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Liang Zhang

Assistant Professor
Office: ITE 333
Phone: (860) 486-4462
Email: liang@engr.uconn.edu

 

 

 

Education:

  • PhD, University of Michigan, 2009
  • MS, Tsinghua University, China, 2004
  • BS, Tsinghua University, China, 2002 

Research Interests:
Modeling, analysis, continuous improvement, design, control, and energy efficient operations of manufacturing and service systems; Mathematical modeling and analysis of battery systems 

Appointments:
2013 – Present            Assistant Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer
                                    Engineering, University of Connecticut
2009 – 2013                Assistant Professor, Dept. of Industrial and Manufacturing
                                    Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Memberships:

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
  • Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS)

Recent Publications:

  • R. Naebulharam and L. Zhang, “Bernoulli serial lines with deteriorating product quality: Performance evaluation and system-theoretic properties,” to appear in International Journal of Production Research, 2013.
  • J. Li, S. M. Meerkov, and L. Zhang, “Production Systems Engineering: Main results and rec- ommendations for management,” to appear in International Journal of Production Research, 2013 (DOI:10.1080/00207543.2012.757667).
  • L. Zhang, “Kanban-controlled exponential production lines: Analysis and design,” Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 358-383, 2013.
  • L. Zhang, C. Wang, J. Arinez and S. Biller, “Transient analysis of Bernoulli serial lines: Performance evaluation and system-theoretic properties,” IIE Transactions, vol. 45, no. 5, pp. 528-543, 2013.
  • G. Chen, L. Zhang, J. Arinez and S. Biller, “Energy-efficient production systems through schedule-based operations,” IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 27-37, 2013.
  • L. Zhang and X. Yue, “Operations sequencing in flexible production lines with Bernoulli machines,” IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 645-653, 2011.
  • S. M. Meerkov and L. Zhang, “Bernoulli production lines with quality-quantity coupling machines: Monotonicity properties and bottlenecks,” Annals of Operations Research, vol. 182, no. 1, pp. 119-131, 2011.
  • S. M. Meerkov and L. Zhang, “Unbalanced production systems with floats: Analysis and lean design,” International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, vol. 23, no. 1-2, pp. 4-15, 2011.
  • S. Ambani, S. M. Meerkov and L. Zhang, “Feasibility and optimization of preventative maintenance for exponential machines,” IIE Transactions, vol. 42, no. 10, pp. 766-777, 2010.
  • J. Li, S. M. Meerkov and L. Zhang, “Production Systems Engineering: Problems, solutions, and applications,” Annual Reviews in Control, vol. 34, vol. 1, pp. 73-88, 2010. 
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