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[02/21]Challenges in IE Education and Research: Global trends and how Asia should respond

Topic: Challenges in IE Education and Research: Global trends and how Asia should respond

Reporter: Professor Loon Ching TANG

Head of Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, National University of Singapore


Time: 1:30-2:30 pm, Feb 21st

Location: Meeting Room, 608 Founder Building

Host: Zhe Liang


Globalization has brought about unprecedented changes in the economic structure of developed countries. Particularly, lives have been transformed in the wake of major events around the world. As IE education and research are typically motivated by real world issues, there is a sweeping change from focusing on traditional IE methodologies to areas related to complex systems. For example, the aging population in developed countries and their rising healthcare costs resulted in the focus on healthcare systems research. In this presentation, we discuss some of the recent trends and highlight our recent reform to our ISyE curriculum. Some thoughts on future challenges will also be presented.

About the speaker:

LC Tang, Professor and Head of Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering at the National University of Singapore, obtained a Ph.D degree in 1992 from Cornell University in the field of Operations Research with minor in Statistics. He has published widely in many international peer review journals of which more than 90 papers are included in SCI. In particular, he has won the 2010 Best Application Paper Award in IIE Transactions (Quality & Reliability) and 2012 RA Evans/PK McElroy Award for the best paper presented at 2011 RAMS. He is on the editorial review board of the Journal of Quality Technology and has been an active reviewer for more than 30 international journals. He is the main author of the book, "Six Sigma: Advanced Tools for Black Belts and Master Black Belts" (John Wiley), which was presented with the inaugural Masing Book Prize by the International Academy for Quality. He is also the co-author of a book on stochastic processes underlying queuing systems, Markov-Modulated Processes and Semiregenerative Phenomena; and the co-editor of Advances in Maritime Logistics and Supply Chain Systems.


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