Keynote Speakers and Invited Speakers

Keynote Speaker I

Prof. Maged M. Dessouky
University of Southern California, USA

Maged M. Dessouky is a Professor and Chair in the Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. His research area is transportation system optimization where he has authored over 90 refereed publications.  His paper “Optimal Slack Time for Schedule Based Transit Operations” was awarded the INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics Best Paper Prize.  He is a Fellow of IISE and serves as Associate Director of METRANS, a center focused on solving important urban transportation problems.  He is currently area/associate editor of Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, IISE Transactions, and Computers and Industrial Engineering, on the editorial board of Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, and previously served as area editor of the ACM Transactions of Modeling and Computer Simulation and associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems.  He received his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and M.S. and B.S. degrees from Purdue University.

Keynote Speaker II

Prof. Yang XU
Peking University, China

Prof. Yang XU received his Ph.D. from Ecole Centrale de Nantes (France) in 2010. Since 2011, he has joined Peking University and became associate professor in 2013. He is visiting professor in Tsukuba University (Japan), Université Toulouse III (France), University of Buenos Aires (Argentina) and University of Edinburgh (UK). He published over 50 peer-reviewed scientific papers and many of them are published in outstanding SCI/SSCI index journals such as Computers & Industrial Engineering, Knowledge-Based Systems, Expert Systems, International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Knowledge Organization, CIRP Annals. His research interests include industrial engineering, knowledge management, etc.

Keynote Speaker III

Prof. Ramayah Thurasamy
Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

T. Ramayah, is currently a Professor of Technology Management, School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Visiting Professor Minjiang University (China), Daffodil International University (DIU) Bangladesh, Fakulti Ekonomi dan Pengurusan, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Faculty of Economics and Business, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Fakulti Pengurusan dan Perniagaan, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Honorary Professor at the University of Jordan and Adjunct Professor at University Center for Research & Development (UCRD), Chandigarh University (CU), India, Sunway University, Azman Hashim International Business School, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) and Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), Malaysia. He was also a Visiting Professor King Saud University (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) and Adjunct Professor at Multimedia University previously. He has an h-index of 111 and citation of 48,951 in Google Scholar and i-10 index of 527, his h-index in SCOPUS is 64, with 14,952 citations while his h-index in ISI/Clarivate is 50 with 10,018 citations. His full profile can be accessed from

Invited Speakers

Assoc. Prof. Wichai Chattinnawat
Chiang Mai University, Thailand

Dr. Wichai Chattinnawat has been associated with the department of Industrial Engineering, Chiang Mai University for over 30 years. His researches originally focus on statistical process control, quality engineering, applied statistics for quality improvement and production system. Recently, Dr. Wichai has extended the statistical-based research into sustainable design of quality and productivity system especially through the Material Flow Cost Accounting (MFCA) methodology and technique. Appointed as MFCA expert by Asian Productivity Organization (APO), Dr. Wichai has conducted Demonstration Project of Material Flow Cost Accounting (DMP-MFCA) researches in Thailand and Bangladesh through supports of the National productivity organizations (NPO). Dr. Wichai also provided the consulting on how to apply the MFCA to reduce cost and improve efficiency to local company and industries. The recent projects on Material Flow Cost Accounting (MFCA) for Leather Industry with SR Asia, and for Sugar Production of Bangladesh with Sugar & Food Industries Corporation (BSFIC) has been publicized by APO and National Productivity Organization of Bangladesh on the implementation, knowledge and knowhow of the MFCA for Leather industry and the Sugar Mills. Dr.Wichai has participated and extended researches into the area of quality and productivity management of healthcare system, and has led projects of Lean and quality improvement for hospitals supported by National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA). Several on-going technical and publishing papers on how to improve the performance of One Tambol One Product (OTOP), and the sustainable quality management for agriculture for the highland area are being publicized by National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT).

Prof. Meiryani
Bina Nusantara University, Indonesia

Dr. Meiryani received his PhD degree at the Padjadjaran University,Indonesia. She received the Certified Public Accountant (CA) Indonesia in 2014. She is currently Lecturer Specialist Doctoral- Accounting Departement at BINUS University, Indonesia. She has published six books with the title book are Penetrating Reputable International Journals: Tips & Tricks, Introduction to Accounting, Accounting Information Systems, Quality of Accounting Information Systems and the Factors That Affect AIS, Accounting Research Methodology over 50 articles in refereed accounting information system and over 30 articles in the international conference. She now served as an associate professor accounting department BINUS University.

Prof. Yasser Dessouky
San Jose State University, USA

Professor Yasser Dessouky currently serves as department chair for the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at San Jose State University. Dr. Dessouky has extensive research and consulting experience in developing models to analyze improvements in the design and efficiency of systems and workflow patterns. He has gained recognition in the areas of modeling and analysis of systems/processes. Dr. Dessouky has more than 45 publications and grants in excess of $1M in these research areas. He also serves as an editor-in-chief, Computers and Industrial Engineering. His professional practice includes work with organizations such as Applied Materials, Texas Instruments, General Electric, Ford Motor Company, United Parcel Service, and research funding from NSF, VA, and Path agencies to name a few. Prior to joining the faculty at San José State University in 1997, Dr. Dessouky served on the faculty at Miami University, Ohio. He earned his doctorate and master’s degrees in industrial and management systems engineering from Arizona State University and a bachelor’s in industrial engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Prof. Athakorn Kengpol
King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand

Dr. Athakorn Kengpol is Professor of Industrial Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand. He received his PhD in Manufacturing Engineering and Operations Management from The University of Nottingham, UK. He obtained his Post-doctoral Research at University of Innsbruck, Austria and at Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland. His research interests include Artificial Intelligence, Machine/Deep Learning, Decision Support Systems in Industry 4.0, management information systems and packaging design. His National Awards are, for example, National Outstanding Lecturer, National Outstanding Government Officer etc. His International Awards are, for example, Medal from International Exhibition of Geneva, Switzerland, and Industry Solutions Award from IEOM Society International, USA. He conducted and published research about Machine Learning and Deep Learning in a number of reputable journals, for example, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research, Expert Systems with Applications, Computers and Industrial Engineering etc. He also participated in MSIE-CBHE Erasmus+ Curriculum Development of Master’s Degree Program in Industrial Engineering for Thailand Sustainable Smart Industry (MSIE4.0) funded by the European Commission, and ReCap 4.0 that is proposed to enhance the capacity and ability of the non-university sector at the tertiary level in Thailand for the effective delivery of engineering and technology knowledge and skills related to Industry 4.0 to support Thailand Sustainable Smart Industry.








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