Ryerson University, Canada
Dr. Liping Fang is Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering; Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs and Student Affairs, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science (2012 to 2017 and 2018 to present); former Acting Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science (August, 2019 to January, 2020); and former Chair of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (2004 to 2012) at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. He is Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (FCAE), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (FIEEE), and Engineering Institute of Canada (FEIC) as well as a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario. His current research interests include systems engineering, environmental management, and decision making, particularly in interactive decision making, multiple-criteria decision making, and decision support systems. He has published widely, including three books, seven edited books, and numerous journal and conference papers. Professor Fang is a recipient of the 2020 Group Decision and Negotiation Section Award within the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS); 2019 ICWRER Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Conferences on Water Resources and Environment Research (ICWRER) Steering Committee; 2015 and 2012 Outstanding Contribution Awards from the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC) Society; 2015 Best Associate Editor Award from the IEEE SMC Society; 2014 Errol Aspevig Award for Outstanding Academic Leadership from Ryerson University; 2012 ENRE Best Publication Award in Environment and Sustainability from the Section on Energy, Natural Resources, and the Environment (ENRE), INFORMS; and 2008 Ryerson-Sarwan Sahota Distinguished Scholar Award from Ryerson University. He has served as Associate Editor or Editorial Board Member of eight international journals, and General Chair, Co-Chair, Program Co-Chair, and Finance Chair of major international conferences.
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