(1)Basic Information



Dr. Zhili Zhou

Management School
Xi’an Jiaotong University
Xian Ning West Road #28,Xi’an, China
Tel: +86(029)82667833


(2)Education experience、Working experience and Study and academic experience overseas


Eduction  Experience 
PhD  ( 1996-2000  )                                Management Science,   Xi’an Jiaotong University , China
MPhil ( 1996-1998 )                                Industrial Engineering,  The Hong Kong University of Science

                                                                and  Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong, China
MSc  ( 1986-1990 )               Mechanical Engineering,    Northwest Textile Institute, China
BEng ( 1979-1983 )                                Mechanical Engineering,     Xi’an Jiaotong University , China

Working Experience


2005- Today  Professor, Management School,Xi'an Jiaotong University, China

2001-2005     Associate  Professor,Management School,Xi'an Jiaotong University, China

1993-2001     Lecturer,Management School,Xi'an Jiaotong University, China

1983-1993     Lecturer, Northwest Texile Institute, China


Study and academic experience overseas


1996/09-1998/11 PG student in department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, The Hong Kong Univeristy of  Science and  Technology( HKUST ), Hong Kong, China

2002/07-2002/09   Research Associate, Hong Kong University of Science and  Technology( HKUST ), Hong Kong, China

2010/04-2010/05   Visiting professor,Ecole Centrale Paris University, France

2011/11-2012/02   Visiting Professor,School of Business, Loughborough University, UK

2015/01-2015/03   Visiting Scholar, The University of Hong Kong( HKU ), Hong Kong, China

2017/05-2017/06    Visiting Scholar, Santa Clara University, USA 




(3)Award and Honors

Second Award for Science and Technology Progress (for work on scheduling in Advanced Manufacturing System ), Shanxi province, China, 2004
New Century Excellent Talents (to be selected into the Program of New Century Excellent Talents in University) , Ministry of Education, China, 2006

(4)Scientific Research

Research Interests/Areas

Operations Management and Operational Research. More specifically: 
Operations planning and scheduling in production, logistics and supply chains,
Mathematical modelling and heuristic solution of practical operations problems.


Research Students Supervised


Eight PhD students, More than twenty MSc students and Ninety MBA(Master of Business Administration)Students or ME(Master of Engineering) students were graduated. More than ten PhD students have started. 

Selected Research Grants


2020-2023, "Credit marketing and risk control are key issues to financial agencies for the development of credit business towards micro and small-sized enterprises", Principal Investigator, National Natural Science Foundation of China, RMB480,000.( No.71971168 ) 

2014-2018, "Sub project 4: Operation Management of Low Carbon and Safe Logistics - The Sub Project of 'Research On Modern Logistics Management for the Coordinated Development of Economy,  Society and Environment'  ", One of Principal Investigators in Sub Project 4, Major Projects of National Natural Science Foundation of China, RMB1120,000 on Sub Project 4 ( No. 71390333 )

2015-2017,"Study on Scheduling of Single Coal Mine Production System Considering Transporation Plan", Principal Investigators , Shanxi Province Natural Science Foundation, China, RMB20,000 ( No.2015JM7369 )

2007 – 2009,   “The scheduling problem of the complex production system in Advanced manufacturing”, Principal Investigator, National Natural Science Foundation of China, RMB165,000.( No.70671081 )
2006-2008,"The study about the production and control in advanced manufacturing system” the Program of New Century Excellent Talents in university, Ministry of Education, ,Principal Investigator,RMB200,000.

2004 – 2006, “Logistics analysis and design in typical flowshop production systems”, Principal Investigator, National Natural Science Foundation of China, RMB140,000.( No.70371037 ) 

2002 – 2004, “Logistics analysis in the flowshop production systems”, Principal Investigator, Shanxi Province Natural Science Foundation, China, RMB150,00.( No.2002G2 )

Selected Recent Publications


【1】Yilin Zhang, Haibing Lu, Zhili Zhou, Zhen Yanga, Shengjun XuAnalysis and optimization of perishable inventory with stocks-sensitive stochastic demand and two-stage pricing: A discrete event simulation study   

          Journal Of Simulation 2020https://doi.org/10.1080/17477778.2020.1745703


【2】Dong Cheng, Faxin Cheng, Zhili Zhou, Yong Wu, Reaching a minimum adjustment consensus in social network group decision making,

  Information Fusion, 2020, vol.59 pp.30-43(2019 IF=10.7)


【3】Juan Peng, Zhili Zhou, Working Capital Optimization in a Supply Chain Perspective,

European Journal of Operational Research,2019, Vol.277,pp.846-856


【4】Ning Ma, Ya Liu, Zhili Zhou, Two heuristics for the capacitated multi-period cutting stock problem with pattern setup cost,

         Computers & Operations Research, 2019, Vol.109, pp.218-229   

【5】Xue Bai, Kwai-Sang Chin, Zhili Zhou, Bi-objective model for location planning of electric vehicle charging station with GPS trajectory data,

     Computers and Industrial Engineering, 2019, Vol.128, pp.591-604


【6】 Da Huo, Bo Kou, Zhili Zhou, Ming Lv, A machine learning model to classify aortic dissection patients in the early diagnosis phone,

        Scientific Reports, 2019,No.2701(2017-2018 IF=4.122) 


【7】Dong Cheng, Zhili Zhou, Faxin Cheng, Yanfang Zhou, Yujing, Xie, Modeling the minimum cost consensus problem in an asymmetric costs context, 

     European Journal of Operational Research, 2018, Vol.270, pp.1122-1137


【8】Dong Cheng, Zhili Zhou, Faxin Cheng, Juan Wang, Deriving heterogeneous experts weights from in complete linguistic preference relations based on uninorm consistency, 

        Knowledge-Based Systems, 2018, Vol.150, pp.150-165(2017-2018 IF=4.396)


【9】Lin Ma, Xi Zhao, Zhili Zhou, Yuanyuan Liu, A new sapect on P2P online default prediction using meta-level phone usage data in China,

     Decision support systems, 2018, Vol.111, pp.60-71 


【10】Ning Ma, Ya Liu, Zhili Zhou, Chengbin Chu, Combined Cutting Stock and Lot-sizing Problem with Pattern Setup,

      Computers & Operations Research, 2018, Vol.95, pp.44–55 


【11】Xue Bai, Zhili Zhou, Kwai Sang Chin, Evaluating lane reservation problems by carbon emission approach,

      Transporation Research Part D:Transport and Environment,  2017, Vol.53, pp.178-pp.192 


【12】Cheng Dong, Cheng Faxin, Zhou Zhili, Group Prioritisation with unknown expert weights in incomplete linguistic context,

      International Journal of Systems Science, 2017 , Vol.48, No. 12, pp.2633-2643


【13】Tingying Wu, Feng Chu,Zhen Yang, Zhili Zhou Lagrangean Relaxation and Hybrid Simulated Annealing Tabu Search Producedure For A Two - Echelon Capacitated Facility Location Problem With Plant Size Selection,

       International Journal of Production Research, 2017, Vol.55, No.9, pp2540-pp2555


【14】Xiao-Yuan Wang, Zhili Zhou, Ping Ji, Ji-Bo Wang, Parallel Machine Scheduling with Simple Liner Job Deteriortion and Non-simultaneous Machine Available Times, 

       Computer & Industrial Engineering, 2014, Vol.74, pp.88-91 


【15】Yu Xiao, Louis Y.Y. Lu, John S. Liud, Zhili Zhou, Knowledge Diffusion Path Analysis of Data Quality Literature: A Main Path Analysis,

       Journal of Informetrice, 2014, Vol.8, No.3, pp.594-605(2017-2018 IF=3.484)


【16】Song Jiu, Zhili Zhou, Jiyin Liu, The equipment maintenance scheduling problem in a coal production system, 

       International Journal of Production Research, 2013, Vol.51, No.17, pp.5309-5336


【17】Xiao-Yuan Wang, Zhili Zhou, Xi Zhang, Ping Ji, Ji-Bo Wang, Several flow shop scheduling problem with truncatedposition-based learning effect,

       Computers & Operations Research, 2013, Vol.40, No.12, pp. 2906–2929 


【18】Zhili Zhou, LingLi, Optimal cyclic single crane scheduling for two parallel train oil can  repairing lines,

       Computers & Operations Research, 2012, Vol.39, No.8, pp.1850–1856 


【19】Yan Zhang, Zhili Zhou, Jiyin Liu The production scheduling problem in a multi-page invoice printing system,

       Computers & Operations Research, 2010, Vol.37, No.10, pp.1814–1821


【20】Zhili ZhouLing Li,A solution for cyclic scheduling of multi-hoists without overlapping,

       Annals of Operations Research,2009, Vol.168, No.1, pp.5–21 


【21】Zhili Zhou, Jiyin Liu, A heuristic algorithm  for the two-hoist cyclic scheduling problem with overlapping hoist coverage ranges,

IIE Transactions,  2008, Vol.40, No.8, pp.782–794 


【22】Jiyin Liu#, Lina Wu,Zhili Zhou,  A time-varying lot size method for the economic lot scheduling problem with shelf life considerations,

       European Journal of Industrial Engineering, 2008, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp.337-355 


【23】 Zhili Zhou, Ling Li, Single hoist cyclic scheduling with multiple tanks: a material handling solution,  

       Computers & Operations Research, 2003, Vol.30, pp.811–819 


【24】Jiyin Liu#, Yun JiangZhili Zhou, Cyclic scheduling of a single hoist in extended electroplating lines: a comprehensive integer programming solution,

      IIE Transactions, 2002, Vol.34, pp.905–914


【25】Xi Zhang, Zhili ZhouDong Cheng, Efficient path routing strategy for flows with multiple priorities on scale-free networks,

      PLOS ONE, 2017, Vol.12, No.2


【26】Ming Lv, Bo Kou, Zhili Zhou A mathematical optimization model for efficient assignment of inpatients in an oncology center in China,

        JOURNAL OF BUON, 2017, Vol.22, No.3, pp.790-800


【27】Ming Lv, Yi Li, Bo Kou, Zhili Zhou, Integer programming for improving radiotherapy treatment efficiency,

       PLOS ONE, 2017, Vol.12, No.7




Operations Management(undergraduate),
System Engineering(MBA)
Logistics and supply chain management(Master of engineering)