Ruiqi (Ricky) Chen 陈睿奇

Ruiqi (Ricky) Chen 陈睿奇

PhD Student in ECRG

Victoria University of Wellington


Ruiqi (Ricky) Chen is currently a Computer Science PhD student at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He is a member of the Evolutionary Computation and Machine Learning Research Group (ECRG) and is conducting his research under the supervision of A/Prof Yi Mei (FEngNZ, SMIEEE, MACM), Prof Mengjie Zhang (FRSNZ, FEngNZ, FIEEE), and Dr Fangfang Zhang.

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  • Job Shop Scheduling
  • Deep Reinforcement Learning
  • Genetic Programming
  • Operations Research
  • B.Eng. in Industrial Engineering, 2021

    Soochow University, China


Victoria University of Wellington
PhD Student in Computer Science
Sep 2023 – Present Wellington, New Zealand
APS Lab of Soochow University
Research Assistant
APS Lab of Soochow University
Jul 2021 – Sep 2023 Suzhou City, ChinaSoochow_University

Responsibilities include:

  • Production Scheduling Systems
  • Vehicle Routing Systems
  • Deep Reinforcement Learning Algorithms
  • Meta-heuristic Algorithms
Soochow University
Sep 2017 – Jun 2021 Suzhou City, China

Received the B.Eng. degree in industrial engineering, which is an engineering profession that is concerned with the optimization of complex processes, systems, or organizations by developing, improving and implementing integrated systems of people, money, knowledge, information and equipment.

GPA: 3.6/4, top 7%
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Overall: 6.5


Reading: 3; Listening: U3
Writing: 3; Speaking: 3


Advanced Planning and Scheduling
Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) is a digital solution that helps manufacturers to manage production planning and shop floor scheduling.
Advanced Planning and Scheduling
Anti-fatigue Office Microclimate Control System
This system can recognise user’s fatigue state and then actively control the interior microclimate in offices (e.g., illumination intensity, temperature, etc.) to eliminate the fatigue effect.
Anti-fatigue Office Microclimate Control System
Lean Production Optimization of a Company’s Engine Brake Production Line
This is a field research and optimization project. We helped a company improve its lean production process of an engine brake production line.
Lean Production Optimization of a Company's Engine Brake Production Line
Product: APS-Lite
A small, fast, high-reliability, full-featured production scheduling system based on cloud services.
Product: APS-Lite

Professional Skills

Programming Python, Java, C, C#, HTML, CSS, PLC Programming
Optimizer Google OR-Tools, IBM ILOG CPLEX
Simulation SIEMENS Tecnomatix Plant Simulation, AnyLogic
Module TensorFlow, Open-CV, SciPy
Design SolidWorks, LaTeX, Microsoft Office, Adobe PS PR AE
Platform Software Development on Windows, Linux, Android, Docker
Algorithms Deep Learning, Reinforcement Learning, Heuristic, Exact Algorithms

Honors & Certificates

FANUC C-class Robot Engineer Certificate
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