Shih-Wen Hsiao
National Cheng Kung University, Chinese Taipei

Dr. Shih-Wen Hsiao is a distinguished professor in the Department of Industrial Design at the National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan. He was also appointed to the Head of this Department in the period of 1998 ~ 2001. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from National Cheng Kung University in 1990. Before joining the University in 1991, he spent about 13 years in the China Steel Corporation (CSC) as a mechanical design engineer and was promoted to the position of project management engineer before leaving this company. He got the Full Professor of the Department of Industrial Design at the National Cheng Kung University in 1996 and the Distinguished Professor of National Cheng Kung University in 2003. His major research interests include the application of fuzzy set theory on product design, concurrent engineering in product design, computer-aided design, applying neural network, genetic algorithm, and gray theory to product design, color planning for product design, heat transfer analysis, applying aesthetics measurement to product design, and application of reverse engineering in product design. Thus, he has published a lot of papers in the International Journals in the above-mentioned areas. He was profiled in the “500 GREAT MINDS OF THE EARLY 21ST CENTURY”, which was published by the BWW Society in 2002. He got the Outstanding Professor Award from IAOI (International Association of Organizational Innovation, USA) in 2011 and 2012, and got the Education Leadership Award from CMO Council in 2012. He is now an editorial board member of Design Studies and also the editors of other six International Journals.

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