Dr. Leyuan Shi is a professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is director of the Center for Quick Response Manufacturing.
Professor Shi received her PhD in applied mathematics from Harvard University in 1992. Her research interests include simulation modeling and large-scale optimization, having applications to operational planning, scheduling, and digital supply chain management. She has developed a novel optimization framework that has been extensively applied to scheduling and optimization of job shops manufacturing high-mix, low-volume products. Her research work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Office of Naval Research, and the State of Wisconsin.
Shi has been on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison for over 20 years and has worked with several companies including John Deere, Rockwell Automation, National Oilwell Varco, Fisher Barton and R&B Grinding. She is also one of the inventors of a set of digital tools including Manufacturing Execution Optimization (MEO), Maintenance Repair & Overhaul Optimization (MRO2), and Dynamic Manufacturing Critical-Path Time (DMCT).
Dr. Shi has published three books and more than 130 papers. She is an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) fellow and currently serves as editor for the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering and served on the editorial board for Manufacturing & Service Operations Management and INFORMS Journal on Computing. She has been the general chair, co-chair, and program committee member for many national and international conferences.