Department Head

MacDonald, C., BEng (TUNS), PhD (Dalhousie), PEng. Work design, production systems

Professor Emeritus

Das, B., BScEng (Banaras), MSc, PhD (North Carolina State), FIIE, FHFES, FIEE, CEng, PEng. Industrial ergonomics, workstation design, human strength measurement, anthropometric modelling, equipment and hand tool design
Sandblom, C. L., Fil.Kand., Fil.Mag. (Lund), PhD (Birm), Modelling and optimization of linear, nonlinear and stochastic systems


Pelot, R. P., BASc (Ottawa), MASc (Alberta), PhD (Waterloo), PEng. Risk analysis, maritime applications, safety and security, environmental modelling

Associate Professors

Blake, J., BASc, PhD (Toronto), PEng. Industrial Engineering, operational research, health application simulation
Cyrus, J. P., BSc (ENG) (UWI), MASc, PhD (TUNS), PEng. Vehicle routing and scheduling, production scheduling, employee scheduling, scheduling interfaces
Diallo, C., BEng, MSc, PhD (Laval), PEng. Reliability, Maintenance, Green logistics, Life-cycle engineering. Undergraduate Coordinator
Ghasemi, A., BSc, MSc, PhD (Montreal), PEng. Reliability, condition based maintenance, asset management, planning and scheduling, dynamic programming and stochastic optimization, simulation. Graduate Coordinator
MacDonald, C., BEng (TUNS), PhD (Dalhousie), PEng. Work design, production systems
Vanberkel, P., BEng, MASc (Dalhousie), PhD (Twente), PEng. Operation research, healthcare, simulation stochastic models
Venkatadri, U., BTech (IT-BHU), MS (Clemson), PhD (Purdue), PEng. Supply chain management, inventory and production planning, facility planning and design

Assistant Professors

Saif, A., BSc (Alexandria), MBA (NYIT), MSc (Masdar Institute), PhD (Waterloo). Stochastic optimization, supply chain management, hybrid energy systems.


Carter, A., MD (Western Ontario), MPH (Yale). (Cross appointed with Emergency Medicine)
Chen, J.,
BSc (Beihang), MSc (Beijing IT), PhD (Western Ontario). Customer returns, supply chain management, revenue management, pricing, game theory (Cross appointed with Rowe School of Business)
Johnston, C. R.,
BSc, MSc (Alberta), PhD (Calgary). Cardiovascular fluid mechanics, design engineering, sports engineering. (Cross appointed with Mechanical Engineering)
Kozey, J.,
BSc, MSc (Waterloo), PhD (TUNS). Clinical biomechanics, occupational biomechanics, ergonomics, anthropometry, workstation design, accessibility. (Cross appointed with Heath and Human Performance)
Neyedli, H.,
BSc (Dalhousie), MASc, PhD (Toronto). Motor control, neurofeedback, human factors, ergonomics, interface design, combat identification, human-automation interaction (Cross appointed with Heath and Human Performance)
Nguyen-Quang, T., BSc, MSc (National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble), PhD (Univ of Montreal and Mechanical Institute of Marseille), Transport Phenomenon, Natural patterns and Complex systems, Biological systems Modelling (cross-listed with Agriculture)
Taghavi, M., BSc (Amir Kabir), MSc (Sharif), PhD (McMaster). Applications of Operations Research in Healthcare, Stochastic Optimization (Cross appinted with Health Administration)
Ülkü, M.A.,
BSc (Bilkent), MSc (Çukurova), PhD (Waterloo). Theoretical modeling of service and manufacturing systems, practical logistics policies for green supply chains, behavioural issues in operations management, sustainable consumption, mathematical modeling of societal problems. (Cross appointed with Rowe School of Business)

Adjunct (FGS)

Barzilai, J., BSc, MSc, DSc, (Technion). Measurement theory, decision analysis, optimization
Black, N., BASc (Waterloo), MASc (TUNS), PhD (UNB), PEng. (Univ of Moncton). Ergonomics, musculoskeletal injury prevention, human biomechanical modelling, design for physical disabilities, work study
Comeau, J., BSc, MSc (Moncton), PhD (Dalhousie). Approximate optimization models, optimization in forestry, production management, inventory management.  
Eiselt, H. A., Dr. rer. pol (Goettingen, Germany), location models, municipal solid waste, decision analysis, mathematical methods in counter terrorism.
Richards, E., BEng, MSc (UNB), PhD (TUNS). Systems Engineering, optimization, Tabu Search, LP, DSS
Tajbakhsh, M., BSc, MSc (Amir Kabir), PhD (Toronto). Supply chain, inventory and production management, scheduling and OR