POMS 2018 - Workshop #1

  • 15th December 2018 - 8.30 am to 11.00 am @ Magulmaduwa (Main Hall)

‘PhD Opportunities – Prospects in US & Worldwide’     


The core objective of this workshop is to explore the PhD opportunities available in USA and worldwide for those who aspire to major in fields of Operations Management and Industrial Engineering. Undoubtedly this will be a golden opportunity to hit upon your pathway to PhD along with the right direction of an excellent panel of scholars.

Biography of Resource Persons

Session Chair

Dr. Bala Shetty, holds the Cullen Trust for Higher Education Chair in Business and serving on the Faculty of Texas A&M University since 1985. He also currently holds a courtesy appointment as Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering with the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University. Dr. Shetty’s research interests include supply chain management, optimization, and finance.

He has published extensively in such premier and highly respected journals as Operations Research, Information Systems Research, Production and Operations Management Journal, INFORMS Journal on Computing, Mathematical Programming, IIE Transactions, Decision Sciences, Naval Research Logistics, International Journal of Production Research, European Journal of Operational Research, Networks, OR Letters, Annals of Operations Research, Journal of Operational Research, Computers and IE, Applied Mathematics and Computation, and Computers and Operations Research.

Panel Members

Dr. Richard Metters, The Paul M. and Rosalie Robertson Chair and Head, Department of Information and Operations Management at the Mays Business School, Texas A&M University.

His research interests concentrate in service sector operations management and supply chain management. He has previously published over 40 academic articles in Management Science, Operations Research, Journal of Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, Harvard Business Review, and many other journals.

Prof. Gal Raz, Dean of the CLB Business School in Ramat Gan Israel. He is also on the Faculty of the Ivey School of Business at Western University. Professor Raz’s research is in the intersection of supply chain management and sustainable operations with special focus on pricing, remanufacturing and government environmental regulation.

His work has been published in leading academic journals such as Management Science and Production & Operations Management (POM) and business journals such as Strategy + Business and the Washington Post.

Prof. Houmin Yan, Chair Professor of Management Sciences and Dean of the College of Business at the City University of Hong Kong. Professor Yan's main research areas are stochastic models, simulations, and supply chain management.

He has published in journals such as Operations Research, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, IIE Transactions, Production and Operations Management, Journal of Optimization: Theory and Applications, and IEEE Transactions.

Prof. Chelliah Sriskandarajah is a professor of Operations Management and holds the Hugh Roy Cullen Chair at the Mays Business School, Texas A&M University.

Prof. Sriskandarajah's research interests lie in the general area of supply chain management, logistics, production planning and scheduling, and performance evaluation of production/service systems. He has published over 120 scholarly articles in leading international journals.

Limited seats are available and participants will be enrolled for the programme based on first come first serve basis. Therefore, kindly register by clicking the link: How to apply and reserve your seat at your earliest. Registration is free for conference participants and others those who are interested will be able to attend on a concessionary rate.      

We are looking forward to having you at an exciting and intellectually inspiring workshop.

One Day Registration (Including Refreshments and participate to the other sessions on that day) ; Rs. 10,000.00 per Head
Workshop Registration (Including Refreshments) ; Rs. 3000.00 per Head

For more details contact;

Workshop Coordinator:

Ms. Leeza De Silva: Mobile: +94768677700, email: leeza.bbaonline@gmail.com

Conference Chair:

Dr. Asela Kulathunga. Mobile: +94777611401, email: aselakk@pdn.aco.lk  

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