Keynote Speakers – IEOM 2021 Singapore
Welcome Keynote: Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 9:30 – 9:40 am
Professor Cheong Hee Kiat
President, Singapore University of Social Sciences
Professor Cheong Hee Kiat is Founding President of Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS). He joined academia in Nanyang Technological University in 1986, and held various academic and administrative appointments including Deputy President and Dean of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
He has served on the boards of several tertiary education institutions, the Public Utilities Board and Building and Construction Authority (BCA), and public committees. He has also been active in university accreditation and academic audits in Singapore and internationally. He is currently a member of the NIE Council, the Singapore Engineering Accreditation Board, and chairman of the BCA Academy Advisory Panel. He also chairs the Board of the Singapore Bible College.
Professor Cheong graduated from the University of Adelaide and the Imperial College, London. He is a registered Professional Engineer (Civil) and Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Singapore, the Singapore Academy of Engineers and the Society of Project Managers.
Keynote I: Sunday, March 7, 2021, 8:00 – 8:45 pm
Dr. Mario Fargnoli
Italian Ministry of Agriculture
Faculty of Civil and Industrial Engineering
Sapienza University of Rome
Mario Fargnoli is currently employed at the Italian Ministry of Agriculture and collaborates with Sapienza – University of Rome as Contract Professor at the Faculty of Civil and Industrial Engineering, where he earned his PhD in 2005. From 2005 to 2007 he worked at the Department of Precision Machinery of the University of Tokyo as JSPS Fellow Researcher. His research interests mainly concern design for safety and human error, product-service systems (PSS), ecodesign as well as engineering tools and methods such as Quality Function Deployment (QFD), Analytic Hierarchical Process (AHP) and Analytic Network Process (ANP), Life Cycle Assessment.
Keynote II (Opening Keynote): Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 9:40 – 10:20 am
Hamid R. Parsaei, Ph.D., P.E.
Fellow, IISE, ASEE, SME, IEOM
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas, USA
Dr. Hamid R. Parsaei is an internationally recognized leader in the field of manufacturing automation, leadership, engineering education, additive manufacturing, economic and financial decision making, and project management with more than three decades of experience in academia. He is awarded as a fellow IISE, ASEE, SME and IEOM.
Dr. Parsaei’s leadership experience and accomplishments include serving as Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ.) He also served as the Director of Outreach and Accreditation and the Interim Chair of the Mechanical Engineering at TAMUQ while holding the rank of Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Prior to joining Texas A&M University, Dr. Parsaei served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Industrial Engineering at University of Houston for 10 years and Director of Graduate Studies and Graduate Advisor for five years. He also served as Director of the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center’s Gulf Coast Region from March 2001 to September 2005.
Dr. Parsaei is highly regarded worldwide for his scholarship. He served as Area Editor, Methodology, and as an editorial board of The Engineering Economist from June 1990 until January 1995, and he was editor in chief of three international refereed archival journals. He currently serves as a member of the editorial boards and associate editor to over fifteen peer-refereed journals. He has been guest editor for several special issues of peer-reviewed archival journals, and has served as series editor to nine book series published by Wiley and Sons, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis, and several other publishing houses. His newest journal, Engineering Education Letters is a clear testament to Dr. Parsaei’s dedication to engineering education.
Dr. Parsaei has been principal and co-principal investigator on projects funded by NSF, Qatar Foundation, the US Department of Homeland Security, Texas Department of Transportation, Houston Transtar, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Institute of Safety and Health, among others, with total funding in excess of $24 million. He has authored or co-authored 26 archival books and over 280 refereed publications that appear in archival journals and conference proceedings.
He has received several prestigious recognitions from IISE including, the Wellington Award (1993) from the Engineering Economy Division of the Institute for his original contributions to the field of engineering economics, Award of Merit in recognition of his service to the Engineering Economy Division during 1991–1992, the 2006 UPS Excellence Award for innovative development of programs directed to the development of women, minorities and people with disabilities within the field of industrial engineering. He garnered the 2016 George L. Smith Award and in 2018, he was honored with the Fred C. Crane Award for meritorious service to the IISE.
Dr. Parsaei received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in industrial engineering from Western Michigan University and the University of Texas at Arlington, respectively. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Texas and an ABET Engineering Accreditation Commissioner and Program Evaluator.
Opening Keynote III: Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 10:20 – 11:00 am
Managing Director and Vice President
South East Asia
Siemens Digital Industries Software
Alex Teo is Managing Director and Vice President of Siemens Digital Industry Software in South East Asia. Alex is responsible for managing all sales, through direct sales and indirect channel partners across the region, increasing Siemens Industry Software’s market share and extending its leading position through customer innovation, thought leadership and business execution.
He has been instrumental in leading many Digital Transformation projects for his clients across South East Asia and helping his clients to grow using Digitalization approach.
Before joining Siemens in 2009, he had previous held Application Engineering, Sales and Managing Director roles with another Nasdaq listed technology company for twelve years in South Asia region.
Alex earned a Bachelor and Master degree in Electrical Engineering Degree from the National University of Singapore and he has published several technical papers on microwave numerical modeling in technical journals like IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques and Microwave and Optical Technology Letters.
Keynote IV: Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 11:00 am – 11:40 pm
Dr. Chung Piaw TEO
Provost’s Chair Professor
Executive Director, Institute of Operations Research and Analytics (IORA)
NUS Business School
National University of Singapore
Chung Piaw TEO is Provost’s Chair Professor and Executive Director of the Institute of Operations Research and Analytics (IORA) in the National University of Singapore. Prior to the current appointments, he was a Head of Department, Acting Deputy Dean, Vice-Dean of the Research & Ph.D. Program as well as Chair of the Ph.D. Committee in the NUS Business School. He was a fellow in the Singapore-MIT Alliance Program, an Eschbach Scholar in Northwestern University (US), Professor in Sungkyunkwan Graduate School of Business (Korea), and a Distinguished Visiting Professor in YuanZe University (Taiwan).
He is currently spearheading an effort to develop the IORA, as part of the University’s strategic initiatives in the Smart Nation Research Program, as well as a department editor for MS (Optimization), and a former area editor for OR (Operations and Supply Chains). He studied issues in service and manufacturing operations, supply chain management, discrete optimization, and machine learning. He has also served on several international committees such as the Chair of the Nicholson Paper Competition (INFORMS, US), member of the LANCHESTER and IMPACT Prize Committee (INFORMS, US), Fudan Prize Committee on Outstanding Contribution to Management (China).
He has received Ph.D. in Operations Research from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, 1996 and Bachelor of Science (Hon) in Mathematics from National University of Singapore, Singapore, 1990.
Keynote V: Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 11:40 – 12:20 pm
Benny Tjahjono, PhD MSc BEng
Professor of Supply Chain Management
Sustainable Production & Consumption Research Cluster
Centre for Business in Society
Coventry University, UK
Benny Tjahjono is Professor of Sustainability and Supply Chain Management and the co-leader of the Sustainable Production and Consumption cluster at the Centre for Business in Society (CBiS). His research track record has been demonstrated by winning a number of research grants from the Engineering & Physical Research Council (EPSRC), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Academy of Medical Sciences (ACMEDSCI), InnovateUK, European Union, overseas funding agencies and directly from the UK industry sectors. He was one of the Principal Investigators and a member of a consortium consisting of seven universities in Europe recently being awarded the Horizon2020 MSCA Innovative Training Network worth €3,995,643 in total, aiming to formulate the service-oriented business for the European Circular Economy.
Prof Tjahjono has a vested interest in sustainability and environmental conservation. Over the last five years he has focused his overarching research area on Sustainable Operations and Supply Chain Management, in particular, the exploration of Circular Economy principles in manufacturing processes. He is an engineer by education and has a strong background in contemporary simulation and modelling techniques, including discrete-event simulation, agent-based simulation and system dynamics. He has applied these techniques, amongst others such as Life-Cycle Assessment/Analysis (LCA), in addressing sustainability issues in modern factories, by proposing an environmentally-conscious manufacturing systems design method, as an innovative way to achieve the triple bottom line objectives, ‘doing good for people, planet and profit’.
He has published over 90 papers in refereed academic journals, conference proceedings, books, practitioners’ journals and newspapers. He has completed the supervision of 12 PhD and over 100 MSc students, and currently leads a team of four doctoral researchers in many emerging areas related to supply chain and operations management. As part of his duty, he is also actively involved in nurturing early career researchers.
Keynote VI: Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 12:20 – 1:00 pm
Dr. Lu ZHEN
Dean and Professor
School of Management
Lu Zhen is a Professor and Dean in the School of Management at Shanghai University. He got his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2003 and 2008, respectively. He worked at National University of Singapore as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow before joining Shanghai University in 2011 as Assistant Professor, and was promoted as Associate Professor and Full Professor after half a year and one year, respectively. His research interests include logistics and supply chain management, operations research, optimization in port and shipping management, and knowledge management. He has published 80 SCI and SSCI journal papers on some reputable journals such as Transportation Science, Transportation Research Part B, Naval Research Logistics, and IISE Transactions. He is the PI of 15 projects including five at the national level. He has served as an associate editor or an editorial board member of five SCI/SSC journals such as Transportation Research Part B, Journal of the Operational Research, Computers & Operations Research; and he is also the Fellow of the Operational Research Society (U.K.). He has been awarded National Funds for Distinguished Young Scientists in China, National Funds for Outstanding Young Scientists in China, Changjiang Young Scholar in China, and etc.
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Keynote VII, Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 9:40 – 10:20 am
Dr. Victoria Jordan, PhD, MS, MBA
Vice President – Quality
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Dr. Victoria Jordan, PhD, MS, MBA, is Vice President – Quality at Emory Healthcare where she leads the development, coordination, and implementation of quality improvement efforts across Emory Healthcare. This includes strategic oversight of quality initiatives across Emory’s eleven hospitals and over 300 primary care and specialty clinics. The Office of Quality includes patient safety and infection prevention, process improvement, regulatory compliance, quality education, and clinical quality analytics. Dr. Jordan also serves as the Director of Performance Improvement and Analytics for the Kennedy Initiative for Transforming Care where she leads the effort to define and operationalize the vision of expanding EHC performance improvement, quality education, and analytics capabilities using Lean and other approaches to achieve high reliability.
In her previous role as Executive Director of Strategic Management and Systems Engineering at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (2008-2017), she led Quality/Systems Engineering, Strategic Planning and Management, and Clinical Informatics within the Office of Performance Improvement. In addition, Dr. Jordan served as the University of Texas Chancellor’s Health Fellow for Systems Engineering, coordinating and promoting the use of Systems Engineering in health care institutions in collaboration with the Engineering and Business Schools within the University of Texas System. She is the co-author of a McGraw-Hill textbook, Design of Experiments in Quality Engineering, author of several peer reviewed articles, and has served in several academic faculty positions in Industrial Engineering, Business, and Statistics.
Dr. Jordan received her Ph.D. (2006) from Auburn University in Industrial and Systems Engineering with an emphasis in applied statistics and received the Auburn University Distinguished Alumna of the Year Award for Industrial and Systems Engineering in 2017. She holds an M.B.A. from the Ohio State University, an M.S. (1987) in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Auburn University, and a B.S. from the University of Kentucky in Statistics, with minors in Computer Science and Mathematics. Dr. Jordan serves on the Engineering Council for Auburn University and the Industry Advisory Boards for departments of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Houston and the University of Central Florida. Dr. Jordan is a senior member of the American Society for Quality, a member of the American Statistical Association and the Society of Healthcare Systems, a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (2010-2021 President), and the Healthcare representative to the international Council of Industrial and System Engineers. She is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Certified in Medical Quality, and has over 30 years of experience providing management and statistical consulting in manufacturing, service, and heath care organizations.
Keynote VIII, Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 10:20 – 11:00 am
Dr. Koh Niak Wu
Cosmiqo International Pte Ltd
Dr. Koh Niak Wu is the Founder and CEO of Cosmiqo International Pte Ltd, a company that is focused on building intelligent systems that optimises resource allocation for 4-wall operations. He specialises in supply chain analytics, strategy execution and operations management innovation. He is an Intellectual Transcendences 2019 recipient recognised by the Asian Productivity Organisation and China Productivity Centre.
Dr. Koh was formerly part of the Global Supply Chain and Logistics team at Dell contributing to strategy analytics. He was also in the Planning and Operations Management Group at SIMTech, A*STAR where he gained valuable insights into the evolution of industries. Additionally, Dr Koh is an Adjunct Faculty at the Singapore Management University (SMU) and Singapore University of Social Sciences where he shares his views and cross-industry experiences on supply chains and operations management. He is also an Expert with the Asian Productivity Organisation (APO) and has been sharing his views on the future economy across Asia and the Pacific.
Dr. Koh codes, believes in the power of operational analytics and how it shapes business decisions. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Robotics from the National University of Singapore and a Bachelor of Engineering (Double 1st) from King’s College London.
Keynote IX, Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 11:00 am – 11:40 pm
Dr. Ir. Wahyudi Sutopo, ST., M.Si, IPM
Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering
Vice Dean for General and Financial Affairs, Faculty of Engineering, 2019-2023
Past Head of Department of Industrial Engineering
Coordinator of Industrial Engineering and Techno-Economy (RITE) Research Group (FY 2016-now)
Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS)
His educational background is the profession of 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.Sc.) 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. Since 2019, he was given the mandate as deputy dean of the general and financial affair of the Faculty of Engineering UNS. At UNS, he was the head of the industrial engineering undergraduate study program (2015-2019); as an asset auditor of the internal supervisory unit (2014-2019); and the head of UNS technology innovation center (2014-2016). He is also as General Chair of the Indonesian industrial engineering higher education institution cooperation agency (BKSTI) for the 2017-2020; Assessor of BAN-PT (Noreg. 2017-01215); researcher for MIT-Indonesia Research Alliance (MIRA) research collaboration; and researcher for National Center for Sustainable Transportation Technology (NC-STT). He had experience working in the electronics industry as an engineer at PT. Panasonic Manufacturing Indonesia (formerly PT. Panasonic Gobel) from 2000-2003. Areas of research interest are in the fields of logistics & supply chain management, engineering economy & cost analysis, and technology commercialization. He has received more than 30 research grants. He has written 3 textbooks and 7 chapter books and made 4 copy works. Scopus author id: 42062336300, publication – 130 documents; with 8 h-index. SINTA author id: 1778; score: 1746.5 (3 years score); 233-rank in national; 9-rank in affiliation (UNS).
Keynote X, Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 11:40 – 12:20 pm
Prof. Ruth Banomyong
Thammasat Business School
Ruth Banomyong is currently Dean at the Faculty of Commerce & Accountancy (a.k.a. Thammasat Business School), Thammasat University in Thailand. He is a Professor in the Department of International Business, Logistics and Transport Management. Ruth Banomyong is on the board of WICE Logistics (Public) Co. Ltd. and 2 other companies. He was a board member of the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand. Prof Banomyong received a graduate degree and an undergraduate degree from Université Paris 1, an undergraduate degree from Lycee Michelet and a doctorate from Cardiff Business School. His primary research interests are in the fields of multimodal transport, international logistics, logistics policy development and supply chain performance measurements. He also has a diploma to teach muay thai (thai boxing).
Keynote XI, Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 12:20 – 1:00 pm
Dr. Alessandro ROMAGNOLI, BA (Hons), MEng, CEng, PhD
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Co-Director of the Surbana Jurong Corporate Lab @ NTU
Cluster Director on Multi-Energy Systems and Grids
Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N)
Nanyang Technological University
Alessandro gained a First Degree cum laude in Mechanical Engineering in 2003 from the “University of Ancona” in Italy, after which he worked for two years at Lucci Collettori Spa (Ancona, Italy) where he supervised the design and production of commutators for electric motors. In 2006 he worked for 6 months at Seagate Technology Inc. and he then began a PhD at Imperial College London in the Thermo-Fluids Division focussing on aerodynamic study of single and twin-entry mixed flow turbines under unsteady conditions. As a part of his research, he also studied heat transfer effects occurring in turbochargers.After completing his PhD in 2010, Alessandro worked as Research Associate at Imperial College London. He acted as research co-investigator in projects looking at engine downsizing, waste heat recovery, and mild-hybridization of powertrain technology in passenger vehicles as well as in optimization and design of novel turbine concepts. He collaborates extensively with world leading OEMs in powertrain R&D (Jaguar and Land Rover, Lotus, Ford, CAT, MHI, Honda, ABB, etc.).
In 2013, he joined Nanyang Technological University as an Assistant Professor. His responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses, run lab-tutorial, supervising PhD students and FYPs. Alessandro’s research activity in NTU encompasses several aspects related to propulsion, energy efficiency and thermal energy recovery and management. Examples of his current research include the study of waste heat recovery such as ThermoElectric Generators design and analysis, Organic Rankine Cycles optimization, Turbocharging and Thermal Energy Storage; Alessandro is also championing the effort on Cold Energy Recovery and Cold Economy in Singapore.
Besides his academic activity Alessandro has also worked for three years (2010-2013) as engineering consultant under ICON (Imperial College CONsultant). In 2012, he founded a UK-based engineering consultancy company offering design, test and advice on energy efficiency, turbomachinery and waste heat recovery systems. Alessandro also acts as reviewer for several engineering journals (ASME, SAE, IMechE, Elsevier), collaborates as freelancer with the automotive magazine Torque (published in Singapore).
Thursday, March 11, 2021
Keynote XII, Thursday, March 11, 2021, 9:40 – 10:20 am
Dr. Robert de Souza
The Logistics Institute – Asia Pacific (TLI – Asia Pacific)
Dr. Robert de Souza is the Executive Director of the The Logistics Institute – Asia Pacific (TLI – Asia Pacific). Robert is a Chartered Engineer and a distinguished writer, speaker, consultant and advisor in the area of supply chain management. Prior to this appointment, effective May 1st 2004, Dr Robert de Souza served as Deputy Executive Director (Industry) and IT Director at TLI – Asia Pacific. Previously, Dr de Souza was Executive Vice President (Asia Pacific) for V3 Systems. His extensive tenure in the industry also includes serving as the Corporate Senior Vice President and Global Chief Knowledge Officer at Viewlocity Inc. and co-founder, Vice Chairman and CEO of SC21 Pte, Ltd., a Singapore-based supply chain software firm. As an educator, Dr de Souza is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta and also a Senior Fellow in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the National University of Singapore and has previously served as a professor and in several senior positions in the School of Mechanical and Production Engineering at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Dr. de Souza is a member of the Editorial Boards of the International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing and the International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications. Dr de Souza also serves on the Advisory Panel of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, Singapore (CILTS), as a Council Member of the Singapore eSupply Chain Management (eSCM) Council and on the Boards of Directors/Advisors of several IT- based corporations
Keynote XIII, Thursday, March 11, 2021, 10:20 – 11:00 am
Dr. Jenson Goh
Chief Information and Learning Officer
Monde Nissin Singapore Pte Ltd
Dr. Jenson is the Chief Information and Learning Officer of Monde Nissin Group, a USD1.5 billion multi-national company that operates from Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, and UK. He is currently responsible in leading the global IT initiatives, driving the organisation towards a learning organisation and is a member of the management committee that is leading the sustainability initiatives in the company.
Prior to becoming a senior management, he was Director of Studies, Residential College 4. His responsibility involved the realization of a transformative programme to develop students into able system thinkers. He was an international award winning teaching case writer and multiple years NUS teaching award winner. His research strives to uncover ways to help organizations/society deal with wicked problems through the innovative use of IT and in the application of innovative teaching methods to drive learning. He had published >50 articles in top tier journals and conferences, books, press and practitioner’s publications.
Before that, Dr. Jenson had >16 years in strategizing IT use as a Chief Enterprise Architect. He had extensive experience driving many IT initiatives to support University’s teaching, research and administration. In 2003, he was selected by Infocomm Authority of Singapore and Sun Microsystems for the prestigious 8 months Java Black Belt programme to be groomed as leaders in Singapore’s IT industry. For his innovative use of IT and service to the University, he had won >20 international and national awards which include the NUS service champion and NUS IT Director’s awards.
Dr. Jenson had served as the Head, Manpower and Logistics (NS) in the Singapore Police Force responsible for the operational readiness of 1,600 NSmen for more than 10 years. For his dedication, he received multiple awards from the Commissioner of Police and Division Commander including the most prestigious Home Team NS man of the year award in 2018.
Dr. Jenson has years of consulting works across the globe in diverse industries. He is still well sought after by companies around the world for his knowledge and capabilities in leading transformational works.
Dr Jenson is an avid societal contributor. His volunteering services include member of two national level ISO committees, Vice Chairmans/members in multiple committees, the President, Asia Pacific Coordinating Policy Council of System Dynamics Society and a Committee Member in the Environment Functional Committee of the South West District Community Development Council.
Keynote XIV, Thursday, March 11, 2021, 11:00 am – 11:40 pm
Dr. Hoong Chuin LAU
Professor of Information Systems and
Director of the Fujitsu-SMU Urban Computing and Engineering Corporate Lab
Singapore Management University (SMU)
Hoong Chuin LAU is Professor of Information Systems and Director of the Fujitsu-SMU Urban Computing and Engineering Corporate Lab at the Singapore Management University (SMU). He is also a specially appointed professor (Information and AI) at the School of Computing in the Tokyo Institute of Technology. Prior to joining SMU, he was a research scientist at the Institute of Inforcomm Research in Singapore (1997-1999), and assistant professor at the School of Computing, National University of Singapore (2000-2005).
The common thread running through his research is a focus on going beyond publications to build usable novel tools and prototypes, a number of which have been testbedded and deployed in industry. Working at the interface of Operations Research and Artificial Intelligence, he is interested in combining data analytics and optimization for decision-making in business. More specifically, he works on optimization models, agent-based models, and metaheuristics for data-driven resource planning, scheduling and coordination problems in logistics, transportation, and travel planning. Recently, his focus is on such planning and operations problems in urban contexts. He was awarded the Lee Kwan Yew Fellowship for research excellence in 2008. He currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Scheduling, and the Web Intelligence Journal, and previously served as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering.
He has been involved in consulting projects in logistics and transportation, for companies such as DHL, Fedex, Bax Global, PSA, EADS, ST Engineering, and various government agencies. He is a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transportation, and currently serves on the CILT Singapore board of directors. For his work with the Singapore Ministry of Defense, he won the National Innovation and Quality Convention Star Award in 2006, and was nominated for the prestigious Defense Technology Prize (individual category) in 2007.
Throughout his 20 years of full-time university lecturing experience, he taught a number of undergraduate and graduate courses, including AI Planning and Decision Making, Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Combinatorial Graph Algorithms, Computer as an Analysis Tool, Computational Thinking, Algorithms and Optimization, Advanced Topics in Intelligent Systems, and Enterprise Analytics for Decision Support.He is co-author of the textbook “Business Analytics for Decision Making” published by CRC Press in 2016.
Twice a recipient of Singapore government scholarship from the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), Hoong Chuin obtained his Doctorate of Engineering degree in Computer Science from the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan) in 1996, and BSc and MSc degrees in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, USA) in 1987 and 1988.
Keynote XV, Thursday, March 11, 2021, 11:40 – 12:20 pm
Dr. Murphy Choy
Director of Operations and Technology
Certified Advanced Programmer for SAS V9
Certified Basic Programmer for SAS V9
DataShaping Certified SAS Professional
Murphy has over a decade of experience in the area of data analytics and machine learning. His expertise lies in the use of data to drive business results and developing solutions and products driven by data.
Murphy has held a variety of positions in both industry and academia. He has held senior management positions in data science, technology and operations. His works in the area of data refinery and analytics has also won an award for best industry solution. He was also a former instructor in the university and has won a teaching award for his work. He has extensive consulting experience with banks, financial institutions, logistics companies, airport, sea ports and governments.
Murphy holds a Doctorate of Professional Studies in Business Analytics from Middlesex University London, Masters of Finance from University College Dublin and Bachelor of Statistics from National University of Singapore. He also holds a diploma of Economics from University of London and Post Graduate Certificate in Business Research from Heriot-Watt University.
Keynote XVI, Thursday, March 11, 2021, 12:20 – 1:00 pm
Dr. Noordin Mohd. Yusof
Department of Materials, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
Former Dean of Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at UTM
Dr. Noordin Mohd. Yusof is a Professor at the Department of Materials, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Skudai, Johor. He earned his B. Mech. Eng. (Hons) and Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering from UTM and M. Sc. (Advanced Manufacturing Technology) from Cranfield Institute of Technology, U.K. Prior to joining the university in 1987; he worked in Harris Semiconductor Malaysia and Matshushita Industrial Corporation in the Quality and Production Engineering departments respectively. He has conducted and supervised numerous research projects on machinability studies, sustainability, statistical quality control, maintenance and membrane manufacture. He has published and presented his works at various international and national seminar/conferences on the above subject matters. Additionally, he has also published papers in various national and international scientific journals. Professor Noordin has held various administrative positions in UTM Dean and Deputy Dean (Development) at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.
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