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Biography

Dr CHEW Ek Peng received his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. He is currently an Associate Professor and Deputy Head (Undergraduate Studies) in the Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Management at the National University of Singapore. He was a Visiting Scholar and a Visiting Professor, respectively, at the Georgia Institute of Technology and University of British Columbia in 2006. His current research areas are in port logistics and maritime transportation, simulation optimization and inventory management. Some of his research works are published in journals such as European Journal of Operational Research, IIE Transactions, Naval Research Logistics, and Transportation Science. He is serving as Editor-in-Chief of the Asia Pacific Journal of Operational Research and as a member in the Editorial Board of OR Spectrum, Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal, and International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering. He has also co-edited a book in “Advances in Maritime Logistics and Supply Chain Systems’, a special issue for OR Spectrum on “IT-based planning and control of seaport container terminals and freight transportation systems” and three special issues for Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal on “Maritime Container Logistics and Onshore Transportation Systems (Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3)”. He and Dr Lee Loo Hay has recently lead a multidisciplinary team of leading researchers and experience practitioners to win the Next Generation Container Port Challenge with a grand prize of US$1 mil by proposing a revolutionary double-storey container terminal, called the SINGA port.