George Liberopoulos was born in Athens, Greece, in 1963. He received his B.S. and M.Eng. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University, USA, in 1985 and 1986, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Boston University, USA, in 1993.
In 1993 he was Lecturer in the Department of Manufacturing Engineering (currently Mechanical Engineering) at Boston University, and during 1994-1996 he was Visiting Scientist in Laboratoire de Methodologie et Architecture des Systèmes Informatiques (currently Laboratoire d’Informatique de Paris 6 - CNRS) at Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6), France.
Since 1996, he has been in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Thessaly, initially as Assistant Professor and currently as Professor of Stochastic Methods in Production Management and Director the Production Management Laboratory. During 2005-2007 he was Vice Chairman of the Department, and during 2007-2009 he was Chairman. During 2005-2008 he was Vice President of the University Research Committee of the University of Thessaly.
He is a member of the editorial boards of Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal (formerly: International Journal of Flexible Manufacturing Systems), IIE Transactions and OR Spectrum. He has co-edited a book published by Springer and 6 special issues/volumes of Annals of Operations Research, IIE Transactions and OR Spectrum, with topics in the area of quantitative analysis of manufacturing systems. His has published numerous articles in refereed scientific journals and book volumes, and he has participated in over 10 sponsored scientific projects. He has refereed papers for many scientific journals and conferences. He is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece, INFORMS, EURO group on Stochastic Modeling, and the Greek Society for Operations Research.
He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of Applied Probability, Operations Research, and Operations Management. He has supervised 4 completed PhD dissertations, over 25 Postgraduate Specialization theses, and over 40 Diploma theses. Currently, he supervises one PhD student.
His research interests focus on systems analysis with the use of operations research, applied probability and automatic control methods, and applications in production/operations planning/control, supply chain management, design of electricity markets, et al. Specific topics of his research include:
•Optimal flow control of unreliable manufacturing systems (with M. Caramanis, J.-Q. Hu)
•Design and performance evaluation of kanban-type production control systems (with Y. Dallery, C. Chaouiya, S. Koukoumialos, I. Tsikis)
•Analysis of production/inventory control systems with advance demand information (with Y. Dallery, F. Karaesmen, S. Koukoumialos, A. Chronis)
•Reliability analysis and performance evaluation of automated production lines (with P. Tsarouhas, G. Kozanidis)
•Investigation of the effect of stockouts on the performance of inventory systems (with I. Tsikis, S. Delikouras)
•Optimal production scheduling in continuous-flow industries (with O. Hatzikonstantinou, G. Kozanidis, D. Pandelis)
•Design and analysis electricity and reserve market mechanisms (with P. Andrianesis, G. Kozanidis, A. Papalexopoulos, P. Biskas, K. Sakellaris, A. Vlachos)