We wish to acknowledge the great contributions of our former Chairmen who have shaped the Department of Systems Engineering & Engineering Management in many significant ways. We reap what you have sown. Thank you!
Prof. Li was the third Chairman of the Systems Engineering and Engineering Management Department, from 2003-2012. Prof. Li's research interests include optimization, optimal control, decision-making methodologies, and financial engineering. He has authored and co-authored over 200 technical papers in these areas. He was an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, was a Member on the Editorial Board of Control Theory and Advanced Technology, and was an Associate Editor of Information and Decision Technologies.
Prof. Cai was the second Chairman of the Systems Engineering and Engineering Management Department, from 1996-2003.Prof. Cai has his current research focused on scheduling models and algorithms, logistics and supply chain management, fuzzy decision making, and portfolio optimization. He has published extensively in leading journals in these areas, including Operations Research, Management Science, Production and Operations Management, Naval Research Logistics, IIE Transactions, and IEEE Transactions. He has served on the editorial boards of several international journals, including IIE Transactions on Scheduling and Logistics, and the Journal of Scheduling.
Prof. Lum was the founding Chairman of the Systems Engineering and Engineering Management Department, from 1991-1996. Prior to that he was with the Computer Science Department of the Naval Postgraduate School of Monterey, California, where he served as Professor and Chairman of the Department. Before joining the Naval Postgraduate School he spent 25 years with the IBM Company, most of the time in the Research Division where he initiated and managed a number of well known research projects on information analysis and organization, systems analysis and design, database systems, office automation, and information retrieval.