Keynote Speakers – 2022 IEOM India Conference
Conference Welcome and Opening: Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Smt. V Kurna I.A.S.
Secretary, Ministry of Education
Virtual Keynote I: Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 11:00 – 11:40 am
Prof. Prasad Yaralagadda
School of Mechanical, Medical & Process Engineering
Queensland University of Technology
Virtual Keynote II: Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 11:40 am – 12:20 pm
Prof. S G Deshmukh
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
IIT Delhi, India
Dr. S. G. Deshmukh is currently, a professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department of IIT Delhi. He earned his B Tech, M Tech, and Ph D degree from IIT Bombay. Since 1990, he has been with IIT Delhi. His areas of interests include Supply chain management, quality, manufacturing competitiveness, modelling, and simulation. He has more than 32 years of teaching, research, and consulting experience. He is a member of ISME, IIIE, ASI, and QCFI (Quality Circle Forum of India). He was associated with European-India initiative on Total Quality Management. He has conducted several MDPs and FDPs. He is a Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering (FNAE) and a Fellow of International Engineering & Technology Institute (IETI). He has also earned Certificate of Appreciation from American Society for Quality (ASQ). He has received several prizes and honours including several best paper awards. His book “Supply Chain Management” received best book award from ISTE. He received prestigious “Lillian Gilbreth Award” for his outstanding contributions to Industrial Engineering as well as Lifetime Achievement Award of Systems Society of India. He has been involved with NPTEL in producing pedagogy for operations management
Keynote III: Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 12:20 – 1:00 pm
Prof. Venkatesh Raikar
Director, KLE Technological University, Hubli
Former Vice Chancellor, Sanjay Ghodawat University, Kolhapur (2016 to 2020)
Executive Council Member of Indian Society of Technical Education (ISTE), New Delhi
Prof. S G Deshmukh
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Keynote V: Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 10:00 – 10:40 am
Prof. Manoj Kumar Tiwari
Prof. Manoj Kumar Tiwari (FNAE, FNASc, FIIIE, FIISE, and FIETI) is Director, National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) Mumbai from November 2019. He was a Professor with Higher Academic Grade (HAG) in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and currently on lien for five years. As a researcher, he is working 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 by Prof. Tiwari to automate the decision support system for complex and large-scale problems in Manufacturing and Logistics System.
Keynote VI: Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 10:40 – 11:20 am
Prof. Sarat Singamneni
Auckland University of Technology
PhD from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, 1996 on experimental evaluation of single point cutting tools and numerical simulations by finite and boundary element methods. There was a period of swaying between academic and entrepreneurial aims, but returned to the academic world eventually, with the attention shifting around teaching, research, and some administration for the past two decades and more, in different countries and diverse academic, social, and environmental backgrounds. Progression at AUT was as a senior lecturer from 2006, the program leader BE (Hons) Mechanical Engineering in 2011, and the Associate Professor role in 2014. Continuously strived during the past 15 years at AUT for perfection and progression towards two main goals: to be effective in teaching and productive in research. The early exploration into 3D printing, the subsequent expansions towards rapid tooling, manufacturing and the additive technologies, the establishment of both the Additive Manufacturing Research Centre for targeted research and the 3D Printing Lab as an open access central facility were the key research initiatives. The infrastructural facilities, strong research teams built, progress in the fundamental research, active engagement with the local industry, the wider national and international collaborations, and funding successes allowed to keep AUT at the forefront of the additive manufacturing endeavors.
Keynote VII: Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 11:20 – 12:00 pm
Prof. D P Agrawal
UPSC, New Delhi
Professor D.P. Agrawal was former Chairman, Union Public Service Commission, New Delhi for a full period of Six years from 16August 2008 to 16th August 2014 .Prof. Agrawal has initiated major reforms and improvements in the scheme of various Examinations including the flagship Civil Services Examination conducted by the Commission. Under the guidance of Professor Agrawal, Commission has played a crucial role in the international level also. Tie-ups with Canada, Cooperation with Public Service Commission’s of African, Middle Asian, and Gulf Countries and also with the SAARC Countries are also made under the leadership of Professor Agrawal. On account of his initiatives and under his chairmanship a meeting of Chairman’s of Public service commission’s of SAARC member state was started first time . The first meeting was held in New Delhi and later on in Islamabad and Colombo. He has been Chairman for National Conference of Chairman of all state PSCs and Chairman of SAARC Public service Commissions, and the meetings held under his leadership have helped state public service commissions to use IT , improve their internal working and public image.
Keynote VIII: Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 12:00 – 12:40 pm
Prof. Leonardo Frizziero
Department of Industrial Engineering
Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna
Mechanical Engineer, married, father of three children, in academic field, Leonardo Frizziero promotes scientific topics related to the Design and Methods of Industrial Engineering. Since 2005 in Ferrari Spa he coordinates methods, times and costs of new car projects, as Team Planner. In 2009 he came back to University obtaining the Ph.D. degree; he collaborates with the Design and Methods Research Group of Industrial Engineering becoming Junior Assistant Professor in 2013 at DIN of University of Bologna. He teaches and researches in design fields, participating at various competitive international research projects. In 2018 he is Senior Assistant Professor. Since 2017 he is qualified Associate Professor of Design and Methods of Industrial Engineering and in 2021 he takes up service at DIN. In 2021 he is Seminar Chair in Detroit at Lawrence Tech University, holding a series of “Car Design” lectures. He has been collaborating for some years with the Healthcare Structures applying advanced technologies to diagnostics and preoperative surgical planning. Prior to his academic positions, he held significant responsibilities in the industrial field.
Thursday, August 18, 2022
Keynote IX: Thursday, August 18 , 2022, 10:00 – 10:40 am
Ratna Babu Chinnam, Ph.D.
Professor & Chair
Director, Global Executive PhD Program
Director, Data Science & Business Analytics MS Program
Director, IndustryX: Center of Operational Excellence
Director, AI, Big Data & Business Analytics Group
Lead, NSF Midwest Big Data Hub: Business Analytics Spoke
Industrial & Systems Engineering Department
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Title: AI, BIG DATA & ANALYTICS LANDSCAPE: Orchestrating Healthcare Operations
Dr. Ratna Babu Chinnam is an expert in AI, Big Data & Business Analytics and is a Professor and Chair of the Industrial & Systems Engineering Department at Wayne State University. He is the author of over 150 technical publications (journal articles, conference proceedings, and research reports). His research interests include business analytics, big data, operations management, supply chain management, sustainability, healthcare, and smart engineering systems. He is currently the Associate Editor for the International Journal of Modeling and Simulation, the International Journal of Quality, Statistics, and Reliability, and the North American Editor for the Journal of Remanufacturing. His past research is funded by the U.S. NSF, DoT, DoD, DoEd, and VA. He carried out collaborative research with such multi-national companies as Ford Motor Company, General Dynamics, Intel, Goodyear, and consulted for such companies as Chrysler, Sirius Satellite Radio, Energy Conversion Devices, Dominos, CapGemini, Faurecia, Whirlpool, Steelcase, MRF Tyres, Magna International, DataFactZ, and Tecton. He graduated over 45 doctoral students with many occupying academic positions and is awarded the 2012 Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award by Wayne State University. He is a Founding Director for the IndustryX: Center for Operational Excellence and AI, Big Data, & Business Analytics organizations at Wayne State University. He is also the founding Director of the Global Executive PhD Track at Wayne State, the first such engineering PhD program in the U.S. He leads the Business Analytics Spoke for the NSF’s Midwest Big Data Hub. He is also the Founding Director for the novel Data Science & Business Analytics MS Degree at Wayne State. His students have won a number of best paper awards from national and international conferences, journals, and professional societies, including the 2013 INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics Society’s Best Dissertation Prize (awarded to Farshid Azadian), the 2014 INFORMS ENRE Best Student Paper Award (awarded to Mahyar Nejad), the 2014 POMS College of Sustainable Operations Best Student Paper Runner-Up Award (awarded to Mahyar Nejad), the IISE Pritsker Doctoral Dissertation Award (awarded to Mahyar Nejad), and the 2017 INFORMS Service Science Best Student Paper Award (awarded to Seung-Yup Lee). He received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology of Mangalore University (India) in 1988 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial Engineering from Texas Tech University (U.S.A.) in 1990 and 1994, respectively.
Keynote X: Thursday, August 18 , 2022, 10:40 – 11:20 am
Prof. R. Neela Ravindran
Dept of Manufacturing Engg
CoE, Pune, India
Prof. R Neela Babu, B.E.(Industrial and Production) from SGSITS, Indore, M.Tech.(IE and OR), IIT Powai,Ph. D (Industrial and Production Engg), COEP.
- Member Board of Studies Production/Industrial Engineering, Savitribai Phule Pune University, India,
- Published 150 papers in National and International Journals and conferences.
- Chaired sessions in National and International conferences
- Delivered lead lectures in National and International conferences.
- Guided more than 100 B. Tech and 40 M Tech students.
- Currently guiding 5 Ph. D students.
- Three students awarded Ph.D.
Keynote XI: Thursday, August 18 , 2022, 11:20 – 12:00 pm
Prof. Nita Inderlal Sukdeo
Associate Prof / Head of Department
Quality and Operations Management
University of Johannesburg
Prof Nita Inderlal Sukdeo is currently an Associate Professor and Head of Department in the Department of Quality and Operations Management within the School of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. She obtained a Masters in Quality from the Durban University of Technology and a PhD in Engineering Management from the University of Johannesburg. She is an active researcher in the field of total quality management and operations management. Her field of expertise also include advanced manufacturing technologies, smart factory, Quality 4.0, quantitative analysis, quality management systems, quality auditing and risk assessment. She is a qualified Lead Auditor, proficient in ISO standards and certification. She is chairperson and director of the Society for Operations Management in Africa (SOMA), a non-executive director of the South African Society for Quality (SASQ). She is an active participant and session chair of the IEOM Women in Industry and Academia panel session Africa edition certification. She is chairperson and director of the Society for Operations Management in Africa (SOMA), a non-executive director of the South African Society for Quality (SASQ). She is an active participant and session chair of the IEOM Women in Industry and Academia panel session Africa edition.
Keynote XII: Thursday, August 18 , 2022, 12:00 – 12:40 pm
Prof. Dr. Torbjørn Netland
Chair of Production and Operations Management (POM)
Department of Management, Technology, and Economics
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zürich
8092 Zurich, Switzerland
Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Advanced Manufacturing and Production
Associate Editor of the Journal of Operations Management
Fellow of the European Academy of Industrial Engineering and Management
Torbjørn Netland is a professor and Head of the Chair of Production and Operations Management at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He graduated from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in 2006, and holds a doctorate from the same institution. Torbjørn has been a visiting scholar at Georgetown University and Cambridge University‘s Institute for Manufacturing (IfM). He is widely published in leading field journals, including Management Science, Journal of Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, and MIT Sloan Management Review, among others. He is the recipient of two Shingo Research Awards and numerous teaching awards.
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