Dr. Ming LI is currently a Research Assistant Professor at Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Prior to joining ISE, Dr. LI was a Lecturer at School of Intelligent Systems Science and Engineering, Jinan University and Post-Doctoral Fellow at the HKU-ZIRI Laboratory for Physical Internet (pi-Lab), The University of Hong Kong. He received his PhD degree and master’s degree (Distinction) from Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, in 2018 and 2013 respectively. He also obtained dual Bachelor degrees in Computer Science (major) and Finance (minor) at South China University of Technology in 2012. He has conducted research projects in the field of Industrial Blockchain and Digital Twin for Smart Manufacturing and Logistics with substantial government and industrial grants over 15 million HK dollars. He has published more than 50 papers on leading international journals and top conferences, including IJPE, IJPR, RCIM, CAIE, and etc. He has also obtained more than 40 patents and copyrights. He is the Core Member of the 2019 Guangdong Special Support Talent Program – Innovation and Entrepreneurship Leading Team. Now he is a senior member of IEEE and CCF, a member of ASME and IISE.

  • Blockchain Technology
  • Cyber Physical System
  • Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
  • Smart Manufacturing
  • Ph.D in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, 2018

    The University of Hong Kong (HKSAR)

  • M.Sc in Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management (Distinction), 2013

    The University of Hong Kong (HKSAR)

  • B.Eng in Computer Science and Technology (Major), 2012

    South China University of Technology (CHINA)

  • B.Ec in Finance (Minor), 2012

    South China University of Technology (CHINA)

Working Experience

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Research Assistant Professor
Jun 2022 – Present HKSAR
Jinan University
Mar 2019 – Jun 2022 China
The University of Hong Kong
Post-doctoral Fellow
Nov 2018 – Dec 2019 HKSAR
Comma Technology Limited
Oct 2014 – Present China


* corresponding author
^ supervised students

[41] Qu, X.^, Li, M. *, Ouyang, Z., Ng, C. L., & Huang, G. Q. (2024). Routing protocols for B2B e-commerce logistics in Cyber-Physical internet (CPI). Computers & Industrial Engineering,

[40] Ng, C.^, Li, M. *, Zhong, R., Qu, X., Huang, G. Q. (2024). Establishing carbon footprints for modular integrated construction logistics using cyber-physical internet routers. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 132,

[39] Wu, H.^, Huang, L., Li, M. *, Huang, G. Q. (2024). Cyber-Physical Internet (CPI)-enabled logistics infrastructure integration framework in the greater bay area. Advanced Engineering Informatics, 60,

[38] Li, Z., Li, M. *, Li, A., & Lin, Z. (2024). Blockchain-based collaborative data analysis framework for distributed medical knowledge extraction. Computers & Industrial Engineering, 190,

[37] Li, Z., Li, M. *, Wang, Y., & Wang, Y. (2024). Controller Design for Leader-Follower Systems With Hidden Markovian Jamming Attack. IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering. (Early Access)

[36] Tan, B. Q., Xu, S. X., Thürer, M., Kang, K., Zhao, Z., & Li, M. (2024). Booking versus search-based parking strategy: A game-theoretic methodology. Research in Transportation Economics, 104,

[35] Chen, W., Wu, W., Ouyang, Z., Fu, Y., Li, M., & Huang, G. Q. (2024). Event-based data authenticity analytics for IoT and blockchain-enabled ESG disclosure. Computers & Industrial Engineering,

[34] Li, M., Li, M., Harish, A. R., Huang, G. Q. (2023). Blockchain-Based Fine-Grained Digital Twin Sharing Framework for Social Manufacturing. Advanced Engineering Informatics, 58, 102225.

[33] Li, M., Li, M. *, Guo, D., Qu, T., & Huang, G. Q. (2023). Real-Time Data-Driven Out-of-Order Synchronization for Production and Intralogistics in Multiresource-Constrained Assembly Systems. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems. (Early Access)

[32] Yang, Z., Xie, Y., Li, M. *, & Huang, G. Q. (2023). GazeGraphVis: Visual analytics of gaze behaviors at multiple graph levels for path tracing tasks. Advanced Engineering Informatics, 57, 102111.

[31] Li, M., Huang, L., Xu, G., Kong, B. (2023). A Parallel Particle Swarm Optimization Framework Based on a Fork-Join Thread Pool Using a Work-Stealing Mechanism. Applied Soft Computing, 2023, 110537.

[30] Jiang, Y., Li, M. *, Wu, W., Wu, X., Zhang, X., Huang, X., … & Huang, G. G. (2023). Multi-domain ubiquitous digital twin model for information management of complex infrastructure systems. Advanced Engineering Informatics, 56, 101951.

[29] Li, M., Feng, J., Xu, S. (2023). Toward resilient cloud warehousing via a blockchain-enabled auction approach. Frontiers of Engineering Management, 10(1),20-38.

[28] Harish, A. R., Wu, W., Li, M., & Huang, G. Q. (2023). Blockchain-enabled digital asset tokenization for crowdsensing in environmental, social, and governance disclosure. Computers & Industrial Engineering, 185, 109664.

[27] Wang, Y., Zhang, X., Chen, R., Dai, H. N., Wang, X., Zhang, L. Y., & Li, M. (2023). Multi-Receiver Conditional Anonymous Singcryption for IoMT Crowdsourcing. IEEE Internet of Things Journal. (Early Access).

[26] Harish, A. R., Liu, X. L., Li, M., Zhong, R. Y., & Huang, G. Q. (2023). Blockchain-enabled digital assets tokenization for cyber-physical traceability in E-commerce logistics financing. Computers in Industry, 150, 103956.

[25] Li, M., Guo, D., Li, M., Qu, T., & Huang, G. Q. (2023). Operation twins: production-intralogistics synchronisation in Industry 4.0. International Journal of Production Research, 61(15), 5193-5211. (ESI Highly Cited Paper)

[24] Liu, X., Yang, Y., Jiang, Y., Fu, Y., Zhong, R. Y., Li, M., & Huang, G. Q. (2023). Data-driven ESG assessment for blockchain services: A comparative study in textiles and apparel industry. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 190, 106837.

[23] Jiang, Y., Liu, X., Wang, Z., Li, M., Zhong, R. Y., & Huang, G. Q. (2023). Blockchain-enabled digital twin collaboration platform for fit-out operations in modular integrated construction. Automation in Construction, 148, 104747.

[22] Chen, Q., Li, M., Xu, G., & Huang, G. Q. (2023). Cyber-physical spare parts intralogistics system for aviation MRO. Advanced Engineering Informatics, 56, 101919.

[21] Li, M., Fu, Y., Chen, Q., Qu T. (2023). Blockchain-enabled digital twin collaboration platform for heterogeneous socialized manufacturing resource management. International Journal of Production Research, 61(12), 3963-3983.

[20] Li, M., Li, M. *, Ding, H., Ling, S., & Huang, G. Q. (2022). Graduation-inspired synchronization for industry 4.0 planning, scheduling, and execution. Journal of Manufacturing Systems, 64, 94-106.

[19] Li, M., Shao, S., Li, Y., Zhang, H., Zhang, N., & He, Y. (2022). A Physical Internet (PI) based inland container transportation problem with selective non-containerized shipping requests. International Journal of Production Economics, 245, 108403.

[18] Jiang, Y., Li, M., Li, M., Liu, X., Zhong, R. Y., Pan, W., & Huang, G. Q. (2022). Digital twin-enabled real-time synchronization for planning, scheduling, and execution in precast on-site assembly. Automation in Construction, 141, 104397.

[17] Tang, Z. R., Hu, R., Chen, Y., Sun, Z. H., & Li, M. (2022). Multi-expert learning for fusion of pedestrian detection bounding box. Knowledge-Based Systems, 241, 108254.

[16] Jiang, Y., Li, M., Guo, D., Wu, W., Zhong, R. Y., & Huang, G. Q. (2022). Digital twin-enabled smart modular integrated construction system for on-site assembly. Computers in Industry, 136, 103594.

[15] Wu, W., Shen, L., Zhao, Z., Li, M., & Huang, G. Q. (2022). Industrial IoT and long short-term memory network enabled genetic indoor tracking for factory logistics. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 18 (11), 7537-7548.

[14] Fu, Y., & Li, M. * (2022). DEA cross‐efficiency aggregation based on preference structure and acceptability analysis. International Transactions in Operational Research, 29, 987-1011.

[13] Feng, J., Xu, S. X., & Li, M. (2021). A novel multi-criteria decision-making method for selecting the site of an electric-vehicle charging station from a sustainable perspective. Sustainable Cities and Society, 65, 102623.

[12] Li, M., Li, Z., Huang, X., & Qu, T. (2021). Blockchain-based digital twin sharing platform for reconfigurable socialized manufacturing resource integration. International Journal of Production Economics, 240, 108223.

[11] Kong, X. T., Zhong, R. Y., Zhao, Z., Shao, S., Li, M., Lin, P., … & Huang, G. Q. (2020). Cyber physical ecommerce logistics system: An implementation case in Hong Kong. Computers & Industrial Engineering, 139, 106170.

[10] Li, M., Shao, S., Ye, Q., Xu, G., & Huang, G. Q. (2020). Blockchain-enabled logistics finance execution platform for capital-constrained E-commerce retail. Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 65, 101962.

[9] Fu, Y., Li, M. *, Luo, H., & Huang, G. Q. (2019). Industrial robot selection using stochastic multicriteria acceptability analysis for group decision making. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 122, 103304.

[8] Li, M., Shen, L., & Huang, G. Q. (2019). Blockchain-enabled workflow operating system for logistics resources sharing in E-commerce logistics real estate service. Computers & Industrial Engineering, 135, 950-969.

[7] Li, M., Xu, G., Lin, P., & Huang, G. Q. (2019). Cloud-based mobile gateway operation system for industrial wearables. Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 58, 43-54.

[6] Shao, S., Xu, G., & Li, M. (2019). The design of an IoT-based route optimization system: A smart product-service system (SPSS) approach. Advanced engineering informatics, 42, 101006.

[5] Shao, S., Xu, G., Li, M., & Huang, G. Q. (2019). Synchronizing e-commerce city logistics with sliding time windows. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 123, 17-28.

[4] Xu, G., Li, M., Luo, L., Chen, C. H., & Huang, G. Q. (2019). Cloud-based fleet management for prefabrication transportation. Enterprise Information Systems, 13(1), 87-106.

[3] Xu, G., Li, M., Chen, C. H., & Wei, Y. (2018). Cloud asset-enabled integrated IoT platform for lean prefabricated construction. Automation in Construction, 93, 123-134.

[2] Lin, P., Li, M., Kong, X., Chen, J., Huang, G. Q., & Wang, M. (2018). Synchronisation for smart factory-towards IoT-enabled mechanisms. International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, 31(7), 624-635.

[1] Li, M., Lin, P., Xu, G., & Huang, G. Q. (2018). Cloud-based ubiquitous object sharing platform for heterogeneous logistics system integration. Advanced Engineering Informatics, 38, 343-356.


[20] 2024-2026: AiFashion: Multi-modal and Multi-dimensional Large Model based on Self-Trained Customer Digital-Twin for Fashion Smart Social Manufacturing, Innovation and Technology Fund (PRP/015/24TI), HKD 1,158,000/4,469,978, Deputy PC/Co-PI

[19] 2024-2026: ESG Auditing Polices, Postdoc Matching Fund Scheme, HKD 365,400, PI

[18] 2024-2026: TouristESG: A blockchain-based tourist data sharing platform for ESG certification, RCDTT Grant (No. P0051281), HKD 500,000, PI

[17] 2024-2025: iWorkStation 4.0: A Human-Centric Smart Assembly Station, Large Equipment Fund of PolyU (No. P0050895), HKD 1,314,532, PI

[16] 2024-2025: Blockchain-enabled creditable energy trading framework for multi-level virtual power plants, Collaborative project (No.P0049930), HKD 400,000, PI

[15] 2024-2027: Cyber-physical workstation for garment factory, Centre for Transformative Garment Production (InnoHK, P0049228), HKD 2,253,900, PI

[14] 2023-2025: Out-of-Order Based Smart Production-Logistics Instruction System, Departmental General Research Fund (No.P0045748), HKD 400,000, PI

[13] 2023-2025: Out-of-Order Synchronization for Industry 4.0 Assembly Systems, RIAM Seed Fund Scheme, PolyU (No.P0046130), HKD 500,000, PI

[12] 2023-2026: iFactory: Cyber-Physical Factory that Mass Customizes Products, RGC Collaborative Research Fund (No.C7076-22G), HKD 1,184,000/6,364,340, Co-PI

[11] 2023-2027: SynchronHub: Cyber-Physical Internet for Synchronizing Cross-Border Logistics Hubs in the Greater Bay Area (GBA), RGC Theme-based Research Scheme (No.T32-707/22-N), HKD 7,685,000/40,301,000, Co-PI

[10] 2023-2025: Blockchain-based multidimensional privacy-preserving governance approach for multimodal medical big data, Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province (No.2023A1515011203), RMB 100,000, PI

[9] 2022-2024: Blockchain-based C2M Production-logistics Resource Twining Approach, Science and Technology Projects in Guangzhou (No.202201010329), RMB 50,000, PI

[8] 2022-2024: Blockchain-enabled Privacy-preserving Collaborative Execution Approach for Data-driven ESG Assessment, Start-up Fund of PolyU (No.P0043406), HKD 250,000, PI

[7] 2021-2022: Blockchain-based Privacy Computing Method for Logistics Algorithm, Industrial Project (No.DH-CG-202203025), RMB 75,000, PI

[6] 2021-2022: Blockchain-based IoT Edge Computing Gateway and Data Service Platform, Guangdong Provincial Enterprise Technology Correspondent Project (GDKTP2021051200), RMB 250,000, PI

[5] 2021-2023: Blockchain-based Digital Twin Encapsulation Sharing Method for Heterogeneous Social Manufacturing Resources, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) (No.52005218), RMB 240,000, PI

[4] 2020-2022: Blockchain-driven Multi-dimensional Supervision Method for Digital Twin-based Medical Supply Chain, Guangdong Basic and Applied Basic Research Foundation (No.2019A1515110296), RMB 100,000, PI

[3] 2020-2022: Blockchain-based Public Logistics Twins Service Method for C2M Industrial Parks, Innovation Project of Guangdong Provincial Universities (No.2020KTSCX013), RMB 90,000, PI

[2] 2020-2022: Blockchain-driven Logistics Twins Synchronization in C2M Industrial Parks, Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (No.21620359), RMB 90,000, PI

[1] 2020-2022: Industrial Wearable-enabled Multi-mode Picking and Sorting Twin System for E-commerce Logistics, Industrial Project (No.ZX20200552), RMB 101,000, PI


  • [UG] Production planning and control (2019 Spring)
  • [UG] RFID principle and application (2019/2020 Fall)
  • [UG] Experiments of RFID principle and application (2019/2020 Fall)
  • [UG] Software system analysis (2019/2020/2021 Spring)
  • [UG] Experiments of software system analysis (2019/2020/2021 Spring) Top 10% Courses
  • [UG] Fundamentals of Industrial Engineering (2021 Fall)
  • [PG] Introduction to Engineering Management (2022 Spring)
  • [UG] ISE431 Engineering costing and evaluation (2023/2024 Spring)
  • [UG] ISE3014 Warehousing management and technologies (2023 Fall)
  • [PG] ISE544 Supply chain management enabling technologies (2024 Spring)
  • [PG] ISE512 Warehousing and material handling systems (2024 Spring)
  • [PG] ISE5432 Cyber-Physical Industry 4.0 Systems (2025 Spring)


[17] Li Ming, A low power electronic tag and control method based on NB-IoT, Chinese invention, ZL202110532437.X, 03/03/2023.

[16] Li Ming, An automated medical sorting system and method, Chinese invention, ZL202110525609.0, 14/02/2023.

[15] Li Ming, Shi Zheng, Yang Guanghua, Assembled goods shelves unit and combination goods shelves, Chinese utility model, ZL2022205110002.7, 29/07/2022.

[14] Li Ming, Zhao Zhiheng, Shen Leidi, An order picking system, Chinese utility model, ZL202023338283.0, 08/02/2022.

[13] Li Ming, Zhao Zhiheng, Shen Leidi, A stocktaking system, Chinese utility model, ZL202023338130.6, 03/12/2021.

[12] Li Ming, Peng Hao, Scanner (R3), Chinese design patent, ZL201930316741.4, 10/01/2020.

[11] Li Ming, Peng Hao, Positioner, Chinese design patent, ZL201930316743.3, 10/01/2020.

[10] Li Ming, Peng Hao, Scanner (hand-backed plate version), Chinese design patent, ZL201930316195.4, 03/01/2020.

[9] Li Ming, Peng Hao, Scanner, Chinese design patent, ZL201930316204.X, 27/12/2019.

[8] Li Ming, Peng Hao, Scanner (R2), Chinese design patent, ZL201930316198.8, 27/12/2019.

[7] Li Ming, Ren Puyao, Folding charging device, Chinese utility model, ZL201920917143.7, 27/12/2019.

[6] Li Ming, Li Longyi, Traceable smart lock based on NB-IoT technologies shares drop & hook, Chinese utility model, ZL201820384161.9, 21/09/2018.

[5] Li Ming, Ren Puyao, One kind being based on the Multidimensional Awareness sensing equipment of NB-IoT, Chinese utility model, ZL201820333470.3, 14/12/2018.

[4] Li Ming, Xie Yangrui, Low power controller based on NB-IoT multidimensional sensing device, Chinese utility model, ZL201820350658.9, 30/11/2018.

[3] Li Ming, Li Chunming, Wearable one-dimension code two-dimensional code reader, Chinese utility model, ZL201820333469.0, 09/11/2018.

[2] Li Ming, Zheng Shaoqing, Scanning device (magnetic multi-accessory), Chinese design patent, ZL201830055976.8, 14/09/2018.

[1] Li Ming, Luo Hao, Kong Xiangtianrui, et al., One kind miniaturization hyperfrequency read/write circuit module, Chinese utility model, ZL201720729856.1, 09/01/2018.


[27] Trip Data Privacy Supervision System for Epidemic Prevention and Control V1.0, 2022SR0665324.

[26] Digital Asset Privacy Depository System V1.0, 2022SR0665325.

[25] Blockchain-based billing management system for cloud warehousing service V2.0, 2022SR0598603.

[24] UHF warehousing experimental system based on RFID experimental platform V1.0, 2022SR0598581.

[23] LF access control card experimental system based on RFID experimental platform V1.0, 2022SR0598601.

[22] HF campus card experiment system based on RFID experiment platform V1.0, 2022SR0598602.

[21] A multi-dimensional fusion digital twin system for nuclear power units V1.0, 2022SR0598619.

[20] Blockchain-based billing management system for cloud warehousing service V1.0, 2021SR1795380.

[19] An optimization algorithm platform for new retailing city logistics V1.0, 2021SR1795381.

[18] IoT Experimental platform V1.0, 2021SR1188143.

[17] RFID experimental platform V1.0, 2021SR1181214.

[16] Digital twin control system for heterogeneous 3D printers V1.0, 2021SR0594072.

[15] Blockchain-based multi-dimensional supervision platform for pharmaceutical supply chain V1.0, 2021SR0594073.

[14] A multi-dimensional fusion digital twin system for SMT production line V1.0, 2021SR599060.

[13] A multi-dimensional fusion digital twin system for circulating water pumps V1.0, 2021SR0593987.

[12] Blockchain-based pharmaceutical logistics digital twin unit module V1.0, 2021SR0606929.

[11] Blockchain-based trustable Internet of Things acquisition module V1.0, 2021SR0606930.

[10] Real-time tracking and tracing service system based on NB-IoT V1.0, 2020SR0710152.

[9] Data-driven routing optimization service platform V1.0, 2020SR0710159.

[8] Microkernel-based integrated control system for Heterogeneous IoT devices V1.0, 2020SR0467287.

[7] Digital twin-based low power Bluetooth scanning control system V1.0, 2020SR0467011.

[6] iCoordinator logistics resource collaborated execution system V1.1, 2019SR0803121.

[5] iSync E-commerce logistics synchronization system V1.1, 2019SR0803133.

[4] Smart UPnP mobile gateway for heterogeneous devices V1.1, 2019SR0801267.

[3] Smart logistics buffering management system V1.1, 2019SR0801270.

[2] Mobile cloud asset execution control system V1.1, 2019SR0803116.

[1] Smart warehouse buffering management system V1.1, 2019SR0800812.




Committee Member

  • Management and Decision Sciences Society, Chinese Academy of Management

Conference Committee

  • Program Chair: 2024 Annual International Conference for Chinese Scholars in Industrial Engineering (CSIE2024) and the 14th Forum for the Council of Chinese Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management Department Heads (CIEDH2024), 2024, Hong Kong
  • Organizing Committee Chair: 4th IEEE International Conference on Automation in Manufacturing, Transportation and Logistics (iCaMal2024), 2024, Hong Kong.
  • Organizing Committee Chair: IEEE Technical Committee workshop on Digital Manufacturing and Human-centred Automation, 2024, Hong Kong.
  • Scientific Committee Member: The 9th International Physical Internet Conference (IPIC2023), 2023, Athens, Greece.
  • Organizing Committee Member: 2020 Annual International Conference for Chinese Scholars in Industrial Engineering (CSIE2020) and the 11th Forum for the Council of Chinese Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management Department Heads (CIEDH2019), 2020, Zhuhai, China.
  • Organizing Committee Member: Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Marine Logistics Development Summit Forum, 2020, Zhuhai, China.
  • Organizing Committee Member: The 11th CIRP International Conference on Industrial Product Service Systems (CIRP IPS2 2019), 2019, Zhuhai, China.
  • Organizing Committee Member: The 19th Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering and Management Systems (APIEMS2018), 2018, Hong Kong.
  • Organizing Committee Member: 2016 Annual International Conference for Chinese Scholars in Industrial Engineering (CSIE2016) and the 7th Forum for the Council of Chinese Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management Department Heads (CIEDH2016), 2016, Hong Kong.

Session Chair/Co-Chair

  • Special Session “Smart Buildings and Community”, 2019 IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Special Session “PSS Value Network Innovation and Operations Management A”, 11th CIRP International Conference on Industrial Product Service Systems (CIRP IPS2 2019), Zhuhai, China.


  • International Journal of Production Economics
  • Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing
  • Computers & Industrial Engineering
  • Annals of Operations Research
  • Advanced Engineering Informatics
  • Transportation Research: Part E