18th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control

 3 - 5 December 2021  Xiamen, China

T​heme:Industry 4.0 and AI  

TitleData analytics and optimization for smart industry

Lixin Tang

AbstractData analytics is the frontier basic research direction of industrial intelligence and one of the driving forces to promote scientific development. Systems optimization is not only the basic theory of intelligent manufacturing management, but also the core basic theory of industrial intelligence, as well as the heart and engine of data analytics. This talk discusses some interesting topics on systems optimization and data analytics of production, logistics and energy in the steel industry, including: 1) production batching and scheduli​ng in steelmaking/continuous castingand hot/cold rolling operations; 2) logistics scheduling in loading operations, shuffling/reshuffling, and stowage; 3) data analytics-based energy optimization, including dynamic energy allocation and scheduling, energy analytics covering energy description, diagnosis and prediction; 4) data analytics, including temperature prediction of blast furnace, dynamic analytics of BOF steelmaking process based on multi-stage modeling, temperature prediction of reheat furnace based on mechanism and machine learning, and strip quality analytics of continuous annealing based on multi-objective ensemble learning.

BiographyProfessor Lixin Tang is the Vice President of Northeastern University, China, a member of Chinese Academy of Engineering, the Director of Key Laboratory of Data Analytics and Optimization for Smart Industry, Ministry of Education, China, the Head of Center for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, and the Chair Professor of Center for Industrial Intelligence and Systems Optimization, Northeastern University. He is also a member of the discipline review group of the State Council for Control Science & Engineering, the Vice Director of Artificial Intelligence Committee of Ministry of Education, China, the Vice President of Operations Research Society of China (ORSC), and the Founding Director of Data Analytics and Optimization Society for Smart Industry for ORSC.

His research interests cover industrial intelligence and systems optimization theories and methods, covering industrial big data, data analytics and machine learning, deep learning and evolutionary learning, reinforcement learning and dynamic optimization, convex and sparse optimization, integer and combinatorial optimization, computational intelligence-based optimization. For technologies, he mainly investigates on engineering optimization technologies for plant-wide production and logistics planning, production and logistics batching and scheduling, process optimization and optimal control in product quanlity; data analytics technologies including knowledge discovery such as quality prediction, process monitoring and equipment diagnosis; perception understanding technologies such as image and speech understanding and visualization. Meanwhile, he applies the above theories and technologies to engineering applications in manufacturing, logistics and energy systems.

He has published more than 127 papers in international journals such as IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Operations Research, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, INFORMS Journal on Computing, IISE Transactions and Naval Research Logistics. His paper published on IISE Transactions received the Best Applications Paper Award of 2017.

He currently serves as an Associate Editor of IISE Transactions, IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary ComputationIEEE Transactions on CyberneticsJournal of SchedulingInternational Journal of Production Researchand Journal of the Operational Research Society. Meanwhile, he is on the Editorial Board of Annals of Operations Research, and serves as an Area Editor of the Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research. He was invited to act as the Cluster Chair in 2018 INFORMS International Conference, and the Track Chair in 9th IFAC Conference on Manufacturing Modelling, Management and Control.

 ​ Sponsors: IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society; Huaqiao University; Zhejiang University;Jiangxi University Of Science And Technology 
 ​       Co-Sponsors: Xiamen Association of Automation, Fujian Association of Automation, Jiangsu Association of Automation