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MSc(Eng), PhD Salf, CEng, MIMechE, MIEEE, FHKIE
Professor

Telephone: 2859 2582
E-mail: makkl@hkucc.hku.hk
Office: Room 8-20, Haking Wong Building

 

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Professor Mak received both his MSc degree in Manufacturing Engineering and PhD degree in Systems Engineering at the University of Salford, UK. He had accumulated substantial experience in industry prior to joining the University of Hong Kong by working in several UK engineering enterprises including the Pilkington Brothers Ltd., the T.S. Harrison and Sons Ltd., as well as in some enterprises in Hong Kong. Indeed, he has wide exposure to industry, and is well connected with enterprises in the local and overseas communities. His current research interests focus mainly on Production and Operations Management, Product Development, Manufacturing Systems Design and Control, and Logistics and Supply Chain Management. He has published extensively in these areas. He also served the university in other different capacities, for example, as Head of the IMSE department for a number of years, and is currently an Associate Dean of the Faculty of Engineering.

Some Recent Publications

  • K.L. Mak. J. Ma, and W. Su, A constraint programming approach for production scheduling of multi-period virtual cellular manufacturing systems. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Natural Computation, August 2010, Yantai, China.
  • K.F.C. Yiu, L.L. Xie, and K.L. Mak, Analysis of bullwhip effect in supply chains with heterogeneous decision models. Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization. Vol. 5, No. 1, Feb. 2009.
  • K.L. Mak and P. Peng, An automated inspection system for textile fabrics based on Gabor filters. Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing. Vol. 24, No.3, pp.359-369, June 2008.
  • K.L. Mak, P. Peng, X.X. Wang and T.L. Lau, An ant colony optimization algorithm for scheduling virtual cellular manufacturing systems. International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing. Vol.20, No.6, pp.524-537, September 2007.
  • W.C. Ng and K.L. Mak, Quay crane scheduling in container terminals. Engineering Optimization. Vol.38, Iss.6, pp.723-737, September 2006.
  • K.L. Mak, J.G. Peng , Z.B. Xu , and F.C. Yiu, A novel neural network for associative memory via dynamical systems, Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems-Series B, Vol.6, No.3, pp.573-590, May 2006.
  • K.L. Mak, X.X. Wang and J.S.K. Lau, A genetic scheduling methodology for virtual cellular manufacturing systems: An industrial application. International Journal of Production Research, Vol.43, No.12, pp.2423-2450, 2005.
  • H.Y.K. Lau and K.L. Mak, Managing the development of manufacturing systems software using a unified framework. International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, Vol.6, No.1/2, pp.81-97, 2004.
  • X.G. Ming and K.L. Mak, A hybrid hopfield network-genetic algorithm approach to optimal process plan selection. International Journal of Production Research. Vol. 38, No. 8, pp. 1823-1839, 2000.
  • K.L. Mak, Y.S. Wong and X.X. Wang, An adaptive genetic approach for manufacturing cell formation. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology.Vol. 16, pp. 498-515, 2000.