Xiaojun "Gene" Shan

Xiaojun "Gene" Shan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Engineering Management,
College of Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3814
Email: shan@uhc.edu
Office: DA6

Biography

Dr. Xiaojun (Gene) Shan is an Assistant Professor of Engineering Management at University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL). Prior to joining UHCL, Dr. Shan was a Research Scientist at the Watson Institute for Systems Excellence at Binghamton University, The State University of New York (SUNY-Binghamton).

From January 1st, 2014 to December 5th, 2014, Dr. Shan was a Postdoctoral Associate at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. From September 1st, 2012 to August 31st, 2013, Dr. Shan was a Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Delaware.

On September 1st, 2012, Dr. Shan obtained Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (SUNY-Buffalo). He also obtained M.A. in Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics from University at Buffalo on September 1st, 2008.


Areas of Expertise

Healthcare systems engineering, modeling, applied operations research/optimization, continuous process improvement, health information systems, data mining and big data analytics, with emphasis on operational excellence; Mathematical modeling (with focus on game-theoretic modeling) of complex systems (e.g., health care delivery, defense and electricity systems); Risk management against man-made and natural disasters.


Publications

  1. Shan, X. and J. Zhuang. “Modeling Cumulative Defensive Resource Allocation Against A Strategic Attacker In A Multi-period Multi-target Sequential Game”, Reliability Engineering & System Safety, accepted, 2017.
  2. Barton, W. and X. Shan, “Environmental, Health, and Safety Department Reorganization and Prioritization: Using Analytical Hierarchy Process to Mitigate Scope Creep”,Environmental Quality Management, accepted, 2017.
  3. Shan, X., F. A. Felder, and D. W. Coit, “Game-theoretic Model for Electric Distribution Resiliency/Reliability from a Multiple Stakeholder Perspective”,IISE Transactions, 49(2): 159-177, 2017.
  4. Shan X., J. Peng, Y. Kesete, Y. Gao, R. Davidson, J. Kruse, and L. K. Nozick, Market Insurance and Self-insurance through Retrofit: analysis for hurricane risk in North Carolina”, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part A: Civil Engineering, in press, 2016.
  5. Peng J., X. G. Shan, Y. Kesete, Y. Gao, R. Davidson, L. K. Nozick, and J. Kruse. “Modeling the Integrated Roles of Insurance and Retrofit in Managing Natural Disaster Risk: A Multi-stakeholder Perspective”, Journal of Natural Hazards, 74(2): 1043-1068, 2014.
  6. Kesete, Y., J. Peng, X. G. Shan, Y. Gao, R. Davidson, L. K. Nozick, and J. Kruse. “Modeling Insurer-homeowner Interactions in Managing Natural Disaster Risk”, Risk Analysis, 34(6): 1040-1055, 2014.
  7. Shan, X. and J. Zhuang. “Modeling Credible Retaliation in the Smuggling of Nuclear Weapons − A Three-stage Game”, Decision Analysis, 11(1): 43-62, 2014.
  8. Shan, X. and J. Zhuang. “Subsidizing to Disrupt a Terrorism Supply Chain − A Four-player Game”, Journal of the Operational Research Society, 65(7): 1108-1119, 2014.
  9. Shan, X. and J. Zhuang. “Hybrid Defensive Resource Allocations in the Face of a Partially Strategic Attacker”, European Journal of Operational Research, 228(1): 262-272, 2013.
  10. Shan, X. and J. Zhuang. “Cost of Equity in Homeland Security Resource Allocations in the Face of a Strategic Attacker”, Risk Analysis, 33(6): 1083-1099, 2013.


Courses (Current Academic Year)

  • EMGT 5330 Service and Operations Management
    Spring 2017
  • EMGT 6837 - Engineering Management Capstone Project
    Fall 2016 & 2017, Spring 2017
  • EMGT 5531 - Technology Planning and Management 
    Fall 2016
  • EMGT 5231 - Engineering Management Planning
    Fall 2016
  • EMGT 5331 - Six-Sigma Quality
  • Fall 2017
  • EMGT 5730 – Fundamentals of ERP
  • Fall 2017


Research Projects

Dr. Shan's long-term research goal is to applying Operations Research to practical problems in healthcare and risk managements. Dr. Shan's recent research interests include modeling healthcare delivery systems, electric distribution systems and disaster risk mitigation, transportation, logistics and supply chain management.

 


Awards and Accomplishments

  • Society for Risk Analysis Travel Award (December 2011 and December 2012)
  • Finalist, 2012 the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) Decision Analysis Society Student Paper Award (October 2012)
  • Semifinalist, 2012 the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) Interactive Session Competition (October 2012)
  • Attendee of 11th Annual Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Doctoral Colloquium (May 2012)
  • Member, Omega Rho (International Honor Society for Operations Research; February 2012)
  • Semifinalist, 2011 the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) Charlotte Interactive Session Competition (November 2011)
  • Finalist, 2010 the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) Decision Analysis Society Student Paper Award (September 2010)
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Poster Competition Honorable Mention (March 2010)
  • Acoustical Society of America Student Travel Award (May 2004)
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, Outstanding Graduate Student Fellowship (August 2003)