Brian

HWARNG, Brian

Associate Professor

ANALYTICS & OPERATIONS

(65) 6516 6449
hwarng@nus.edu.sg
BIZ1 8-80
Curriculum Vitae

Recognition & Awards

  • 2016 DSI Instructional Innovation Award Finalist (The Expanded Funnel Experiment: A Powerful Approach to Understanding Deming Management), The 47th Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting - 2016
  • 2015 DSI Best Teaching Case Studies Award, Winner (Din Tai Fung: Xiao Long Bao, jointly with Yuan Xuchaun, 2016), The 46th Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting - 2015
  • 2012 Best Teaching Case Studies Award, Honorable Mention (Shanghai Baolong Automotive Corporation, jointly with Yuan, Xuchuan, 2012), The 43rd Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting - 2012
  • The William J. Gies Award for Clinical Research (jointly with NUS Dentistry faculty) - 2011
  • Best Track Paper Award (Service and Manufacturing Operations Management) (jointly with Yuan Xuchuan, 2011), The 42nd Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting - 2011
  • IADR Lion Dental Research Award for Junior Investigator (jointly with NUS Dentistry faculty) - 2007
  • Commonwealth Fellowship Award, UK

Educational Qualifications

  • PhD, Industrial & Management Systems Engineering, Arizona State University, USA, 1992
  • MS, Industrial Engineering, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA, 1986
  • BS, Industrial Engineering, Tunghai University, Taiwan, 1981

Academic Experience

  • Academic Director, S3 Asia MBA, 2015 - current
  • Academic Director, NUS-Peking University IMBA, National University of Singapore, 2008 - current
  • Program Director, General Management Program (C), National University of Singapore, 2003 - current
  • Associate Professor, Dept of Decision Sciences, National University of Singapore, 2001 - current
  • Program Director, Temasek Foundation - CNMESC Prog, National University of Singapore, 2011 - 2014
  • Associate Dean, Executive Education, National University of Singapore, 2009 - 2013
  • Academic Director, LKYSPP-NUS Business School MPAM, National University of Singapore, 2009 - 2011
  • Academic Director, Asia-Pacific EMBA (Chinese), National University of Singapore, 2004 - 2005
  • Assistant Professor, Dept of Decision Sciences, National University of Singapore, 1998 - 2001
  • Commonwealth Visiting Research Fellow, Leeds University Business School, UK, 1999 - 2000
  • Senior Lecturer, Dept of Decision Sciences, National University of Singapore, 1997 - 1998
  • Lecturer, Dept of Decision Sciences, National University of Singapore, 1992 - 1997

Corporate Experience

  • PSA-NUS Advanced Port Management and Operations Program (Quality Mgmt)
  • NUS Business School Executive Development Operations Management Program
  • NUS Business School Executive Development General Management Program
  • NUS Business School Advanced Hospital Management Program
  • Uni of Economic (Ho Chi Minh)
  • National Economic University (Hanoi)
  • China Construction Bank Corporation
  • Shunfeng Express
  • Midea
  • MediaTek Singapore
  • DHL
  • Kerry Oils & Grains, Shenzhen, China
  • Hans-Seidel Foundation, Germany
  • GlaxoWellcome, UK

Selected Publications

Yuan X. and Hwarng, Brian (2016), "Stability and Chaos in Demand-Based Pricing under Social Interactions", European Journal of Operational Research, 253, 2, 472-488
Hwarng, Brian (2016), "Signaling the Shift and Identifying its Source in Bivariate Spc", Proceeding of the 35th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, ICC and IE 2005 (pp 953-958)
Hwarng, Brian (2016), "Commentary: The Art of the Dumpling: Learning from Din Tai Fung", Commentary: The Art of the Dumpling: Learning from Din Tai Fung

Selected Publications

28

Journals

1

Conference

11

Others

Journal Articles

Yuan X. and Hwarng, Brian (2016), "Stability and Chaos in Demand-Based Pricing under Social Interactions", European Journal of Operational Research, 253, 2, 472-488
Yuan X and Hwarng, Brian (2016), "Stability and Chaos in Demand-based Pricing under Social Interactions", European Journal of Operational Research, 253, 2
Hwarng, Brian and Yuan, Xuchuan (2014), "Interpreting Supply Chain Dynamics: A Quasi-Chaos Perspective", European Journal of Operational Research, 233(3), 566-579
Yuan, Xuchuan and Hwarng, Brian (2012), "Managing a Service System with Social Interactions: Stability and Chaos", Computers & Industrial Engineering, 63(4), 1178-1188
Gao, X. L., Hsu, C. Y., Xu, Y. J., Loh, T., Koh, D. and Hwarng, Brian (2012), "Promoting Positive Health Behaviors: Tooth Worm Phenomenon and its Implications", Community Dental Health, 29, 1, 55-61
Hwarng, Brian and Wang, Yu (2010), "Shift detection and source identification in multivariate autocorrelated processes", International Journal of Production Research, 48(3), 835 - 859
Gao, X. L., Hsu, C. Y., Xu, Y. J., Loh, T., Koh, D. and Hwarng, Brian (2010), "Behavioral Pathways Explaining Oral Health Disparity in Children", JOURNAL OF DENTAL RESEARCH, 89, 9, 985-990
Hwarng, Brian, Gao, X. L., Hsu, C. Y., Xu, Y. J., Loh, T. and Koh, D. (2010), "Building caries risk assessment models for children", JOURNAL OF DENTAL RESEARCH, 89(6), 637-643, Awarded the 2011 William J Gies Award in the Clinical Research Category
Loh, T., Koh, D., Hwarng, Brian, Gao, X.L., Hsu, C.Y. and Xu Y.J. (2009), "Dental Caries Prevalence and Distribution among Preschoolers in Singapore", Community Dental Health, 26 (1), 12-17
Hwarng, Brian (2008), "Toward identifying the source of mean shifts in multivariate SPC: a neural network approach", International Journal of Production Research, 46(20), 5531-5559
Hwarng, Brian and Xie, N. (2008), "Understanding supply chain dynamics: a chaos perspective", European Journal of Operational Research, 184(3), 1163-1178
Xie, N., Hwarng, Brian, Chong, C. S. P. and Burgess, T. F. (2005), "Modeling a Complex Supply Chain: Understanding the Effect of Simplified Assumptions", International Journal of Production Research, 43(13), 2829-2872
Hwarng, Brian (2005), "Simultaneous Identification of Mean Shift and Correlation Change in AR(1) Processes", International Journal of Production Research, 43(9), 1761-1783
Hwarng, Brian (2004), "Detecting Process Mean Shift in the Presence of Autocorrelation: A Neural Network Based Monitoring Scheme", International Journal of Production Research, 42(3), 573-595
Hwarng, Brian, Shaw, N. E, Burgess, T. F. and de Mattos, C. (2002), "Enhancing Value Stream Agility: The Case of the UK Speciality Chemical Industry", European Management Journal, 20(2), 199-212
Hwarng, Brian (2001), "A Modern Simulation Course for Business Students", Interfaces , 31(3), 66-75
Hwarng, Brian, Shaw, N. E., Burgess, T. F. and de Mattos, C. (2001), "Revitalizing new process development in the UK fine chemicals industry", International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 21(8), 1133-1151
Hwarng, Brian and H. T. Ang (2001), "A Simple Neural Network for ARMA(p, q) Time Series", Omega, 29(4), 319-333
Hwarng, Brian and Teo, Cynthia (2001), "Translating Customers Voices into Operations Requirements: A QFD Application in Higher Education", International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management, 18(2), 195-225
Hwarng, Brian (1997), "A Neural Network Approach to Identifying Cyclic Behavior on Control Charts: A Comparative Study", International Journal of Systems Science, 28(1), 99-112
Hwarng, Brian (1995), "Multilayer Perceptrons for Detecting Cyclic Data on Control Charts", International Journal of Production Research, 33(11), 3101-3117
Hwarng, Brian and Chong, C. W (1995), "Detecting Process Non-randomness through a Fast and Cumulative Learning ART-based Pattern Recognizer", International Journal of Production Research, 33(7), 1817-1833
Hwarng, Brian (1995), "Proper and Effective Training of a Pattern Recognizer for Cyclic Data", IIE Transactions, 27, 746-756
Hwarng, Brian and Hubele, N. F. (1993), "X-bar control chart pattern identification through efficient off-line neural network training", IIE Transactions, 25(3), 27-40
Hwarng, Brian and Hubele, N. F. (1993), "Back-propagation Pattern Recognizers for X-Bar Control Charts: Methodology and Performance", Computers & Industrial Engineering, 24(2), 219-235
Hubele, N. F. and Hwarng, Brian (1992), "Boltzmann Machines That Learn to Recognize Patterns on Control Charts", Statistics and Computing, 191-202, 2(4)
Hwarng, Brian "Insights into Neural-Network Forecasting of Time Series Corresponding to ARMA (p, q) Structures", Omega-International Journal of Management Science, 29, 3, 273-289

Conference/Seminars

Hwarng, Brian (2016), "Signaling the Shift and Identifying its Source in Bivariate Spc", Proceeding of the 35th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, ICC and IE 2005 (pp 953-958)

Others

Hwarng, Brian (2016), "Commentary: The Art of the Dumpling: Learning from Din Tai Fung", Commentary: The Art of the Dumpling: Learning from Din Tai Fung
Hwarng, Brian (2016), "Teaching Note: Din Tai Fung: The Art of the Dumpling (8B16D007)", Teaching note used in conjuction with case (9B16D007)
Hwarng, Brian and Yuan X (2016), "Case Study: Din Tai Fung: The Art of the Dumpling (Traditional Chinese Version, 9B16DT007)", Case Study: Din Tai Fung: The Art of the Dumpling (Traditional Chinese Version, 9B16DT007)
Hwarng, Brian and Yuan X (2016), "Case Study: Din Tai Fung: The Art of the Dumpling (Simplified Chinese Version, 9B16DC007)", Case Study: Din Tai Fung: The Art of the Dumpling (Simplified Chinese Version, 9B16DC007)
Hwarng, Brian and Yuan X (2016), "Case Study: Din Tai Fung: The Art of the Dumpling (9B16D007)", Case Study: Din Tai Fung: The Art of the Dumpling (9B16D007), 2016 DSI Best Teaching Case Studies Award Winner; Ivey Publishing Best-Seller (Dec 2016), Ivey Publishing
Hwarng, Brian and Motoka Mouri (2014), "Case Study: Yamato Transport Co., Ltd.: TA-Q-BIN (9B13D021)", Also available through Harvard Business Publishing (W13635-PDF-ENG), Ivey Publishing, National University of Singapore and Richard Ivey School of Business Foundation.
Hwarng, Brian and Motoka Mouri (2014), "Case Study: Yamato Transport Co., Ltd.: TA-Q-BIN (Simplified Chinese version) (9B13DC021)", (Version: 2014-02-28), Ivey Publishing, National University of Singapore and Richard Ivey School of Business Foundation.
Hwarng, Brian and Yuan, X. (2012), "Case Study: Shanghai Baolong Automotive Corporation (9B12D021)", Also available through Harvard Business Publishing (W12276-PDF-ENG), Ivey Publishing, National University of Singapore and Richard Ivey School of Business Foundation.
Hwarng, Brian and Yuan, X. (2012), "Case Study: Shanghai Baolong Automotive Corporation (Simplified Chinese version) (9B12DC021)", (Version: 2012-10-23), Ivey Publishing, National University of Singapore and Richard Ivey School of Business Foundation.

Research / Teaching Areas

Deming Management

Managing For Quality

Chaos & Complexity Theories

Supply Chain Management

System Dynamics

Societal Impact

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The art of the dumpling: Lessons from Din Tai Fung

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Courses

  • BMC5009A, Systems and Operations Management (EMBA-Chinese)
  • BDC5123, Simulation Modeling and Analysis (PhD)
  • BMA5010A, Managing Operations (MBA)
  • BMC5009, Operations and Logistics Management (EMBA-Chinese)

Membership & Professional Activities

  • Area Editor (Statistics, Quality and Reliability), Computers & Industrial Engineering(Dec 2011 - present)
  • Decision Sciences Institute (DSI, USA)(Sept 2002 - present)
  • Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE, USA)(Fall 1984 - 1999)
  • International Neural Network Society (INNS, USA)(January 1990 - 1999)
  • Alpha Pi Mu (Industrial Engineering Honor Society, USA)(Fall 1987 - present)
  • American Society for Quality (ASQ, USA)(October 1991 - present); Senior Member since 09/2002
  • ASQ Six Sigma Forum(Oct 2002 - present)
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