Feng Yang, Ph.D.
Industrial and Management Systems Engineering Department
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV, 26506
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.
· Applied statistical methods
· Design of experiment methodology and application
· Computer Simulation of stochastic systems
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.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. C. Xiang, F. Yang, M. Li, M. Jaridi, and N. Q. Wu, 2012, “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), doi: 10.1007/s11051-012-1293-7.
4. 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.
5. 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, 2012, “Differential mouse pulmonary dose- and time course-responses to titanium dioxide nanospheres and nanobelts,” Toxicological Sciences 2012, doi: 10.1093/toxsci/kfs261.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. F. Yang, 2010, “Neural network metamodeling for cycle-time based performance profiles in manufacturing,” European Journal of Operational Research 205 (1): 172-185.
11. 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.
12. 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 supervision of Dr. Feng Yang
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
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.
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.
IENG 314 Advanced Analysis of Engineering Data
IENG 455 Simulation by Digital Methods
IENG 756 Introduction to Applied Stochastic Processes
· “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%.