Keynote Speech


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Prof. David Simchi-Levi, Ph.D,
Professor of Engineering Systems, MIT
Chairman of Opalytics
Biography:

David Simchi-Levi is a Professor of Engineering Systems at MIT and Chairman of Opalytics, a cloud analytics platform company. He is considered one of the premier thought leaders in supply chain management and business analytics.

His research focuses on developing and implementing robust and efficient techniques for operations management. He has published widely in professional journals on both practical and theoretical aspects of supply chain and revenue management.

His Ph.D. students have accepted faculty positions in leading academic institutes including U. of California Berkeley, Columbia U., Cornell U., Duke U., Georgia Tech, Harvard U., U. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, U. of Michigan, Purdue U. and Virginia Tech.

Professor Simchi-Levi co-authored the books Managing the Supply Chain (McGraw-Hill, 2004), the award winning Designing and Managing the Supply Chain (McGraw-Hill, 2007) and The Logic of Logistics (3rd edition, Springer 2013). He also published Operations Rules: Delivering Customer Value through Flexible Operations (MIT Press, 2011).

Professor Simchi-Levi is the current Editor-in-Chief of Management Science, one of the two flagship journals of INFORMS. He served as the Editor-in-Chief for Operations Research (2006-2012), the other flagship journal of INFORMS and for Naval Research Logistics (2003-2005). He is an INFORMS Fellow, MSOM Distinguished Fellow and the recipient of the 2014 INFORMS Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research Practice; 2014 INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing Section Practice Award; 2009 INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing Section Prize and Ford 2015 Engineering Excellence Award.

Professor Simchi-Levi has consulted and collaborated extensively with private and public organizations. He was the founder of LogicTools which provided software solutions and professional services for supply chain optimization. LogicTools became part of IBM in 2009. In 2012 he co-founded OPS Rules, an operations analytics consulting company. The company became part of Accenture in 2016.

Prof. Chung-Piaw Teo, Ph.D,
Provost Chair, Professor
Department of Decision Sciences, NUS Business School
National Univeristy of Singapore
Biography:

Chung-Piaw Teo(Zhang Junbiao) Professor, graduated from the Department of Mathematics at National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1990. He received a doctorate in operation and management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1996. After his graduation, he returned to NUS Business School. At present, he is a professor of the Department of Decision Science at the Business School of NUS. And he is the department editor (Optimization) of Management Science.

Professor Teo received the honorary title of outstanding visiting professor of Taiwan Yuan Ze University. He served as the expert committee member of the top management prize-the outstanding contribution award in management science of Fudan in 2009 and 2012, chairman of the Nicholson Prize Committee of INFORMS, member of the IMPACT Committee and the Hongkong doctoral Scholarship Selection Committee.

He has published more than 60 high level papers in Operations Research, Management Science, Mathematical Programming, Mathematics of Operations Research and other international top journals. His research areas: flexible scheduling of service and production , discrete optimization, port container business and medical fields.

Prof. David D. Yao, Ph.D,
Professor of IEOR Department, Columbia University
Abstract:

How data and analytics will impact traditional OR/OM approaches to supply chain management? In particular, how integrating certain real-time control and hedging strategies into production planning can better mitigate the risk associated with demand uncertainty? Some general thoughts and ideas will be shared, along with an overview of some technical issues involved.

Biography:

David D. Yao is the Piyasombatkul Family Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at Columbia University, where he is the founding chair of the Financial and Business Analytics Center at Columbia Data Science Institute. His research and teaching interests are in applied probability and stochastic systems, focusing on resource control and risk management issues. He is an IEEE Fellow, an INFORMS Fellow, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He currently serves on the Board on Mathematical Sciences and Analytics of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine.

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