paper Award from Industrial Engineering Research Conference, 2008. For paper “Optimal Sensor Allocation for System Abnormality Detection by Integrating Causal Models and Set-Covering Algorithms,” May 17-21, 2008, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Best Paper Award from Industrial Engineering Research Conference, 2007. For paper “Multiscale Monitoring of Autocorrelated Processes Using Wavelets,” May 19-23, 2007, Nashville, TN, pp. 428-433.
  • Best Paper Award from IIE Transactions, 2006. For paper “Online Automatic Process Control Using Observable Noise Factors for Discrete-part Manufacturing,” IIE Transactions on Quality and Reliability Engineering, Vol. 36, No. 9, pp. 899-911.
  • Best Paper Award from Industrial Engineering Research Conference, 2006. For paper “Causation-Based T2 Decomposition for Multivariate Process Monitoring and Diagnosis,” May 20-24, 2006, Orlando, FL.
  • Best Paper Award from IIE Transactions, 2005. For paper “Cost-Variability-Sensitive Preventive Maintenance Considering Management Risk,” IIE Transactions on Quality and Reliability Engineering, Vol. 35, pp. 1091-1101.
  • Best Paper Award from American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2000. For paper “Process-oriented Tolerance Synthesis for Multistage Manufacturing Processes,” Proceedings of IMECE 2000, Nov. 5-10, 2000, Orlando, FL.