SPEAKERS FOR AFOR 2017


Prof. Andrew K.S. Jardine

Professor Emeritus, Industrial Engineering

Research: Manufacturing; operations research; Centre for Maintenance Optimization and Reliability Engineering (C-MORE), industry-guided real-world research for optimal asset management.

Dr. Andrew K.S. Jardine is Founding Director of the Centre for Maintenance Optimization & Reliability Engineering (C-MORE). He is author of economic life software AGE/CON and PERDEC, licensed to organizations in the transportation, mining, electrical utilities, and process industries, and author of OREST software used for optimizing component preventive replacement decisions and forecasting demand for spare parts. Dr. Jardine is a prolific researcher and advocate of advances in maintenance decision-making and reliability engineering...


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Prof. Paolo Toth
Emeritus , College of Engineering
Adjunct Professor
Vice-President of the School of Engineering and Architecture - Bologna
Academic disciplines: MAT / 09 Operational Research
From August to October 1987 he was Visiting Professor of Routing and Scheduling Problems at the Graduate School of Industrial Administration of the Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA.
He acted as Supervisor of 20 Ph.D. students.
His current main research interests include Operational Research and Mathematical Programming methodologies and, in particular, the design and implementation of effective exact and heuristic algorithms for Combinatorial Optimization and Graph Theory problems, and their application to real-world Transportation, Logistics, Loading, Routing, Crew Management, Railway Optimization problems.
Professor Toth was the President of IFORS.

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Prof. XIE, Min
MSc(KTH, Sweden), LicTech(Linkoping), PhD(Linkoping, Sweden)
Chair Professor of Industrial Engineering
Associate Dean (Internationalization), College of Science and Engineering

Research Interests

  • • Reliability Engineering
  • • Quality Management
  • • Software Reliability
  • • Applied Statistics

Awards and Achievements

  • Fellow of IEEE (1 Jan 2006)
  • Fellow of Institution of Engineers Singapore (2005)
  • William Mong visiting research fellow at Univ of Hong Kong (1996)
  • Lee Kuan Yew research fellowship, Singapore (1991)
  • Youngest PhD graduate at Linkoping University, Sweden (1987)
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Prof. Srinivas Chakravarthy
Professor
Kettering University, Flint, Michigan, USA

Dr. Srinivas R. Chakravarthy, professor of Industrial Engineering
Ph.D. in Operations Research from the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Delaware, with expertise in applied probability, applied statistics, mathematics, operations research, reliability and stochastic modeling.
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Dr. Mitsuo Gen
Fuzzy Logic Systems Institute and Tokyo University of Science, Japan

Dr. Gen is a senior research scientist at Fuzzy Logic Systems Institute and visiting professor at Research Institute for Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science, Japan. PhD in Engineering, Kogakuin University and PhD in Informatics, Kyoto University.
His research interests are Evolutionary Computation, Manufacturing Scheduling, Logistics and Decision Making.

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Prof. Manoj Kumar Tiwari
Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management,
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India

Prof. Tiwari is a well-known exponent in the domain of Manufacturing System and Supply Chain Management. His research and teaching interests are in modeling the Manufacturing Processes and Operations analysis in Supply Chain Networks. Optimization, Simulation and Computational Intelligence are the main techniques adopted to automate the decision support system for complex and large scale problems in Manufacturing and Logistics System.
Recipient of the “Most Influential Researcher Award” in the domain of Operations and Supply Chain Management in 2016.

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Prof. Tatsuo Oyama

Prof. Tatsuo Oyama is a Professor at National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies. He received the B.S. and M.S. in Mathematical Engineering from University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan in 1969 and 1971, respectively. He earned his Ph.D. in Operations Research from School of Operations Research and Industrial Engineering (ORIE), College of Engineering, Cornell University in 1977. Prof. Oyama was the Dean of GRIPS for quite a few years. He was Vice-President (APORS) of IFORS besides being President of JORS and APORS. His research interests include mathematical programming, combinatorial optimization and mathematical modeling of social systems. He is currently interested in apportionment problem and location problem.

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Prof. Robert Fourer
Professor Emeritus, Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences at Northwestern University, USA

Prof. Fourer is the co-founder and President of AMPL Optimization Inc. He is an authority on the design and implementation of computer software to support large-scale optimization. Additionally he has been a key contributor to the NEOS Server project. He has authored many papers in prestigious journals in the area of Optimisation.
In recognition of the broad impact of optimization modeling languages on the field of Operations Research and the Management Sciences, Dr. Fourer shared the prestigious INFORMS Impact Prize in 2012. He also received the Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and the Mathematical programming Society’s Beale-Orchard- Hays Prize.
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