January 4, 2017 Professor Jingshan Li named 2016 IEEE Fellow Written By: Webmanager Departments: Industrial & Systems Engineering Categories: Awards Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) Professor Jingshan Li has been named an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow. He is being recognized for his many contributions to the field of manufacturing system automation. Professor Li’s contributions to manufacturing system automation include developing innovative methods to uncover fundamental principles for system design and operations which he in turn uses to improve productivity, quality, flexibility, and sustainability. For example, Professor Li developed overlapping decomposition, a novel methodology to evaluate the performance of complex manufacturing networks, where traditional approaches fail to work. He is a pioneer in the integration of productivity and quality. In addition, Professor Li is well-known for his leading efforts in green manufacturing to achieve sustainable production automation. The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement. The IEEE is the world’s leading professional association for advancing technology for humanity. Through its 400,000 plus members in 160 countries, the association is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics. Dedicated to the advancement of technology, the IEEE publishes 30 percent of the world’s literature in the electrical and electronics engineering and computer science fields, and has developed more than 1,300 active industry standards. The association also sponsors or co-sponsors nearly 1,700 international technical conferences each year. If you would like to learn more about IEEE or the IEEE Fellow Program, please visit www.ieee.org.