President: 2015 -
Inauguration: July, 2015
Professor LIANG was born in April, 1962 in Hefei, Anhui Province. Upon graduation with a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and Application from Hefei University of Technology in 1987, he pursued his further studies in Automotive Control for a doctoral degree in Southeast University from 1988 to 1991. After graduation, Professor LIANG served successively at University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) as Deputy Director of Department of Management from 1992 to 1995, and as Associate Dean of School of Management from 1995 to 2004 (during which he was a visiting professor at McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin from November 1997 to March 1998). He then worked as Member of the Party Committee and Executive Dean of School of Management in USTC from 2004 to 2013. He served as Member of the Party Standing Committee and Vice President of Hefei University of Technology since December 2013, and was appointed as President of HFUT in July, 2015.
The major research areas of Professor LIANG are data envelopment analysis, supply chain management and enterprise resource optimization. He acquired support from the National Natural Science Funds for Distinguished Young Scholars for his research and was nominated as Changjiang (Yangtze River) Scholar in 2009. Professor LIANG has presided over a list of major projects sponsored by the Foundation for Innovative Research Groups of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Key Natural Science Foundation for Joint Overseas Research of China, the National Key Technology Research and Development Program of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China as well as other government sectors and enterprises.
Professor LIANG has published over 90 papers in SCI and SSCI indexed international academic journals such as Operations Research and Journal of Operations Management. He has won awards from home and abroad, including the Natural Science Award and the Award for Distinguished Scientific Research Achievement by Ministry of Education, and the Award for Excellence in Management Disciplines by Fudan Premium Fund of Management. Under his supervision, many of his doctoral students have also reaped brilliant awards, such as the Highly Commended Award by EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development ), the National TOP 100 Doctoral Dissertation Award, Scholarship Award for Excellent Doctoral Student by Ministry of Education, CAS (Chinese Academy of Sciences) Presidential Scholarship and grants from the National Natural Science Funds for Distinguished Young Scholars.
He is also an editorial board member of many acclaimed Chinese and international academic journals, such as American Journal of Operations Research. Professor LIANG also serves as Member of Discipline Planning Panel of the National Social Science Foundation of China, Executive Member of the 2nd Management Terms Committee under the China National Committee for Terms in Science and Technologies, the Chinese Society of Management Modernization, Systems Engineering Society of China and Society of Management Science of China, as well as Vice Chairman of the Chinese Society of Optimization, Overall Planning and Economic Mathematics.