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Wai Kin (Victor) Chan

Professor, Co-Associate Director
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E-MAIL : chanw@sz.tsinghua.edu.cn
PHONE : +86 0755-36881023
OFFICE LOCATION : C3-2102 and C2-1509
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  • 个人简历BIOGRAPHY

    Dr. Chan is Professor and Co-Deputy Director of the Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute, Tsinghua University, China. Prior to joining Tsinghua, he served on the faculty of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy, NY.  Dr. Chan has served as the lead editor of the 2017 Winter Simulation Conference, co-editor of the 2015 Winter Simulation Conference, program chair of the 2013 Industrial and System Engineering Research Conference, editor of the IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, and associate editor of the IIE Transactions, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, and Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research. In addition, Dr. Chan has served as program committee for several other international conferences, referee for a number of journals and conference proceedings, panelist for U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), and Macau Science and Technology Development Fund (FDCT). 

  • 教育背景EDUCATION BACKGROUND

    2005, Ph.D., Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, University of California, Berkeley

    2001, M.S., Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, University of California, Berkeley

    2000, M.E., Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University

    1997, B.E., Electrical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

    1997, Second B.E. in Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

  • 学术背景ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
  • 工作经历PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    2017 – present, Professor and Co-Deputy Director, Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute, Tsinghua University

  • 学术任职ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
  • 额外职务ADDITIONAL POSITIONS
  • 学术职务ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
  • 访问经历VISITING EXPERIENCE
  • 业界经历INDUSTRIAL EXPERIENCES
  • 学术兼职PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES
  • 兼职情况AFFILIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES
  • 社会兼职SOCIAL APPOINTMENTS
  • 会议组织CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION
  • 实习INTERNSHIP
  • 研究RESEARCH

    Research Expertise and Interest

    Methodology:

    Discrete-Event Simulation (DES)

    Optimization

    Scheduling

    Application:

    Social Networks

    Healthcare

    W. K. V. Chan. “Linear Programming Formulation of Idle Times for Single-Server Discrete-Event Simulation Models.” Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research, 33(5): 1650038-1:1650038-17, 2016. (SCI, EI)

    W. K. V. Chan. “Generalized Lindley-Type Recursive Representations for Multiple-Server Tandem Queues with Blocking.” ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation, 20(4): 1-19, 2010. (SCIE, EI)

    W. K. V. Chan and L.W. Schruben. “Mathematical Programming Models of Closed Tandem Queueing Networks.” ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation, 19(1): 1-27, 2008. (SCIE, EI)

    H. Zhang and W. K. V. Chan. “Mathematical Programming-Based Perturbation Analysis for GI/G/1 Queues.” Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference. pp.553-559, Washington D.C., December 9-12, 2007. (EI)

    W. K. V. Chan and L. W. Schruben. “Generating Scheduling Constraints for Discrete Event Dynamic Systems.” Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference, pp.568-576, Washington D.C., December 5-8, 2004. (EI)

    L. W. Schruben, T. M. Roeder, W. K. V. Chan, P. Hyden, M. Freimer. “Advanced Event Scheduling Methodology.” Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference, pp.159-165, New Orleans, LA, December 7-10, 2003. (EI)


    Social Networks:

    W. K. V. Chan. “Agent-Based and Regression Models of Social Influence.” Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference, pp.1395-1406, Las Vegas, NV, December 3-6, 2017. (EI)

    W. K. V. Chan and C. Hsu. “When Human Networks Collide: the Degree Distributions of Hyper-Networks?” IIE Transactions, 47(9): 929-942, 2015. (SCI, EI)

    W. K. V. Chan and C. Hsu. “How Hyper-Network Analysis Help Understand Human Networks?” Service Science, 2(4): 270-280, 2010. (SSCI)

    W. K. V. Chan and C. Hsu. “Service Scaling on Hyper-Networks.” Service Science, 1(1): 17-31, 2009. (SSCI)

    W. K. V. Chan and C. Hsu. “A Science of Scaling: Service Hyper-Networks.” Proceedings of the INFORMS International Conference on Service Science, Hong Kong, China, August 6-8, 2009. (EI)


    Transportation and Disaster Management:

    W. K. V. Chan and C. L. P. Chen. “Consensus Control with Failure – Wait or Abandon?” IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, 46(1): 75-84, 2016. DOI: 10.1109/TCYB.2015.2394471. (SCI, EI)

    B. Zhang, W. K. V. Chan, S. Ukkusuri. “On the Modeling of Transportation Evacuation: An Agent-Based Discrete-Event Hybrid-Space Approach.” Journal ofSimulation, 8(4): 259-270, 2014. (SCIE, EI)

    B. Zhang, S. Ukkusuri, W. K. V. Chan. “Agent-Based Modeling for Household Level Hurricane Evacuation.” Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference, pp.277802784, Austin, TX, December 13-16, 2009. (EI)

    A. Kuang, Z. Huang, and W. K. V. Chan. “An Analysis on Road Network Capacity Reliability Analysis Based on OD Pair Travel Time Reliability.” International Conference on Intelligent Computation Technology and Automation, pp.333-337, Changsha, China, October 20-22, 2008.


    Healthcare and Service Systems:

    B. Gao, W. K. V. Chan, X. N. Deng, and L. Chi. “On the Size Distribution and Growth Dynamics of Online Stores: A Case of China’s Taobao.com.” Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, 17: 161-172, 2016. (SSCI, EI)

    W. K. V. Chan, and B. Gao. “Unfair Consequence of Fair Competition in Service Systems---An Agent-Based and Queueing Approach.” Service Science, 5(3): 249-262, 2013. (SSCI)

    W. Wu, W. K. V. Chan, and L. Chi. “An SDP-Greedy Algorithm for the Key Player Problem.” Proceedings of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, pp. 3815-3824, San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 18-22, 2013. (ProQuest)

    W. K. V. Chan. “An Analysis of Emerging Behaviors in Large-Scale Queueing-Based Service Systems Using Agent-Based Simulation.” Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference, pp.872-878, Miami, FL, December 7-10, 2008. (EI)


    Agent-based Simulation and Distributed Systems:

    Z. Zhou, W. K. V. Chan, and J. Chow. “Bidding Behaviors in Duopoly Electricity Markets with Aspirant Market Share Goals.” Simulation, 89(11): 1369-1387, 2013. (SCIE, EI)

    M. N. Aman, W. K. V. Chan, and B. Sikdar. “'Collision Detection in IEEE 802.11 Networks by Error Vector Magnitude Analysis.” Proceedings of the IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, pp.5218-5223, Anaheim, CA, December 3-7, 2012. (EI)

    W. K. V. Chan, Y. Son, and C. M. Macal. “Agent-based Simulation Tutorial.” Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference, pp.135-150, Baltimore, MD, December 5-8, 2010. (EI)

    Z. Zhou, W. K. V. Chan, J. Chow, and Serhiy Kotsan. “Impacts of Bidding Behaviors on Power Markets and Electricity Service and Pricing.” Proceedings of the INFORMS International Conference on Service Science, Taipei, Taiwan, July 7-10, 2010. (EI)

    Z. Zhou, W. K. V. Chan, J. Chow, and Serhiy Kotsan. “Duopoly Electricity Markets with Accurate and Inaccurate Market Goals.” Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference, pp.1569-1580, Austin, TX, December 13-16, 2009. (EI)

    Z. Zhou, W. K. V. Chan, J. Chow, and Serhiy Kotsan. “An Agent-based Approach for Analyzing and Evaluating Electricity Market Structures.” Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Power Systems Operation and Planning, Abuja, Nigeria, December 7-10, 2009.

    W. K. V. Chan, X. Lin, and Q. Gao. “SDL-based Hierarchical Model for Multicasting in PNNI.” International Conference on Communication Technology Proceedings (WCC 2000), pp.1440-1444, August 21-25, 2000. (EI)

    L. Jiang, D. Walczyk, G. Mclntyre, and W. K. V. Chan. “Cost Modeling and Optimization of a Manufacturing System for Mycelium-based Biocomposite Parts.” Journal of Manufacturing Systems, 41: 8-20, 2016. (SCIE, EI)

    W. K. V. Chan, J. Yi, and S. Ding. “Optimal Scheduling of Multi-Cluster Tools with Constant Robot Moving Times, Part I.” IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, 8(1): 5-16, 2011. (SCI, EI)

    W. K. V. Chan and C. Malmborg. “Monte Carlo Simulation Based Procedures for Solving Block Layout Problems.” European Journal of Industrial Engineering, 5(1), 2011. (SCIE, EI)

    W. K. V. Chan and C. Malmborg. “Monte Carlo Simulation Methods for Dynamic Line Layout Problems with Nonlinear Movement Costs.” European Journal of Industrial Engineering, 4(1):40-58, 2010. (SCIE, EI)

    W. K. V. Chan, J. Yi, S. Ding, and D. Song. “Optimal Scheduling of k-Unit Production of Multi-Cluster Tools with Single-Blade Robots.”Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, pp.335-340, Washington DC, August 23-26, 2008. (EI)

    NSF CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2007.

    George E. Nicholson Student Paper Competition, runner up, INFORMS, 2005.

    The Best Paper Award, third place, Service Science Section, INFORMS, 2010.

    The Best Paper Award, finalist, IEEE Conf. on Automation Science and Engineering, 2007

    Faculty Induction in Alpha Pi Mu Industrial Engineering Honor Society, 2010.

    The Best Graduate Student Instructor Award, Department of IEOR, UC Berkeley, 2004

  • 研究及教学领域RESEARCH AND TEACHING AREAS
  • 研究领域及专长RESEARCH INTEREST AND EXPERTISE
  • 研究课题RESEARCH TOPIC
  • 研究项目RESEARCH PROJECTS
  • 研究成果RESEARCH RESULTS
  • 科研经历RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
  • 研究经费RESEARCH GRANTS
  • 荣誉和奖项HONORS & AWARDS
  • 专业服务PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
  • 学术服务ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
  • 高校服务UNIVERSITY SERVICE
  • 语言LANGUAGE
  • 教学TEACHING

    Discrete-Event Simulation, 86000493, Fall 2018

    Operations Research Methods, Spring 2015

    Complex Systems Modeling for Industrial and Systems Engineers, Spring 2011, 2012, 2013

  • 课程COURSES
  • 硕士生&博士生指导MASTER'S & PHD ADVISING
  • 学术成果ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS
  • 成就(包括出版物、专利、特邀报告、演讲等)ACHIEVEMENTS (INCL. PUBLICATIONS,PATENTS, INVITED TALKS, LECTURES, ETC.)
  • 出版物与专利PUBLICATIONS & PATENTS

    Simulation and Optimization:

    W. K. V. Chan and N. Closser. Sensitivity Analysis of Linear Programming Formulations for G/G/m Queue.Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference, pp.667-677, Washington D.C., December 8-11, 2013. (EI)

    W. K. V. Chan and L.W. Schruben. Optimization Models of Discrete-Event System Dynamics.Operations Research, 56(5), 1218-1237, 2008. (SCI, SSCI, EI)

    •W. K. V. Chan and L. W. Schruben. “Mathematical Programming Representations for State-Dependent Queues.” Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference, pp.495-501, Miami, FL, December 7-10, 2008. (EI)

    •W. K. V. Chan and L. W. Schruben. “Response Gradient Estimation Using Mathematical Programming Models of Discrete-Event System Sample Paths.” Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference, pp.272-278, Monterey, CA, December 3-6, 2006. (EI)

    •W. K. V. Chan and L. W. Schruben. “Properties of Discrete-Event Systems from Their Mathematical Programming Representations.” Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference, pp.496-502, New Orleans, LA, December 7-10, 2003. (EI)

    •M. J. Garee, W. K. V. Chan, and H. Wan. “Regression-Based Social Influence Networks and the Linearity of Aggregated Belief.” Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference, Accepted, 2018. (EI)

    •W. Wu, W. K. V. Chan, and L. Chi, “Identifying a Set of Key Members in Social Networks Using SDP-Based Stochastic Search and Integer Programming Algorithms, Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research, 34(3), 1750002, 2017. (SCI, EI)

    •W. K. V. Chan and C. Hsu. “Service Value Networks: Humans Hyper-Network to Cocreate Value” IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics-Systems, 42(4):802-813, 2012. DOI: 10.1109/TSMCA.2012.2183356. (SCI, EI)

    •Chi, L., W. K. V. Chan, Seow, G. Tam, K. “Transplanting Social Capital to the Online World: Insights from Two Experimental Studies.” Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce, 19(3): 214-236, 2009. (SCI)

    •W. Wu, W. K. V. Chan, and L. Chi. “An SDP-Greedy Algorithm for the Key Player Problem.” Proceedings of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, pp. 3815-3824, San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 18-22, 2013. (ProQuest)

    •J. Y. S. Xi and W. K. V. Chan. “Emergency Management in China: A Survey of System, Agent-based Modeling, and Recommendation.” Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference, Accepted, 2018. (EI)

    •B. Zhang, W. K. V. Chan, and S. Ukkusuri. “Adaptive Routing and Guidance Approach for Transportation Evacuation.” Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference, pp.2008-2019, Huntington Beach, CA, December 6-9, 2015. (EI)

    •B. Zhang, W. K. V. Chan, S. Ukkusuri. “Agent-Based Discrete-Event Hybrid Space Modeling Approach for Transportation Evacuation Simulation.” Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference, pp.199-209, Phoenix, AZ, December 11-14, 2011. (EI)

    •A. Kuang, Z. Huang, and W. K. V. Chan. “Stochastic User Equilibrium Traffic Assignment Model Based on Travel Time Budget.” Transportation and Development Innovative Best Practices, pp.167-172, Beijing, China, April 24-26, 2008.

    •B. Gao, W. K. V. Chan, and X. N. Deng. “Generative Agent-Based Modeling and Empirical Validation of the Size Distribution of Hospitals.” IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics-Systems, 47(11): 3089 – 3100, 2017. (SCI, EI)

    •B. Gao, W. K. V. Chan, and H. Li. “On the Increasing Inequality in Size Distribution of China’s Listed Companies.” China Economic Review, 36: 25-41, 2015. (SSCI)

    •B. Gao and W. K. V. Chan. “Sub-Lognormal Size Distribution of Hospitals - An Agent-based Approach and Empirical Study.” Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference, pp.1443-1454, Phoenix, AZ, December 8-11, 2013. (EI)

    •W. K. V. Chan, L. Chi, andW. Wu. “Evolutionary Dynamics of Online Social Networks II: Theory and Simulation.” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Miami, FL, May 30-June 3, 2009. (ProQuest)

    •M. N. Aman, B. Sikdar, and W. K. V. Chan. “Efficient Packet Recovery in Wireless Networks.” Proceedings of the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, pp.1791-1796, doi: 10.1109/WCNC.2014.6952521, Istanbul, Turkey, April 6-9, 2014 (Acceptance ration: 46%). (EI)

    •W. K. V. Chan. “Interaction-Based Analytical Framework for Agent-based Simulation Models.” Proceedings of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, pp. 2475-2484, San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 18-22, 2013. (ProQuest)

    •W. K. V. Chan. “Interaction Metric of Emergent Behaviors in Agent-based Simulation.” Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference, pp.357-368, Phoenix, AZ, December 11-14, 2011. (EI)

    •Z. Zhou, W. K. V. Chan, J. Chow, and Serhiy Kotsan. “On The Portfolio Analysis of Electricity Market with Transmission Constraints.” Proceedings of the IEEE Power &Energy Society General Meeting, pp.1-8, Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 25-29, 2010. (EI)

    •Z. Zhou and W. K. V. Chan. “Reducing Electricity Price Forecasting Error Using Seasonality and Higher Order Crossing Information.” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 24(3): 1126-1135, 2009. (SCI, EI)

    •W. K. V. Chan, L.W. Schruben, B.L. Nelson, and S.H. Jacobson. “Simulation Fusion.” Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference, pp.686-695, Austin, TX, December 13-16, 2009. (EI)

    •Z. Zhu, W. K. V. Chan, and J. Chow. “Agent-Based Simulation of Electricity Markets: A Survey of Tools.” Artificial Intelligence Review, 28(4): 305-342, 2007. (SCI, EI)

    •W. K. V. Chan, X. Lin, and Q. Gao. “Modeling and Validating PNNI Signaling Protocol in SDL.” International Conference on Communication Technology Proceedings (ICCT 1998), Beijing, China, October 22-24, 1998. (EI)


    Manufacturing:

    •W. K. V. Chan and C. Malmborg. “On the Effectiveness of Monte Carlo Simulation and Heuristic Search for Solving Large-Scale Block Layout Problems.” International Journal of Production Research, 51(14):4258-4272, 2013. (SCI, EI)

    •W. K. V. Chan, J. Yi, S. Ding, and Dezhen Song. “Optimal Scheduling of Multi-Cluster Tools with Constant Robot Moving Times, Part II.” IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, 8(1): 17-28, 2011. (SCI, EI)

    •W. K. V. Chan and C. Malmborg. “A Monte Carlo Simulation Based Heuristic Procedure for Solving Dynamic Line Layout Problems for Facilities Using Conventional Material Handling Devices.” International Journal of Production Research, 48(1):2937-2956, 2010. (SCI, EI)

    •W. K. V. Chan and T. M. Roeder. “On Gradient Estimation of Scheduling of Multi-Cluster Tools with General Robots Moving Times.” Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, pp.112-117, Toronto, Canada, August 21-24, 2010. (EI)

    •W. K. V. Chan, J. Yi, and S. Ding. “On the Optimality of One-Unit Cycle Scheduling of Multi-Cluster Tools with Single-Blade Robots.” Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, pp.392-397, Scottsdale, AZ, September 22-25, 2007. (EI)

  • 报告与演讲TALKS & LECTURES
  • 活动ACTIVITIES
  • 毕业生ALUMNI
  • 学生和博士后STUDENTS AND POSTDOCS
  • 招生及博士后招聘OPENING

    Postdoctoral Researcher Position

    Two postdoctoral researcher positionsare currently open:one in big-data analytics and the other operations research. The ideal candidate should have a Ph.D. degree in one of the following areas:

    Statistics

    Electrical Engineering

    Interested applicants please send a CV to Prof. Chan’s email listed above.


    Graduate Student Position

    Our group is expanding continuously. We are looking for excellent Ph.D. and Master’s students like YOU!If you meet at least two of the following conditions, you should apply:

    1. Strong Math skill

    2. Very good at Statistics

    3. Taken and did well in advanced courses in Operations Research, Mathematics, and Statistics

    4. Conducted projects related to our research areas

    5. Have tons of “crazy” academic ideas, and are self-motivated and perseverant