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Assist Professor at Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Dr. Li Zeng is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington. She holds a B.S. in Precision Instruments from Tsinghua University, China, and M.S. in Statistics and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Zeng is an active member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) and the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE).

Dr. Zeng’s research interests are mainly on statistical modeling, monitoring and analysis of complex production and service processes/systems. The goal is to characterize baseline system performance, detect changes in performance and identify root causes for changes. She has applied her methodologies to manufacturing processes/systems such as nanomanufacturing and glass manufacturing and healthcare delivery systems such as cardiac surgeries and care for chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases.

University of Wisconsin - Madison
Ph.D
Industrial Engineering
University of Wisconsin - Madison
M.S.
Statistics
Tsinghua University, China
M.S.
Optical Engineering
Tsinghua University, China
B.S.
Precision Instruments
September 2010
Ongoing
Assist Professor
The University of Texas at Arlington
February 2010
August 2010
Research Asocciate
University of Wisconsin - Madison
September 2004
December 2009
Resarch Assistant
University of Wisconsin - Madison
September 2008
Ongoing
Membership
Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
September 2006
Ongoing
Membership
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
Research Interests
  • Statistical modeling, analysis and control of manufacturing processes
  • Quality measure and control in healthcare delivery systems
  • Bayesian statistics and applications
2015
Zeng, L., Deng, X., and Yang, J. (2015) Constrained Hierarchical Modeling of Degradation Data in Tissue-engineered Scaffold Fabrication. IIE Transactions, in print. 
Journal Article
Published
2014
Zeng, L., and Peterson, R. (2014) Measuring Service Accessibility in Telephone Nurse Triage Services. Quality and Reliability Engineering International, 30(6): 843-855.
Journal Article
Published
2014
Zeng, L., and Chen, N. (2014) Bayesian Hierarchical Modeling for Monitoring Optical Profiles in Low-Emittance Glass Manufacturing Processes. IIE Transactions, 47(2): 109-124.
Journal Article
Published
2014
Zeng, L., Neogi, S., and Zhou, Q. (2014). Robust Phase I Monitoring of Profile Data with Application in Low-E Glass Manufacturing Processes. Journal of Manufacturing Systems, 33(4): 508-521.
Journal Article
Published
2014
Yu, P., and Zeng, L. (2014) Rationalizing Beliefs. Rationality and Society, 26(4): 425-445.
Journal Article
Published
2014
Sonstein, L., Clark, C., Seidensticker, S., Zeng, L., and Sharma, G. (2014) Improving Adherence for Management of Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. American Journal of Medicine, 127(11): 1097-1104.
Journal Article
Published
2014
Ding, G., and Zeng, L. (2014) On the Effect of Measurement Errors in Regression-adjusted Monitoring of Manufacturing Processes. Journal of Manufacturing Systems, in print.
Journal Article
Published
2014
Lin, C.-F., LeBoulluec, A. K., Zeng, L., Chen, V., and Gatchel, R. J. (2014) A Decision-Making Framework for Adaptive Pain Management. Health Care Management Science, 17(3): 270-283.
Journal Article
In-press
2013
Knopp, J., and Zeng, L. (2013) Statistical Analysis of Hit/Miss Data. Materials Evaluation, 71(3):323-329.
Journal Article
Published
2013
Zhang, Z., Rosenberger, J., Chen, V., Zeng, L., and Bergman, D. (2013) Adaptive Dynamic Programming for Airport Deicing. proceeding of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC), May 18-22, 2013, Puerto Rico.
Conference Proceeding
Published
2013
LeBoulluec, A., Zeng, L., Chen, V., Rosenberger, J., and Gatchel, R. (2013) Outcome and State Transition Modeling for Adaptive Interdisciplinary Pain Management. proceeding of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC), May 18-22, 2013, Puerto Rico.
Conference Proceeding
Published
2013
Zeng, L., Neogi, S., Rogers, J., Seidensticker, S.,Clark, C., Sonstein, L., Trevino, R., and Sharma, G. Statistical Models for Hospital Readmission Prediction with Application Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Patients. proceeding of the 4th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM), Jan 7-9, 2014, Bali, Indonesia, accepted.
Conference Proceeding
Published
2012
Zeng, L., Zhou, Q., De Cicco, M., Li, X., and Zhou, S. (2012) Quantifying Boundary Effect of Nanoparticles in Metal Matrix Nanocomposite Fabrication Processes. IIE Transactions, 44(7), 551-567.
Journal Article
Published
2012
Kam, K., Zeng, L., Zhou, Q., Tran, R., and Yang, J. (2012) On Assessing Spatial Uniformity of Particle Distributions in Quality Control of Manufacturing Processes. Journal of Manufacturing Systems. 32(1): 154-166.
Journal Article
Published
2012
Zhou, Q., Zeng, L., DeCicco, M., Li, X., and Zhou, S. (2012) A Comparative Study on Clustering Indices for Distribution Uniformity of Nanoparticles in Metal Matrix Nanocomposites. CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology, 5(4):348-356.
Journal Article
Published
2012
Knopp, J., Grandhi, R., Zeng, L., and Aldrin, J. (2012) Considerations for Statistical Analysis of Nondestructive Evaluation Data: Hit/Miss Analysis. E-Journal of Advanced Maintenance, 4(3):105-115.
Journal Article
Published
2011
Zeng, L., and Zhou, S. (2011) A Bayesian Approach to Risk-adjusted Outcome Monitoring in Healthcare. Statistics in Medicine, 30(29):3431-3446.
Journal Article
Published
2011
Zhou, Q., Zeng, L., De Cicco, M., Li, X., and Zhou, S. (2011) A Comparative Study on Clustering Indices for Distribution of Nanoparticles in Metal Matrix Nanocomposites. proceeding of the 44th CIRP International Conference on Manufacturing Systems, June, 2011, Madison, WI.
Conference Proceeding
Published
2010
Zhou, Q., Zeng, L., and Zhou, S. (2010) Statistical Monitoring of Defect Patterns Using Hough Transform. IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing, 23(3):370-380.
Journal Article
Published
2008
Zeng, L., and Zhou, S. (2008) Variability Monitoring of Multistage Manufacturing Processes Using Regression Adjustment Methods. IIE Transactions, 40(2):109-121.
Journal Article
Published
2008
Zeng, L., Jin, N., and Zhou, S. (2008) Multiple Fault Signature Integration and Enhancing for Variation Source Identification in Manufacturing Processes. IIE Transactions, 40(10):919-930.
Journal Article
Published
2007
Zeng, L., and Zhou, S. (2007) Inferring the Interactions in Complex Manufacturing Processes Using Graphical Models. Technometrics, 49(4):373-381.
Journal Article
Published
2006
Ding, Y., Zeng, L., & Zhou, S. (2006). Phase I Analysis for Monitoring Nonlinear Profile Signals in Manufacturing Processes. Journal of Quality Technology, 38(3), 199-216.
Journal Article
Published
October 2013

Robust Phase I Analysis of Profile Data with Application in Low-E Glass Manufacturing Processes

Invited
October 2013

Demand Forecasting in Service Industries

Invited
Knowledge-Guided Degradation Profile Modeling and Prediction in Tissue-Engineered Scaffold Fabrication
Uncategorized
Bayesian Linear Mixed-effect Modeling of Optical Profiles in Low-E Glass Manufacturing
Uncategorized
Quality Assessment in Nanocomposite Fabrication Processes
Uncategorized
A Comparison of Quality Monitoring in Industrial vs. Healthcare Applications
Uncategorized
Bayesian Hierarchical Modeling of Outbound Calls in Telephone Nurse Triage Services
Uncategorized
Diagnostic Monitoring of Outcomes in Healthcare
Uncategorized
Phase I Analysis for Risk-adjusted Change Detection in Healthcare
Uncategorized
Risk-adjusted Performance Monitoring in Complex Systems
Uncategorized
A Bayesian Approach for Risk-adjusted Change Detection in Healthcare
Uncategorized
Risk-adjusted Performance Monitoring in Complex Systems
Uncategorized
A Bayesian Approach for Risk-adjusted Outcome Monitoring in Healthcare
Uncategorized
Multiple Fault Signature Integration and Enhancing for Variation Source Identification in Manufacturing Processes
Uncategorized
Phase I Analysis for Monitoring Nonlinear Profiles in Manufacturing Processes
Uncategorized
Impacts of Measurement Errors and Regressor Selection on Regression-adjusted Monitoring of Multistage Manufacturing Processes
Uncategorized
Inferring the Interactions in Complex Manufacturing Processes Using Graphical Models
Uncategorized
July 2013 -
June 2016
Collaborative Research: Quality Profile Modeling and Control with Applications in Tissue-engineered Scaffolds Fabrication
$275,000
June 2012 -
May 2015
Systems Engineering to Provide Integrated Care for Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
$300,000
June 2012 -
May 2013
Statistical Analysis and Control in Low-E Glass Manufacturing Processes
$9,333
November 2011 -
June 2012
Bayesian Reliability Assessment of Non-destructive Evaluation
$150,000
Fall 2014
IE 5318 - Applied Regression Analysis
Office Hours
DayStartEnd
Monday3:00PM4:00PM
Wednesday3:00PM4:00PM
Applied linear regression analysis. In-depth study of one predictor followed by the matrix approach to multiple linear regression. Topics include prediction, residual analysis, and model selection.
Last Updated on August 25, 2014, 10:42 am
Fall 2014
IE 3301 - Engineering Probability
Office Hours
DayStartEnd
Monday10:00AM10:45AM
Wednesday10:00AM10:45AM
Topics in Industrial Engineering that involve random processes and data. Applications and background for topics in reliability, inventory systems, and queuing problems, including absolute and conditional probabilities, discrete and continuous random variables, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, and other topics included in the text book through Chapter 11.
Last Updated on August 25, 2014, 10:45 am
Spring 2014
IE 5318 - Ie 5318-001
An in-depth study of one predictor variable followed by the matrix approach to multiple linear regression. Topics include estimation, prediction, analysis of variance, residual analysis, transformations, multicollinearity, model selection, weighted least squares, ridge regression, and robust regression.
Last Updated on January 24, 2014, 9:15 am
Spring 2014
IE 3301 - Engineering Probability
Topics in industrial engineering that involve random processes. Applications and backgrounds for topics in reliability, inventory systems, and queuing problems, including absoldute and conditional probabiltities, discrete and continuous random variables, parameter estimation, hypothesis testing, linear regression, experimentsl designs and analysis of variance. Prerequisite: MATH 2326 or concurrent enrollment.
Last Updated on January 9, 2014, 1:42 pm
Spring 2013
IE 3301 - ENGINEERING PROBABILITY
Topics in industrial engineering that involve random processes. Applications and backgrounds for topics in reliability, inventory systems, and queuing problems, including absoldute and conditional probabiltities, discrete and continuous random variables, parameter estimation, hypothesis testing, linear regression, experimentsl designs and analysis of variance. Prerequisite: MATH 2326 or concurrent enrollment.
Last Updated on May 14, 2013, 8:21 am
Spring 2013
IE 5318 - Applied Regression Analysis
An in-depth study of one predictor variable followed by the matrix approach to multiple linear regression. Topics include estimation, prediction, analysis of variance, residual analysis, transformations, multicollinearity, model selection, weighted least squares, ridge regression, and robust regression.
Last Updated on May 14, 2013, 8:21 am
Fall 2011
IE 5319 - Advanced Statistical Process Control and Time Series Analysis
An introduction to statistical process control (SPC) techniques and their applications in various systems/processes. Topics include the statistical basics for SPC, basic control charting procedures, and advanced SPC techniques for the control of emerging manufacturing and healthcare processes.
Last Updated on May 14, 2013, 8:21 am
October 2009
October 2013
Session Chair

INFORMS Annual Conference, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.

Elected
October 2011
October 2012
Technical Committee Member

International Workshop on Healthcare Systems Engineering

Volunteered
June 2008
June 2008
Session Chair

Quality and Productivity Research Conference, Madison, Wisconsin.

Volunteered
May 2008
May 2008
Session Chair

Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Annual Conference and Expo, Vancouver, Canada.

Volunteered
September 2013 -
Ongoing
Organizer

IMSE Seminar

Volunteered