Institute of Engineering Systems

  The Engineering system group in the Department of Industrial Engineering of Tsinghua University endeavors to improve understanding about the nature of operations in engineering systems, such as, production systems, service systems (logistics, healthcare, etc), and develop methods and techniques to improve efficiency, quality and cost of manufacturing and service, since these factors directly affect the quality of life of people in China as well as in the world.


The mission of the engineering system group in the Department of Industrial Engineering of Tsinghua University is to: 
 Provide a systematic education program of engineering systems comprising of fundamental principles, methodologies and techniques, in-lab experiments and practices in real engineering systems; 
 Elaborate and advance the science of engineering systems; 
 Contribute to improvement of the efficiency, quality and cost of manufacturing and service system, with the aim of promoting a better quality of life.

The engineering system group in the Department of Industrial Engineering of Tsinghua University consists of 2 full professors, 7 associate professors, 4 assistant professor, 1 senior engineer, and 23 Ph.D. candidates. The following areas are explored in the group:



Zheng, Li, Professor

Zheng, Li received the B.S. and Ph.D. degree from Tsinghua University, China, in 1986 and 1991, He is currently an Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering, Tsinghua University, China. He was a visiting Professor in Georgia Tech during 1994 – 1996. He has authored/coauthored over 300 publications, and ten book chapters. His research interests include production and operation planning and scheduling, production system analysis and information Driven manufacturing. He won several important award, such as, the National Science and Technology Progress Award in 2005, the National Invention Award in 1990, Excellence Young Faculty Award from MOE in 2000. Dr. Zheng is a senior member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) and founding chair of IIE, China Chapter.


Wu, Su, Prefessor

His research interests include Manufacturing Engineering, Quality Management, Reliability and Equipments.


Wang, Kaibo, Professor and Associate Department Head 

Dr. Wang received his Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong, and both his M.S. and B.S. degrees in Mecha-tronics from Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, P.R.China. He did his post-doctoral research at HKUST.

Dr. Wang is on the Editorial Board for Journal of the Chinese Institute of Industrial Engineers (JCIIE). He has published papers on Journal of Quality Technology, Quality and Reliability Engineering International, International Journal of Production Research and others. He is also reviewing papers for Technometrics, JCIIE, IIE Transactions, Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, International Journal of Statistics, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society C (Applied Statistics), etc.

Dr. Wang has been actively involved in teaching, consulting, scholarly research, and service in the field of statistical quality control, quality engineering and management.

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Cheng, Ye, Associate Professor

His research interests include Production System, System Simulation, Task Scheduling, Integrated Manufacturing Technology.


Yu, Ming, Associate Professor

His research interests include Enterprise Information System, Evaluation and Decision support, System Engineering and Project Management.


Liu,Dacheng , Associate Professor

His research interests include Enterprise Diagnosis and Efficiency Improvement, Production Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Industry Aggregate and Logistics park planning, Logistics Information System.


Cai, Linning, Associate Professor, Co-Director, Tsinghua-UNC Center of Logistics and Enterprise Development

His research interests include Logistics System Scheduling, Logistics Information Systems, Computer Simulation



Zhang, Zhihai, Associate Professor

His research interests include System Optimization and Simulation, Scheduling Theory and Its Application, Logistics System Design and Optimization.


Cao, Hui,Associate Professor

Dr. Cao, Hui is an Associate Professor of the Department of Industrial Engineering at Tsinghua University, China. He received his M.Sc in Industrial Engineering from Tsinghua University in China and RWTH Aachen University in Germany, and a PhD in Industrial Engineering from National University of Ireland, Galway in 2008. His research interests include wireless manufacturing, supplier management, product lifecycle management, enterprise information systems and discrete event simulation.


Zhang, Chi, Assistant Professor

His research interests include systems reliability analysis and optimization, critical infrastructure protection, and facility location problem considering intentional attacks and fortification.


Yan,Jingbin, Senior Engineer

Her research interests include CAD/CAM, System Simulation, Virtual Reality Technology, Enterprise Information Systems.

Research Areas

Design, optimization and simulation of production & service system. Relevant topics include:

Supply chain and logistics management; 
 Modeling, simulation and optimization of manufacturing & service systems; 
 Planning production & service systems; 
 Innovative processing technology and devices; 
 Location and layout of production & service system; 
 Design and optimization of in-factory logistics system; 
 Optimizing the operation of industrial robots; 
 Design of work place and optimizing manual operations; 
 Optimization of the assemble process and assembly line balancing for model-mixed production; 
 Digital factory.


Lean production. Relevant topics include:

Lean production methodology; 
 Lear service methodology; 
 Sensing network; 
 Theory of effective information in monitoring; 
 Tracking and control of time-delayed system; 
 Measurement and evaluation of shop floor production; 
 Six sigma methodology.


Planning and Control. Relevant topics include:

Advanced planning and scheduling in production & service systems; 
 Electronic Kanban system; 
 Production control based on bottleneck analysis; 
 Production planning and scheduling in semiconductor industry, maintenance service, and railway transportation.


Quality Control and Management. Relevant topics include:

Methodology of quality inspection, control and management; 
 Online quality control system; 
 Reliability of devices; 
 Strategy of maintenance.




Enterprise Integration and IT Applications. Relevant topics include:

Manufacturing executive system; 
 Systematic modeling of enterprise; 
 Design and optimizing the business process; 
 Performance evaluation of enterprises; 
 Technology management and decision support; 
 Knowledge management and product development management; 
 Collaborative manufacturing; 


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