MIF Summer Series presents - AI/ML Research Talks

When:  Jul 1, 2022 from 01:00 to 02:00 (ET)

1st Topic:
Examining Digital Port Supply Chains Vulnerabilities: AI Perspectives to Mitigating Risks

The transition of port operations toward cyber-physical systems (CPSs) intensifies supply chains' complexity and cybersecurity issues. Unfortunately, many automated and semi-automated port systems are not configured against unprotected intrusion. Collectively, these systems may correspond to a significant source of supply chain disruption. In this presentation, we examine Port CPS issues and show how machine learning can assist in addressing real-world port supply chain vulnerabilities.

Speaker: Rafael Diaz, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor, Old Dominion University

Dr. Rafael Diaz is Research Associate Professor at Old Dominion University - Virginia Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation Center. Previously, he served as an Affiliate Researcher at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics and as a Professor of Supply Chain Management at the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program. He is the Director of the Advanced Analytics Lab and Co-Director of the Digital Maritime and Shipbuilding Lab (SHIP). He has a Ph.D. in M&S focused on supply chains management and an MBA from Old Dominion University. Prof. Diaz's research is in digital supply chains and operations management, prescriptive analytics, lean manufacturing, homeland security, and cybersecurity.

2nd Topic:
Analytics for improving the socio-economic integration of Venezuelan immigrants in Colombia

This research uses data analytics and machine learning algorithms to develop a predictive model to assess the socio-economic integration of Venezuelan immigrants in Colombia, based on historic data. Results are used to provide recommendations for the geographic redistribution of immigrants in Colombia.</p

Speaker: Gina Galindo, Ph.D.
Professor and Department Chair, Universidad del Norte

Gina M. Galindo Pacheco is an associate professor and head of the Industrial Engineering Department at Universidad del Norte, Colombia. She received her Ph.D. in industrial engineering from SUNY at Buffalo in 2013. She was a Fulbright scholar in the United States from 2008 to 2013. Dr. Galindo has directed research projects in disaster management, humanitarian logistics and analytics applied to migratory phenomena. Dr. Galindo is also an associate editor of the journal Socio-Economic Planning Sciences.