Keynote Speakers – 2022 IEOM Sydney, Australia Conference
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Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Conference Welcome and Opening: Tuesday, December 20, 2022, 9:30 – 10:00 am
Keynote I (Opening Keynote): Tuesday, December 20, 2022, 10:00 – 10:40 am
Devdas Shetty Ph.D, PE
Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
University of the District of Columbia
Washington, DC, USA
Dean Shetty joined University of the District of Columbia in 2012, having previously served as Dean of Engineering at Lawrence Technological University and Dean of Research at the University of Hartford.
While with the University of Hartford, Dr. Shetty was first Chair of the Vernon D. Roosa Endowed Professorship. In addition, he was the Director of the Engineering Applications Center, through which he established partnerships with more than 50 Connecticut industries. During 2008 and 2009, Dr. Shetty served as Dean of the College of Engineering for Lawrence Technological University in Michigan. During that time, he initiated several new academic programs, established partnerships and contributed to curricular innovation. Prior to coming to Hartford, Dr. Shetty held academic positions at the Albert Nerkin School of Engineering at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City.
Dr. Shetty is the author of three books and more than 200 scientific articles and six patents. His books on Mechatronics and Product Design are widely used as a textbooks in many universities around the world. Dr. Shetty’s research work has been cited for original contribution to the understanding of engineering surface measurement, for significant intellectual achievements in mechatronics and for contributions to product design. He is especially well-known for his contributions in establishing partnerships between the University and industries. He is the recipient of academic and research grants from organizations like National Science Foundation, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, US Army, Air force etc.
Dr. Shetty had been leading research efforts in a U.S. Army research project on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. In partnership with Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, he invented the patented mechatronics process for supporting patients. Dr. Shetty has chaired several international conferences and presented keynote lectures. Major honors received by Prof. Shetty include James Frances Bent award for Creativity, the Edward S. Roth National Award for Manufacturing from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineer Faculty Award, and Society of Manufacturing Engineers Honor award. He is an elected member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering.
Keynote II: Tuesday, December 20, 2022, 10:40 – 11:20 am
Raimo P. Hämäläinen
Systems Analysis Laboratory
Aalto University, Finland
Decision Sciences, School of Business and Economics
Loughborough University, UK
Topic: Systems Intelligence (SI) in Management – High Performing Organizations and People Score High in SI
Raimo P. Hämäläinen is well known for his publications in behavioral operational research, decision analysis, dynamic game theory and systems thinking with applications in energy and environmental management and participation. He is also the designer of many widely used decision support systems. As a consultant he has helped to solve problems especially in the areas of environmental policy and risk analysis. In 2013 he coined the term Behavioral Operational Research (BOR), which has become an active new research area. He is the founding chair of the European Working Group on BOR. His current interest is focused on modelling and analyzing human behavior in problem solving and in organizational contexts. He initiated research on Systems Intelligence which foregrounds the importance of the human dimension in management and organizational development.
He was awarded the INFORMS Group Decision and Negotiation Section Award in 2021 and the Ramsey Medal in 2019 for his distinguished contributions in decision analysis as well as the MCDM Edgeworth-Pareto Award of the International Society on Multiple Criteria Decision Making. He is the Honorary President of the Finnish OR society.
Keynote III: Tuesday, December 20, 2022, 11:20 – 12:00 pm
Professor Shams Rahman
Professor of Supply Chain Management,
Department of Supply Chain and Logistics, School of Accounting, Information Systems and Supply Chain, College of Business and Law RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Topic: Supply chain management: Changing landscape – what to teach and research?
Dr Shams Rahman is a Professor at the Department of Supply Chain and Logistics, RMIT University, Australia, who in 2021 has been recognised among the world’s top 2% scholars. Prior to joining RMIT, he worked at the University of Sydney and University of Western Australia. He is a former British Commonwealth scholar who held visiting fellowship at several universities including MIT (Zaragoza Logistics Center), Virginia Tech and University of Exeter.
During his academic career which spans over 30 years, Professor Rahman has had a prominent career as an academic and has served in executive and leadership positions for several universities in research and innovation. He has advised multinational companies and consulting firms on lean manufacturing, remanufacturing, sustainability, food cold chain, and talent management and successfully led several externally funded projects.
Professor Rahman is frequently called upon to make presentations for professional bodies and senior executives and run workshops on issues such as supply chain sustainability, talent management in logistics, lean six-sigma, reverse supply chain, and theory of constraints.
Professor Rahman is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management and sits on the editorial board of fifteen international journals. He has published over 245 research papers and served as a Guest Editor for several top-ranked journals. Professor Rahman is dedicated to interdisciplinary research and education, and integrated approaches to defining and unravelling supply chain challenges and societal concerns. His current research interest is in supply chain sustainability and disruptive technology, and talent management.
Keynote IV: Tuesday, December 20, 2022, 12:00 – 12:40 pm
Professor Morris Fan
Dean, International Affairs Office
Department of Industrial Engineering & Management,
National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan
Vice President and Board Member, Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering and Management Systems Society
Convener of Industrial Engineering & Management Program, Department of Engineering & Technologies, Ministry of Science & Technology (MOST), Taiwan, Editor-in-Chief, Engineering Optimization (SCI), Taylor & Francis
Topic: AI Roadmap for the Front End of Wafer Production
Dr. Morris Fan serves as Dean of Office of International Affairs and is a professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, National Taipei University of Taiwan. He now serves as the Vice President and Board Member of Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering and Management Society (APIEMS). He was also a Y.S. Hsu Outstanding Professor of Science, Technology and Humanity Category sponsored by Far Eastern Y.S. Hsu Science and Technology Memorial Foundation. Professor Fan received Quality Award sponsored by Chinese Society for Quality (CSQ) and Industry-Academy Cooperation Award sponsored by Ministry of Education (MOE). He received B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Tung-Hai University (1988). He received M.S. in Industrial Engineering from University of Pittsburgh (1992) and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from University of Texas-Arlington (1996). He was a Visiting Professor in University of Science and Technology Beijing sponsored by Taipei Tech-USTB Bilateral Cooperation Project during 2017-2019.
Professor Fan’s research interests include Engineering Statistics & Quality Engineering, Applied Mathematical Programming, Applied Operations Research & Evolutionary Computation, Manufacturing Systems Engineering, and Big Data Analytics & Intelligent Computing. He now serves an Editor-in-Chief of Engineering Optimization (SCI) published by Taylor & Francis since 2020. He used to serve as the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Quality published by Chinese Society for Quality and an Associate Editor of Journal of Industrial and Production Engineering published by Taylor & Francis.
Wednesday, December 21, 2022
Keynote V: Wednesday, December 21, 2022, 10:00 – 10:40 am
Dr. Ir. Wahyudi Sutopo
Industrial Engineering Department
Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS)
Topic: Accelerating A Commercialization of The Innovation Technology Using Early Supply Chain Integration: A Case Study the Electric Motorcycle Swap Battery in Indonesia
Dr. Wahyudi Sutopo is a professor (since April 2020) and Head of Industrial Engineering and Techno-Economics (RITE) Research Group (since January 2014), Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS). He is serving as President of IEOM Indonesia Profesional Chapter (since 2020). Since 2020, he has been assigned as Vice Dean for Human Resources, Finance, and Logistics (2020-2023). He was as deputy dean of the general and financial affairs of the faculty of engineering UNS (2019-2020). He was the head of the industrial engineering undergraduate study program (2015-2019); as an asset auditor of the internal supervisory unit (2014-2019); the head of UNS technology innovation center (2014-2016); and the general chair of the Indonesian industrial engineering higher education institution cooperation agency/BKSTI (2017-2020). He is an Assessor of BAN-PT (Noreg. 2017-01215). He had experience working in the electronics industry as an engineer at PT. Panasonic Manufacturing Indonesia from 2000-2003. His educational background is the profession of an engineer (Ir) from the Professional Engineer Program – Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS) in 2018; Doctor (Dr) in Industrial Engineering & Management from Institut Teknologi Bandung in 2011; Master of Management (M.Si.) from Universitas Indonesia in 2004, and Bachelor of Industrial Engineering (S.T.) from Institut Teknologi Bandung in 1999. He has professional qualifications as an associate professional engineer (P. Eng) since 2016.
Keynote VI: Wednesday, December 21, 2022, 10:40 – 11:20 am
Dr. Mohammed Abdur Razzaque
School of Business
University of New South Wales (UNSW)
Professor Mohammed Abdur Razzaque is an Adjunct Academic of Marketing at the UNSW School of Business, Sydney, Australia. He obtained a BSc Engineering degree from the East Pakistan University of Engineering and started his career as an engineer at the Chittagong Steel Mills. He also received a higher diploma in Industrial Consultancy from RVB, Holland.
He later earned an MBA from Indiana University, Bloomington, USA, as a Ford Foundation Scholar and completed his PhD from the University of New South Wales, Sydney.
Starting his teaching career at IBA, the University of Dhaka, in 1971, he moved to the University of Khartoum, Sudan (1976), followed by the National University of Singapore (1981) and finally, the University of New South Wales (2001). He was a visiting professor at Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA; Helsinki School of Economics, Finland; and North South University, Bangladesh.
Professor Razzaque has supervised many PhD and master’s by research and Hons students to successful completion. He has been a highly acclaimed teacher and received several teaching-excellence awards, such as the best teacher at the UNSW Faculty of Commerce (2007), UNSW Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence award (2009) and the prestigious Australian Learning and Teaching Citation (2010).
Dr Mohammed Razzaque has authored or co-authored more than one hundred research and conceptual papers, which have been published in reputed internationally refereed journals and conference proceedings. He sits on the editorial boards of several prestigious international journals. He has presented his research works at various international conferences, co-authored a book and contributed chapters to several other edited books. Dr Razzaque has also worked as a marketing consultant for several multinational organisations in the Asia-Pacific region.
Dr Mohammed Razzaque has authored four books – three in Bengali and one in English – on areas other than marketing. His latest book – A Nomad in Academia – was published in the USA in 2015.
Keynote VII: Wednesday, December 21, 2022, 11:20 – 12:00 pm
Professor Srinath Perera PhD MSc IT BSc (Hons) QS FRSN FAIB MRICS AAIQS ICECA MICCPM
MAIPM Director, Centre for Smart Modern Construction c4SMC
Chair of Built Environment & Construction Management Director
PG Construction Management programs School of Engineering Design and Built Environment
Western Sydney University, Australia
Professor Srinath Perera joined Western Sydney University in June 2016 after serving as Professor of Construction Economics at Northumbria University at Newcastle, UK. He currently leads the Construction Management group and the Centre for Smart Modern Construction (c4SMC) at WSU. During his period at Northumbria University he led the Construction Economics & Management Research Group in Faculty of Engineering & Environment. Prior to joining Northumbria University he was the Course Director leading the Quantity Surveying group at University of Ulster in Northern Ireland from 2003 to 2009. Srinath is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales (FRSN). He is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Building (AIB) and a Chartered Surveyor and a corporate member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS). He has worked as a consultant Quantity Surveyors and Project Manager in the construction industry in the private sector.
Srinath’s career commenced as he graduated with First Class Honours from the BSc Honours in Quantity Surveying degree at University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka where he received the Best Graduate Award for topping the cohort in all four years of the programme. Since then he has worked as a consultant quantity surveyor, project manager and as an academic in quantity surveying in Sri Lanka, Ireland, UK and Australia. In1995 he completed Master of Science in Information Technology (in property & construction) at the University of Salford, UK achieving the Top Student Award. He then went on to complete his doctoral studies in applying Artificial Intelligence techniques in Project Management. He received his PhD in 1997 from the University of Salford, UK.
Keynote VIII: Wednesday, December 21, 2022, 12:00 – 12:40 pm
Dr Gnana K Bharathy
Arificial Intelligence and Research Data Specialist,
Faculty of Engineering & Information Technology
University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Sydney, Australia
Topic: AI Beyond Algorithms: Lifecycles in the Data to Wisdom Journey and Opportunities for IEOM Professionals
Gnana Bharathy serves as the ARDC national expert in AI/ML for Australian research and educational institutions, and also works as a researcher, at UTS. In the first role, he works as ARDC Research Data Specialist (AI/ML) (an advisory role in the national expertise team situated at UTS), and provides AI/ML based advice to research institutions. In the second role, he carries out research and supervises/ mentor/ teach students. He is also a member of Centre on Persuasive Systems for Wise Adaptive Living (PERSWADE). Outside academia, Gnana has extenstive experience as Design, Decisions and Data Science consulting. Gnana has over 15+ years of experience applying data science (and other advanced analytics approaches), in a powerful combination with design sciences such as design thinking, architecture (business, information, data, product) and diagnostics to add radical transformational value to clients. Gnana has been working in both pure industry consulting as well as university-based, external consulting in the capacities of modeller/ analyst and project manager in several countries (mostly in United States, Australia, New Zealand, and to a lesser extent in Canada, Jamaica, India and Malaysia). Despite being in non-academic roles most of his career, Gnana has maintained research on a part-time basis, and has published regularly. Some of his research work have been recognized with awards. Gnana has also developed several modelling (human behaviour modelling) and risk management products, including for the governments, health sectors in Australia and USA and has served a range of private sector clients. Gnana was trained at the University of Pennsylvania (PhD, MS), University of Canterbury (ME) and National Institute of Technology (Bachelors with distinction).
Thursday, December 22, 2022
Keynote IX: Thursday, December 22, 2022, 10:00 – 10:40 am
Founder and CEO
Ino8 Pty Ltd
Frank is the founder and CEO of Ino8 Pty Ltd, is an engineering and consulting enterprise, with focus on automotive and internal combustion engines. Ino8’s mission is to safe lives, like by cleaning the air.
The first patented invention is an automatic balance control called Safe8™. The technology uses smart, intelligent suspension and real time management to control the balance of clean but narrow and unstable vehicles like electric bicycles, scooters, and motorcycles to make them much safer. The second patented invention is the multi-award winning OVER8™ emission reduction system that reduces fuel consumption by over 8%. The system is probably the most affordable fuel saving technology that has not been introduced into mass production yet and it has many other advantages like reduced engine wear, improved power and torque, longer oil change intervals and faster cabin warm up.
In class action cases related to emissions, product liability and vehicle safety defects we provide expert witness reports for vehicle manufacturers and plaintiff law firms in several continents.
Keynote X: Thursday, December 22, 2022, 10:40 – 11:20 am
Dr. Mukhamad Najib
Education Attaché, Indonesian Embassy in Canberra
Vice Chair, IPB SDGs Network, IPB University Risk Monitoring committee, PT BRI Syariah
Vice Dean, Faculty of Economics and Management, IPB University
Head of Department, Department of Management, IPB University Development Planning Committee, Local Government Development Planning Agency (BAPPEDA) Bogor City
Program Secretary, Post Graduate Study of Management, IPB University
Topic: Strengthening the Quality of Higher Education through Education Cooperation between Indonesia and Australia
Mukhamad Najib is a professor of Strategic Marketing and Management at Department of Management, IPB University, Indonesia. He got PhD from The University of Tokyo in the field of Farm Business Management and Rural Development. Besaides teaching, he is also active as a speaker and trainer in various scientific seminars, conferences and training as well as conducting research and writing papers for national and international journals. Several books have been writen by Najib such as Strategic Management, International Marketing, and Strategic Marketing. He published more than 30 articles in Scopus Indexed journal related to business survival and business sustainability, particularly small and medium business.
Keynote XI: Thursday, December 22, 2022, 11:20 – 12:00 pm
Professor Dr. Abdul Talib Bon
Department of Production and Operations Management
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
Topic : IR 4.0 : Collaboration Between University and Industry
Dr. Abdul Talib Bon is Professor of Production and Operations Management in Department of Production and Operations Management at the Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM). He has a PhD in Manufacturing, which he obtained from the Universite de La Rochelle, France. He studied Business Administration major in Quality Management at the master’s level in the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia for which he was awarded the MBA. He’s bachelor degree and diploma in Mechanical Engineering which his obtained from the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He received his postgraduate certificate in Mechatronics and Robotics from Carlisle, United Kingdom. He is Director of Teaching Factory since 1 September 2016. Dr. Abdul Talib Bon has had over 33 years experiences of teaching in higher learning education. In UTHM, he teaches Industrial Engineering and Project Management at the under-graduate and postgraduate level. Dr. Abdul Talib Bon has multidisciplinary research interests that encompass industrial engineering, forecasting and Green Supply Chain management. His completed 25 research grant projects as project leader and research member. He has supervised more than 120 undergraduate and postgraduate research projects. He has served as a reviewer for a number of industrial engineering, engineering management and computer science conferences and journals as part of his expertise sharing initiatives. He had published more than 400 Journals and Proceeding Scopus Indexed and 10 books. He is also Fellow and President of Industrial Engineering and Operation Management Society (IEOMS, Malaysia), Global Council member of Industrial Engineering and Operation Management Society (IEOMS Global), member of Management Science and Operation Research Society of Malaysia (MSORSM), member of International Association of Engineers (IAENG), member of Institute of Industrial Engineer (IIE), USA, and member of International Institute of Forecasters (IIF).
Keynote XII: Thursday, December 22, 2022, 12:00 – 12:40 pm
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