Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Wu Kan

Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Email: wukan@ntu.edu.sg
Phone: +65 67905584
Office: N3.2 02 07
Asst Prof Wu Kan

Biography
Dr. Kan Wu is currently an assistant professor in the Division of Systems and Engineering Management, NTU. He received the B.S. degree from National Tsinghua University in Taiwan, M.S. degree from University of California at Berkeley in 1996, and Ph.D. degree from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2009 (Major in ISyE). He has over 10 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, from consultants to managers. Before joining NTU, he was the CTO and founding team member of a startup company in the US. His PhD dissertation was awarded the third place for the IIE Pritsker Doctoral Dissertation Award in 2010. His research interests are primarily in the performance evaluation of supply chains and manufacturing systems.

Home page: https://sites.google.com/site/kan626/
Publications: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kan_Wu5/contributions
Research Interests
Performance Evaluation, Productivity Improvement, Capacity Planning, Queueing Theory, Supply Chain Management, Scheduling and Dispatching in Manufacturing Systems
Current Projects
  • Collaborative Intelligence on Productivity Improvement in a Smart Fab
  • Inventory Policies for Intermittent Customer Demands and Product Returns
  • Productivity Enhancement at SSMC-CMP and Furnace Dispatching Algorithm Development
  • Reducing Excess Production of the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient during Early-Phase Development
  • Robotics for Construction 4.0
Selected Publications
  • Wu, K. (2014). Classification of queueing models for a workstation with interruptions: a review. International Journal of Production Research, 52(3), 902-917.
  • Wu, K., and L. F. McGinnis. (2013). Interpolation approximations for queues in series. IIE Transactions, 45(3), 273-290.
  • Wu, K., and L. F. McGinnis. (2012). Performance evaluation for general queueing networks in manufacturing systems: characterizing the trade-off between queue time and utilization. European Journal of Operational Research, 221(2), 328-339.
  • Wu, K., L. F. McGinnis, and B. Zwart. (2011). Queueing models for a single machine subject to multiple types of interruptions. IIE Transactions, 43(10), 753-759.
  • Wu, K., L. F. McGinnis, and B. Zwart. (2011). Approximating the performance of a batch service queue using the M/M-k/1 model. IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, 8(1), 95-102.

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