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Yiliu (Paul) Tu

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Mechanical and Manufacturing

Yiliu (Paul) Tu

Position: 

Professor

Phone: 
(403) 220-4142
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Address: 

ME 312

Biography: 

Awards

  • 2007 - Department Research Excellence Award.
  • 2003 - Dr. Tu & Dr. Khan awarded a CFI New Opportunity Award for establishment of "Ultra-Fast Laser Mico-Machining Laboratory

Other project activities

Senior Member of Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), P.Eng. of APEGA.

Consulting Interests

Dr. Tu has had extensive consulting and working experiences in various industries, such as automobile manufacturing, machine tool manufacturing, textile, power generation, shipbuilding, electronics manufacturing, injection mould/tool making, sheet metal manufacturing industries, and windows and doors manufacturer. His expertise is in the areas of manufacturing technologies, systems and management.

Research Activities: 

Nano-MEMS, Manufacturing Engineering

Dr. Tu worked in Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST, China), Aalborg University (Denmark), City University of Hong Kong, and University of Canterbury (New Zealand) before he joined University of Calgary. For the past years, he has been engaged in more than 26 funded R&D (Research & Development) projects as principal investigator (PI) and co-investigator (CI), which include those high competitive research grants, such as PGS&T grant from New Zealand and NSERC Strategic grant from Canada.
Recently, he has been engaged in the following research projects:

  • Ultra-fast Laser Micro-Machining
  • One-of-a-Kind Product Design and Manufacture.
  • Methodology and Optimization Models for Customer and Supplier Involved OKP Product Development.
  • Development of a Modeling and Simulation Environment for Networked Critical Infrastructures
Publications: 

Professor Yiliu (Paul) Tu, Department of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
(name in bold face refers to his graduate student, research associates or post-doc fellows)

Refereed Journal Papers

J1 Liu, L P, Zhu, F, Chen, J, Ma, Y Z and Tu, Y L (2013), A quality control method for complex product selective assembly processes, International Journal of Production Research, (accepted in February 2013)

J2 Zhang, J, Yang, W S and Tu, Y L (2013), Scheduling with compressible and stochastic release dates, Computers and Operations Research, (published on-line in January 2013).

J3 Liu, L P, Yu, M M, Ma, Y Z and Tu, Y L (2013), Economic and economic-statistical designs of an   control chart for two-unit series systems with condition-based maintenance, European Journal of Operational Research 226 (2013), pp. 491-499.

J4 Liu, L P, Ma, Y Z and Tu, Y L (2013), Multivariate setup adjustment with fixed adjustment cost, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 51, No. 5, pp. 1392-1404.

J5 Luo, X G, Kwong, C K, Tang, J F and Tu, Y L (2012), Optimal product positioning with consideration of negative utility effect on consumer choice rule, Decision Support Systems, Vol. 54, Issue 1, pp. 402-413.

J6 Zhang, J, Nault, R B, Yang, W S and Tu, Y L (2012), Dynamic price quotation in a responsive supply chain for one-of-a-kind production, International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 139, Issue 1, pp. 275-287. 

J7 Chang, G and Tu, Y L (2012), Closed-loop control in ultrafast laser milling process using laser triggered plasma, International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, Vol. 60, September 2012, pp. 35-39.

J8  Liu, X, Ghorpade, A, Tu, Y L, and Zhang, W J (2012), A novel approach to probability distribution aggregation, Information Science 188 (2012), pp. 269-275.

J9 Chang, G and Tu, Y L (2012), The threshold intensity measurement in the femtosecond laser ablation by defocusing, Optics and Lasers in Engineering, Vol. 50, Issue 5, pp. 767-771.

J10 Zhou, X J, Ma, Y Z, Tu, Y L and Feng, M H, (2012), Ensemble of surrogates for dual response surface modeling in robust parameter design, Quality and Reliability Engineering International, (Published online in Jan. 2012)

J11 Chen, J, Zhu, F, Li, G Y, Ma, Y Z, and Tu, Y L, (2012), Capability index of complex product machining process, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 50, Issue 12, pp. 3382-3394.

J12 Li, W, Nault, B R, Xue, D and Tu, Y L (2011), An efficient heuristic for adaptive production scheduling and control in one-of-a-kind production, Computers and Operations Research, 38 (1), pp. 267-276, 2011.

J13 Li, W, Luo, X G, Xue, D and Tu, Y L (2011), A heuristic for adaptive production scheduling and control in flow shop production, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 49, No. 11, pp. 3151–3170.

J14 Luo, X G, Li, W, Tu, Y L, Xue, D and Tang, J F (2011), Operator allocation planning for reconfigurable production line in one-of-a-kind production, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 49, No.3, pp.689-705.

J15 Luo, X G, Li, W, Tu, Y L, Xue, D, Tang, J F(2010), Optimal resource allocation for hybrid flow shop in one-of-a-kind production, International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, 23 (2), pp. 146–154.

J16 Hong, G, Dean, P, Yang, W, Tu, Y L and Xue, D (2010), Optimal concurrent product design and process planning based on requirements of individual customers in One-of-a-kind Production, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 48, No. 21, pp. 6341-6366.

J17 Hong, G, Xue, D and Tu, Y L (2010), Rapid identification of the optimal product configuration and its parameters based on customer-centric product modeling for one-of-a-kind production, Computers in Industry, Vol. 61, No. 3, pp. 270-279.

J18 Dean, P R, Xue, D, and Tu, Y L, (2009), Prediction of manufacturing resource requirements from customer demands in mass-customization production, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 47, No. 5, pp.1245-1268.

J19 Dean, P R, Tu, Y L, and Xue, D (2009),An information system for one-of-a-kind production, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 47, No. 4, pp. 1071-1087.

J20 Hong, G, Hu, L, Xue, D, Tu, Y L and Xiong, Y L, (2008), Identification of the optimal product configuration and parameters based on individual customer requirements on performance and costs in one-of-a-kind production, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 46, No. 12, pp. 3297-3326.

J21 Yuan, S, Liu, X, Tu, Y L and Xue, D (2008), Evaluating supplier performance using DEA and piecewise triangular fuzzy AHP, AMSE Transaction, Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, Vol. 8, No. 3. pp.031004-1 – 031004-7.

J22 Luo, X G, Tu, Y L and Tang, J F (2008), Optimizing customer’s selection for configurable product in B2C e-commerce application, Computers in Industry, Vol. 59, pp.767-776.

J23 Liu, X and Tu, Y L (2008), Production planning with limited inventory and allowed stockouts, International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 111 (2008), Issue 1, pp. 180-191.

J24 Liu, X, Zhang, W J, Tu, Y L and Jiang, R (2008), An analytical approach to customer requirement satisfaction in design specification development, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Vol. 55, No. 1, pp. 94-102.

J25 Xie S Q, Yang, W Z and Tu, Y L (2008), Towards a generic product modeling framework, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 46, No. 8, pp. 2229-2254.

J26 Liu, X, Tu, Y L, Zhang, J and Watson, L G (2008), A generic algorithm heuristics approach to general outsourcing capacitated production planning problems, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 46, No. 18, pp. 5059-5074.

J27 Liu, X and Tu, Y L (2008), Capacitated production planning with outsourcing in an OKP company, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 46, No. 20, pp.5781-5795.

J28 Liu, X, Zhang, W J, Radhakrishnan, R and Tu, Y L (2008), Manufacturing perspective of enterprise application integration: the state of the art review, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 46, No. 16, pp. 4567-4596.

J29 Tu, Y L, Zhang, W J, Liu X, Li, W., Chai, C-L, and Deters, R (2008), A disaster response process management system based on control system technology, International Journal of Critical Infrastructures, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 274-295.

J30 Zhang, W J, Liu, X, Chai, C-L, Deters, R, Liu, D, Dyachuk, D, Tu, Y L and Zaheer, B (2008), Social network analysis of the vulnerabilities of interdependent critical infrastructures, International Journal of Critical Infrastructures, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 256-273.

J31 Tu, Y L, Xie, S Q and Fung, R Y K (2007), Product development cost estimation in mass customization, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. Vol. 54, No. 1, pp. 29-40.

J32 Xue, D, Yang, H and Tu, Y L (2006), Modeling of evolutionary design database, Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, Transactions of the ASME, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp. 22-32.

J33 Tu, Y L and Kam, J J (2006), Manufacturing network for rapid tool/die making, International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Vol. 19, No.1, pp.79-89.

J34 Dean, H T, Tu, Y L and Raffensperger, J F (2006), An improved method for calculating the no-fit polygon, Computers and Operations Research , Volume 33, No. 6, pp.1521-1539.

J35 Yang, H, Xue, D and Tu, Y L (2006), Modeling of non-linear relations among different design and manufacturing evaluation measures for multiobjective optimal concurrent design, Concurrent Engineering: Research and Applications. Vol. 14, No. 1, pp.43-53.

Research Monographs

B1 Tu, Y L and Dean P R (2011), One-of-a-Kind Production, Springer, London, UK, 320 pages, ISBN: 978-1-84996-530-9.

B2 Xie, S Q and Tu, Y L (2011), Rapid One-of-a-Kind Product Development, Strategies, Algorithms and Tools, Springer, London, UK, 449 pages, ISBN: 978-1-84996-340-4.

Certifications: 

B.E. (HUST, China) 1982
M.E. (HUST, China) 1985
Ph.D. (Aalborg, Denmark) 1993