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Xin Chen, Ph.D. Dr. Chen

Assistant Professor

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Edwardsville, Illinois 62026-1805

Voice: (618) 650-2853

Fax: (618) 650-2555




  • Ph.D. Industrial Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 2009
  • M.S. Industrial Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 2005
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, 1996

Areas of Expertise

  • Production and Service Optimization
  • Knowledge Management
  • Network Theory and Complex Systems


Dr. Chen worked for Ford Motor Company as an industrial engineer for six years and has extensive experience working with industries and government agencies on various projects. Dr. Chen's current research areas include supply-chain network design and control based on complex network theory, effective knowledge acquisition with network-adaptive algorithms, conflict and error prognostics and diagnostics in air traffic control and energy grids, and optimization of healthcare delivery systems.

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