Dr. Fantahun Defersha

University of Guelph

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University of Guelph
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To contribute analytical and computational skills and experience in modeling, meta-heuristics, parallel computing, computer simulation in the areas of manufacturing systems design, production planning and scheduling, logistics, quality management, productivity and cost analysis to the academia and practitioners and deliver the state-of-the-art knowledge to students at various levels in mechanical and industrial engineering.

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2006 PhD graduate from Concordat University, Montreal, Quebec, CANADA
Computer literate in multiple programming languages (C/C++, Visual Basic);applications software (Minitab, LATEX, Excel, PowerPoint, Ms-Word); simulation package (ARENA); optimizations packages (LINGO and CPLEX); CAD/CAM Packages (AutoCAD, SolidWorks, MasterCAM); and Parallel Computing using Message Passing Interface (MPI)
Researcher and professional engineer in applying optimization techniques in manufacturing systems design and analysis with experience in mathematical modeling, meta-heuristics, industrial systems simulation, and parallel computing;
Author and co-author for several refereed journals articles in production and operations management fields
More than five years’ experience in university teaching in Ethiopia as a lecturer with high scores in students' evaluations (1996-2002); Seven years academic experience as a PhD Student, Research Assistant, Research Associate, and Part-time Faculty at Concordia University, Montreal Quebec, Canada (2002-2009); and research and teaching experience as Assistant Professor (2010 to 2015) and as tenured Associate Professor (2015 to date) at University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada