Keynote Speaker

Prof. Naveed Anwar Executive Director Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok

Dr. Naveed Anwar, a structural engineer and academician, is the Executive Director of AIT Solutions which is an international research and consulting organization established at the Asian Institute of Technology, (AIT) in Thailand. He is also working as the director of Asian Center for Engineering Computations and Software (ACECOMS), and an Affiliated Faculty at School of Engineering and Technology of AIT where he teaches MS and PhD level courses related to Structural/Earthquake Engineering. He is also responsible for the course coordination in Masters and PhD in Structural Engineering, and academic advisor for thesis work of research students at AIT.
Dr. Anwar holds an experience of over 35 years while completing hundreds of projects related to structural modeling, analysis and design of buildings and bridges, construction project management, structural health assessment, and other related areas. He has also conducted hundreds of professional trainings, workshops and seminars, attended by thousands of professionals in more than 20 countries. He is also the author of several international publications, journal articles and books in the field of Structural Engineering. He is also proficient in the development of computer software for structural engineering applications, including general structural analysis, earthquake resistant design, structural detailing, etc., and is the author of several software and computing tools. He has an over twenty years of extensive experience in the conception, planning, analysis, design and detailing of multistory buildings, bridges, water retaining structures, and industrial buildings in Pakistan, before finally associating with AIT in Thailand.

Plenary Talk:
Application of SEM technique on Academic Supply Chain Management

Dr. Md. Mamun Habib

Dr. Md. Mamun Habib is an Associate Professor at BRAC Business School (BBS), BRAC University, Bangladesh. In addition, Dr. Habib is the Visiting Scientist of University of Texas – Arlington, USA. Prior to that, he was Associate Professor at Asia Graduate School of Business (AGSB) at UNITAR International University, Malaysia and the Dept. of Operations Research/Decision Sciences, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Malaysia. He accomplished his Ph.D. and M.S. with outstanding performance in Computer & Engineering Management (CEM) under the Graduate School of Business (GSB) from Assumption University, Thailand. He has 17 years’ experience in the field of teaching as well as in training, workshops, consultancy and research. At present, he is supervising some Ph.D. students at locally and internationally. He is actively involved with national and international research grant projects. As a researcher, Dr. Habib published more than 100 research papers, including Conference Proceedings, Journal articles, and book chapters/books. He is the Editor-in-Chief in International Journal of Supply Chain Management (IJSCM), London, UK (SCOPUS Indexed). He serves as the Editor-in-Chief/Lead Guest Editor/Editor/Editorial Board Member/Reviewer of more than 20 journals, particularly Scopus and Thomson Reuters Indexed Journals. Also, he delivers lecture as Keynote Speaker at more than 30 international conferences. He also serves as General Chair, Program Chair, Technical Chair, Organizing Committee Member, Technical Committee Member, Track Chair, Session Chair as well as Reviewer of numerous international conferences. His core research areas are supply chain management, production & operations management, operations research, research methodology, engineering management, technology management, and educational management. Finally, Dr. Habib is an active member of different professional organizations, including IEEE (Senior Member), IEOM (President, SCM Technical Division), IETI (Senior Member and Board of Director), IRED (Fellow), GRDS (Vice-President), IEB, AIMS, INFOMS, just to name a few. He is involved with QS World University Ranking and Times Higher Education Ranking as an academician.