Professor Lixin Tang received awards by Lanqing Li (former Standing Committee of the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau, Vice Premier of the State Council) and Yongxiang Lu (Vice Chairman of NPC, and President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences) for the outstanding contribution to the area of production scheduling and logistics applications in 2009.

Industrial & System Engineering takes system engineering and management science as philosophy, takes operations research and mathematical optimization as theoretical basis, and takes automation, information and computer technology as tools, to analysis, design and optimize various complicated manufacture and logistics systems that consisted of resource, energy, equipment and information in the production process and logistics operations, thus realize the automation and optimization of planning, scheduling and the operation for the process of production and logistics, so as to achieve maximum efficiency and effectiveness of these systems.

As a support institute of Control Science and Engineering discipline, the Institute of Industrial & System Engineering takes the research concept of "Rooted in Industry, Dedicated in Academic", and is dedicated to the scientific and application research in the area of plant-wide production and logistics planning of smart industry, production and logistics batching and scheduling, operations analytics and optimization for smart industry, optimal and predictive control for cyber-physics system, continuous mathematical optimization, integer and combinatorial optimization, data analytics and machine learning, computational intelligent optimization and engineering applications in manufacturing (steel, petroleum-chemical, nonferrous), energy, resources industry and logistics systems.

The Director, Professor Lixin Tang, is the Leader of the Systems Engineering State Key Discipline of Northeastern University, a member of the discipline review group of the State Council for Control Science & Engineering, a member of the discipline review group of the National Natural Science Foundation, a Cheung Kong Scholars Chair Professor, and the leader of an Innovative Research Group of the National Natural Science Foundation of China. The institute possesses an Innovative Research Group of the National Natural Science Foundation.


Keywords: Planning and Scheduling, Logistics, Batching, Lagrangian relaxation, Column generation, Benders decomposition, Differential evolution, Meta-heuristics.

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