Professor Shi has been on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison for over twenty years and has worked with several companies including John Deere, Rockwell Automation, National Oilwell Varco, Fisher Barton and R&B Grinding. She is also one of the inventors of a set of digital tools including Manufacturing Execution Optimization (MEO), Maintenance Repair & Overhaul Optimization (MRO2), and Dynamic Manufacturing Critical-Path Time (DMCT).
Professor Shi received her Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University in 1992. Her research interests include simulation modeling and large-scale optimization with applications to operational planning, scheduling, and digital supply chain management. She has developed a novel optimization framework that has been extensively applied to scheduling and optimization of job shops manufacturing high-mix, low-volume products. Her research work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Office of Naval Research, and the State of Wisconsin.
Dr. Shi has published 3 books and more than 130 papers. She currently serves as Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering and served on the editorial board for Manufacturing & Service Operations Management and INFORMS Journal on Computing. She has been the General Chair, co-Chair, and program committee member for many national and international conferences. Professor Shi is an IEEE Fellow.