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CORMSIS Centre for Operational Research, Management Sciences and Information Systems

CORMSIS Seminar - Healthcare Systems Engineering Event

16:00 - 17:00
14 April 2016
Room 3041 Building 2, Southampton Business School

For more information regarding this event, please email Dr Yuan Huang at .

Event details

Abstract: Modern industrial engineering, systems engineering, operations management, and operations research methods that have been successfully used in manufacturing hold significant promise for healthcare systems and quality of care research. Among the most promising methods are queuing theory, optimization and process simulation. This presentation will utilize cases to demonstrate application of engineering and operations management principles and tools to improve healthcare systems.

Speaker information

Professor John W. Fowler,W.P. Carey School of Business , Arizona State University,Bio: JOHN W. FOWLER is the Motorola Professor of International Business and Chair of the Supply Chain Management department in the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. His research interests include discrete event simulation, deterministic scheduling, multi-criteria decision making, and applied operations research with applications in semiconductor manufacturing and healthcare. He has published over 110 journal articles and over 100 conference papers. He was the Program Chair for the 2002 and 2008 Industrial Engineering Research Conferences and the 2008 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC). He is currently serving as Editor-in-Chief for IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering. He is also an Editor of the Journal of Simulation and Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing and TOMACS. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) and recently served as the IIE Vice President for Continuing Education, is a former INFORMS Vice President, and currently serves on the WSC Board of Directors. His email address is <>.

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