Yiliu (Paul) Tu

Professor

Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

PhD

Aalborg University

MEng

Huazhong University of Science and Technology

BEng

Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Contact information

Phone

Office: 403.220.4142

Location

Mechanical Engineering Building: MEB312

Courses

Engineering Graphics and CAD (ENME 339)

Project Engineering (ENMF 527) 

Integrated Manufacturing Systems (ENMF 514)

Special Problems - Fundamentals of Pipeline Economics (ENME 619.12)

Special Problems - Manufacturing Optimization (ENMF 619.18

 


Research and teaching

Research areas

  • Intelligent manufacturing
  • Additive manufacturing
  • 3D and 4D printing
  • Micro-/nano-machining technology
  • System engineering and design
  • Operations and optimization research
  • Machine learning
  • Big data

Research activities

Dr. Tu is mainly carrying out research in the areas of advanced manufacturing, artificial intelligence and engineering optimization.
 

Current research projects

Intelligent machining technology in high precision machining, such as micro/nano-machining technology

One-of-a-kind production (OKP)

None-flat additive manufacturing technology

Quality control methods for complex product production

Operations research and supply chain integration

Big data and machine learning


Teaching

He has taught in different universities in China, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Canada. His teaching is mainly in the areas of manufacturing engineering and engineering management.


Biography

Dr. Yiliu (Paul) Tu is a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. He received his BE in 1982 and ME in 1985, both from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China. Dr. Tu holds a PhD from Aalborg University, Denmark and is a P.Eng. with APEGA. He is also a senior member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). Dr. Tu worked at HUST (China), Aalborg University (Denmark), City University of Hong Kong, and University of Canterbury (New Zealand) before he joined University of Calgary. He has been engaged in numerous funded R&D projects as principal investigator and co-investigator, including highly competitive research grants such as PGS&T grant from New Zealand and NSERC Strategic Partnerships grant from Canada.


Publications

Journals

Wang, F B, Tu, Y L, Chen, W, Chen, L, and Feng, D (2018), Multi-image mosaic with SIFT and vision measurement for micro scale structure processed by femtosecond laser, Optics and Lasers in Engineering, 100(2018):124-130.

Ben Issa, S and Tu, Y L (2017), Integrated multi-resource planning and scheduling in engineering project, Journal of Project Management, 2(1), pp. 11-26.

Chen, J X, Zhou, X L, Lin, S W, Tu, Y L(2017), A prediction-correction scheme for microchannel milling using femtosecond laser, Optics and Lasers in Engineering, Vol. 91, April 2017, pp. 115-123.

Ouyang, L H, Ma, Y Z, Wang, J J, Tu, Y L(2017), A new loss function for multi-response optimization with model parameter uncertainty and implementation errors, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 258 (2), April 2017, 552-563.

Zhong, J L, Ma, Y Z, Tu, Y L (2016), Integration of SPC and performance maintenance for supply chain system, International Journal of Production Research, 54(19):5932-5945.

Wang, J J, Ma, Y Z, Ouyang, L H and Tu, Y L (2016), A new Bayesian approach to multi-response optimization integrating loss function with posterior probability, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 249(1), February 2016, pp. 231-237.

Ouyang, L H, Ma, Y Z, Byun, J-H, Wang, J J and Tu, Y L (2016), An interval approach to robust design with parameter uncertainty, International Journal of Production Research, 54(11): 3201-3215.

Zhang, J, Nault, B R and Tu, Y L (2015), A Dynamic Pricing Strategy for a 3PL Provider with Heterogeneous Customers, International Journal of Production Economics, July 2015, 169:31–43.

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, Vol. 51, Issue 18, December 2013. pp. 5437–5449.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
 

Books

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

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.

Dean, P and Tu, Y L (2006), Process planning, scheduling and control for one-of-a-kind production, Process Planning and Scheduling for Distributed Manufacturing, edited by Lihui Wang and Weiming Shen, Springer-Verlag, London, UK, 2007, pp.109-135. ISBN: 978-1-84628-751-0.   


Awards

2003: Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) New Opportunity Fund Award

2007: Mechanical and Manufacturing Research Excellence Award

2017: Schulich School of Engineering Teaching Achievement Award