Qi Chao

Associate Professor

Phone: 86-27-87559490 *809

Email: qichao@hust.edu.cn

Academic Areas: Automated planning, scheduling and optimization, robot task planning, emergency response task planning

Research Interests:

Academic Degrees

Ph.D. in Systems and Engineering Management, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2006
B.S. in Automatic Control, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, 1998

Professional Experience

School of Automation, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, Associate Professor, 2008-Present
Singapore-MIT Alliance, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Post-Doctoral Researcher, 2006-2008

Selected Publications

Wang HW and Qi C. Emergency Response Decision-Making Theory and Methodology Based On Hierarchical Task Network Planning (in Chinese), Beijing: Science Press, 2015.
Wang HW, Xie Y, Wang XP, Qi C. Simulation of Logistics Systems (in Chinese), Beijing: Tsinghua University Press, 2009.
Zhao LD, Wang HW, Qi C. Decision-Making for Public Safety: Methods, Technology, and Applications (in Chinese). In Report on Advances in Control Science and Engineering 2010-2011, Beijing: China Science and Technology Press, 2011.
Refereed Journals
Wang X, Wang HW, Qi C*. Multi-agent Reinforcement Learning based Maintenance Policy for a Resource Constrained Flow Line System. Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, 27(2): 325-333, 2016.
Li ML, Wang HW, Qi C, Zhou C. HTN based Emergency Task Planning with Temporal Preferences. Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems, accepted, DOI:10.3233/IFS-151899, 2015.
Qi C, Wang HW. Design of Emergency Exercise Simulation Platform for High Level Commanders. Systems Engineering – Theory and Practices, 35(7): 1871-1877, 2015 (in Chinese).
Zhou C, Wang HW, Qi C. Hierarchical Task Network based Emergency Resource Coordinated Planning Approach. Systems Engineering – Theory and Practices, 35(10): 2504-2512, 2015 (in Chinese).
Wang D, Qi C*, Wang HW. Improving Emergency Response Collaboration and Resource Allocation by Task Network Mapping and Analysis. Safety Science, 70: 9-18, 2014.
Wang X, Wang HW, Qi C*, Sivakumar AI. Reinforcement Learning based Predictive Maintenance for a Machine with Multiple Deteriorating Yield Levels. Journal of Computational Information Systems, 10 (1): 9-19, 2014.
Chen S, Wang HW, Xie Y, Qi C. Mean-risk analysis of radio frequency identification technology in supply chain with inventory misplacement: Risk-sharing and coordination. Omega, 46: 86-103, 2014.
Wang Z, Wang HW, Qi C, Wang J. A resource enhanced HTN planning approach for emergency decision-making. Applied Intelligence, 2013, 2(38): 226-342.
Wei YC, Wang HW, Qi C. The Impact of Stock-Dependent Demand on Supply Chain Dynamics. Applied Mathematical Modelling, 37 (18-19): 8348-8362, 2013.
Li B, Wang HW, Yang JB, Guo M, Qi C. A belief-rule-based inference method for aggregate production planning under uncertainty. International Journal of Production Research, 51(1): 83-105, 2013.
Wang Z, Wang HW, Tang P, Qi C, Wang J. HTN Planning Method with Resource Allocation and Its Application. Journal of Management Sciences in China, 16(3): 53-60, 2013 (in Chinese).
Li JJ, Wang HW, Qi C, Wang J, Wang Z. Resource Shortage Identification Method in HTN Planning, Systems Engineering – Theory and Practice. 33(7): 1729-1734, 2013 (in Chinese).
Yang Z, Qi C*. Preventive Maintenance of a Multi-Yield Deteriorating Machine: Using Reinforcement Learning. Systems Engineering – Theory and Practice. 33(7): 1647-1653, 2013 (in Chinese).
Wang X, Wang HW, Qi C. Maintenance Policies for Flow Line based on Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning. Journal of Systems Engineering, 28(5): 702-708, 2013 (in Chinese).
Tang P, Wang HW, Qi C, Wang J. Anytime heuristic search in temporal HTN planning for developing incident action plans, AI Communications, 25: 321-342, 2012.
Liu D, Wang HW, Qi C, Wang J. ORECOS: An open and rational emergency command organization structure under extreme natural disasters based on China’s national conditions. Disaster Advances, 5(4): 63-73, 2012.
Li ML, Wang HW, Qi C, et al. Research on Unconventional Event Emergency Decision-Making Methodologies. China Safety Science Journal, 22(3):158-163, 2012 (in Chinese).
Tang P, Wang WH, Qi C. A New decision model for Handling Asynchronous Incident Objectives with Priorities in Emergency Response. Journal of Computational Information Systems, 7(14), 5251-5258, 2011.
Li B, Wang HW, Qi C, A belief-rule-based inventory control method under nonstationary and uncertain demand, Expert Systems with Applications, 38(12), 2011.
Liu D, Wang HW, Qi C, et al. Study on Emergency Command Organization Structure Under Unconventional Emergencies in China. China Safety Science Journal, 21(7): 163-170, 2011 (in Chinese).
Li B, Wang HW, Yang JB, Qi C, Guo M. A Belief K-means Clustering Algorithm for Structure Identification of Belief-Rule-Base. Systems Engineering, 29(5): 85-91, 2011 (in Chinese).
Qi C*, Sivakumar AI, Gershwin SB. An Efficient New Job Release Control Methodology. International Journal of Production Research, 47(3): 703-731, 2009.
Ang ATH, Sivakumar AI, Qi C. Criteria Selection and Analysis for Single Machine Dynamic Online Scheduling with Multiple Objectives and Sequence Dependent Setups, Computers and Industrial Engineering, 56(4): 1223-1231, 2009.
Wang HW, Qi C, Wei YC, Li B, Zhu S. Review on Data-based Decision Making Methodologies. ACTA Automatica Sinica, 35(6): 8020-8033, 2009 (in Chinese).
Qi C*, Sivakumar AI, Gershwin SB. Impact of Production Control and System Factors in Semiconductor Wafer Fabrication. IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing, Vol. 21, No. 3, pp. 376-389, 2008.

Courses Taught

For Undergraduates: 
Enterprise production and logistics management
Production planning and scheduling
Scheduling theory and applications


HTN based Emergency Response Task Planning in Nondeterministic Environment, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Grant No. 71371079, 2014-2017.
Development of Distributed Simulation Exercise Platform for Emergency Response, sub-project of the 13th Five-Year National Science and Technology Support Program, Grant No. 2013BAK03B07, 2013-2015.
Application of Coordinated Emergency Decision-making for the Three Gorges Regional Flood Protection, sub-project of the Key Research Plan supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China, Grant No. 91024032, 2011-2014.
Optimal Predictive Maintenance for Deteriorating Equipment based on Real-time Quality Detection Data, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Grant No. 60904075, 2010-2012.
Multi-department and Multi-Stage Coordinated Decision-making Theory and Methods for Unconventional Emergency Response, Key project supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China, Grant No. 90924301, 2010-2012.
Coordinated Task Planning for Emergency Response based on Multi-agent Markov Decision Process, National Independent Innovation Fund, 2011-2012.
Predictive Maintenance for Deteriorating Machines based on Quality Detection Information, Hubei Provincial Natural Science Foundation, 2009-2010.

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