The William States Lee College of Engineering is proud to announce the addition of two new department chairs and a number of new faculty and staff members to our college. As educators, researchers, technicians and administrators, these new people bring a wealth of experience from some of the best academic institutions and companies in the world.
Dr. Simon Hsiang
Chair, Systems Engineering and Engineering Management
Arriving from Texas Tech University (TTU), Dr. Simon Hsiang joins UNC Charlotte as chair of the Systems Engineering and Engineering Management Department. Having served in TTU’s Industrial Engineering Department and NC State’s Institute of Advanced Analytics and Operations Research graduate program, he has more than 20 years of teaching experience in the fields of biomechanics and risk analytics.
Prior to his academic work, Dr. Hsiang was a senior researcher for the Liberty Mutual Insurance Group in Boston, working in the area of incident analysis and conducting field surveys of risk factors involved in occupational injuries and worker compensation. The insurance data integrated in his work was multi-featured, with multiple failure modes and complex demographical and geographical networks.
Since joining academia, he has received support from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and health, the U.S. Postal Service, the U.S. Air Force, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. His experience with large, complex data of recurring events in actuarial and field epidemiological studies is employed in the stratification and development of meta-decision rules. His current research project is to develop a multi-objective computational model for future space station design.
Dr. Hsiang holds one patent in bioinstrumentation. Overall, he has published more than 60 journal papers, as well as numerous book chapters in the areas of biomechanics, risk analysis and engineering management.