Prof. Roberto Montemanni, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Biography: Roberto Montemanni is full professor of operations research at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy. He also acts as an external research advisor at the Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence, University of Lugano, Switzerland. He obtained a Laurea degree in Computer Science from the University of Bologna, Italy and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Glamorgan, UK. He has been administrating grants for millions of Euros and leading basic and applied research projects both at national and international levels. His main research interests are in the fields of mathematical modeling, algorithms and machine learning, with applications mainly in transportations, logistics and bioinformatics.
Prof. Sherif Ishak, Louisiana State University, USA
Biography: Dr. Ishak is a professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept at LSU. He received his B.S. degree in civil engineering from Cairo University, Egypt, and both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from the University of Central Florida, prior to joining LSU in 2001. His research area includes traffic operation and control, traffic safety, and applications of intelligent transportation systems. Since joining LSU, he served as a PI or co-PI on research projects, funded by state agencies (Louisiana Transportation Research Center (LTRC)/Department of Transportation and Development and Louisiana Board of Regents) and federal agencies (National Science Foundation and USDOT). He is also the founder of the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) lab at LTRC and the LSU driving simulator. Dr. Ishak is a member of two TRB Committees on Freeway Operations, and Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Computing. He serves as the ITE student chapter advisor at LSU, a board member of GRITS (Gulf Region Intelligent Transportation Society), a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering, and an associate editor for the Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering.
Prof. Mark GOH, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Biography: A former Colombo Plan Scholar, Dr. Goh holds a Ph.D. from the University of Adelaide. In the National University of Singapore, he holds the appointments of Director (Industry Research) at the Logistics Institute-Asia Pacific, a joint venture with Georgia Tech, USA, Principal Researcher at the Centre for Transportation Research, and was a Program Director of the Penn-State NUS Logistics Management Program. He used to be Regional Director of Supply Chain Solutions for Asia/Middle East with APL Logistics, crafting logistics engineering solutions for major MNCs (Dell, Nike, Lenovo, VW, BMW, Roche, BBraun) in this part of the world. He was on the board of Rigelsoft, a reverse logistics company. He was also a Professor at RMIT University, and the University of South Australia.
Dr. Goh was a Board Member of the Chartered Institute of Transport (Singapore), past Chairman of the Academic Board of Examiners for the Singapore Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management, member of the Advisory Committee of the Transportation Resource Centre (NUS) and a past Vice President of the Operations Research Society of Singapore, Associate Senior Fellow of the Institute of South east Asian Studies. His other professional affiliations include membership of INFORMS, and the Academy of International Business. His biography appears in Who's Who in Asia and the Pacific Nations, Who’s Who in the World, and Outstanding People of the 20th Century. He was a member of the Global Advisory Council (GAC) on Logistics and Supply Chain with the World Economic Forum.
He has been involved in executive training for various key organisations in Singapore, for example, PSA Corp., MIS, SIPMM, PSB, J&J, Siemens Nixdorf, CIT, CAAS, Fuji-Xerox AP, Applied Biosystems, Danzas, DHL, Samsung, SembCorp Logistics, Exel, CEI, Bax Global, IBM, PWC Logistics, Sime Darby, Rockwell Automation, Bank of China, PT SMART, and Mindef. Prof. Goh has also acted as a consultant to organisations both in Singapore and overseas, e.g. Lucent Technologies, Pentex Schweitzer, Trans-Link Express, Perkins Parts, Singapore Post, NCB, Unilever East Asia Pacific, MSAS, TDB, Hewlett-Packard Far East, Siemens Nixdorf, APO, Confectionery Transformation, Danzas-AEI, Bossard Asia Pacific, BBraun AP, Pasminco, Mindef, Cleanaway (China), IE Singapore, ADB, Knight Frank, Rhodia, World Bank, APEC Secretariat, and Fuji Xerox Singapore. He has led projects for companies such as Dell, Asia Pac Breweries, Roche, PSA, IBM, DFS, ERIA, CAAS, Vale, Save the Children, P&G, and the SEDB.
He has held appointments as a visiting Professor in Business Logistics Strategy at Chulalongkorn University, Commonwealth Fellow to the UK, Citibank International Fellow to the US, visiting research fellow at UMIST, visiting scholar at Beijing University, visiting professor at Melbourne University, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, King Mongkut University of Technology Thonburi. He is currently on the editorial boards of the Journal of Supply Chain Management, Q3 Quarterly, Journal for Inventory Research, Paradigm, Value Chain Management, International Journal of Procurement Management, and Advances in Management Research, Euro Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, International Journal of Logistics Management, and has served as an associate editor for the Asia Pacific Journal of Operational Research.
His current research interest is on buyer-seller relationships, performance measurement, and supply chain strategy. With over 400 technical papers in internationally refereed journals and conferences, and won research grant money in excess of SGD 10 million, some of his articles on supply chain management have appeared in the Journal of Purchasing and Materials Management, Industrial Marketing Management, European Journal of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, IIE Transactions, Naval Research Logistics, Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, Production and Operations Management, EJOR, Supply Chain Management Journal, Industrial Organisations, Journal of Global Optimization, Journal of Asian Business, SIAM Journal of Optimization, Transportation Research Parts A, D & E, MIS Quarterly Executive, JOTA, International Journal of Production Research, Decision Sciences, IEEE Trans in Engineering Management, Transportation Science, PLOSOne, JAIS, and Logistics Information Management.
Prof. Khair S. Jadaan, University of Jordan, Jordan
Biography: Dr Khair Jadaan is a Professor of Transportation Engineering at the University of Jordan. He has over 48 years of academic and consultancy experience in various developed and developing countries including UK (where he earned two postgraduate degrees), USA, Germany, New Zealand, Kuwait, Iraq and Jordan. Khair taught several undergraduate and postgraduate transportation engineering courses and supervised many theses. His main research interests are road safety, environmental impacts of transport and road pricing (many with applications to developing countries). He has published over 160 scientific papers in international Journals and conferences and is a member of the Editorial Board of three international journals.Prof Jadaan has over 30 years of teaching and research experience at Universities of Leeds (England), Bradford (England), California Berkeley and UOI at Urbana-Champaign (USA), Canterbury and Auckland (New Zealand), Baghdad (Iraq), Kuwait, Univ. of Jordan, and Al-Isra (Private University / Jordan) in addition to 12 years as a Senior Advisor with the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD).
Assoc. Prof. Jagienka Rześny Cieplińska, WSB University in Gdansk, Poland
Biography: Jagienka Rześny-Cieplińska is a professor in WSB University in Gdansk, Faculty of Economy. Her research focus on the role of organizers of transport in economy, logistics aspect of transport processes and different aspects of enterprises functioning.
She is strongly experienced in teaching. Currently she teaches “Supply Logistics”, “Supply Chain Management”, “Logistics Services Outsourcing”, but previously she also focused on “Accounting”, “Enterprises Functioning”, “Analytical research in companies”, and “Freight Forwarding” and “Transportation”.
She has published over several dozen papers in the fields of Transportation, Logistics, Entrepreneurship. She has participated in numerous scientific conferences, a board member and organizer of several scientific conferences.