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CAI, Xiaoqiang

Title:

Presidential Chair Professor, HKIE Fellow, Academician of the International Academy for Systems and Cybernetic Sciences

Education Background

PhD, MEng (Tsinghua University)

BEng (Harbin Shipbuilding Engineering Institute)

Research Field
Industrial and systems engineering, operations research, and logistics and supply chain management science
Email

xqcai@cuhk.edu.cn

Biography:


Professor Cai received his Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from Tsinghua University in 1988. After conducting postdoctoral researches at the University of Cambridge and the Queen's University of Belfast, UK, from 1989 to 1991, he went on to take the position of Lecturer at The University of Western Australia during 1991-1993. Since joining The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in 1993, he has held the academic positions of Lecturer in 1993-1996, Senior Lecturer in 1996-2000, and full Professor from October 2000, at the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management (SEEM). He served as the Chairman of Department of SEEM during 1996-2003, Head of Graduate Division during 2009-2012, and founding Dean of General Education of Lee Woo Sing College during 2010-2014. He has been appointed as Dean of School of Science and Engineering (2014-17), Associate Vice President (2016-), and Presidential Chair Professor (2018-), of CUHK, Shenzhen.      

Professor Cai’s research interests are mainly in industrial and systems engineering, operations research, and logistics and supply chain management science. He has published over 200 papers in academic journals, books, and conferences, including more than 100 papers in leading journals (such as Operations Research, Management Science, Naval Research Logistics, Production and Operations Management, IIE Transactions, IEEE Transactions, and Transportation Research). He was the chair/co-chair for several international conferences, and member of the organizing committee/program committee/advisory committee for numerous international conferences. He has been an editor/associate editor/editorial board member of several academic journals, including IIE Transactions on Scheduling and Logistics, Journal of Scheduling, Fuzzy Decision Making and Optimization, and Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization. 

Professor Cai is a recipient of the Outstanding Young Scientist award (overseas category) from the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and the titles of “National 1000-Talent Plan Expert” and “Guangdong Pearl-River Leading Scholar”. He is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Engineers, and an Academician of the International Academy for Systems and Cybernetic Sciences.

Professor Cai’s research interests are mainly in industrial and systems engineering, operations research, and logistics and supply chain management science. He has published over 200 papers in academic journals, books, and conferences, including more than 100 papers in leading journals (such as Operations Research, Management Science, Naval Research Logistics, Production and Operations Management, IIE Transactions, IEEE Transactions, and Transportation Research). He was the chair/co-chair for several international conferences, and member of the organizing committee/program committee/advisory committee for numerous international conferences. He has been an editor/associate editor/editorial board member of several academic journals, including IIE Transactions on Scheduling and Logistics, Journal of Scheduling, Fuzzy Decision Making and Optimization, and Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization. 

Professor Cai is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Engineers, and an Academician of the International Academy for Systems and Cybernetic Sciences.


Academic Publications:


1.    Y.L.Zeng, L.M. Zhang, X.Q. Cai, and J.Li, Cost sharing for capacity transfer in cooperating queueing systems, Production and Operations Management, forthcoming. 

2.    M.H. Lai, X.Q. Cai, and X. Li, Mechanism design for collaborative production-distribution planning with shipment consolidation. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review. 106,pp. 137-159, Oct 2017.

3.    M.H. Lai, X.Q. Cai, and Q. Hu, An iterative auction for carrier collaboration in truckload pickup and delivery. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review. 107,pp. 60-80, Nov 2017.

4.    X. Li, Y.J. Li, and X.Q. Cai, On core sorting in RMTS and RMTO systems: A newsvendor framework, Decision Sciences, 47, pp. 60–93, Feb 2016.

5.    X. Li, Y.J. Li, X.Q. Cai, and J. Shan, Service channel choice for supply chain: who is better off by undertaking the service?, Production and Operations Management,  25, pp. 516–534, Mar 2016.

6.    X.Q. Cai, L.M. Wen, X.Y. Wu, and X. Zhou, Credibility estimation of distribution functions with applications to experience rating in general insurance. North American Actuarial Journal. 19, pp.311-335.  Oct 2015.

7.    X.Q. Cai and X. Zhou, Optimal policies for perishable products when transportation to export market is disrupted, Production and Operations Management, 23, pp. 907–923, May 2014.

8.    X. Cai, and G.L. Vairaktarakis, “Coordination of outsourced operations at a third-party facility subject to booking, overtime, and tardiness costs”, Operations Research, 60, pp. 1436-1450, Dec 2012.

9.    X. Cai, J. Chen, Y.B. Xiao, and X.L. Xu, “Optimization and Coordination of Fresh Product Supply Chains with Freshness-Keeping Effort”, Production and Operations Management, 19, pp. 261-278, 2010.

10.  X. Cai, X.Y. Wu, and X. Zhou, “Stochastic scheduling subject to preemptive-repeat breakdowns with incomplete information”, Operations Research, 57, pp. 1236-1249, 2009.

11.  X. Cai, X.Y. Wu and X. Zhou, “Dynamically Optimal Policies for Stochastic Scheduling Subject to Preemptive-Repeat Machine Breakdowns”. IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, 2, pp.158-172, 2005.

12.  X. Cai, X.Q. Sun, and X. Zhou, “Stochastic Scheduling Subject to Machine Breakdowns: The Preemptive-Repeat Model with Discounted Reward and Other Criteria”, Naval Research Logistics, 51, pp. 800-817, 2004.

13.  X. Cai, K.L. Teo, X.Q. Yang, and X.Y. Zhou, “Portfolio Optimization under a Minimax Rule”, Management Science, 46, pp. 957-972, 2000.

14.  X. Cai, C.-Y. Lee, and T.L. Wong, “Multi-Processor Task Scheduling to Minimize the Maximum Tardiness and the Total Completion Time”. IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, 16, pp. 824-830, 2000.

15.  X. Cai and S. Zhou, “Stochastic Scheduling on Parallel Machines Subject to Random Breakdowns to Minimize Expected Costs for Earliness and Tardy Jobs”, Operations Research, 47, pp. 422-437, 1999.