IEOM Global Engineering Education
July 24-25, 2017
IEOM Society addresses the issues of global engineering education, graduate readiness for workforce and diversity. There are different levels of readiness of engineering graduates from various parts of the world. One of the main themes of this series is how to reduce the readiness gap around the world. The special focus is given to Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering including Engineering Management. Are the engineering graduates ready to take on the challenges of the current global economy? With the great success of Global Engineering Education Series of last IEOM conferences, IEOM 2017 EU Conference will have a dedicated session for the Global Engineering Education where distinguished speakers will discuss the readiness of engineering graduates for workforce around the world. Thirty six featured speakers will be from various part of the world to address engineering education challenges and opportunities.
Each speaker needs to submit a title of the talk, abstract and a short bio as well as power point presentation. All will be included in the IEOM 2017 EU Conference proceeding. If you are interested to be distinguished feature speaker, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Global Engineering Education Chairs
Dr. Hamid Parsaei, Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Texas A&M University (College Station) and Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of Academic Outreach, Texas A&M University Qatar
Dr. Abu Masud, Boeing Global Engineering Professor, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department, Wichita State University, Kansas, USA
Monday (July 24, 2017)
Session I: Global Engineering Education (Room – 1)
Session Chair: Dr. Manoj Dora, Brunei University, London, UK
8:00 am – 9:15 am (Monday)
11:30 – 12:00 (Monday)
Dr. Gulnara Abitova
Department of System Analyses and Control
Eurasian National University
Astana City, Republic of Kazakhstan
Dr. Abitova holds Master’s degree in Cybernetics of Technological Processes from Moscow State University of Steel and Alloys at Moscow (Russian Federation), Ph.D degree in Automation of Metallurgy Production from National Academic Research Institute of Metallurgy and Enrichment of the Ministry of Education and Science at Almaty (Kazakhstan) and she graduated Postdoctoral Program in Automation and Control from Eurasian National University at Astana (Kazakhstan). She has been an invited to the Computer and Electrical Engineering Department in State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton (NY, USA) for studying her research work. Dr. Abitova is Professor and Researcher in the Department of System Analyses and Control at the L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University (ENU, Kazakhstan). Prior to this current position, she was General Director of the Kazakh Information Technology Research Institute (KITRI, Kazakhstan); Deputy Director of the National Accreditation Center, Deputy Director of the Science Committee (Ministry of Education and Science, Kazakhstan); Department Director of the Postgraduate Studies (Eastern-Kazakhstan State University, Kazakhstan); Research Engineer in the Laboratory of Physical and Chemical Research (East-Kazakhstan Scientific Research Institute for Non-Ferrous Metals, Kazakhstan) and Researcher in the L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University (ENU, Kazakhstan). Dr. Abitova was awarded the International Grant from the President of Republic of Kazakhstan – Scholarship for the study abroad at the USA (2011-2012) and the prestigious Diploma from the Administration of President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (OCSE, December 2010), as well as Awards and Diplomas from Minister of Education and Science of Kazakhstan for the Professionalism (2005-2009).
Dr. Abitova was also the National Coordinator of UNESCO’s Education for Sustainable Development, Ministry of Education and Science of Kazakhstan (UNESCO-Kazakhstan, 2008-2009), where she worked on the Project of National Report of the Kazakhstan for UNESCO (within the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development). The same time she was a member of many Working Groups and Temporary Committee of the Ministry of Education and Science (Kazakhstan, 2003-2012). She has been an invited speaker at the International conferences (IEEE, SPIE, CSDM, (ICUMT) and published more than 30 research articles in the reputed international proceedings on mathematical and engineering sciences at the USA, Canada, France, Turkey, Malaysia, Bulgaria, and Hungary. Her papers became a basis for a chapter of a book published by Springer. She served as the Track Chair in the IEOM 2012 conference at Istanbul (Turkey, 2012). Dr. Abitova’s current research interest includes education and science; management and administration in education, science and ITC; substantial development and ecology; human research; automation and control; control systems and engineering; cybernetics; mathematical modeling; sensors and control devices; designing automation lines; robust control and robust system; cloud technology; development of ITC; cyber security; open source and intelligent system; non-destructive testing technology.
12:00 – 12:30 (Monday)
Dr. Eldon Caldwell
Bio: Eldon Caldwell, is full professor/ Cathedraticus of the University of Costa Rica, Central America; Doctor (Ph.D.) in Industrial Engineering major in Lean Operations Engineering. He developed new heuristic sequencing algorithms in order to reduce cycle times and received Suma Cum Laude in his doctoral dissertation and Academic Crown Excellence Award in Autonomous University of Central America/ University of Nevada, USA. Currently, he is doctoral researcher at the (Dr. Sc.) Computing Science Program at the University of Alicante, Spain and doctoral researcher at the Dr. Ed. Program at University of Costa Rica, receiving the Academic Excellence Award 2013.
Dr. Caldwellis “Lean Systems Certificated Specialist”, MAPV-University of Nevada, USA, ASQ-Six Sigma Black Belt Certified Trainer, and Spanish publications technical reviewer of Gary Conner, 2002 Shingo Prized. Also, Dr. Caldwell has been recognized by the IEOM Society with the “Outstanding Service Award” for his career of over 25 years as an educator, researcher and promoter of development of industrial engineering. Dr. Caldwell earn his B.Sc. and Master degree in Industrial Engineering at University of Costa Rica (Summa Cum Laude) and he earn a Master degree in Service Marketing, as well in Financial Analysis at Interamerican University of Puerto Rico (Costa Rica); M.Sc. Health Management Systems at UNED, Costa Rica and a M.Sc. Operations Management at ITESM, México. He is author of many scientific articles and two books: “Marketing of Social Products and Services”, UCR Pub. and “Lean Manufacturing: Fundamentals and techniques for cycle time reduction”, Kaikaku Institute Press, USA.
Dr. Caldwell served as Operations Manager at MASECA, CA; Lean Manufacturing Project Manager at Eaton Corp. Costa Rica, General Manager at Quirós & Cía-Bandag Inc. and General Manager at Lean Systems Intl., USA. He has 25 years of experience as advisor and consultant in Operations Management, Lean Manufacturing and Lean Logistics at Interamerican Bank for Development, WHO, UN, World Wide Bank, Coca-Cola, Ministry of Health, Costa Rica, Honduras, Panamá, Costa Rican Institute for Electricity, RTC- Perú, Young Electrical Signs, Nevada, USA, AirCare Inc., Reno, Nevada, Plan International-Honduras, and many others.
Currently, Dr. Caldwell is Director of Industrial Engineering Department at Engineering School of University of Costa Rica.
12:30 – 13:00 (Monday)
Dr. Manoj Dora
Dr. Manoj Dora has several years of experience in teaching, research and consultancy worldwide. His areas of specializations are Sustainable Value Chain and Quality Management with a particular focus on Lean Six Sigma in the agro-food sector. Manoj’s research is an innovative application of cross-cutting operations management theories such as Lean and Six Sigma in the agriculture and food sector which will redesign agricultural production as it is today to improve efficiency and eliminate waste and losses. He has been involved in a large number of capacity building initiatives focusing on the food sector in different African and Asian countries. At the same time, he has also worked with over 50 European SMEs to implement lean principles as part of their operations.
Dr. Dora has significant practical experience and interdisciplinary research publications in the field of sustainable food supply chain management and food security. Manoj’s current research aims to map the humanitarian supply chain and its impact across the different stakeholders in the developing country context using “lean thinking” principles.
Manoj has been successful in acquiring research grants from the World Bank, European Commission (FP7), British Academy, British Council, Newton Fund and several private companies. Some of the important grants include FoodManufuture (2012-2013), Innovative management System for Food SMEs (IMSFood) (2010-2012); VLIR Interuniversity collaboration project (2013-2025). He is also active as a research grant reviewer for the European Commission and other funding agencies.
Session II: GLOBAL ENGINEERING EDUCATION (Room – 1)
Session Chair: Dr. Stuart C Burgess, University of Bristol, UK
2:30 – 3:45 pm (Monday)
2:30 – 2:55 (Monday)
Dr. Klara Kövesi
Industrial Management and Innovation Marketing
French Graduate and Post-Graduate Engineering School and Research Institute
Department of Social and Human Sciences
Graduate Engineers’ Work-readiness – Bridging the Mismatch between Industry Perception and Expectation
Klara Kövesi holds Bachelor’s degree in computer sciences and Master’s degrees in business engineering and economics. She obtained PhD degree in management and marketing from University of Rennes 1, in 2008. She has nearly ten years industrial experience in telecommunication industry at several multinational companies and eight years teaching experience in academia.
Currently, she is associate professor at ENSTA Bretagne in France. She teaches graduate courses in Industrial and Innovation Management, Marketing of New Technology and Entrepreneurship. She is member of the laboratory CRF (Research Laboratory of Education) at CNAM in Paris. Her research interests in engineering education are employability and placement, interdisciplinary collaboration, entrepreneurship learning and teaching.
In our knowledge based society, with a growing level of specialisation and global competition, industry’s requirements for engineering workforce has profoundly changed. Between these requirements the work-readiness of graduate young engineers became one of the central elements of their employability. However, even with the continual increase in a highly qualified engineering workforce in Europe, in most of the industry employers have real difficulties in finding adequately qualified and ready to work young candidates for vacant engineering occupations. This situation indicates an important mismatch between industry demand and labour market supply. What are the principal raisons of this mismatch? How to make a better adaptation between expectations and reality? How the relationship between industry and academia should be reconsidering in order to reduce these mismatches?
2:55 – 3:20 (Monday)
Dr. Stuart C Burgess
Professor of Engineering Design
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Bristol
Bristol, BS8 1TH, UK
Stuart Burgess completed an engineering apprenticeship with Stothert and Pitt Cranes in Bath whilst completing a thin sandwich degree in mechanical engineering. After completing his PhD in the area of machine design he worked for the European Space Agency for 5 years mainly working on the ENVISAT earth observation satellite which is the largest civilian satellite in the world. He designed the solar array deployment mechanism including inventing a new type of gearbox – the double action worm gear set. He spent three years at Cambridge University as an Assistant Director of Research and Fellow of Selywn College. He has been at Bristol University since 1997 mainly working in the area of design optimisation of mechanical systems and biomechanical systems.
3:20 – 3:45 (Monday)
Dr. Zahid Usman (CEng MIMechE)
Researcher and Lecturer
Manufacturing Informatics, Robotics and Automation, and Manufacturing Engineering
Dr. Usman is a chartered engineer with extensive experience in both industrial and research environments. His research experience expands to over six years within the areas of manufacturing information, machine vision, robotics and automation. He is an active researcher in robotic metrology and assembly, machine vision and manufacturing informatics. He has been involved in several research projects with leading aerospace and automotive industries. He also has experience of working for leading manufacturing organisations such as Rolls Royce and Massey Fergusons Tractors. As a teacher, Dr Usman is focused on training engineering students to be industrially ready by conducting industry based teaching. His areas of expertise are manufacturing knowledge sharing through ontologies, robotics and automation, vision assisted robotic metrology, assembly and joining.
Session IV: GLOBAL ENGINEERING EDUCATION (Room – 1)
Session Chair: Dr. Rami Hikmat Fouad Al-Hadeethi, The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
4:00 – 5:15 pm (Monday)
4:00 – 4:30 (Monday)
Dr. Aydin Nassehi
Reader in Manufacturing Systems, CIRP Associate Member, FHEA, MIET
& Managing Editor of the International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Queen’s Building
University Walk, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1TR, UK
Industry 4.0: An industrial engineering and operations management overview
Aydin Nassehi is a Reader in Manufacturing Systems at the University of Bristol. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bath. In 2007, Dr Nassehi was appointed to a Research Council UK Research Fellowship and has gained promotions to Lecturer in 2012, and Senior Lecturer in 2013. He also gained an MSc in Software Engineering with distinction from the University of Oxford in 2013. His expertise is in manufacturing interoperability, computational informatics including energy efficiency modelling and analysis of manufacturing processes and knowledge based CAD/CAM and CAx systems. He has received £3.5m of national and international research funding and taken part in two FP7 projects namely DEMAT and, as the technical leader, STEPMAN. He has published over 90 refereed papers and been on technical & scientific committees of a number of international conferences including the FAIM series of conferences since 2008. He is a CIRP Associate Member, the convener of ISO standards group in charge of developing ISO14649 for cyber physical manufacturing resources (ISO TC184/SC1/wg7) and the Managing Editor of the International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing.
4:30 – 5:00 (Monday)
Professor Ezendu Ariwa
Director and Adjunct Professor
Agriculture Mechanization Centre (AMC)
Imo State Polytechnic
5:00 – 5:30 (Monday)
Dr. Rami Hikmat Fouad Al-Hadeethi
Industrial Technology & Operations Management
The University of Jordan
Towards eLearning Approach in Arab Higher Education Institutes (AHEIs)
An international, award winning Associate Professor of Industrial Technology & Operations Management whose solid understanding of business administration in an engineering context, passion for learning, and consultative leadership style are the driving forces behind a progressively successful 25+ year career. Enjoys inspiring students across the EMEA to achieve their full academic and personal potential. Founder of academic departments, colleges and programmes in Iraq and Jordan, and participant in worldwide conferences
Past Programs of IEOM Global Engineering Education
- 2017 IEOM Rabat (Morocco) Global Engineering Education Speakers
- 2016 IEOM Detroit Global Engineering Education Speakers
- 2016 IEOM Kuala Lumpur Global Engineering Education Speakers
- 2015 IEOM Orlando Global Engineering Education Speakers
- 2015 IEOM Dubai Global Engineering Education Speakers
- 2014 IEOM Bali Global Engineering Education Speakers