El-Houssaine Aghezzaf


El-Houssaine Aghezzaf is professor of industrial systems engineering and operations research at the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture of Ghent University. He holds a master of science and a Ph.D. in applied mathematics and operation research from the Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE - UCL). He is currently heading the department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Product Design (ISyE-PD) and leading its research group Industrial Systems Optimization and Control (ISyOC).

His main research interests are in integrated optimization and simulation approaches to the design, planning and control problems arising in manufacturing systems and in logistical and utility networks. In particular, he is interested in developing integrated robust design, planning and control strategies for these systems when operating under uncertainty. He co-authored more than 50 papers, published in the major Operations Research and Industrial Engineering journals, some of which have opened new research lines in “Cyclic Inventory Routing” and “Integrated Production and Maintenance Planning”, and more than 70 papers in conference proceedings.

He is associate editor of ‘International Journal of Production Research - IJPR’ and member of editorial boards of three other journals. He is member of the executive committee of Belgian Society of Operations Research (ORBEL), member of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) - Manufacturing and Logistics Systems. He is often invited to act as an expert to evaluate research projects or research centers in the domain of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research.

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