Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Assoc Prof Appa Iyer Sivakumar

Associate Professor, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Email: msiva@ntu.edu.sg
Phone: +65 67905050
Office: N3 02C 77
Assoc Prof Appa Iyer Sivakumar

Biography
Dr. Appa Iyer Sivakumar
B.Eng, PhD, C.Eng, MIMechE, MIET(Lond)
Associate professor
Dr. Sivakumar is an Associate Professor in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and a Faculty Fellow of Singapore - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Alliance (SMA-MST programme). He was at Gintic Institute of Manufacturing Technology, Singapore prior to this appointment. He has many years of industrial and research experience in the UK prior to the post in Singapore in 1993. He received a Bachelors of Engineering in Manufacturing Systems Engineering and a PhD in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from University of Bradford, UK. He has made many contributions at international conferences and journals (over 48 international journal papers and over 66 international conference proceedings papers, one Book on Management Research Methodology). He has trained and supervised a number of PhD students (7 graduated PhD students) and many Master’s level students. He leads a research group in Operations Research which focuses on the area of in Manufacturing Systems and Health Systems. Dr. Sivakumar Currently he serves as the Director of the NTU Undergraduate Research Experience on CAmpus (URECA) programme (http://www.ntu.edu.sg/ureca/). Dr. Sivakumar was formerly the Associate Chair Graduate Studies School at the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, NTU from 2009-2012 and the Chairman of the school’s Engineering Innovation and Design (EID) programme from 2002-2008.
Research Interests
Advanced Manufacturing Systems Engineering; Design, Planning, & Scheduling of Manufacturing systems; Supply Chain and Logistics Analysis; Operations Research; Planning & design of Supply Chain; Multi-Objective Optimization, Discrete Event Simulation, Scheduling, Logistics, and Research Methodology
Current Projects
  • Optimization of Manpower Planning & Scheduling for Manufacturing-related Industries
Selected Publications
  • K N Krishnaswamy, Appa Iyer Sivakumar, M Mathirajan. (2006). Management Research Methodology: Integration of Principles, Methods and Techniques. Pearson Education.

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