Dr Andrew Banasiewicz is the Director of Data Science and Business Analytics programs at Merrimack College, a Professor of Business Analytics at Hult International Business School and the Principal of Erudite Analytics, an analytical research consultancy focused on risk assessment. A career researcher and data scientist, Dr Banasiewicz has more than two decades of applied industry experience, having most recently served as the Senior Vice President of Analytics at a risk management organization, and a Director of Data Science at a Fortune 50 insurance company. As an academician, Professor Banasiewicz was formerly an Associate Professor at Boston University, and an Instructor at Harvard University, and an Adjunct Professor at Providence College. He is the author of four books and numerous journal articles, a frequent speaker at international conferences in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, a fellow of the Centre for Evidence-Based Management, Australian Academy of Business Leadership, and the Society of Risk Management Consultants, as well as a member of numerous other professional organizations. He holds Ph.D. in business from Louisiana State University.
Dr Francisco F. Coronel is a Professor of Business Administration and Marketing at Hampton University Business School, Hampton University, Virginia USA. He received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA; Master in Mathematical Statistics and Master of Business Administration from Columbia University, New York, USA and PhD Degree in Marketing from Herman C. Krannert Graduate School of Management, Purdue University, Indiana, USA. In addition to his current academic position as a Professor of Business Administration and Marketing at Hampton University, he worked at many other universities e.g. National University of Engineering, Peru; City University of New York, USA; University of Quebec at Chicoutimi, Canada; Sir George Williams University, Montreal, Canada; Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Canada; Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA; University of Cincinnati, USA; University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA; Illinois Institute of Technology, USA; Loyola Marymount University, USA; University of California-Davis, USA; University of Southern Europe, Monaco; Madrid Business School, Spain; International University of Monaco, University of Maryland, USA. He published in international journals and presented papers at number of international conferences.
Dato’ Dr Che Musa Che Omar is a Professor of Management (Tourism) and Head of Research and innovation, Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKl) Business School. He holds a Diploma in Town Planning from Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia, a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Housing, Building & Planning from Universiti Sains Malaysia, a Master of Science in Urban & Regional Planning from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland and a Ph.D. in Environmental Management from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom specializing in the areas of urban management and tourism planning. He has vast experienced in teaching and practice locally and abroad in the field of environmental planning, regional development, EIA and tourism development in Malaysia and with international agencies, such as UNCRD, AIVN, PECC, JICA and Belgium Economic Council. His present interests are on eco-tourism and urban environmental management. He is a Registered Town Planner with the Board of Town Planners Malaysia and also a frequent presenter and moderator at local and international conferences and seminars. He is currently involved actively with NGO on culture, art, heritage & tourism in Kelantan. Prior to joining UniKL Business School, he was a Deputy Vice Chancellor (Student Affairs & Alumni) and Dean of Architecture & Engineering at the City University College of Science & Technology, Petaling Jaya.
Dr Wei-Bin Zhang is a Professor and Associate Dean of International Cooperation and Research Division, Professor of Economics at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU), Japan. He was graduated in 1982 from Department of Geography, Beijing University, China. He completed graduate study at Department of Civil Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan. After he completed his dissertation on economic growth theory, he researched at the Swedish Institute for Futures Studies in Stockholm for 10 years. During the Swedish period, he also worked as visiting scholars in USA, Japan, Mainland China, Austria, and Hong Kong. He received his PhD from Umea University, Sweden. He taught at the Department of Economics, NUS until May, 2000, for one and half years, after he had been appointed as tenured professor at APU in 1998. His main research fields are nonlinear economic dynamics, growth theory, trade theory, East Asian economic development, and Confucianism. He has published about 220 academic articles (130 in peer-review international journals), authorized 22 academic books in English by international publishing houses. Professor Zhang is editorial board members of 12 international journals.
Dr Md. Mamun Habib is an Associate Professor at BRAC Business School (BBS), BRAC University, Bangladesh. Prior to that, he was Associate Professor at Asia Graduate School of Business (AGSB) at UNITAR International University, Malaysia and the Department of Operations Research/Decision Sciences, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Malaysia. Earlier, he was also working as Associate Professor at the Department of Operations Management, American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB). He is the Editor-in-Chief in International Journal of Supply Chain Management (IJSCM), London, UK (SCOPUS Indexed). 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. His Ph.D. research was in the field of Supply Chain Management. He has 16 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. Furthermore, he has several Ph.D. involvements with UUM, AIMST University, UNITAR, Asia e University (AeU), Malaysia; Assumption University of Thailand; Institute for Technology and Management (ITM) – University and Birla Institute of Technology (BIT)–Deemed University, India, National Institute of Technology (NIT), India, SOA University, India; University of the Assumption, Philippines. He also involved with online learning programme at University of Roehampton (UoR), London, UK and as International Ph.D. Reader. He is actively involved with international research grant projects in Thailand and Malaysia. As a researcher, Dr Habib published about 80+ research papers, including Conference Proceedings, Journal articles, and book chapters/books. Also, he delivers lecture as Keynote Speaker at 25+ international conferences, namely BPSCM Conference 2012, India; 3rd LSCM Conference 2013, Bali, Indonesia; 2nd ICIE Conference 2013, India; 7th ICIEM Conference 2013, China; 1st ICIDSC Conference 2014, Malaysia; 8th MASS Conference 2014, China; 2014-15 COES&RJ Conferences, Singapore; 2015, 2016 and 2017 IRED Conferences, Thailand and Malaysia; 2nd ICAEM 2015, China; 2015 and 2016 IRP Conferences, Malaysia; 2015 and 2016 GRDS Conferences, Malaysia; ASCA 2015, Thailand; ASCA 2017, Korea. 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. 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, particularly IEEE ICMIT’2010 (Singapore), 2012 (Indonesia), 2014 (Singapore), 2016 (Thailand); IEEE ITMC’2011 (San Jose, CA, USA), 2012 (Dallas, TX, USA); IEEE IEEM’2011 (Singapore), 2012 (Hong Kong), 2013 (Thailand), 2014 (Malaysia), 2015 (Singapore), 2016 (Indonesia), 2017 (Singapore); INFORMS IEOM’2012 (Istanbul, Turkey), 2014 (Indonesia), 2016 (Malaysia); IEEE 2013 IIE Conference (Turkey); APMS 2013 (Pennsylvania, USA); MASS 2015 (China); 2015, 2016 and 2017 IRED Conferences (Thailand, Malaysia); 2015 ASCA Conference (Thailand), 2015 and 2016 GRDS Conferences (Malaysia), etc. He received Best Track Chair Award at IEOM’2012 Conference. 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.