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Academic Staff

Dr. Ray Y. Zhong

Assistant Professor


3917 7966


HW 8-6


Dr. Ray Y. Zhong (Runyang Zhong) is an Assistant Professor in The Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, The University of Hong Kong. He was a lecturer in The Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Auckland, New Zealand from 2016-2019. Ray gained his M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Signal & Information Processing and Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering from the Guangdong University of Technology (China) and The University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong) respectively. His research interests include Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled manufacturing, Big Data in manufacturing & SCM and data-driven APS. He has published over 100 papers in international journals and conferences. Ray serve as editorial boards and guest editors for several well-known international journals: International Journal of Production Economics, Computers & Industrial Engineering: An International Journal, International Journal of Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, etc. In addition, he has participated in a set of projects sponsored by the National R&D department, HK ITF and HKU. He is a member of CIRP RA, ASME (USA), IET (UK), IEEE (USA) and LSCM HK.

Ray was awarded the 2018 IJPR Best Paper with the title of "Big Data Analytics for Physical Internet-based intelligent manufacturing shop floor", Best Conference Paper Award with the title of "Analysis of RFID Datasets for Smart Manufacturing Shop Floors" in 15th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, New Zealand Chinese Youth Scientist Award (NZCYSA) 2017​ and the Young Author Prize in the 15th IFAC/IEEE/IFIP/IFORS Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing.

Research Interests

  • Smart Prefabrication Construction Supply Chain Management
  • Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled Manufacturing
  • Big Data Analytics for Manufacturing
  • Smart Robotics
  • Advanced Planning and Scheduling
  • Data-driven Food Supply Chain Management​

Editor & Editorial Board Membership

  • Area Editor, Computers & Industrial Engineering
  • Associate Editor (Asia), International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Internet Manufacturing and Services

Selected Publications

  • Harish, A. R., Liu, X. L., Zhong, R. Y., & Huang, G. Q. (2020). Log-Flock: A Blockchain-enabled platform for Digital Asset Valuation and Risk Assessment in E-commerce Logistics Financing. Computers & Industrial Engineering. 10.1016/j.cie.2020.107001.
  • Guo D.Q., Li, M. X., Zhong, R. Y., & Huang, G. Q. (2020). Graduation Intelligent Manufacturing System (GiMS): An Industry 4.0 Paradigm for Production and Operations Management. Industrial Management and Data Systems. 10.1108/IMDS-08-2020-0489.
  • Raza, M. H., Hafeez, F., Zhong, R. Y., & Imran A. (2020). Investigation of surface roughness in face milling processes. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. 111, 2589-2599. 10.1007/s00170-020-06188-8.
  • Li, L. H., Qu, T., Liu, Y., Zhong, R. Y., Xu, G. Y., Sun, H. X., Gao, Y., Lei, B. B., Mao, C. L., Pan, Y. H., Wang, F. W. & Ma, C. (2020). Sustainable Capability Assessment of Intelligent Manufacturing Supported by Digital Twin. IEEE Access. 8, 174988-175008. 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3026541
  • Kang, K., Xu, S. X.*, Zhong, R. Y., Tan, B. Q. & Huang, G. Q. (2020). Multi-unit double auction-based manufacturing cloud services allocation in an industrial park. IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, 10.1109/TASE.2020.3029081.
  • Kang, K., Zhong, R.Y., * Xu, S.X., Tan, B.Q., Wang, L, H., Peng T. (2020). Auction-based Service Allocation and Sharing Methods for Logistics PSS, Journal of Cleaner Production. 10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.123881
  • Fang, P. C., Yang, J, J., Zheng, L, Y., Zhong, R. Y., Jiang, Y. C. (2020). Data analytics-enable production visibility for Cyber-Physical Production Systems. Journal of Manufacturing Systems. 57, 242-253. 10.1016/j.jmsy.2020.09.002.
  • Tian, Z.G., Zhong, R. Y., Vatankhah, B. A., Wang, Y. T., Li, Z.* (2020). A blockchain-based evaluation approach for customer delivery satisfaction in sustainable urban logistics. International Journal of Production Research. 10.1080/00207543.2020.1809733
  • Zhang, G., Chen, C. H., Zheng, P.,* & Zhong, R. Y. (2020). An integrated framework for active discovery and optimal allocation of smart manufacturing services. Journal of Cleaner Production. 10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.123144.
  • Gharbia, M., Chang-Richards, A., Lu, Y.Q., Zhong, R. Y., Li, H. (2020). Robotic technologies for building construction: A systematic review. Journal of Building Engineering.
  • Guo, D. Q., Zhong, R.Y., & Huang G, Q.* (2020). A roadmap for Assembly 4.0: self-configuration of fixed-position assembly islands under Graduation Intelligent Manufacturing System. International Journal of Production Research. 10.1080/00207543.2020.1762944.
  • Zhao, L, Zhong, R. Y., & Zhang, Y. F.* (2020). Cooperative Models for Technology Supply Chain in Online Social Community. Computers & Industrial Engineering. 10.1016/j.cie.2020.106460.
  • Liu, C.H.*, Cheng, J.X., Cheng, C.X., Zhang, C.L., Zhang, Y.J., Zhong, R.Y. (2020). Design of a self-adaptive gripper with rigid fingers for Industrial Internet. Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing. 10.1016/j.rcim.2020.101976.
  • Wan, C. C., Zheng, H. L., Guo, L.*, Xu, X., Zhong, R. Y., & Yan F. (2020). Cloud manufacturing in China: a review. International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing. 10.1080/0951192X.2020.1718768.
  • Guo, D. Q., Zhong, R. Y., & Huang, G. Q.* (2020). Digital Twin-enabled Graduation Intelligent Manufacturing System for Fixed-position Assembly Islands. Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing. 63, 10.1016/j.rcim.2019.101917.
  • Zhong, R. Y.*, Putnik, G & Newman, S. (2020). A Heterogeneous Data Analytics Framework for RFID-Enabled Factories, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, 10.1109/TSMC.2019.2956201.
  • Venkatesh, V.G., Kang, K., Wang, B., Zhong, R.Y., & Zhang, A.* (2020). System Architecture for Blockchain Based Traceability of Supply Chain Social Sustainability. Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing. 10.1016/j.rcim.2019.101896.
  • Yu, Y., Yu, C. L., Xu, G. Y., Zhong, R.Y., &Huang, G. Q., * (2020). An operation synchronization model for distribution center in E- commerce logistics service. Advanced Engineering Informatics. 10.1016/j.aei.2019.101014.
  • Kong, X.T.R., Zhong, R. Y., Zhao, Z. H., Shao, S.J., Li, M., Lin, P., Chen, Y., Wu, W., Shen, L.D., Yu, Y., & Huang, G.Q.*, (2020). Cyber Physical Ecommerce Logistics System: An Implementation Case in Hong Kong. Computers & Industrial Engineering. 139, 10.1016/j.cie.2019.106170.
  • Zhang, A., Zhong, R. Y., Farooque, M., Kang, K., Venkatesh, V.G. (2020). Blockchain-based Life Cycle Assessment: An Implementation Framework and System Architecture. Resources, Conservation, & Recycling. 152, 2020, 104512. 10.1016/j.resconrec.2019.104512.
  • Wang, J.L., Xu, C. Q., Zhang, J.*, Bao, J. S., Zhong, R. Y. (2020). A collaborative architecture of the industrial internet platform for manufacturing systems. Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing, 61, 101854. 10.1016/j.rcim.2019.101854
  • Wang, W.B., Zhang, Y. F., Zhong, R. Y., (2020). A proactive material handling method for CPS enabled shop-floor. Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing. 61, 101849. 10.1016/j.rcim.2019.101849