Prof. CHENG, Chun Hung 鄭 進 雄 教授

Associate Professor
BSSC (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
MSC, MBA, PhD (The University of Iowa)

Research Interests :
 * Information Systems
 * Operations Management
 * Facility Location and Layout
 * Logistics & Transport
 * RFID Systems Deployment

Office :  Room 607, William M.W. Mong
             Engineering Building
Tel      :  (852) 3943-8322
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After he graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Professor C.H. Cheng furthered his education in the U.S.A. He obtained his Computer Science, M.B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. While he was a graduate student, he worked at the University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics as a programming analyst. He started his teaching career in the USA but later he returned to Hong Kong and joined CUHK.
At CUHK, he teaches a wide range of courses in Information Systems and Operations Management. He enjoys teaching Database Management, E-Commerce Technologies, Information Systems Management, Logistics Management, Management Science, Manufacturing & Ser vices Operations, Supply Chain Management, Systems Analysis & Design, among many others. In 2000, he received Exemplary Teaching Award from Faculty of Engineering. His research interests lie in computer and information technology, and logistics and operations management. He has supervised 4 Ph.D. students and 21 M.Phil. students in their research, and collaborated with both local and overseas researchers. His recent work contributes to the fields of facility location and layout, transportation logistics, and service operations, etc. He also serves in 7 international journals as either an associate editor or a member of the editorial boards.
His earlier work (together with Professor WJ Boe) in factory layout was implemented by a third-party developer in Brazil for toys manufacturers. He is leading a project team to design and implement RFID prototype systems for the operations of hospitals, a major airmail center, and museums in Hong Kong. His work helps these organizations assess the financial, operational and technical feasibility for the technology. In addition, he provides consulting services to local industries. These projects include business process improvement, evaluation of micro-payment systems, MRPII implementation, simulation studies for the medical sector, and RFID system deployment.
At CUHK, he is actively involved in curriculum development, technology advancement, and student admission and counseling. He is the Associate Dean of Students for LWS College and assists the Dean in various student matters in the College. He is also the Deputy Director of the Centre for Innovation and Technology (CINTEC) in Faculty of Engineering and is active in promoting students’ innovation projects. As the Chairman of the Curriculum Committee of his Department, he designed a new 334 curriculum for Bachelor of Engineering in Systems Engineering & Engineering Management and was responsible for getting the accreditation of this programme by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong (CILTHK) and the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). In the past, he has served as the Chairman of the Admission Committee for CUHK Faculty of Engineering.
In addition to his work in teaching, research, services, and consulting, he is serving as a board member for Hong Kong Society of Transportation Studies, and a panel member and a research advisor for the Technology Committee of the Hong Kong R&D Centre for Logistics & Supply Chain Management Enabling Technologies. 


Selected Publications

Cheng C.H. and Kuo Y.H., “RFID analytics for hospital ward management”, accepted by Flexible Services and Manufacturing, forthcoming.
Cheng C.H., Lai T.W., Yang D.Y., and Zhu Y., “Metaheuristics for protecting critical components in a service system”, Expert Systems with Applications, Vol. 54, pp. 251-264, 2016.
Cheng C.H. and Kuo Y.H, “A dissimilarities balance model for a multi-skilled multi-location food safety inspector scheduling problem”, IIE Transactions,Vol. 48, No. 3, pp. 235-251, 2016.
Cheng C.H. and Ng D.T.B., “An image-based approach for drug verification: an initial experience”, Service Science and Management Research, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 1-4, 2015.
Cheng C.H., Gunasekaran A., and Woo K.H., “An ant colony optimizationbased approach for clustering in a data matrix”, International Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 407-434, 2014.
Balakrishnan J., Cheng C.H., and Lau C.M., “Modelling rearrangement constraints in dynamic layout”, International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Vol. 15, No. 4, pp. 373-393, 2013.
Cheng C.H., Madan M.S., Motwani J., Yip K.Y., “A Lagrangian relaxation approach for capacitated lot-sizing problem with setup times”, International Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 18, No. 3, pp. 272-303, 2013.
Cheng C.H., Gunasekaran A., and Ho K.C., “Genetic search and the U-line balancing problem”, International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Vol. 14, No. 4, pp. 414-440, 2013.
Cheng C.H., Ho S.C., and Kwan C.L., “The use of meta-heuristics for airport gate assignment”, Expert Systems with Applications, Vol. 39, No. 16, pp. 12430-12437, 2012.
Chan C.W.N., Cheng C.H., Gunasekaran A., and Wong K.F., “A framework for applying real options analysis to information technology investments”, International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 217-237, 2012.
Cheng C.H., Wong K.F., and Woo K.H., “An improved branch and bound algorithm for vertical partitioning”, International Transactions in Operational Research, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 231-255, 2011.
Cheng C.H., Gunasekaran A., Woo K.H., “A bi-tour ant colony optimization framework for vertical partitions”, International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 341-356, 2011.
Cheng C.H., Gunasekaran A., and Ho K.C., “Improved dynamic programming model implementation for balancing the U-shaped production line”, International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 463-482, 2010.
Madan M.S., Cheng C.H., Motwani J., and Yip E, “An improved heuristic for the capacitated lot-sizing problem”, International Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 90-108, 2010.
Balakrishnan J., Cheng C.H., Ho K.C., and Yang K.K., “The application of single-pass heuristics for U-lines”, Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 28-40, 2009.
Cheng C.H., Motwani J., and Wong K.F., “Information systems outsourcing to China: the experience of Hong Kong Small & Medium Enterprises”, International Journal of Procurement Management, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 105-124, 2009.
Balakrishnan J., and Cheng C.H., “The dynamic plant layout problem: incorporating rolling horizons and forecast uncertainty”, Omega, Vol. 37, No. 1, pp. 165-177, 2009.