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Hui Yang, PhD, IISE Fellow
Schreyer Distinguished Honors Faculty Fellow
PI & Site Director: NSF Center for Health Organization Transformation
Professor: Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Bioengineering
Affiliate: Penn State Cancer Institute (PSCI), Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), Institute for Computational and Data Sciences (ICDS), CIMP-3D
Office: Leonhard 221, Penn State, University Park | Tel: 814-865-7397
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Research Interests: Sensor-based modeling and analysis of complex systems for process monitoring/control, system diagnostics/prognostics, quality improvement, and performance optimization, with special focus on nonlinear stochastic dynamics, and the resulting chaotic, recurrence, multifractal, self-organizing, long-range dependence behaviors:

Sensing systems, data analytics, and artificial intelligence
Network science, nonlinear dynamics, and chaos
Computer simulation, system dynamics, and optimization
Quality engineering and applied statistics
Smart manufacturing and industry 4.0
Smart health, healthcare informatics, signal processing

Biography: Dr. Hui Yang is a Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Bioengineering at Penn State, and is affiliated with Penn State Cancer Institute (PSCI), Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), Institute for Computational and Data Sciences (ICDS), CIMP-3D. Currently, he serves as the PI and site director of NSF Center for Health Organization Transformation (CHOT). He received his BS and MS degrees from China University of Mining and Technology (Beijing), PhD from Oklahoma State University. Prior to joining Penn State in 2015, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering at the University of South Florida from 2009 to 2015.

Dr. Yang was the president (2017-2018) of IISE Data Analytics and Information Systems Society, the president (2015-2016) of INFORMS Quality, Statistics and Reliability (QSR) society, and the program chair of 2016 IISE Annual Conference. He is also an associate editor for IISE Transactions, IISE Transactions Healthcare Systems Engineering, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (JBHI), IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (TASE), IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), Quality Technology & Quantitative Management, and an Associate Editor for the Proceedings of IEEE CASE, IEEE EMBC, and IEEE BHI.

NEWS

- 11/2020, A new research project is sponsored by Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) to design and develop novel self-powered sensing and analytical methods for smart manufacturing.
- 10/2020, Featured research in the PSU news - New method enables automated protections for sensitive data.
- 10/2020, Featured research in the IISE Magazine - Detecting mental disorders with sensor-based virtual reality.
- 07/2020, A research project, in collaboration with Argolytics, is sponsored by Manufacturing PA Innovation Program to design and develop sensor-based statistical quality control methods for advanced manufacturing.
- 06/2020, A research project on breast cancer, in collaboration with the Susan G. Komen foundation, is highlighted on the National Science Foundation IUCRC website.
- 05/2020, Congratulations! Siqi Zhang and Runsang Liu will receive the NSF INTERN scholarship to augment their academic research with industrial training in Summer 2020 with the IoT and AI group at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center.
- 04/2020, Congratulations! Farhad Imani will join the University of Connecticut as an asistant professor, starting in Fall 2020.
- 03/2020, a new NSF RAPID grant to model novel coronavirus for spread mitigation.
- 02/2020, Congratulations! Cheng-bang Chen will join the University of Miami as an asistant professor, starting in Fall 2020.
- 10/2019, Featured research in the IISE Magazine - Internet of things, analytics usher in new generation of smart manufacturing.
- 09/2019, a new grant from National Institute of Standards and Technology to study Additive Manufacturing ontology and analytics.
- 08/2019, a new NSF grant to study how glycosylation disrupts the harmony of muscle cell activity in the heart.
- 08/2019, Featured research in the IISE Magazine - "Big data" help delivery of smart healthcare in intensive care units.
- 03/2019, Congratulations! Bing Yao accepts the position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management at the Oklahoma State University.
- 02/2019, Congratulations! Adam Meyers received the NSF INTERN scholarship to augment his academic research with industrial training in Summer 2019 with the IoT and AI group at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center.
- 02/2019, Featured research in IISE Magazine - a new wireless gait-sensing system to track the locomotion dynamics of assisted-living facilities residents and aid in the screening and detection of progressive dementia conditions, https://doi.org/10.1080/24725579.2018.1530315.

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STUDENTS AND ALUMNI

Current PhD Students

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Ruimin Chen Economics, Manufacturing, & Healthcare

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Adam Meyers Sensor Networks & Data Science

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Marta Ventura Operations Research & Healthcare Analytics

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Alexander Krall Internet of Things & Data Science

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Haedong Kim Simulation Modeling & Health Informatics

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Runsang Liu Smart Manufacturing & Engineering Design

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PUBLICATIONS

For a full list of publications, please click the Research Gate Link or Google Scholar.
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Operations Engineering

[1] H. Yang, S. Kumara, S. Bukkapatnam, and F. Tsung, “The internet of things for smart manufacturing – a review,” IISE Transactions, p1-36, 2019, 10.1080/24725854.2018.1555383
[2] B. Yao, C. McLean, and H. Yang, “Robust optimization of dynamic route planning in the same-day delivery networks,” Networks, Vol. 73, No. 4, p434-452, 2019, 10.1002/net.21890
[3] C. Kan and H. Yang, “Dynamic network monitoring and control of high-dimensional imaging profiles,” Quality and Reliability Engineering International, Vol. 33, No. 8, p2003-2022, 2017, 10.1002/qre.2163
[4] G. Liu and H. Yang, “Self-organizing network for group variable selection and predictive modeling,” Annals of Operations Research, Vol. 33, No. 9, p1399-1418, 2017, 10.1007/s10479-017-2442-2
[5] Y. Chen and H. Yang, “Sparse modeling and recursive prediction of space-time dynamics in stochastic sensor networks,” IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, Vol. 13, No. 1, p215-226, 2016, 10.1109/TASE.2015.2459068

Manufacturing

[1] H. Yang, P. Rao, T. Simpson, Y. Lu, P. Witherell, A. Nassar, E. W. Reutzel, and S. Kumara, “Six-sigma quality management of additive manufacturing,” Proceedings of the IEEE , 2020. 10.1109/JPROC.2020.3034519
[2] H. Yang, R. Liu, and S. Kumara, “Self-organizing Network Modelling of 3D Objects,” CIRP Annals, 2020, 10.1016/j.cirp.2020.04.099
[3] B. Yao, F. Imani, A. Sakpal, E. W. Reutzel, and H. Yang, “Multifractal analysis of image profiles for the characterization and detection of defects in additive manufacturing,” ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 140, No.3, p.031014-13, 2017, 10.1115/1.4037891
[4] C. Kan, S. Kumara, and H. Yang, “Parallel computing and network analytics for fast internet-of-things (IoT) machine information processing and condition monitoring,” Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 46, p282-293, 2018, 10.1016/j.jmsy.2018.01.010
[5] F. Imani, R. Chen, E. Diewald, E. Reutzel, and H. Yang, “Deep learning of variant geometry in layerwise imaging profiles for additive manufacturing quality control” ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering , 2019, 10.1115/1.4044420

Health Care

[1] B. Yao, R. Zhu, and H. Yang, "Characterizing the location and extent of myocardial infarctions with inverse ECG modeling and spatiotemporal regularization," IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, Vol. 22, No. 5, p1445 - 1455, 2017, 10.1109/JBHI.2017.2768534
[2] D. Du, H. Yang, A. Ednie, and E. Bennett, "Statistical metamodeling and sequential design of computer experiments to model glyco-altered gating of sodium channels in cardiac myocytes," IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, Vol. 20, No. 5, p1439-1452, 2016, 10.1109/JBHI.2015.2458791
[3] C. Kan, K.P. Yip, and H. Yang, "Two-phase greedy pursuit algorithm for automatic detection and characterization of transient calcium signaling," IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, Vol. 19, No. 2, p687-697, 2014, 10.1109/JBHI.2014.2312293
[4] G. Liu, and H. Yang, "Multiscale adaptive basis function modeling of spatiotemporal cardiac electrical signals," IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, Vol. 17, No. 2, p484-492, 2013, 10.1109/JBHI.2013.2243842
[5] H. Yang, "Multiscale recurrence quantification analysis of spatial cardiac vectorcardiogram (VCG) signals," IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Vol. 58, No. 2, p339-347, 2011, 10.1109/TBME.2010.2063704

Nonlinear Science

[1] H. Yang, C-B. Chen and S. Kumara, “Heterogeneous recurrence analysis of spatial data,” Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science, Vol. 30, No. 1, p013119, 2019, 10.1063/1.5129959
[2] C-B. Chen, H. Yang and S. Kumara, “Recurrence network modeling and analysis of spatial data,” Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science, Vol. 28, No. 8, p085714, 2018, 10.1063/1.5024917
[3] H. Yang and Y. Chen, “Heterogeneous recurrence monitoring and control of nonlinear stochastic processes,” Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science, Vol. 24, No. 1, p013138, 2014, 10.1063/1.4869306
[4] H. Yang and G. Liu, “Self-organized topology of recurrence-based complex networks,” Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science, Vol. 23, No. 4, p043116, 2013, 10.1063/1.4829877
[5] Y. Chen, and H. Yang, “Multiscale recurrence analysis of long-term nonlinear and nonstationary time series,” Chaos, Solitons and Fractals, Vol. 45, No. 7, p978-987, 2012, 10.1016/j.chaos.2012.03.013

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Refree, IISE Transactions, IISE Transactions Healthcare Systems Engineering, Technometrics, Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Annuals of Operation Research, INFORMS Journal on Computing, INFORMS Journal on Service Science, Computer and Industrial Engineering, International Journal of Production Research, Quality and Reliability Engineering International, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical & Engineering Science, ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Chaos, Physics Review, Biophysical Journal, Physical Letters, Medical Engineering and Physics, Computers in Biology and Medicine, IEEE Access, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Intelligent Systems, IEEE Sensors Journal, IEEE Transactions on Reliability, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics
Associate Editor, IISE Transactions, IISE Transactions Healthcare Systems Engineering, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (JBHI), IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, Quality Technology and Quality Management
Associate Editor, IEEE Conference Proceedings (CASE, EMBC, BHI/BSN)
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Manufacturing Systems
Guest Editor, IEEE Intelligent Systems
Guest Editor, Information Systems and e-Business Management
Program Chair, IISE Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA, May 21-24, 2016
President, IISE Society of Data Analytics and Information Systems, 2017~2018
Chair, INFORMS Quality, Statistics and Reliability (QSR) section, 2015~2016
Council member, INFORMS Data Mining section, 2012~2014
Council member, INFORMS Quality, Statistics and Reliability (QSR) section, 2012~2014
Newsletter editor, INFORMS Quality, Statistics and Reliability (QSR) section, 2010~2012
Cluster Chair, Quality, Statistics and Reliability (QSR) section, 2015 INFORMS Annual Meeting
Cluster Chair, Artificial Intelligence (AI) section, 2014 INFORMS Annual Meeting
Program Chair, 2012 INFORMS Workshop on Data Mining and Health Informatics
Program Chair, 2014 INFORMS Workshop on Data Mining and Analytics
Member, American Heart Association (AHA), Institute for Industrial Engineers (IIE), American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), The Industrial Engineering Honor Society (Alpha Pi Mu), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Amecian Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)

HONORS AND AWARDS

2015, NSF CAREER Award
2015, Harold and Inge Marcus Professorship
2015, USF Outstanding Faculty Award
2015, IERC Best Paper Award, Computer and Information Systems Track, Nashville, Tennessee
2010, IERC Best Paper Award, Computer and Information Systems Track, Cancun, Mexico
2009, IERC Best Paper Award, Manufacturing and Design Track, Miami, FL
2009, Phoenix Award Finalist, Oklahoma State University
2008, Niblack Biomedical Research Assistantship, Pfizer and Oklahoma State University
2008, Distinguished Graduate Fellowship, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
2007, NSF Travel Grant, Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation, NSF

Advised Student Honors

2019, Ruimin Chen, NSF Sponsored Travel Award, IEEE CASE 2019 August 22-26, Vancouver, Canada
2019, Juan Gomez Lorente, Student Marshal and Schreyer Scholar, Penn State
2019, Ruimin Chen, Best Poster Award, The 2nd Northeast Regional Conference on Complex Systems, April 3-5
2018, Farhad Imani, Best Poster Award, QCRE Best Poster Competition, IISE Annual Conference, Orlando, FL
2018, Farhad Imani, Finalist, Best Student Paper Competition, Health Systems, IISE Annual Conference, Orlando, FL
2018, Farhad Imani, NSF Sponsored Travel Award, ASME MSEC 2018, College Station, TX, June 18-22
2018, Bing Yao, NSF Sponsored Travel Award, ASME MSEC 2018, College Station, TX, June 18-22
2018, Bing Yao, Best Poster Award, The 1st Northeast Regional Conference on Complex Systems, April 11-14
2018, Daniel Stauffer (undergraduate REU), Best Poster Award, Service Enterprise Engineering poster competition
2017, Wenxin Tong (undergraduate REU), Erickson Discovery Grant
2017, Bing Yao, NSF Sponsored Travel Award, IEEE BHI Conference, Las Vegas, NV, March 4-7, 2018
2017, Bing Yao, Winner of Best Student Paper Competition, Health Systems, IISE Annual Conference, Pittsburg, PA
2017, Cheng-Bang Chen, Best Paper Award, Computer and Information Systems, IISE Annual Conference, Pittsburg, PA
2017, Bing Yao, Winner of graduate student research poster competition, Penn State IME
2016, Bing Yao, Finalist in INFORMS MIF student poster competition, INFORMS 2016
2016, Chen Kan, Finalist in the Best Student Paper competition, QCRE, ISERC 2016
2015, Yun Chen, Best Paper Award, IIE Annual Conference 2015, Nashville, Tennessee
2014, Yun Chen and Gang Liu, Best Student Paper Finalist, IEEE CASE 2014, Taibei, Taiwan
2014, Dongping Du and Chen Kan, Entrepreneurship Lead, NSF I-Corps Team
2014, Dongping Du, Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, University of South Florida
2014, Dongping Du, Placed 1st in the CIEADH Doctoral Colloquium competition, IIE Annual Conference
2014, Chen Kan and Dongping Du, Placed 2nd in the IIE CIS Mobile App Competition, IIE Annual Conference
2014, Gang Liu, Best Student Paper Award, IIE Annual Conference 2014
2013, Yun Chen, Graduate Student Research Challenge Grant, University of South Florida
2012, Yun Chen, SRC student scholarship, ASA Spring Research Conference, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2011, Dongping Du, IBM Best Student Paper Award, IEEE EMBC 2011, Boston, MA

Thanks to Sponsors

National Science Foundation (NSF)
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Lockheed Martin and NSF Center for e-Design
Susan G Koman Cancer Foundation
NSF Center for Health Organization Transformation
Manufacturing PA Innovation Program
Applied Research Lab
Institute of Cyberscience
James A. Haley Veterans Hospital
Florida James and Esther King Biomedical research program

Contact

Complex Systems Monitoring, Modeling and Control Laboratory
The Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
310 Leonhard Building, University Park, PA 16802-4400
The Pennsylvania State University