Feng Yang 2Feng Yang, Ph.D.

 

Associate Professor

Industrial and Management Systems Engineering Department

West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV, 26506

Phone: 304-293-9477 

Fax: 304-293-4970

Email: feng.yang@mail.wvu.edu

Web: http://www2.cemr.wvu.edu/~yang/

 

 

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Education

Research Interests

Professional Experience

Publications

Professional Affiliations

Teaching

Honors/Awards

 

EDUCATION

 

Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, June 2006

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.                        

M.S. in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, Dec 2002

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

B.E. in Electronic Engineering, July 2000

Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.                                                

 

RESEARCH INTEREST

 

·     Applied statistical methods

·     Design of experiment methodology and application

·     Computer Simulation of stochastic systems

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Associate Professor, Industrial and Management Systems Engineering Department, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 2013–present

Assistant Professor, Industrial and Management Systems Engineering Department, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 2006–2013

Research Assistant, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 2002–2006

Intern, General Motors R&D, Warren, MI, 06/2004 – 08/2004.                                                           

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Journal Articles

 

1.      M. Li*, F. Yang, H. Wan and J. W. Fowler, 2014, “Simulation-based experimental design and statistical modeling for lead time quotation,” Journal of Manufacturing Systems, in press. 

2.      K. Wang*, X. Chen, F. Yang, D. W. Porter and N. Q. Wu, 2014, “A new stochastic kriging method for modeling multi-source exposure–response data in toxicology studies,” ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2(7): 1581–1591, doi:10.1021/sc500102h.

3.      M. Zhi, F. Yang, F. Meng, M. Li, A. Manivannan and N. Q. Wu, 2014, “Effects of pore structure on performance of an activated-carbon supercapacitor electrode recycled from scrap waste tires,” ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2(7): 1592–1598, doi:10.1021/sc500336h.

4.      T. Sager, M. G. Wolfarth, S. Friend, A. F Hubbs, R. F. Hamilton, N. Q. Wu, F. Yang, D. W. Porter and A. Holian, 2014, “Effect of multi-walled carbon nanotube surface modification on bioactivity in the C57Bl/6 mouse model,” Nanotoxicology 8(3): 317-327,  doi:10.3109/17435390.2013.779757.

5.      Z. Geng*, F. Yang, M. Li* and N. Q. Wu, 2013, “A bootstrapping-based statistical procedure for multivariate calibration of sensor arrays,” Sensors & Actuators B 188: 440-453.

6.      K. Wang*, F. Yang, D. W. Porter and N. Q. Wu, 2013, “Two-stage experimental design for dose-response modeling in toxicology studies,” ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 1(9): 1119-1128.

7.      R. F. Hamilton, C. Xiang, M. Li, I. Ka, F. Yang, D. Ma, D. W. Porter, N. Q. Wu and A. Holian, 2013, “Purification and sidewall functionalization of multi-walled carbon nanotubes and resulting bioactivity in two macrophage models,” Inhalation Toxicology 25(4): 199-210.

8.      D. W. Porter, N. Q. Wu, A. Hubbs, R. Mercer, K. Funk, F. Meng, J. Li, M. Wolfarth, L. Battelli, S. Friend; M. Andrew, R. Hamilton, K. Sriram, F. Yang, V. Castranova and A. Holian, 2013, Differential mouse pulmonary dose- and time course-responses to titanium dioxide nanospheres and nanobelts,” Toxicological Sciences 131(1): 179-193, doi:10.1093/toxsci/kfs261.

9.      F. Yang, Z. Geng*, A. Koneru, M. Zhi, H. Li and N. Q. Wu, 2013, “Dynamic calibration of an electrochemical sensor for accelerated analyte quantification,” IEEE Sensors Journal 13 (4): 1192-1199.

10.   C. Xiang, F. Yang, M. Li, M. Jaridi, and N. Q. Wu, 2013, “Experimental and statistical analysis of surface charge, aggregation and adsorption behaviors of surface-functionalized titanium dioxide nanoparticles in aquatic system,” Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 15 (1): 1293-1304, doi:10.1007/s11051-012-1293-7.

11.   F. Yang and J. Liu*, 2012, “Simulation-based transfer function modeling for transient analysis of general queueing systems,” European Journal of Operational Research 223: 150-166.

12.   M. Zhi, A. Koneru, F. Yang, A. Manivannan, J. Li and N. Q. Wu, 2012, “Electrospun La0.8Sr0.2MnO3 nanofibers for high-temperature electrochemical carbon monoxide sensor,” Nanotechnology 23: 305501, doi:10.1088/0957-4484/23/30/305501.

13.   F. Meng, Z. Hong, J. Arndt, M. Li, M. Zhi, F. Yang, and N. Q. Wu, 2012, “Visible light photocatalytic activity of nitrogen-doped La2Ti2O7 nanosheets originating from band gap narrowing,” Nano Research 5 (3): 213-221, doi:10.1007/s12274-012-0201-x. 

14.   Z. Geng*, F. Yang and N. Wu, 2011, “Optimum design of sensor arrays via simulation-based multivariate calibration,” Sensors & Actuators: B. Chemical 156 (2): 854-862.

15.   J. Liu*, F. Yang, H. Wan and J. W. Fowler, 2011, “Capacity planning through queueing analysis and simulation-based statistical methods: a case study for semiconductor wafer fabs,” International Journal of Production Research 49 (15): 4573-4591.

16.   F. Yang, J. Liu, B. L. Nelson, B. E. Ankenman and M. Tongarlak, 2011, “Metamodeling for cycle time-throughput-product mix surfaces using progressive model fitting,” Production Planning and Control 22 (1): 50-68.

17.   F. Yang, 2010, “Neural network metamodeling for cycle-time based performance profiles in manufacturing,” European Journal of Operational Research 205 (1): 172-185.

18.   F. Yang, B. E. Ankenman and B. L. Nelson, 2008, “Estimating cycle time percentile curves for manufacturing systems via simulation,” INFORMS Journal on Computing 20 (4): 628-643. 

19.   F. Yang, B. E. Ankenman and B. L. Nelson, 2007, “Efficient generation of cycle time-throughput curves through simulation and metamodeling,” Naval Research Logistics 54: 78-93.

 

*WVU students under the supervision of Dr. Feng Yang

 

Book Chapter

 

B. E. Ankenman, J. M. Bekki, J. W. Fowler, G. T. Mackulak, B. L. Nelson and F. Yang, 2011, “Simulation in production planning, an overview with emphasis on recent developments in cycle time estimation,” Chapter 19 in Planning Production and Inventories in the Extended Enterprise: A State of the Art Handbook, Volume 1, eds. By K. G. Kempf, P. Keskinocak, and R. Uzsoy, Springer

 

Refereed Proceedings

 

X. Chen, K. Wang and F. Yang, “Stochastic kriging with qualitative factors,” Proceedings of the 2013 Winter Simulation Conference, 790-801.

J. Liu*, C. Li*, F. Yang, H. Wan and R. Uzsoy, 2011, “Production planning for semiconductor manufacturing via simulation optimization,” Proceedings of the 2011 Winter Simulation Conference, 3617-3627.

F. Yang and J. Liu*, 2010, “Transient analysis of general queueing systems via simulation-based transfer function modeling,” Proceedings of the 2010 Winter Simulation Conference, 1110-1122.

J. Liu* and F. Yang, 2008, “Evaluating the transient behavior of queueing systems via simulation and transfer function modeling,” Proceedings of the 2008 Winter Simulation Conference, 516-524.

J. Xu*, F. Yang and H. Wan, 2007, “Controlled sequential bifurcation for software reliability study,” Proceedings of the 2007 Winter Simulation Conference, 281-288.

F. Yang, J. Liu*, M. Tongarlak, B. E. Ankenman and B. L. Nelson,  2007, “Metamodeling for cycle time-throughput-product mix surfaces using progressive model fitting,” Proceedings of the 2007 Winter Simulation Conference, 322-330.

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND SERVICES

 

Member, Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS), 2001- Present.

Member, INFORMS Simulation Society, 2003- Present.

Chair, the Committee of Under-represented Minorities and Women (CUMW) for the INFORMS Simulation Society, 2012-2013.

Member, the Committee of Under-represented Minorities and Women (CUMW) for the INFORMS Simulation Society, 2011-2014.

Judge, INFORMS QSR (Quality, Statistics, and Reliability) Best Student Paper, 2008.

Judge, Student Paper Contest, IIE 2006 Region IV Conference, West Lafayette, IN, Feb 10-12, 2006.

Academic Co-Chair, INFORMS Northwestern Student Chapter, 2005-2006.

 

TEACHING

 

IENG 314 Advanced Analysis of Engineering Data

IENG 455 Simulation by Digital Methods

IENG 756 Introduction to Applied Stochastic Processes

 

HONORS/AWARDS

·     “Analysis and computer simulation of state psychiatric hospital admission," $15,000, 2013, sponsored by Department of Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry, WVU; Role: Co-PI; Share: $10,000.

·     “A statistical procedure for multivariate calibration of sensor arrays,” $25,000, 2012-2013, NASA WV Space Grant Consortium, 2012-2013; Role: PI; Responsibility: 100%.

·     “Transient analysis of manufacturing systems: a simulation-based transfer function modeling approach for responsive production planning,” $196,815, NSF, 2011-2014; Role: PI; Responsibility: 100%.

·     “Efficient design of biological experiments for dose-response modeling in nanomaterial toxicology studies,” $196,815, NSF, 2011-2014; Role: PI; Responsibility: 100%.

·     “Bioactivity of engineered fiber-shaped nanomaterials,” $900,000, NIH, 2009-2011 (PI: A. Holian and N. Wu); Role: Co-PI; Share: $191,051.

·     “Sensitivity Analysis of Reliability for Structure-Based Software via Simulation,” $49,900, the NASA Office of Safety and Mission Assurance (OSMA) Software Assurance Research Program (SARP) managed through the NASA Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Facility, Fairmont, West Virginia, 2006-2007; Role: PI; Responsibility: 100%.