Bio

Contact Information:

UIC Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering (M/C 251), 2039 ERF, 842 W. Taylor Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607

Office: 3023 ERF

Lab Location: 4227 SEL-W

Lab Website: Swarming-System Modeling & Analysis Research Team (SMART)

Ph.D., Industrial Engineering
Arizona State University, 2012

M.S., Industrial Engineering
Arizona State University, 2010

M.S., Material Sciences and Engineering
Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, 2008

B.S., Material Sciences and Engineering
Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, 2006

Complex System Design & Optimization

Distributed Decision Support & Analysis

Swarm Intelligence and Evolutionary Computation

Meta-learning & Meta-modeling

AFOSR Summer Faculty Fellow, 2015

First Place Award, the 1st annual IIE Society for Engineering and Management Systems (SEMS) Best Student Paper Competition, 2011

Journal Articles:

  1. Jafari-Marandi, R.*, Hu, M., and Omitaomu, O.A., “A Distributed Decision Framework for Building Clusters with Different Heterogeneity Settings,” Applied Energy (impact factor: 5.613), 2016, 165:393-404
  2. Cui, C., Hu, M., Wu, T., and Weir, J.D., “A Recommender System for Meta-modeling: A Meta-learning Based Approach,” Expert Systems with Applications (impact factor: 2.240), 2016, 46:33-44
  3. Dai, R.*, Hu, M., and Yang, D., Chen, Y.*, “A Collaborative Operation Decision Model for Distributed Building Clusters,” Energy (impact factor: 4.844), 2015, 84:759-773
  4. Hu, M., “A Data-driven Feed-forward Decision Framework for Building Clusters Operation under Uncertainty,” Applied Energy (impact factor: 5.613), 2015, 141:229-237
  5. Hu, M., Weir, J. D., and Wu, T., “An Augmented Multi-objective Particle Swarm Optimization for Building Cluster Operation Decisions,” Applied Soft Computing (impact factor: 2.810), 2014, 25: 347-359
  6. Chu, X., Hu, M., Wu, T., Weir, J.D., and Lu, Q., “AHPS2: An Optimizer Using Adaptive Heterogeneous Particle Swarms,” Information Sciences (impact factor: 4.038), 2014, 280: 26-52
  7. Hu, M., and Cho, H., “A Probability Constrained Multi-objective Optimization Model for CCHP System Operation Decision Support,”Applied Energy (impact factor: 5.613), 2014, 116: 230-242
  8. Li, F., Wu, T., and Hu, M., “Design of a Decentralized Framework for Collaborative Product Design using Memetic Algorithms,”Optimization and Engineering (impact factor: 1.233), 2014, 15(3): 657-676
  9. Hu, M., Wu, T., and Weir, J. D., “An Adaptive Particle Swarm Optimization with Multiple Adaptive Methods,” IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation (impact factor: 5.545), 2013, 17(5): 705-720
  10. Li, F., Wu, T., Badiru, A., Hu, M., and Soni, S., “A Single-Loop Deterministic Method for Reliability-based Design Optimization,”Engineering Optimization (impact factor: 1.076), 2013, 45(4): 435-458
  11. Hu, M., Wu, T., and Weir, J. D., “An Intelligent Augmentation of Particle Swarm Optimization with Multiple Adaptive Methods,” Information Sciences (impact factor: 4.038), 2012, 213: 68-83
  12. Hu, M., Weir, J. D., and Wu, T., “Decentralized Operation Strategies for an Integrated Building Energy System using a Memetic Algorithm,” European Journal of Operational Research (impact factor: 2.358), 2012, 217: 185-197
  13. Hu, M., Pavlicek, W., Liu, P. T., Zhang, M., Langer, S. G., Wang, S., Place, V., Miranda, R., and Wu, T., “Informatics in Radiology: Efficiency Metrics for Imaging Device Productivity,” RadioGraphics (impact factor: 2.602), 2011, 31: 603-616
  14. Wu, T., Soni, S., Hu, M., Li, F., and Badiru, A., “The Application of Memetic Algorithms for Forearm Crutch Design: A Case Study,”Mathematical Problems in Engineering (impact factor: 0.762), 2011, doi:10.1155/2011/162580
  15. Wang, S., Pavlicek, W., Roberts, C. C., Langer, S. G., Zhang, M., Hu, M., Morin, R. L., Schueler, B. A., Wellnitz, C. V., and Wu, T., “An Automated DICOM Database Capable of Arbitrary Data Mining (Including Radiation Dose Indicators) for Quality Monitoring,” Journal of Digital Imaging (impact factor: 1.190), 2011, 24(2): 223-233
  16. Li, F., Wu, T., Hu, M., and Dong, J., “An Accurate Penalty-based Approach for Reliability-based Design Optimization,” Research in Engineering Design (impact factor: 1.233), 2010, 21: 87-98

Conference Proceedings:

  1. Chen, Y.*, Hu, M., and O’Neill, Z., “A Collaborative Decision Model for Low Energy Building Design Optimization,” ASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE 2015), accepted
  2. Jafari-Marandi, R.*, Hu, M., and Chowdhury, S., “A System of System Approach for Smart Complex Energy System Operation Decision,” ASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE 2015), accepted
  3. Cui, C., Wu, T., Hu, M., Weir, J. D., and Chu, X., “Accuracy vs. Robustness: Bi-Criteria Optimized Ensemble of MetaModels,” Proceedings of 2014 Winter Simulation Conference, pp: 616-627, Savannah, GA, December 2014
  4. Dai, R.*, Hu, M., and Cho, H., “An Incentive Optimization for CCHP System Operation using Supervisory Feed-Forward Control,” Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Applied Energy, Taiwan, May 2014
  5. Sarwar, R.**, Cho, H., and Hu, M., “Uncertainty Analysis of Building Thermal Load Prediction,” Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Applied Energy, Taiwan, May 2014
  6. Hu, M., 2011, “A Study on Medical Imaging Equipment Productivity and Utilization,” Proceedings of the 2011 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Reno, NV, May 2011, the first place award in the annual IIE Society for Engineering and Management Systems (SEMS) Best Student Paper Competition for 2011
  7. Hu, M., Wen, J., Li, F., Haghnevis, M., Khodadadegan, Y., Sanchez, L. M., Wang, S., Zhuang, X., and Wu, T., 2010, “An Agent based Simulation for Building Energy System Modeling,” Proceedings of 2010 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, 2:247-254, Cambridge, Massachusetts, September, 2010, Paper no. DSCC2010-4176