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Andrew J. Yu, PhD

Professor, Director of Engineering Management Program


Andrew Yu is a professor in the department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His research is mainly in the area of production planning and scheduling, facility and equipment maintenance, supply chain management and logistics support. Collaboration with industry is an integral part of his work. His latest collaborative work includes the supply risk mitigation for electronics components and risk management in facility maintenance planning.

Prior to joining UT, Dr. Yu worked as an assistant professor at Southern Methodist University and Louisiana State University. He  also worked as a senior consultant and solution architect for a supply chain solution company, i2 Technologies, now a part of JDA. He provided educational and implementation consultation to many companies such as IBM, Northrop Grumman, Honeywell, Cardinal Health, Airbus, etc. for their supply chain and logistics solutions.

Dr. Yu has served as a president for the division of Data Analytics and Information Systems (DAIS) in the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE). He is currently serving as an area editor for the journal Computers & Industrial Engineering. He is an active member of IISE and Informs.

Courses Taught

  • Supply Chain and Logistics Systems Engineering
  • Productivity and Quality Engineering
  • Financial Management for Engineering Managers
  • Analytical Methods in Engineering Management
  • Design of Experiments for Engineering Managers
  • Advanced Engineering Economic Analysis
  • Queueing Theory
  • Systems Analysis Methods
  • Engineering Production Control


  • Production and maintenance planning and scheduling
  • Facility and asset maintenance planning and prioritization
  • Supply chain and logistics planning and optimization
  • Supply chain risk mitigation for electronics components
  • Data management and customization in enterprise solutions
  • Systems engineering


  • PhD, Industrial Engineering, Louisiana State University
  • MS, Systems Science, Louisiana State University
  • MS, Engineering Science, Louisiana State University
  • MS, Operations Research, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Professional Service

  • Area Editor, Computers & Industrial Engineering (2018-present)
  • SI Managing Editor, Computers & Industrial Engineering (2018-2019)
  • IISE DAIS Division President (2019-2020)
  • IISE DAIS Division President-elect (2018-2019)
  • IISE CIS Board of Directors (2015 – 2017)
  • UT Faculty Senate (2018-2020)
  • UTSI Faculty Assembly President (2018 – 2019)
  • Committee Chair for 7th Annual IISE-DAIS Mobile/Web App Competition
  • Committee Chair for 5th Annual IISE-CIS Mobile App Competition

Contact Information

  • 520 John D. Tickle Building, 851 Neyland Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996
  • Phone: 865-974-6148
  • E-mail: