Dr. Guiping Hu

Associate Professor


  • “A System Engineering Approach to Advance Plant Breeding Process through Optimized Management and Planning”, Plant Sciences Institute, 2/1/18-1/30/21, Principal Investigator (PI). 
  • “Development and Evaluation of Improved Strategies for Genomic Selection via Simulations and Empirical Testing”, AFRI, United State Department of Agriculture, 1/15/17-1/15/20, co-Principal Investigator (co-PI).
  • “A Farm-level Precision Land Management Framework Based on Mathematical Programming”, Data Driven Discovery for Agricultural Innovation(D3AI), presidential Program, 1/15/17-5/15/17, Principal Investigator (PI).
  • FactBoard: Real-Time Data Driven Visual Decision Support System for the Factory Floor”, Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII), Principal Investigator. 3/15/16-3/15/18.
  • Airplane Painting Capacity & Planning Tool”, Boeing Analytics Research Scholars Program, 10/15/15-11/15/16, co-Principal Investigator.
  • “Real-time Shop Floor Production Planning and Optimization under Uncertainty”, NSF Center for e-design, Principal Investigator. 8/16/15-8/15/17.
  • “Data Driven Highway Infrastructure Resilience Assessment: Phase II”, Midwest Transportation Consortium, Principal Investigator, 8/16/15-8/15/17.
  • Integrated Sustainable Bioenegy Pathway“, Baker Council, Co- Principal Investigator. 01/2014 – 12/2017.
  • “Data Driven Highway Infrastructure Resilience Assessment: Phase I”, Midwest Transportation Consortium, Principal Investigator, 8/16/14-8/15/15.
  • “Supply Chain Lot Sizing Decision Models and Analysis”, NSF Center for e-design, Principal Investigator. 1/2014 – 12/2015.
  • Experiments, Technoeconomics, and Optimization of Bioenergy Systems Based on Bio-Oil Gasification “, Iowa Energy Center, Co- Principal Investigator. 07/2012 – 06/2015.
  • “Comparing the Relationship between Systems Engineering Processes and Project Success in Commercial and Government Research and Development Efforts”, NSF Center for e-design, co-Principal Investigator. 1/2014 – 12/2015.
  • Iowa’s Sustainable Energy Pathway (ISEP): Building a team to address the complete biofuels supply chain“, Plant Science Institute. 07/2012 – 06/2013.
  • “System analysis and optimization design for manufacturing supply chain”, NSF Center for e-design, Principal Investigator. 8/2012 – 8/2013.
  • PNNL –ISU Joint TEA analysis”, Department of Energy, Biomass Program. Principal Investigator. 11/2011 – 10/2014.
  • Signature Program: Bioenergy System Analysis,” Bioeconomy Institute, Principal Investigator. 07/2011-07/2014.
  • Cheap Sugars for Sustainable Biofuels Production – Brazil v. U.S.”, Bio-based Industry Center. Co- Principal Investigator. 07/2011 – 06/2012.
Area of Expertise: 
Predictive Plant Phenomics
Data Analytics
Decision Support Systems
PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 2009
3014 Black Engineering