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Research interests

My research focus is in applying intelligent /heuristic tools such as Genetic Algorithm, Neural Network and Tabu Search in solving manufacturing/management problems. Successfully used Neural Networks in manufacturing feature recognition which is an essential block in CADCAM integration. Applied a hybrid framework of Genetic Algorithm and Tabu Search to tackle the hard combinatorial problem of Job shop scheduling. Currently exploring the possibilities (in collaboration with colleagues from ‘Crisps’) of using Cellular Manufacturing Techniques (Group Technology Principles) in the layout organization of Supermarkets. Another major project being proposed along with colleagues in ‘Crisps’ is on Evidence Based Purchasing.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Cranfield University

Award Date: 1 Jan 1991

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