Professor Chi-Guhn Lee


Dr. Chi-Guhn Lee is a Professor of Industrial Engineering and the Director of the Centre for Maintenance Optimization and Reliability Engineering (C-MORE) at the University of Toronto. Dr. Lee received a Ph.D. in Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA in 2001 and has been active in the areas such as dynamic optimization, Markov decision processes, maintenance optimization, supply chain management and reinforcement learning. He has worked closely with private firms including IBM, General Motors, Magna International, State Grid Corp of China to name a few. He has played various roles in the academic community as well.


He served as a co-chair of Workshop on Quantitative Finance and Risk Management 2012, a cluster-chair of Financial Engineering for Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS) Annual Meeting 2012 and 2013, and president of the Association of Korean-Canadian Scientists and Engineering (AKCSE) from 2013 to 2015. He served as a member of the Scientific Committee for the INFORMS MSOM 2015 conference, a member of the Technical Committee of the 26th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing 2016, a member of Program Committee for the Field Institute Workshop on Financial Optimization and Risk Management 2013 and 2015, a member of Steering Committee for the Field Institute Workshop on Optimization and Artificial Intelligence in Finance 2018, and a member of Program Committee for Spring World Congress on Engineering and Technology 2012.


Prof. Lee has served as an associate editor for two academic journals: Enterprise Information Systems (a journal by Taylor and Francis Group with an impact factor 1.683) and International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice (homed at Simon Fraser University with a SCIE Impact Factor 0.537). He also served as a guest editor of Annals of Operations Research (a journal by Springer with an impact factor 1.864) from 2012 to 2015.