Industrial engineering faculty receives a promotion


By Miranda Buckheit

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. —  The Penn State Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME) is pleased to announce the promotion of Hui Yang to the academic rank of professor of industrial engineering. His new appointment began July 1.

Yang received his doctoral degree in industrial engineering and management from the Oklahoma State University in 2009. Yang came to Penn State in 2015 after spending six years at the University of South Florida (USF) as an assistant professor and was a founding member of the Interdisciplinary Data Sciences Consortium at USF.

He is currently a Schreyer Distinguished Honors Faculty Fellow and an affiliate faculty of the Penn State Cancer Institute, Intercollege Graduate Degree Program (IGDP) in Bioengineering, Institute for Computational and Data Sciences and Center for Innovative Materials Processing (CIMP) 3D.

Yang’s expertise lies in advanced sensing, data analytics, artificial intelligence, digital manufacturing and smart health. Yang has advised seven doctoral graduates. Six of his former students have joined academia as tenure-track faculty members.

Yang currently serves as the principal investigator and site director for the Penn State National Science Foundation (NSF) Center for Health Organization Transformation, popularly known as Penn State CHOT.

Alongside many of Yang’s awards, Yang received an NSF Early Career Development (CAREER) Award in 2015 for his work, titled “Sensor-based Modeling and Control of Nonlinear Dynamics in Complex Systems for Quality Improvements in Manufacturing and Healthcare.”


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