Shu-Cherng Fang

University Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor

Shu-Cherng Fang has been appointed as the University Chair Professor of Tsinghua University (Beijing), Honorary University Professor of Northeast University (Shenyang), Honorary University Professor of Shanghai University (Shanghai), Honorary University Professor of Fudan University (Shanghai), Graduate University Advisory Professor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing), Honorary University Chair Professor of the National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan) and Honorary IEEM Chair Professor of the National Tsinghua University (Taiwan). Before joining NC State, Professor Fang was Senior Member of Research Staff at Western Electric Engineering Research Center, Supervisor at AT&T Bell Labs, and Department Manager at the Corporate Headquarters of AT&T Technologies.

Fang has published over two hundred refereed journal articles. He authored the books of Linear Optimization and Extensions: Theory and Algorithms (Prentice Hall 1993, with S. C. Puthenpura), Entropy Optimization and Mathematical Programming (Kluwer Academic 1997, with J.R. Rajasekera and H.-S. Tsao) and Linear Conic Optimization (Science Press 2013, with Wenxun Xing). He currently serves on the editorial boards of several scientific journals, including Optimization, Journal of Global Optimization, Optimization Letters, Pacific Journal of Optimization, Journal of Management and Industrial Optimization, Annals of Data Science, Systems Engineering – Theory and Practice, Journal of Systems Science and Information, Journal of Operations and Logistics, International Journal of Decision Support Systems, Chinese Journal of Management Science, Journal of Uncertainties, International Journal of Fuzzy Systems, Iranian Journal of Fuzzy Systems, Fuzzy Information and Engineering, OR Transactions and Journal of the Operations Research Society of China. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of Fuzzy Optimization and Decision Making.

Research Interests

Shu-Cherng Fang’s research interest include linear and nonlinear programming, fuzzy optimization and decision making, soft computing and heuristic methods, logistics and supply chain management, telecommunication networks and L1 splines.


Ph.D.Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Engineering and Management SciencesNorthwestern University1979
MSMaster of ScienceJohns Hopkins University1977
BSBachelor of ScienceNational Tsing Hua University Taiwan1974

Honors and Awards

  • 2015 | Fellow, Chinese Institute of Industrial Engineers
  • 2007 | Outstanding Alumnus Award – College of Science, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, ROC
  • 2005 | University Distinguished Graduate Professorship Award, NC State University
  • 2002 | Fellow, Institute of Industrial Engineers
  • 2001 | R. J. Reynolds Award for Excellency in Teaching, Research, and Extension – NC State University
  • 2001 | Jackson Rigney International Service Award – N C State University
  • 1988 | University Outstanding Research Award – NC State University
  • 1987 | Corporate Special Merit Award – AT&T Corporate Headquarters
  • 1986 | Exceptional Contribution Award – AT&T Bell Laboratories
  • 1984 | Corporate Technical Achievement Award – AT&T Technologies


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A Prime-Logarithmic Method for Optimal Reliability Design
Li, H.-L., Huang, Y.-H., Fang, S.-C., & Kuo, W. (2021), IEEE Transactions on Reliability, 70(1), 146–162.
A kernel-free double well potential support vector machine with applications
Gao, Z., Fang, S.-C., Luo, J., & Medhin, N. (2021), European Journal of Operational Research, 290(1), 248–262.
A novel kernel-free least squares twin support vector machine for fast and accurate multi-class classification
Gao, Z., Fang, S.-C., Gao, X., Luo, J., & Medhin, N. (2021), KNOWLEDGE-BASED SYSTEMS, 8.
An analysis of optimal ordering policies for a two-supplier system with disruption risk
Luo, S., Ahiska, S. S., Fang, S.-C., King, R. E., Warsing, D. P., Jr., & Wu, S. (2021), OMEGA-JOURNAL OF DEATH AND DYING, 12.
Optimal planar facility location with dense demands along a curve
Zhou, J., Fang, S.-C., Jiang, S., & Ju, S. (2021), JOURNAL OF THE OPERATIONAL RESEARCH SOCIETY.
Selecting green third party logistics providers for a loss-averse fourth party logistics provider in a multiattribute reverse auction
Qian, X., Fang, S.-C., Yin, M., Huang, M., & Li, X. (2021), Information Sciences, 548, 357–377.
A dual-channel supply chain problem with resource-utilization penalty: Who can benefit from sales effort?
Zhao, L., You, J., & Fang, S.-C. (2020), Journal of Industrial & Management Optimization.
A gradient descent based algorithm for ℓp minimization
Jiang, S., Fang, S.-C., Nie, T., & Xing, W. (2020), European Journal of Operational Research, 283(1), 47–56.
An alternative efficient representation for the project portfolio selection problem
Li, X., Huang, Y.-H., Fang, S.-C., & Zhang, Y. (2020), European Journal of Operational Research, 281(1), 100–113.
An integrated algorithm for solving multi-customer joint replenishment problem with districting consideration
Yao, M.-J., Lin, J.-Y., Lin, Y.-L., & Fang, S.-C. (2020), Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 138, 101896.

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Shu-Cherng Fang