Hui Yang,  Ph.D.

 

Associate Professor

Office: Leonhard 221

Tel: 814-865-7397
Harold and Inge Marcus Department of

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University

310 Leonhard Building, University Park, PA

 

Complex Systems Monitoring, Modeling and Control Laboratory

News

·      09/2017, Dr. Yang is appointed as an Associate Editor of IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L).

·      05/2017, Congratulations! Chen Kan accepts the position as an Assistant Professor of Industrial, Manufacturing, & Systems Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington.

·      05/2017, Congratulations! Bing Yao won the IISE Health Systems Best Student Paper Competition at the IISE Annual Conference 2017 (May 20-23) for her paper titled “Physical-Statistical Modeling and Regularization of High-dimensional Dynamical Systems.”

·      05/2017, Congratulations! Chen-Bang Chen received the Best Paper Award in the Computers and Information Systems Division at the IISE Annual Conference 2017 (May 20-23) for his paper titled, “A Novel Pattern-Frequency Tree Approach for Transition Analysis and Anomaly Detection in Nonlinear and Nonstationary Systems.”

·       Call for papers - 2017 Special Issue on Automation Science and Engineering for Smart and Interconnected Healthcare Delivery Systems, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (Link).

·       Dr. Yang is appointed as an Associate Editor for the Proceedings of 2017 IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (IEEE CASE 2017).

·       Dr. Yang is appointed as an Associate Editor by the IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (JBHI).

·       Welcome Farhad Imani and Rui Zhu join the Complex Systems lab (Spring 2017)!

·       A new book is published on Healthcare Analytics: From Data to Knowledge to Healthcare Improvement.

·       Congratulations! Jenny Mclean from our lab is on the PSU news (Link)!

·       Dr. Yang is selected to be the best reviewer of the year 2015 by IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics.

·       Congratulations! Dongping Du accepts the position as an Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering at the Texas Tech University.

·       Congratulations! Yun Chen received the Best Paper Award in Computer and Information Systems at the IIE Annual Conference 2015.

·       Congratulations! Yun Chen and Gang Liu are selected as the Best Student Paper Award Finalist at the IEEE CASE 2014.

·       Congratulations! Dongping received the first place in the CIEADH Doctoral Colloquium poster competition at the IIE Annual Conference 2014.

·       Congratulations! Gang Liu received the 2014 ISERC Best Student Paper Award in Computer and Information Systems.

Click here for more news from the Complex Systems Lab

Research Group

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:

Complex systems monitoring, modeling and control

Healthcare informatics and signal processing

Big data analytics for large-scale complex systems

Nonlinear dynamic and chaos

Computer simulation and optimization

Quality engineering and applied statistics

Click here for photos of the Complex Systems Lab
Click here for Dr. Yang's Scenic Photography

Recent Publications

For a full list of publications, please click this Research Gate Link.
For research talks, please click the Presentations Slides Link.

1.    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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10479-017-2442-2

2.    C. Kan, C. Cheng, and H. Yang, “Heterogeneous recurrence monitoring of dynamic transients in ultraprecision machining processes,” Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 41, p.178-187, 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmsy.2016.08.007

3.   B. Yao and H. Yang, “Physics-driven spatiotemporal regularization for high-dimensional predictive modeling,” Scientific Reports, 6, 39012, 2016, http://www.nature.com/articles/srep39012

4.   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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TASE.2015.2459068 

5.   H. Yang, C. Kan, G. Liu, and Y. Chen, “Spatiotemporal differentiation of myocardial infarctions,” IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, Vol. 10, Issue 4, pp938-947, 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TASE.2013.2263497

6.    H. Yang, S. T. S. Bukkapatnam, and L. G. Barajas, "Local recurrence model for performance prediction and prognostics in nonlinear and nonstationary systems," Pattern Recognition, Vol. 44, No. 8, p1834-1840, 2011, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.patcog.2011.01.010

7.    M. Plumlee, V. R. Joesph, and H. Yang, “Calibrating functional parameters in the action potential of cardiac cells,” Journal of the American Statistical Association, Vol. 111, No. 514, 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01621459.2015.1119695

8.    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 (Poster presentation received the first place in the CIEADH Doctoral Colloquium poster competition), http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JBHI.2015.2458791

9.    D. Du, H. Yang, S. Norring, and E. Bennett, “In-silico modeling of glycosylation modulation dynamics in hERG channels and cardiac electrical signaling,” IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (Feature Article highlighted in the homepage of IEEE journal website), Vol. 18, No. 1, p205-214, 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JBHI.2013.2260864

10. H. Yang, "Multiscale recurrence quantification analysis of spatial cardiac vectorcardiogram (VCG)  signals," IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Vol. 58, No. 2, p339-347, 2011, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TBME.2010.2063704

Teaching

IE 516 Applied Stochastic Processes

IE 323 Statistical Methods in Industrial Engineers

EGN 3443 Probability and Statistics for Engineers

ESI 6247 Statistical Design Models

ESI 5236 Reliability Engineering

ESI 4221 Industrial Statistics and Quality Control

ESI 6934 Advanced Analytics I

Activities

Professional Activities:

Refree,   IIE Transactions, Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Annuals of Operation Research, Computer and Industrial Engineering, International Journal of Production Research, Quality and Reliability Engineering International, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, 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 Intelligent Systems, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics

Associate Editor, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (JBHI)

Associate Editor, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L)

Associate Editor, Proceedings of 2018 IEEE Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics

Associate Editor, Proceedings of 2017 IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering 

Associate Editor, Proceedings of 2014 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference (EMBC)

Guest Editor, IEEE Intelligent Systems

Guest Editor, Information Systems and e-Business Management

Guest Editor, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering

Guest Editor, IISE Transactions - Healthcare Systems Engineering

Program Chair, ISERC 2016, Anaheim, CA, May 21-24, 2016

President, IIE Society of Computer 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)

              Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)

Honors and Awards:

2015, NSF CAREER Award

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:

2017, Bing Yao, Winner of IISE Health Systems Best Student Paper Competition, Health Systems Engineering, IISE Annual Conference 2017, Pittsburg, PA

2017, Cheng-Bang Chen, Best Paper Award (placed the 1st in the competition), Computer and Information Systems, IISE Annual Conference 2017, Pittsburg, PA
2017, Wenxin Tong, Erickson Discovery Grant, undergraduate research in Summer 2017
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, Quality Control and Reliability Engineering, 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 poster competition, IIE Annual Conference 2014
2014, Chen Kan and Dongping Du, Placed 2nd in the IIE CIS Mobile App Competition, IIE Annual Conference 2014
2014, Gang Liu, Best Student Paper Award (placed 1st in the competition), IIE Annual Conference 2014
2013, Yun Chen and Dongping Du, Graduate Student Research Challenge Grant, University of South Florida
2012, Yun Chen, SRC student scholarship, American Statistical Association Spring Research Conference, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2011, Dongping Du, IBM Best Student Paper Award (placed 1st in the competition),  IEEE EMBC 2011, Boston, MA