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Academic Staff

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 160 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 HKIE, 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

  • Muhammad, H. R., Zhong, R. Y., Mahram, K. (2022). Recent advances and productivity analysis of 3D printed geopolymers. Additive Manufacturing. 52. 10.1016/j.addma.2022.102685

  • Kang, K., Besklubova, S., Dai, Y. Q., Zhong, R. Y. (2022) Building Demolition Waste Management Through Smart BIM: A Case Study in Hong Kong, Waste Management. 143(2022), 69-83. 10.1016/j.wasman.2022.02.027.

  • Wu, W., Zhao, Z. H., Shen, L. D., Kong, X. T. R., Guo, D. Q., Zhong, R. Y., & Huang, G. Q.* (2022). Just Trolley: Implementation of Industrial IoT and Digital Twin-enabled Spatial-Temporal Traceability and Visibility for Finished Goods Logistics. Advanced Engineering Informatics. 10.1016/j.aei.2022.101571.

  • Kang, K., Liu, X. L., Jiang, Y. S., Lee, K. H., Wan, K. W., Huang, G. Q., & Zhong, R. Y.* (2022). Blockchain opportunities for construction industry in Hong Kong: a case study of RISC and site diary. Construction Innovation. 10.1108/CI-08-2021-0153

  • Kang, K., Tan, B. Q., & Zhong, R. Y.* (2022). Multi-attribute Negotiation Mechanism for Manufacturing Service Allocation in Smart Manufacturing, Advanced Engineering Informatics. 10.1016/j.aei.2021.101523.

  • Jiang, Y. C., Dai, P. W., Fang, P. C., Zhong, R. Y., & Cao, X. C. (2022). Electrical-STGCN: An Electrical Spatio-Temporal Graph Convolutional Network for Intelligent Predictive Maintenance. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. 10.1109/TII.2022.3143148.

  • Kang, K., Xu, S. X.*, Zhong, R. Y., Tan, B. Q. & Huang, G. Q. (2022). Multi-unit double auction-based manufacturing cloud services allocation in an industrial park. IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, 19(1): 295-307. 10.1109/TASE.2020.3029081.

  • Jiang, Y. S., Li, M., Guo, D. Q., Wu, W., Zhong, R. Y., & Huang, G. Q. (2022). Digital Twin-enabled Smart Modular Integrated Construction System (DT-SMiCS) for On-site Assembly. Computers in Industry. 10.1016/j.compind.2021.103594.

  • Xu, C. Q; Wang, J. L.; Tao, J.; Zhang, J.*; Zhong, R. Y. (2022). A knowledge augmented deep learning model for image deblurring in vision-based online quality detection of yarn production. International Journal of Production Research. 10.1080/00207543.2021.2010827.

  •  Liu, X. L.; Jiang, Y. S.; Wang, Z. C.; Zhong, R.Y.; Cheung, H. H.; Huang, G. Q.*, (2022). imseStudio: Blockchain-enabled secure digital twin platform for service manufacturing. International Journal of Production Research. 10.1080/00207543.2021.2003462.

  • Zhang, K., Qu, T.*, Zhang, Y. H., Zhong, R.Y.; Huang, G.Q. (2022). Big data-enabled intelligent synchronization for complex production logistics system under opti-state control strategy. International Journal of Production Research. 10.1080/00207543.2021.2000657.

  •  Jiang, Y. S., Liu, X. L., Kang, K., Wang, Z. C., Zhong, R. Y.*, & Huang, G. Q. (2022). Blockchain-enabled Cyber-Physical Smart Modular Integrated Construction. Computers in Industry. 10.1016/j.compind.2021.103553.