Prof. FANG, Shu-Cherng 方 述 誠 教授

Adjunct Professor
BS (National Tsing Hua University)
MA (Johns Hopkins University)
PhD (Northwestern University)

Research Interests :
 * Linear and Nonlinear Programming
 * Fuzzy Optimization and Decision Making
 * Soft Computing and Heuristic Methods
 * Logistics and Supply Chain Management
 * Telecommunication Networks


Shu-Cherng Fang holds the Walter Clark Chair Professorship and Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professorship at the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department of the North Carolina State University, USA. He has been appointed as the University Chair Professor of Tsinghua University (Beijing), Honorary University Professor of Northeast University (Shenyang), Honorary University Professor of Shanghai University (Shanghai), Honorary University Professor of Fudan University (Shanghai), Graduate University Advisory Professor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing), Honorary University Chair Professor of the National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan) and Honorary IEEM Chair Professor of the National Tsinghua University (Taiwan). Before joining NC State, Professor Fang was Senior Member of Research Staff at Western Electric Engineering Research Center, Supervisor at AT&T Bell Labs, and Department Manager at the Corporate Headquarters of AT&T Technologies.
Professor Fang has published over two hundred refereed journal articles. He authored the books of Linear Optimization and Extensions: Theory and Algorithms (Prentice Hall 1993, with S. C. Puthenpura), Entropy Optimization and Mathematical Programming (Kluwer Academic 1997, with J.R. Rajasekera and H.-S. Tsao) and Linear Conic Optimization (Science Press 2013, with Wenxun Xing). He currently serves on the editorial boards of several scientific journals, including Optimization, Journal of Global Optimization, Optimization Letters, Pacific Journal of Optimization, Journal of Management and Industrial Optimization, Annals of Data Science, Systems Engineering – Theory and Practice, Journal of Systems Science and Information, Journal of Operations and Logistics, International Journal of Decision Support Systems, Chinese Journal of Management Science, Journal of Uncertainties, International Journal of Fuzzy Systems, Iranian Journal of Fuzzy Systems, Fuzzy Information and Engineering, OR Transactions and Journal of t he Operations Research Society of China. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of Fuzzy Optimization and Decision Making.
Professor Fang has won many awards and has been listed in several major biographic references. He was elected to Fellow of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers in 2002 and Fellow of the Chinese Institute of Industrial Engineers in 2015.

Selected Publications

M. Huang, X. Qian, S.-C. Fang and X. Wang, “A PTBOCR Method for Risk Aversion Buyer in MARA with Behavior Analysis,” Omega, 59, 184-200, 2016.
Z. Deng, S.-C. Fang, Q. Jin and C. Lu, “Conic Approximation to Nonconvex Quadratic Programming with Convex Quadratic Constraints,” Journal of Global Optimization, 61, 459-478, 2015.
Z. Wang, S.-C. Fang and J. E. Lavery, “On Shape-preserving Capability of Cubic L1 Spline Fits,” Computer Aided Geometric Design, 40, 2015, 59-75, 2015.
C. Hu, M. Murat and S.-C. Fang, “Non-L-R Type Fuzzy Parameters in Mathematical Programming Problems,” IEEE Transaction on Fuzzy Systems, 22, 1062-1073, 2014.
C. Lu, S.-C. Fang, Q. Jin and W. Xing, “Adaptive Computable Approximation to Cones of Nonnegative Quadratic Functions,” Optimization, 63, 955-980, 2014.
X. Guo, S.-C. Fang, Z. Deng, Z. Wang and W. Xing “Quadratic Optimization over A Second-Order Cone with Linear Equality Constraints,” Journal of Operations Research Society of China, 2, 17-38, 2014.
Y. H. Huang, H. L. Li and S.-C. Fang, “A Logarithmic Method for Reducing Binary Variables and Inequality Constraints in Solving Task Assignment Problems,” INFORMS Journal of Computing, 25, 643-653. 2013. 
Y. C. Chen, S.-C. Fang and U.-P. Wen, “Pricing Policies for Substitutable Products in a Supply Chain with Internet and Traditional Channels,” European Journal of Operational Research, 224, 542-551, 2013.
Z. Z. Jiang, S.-C. Fang, Z.P. Fan, D. Wang, “Selecting Optimal Selling Format of a Product in B2C Online Auctions with Boundedly Rational Customers,” European Journal of Operational Research, 226, 139-153, 2013.
Z. Deng, S.-C. Fang, Q. Jin and W. Xing, “Detecting Co-positivity of a Symmetric Matrix by an Adaptive Ellipsoid-based Approximation Scheme,” European Journal of Operational Research, 229, 21-28, 2013.
W. Xing, S.-C. Fang, R. Sheu and Z. Wang, “A Canonical Dual Approach for Solving Linearly Constrained Quadratic Programs,” European Journal of Operational Research, 218, 21-27, 2012.
C. Lu, S.-C. Fang, Q. Jin, Z. Wang and W. Xing, “KKT Solution and Conic Relaxation for Solving Quadratically Constrained Quadratic Programming Problems,” SIAM Journal of Optimization, 21, 1475-1490, 2011.