Ying was appointed as a Lecturer in Manufacturing Systems Engineering at the University of Glasgow in June 2017. Ying received her PhD from the University of Nottingham on multi-objective optimisation for sustainable manufacturing in 2014 and BEng in Industrial Engineering from Zhejiang University in 2008. She subsequently extended her research field to Industry 4.0 Intelligent Manufacturing, taking up PDRA posts in Cranfield University and Loughborough University. Ying is already establishing a strong track record in her field of research: Sustainable Manufacturing, Operational Research, Multi-objective Optimisation, Evolutionary Computation, and Intelligent Manufacturing Systems.
Ying’s recent research interest and projects encompass modelling and optimisation energy consumptions for the additive manufacturing, machining and manufacturing systems, artificial intelligence based multi-objective optimisation for energy management in dynamic flexible manufacturing systems, uncertainty and resilience for dynamic manufacturing systems, communication for machine to machine to human (M2M2H) using visible light to enable data modelling, optimisation and decision support (Industry 4.0).