The Second International Conference on Industrial, Systems and Manufacturing Engineering

Keynote Speakers

Bopaya Bidanda
Affiliation : University of Pittsburgh
Lecture : Senior VP (International), IIE
Title : Ernest Roth Professor & IE Department Chair

Bopaya Bidanda is currently the Ernest E. Roth Professor and Chairman of the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh.  He also serves as the Senior Vice-President of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (International).  His research focuses on Manufacturing Systems, Reverse Engineering, Product Development and Project Management.  He has published five books and over 100 papers in international journals and conference proceedings.  Recent (edited) books include books published by Springer Inc., on Virtual Prototyping & Bio-manufacturing in Medical applications, and on Bio-materials and Prototyping Applications. He has also given invited and keynote talks in Asia, South America, Africa and Europe.   He also helped initiate and institutionalize the Engineering Program on the Semester at Sea voyage in 2004.

He has previously served as the President of the Council of Industrial Engineering Academic Department Heads (CIEADH) also on the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Industrial Engineers.  He also serves on the International Advisory Boards of universities in India and South America.


Dr. Bidanda is a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers and is currently a Commissioner with the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.  In 2004, he was appointed a Fulbright Senior Specialist by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board and the U.S. Department of State.  He received the 2012 John Imhoff Award for Global Excellence in Industrial Engineering given by the American Society for Engineering Education.  He also received the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES) 2012 Award for Global Excellence in Engineering Education in Buenos Aires and also the 2013 Albert Holzman Award Distinguished Educator Award given by the Institute of Industrial Engineers. In 2014 he received the Chancellors Distinguished Public Service Award.