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Contemporary Engineering Management and Data Analytics

Guest speaker: Prof. Dr. Chin  

Title: Contemporary Engineering Management and Data Analytics

Abstract: The advancement of information and communications technologies has led the world into the “Big Data Era”. Industries have been able to gather massive amounts of data that quantify their process dynamics, customer demands, market patterns, etc. The prodigious volume of valuable data carries with it enormous potential to revolutionize engineering and operations processes and support management decisions. To realize the value of that industrial data, engineering professionals with the capability to extract competitive advantages from big data for the use in dynamic environment are required. The importance of enabling engineers of Hong Kong and Chinese enterprises to attain capability in engineering management and data analytics for advancing the efficiencies and effectiveness of their operations are increasingly demanded, particularly in the global market that is full of uncertainties. This presentation will discuss how the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, City University of Hong Kong,  responds to the increasing challenges and demands for integrating engineering management and data analytics, in both education and research aspects.

Bio: Pro.f. Kwai-Sang CHIN is currently the Associate Head of Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management at City University of Hong Kong. His teaching specialization and research interests are quality and innovation management, multi-criteria decision making and evaluation systems, and management intelligence. Dr. Chin graduated from Industrial Engineering of University of Hong Kong. He is an Academician of the International Academy of Quality, Fellow of American Society for Quality (ASQ), USA, Fellow of Hong Kong Society for Quality (HKSQ), and senior members of several international engineering institutions.  Dr. Chin served as Chutian Chair Professor in the Wuhan University of Technology, PRC He has obtained more than US$1.5 million research funding from various sources as Principal Investigator and has published over 200 international refereed journal papers.