About the Author
Fei Tao is currently an associate professor at the Beihang University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He obtained his PhD in mechanical engineering from Wuhan University of Technology, China, in 2008. He was elected a research affiliate of CIRP, The International Academy for Production Engineering, in 2009. Dr. Tao is the founder and editor-in-chief of International Journal of Service and Computing Oriented Manufacturing. Lin Zhang received his PhD in 1992 from the Department of Automation at Tsinghua University, China. He is a full professor at Beihang University, the Vice President of Chinese Association for System Simulation, and a member of the council of Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence. Yefa Hu received his PhD in mechanical design and theory from Wuhan University of Technology (WHUT) in 2001. He is a full professor at the School of Mechanical and Electronic Engineering at WHUT. He has published two books on "Magnetic Suspension Technology" and "Manufacturing Grid," as well as more than sixty refereed international and domestic papers.