About the Author
Jiuping Xu was born in 1962. He is a Distinguished Professor of "Cheung Kong Scholars Program", the "Ten Thousand Project" National Leading Scholar of China, the academic leader of State Key Laboratory and the Assistant Principal at Sichuan University. Prof. Xu has been appointed as Lifetime Academician of the International Academy for Systems and Cybernetic Sciences. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Management Science and Engineering Management, and World Journal of Modelling and Simulation since 2006. He is also the Vice-President of the Systems Engineering Society of China. He has published more than 40 books in well recognized presses and over 500 academic papers in areas of uncertainty decision-making, systems engineering, etc. in peer-reviewed journals, such as IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, Aerospace Science and Technology, IEEE Transaction on Fuzzy Systems, IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, International Journal of Systems Science and so on. Lei Xu was born in 1982. He received the Ph.D. degree in management science and engineering from Sichuan University, Chengdu, China, in 2012, and the B.S. and M.S. degrees in communication engineering from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), Chengdu, China, in 2004 and 2007, respectively. He is currently an associate professor and the management department head at Xihua University, Chengdu, China. He is also a research fellow of the Uncertainty Decision-making Laboratory at Sichuan University. His area of research interest mainly focuses on complex systems engineering and integrated system health and risk management.