CHEONG, Taesu (정태수), Ph.D.

Associate Dean (Research), College of Engineering
Principal Professor, Department of Smart Manufacturing
Associate Professor, 
School of Industrial Management Engineering

Korea University

Tel: +82-2-3290-3382
Fax: +82-2-929-5888
Address: Engineering Building (공학관)  #511, Anam-dong, Seongbuk-Gu, Seoul 136-713, South Korea



B.S. in Industrial Engineering
Korea University, Seoul, South Korea


Professional Experiences

Associate Dean (연구 부학장)
College of Engineering
Korea University, Seoul, South Korea
2018.07. – 2020.06.
Principal Professor (주임교수)
Department of Smart Manufacturing
Graduate School of Engineering & Technology
Korea University, Seoul, South Korea
2019.03. – Present
Associate Professor
School of Industrial Management Engineering
Korea University, Seoul, South Korea
2016.03. – Present
Assistant Professor
School of Industrial Management Engineering
Korea University, Seoul, South Korea
2014.09. – 2016.02.
2012.07. – 2014.06.
2012.08. – 2014.06.
Operations Research Analyst
IE/OR Department
Norfolk Southern Corporation, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
2011.07. – 2012.05.
Graduate Research Assistant
School of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
2006.08. – 2011.08.
Industries Studies Scholar
The Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL)
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
2006.08. – 2007.08.
RFID/USN Middleware Research Team
Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Daejeon, South Korea
2004.03. – 2006.08.
Software Engineer
Groupware/Workflow Development Team
Handysoft Corporation, Seoul, South Korea
2001.01. – 2004.02.


Research Interests

  • Decision making under uncertainty
  • Interfaces between supply chain management (SCM) and information technology (IT)
  • Urban logistics & intelligent transportation systems (ITS)
  • Industry 4.0 & smart manufacturing/logistics
  • Healthcare management
  • Machine learning & artificial intelligence (AI) and their applications
  • e-Commerce


Professional Services and Scholarly Activities

  • Guest Editor, Special Issue “Advances in Sustainable Supply Chains” (due: Nov. 19, 2019) at Processes (SCIE)
  • 고려대학교 블록체인연구소 운영위원 (2018.05. – 현재)
  • 한국철도시설공단 제7기 기술자문위원 (2016.04. – 2018.04.)
  • Steering Committee of NeLT (Forum for Next Logistics Technology; 미래물류기술포럼)
  • Member of Editorial Board in
    • International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice (SCIE)
    • Journal of the Korean Society of Supply Chain Management (한국SCM학회지)
    • Korean Journal of Logistics (로지스틱스연구)
    • Journal of the Korea Society for Simulation (한국시뮬레이션학회 논문지)
    • KEPCO Journal on Electric Power and Energy

Ad-hoc Referee

  • Applied Mathematical Modelling
  • Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research
  • Computers and Industrial Engineering
  • Decision Sciences
  • European Journal of Operational Research
  • Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal
  • Health Care Management Science
  • IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering
  • IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part A: Systems and Humans
  • International Journal of Logistics Management
  • International Journal of Production Economics
  • International Journal of Production Research
  • International Journal of Systems Science
  • Management Science & Financial Engineering
  • Mathematical Problems in Engineering
  • Naval Research Logistics
  • South African Journal of Industrial Engineering
  • Sustainability
  • Transportation Letters
  • Transportation Research Part E : Logistics and Transportation Review


  • 석탑강의상 (Best Teaching Award), Korea University, 2016-2018 1학기, 2017-2018 2학기
  • Crimson Professor (신진 우수연구자 상), Korea University, 2017.
  • 우수강의상 (Excellent Teaching Award), Korea University, 2015 1/2학기, 2016 2학기
  • Nominated to receive IBC’s Cambridge Certificate for Outstanding Professional Achievement, The International Biographical Centre (IBC), England, 2012.
  • Listed in Marquis Who’s Who in the World 2009 – 2014, NJ, USA
  • Excellent Employee Award, Handysoft Corporation, 2003.
  • Full scholarship, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Spring 1999 – Fall 2000.
  • Collegiate Honors, Korea University, Spring 1997.