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Chien, Chen-Fu



Chien, Chen-Fu

Job Title

Senior Vice President for Administration and Chair Professor


Ph.D.,University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA



Office Hour

Fri. 12:00 ~ 14:00 (By E-mail appointment)







Research Expertise

Decision Analysis , Data Mining and Big Data Analysis, Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology and Analysis, Intellectual Manufacturing and Digital Decision, Manufacturing Strategies and Industrial 3.5

Dr. Chen-Fu Chien was born in 1966 in Taiwan, R.O.C. He received B.S. with double majors in Industrial Engineering and Electrical Engineering with the Phi Tao Phi Honor from National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) in 1990. He received M.S. in Industrial Engineering and Ph.D. of Decision Sciences and Operations Research with two minors in Statistics and Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, U.S.A., in 1994 and 1996, respectively. He was a Fulbright Scholar in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, UC Berkeley, from 2002 to 2003. He was a Visiting Professor in Institute for Manufacturing, Cambridge University in 2004, 2005, and 2011 (sponsored by Royal Society, UK), a Visiting Professor in Beijing Tsinghua University in 2004 (sponsored by Chinese Development Foundation), and a Visiting Professor in Waseda University in 2005 (sponsored by Japan Interchange Association Young Scholar Fellowship). He also received the Executive Training of PCMPCL from Harvard Business School in 2007. From 2005 to 2008, he had been on-leave as the Deputy Director of Industrial Engineering Division for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC).

He is Executive Vice President of National Tsing Hua University and Tsinghua Chair Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, NTHU, Taiwan. He has been the Director of the Artificial Intelligence for Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (AIMS) Research Center of MOST, the NTHU- TSMC Center for Manufacturing Excellence and the Principal Investigator for the MOST Semiconductor Technologies Empowerment Partners (STEP) Consortium. He is also the founding Director of AIMS Fellows Executive Master Program in NTHU since 2018. He joined NTHU as Assistant Professor in 1996, had been an Associate Professor from 1999 to 2003, a Full Professor from 2003 to 2010, a Tsinghua Distinguished Professor from 2010 to 2013, and has been a Tsinghua Chair Professor since 2013. He also teaches EMBA/MBA in the School of Technology Management in NTHU.

His research mainly concerns the development of better analytical methods including big data analytics, decision analysis, and optimization algorithms and digital decision solutions for companies confronting with decision problems involved in strategy, manufacturing, and technology that are characterized by uncertainty and a need for tradeoff among various objectives and effective implementation for flexible decisions. Dr. Chien and his Decision Analysis Lab (DALab) Associates have been actively involved in many university-industry collaborative research projects in various industries including semiconductor manufacturing, solar, LED, computers, textile, aerospace, and traditional industries in which they employ analytics expertise in solving real problems with domain experts. He has published more than 200 journal papers with more than 9300 citations (H index 49) and 11 case studies in Harvard Business School. Dr. Chien has published 6 books. His book on Industry 3.5 (ISBN 978-986-398-380-4) that proposes Industry 3.5 as hybrid strategy for emerging countries to migrate for intelligent manufacturing is one of bestselling books in Taiwan and has received the most influential scientific publication award by MOST, Taiwan and the Golden Book Award by the Ministry of Economic Affairs. Dr. Chien has applied several invention patents for intelligent manufacturing, 22 of which have been granted. He has been listed as the world’s top 2% of top scientists continuously.

Dr. Chien has received many awards including the National Innovation award (2020), the Executive Yuan Award for Outstanding Science & Technology (2016), the National Quality Award from the Executive Yuan (2012), Distinguished Research Awards from Ministry of Science & Technology (2007, 2011, 2016), the Futuristic Breakthrough Technology Award, Ministry of Science & Technology (2019, 2021), Tier-One Principal Investigator (2005-2008), University Industrial Contribution Award from Ministry of Economic Affairs for Individual Contribution (2009) and Group Contribution (2010), Golden Book Awards from Ministry of Economic Affairs (2019, 2022), Distinguished University-Industry Collaborative Research Award from the Ministry of Education (2001), 25th TECO Award (2018), the Management of Technology Award (DALab) from Chinese Society for Management of Technology (2017), Distinguished Young Faculty Research Award (2001) and Distinguished University-Industry Collaborative Research Award (2007, 2016, 2019) by NTHU, Best Paper Award (2001), Distinguished Young Industrial Engineer Award (2001), IE Medal (2010) from Chinese Institute of Industrial Engineers, Best Engineering Paper Award (2002) and Distinguished Engineering Professor (2010) by Chinese Institute of Engineers, TSMC-NTHU Faculty Semiconductor Research Grant (2004), and the Lu, Feng-Chang Award from Chinese Management Association (2007). He also received the 2011 Best Paper Award of IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, and the 2015 Best Paper Award of IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing. Dr. Chien is a fellow of APIEMS, CIIE, and CSMOT.

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