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Biography

Professor Andrew Lim is Head of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the Director of the Centre of Maritime Studies at the National University of Singapore (NUS). As an academic-technopreneur, Andrew’s work draws from knowledge in computing, engineering and commerce to drive the design and development of innovative and effective industrial systems and processes. As a technopreneur, Andrew has spearheaded numerous industry projects that have not only resulted in multi-million dollar savings for his clients, his work has also been recognized through the numerous organisational, national and international awards and innovation prizes that he has won. As an academic, Andrew’s work into helping companies and organizations compete effectively have been published in key journals in Operations Research and Management Science, and disseminated via international conferences and professional seminars. Before Andrew was recruited by NUS under The National Research Foundation's Returning Singaporean Scientists Scheme in 2016, he spent more than a decade in Hong Kong where he held professorships in The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and The City University of Hong Kong. In 2013, Andrew was recruited by Nanjing University under the Thousand Talents Program that was launched by the Chinese government in 2008. Andrew is currently involved in a number of initiatives. While some of them involve big data analytics, others are concerned with demand generation and supply management problems in the domains of healthcare, logistics and transportation. Last but not least, he is excited for the opportunity to share his experience to foster the entrepreneurial spirit among colleagues and students.