|11:40 - 12:30|
Gerry Kelleher (John
Moores University, United Kingdom)
Applications of Dynamic Re-scheduling Methodologies
- Professor Kelleher started life as an economist, gaining his BSc from the London School of Economics in 1980. After several years in the software industry working on a variety of projects, including advanced planning and scheduling systems, he gained his PhD in Computer Science from Leeds University. Since that time he has taught and researched in both the UK and the Netherlands on various topics in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence and the Knowledge Economy. He has published over 100 refereed papers and books on these subjects. Most recently his research has focussed on AI techniques for rapid rescheduling in dynamic and uncertain conditions applied in complex real world environments. These environments include both manufacturing and logistics. Professor Kelleher has been at John Moores University in Liverpool since 1993 where he is currently Pro Vice-Chancellor and member of the university executive. He is an advisor to the NW Regional assembly on Knowledge Economy, has advised the UK government on University/Industry links and Research management and is a non-executive director of several companies.