Hong Wan

Associate Professor

School of Industrial Engineering Purdue University

 

Contact:

315 N. Grant Street GRIS 392   

West Lafayette, IN 47907

Phone: 765-494-7523                    

Fax: 765-494-1299                             

E-Mail: hwan [at] purdue [dot] edu

 

 


Director: IE Blockchain Lab

Co-Director: Smartdesign Lab

Affiliation: SEED Center at Naval Postgraduate School


Table of Contents (CV2017)

  1. Research Interest
  2. Education
  3. Teaching
  4. Publication
  5. Conference Presentation and Posters
  6. Current and Past Students
  7. Awards
  8. Projects

Research Interest

·       Complex simulation modeling, data analysis, and experimental design.

·       Simulation and data analysis of healthcare system

·       Blockchain simulation and analysis

·       Learning-based experimental design and analysis

·       Quality Control for Nanomanufacturing

·       Game theory and its application in quality management

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Education

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Awards
Research

2017

The paper, “A literature review of preventable hospital readmissions: Preceding the Readmissions Reduction Act,” is featured in IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering, 6 (4)

2014

Paper with Dadi Xing (Phd Student) and Michael Yu Zhu won QSR Best Student Paper Finalist Award (2nd place)

2013

INFORMS Military Application Society Koopman Prize

2007

Paper with Kuohao Chang (former PhD student) won 2007 I-Sim/ACM-SIGSIM Best Student Paper Awards.

2005

Pritsker Doctoral Dissertation Award, 3rd Place in 2005 from IIE.

2003

Quality, Statistics, and Reliability Section Best Student Paper Award

Teaching

2013 and 2014

James H. Greene Outstanding Graduate Educator Award

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Teaching

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Current and Past Students

Ph.D. Students:

·                 Hua Shen, Ph.D. (2006). Currently working at Bank of America.

Dissertation title: “Efficient Factor Screening in Simulation Experiments.”

·                 Kuohao Chang, Ph.D. (2008), Associate Professor at National Tsing Hua  
                  University (Taiwan), He received the 2007 INFORMS Bonder Scholarship in 
                  Military Operations Research. 

Dissertation title: Stochastic Trust Region Response Surface Convergent Method
            for Continuous Simulation Optimization.

·                 Santanu Chakraborty (co-advising with Prof. Mark Lawley), Ph.D. (2010),
                  Dissertation title: Stochastic Scheduling Problems in Healthcare.

·                 Jonghyun Ryu (co-advising with Prof. Sujin Kims), Ph.D. (2010)

Dissertation title: Optimal Design of a CUSUM Chart for a Mean Shift of
            Unknown Size.

·                 Wen-Hsin Feng, (co-advising with Prof. Nan Kong). Ph.D (2011),
                  Dissertation title: Simulation-Based Analysis and Optimization on Recipient
                  Prioritization for Cadaveric Liver Allocation

·                 Anne McLaren, senior engineer at Cummins Inc, part-time Ph.D. (2011),
                  Dissertation title: A Method for Reliability Growth Analysis Combined Over         
                  Multiple Stages.

·                 Dadi Xing (co-advising with Prof. Yu Zhu.) Ph.D (2016),
                  Dissertation title: “Lasso-Optimal Supersaturated Design and Analysis for Factor 
                  Screening in Simulation Experiments.”

·                 Liang Wang (co-advising with Prof. Barrett Caldwell) Ph.D (2017),
                  Dissertation title: Modeling and Information Presentation in Healthcare Decision
                  Making.

·                 Tian Ni, (co-advising with Prof Xiaowei Xu), Ph.D. candidate, working on quality
                  management in supply chain.

·                 Wenyu Wang, Ph.D. candidate, working on multi-response factors screening with
                  parallel computing.

·                 Michael Garee, Ph.D. student (Airforce), working on advanced Agent-Based Simulation           

Masters Student (thesis based):

·                 Xinqi Gao (Spring, 2018), working on blockchain simulation and analysis

·                 Hui Tan, co-advised with Prof. Raghu Pasupathy (Department of Statistics),    
                  working on Adaptive Monte Carlo Sampling Gradient Method for Optimization.

·                 Fang Chen, working on Data-driven risk analysis and simulation.

·                 Huiting Su, working on Lasso-based optimal design and analysis for simulation
                  experiments. 

·                 Maria Vlachopoulou, co-adviced with Prof. Feng Yang (West Virginia University),
                  graduated on July 2010.

            Master thesis title: Capacity Planning with Simulation Optimization.

·                 Abhijith Mukunda, (co-advised with Prof. Kliein lIeleji), graduated on Jan. 2007,
                  currently working at Capgemini US LLC.

             Master thesis title: Simulation Modeling of Transportation Logistics of Corn
             Stover for Ethanol Conversion.

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Publication

Accepted/Published

  1. Wen-Hsin Feng, Zhouyang Lou, Nan Kong, and Hong Wan, “Multiobjective Stochastic Genetic Algorithm for the Pareto-Optimal Prioritization Scheme Design of Real-time Healthcare Resource Allocation,” Operations Research for Health Care, In press, Available online 21 September 2017.
  2. Hong Wan, Lingsong Zhang, Steven Witz, Kenneth J. Musselman*, Fang Yi, Cody J. Mullen, James Benneyan, Jose L. Zayaz Castro*, Diego Martinez, and Florentino Rico, “A literature review of preventable hospital readmissions: Preceding the Readmissions Reduction Act,” IIE transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering, 2016Volume 6(4), 193-211 (The featured article)
  3. Ming Li, Feng.Yang, Hong. Wan, and J. W. Fowler Simulation-Based Experimental Design and Statistical Modeling for Lead Time Quotation, Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Volume 37, Part 1, October 2015, Pages 362–374
  4. Kuo-Hao Chang and Hong Wan, Combining STRONG with screening designs for large-scale simulation optimization, IIE Transactions. 2014 Volume 46 (4), 353-373
  5. Hong Wan, Xiaowei Xu, and Tian Ni, “Dual Functionalities of Acceptance Sampling Plans in a Supply Chain with Endogenous Product Quality,” Naval Research Logistics, Volume 60 Issue 2 (March 2013).
  6. Wei-Hsin Feng, Nan Kong, and Hong Wan, “A simulation study of cadaveric liver allocation with a single-score patient prioritization formula,” Journal of Simulation (2013) 7, 109–125.
  7. Kuo-Hao Chang, Jeff L. Hong and Hong Wan, “Stochastic Trust Region Gradient Method (STRONG)—A New Response-Surface-Based algorithm in Simulation Optimization,” INFORMS Journal on Computing 25(2): 230-243 (2013).
  8. Tonglin Zhang, Hong Wan, and Yu Zhu, “Detection and Localization for Spatial Radiation Signal,” Annuals of Operations Research. 192:87–104. 2012.
  9. Jingang Liu,  John W. Fowler, Hong Wan, and Feng Yang, “Capacity planning through the hybrid of queueing analysis and simulation-based statistical methods: a case study for semiconductor wafer fabs,” International Journal of Production Research. 49(15):4573-4591. 2011.
  10. Peng Zeng, Hong Wan, and Yu Zhu, “A Coset Pattern Identity Between a  2n-p Design and Its Complementary,” Statistical Sinica, 21, 1453-1471. 2011.
  11. Jonghyun Ryu, Hong Wan, and Sujin Kim. “Optimal Design of CUSUM Chart for a Random Shift Size,” 42(3) Journal of Quality Technology. 42(3), 311-326. 2010.
  12. Hong Wan, Bruce E. Ankenman and Barry L. Nelson, “Improving the Efficiency and Efficacy of Controlled Sequential Bifurcation for Simulation Factor Screening,” 22(3) INFORMS Journal on Computing. 2010.
  13. Hua Shen, Hong Wan, and Susan M. Sanchez, “The Hybrid Approach for Simulation Factor Screening,” Naval Research Logistics 57(1), P45-57. 2010.
  14. Regine Oh, Susan M. Sanchez, Thomas W. Lucas, Hong Wan, Mark E. Nissen, “Efficient Experimental Design Tools for Exploring Large Simulation Results Spaces,” Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, 15(3) p237-235.
  15. Susan M. Sanchez, Hong Wan and Thomas W. Lucas, “A Two-Phase Screening Procedure for Simulation Experiments,” ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation, 19(2) Article No. 7.  2009.
  16. Santanu Chakraborty, Nagi Gebraeel, Mark Lawley and Hong Wan, “Residual-life estimation for components with non-symmetric priors,” IIE Transactions, 41(4)  p372-387. 2009.
  17. Hua Shen and Hong Wan, “Controlled Sequential Factorial Design for Simulation Factor Screening, ” European Journal of Operational Research 198(2) p511-519. 2009.
  18. Hong Wan and Xiaowei Xu, “Technical Note: Reexamination of All-or-None Inspection Policies in a Supply Chain with Endogenous Product Quality,” Naval Research Logistics, 55(3), p277-282. 2008.
  19. Hong Wan and Bruce E. Ankenman, “Two-Stage Controlled Fractional Factorial Screening for Simulation Experiments,” Journal of Quality Technology, 39(2), p126-139. 2007.
  20. Renata Kopach, Po-Ching DeLaurentis, Mark Lawley, Kumar Muthuraman, Leyla Ozsen,  Ron Rardin, Hong Wan and Deanna Willis, “Effects of Clinical Characteristics on Successful Open Access Scheduling, ” Health Care Management Science, 10(2), p111-124. 2007.  
  21. Hong Wan, Bruce E. Ankenman and Barry L. Nelson, “Controlled Sequential Bifurcation: A New Factor-Screening Method for Discrete-Event Simulation,” Operations Research, 54(4), p743-755. 2006.

Under Revision and Working Paper

1.     Dadi Xing, Michael Y. Zhu, Susan M. Sanchez, and Hong Wan, “Optimal Supersaturated Design via Lasso,” Working paper.

2.     Dadi Xing, Michael Y. Zhu, and Hong Wan, “On Lasso’s Probability of Selecting True Variables and Optimal Tuning Parameter Determination,” Working paper.

3.     Dadi Xing, Michael Y. Zhu, and Hong Wan, “A Unified Partial Gradient Algorithm to Generate the Optimal Supersaturated Design,” Working paper.

4.     Wenyu Wang and Hong Wan, “Sequential Procedures for Multiple Responses Factor Screening,” Working paper.

5.     Liang Wang, Hong Wan, and Barrett Caldwell, “Modeling Colonoscopy Screening Strategies with Partially Observable Markov Decision Process (POMDP)”, working paper.

Peer-reviewed Conference Proceedings

1.     Wenyu Wang and Hong Wan, Sequential Probability Ratio Test for Multiple-objective Ranking and Selection, Proceedings of the 2017 Winter Simulation Conference, December 3rd-6th, 2017 (to appear)

2.     Wenyu Wang, Hong Wan, and Kuohao Chang, “Randomized Block Coordinate Descendant STRONG for Large-Scale Stochastic Optimization,” Proceedings of the 2016 Winter Simulation Conference, December 11-14th, 2016. 614-625.

3.     Susan M. Sanchez and Hong Wan, “Work Smarter, Not Harder: A Tutorial on Designing and Conducting Simulation Experiments,” Proceedings of the 2015 Winter Simulation Conference, Dec 6-9th, 2015. 1795-1809. 

4.     Wenyu Wang and Hong Wan, “Sequential Procedures for Multiple Responses Factor Screening,” Proceedings of the 2014 Winter Simulation Conference, Dec 7-10th, 2015. 745-756.   

5.     Dadi Xing, Hong Wan, Yu Zhu, Susan M. Sanchez and Turgut Kaymal, “Simulation Screening Experiments using LASSO-optimal Supersaturated Design and Analysis: A Maritime Operations Application,” Proceeding of the 2013 Winter Simulation Conference, Dec. 8-11th, 2013, 497-508.

6.     Susan M. Sanchez and Hong Wan, “Work Smarter, Not Harder: A Tutorial on Designing and Conducting Simulation Experiments,” Proceeding of the 2012 Winter Simulation Conference, Dec. 11-14th, 2012, 1441-1455.

7.     Susan M. Sanchez and Hong Wan, “Better Than a Petaflop: the Power of Efficient Experimental Design,” Proceeding of the 2011 Winter Simulation Conference, Dec. 11-14th, 2011, 1441-1455.

8.     Kuohao Chang, Mingkai Li, and Hong Wan, “Combining STRONG and Screening Designs for Large-Scale Simulation Optimization,” Proceeding of the 2011 Winter Simulation Conference, Dec. 11-14th, 2011, 4127-4138.

9.     Jinggang Liu, Chihui Li, Feng Yang, Hong Wan, and Reha Uzsoy, “Production Planning for Semiconductor Manufacturing via Simulation Optimization,” Proceeding of the 2011 Winter Simulation Conference, Dec. 11-14th, 2011, 3617-3627.

10.  Kuohao Chang and Hong Wan, “Stochastic Trust Region Response Surface Convergent Method for Generally-Distributed Response Surface,” Proceeding of the 2009 Winter Simulation Conference, Dec. 13-16th, 2009, P563-573.

11.  Susan M. Sanchez and Hong Wan, “Better Than a Petaflop: the Power of Efficient Experimental Design,” Proceeding of the 2009 Winter Simulation Conference, Dec. 13-16th, 2009, P60-74.

12.  Jonghyun Ryu, Sujin Kim, and Hong Wan, “Pareto Front Approximation with Adaptive Weighted Sum Method in Multipbjective Simulation Optimization,” Proceeding of the 2009 Winter Simulation Conference, Dec.13-16th, 2009. P623-633.

13.  Kuohao Chang, Jeff L. Hong and Hong Wan, “Stochastic Trust Region Gradient-Free Method (STRONG)-A New Response-Surface-Based algorithm in Simulation Optimization,” Proceeding of the 2007 Winter Simulation Conference, December 9-12, 2007. P346-354 (Winner of the I-Sim/ACM-SIGSIM Best Student Paper awards at the 2007 Winter Simulation Conference)

14.  Jun Xu, Feng Yang and Hong Wan, “Controlled Sequential Bifurcation for Software Reliability Study.” Proceeding of the 2007 Winter Simulation Conference, December 9-12, 2007. P281-288.

15.  Hua Shen and Hong Wan, “A Hybrid Method for Simulation Factor Screening”, Proceedings of the 2006 Winter Simulation Conference, December 3-6, 2006. p382-389.

16.  Adam Forsyth, Susan Sanchez and Hong Wan, “Exploring Edge Organization Models for Network-Centric Operations,” Proceedings of the 2006 Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, June 20-22, 2006.

17.  Po-Ching DeLaurentis, Renata Kopach, Ronald Rardin, Mark Lawley, Kumar Muthuraman, Hong Wan, Leyla Ozsen, and Paul Intrevado, “Open Access Appointment Scheduling—An Experience At A Community Clinic,” Proceedings of the 2006 IIE Research Conference, May 20th-24th, 2006.

18.  Xiuli Qu, Ronald L. Rardin, Lisa Tieman, Hong Wan, Julie Ann Stuart Williams, Deanna R. Willis, and Marc B. Rosenman,  “A statistical model for the prediction of patient non-attendance in a primary care clinic,” Proceedings of the 2006 IIE Research Conference, May 20th-24th, 2006.

19.  Hua Shen and Hong Wan, “Controlled Sequential Factorial Design for Simulation Factor Screening,” Proceedings of the 2005 Winter Simulation Conference, December 4-7, 2005, p467-474.

20.  Susan M. Sanchez, Hong Wan and Thomas W. Lucas, “A Two-Phase Screening Procedure for Simulation Experiments,” Proceedings of the 2005 Winter Simulation Conference, December 4-7, 2005, p223-230.

21.  Hong Wan, Bruce E. Ankenman and Barry L. Nelson, “Controlled Sequential Bifurcation: a New Factor-Screening Method for Discrete-Event Simulation,” Proceedings of the 2003 Winter Simulation Conference, December 7-10, 2003, p565–573.

22.  Joseph L. Schofer, Barry L. Nelson, Hong Wan, Ying Yang, and Ronald Eash. “Estimating Vehicle Resource Requirements for Demand-Responsive Transportations Operations,Proceedings of the Metropolitan Conference on Public Transportation Research (Transport Chicago 2003), June 6, 2003.

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Selected Conference Presentation and Posters

1.     "Examining the Response Surface for the Deceased Liver Allocation Process". Presenting Author: Hong Wan. Co-Author: Nan Kong, and Wen-Hsin Feng. 2009 INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, October 11-14, 2009.

2.     "Bayesian Acceptance Sampling Plans in a Supply Chain with Endogenous Product Quality". Presenting Author: Xiaowei Xu. Co-Author: Hong Wan. 2009 INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, October 11-14, 2009.

3.     "STRONG: a Design-of-experiment-based Simulation Optimization Framework". Presenting Author: Hong Wan. Co-Author: Jeff L. Hong, and Kuo-Hao Zhang. 2008 INFORMS Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., October 11-15, 2008.

4.     "Design of Experiments for Simulation Optimization". Presenting Author: Hong Wan. 2008 INFORMS Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., October 11-15, 2008.

5.     "A Cusum Control Chart for Detecting a Varying Shift in the Proportion of Failures". Presenting Author: Jong-hyun Ryu. Co-Author: Sujin Kim, and Hong Wan. 2007 INFORMS Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, November 4-7, 2007.

6.     "Strong: A Response-surface-based Algorithm in Simulation Optimization". Presenting Author: Kuo-Hao Zhang. Co-Author: Jeff L. Hong, and Hong Wan. 2007 INFORMS Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, November 4-7, 2007. 2007 Winter Simulation Conference, Washington D.C., December 9-12, 2007.

7.     "A Simulation-based Technique to Estimate Component Residual Life for Gamma Prior". Presenting Author: S Chakraborty. Co-Author: N Gebraeel, M Lawley, and Hong Wan. 2007 INFORMS Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, November 4-7, 2007.

8.     "Two-stage Controlled Fractional Factorial Screening for Simulation Experiments". Presenting Author: Bruce E. Ankenman. Co-Author: Hong Wan. 2007 INFORMS Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, November 4-7, 2007.

9.     "A Hybrid Method for Simulation Factor Screening". Presenting Author: Hong Wan. Co-Author: Hua Shen. 2006 INFORMS Annual Meeting, Pittsburg, PA, November 5-8, 2006.

10.  "Optimal Inspection Policies for Quality Coordination in a Supply Chain". Presenting Author: Hong Wan. Co-Author: Xiaowei Xu. 2006 INFORMS Annual Meeting, Pittsburg, PA, November 5-8, 2006.

11.  "Efficient Factor Screening Methods for Discrete-event Simulation". Presenting Author: Hong Wan. Co-Author: Hua Shen. 2006 Joint Research Conference on Statistics (JRC 2006), Knoxville, TN, June 7-9, 2006.

12.  "Controlled Sequential Factorial Design for Simulation Factor Screening". Presenting Author: Hong Wan. Co-Author: Hua Shen. 2005 INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, November 13-16, 2005. 2005 Winter Simulation Conference, Orlando, FL, December 4-7, 2005.

13.  "Controlled Sequential Factorial Design for Simulation Factor Screening". Presenting Author: Hong Wan. Co-Author: Bruce E. Ankenman, and Barry L. Nelson. Poster Session, 2005 Design and Analysis of Experiments Conference, Santa Fe, NM, October 11-14, 2005.

14.  "NUDRT, A Simulation Software Tool for Planning Demand-Responsive Transit Service". Presenting Author: Hong Wan. Co-Author: Joseph L. Schofer, Barry L. Nelson, Ronald Eash, M Daskin, Ying Yang, Jingfeng Yan, and L edgyesy. 2004 INFORMS Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, October 24-27, 2004.

15.  "Controlled Sequential Bifurcation". Presenting Author: Hong Wan. Co-Author: Bruce E. Ankenman, and Barry L. Nelson. Poster Session, 2003 Conference on New Directions in Experimental Design, Chicago, IL, May 14-17, 2003.

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Projects

·                 “SEED Center for Data Farming, Naval Postgraduate School / “Lasso-based supersaturated Design and Analysis for Simulation Experiments”, PI: Hong Wan, 08/15/2016-12/31/2017.

·                 “Cancer care engineering: simulation study of colonoscopy screening strategies,”.  Cancer Care Engineering, discovery park and Indiana University, PI: Hong Wan, 05/01/2012 - 08/31/2013.

·                 "Collaborative Research: Optimal Sampling Plans in Supply Chains with Endogenous Product Quality", National Science Foundation, Aug. 31st , 2010 – July 31st, 2013. PI: Hong Wan (in collaboration with Prof. Xiaowei Xu, Department of Supply Chain Management and Marketing Sciences, Rutgers University).

·                 Stevens Institute of Technology “Developing Systems Engineering Experience Accelerator Prototype and Roadmap,” May 14, 2010 –April 30, 2011. PI: William R. Watson, Co-PI:  Danie DeLaurentis, Nicoletta Adamo-Villani, and Hong Wan.

·                 “Reducing Preventative Hospital Readmission”, Regenstrif Center for Healthcare Engineering, April 19th, 2010 – May 31st, 2010. PI: Hong Wan.

·                 “Exploration of Efficient Design of Experiments for Stochastic Simulation”, SEED center for Data Farming, Naval Postgraduate School. September 10th, 2009 – December 31st, 2010. PI: Hong Wan.

·                 Efficient Experimental Design Tools for POW-ER Tools,” Center for Edge Power, Naval Postgraduate School, September 28th, 2007—March 30th, 2009. PI: Hong Wan.

·                 “Research for Preparing a Large toward a New Theory of Reliability Design for Significant Reduction of Inspection Cost for Safety-Critical Systems,” Purdue Research Foundation, Purdue University, June 1st, 2007—May 31st, 2009. PI: Hong Wan. Co-PI: Richard Liu.

·                 “Efficient Hybrid Factor Screening Procedures for Stochastic Simulation,” Purdue Research Foundation, Purdue University. Summer, 2007.  PI: Hong Wan.

·                 “Data Farming for Test Planning.”  SEED Center, Naval Postgraduate School,  May 1st, 2007—March 31st, 2008.  PI. Hong Wan.

·                 “Exploring Edge Organization Models For Network-Centric Operations,” Center for Edge Power, Naval Postgraduate School, November 11th, 2005 – October 30th, 2006. PI: Hong. Wan. Subcontractor: Referentia Systems Inc.

·                 “Simulation Factor Screening: Method Development and Applications,” Purdue Research Foundation (PRFResearch Grant, Purdue University, July 1st, 2005 – June 30th, 2006. PI: Hong Wan.

·                 “Core Program Research with the Indiana University Medical Group on Patient Flow and Scheduling,” Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering, Purdue University. March, 2005 -- May, 2006. PI: Ronald. Rardin, Co-PIs: Kumar. Muthuraman, Leyla. Ozsen, Julie. Ann. Stuart, and Hong Wan.

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