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Currently, he is a professor of industrial engineering, the head of the department of Healthcare Engineering of the Center for Health Engineering and the head of IEOR team of CNRS UMR 6158 LIMOS, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines (ENSMSE), Saint Etienne, France. He is also a chair professor and director of the Center for healthcare engineering at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. Before Joining ENSMSE, he was a Research Director at the Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA) from 2002 to 2005, a Full Professor at Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Metz from 1999 to 2002, and a Senior Research Scientist at INRIA from 1990 to 1999. His research interests include design, planning and scheduling, supply chain optimization, and performance evaluation, of healthcare and manufacturing systems. He is author/coauthor of over 250 publications including over 90 journal articles and five books. He has rich industrial application experiences with European industries. He is PI for various national and international projects including ANR-TECSAN HOST on management of winter epidemics, NSF China key project on planning and optimization of health care resources, French Labex IMOBS3 project on home health cares, FP6-IST6 IWARD on swarm robots for health services, FP6-NoE I*PROMS on intelligent machines and production systems, the FP5-GROWTH-ONE project for the strategic design of supply chain networks, the FP5- GRWOTH thematic network TNEE on extended enterprises.
He has been an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Automation Science & Engineering, IEEE Transaction on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Robotics & Automation and has been on the (conference) editorial board of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, Health Systems, and Int. J. Simulation & Process Modelling. He has a Guest Editor of various special issues on healthcare engineering and manufacturing systems. He is general chair of ORAHS’2007, IPC chair of the IEEE Workshop on Health Care Management WHCM’2010 and IPC member for many other conferences.