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Prof. George Q. Huang
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Prof. George Q. Huang 黃國全

Chair Professor of Smart Manufacturing; Director of Research Institute for Advanced Manufacturing


Brief Biosketch

George joined Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in December 2022 as Chair Professor of Smart Manufacturing. Prior to this appointment, he was Chair Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Head of Department in Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at The University of Hong Kong. He gained BEng and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Southeast University (China) and Cardiff University (UK) respectively. He has conducted research projects in areas of Smart Manufacturing, Logistics, and Construction through IoT-enabled Cyber-Physical Internet and Systems Analytics. His research has been supported with substantial government and industrial grants. He has directed a strong research team and collaborated closely with leading academic and industrial organizations through joint projects and start-up companies. He has published extensively and his works have been highly cited by research communities. He serves as associate editors and editorial members for several international journals. He is Chartered Engineer (CEng), Fellow of IEEE, IISE, ASME, HKIE, IET and CILT.


Research Specialties

Smart Manufacturing and Logistics; Cyber-Physical Internet; Systems Analytics 



Published over 300 papers in international journals with 10 recent representative articles listed below:

  1. SY Wang, GQ Huang, Meta-inventory, Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing 81, 102503
  2. S Ling, D Guo, Y Rong, GQ Huang, Real-time data-driven synchronous reconfiguration of human-centric smart assembly cell line under graduation intelligent manufacturing system, Journal of Manufacturing Systems 65, 378-390
  3. W Wu, W Chen, Y Fu, Y Jiang, GQ Huang, Unsupervised neural network-enabled spatial-temporal analytics for data authenticity under environmental smart reporting system, Computers in Industry 141, 103700
  4. D. Guo, R. Y. Zhong, Y. Rong and G. G. Q. Huang, "Synchronization of Shop-Floor Logistics and Manufacturing Under IIoT and Digital Twin-Enabled Graduation Intelligent Manufacturing System," in IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, doi: 10.1109/TCYB.2021.3108546.
  5. Y Jiang, M Li, M Li, X Liu, RY Zhong, W Pan, GQ Huang, Digital twin-enabled real-time synchronization for planning, scheduling, and execution in precast on-site assembly, Automation in Construction 141, 104397
  6. Zhiyuan Ouyang, Eric K.H. Leung, George Q. Huang, Community logistics and dynamic community partitioning: A new approach for solving e-commerce last mile delivery, European Journal of Operational Research, 2022,
  7. Mingxing Li, Daqiang Guo, Ming Li, Ting Qu & George Q. Huang (2022) Operation twins: production-intralogistics synchronisation in Industry 4.0, International Journal of Production Research, DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2022.2098874
  8. M Li, M Li, H Ding, S Ling, GQ Huang, Graduation-inspired synchronization for industry 4.0 planning, scheduling, and execution, Journal of Manufacturing Systems 64, 94-106
  9. M Li, RY Zhong, T Qu, GQ Huang, Spatial–temporal out-of-order execution for advanced planning and scheduling in cyber-physical factories, Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing 33 (5), 1355-1372
  10. Yiji Cai, Shuyi Wang, Zhiyuan Ouyang & George Q. Huang (2022) Impacts of social distancing measures on global supply chain configuration, International Journal of Production Research, DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2022.2053604

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