(1)Basic Information



Dr. Zhili Zhou


Management School

Xi’an Jiaotong University

Xian Ning West Road #28Xi’an, China

Tel: +8602982667833



(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 SchoolXi'an Jiaotong University, China

2001-2005     Associate  ProfessorManagement SchoolXi'an Jiaotong University, China

1993-2001     LecturerManagement SchoolXi'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 University 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 professorEcole Centrale Paris University, France

2011/11-2012/02   Visiting ProfessorSchool 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.

Big Data for ......


Research Students Supervised

Nine PhD students, More than twenty MSc students and Ninety MBAMaster of Business AdministrationStudents or MEMaster 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 financal 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.2015 JM7369 )

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

1Yilin 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[J], Journal of Simulation, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1080/17477778. 2020.1745703

2Dong Cheng, Faxin Cheng, Zhili Zhou, Yong Wu, Reaching a minimum adjustment consensus in social network group decision making[J], Information Fusion, 2020, vol.59, pp.30-43 ( 2019 IF=10.7 ) 

3Juan Peng, Zhili Zhou, Working capital optimization in a supply chain perspective[J], European Journal of Operational Research, 2019, Vol.277, pp.846-856 

4Ning Ma, Ya Liu, Zhili Zhou, Two heuristics for the capacitated multi-period cutting stock problem with pattern setup cost[J], Computer & Operations Research, 2019, Vol.109, pp.219-229

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

7Dong Cheng, Zhili Zhou, Faxin Cheng, Yanfang Zhou, Yujing, Xie, Modeling the minimum cost consensus problem in an asymmetric costs context[J],  European Journal of Operational Research, 2018, Vol.270, pp.1122-1137 

8Dong Cheng, Zhili Zhou, Faxin Cheng, Juan Wang, Deriving heterogeneous experts weights from in complete linguistic preference relations based on uninorm consistency[J],  Knowledge-Based Systems, 2018, Vol.150, pp.150-1652017-2018 IF=4.396 

9Lin Ma, Xi Zhao, Zhili Zhou, Yuanyuan Liu, A new sapect on P2P online default prediction using meta-level phone usage data in China[J], Decision support systems, 2018, Vol.111, pp.60-71  

10Ning Ma, Ya Liu, Zhili Zhou, Chengbin Chu, Combined Cutting Stock and Lot-sizing Problem with Pattern Setup[J], Computers & Operations Research, 2018, Vol.95, pp.44–55  

11Xue Bai, Zhili Zhou, Kwai Sang Chin, Evaluating lane reservation problems by carbon emission approach[J], Transporation Research Part D:Transport and Environment,  2017, Vol.53, pp.178-pp.192  

12Cheng Dong, Cheng Faxin, Zhou Zhili, Group Prioritisation with unknown expert weights in incomplete linguistic context[J] , International Journal of Systems Science, 2017 , Vol.48, No. 12, pp.2633-2643 

13Tingying 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[J], International Journal of Production Research, 2017, Vol.55, No.9, pp2540-pp2555  

14Xiao-Yuan Wang, Zhili Zhou, Ping Ji, Ji-Bo Wang, Parallel Machine Scheduling with Simple Liner Job Deteriortion and Non-simultaneous Machine Available Times[J], Computer & Industrial Engineering, 2014, Vol.74, pp.88-91  

15Yu Xiao, Louis Y.Y. Lu, John S. Liud, Zhili Zhou, Knowledge Diffusion Path Analysis of Data Quality Literature: A Main Path Analysis[J], Journal of Informetrice, 2014, Vol.8, No.3, pp.594-6052017-2018 IF=3.484 

16Song Jiu, Zhili Zhou, Jiyin Liu, The equipment maintenance scheduling problem in a coal production system[J], International Journal of Production Research, 2013, Vol.51, No.17, pp.5309-5336 

17Xiao-Yuan Wang, Zhili Zhou, Xi Zhang, Ping Ji, Ji-Bo Wang, Several flow shop scheduling problem with truncatedposition-based learning effect[J], Computers & Operations Research, 2013, Vol.40, No.12, pp. 2906–2929  

18Zhili Zhou, LingLi, Optimal cyclic single crane scheduling for two parallel train oil can  repairing lines[J], Computers & Operations Research, 2012, Vol.39, No.8, pp.1850–1856  

19Yan Zhang, Zhili Zhou, Jiyin Liu,  The production scheduling problem in a multi-page invoice printing system[J], Computers & Operations Research, 2010, Vol.37, No.10, pp.1814–1821 

20Zhili ZhouLing LiA solution for cyclic scheduling of multi-hoists without overlapping[J]Annals of Operations Research2009, Vol.168, No.1, pp.5–21  

21Zhili Zhou, Jiyin Liu, A heuristic algorithm  for the two-hoist cyclic scheduling problem with overlapping hoist coverage ranges[J], IIE Transactions,  2008, Vol.40, No.8, pp.782–794  

22Jiyin Liu, Lina WuZhili Zhou,  A time-varying lot size method for the economic lot scheduling problem with shelf life considerations[J],  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[J],  Computers & Operations Research, 2003, Vol.30, pp.811–819  

24Jiyin 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 

25Xi Zhang, Zhili Zhou, Dong Cheng, Efficient path routing strategy for flows with multiple priorities on scale-free networks[J], PLOS ONE, 2017, Vol.12, No.2 

26Ming Lv, Bo Kou, Zhili Zhou, A mathematical optimization model for efficient assignment of inpatients in an oncology center in China[J], JOURNAL OF BUON, 2017, Vol.22, No.3, pp.790-800 

27Ming Lv, Yi Li, Bo Kou, Zhili Zhou, Integer programming for improving radiotherapy treatment efficiency[J],  PLOS ONE, 2017, Vol.12, No.7






Production Planning and Control (undergraduate),

Operations Management (MBA)

Operations Management (Master of engineering) ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Logistics and supply chain management (Master of engineering)