Researcher Portfolio

Chong Chin Soon (Dr)
Principal Research Engineer I
Planning and Operations Management
Introduction:Dr Chong Chin Soon obtained his degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the City University of London, UK. He joined SIMTech, a research institute in Singapore, 20 years ago and is currently in the Planning and Operations Management Group. He obtained his Master of Engineering in Computer Integrated Manufacturing from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He also obtained his PhD from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. During the 20 years, he has been involved in simulation, scheduling and optimization related projects in logistic and manufacturing domains. The industrial projects include cargo container operation and yard capacity planning simulation for a container port, dairy-printing process simulation for a printing company, manufacturing cycle-time modeling, scheduling and optimization for various multi-national Companies. His current research interest includes intelligent and integrated simulation, planning, scheduling, optimization in the area of manufacturing, logistic, and supply chain.
Research Interest:Simulation, scheduling and optimization in logistic and manufacturing domains. His current research interest includes intelligent and integrated simulation, planning, scheduling, optimization in the area of manufacturing, logistic, and supply chain.
BioNotes:PhD in School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2008
MEng in School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 1995

BSc (Hons), First Class, The City University, London, 1990

CPIM - Certification in Production and Inventory Management, APICS (The Association for Operations Management, USA), 1996
Publications:

Chin Soon Chong, Feng Yu Wang, Laura Xiao Xia Xu, Eng Hock Lua. "Layout Redesign of a Warehouse through Modeling and Simulation", Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE IEEM, pp. 1701-1705, 2012

Yang Kui.Lin, Ming. Liu. Liu, Chin. Soon Chong. "Tabu search algorithm for job shop total weighted tardiness problem", FAIM 2011 21st International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing, Taichung, Taiwan, pp. 657-663, 2011.

Li-Pei Wong, Chi Yung Puan, Malcolm Yoke Hean Low, Chin Soon Chong, Yi Wen Wong. "Bee Colony Optimization Algorithm with Big Valley Landscape Exploitation for Job Shop Scheduling Problems". International Journal of Bio-Inspired Computing, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 85-99, 2010.

Li Pei Wong, Malcolm Yoke Hean Low and Chin Soon Chong. "Bee Colony Optimization with Local Search for Traveling Salesman Problem". International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools, Vol. 19, No. 3, pp. 305-334, 2010.

Li Pei Wong, Malcolm Yoke Hean Low and Chin Soon Chong. "A Bee Colony Optimization Algorithm with the Fragmentation State Transition Rule for Traveling Salesman Problem". In Proceedings of the 4th Virtual International Conference on Intelligent Production Machines and Systems (IPROMS). July, 2009.

Li Pei Wong, Malcolm Yoke Hean Low, Chin Soon Chong. "An Efficient Bee Colony Optimization Algorithm for Traveling Salesman Problem using Frequency-based Pruning". In Proceedings of the 7th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN09). pp. 775-782, June 24-26, 2009, Cardiff, UK.
Li Pei Wong, Chi Yung Puan, Malcolm Yoke Hean Low and Chin Soon Chong. "Bee Colony Optimization Algorithm with Big Valley Landscape Exploitation for Job Shop Scheduling Problems". In Proceedings of the 2008 Winter Simulation Conference. pp. 2050-2058, Dec 7-10, 2008, Miami, FL, USA.

Li Pei Wong, Malcolm Yoke Hean Low and Chin Soon Chong. "Bee Colony Optimization with Local Search for Traveling Salesman Problem". In Proceedings of the 6th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN08), pp. 1019-1025, July 13-16, 2008, Daejeon, Korea.

Li Pei Wong, Malcolm Yoke Hean Low, and Chin Soon Chong. "A Bee Colony Optimization Algorithm for Traveling Salesman Problem". In Proceedings of the 2nd Asia Modelling Symposium (AMS 2008), pp. 818-823, May 13-15, 2008, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Chin Soon Chong, Malcolm Yoke Hean Low, Appa Iyer Sivakumar, Kheng Leng Gay. "Using A Bee Colony Algorithm for Neighbourhood Search in Job Shop Scheduling Problems". In Proceedings of the 2007 European Conference on Modelling and Simulation, pp. 459-465, June 4-6, 2007, Prague, Czech Republic.

Chong Chin Soon, Malcolm Yoke Hean Low, Appa Iyer Sivakumar and Kheng Leng Gay. "A Bee Colony Optimization Algorithm to Job Shop Scheduling". In Proceedings of the 2006 Winter Simulation Conference, pp. 1954-1961, December 3-6, 2006, Monterey, CA USA.
Chin Soon Chong, Malcolm Yoke Hean Low, Appa Iyer Sivakumar, Kheng Leng Gay. "Using Simulation based Approach to Improve on the Mean Cycle Time Performance of Dispatching Rules". In Proceedings of the 2005 Winter Simulation Conference, pp. 2194-2202, December 4-7, 2005, Orlando, FL USA.

Chong, C. S., Lendermann, P., Gan, B. P., Duarte, B. M., Fowler, J. W., Callarman, T. E., "Development and Analysis of a Customer-Demand-Driven Semiconductor Supply Chain Model using the High Level Architecture", IJSPM special issue on Supply Chain Modeling and Simulation, 2005.

Chong, C. S., Low, Y. H., Sivakumar, A. I., and Gay, K. L., "Using Simulation based Approach to Improve on the Mean Cycle Time Performance of Dispatching Rules", in Proceedings of 2005 Winter Simulation Conference, pp. 2194 - 2202, 2005.

Chong, C. S., Sivakumar, A. I., and Gay, K. L., "Simulation based Scheduling Using a Two-pass Approach", in Proceedings of 2004 Winter Simulation Conference, pp. 1433-1439, 2004.

Chong, C. S., Sivakumar, A. I., and Gay, K. L., "Simulation-based Scheduling for Dynamic Discrete Manufacturing", in Proceedings of 2004 Winter Simulation Conference, pp. 1465-1473, 2004.

Chong, C. S., Sivakumar, A. I., and Gay, K. L., "Design, Development and Application of an Object Oriented Simulation Toolkit for Real-time Semiconductor Manufacturing Scheduling", in Proceedings of 2002 Winter Simulation Conference, pp. 1984-1956, 2002.

Chong, CS., Sivakumar, A.I., and Robert Gay, Design, development and application of an object oriented simulation toolkit for real-time semiconductor manufacturing scheduling, Winter Simulation Conference 2002.

Sivakumar, A. I. and Chong, C. S., "A Simulation Based Analysis of Cycle Time Distribution, and Throughput in Semiconductor Manufacturing", International Journal of Computers in Industry, Vol.45, pp. 59-78, Elsevier, 2001
Sivakumar, A.I., Chin Soon Chong, A Simulation Based Analysis of Cycle Time Distribution, and Throughput in Semiconductor Manufacturing, accepted n in J. Computers in Industry, Elsevier, 2000.

Sivakumar, A.I., Chin Soon Chong, and David Chia Chu Wei, Multiobjective Pareto optimal dynamic scheduling of semiconductor backend using on-line discrete event simulation, accepted with revision for IIE Transactions, Kluwer Academic, 2000.

Sivakumar A.I., Soon, C.S., Wei, C.C, Optimization of Delivery and Utilization in Semiconductor Backend using Near-real-time System, 4th Annual TAP Automation and Integration Conference, SEMICON Singapore, pp C1-C9, 2000. Received BEST PAPER AWARD.

Sivakumar A.I., Soon, C.S., Wei, C.C., Multi-Objective Scheduling in Semiconductor Test Manufacturing Using Simulation Based On-Line Near-Real-Time System, Int. Conference on Modeling and Analysis of Semiconductor Manufacturing, Arizona USA, pp200-205, 2000.

Sivakumar A.I., Soon, C.S., Development of an object oriented simulation tool for on-line simulation and optimization, 33rd Annual Simulation Symposium, Washington D.C., 2000 (organized by Society for computer simulation, and IEEE computer society)

Awards:2012, T-UP Excellent Awards, A-Star

1988 & 1989, Academic Awards, L.T.G Clarke Prize (1990), UK

1986, Academic Excellent Award, Malaysia

1986, Honorable Mention in National Mathematics Competition

1983, Consolation Prize in Malaysian Mathematics Olympiad

1983, Best Science & Mathematics Student Prize