Final Jury - Professors
Ana S. Camanho is an Associate Professor, and Director of the Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management of the School of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal. She has a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies from Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, United Kingdom. She has published more than 50 papers in international peer-reviewed journals. She has done research projects in the following sectors: banking, retailing, healthcare, education, fisheries, construction industry, regulation of electricity distribution companies, urban quality of life, eco-efficiency and corporate social responsibility. Her research interests include performance assessment, Data Envelopment Analysis, Productivity measurement, Data mining and Customer Relationship Management. She was vice-president of the Portuguese Operational Research Society and Pro-director of the PhD program in Industrial Engineering and Management of the School of Engineering of the University of Porto.
Ana Raquel Xambre
Ana Raquel Xambre is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, Management, Industrial Engineering and Tourism of the University of Aveiro (UA). She holds an undergraduate degree in IEM - Industrial Engineering and Management (University of Aveiro), a post-graduate course in Quantitative Methods for Management (University of Porto) and a PhD in Industrial Management (University of Aveiro). She is a member of the Center for Research & Development in Mathematics and Applications (CIDMA) of the University of Aveiro, and her research interests include operations management and quantitative techniques. She has been responsible for supervising the final project /dissertation work, developed in industrial companies, of more than 40 IEM students.
Prof. Dr. Vladimir Tomašević, FRSA; Graduate of Civil engineering department from University of Edinburgh; Master of Philosophy, and Doctor of Philosophy from Cambridge University. Dean of the School of Engineering Management of Union-Nikola Tesla University in Belgrade, Serbia. President of the Society of Engineering Managers of Serbia. Editor-in-Chief of the Serbian Journal of Engineering Management. Founder of the Belgrade Institute for Security Studies. Director of the Serbian Institute for Classical Studies.
Tatjana Ilic Kosanovic is currently an Assistant Professor at The School of Engineering Management of Union Nikola Tesla University in Belgrade. She teaches Human Resources Management, Leadership, Organizational Behaviour, and Organizational Culture to undergraduate and graduate students. Tatjana Ilic-Kosanovic is also Director of Career Development Centre. Previously, she was consultant specialized in HRM working with numerous industrial companies. She holds an undergraduate degree and Master's degree in History from The Faculty of Philosophy, University in Belgrade; Master's degree in Organization and Human Resources Management from The Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade; and PhD degree in Economics and Management from Union Nikola Tesla University.
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Ulrich Bauer is since 1997 Professor at TU Graz and Head of the Institute for Business Economics and Industrial Sociology. His main fields in teaching are Business Economics, Cost management and Industrial Sociology. In Research he is interested how to control enterprises, operational and strategy and how to develop and handle human resources. He has long lasting management and consulting experience in Industry and at the University, where he was vice rector for Human Resources, Finance and Portfolio Management for 12 years.
Stefan O. Grbenic
Ass. Prof. MMag. Dr. Stefan O. Grbenic, since 2015 Assistant Professor at Institute of Business Economics and Industrial Sociology at Graz University of Technology; Field of Expertise is Management Control, Accounting and Finance; Field of Research is business valuation, especially the market approach to valuing businesses. Team Leader and Senior Lecturer on several Universities of Applied Science in Austria from 2005 until 2015 (during this time he reviewed more than 100 Master Thesis); Head of Department Controlling (University of Applied Science Burgenland, Austria); Tax/Business Consultant, Course Director, Audit Assistant. Masters degree in Business Economics and in Business Education, Doctoral Degree in Economics; Certification as Certified Valuation Analyse (EACVA and NACVA), Certification as Tax Consultant (Austrian Chamber of Chartered Public Accountants and Tax Consultants; Certification as Expert Witness (Austrian Association of Expert Witnesses).
First Round - PhD Students
Andreas Schumacher, studied Industrial Engineering at the University of Technology in Vienna and is currently engaged at this University in the Institute of Management Science (department for Industrial and System Engineering). Besides his teaching responsibilities in the field of Production and Quality Management he supervises a wide range of student-works such as seminar-papers, bachelor-thesis and master-thesis and writes his own PhD-Thesis in the area of digitalized production processes. Mr. Schumacher also engages as a research associate at the Fraunhofer Austria Research Institute where he focuses on maturity and readiness modelling for the field of Industry 4.0.
M.Sc. Henry Bloch is a PhD-Student and research assistant at the Institute of Automation Technology at Helmut Schmidt University/University of Federal Armed Forces in Hamburg. His field of teaching is automation technology. His research interests are in the field of modular process automation and to develop new control concepts for modular plants. Henry Bloch studied Industrial Engineering and Management focused on production technology from 2008 to 2015 at a joint study program of University Hamburg, Hamburg University of Applied Science and Helmut Schmidt University. He is member of the joint committee, which is the steering committee, of the IEM study program. During his studies he was an active member of ESTIEM LG Hamburg.
Mete Sevinç is a PhD candidate in the School of Industrial Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands. He received a BSc in Manufacturing Systems Engineering (2012) and a MSc in Industrial Engineering (2014) at Sabanci University, Istanbul. He completed his MSc thesis about an analysis on Innovation Taxonomy and Data Envelopment Analysis. He has previously worked in Turkey, and taken part in research projects in Sweden and Singapore. Currently, he conducts research on Supply Chain Control and Compliance through Bayesian Network Modeling. His research interests include Risk Assessment, Bayesian Network Modeling, Supply Chain Management, Datamining, Statistics and Information Visualization.
Marlene Brito, studied Industrial Engineering at the University in Aveiro and she has 12 years of experience in the leadership of operational changes in the advanced training using Lean and Kaizen philosophies at several manufacturing industries. She holds a post-graduate course in IEM - Industrial Engineering and Management (University of Aveiro), an APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), Lean Manufacturing System and Lean Logistics (Pull + Levelling) at Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart. Actually, she wants to give her constribute to cientific area, using her own practice experience in indutrial engineering field. She’s writing a PhD-Thesis in the layouts area and her research interests include simulation, ergonomics and lean manufacturing.
Kay Peeters is a PhD student at the School of Industrial Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology. He obtained a BSc and MSc degree in mechanical engineering, for which he completed an internship at the University of Queensland and graduation project for a large material handling automation company. He is currently pursuing a PhD degree aimed at the optimization of a poultry processing plant, with a focus on production planning. His research interests include Markov processes and queuing theory with a focus on applied research.
Rui Manuel Alves da Silva e Sousa is Assistant Professor at the Department of Production and Systems/School of Engineering/University of Minho. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering, an MSc in Systems and Automation and a PhD in Production and Systems Engineering. His main research interests are: lean manufacturing; formal approaches for production systems analysis/design and engineering education. He supervised more than 30 IME master thesis developed in the industry, mainly in the Lean Manufacturing area. He is author/coauthor of about 60 publications in international journals and conferences.
Pär Blomkvist is Associate Professor at the Department of Industrial Economics and Management, KTH Stockholm. His research interests are in the fields of industrial dynamics and management of innovation. He is interested in Large Technical Systems, evolutionary theories on technical change and institutional factors influencing the process of industrial dynamics – especially in the area of “Managing the commons.
Bernd Markus Zunk is an Associate Professor and the Deputy Head of the Institute of Business Economics and Industrial Sociology at Graz University of Technology. As leader of the “Industrial Marketing, Purchasing and Supply Management Working Group”, consisting of two PhD researchers, his current research interests are in the field of “Attractiveness, Trust and Power in Organizational Relationships”, “Preference of Industrial Customers”, “Personality and Motivation of Purchasing Professionals” as well as “Supplier Risk Management”. Up to now he has supervised more than 45 master theses. Besides, he is part of a team that is responsible for the design of the Industrial Engineering and Management degree programs at Graz University of Technology. Finally, he is author and co-author of five textbooks and more than 70 publications in international journals and conference papers.
Dr. Ioan Cristian Mustata is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Engineering in Foreign Languages/University Politehnica Bucharest. The fields of teaching and research are marketing, human resource development, and management of innovation. He is heading the Master program in Industrial management in German language (Geschäfts- und Industrieverwaltung). Besides, he is part of a team that is responsible for the design of the Industrial Engineering and Management degree programs in German language at the University Politehnica Bucharest. He supervised more than 120 IME master theses and is author/coauthor of about 30 publications in international journals and conferences.