Prof Fugee Tsung, Acting Head of Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), has been elected Fellow of the American Society for Quality (ASQ), becoming one of only four ASQ Fellows in the Greater China Region.
Founded in 1946, ASQ is the largest professional association and the global leading authority on quality improvement, quality control and certification in all fields, including manufacturing, education, healthcare, service and government. Now, ASQ has expanded to over 100 countries with more than 100,000 members worldwide.
Prof Tsung was elevated to ASQ Fellow for his significant contributions to quality. Since joining HKUST, he has been actively involved in education, consulting service, and scholarly research in quality improvement and management in various industries, including manufacturing, banking, telecom, and medical care. He is the first ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt in Greater China and also an ASQ Authorized Six Sigma Master Black Belt Trainer.
“China now becomes the world factory – with “Made in China” labeled everywhere. Quality is actually the key to sustain its success. In addition, quality improvement and control has become a core technique in business and service sectors as well. I am delighted to see that the importance of quality (including quality assurance and testing) is gaining increasing recognition and our government has selected testing and certification services as one of the six pillar industries for economic development,” said Prof Tsung.
Prof Tsung received both his master’s and doctorate degrees in industrial and operations engineering from the University of Michigan and his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from National Taiwan University. He joined HKUST in 1997. He is now a Professor and the Director of Quality Lab at HKUST.
Prof Tsung was elected Regional Vice President (Asia) of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) in 2008 and served as Associate Editor of Technometricsand Department Editor of IIE Transactions. So far, he has served in editorial positions for 13 internationally respected journals.
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