Professional Experience

  • Distinguished McKnight University Professor, University of Minnesota, 2011-present
  • Head, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2018-present
  • Founding Head of Pillar (at the rank of Dean) and Professor, Engineering Systems and Design, Singapore University of Technology and Design, 2011-2014
  • Advisor to Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and Fellow of the MIT-SUTD Design Center, 2014-2017
  • Director, Initiative on the Sharing Economy, University of Minnesota, 2016-present
  • Founding Director, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (formerly the Program in Industrial and System Engineering), University of Minnesota, 2008-2011
  • Director, Program in Industrial and Systems Engineering (a Division of the Department of Mechanical Engineering), University of Minnesota, 1997-2008
  • Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (formerly the Program in Industrial and System Engineering), University of Minnesota, 2002-present
  • Director, Center for Supply Chain Research, University of Minnesota, 2002-2014
  • Co-Director, Manufacturing Systems Engineering Program, 1999-2002
  • Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1997-2002
  • Nelson Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1992-1997

Board Membership

  • Member of the Board of Directors, Hourcar, 2017-present
  • Advisor to the Qatar Foundation, 2017-present
  • Member of the Technology Advisory Board, Keppel Corporation, Singapore, 2014-2016

Other Affiliations 

Visiting Appointments

  • Affiliated Faculty, Singapore University of Technology and Design, 2014-2017
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Management Sciences, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, 2016
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Management Sciences, City University of Hong Kong, 2009, 2011 and 2015
  • Visiting Professor, Laboratoire Génie Industriel, Ecole Centrale Paris, France, 2003 and 2010-2014
  • Guest Professor, School of Management, University of Science and Technology, Hefei, China, 2010-2013
  • Visiting Professor, School of Management, University of Science and Technology, Hefei, China, 2009
  • Visiting Professor, Business School, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2008 
  • Visiting Fellow, Faculty of Applied Economics, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 2007
  • Visiting Fellow, Logistics Institute-Asia Pacific, National University of Singapore, 2005
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2004
  • Distinguished Visiting Senior Scientist, Honeywell Laboratories, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2002