Professor of Industrial Engineering and also the director of the NSF-industry supported PRISM Center (Production, Robotics and Integration Software for Manufacturing & Management), Purdue University. Has held visiting positions at MIT, and universities in Chile, EU, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, and Mexico. Received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering & Management (Human-Machine Systems), Technion, Haifa, Israel; Ph.D. in Industrial & Operations Engineering (Production Analytics), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Collaborative e-Work and e-Business in multi-enterprise networks
Integrated production and service systems, and decision support
Design of systems for managing distributed activities by collaborative teams
His research pioneered the development of knowledge-based computer-aided facility design and control models. Current research focus is on computer-supported integration and collaboration of distributed e-Work and robotics, and CCT, Collaborative Control Theory.
Developed and has taught the courses:
Industrial Robotics and Flexible Assembly
Computer and Communication Methods in Production Control