1 August 2021
1 August 2022
6 September 2022
L. Jiang is pursuing his PhD degree in management science and engineering at Sichuan University, Sichuan, China. He has published several papers in Fuzzy Sets and Systems, Information Sciences, Applied Soft Computing, etc. His current research interests include multi-criteria decision analysis, cognitive fuzzy sets, etc.
H. Liao is a research fellow at the Business School, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China. He received his PhD degree in management science and engineering from the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, in 2015. He has published 3 monographs, 1 chapter, and more than 320 peer-reviewed papers, many in high-quality international journals including European Journal of Operational Research, Omega, Annals of Operations Research, Journal of the Operational Research Society, OR Spectrum, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, IEEE Transaction on Cybernetics, etc. His publications have been cited over 13,000 times, and his h-index is 65. He has been a highly cited researcher in computer science (2019–2021) and engineering (2020–2021), and a highly cited Chinese researcher in management science (2020–2021). He ranked within the top 2% ranking of scientists in the World by Stanford University in 2021. His current research interests include multiple criteria decision analysis, fuzzy set and systems, cognitive computing, healthcare management, logistics engineering, etc. Prof. Liao has been elected to be the Fellow of IET, the Fellow of BCS, and the Fellow of IAAM. He has been the senior member of IEEE since 2017. He is the associate editor, guest editor or editorial board member for many top-tier international journals, including IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems (SCI), Applied Soft Computing (SCI), Technological and Economic Development of Economy (SSCI), and International Journal of Strategic Property Management (SSCI). He has received numerous honours and awards, including the Outstanding Scientific Research Achievement Award in Higher Institutions in China (first class in Natural Science in 2017; second class in Natural Science in 2019), the Social Science Outstanding Achievement Award in Sichuan Province (Second Class in 2019), the Natural Science Research Achievement Award in Sichuan Province (third class, in 2021), and the 2015 Endeavour Research Fellowship Award granted by the Australia Government.