Chao-Hsien Chu is an Associate Professor of Information Sciences and Technology at the School of Information Sciences and Technology and an Affiliate Associate Professor of Management Sciences at the Smeal College of Business Administration, The Pennsylvania State University. He is currently serving as the Chief Academic Advisor to the School of Management at Hebei University of Technology, China. Dr. Chu received his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the Pennsylvania State University in 1984, an MBA from Tatung Institute of Technology (Taiwan) and a B.E. in Industrial Engineering (I.E.) from Chung Yuan University (Taiwan). Dr. Chu has served on the faculty of the Iowa State University, Baruch College (City University of New York - CUNY) and the Tatung Institute of Technology (Taiwan), and was a Visiting Associate Professor of Management Sciences at the University of Tsukuba (Japan) in 1991/1992 and is an Adjunct Professor of Management and Engineering at the Hebei University of Technology (China). His industrial experiences include serving as a project leader, section chief, and consultant at Tatung Company - a multinational company with headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan and provided consulting services to a number of companies in China, Taiwan, and North American.
Chu's research interests are in (1) Intelligent Technologies (expert systems, fuzzy modeling, neural networks, genetic algorithms, etc.) and their applications to communication network and manufacturing systems design, (2) Netowking and Information Security, (3) Wireless/Mobile Computing, (4) Software and Systems Quality,and (5) Information Technology for Manufacturing Management, especially, investigating the problems, issues, strategies, and techniques for achieving manufacturing excellence. He has published articles in IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, Decision Support Systems, Decision Sciences, IIE Transactions, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Information Systems Management, OMEGA, Computers and Industrial Engineering, Journal of Operations Management, International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, among others. His first book (co-authored with Paul S. Greenlaw and Michael P. Hottenstein) PROSIM: A Production Management Simulation was published in 1991 by Harper Collins and the revised edition was published by Richard D. Irwin, Inc. in 1996. His research was funded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences - JSPS (nominated by the National Science Foundation - NSF) and Iowa Center for Emerging Manufacturing Technology (ICEMT). Dr. Chu received the best theoretical/empirical research paper award from the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) in 1989 and was awarded the research citation from the College of Business at Iowa State University in 1991.
Dr. Chu is in the Editorial Review Board of Int. Journal of Inforamtion Technology and Decision Making, Journal of Production and Operations Management and Journal of End User Computing. He has served as a committee member for the strategic planning for international affairs of DSI for three years. In addition, he is a frequent reviewer for European Journal of Operations Research, OMEGA, International Journal of Production Research, and Computers and Industrial Engineering. Dr. Chu is an active member of DSI, Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), Information Resources Management Association (IRMA), American Society of Quality (ASQ), Japanese Society of Fuzzy Theory and Systems (SOFT), and American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), where he is certified as CPIM.
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