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DTC Science and Technology Innovators Lecture Series

Intelligent e-Supply Chain Decision Support: An Overview of Research at Carnegie Mellon University


Norman M. Sadeh
Associate Professor
Carnegie Mellon University

Wednesday, December 11, 2002
4:30 p.m. Reception
5:00 p.m. Lecture

402 Walter Library

Slide presentation (Power Point 226 KB) Slide presentation (pdf 496 KB) In this presentation, Dr. Sadeh will attempt to outline key research challenges that need to be addressed in order to better understand the potential benefits of more dynamic supply chain management practices, reflecting among other things on the lessons learned from reecent e-marketplace failures. He will then outline research carried out in this area at Carnegie Mellon University ofver the past several years in the context of MASCOT, an agent-based supply chain decision support enviornment. This will be followed by a presentation of ongoing work conducted in collaboration with the University of Michigan in the area of Multi-Attribute Supply Chain Negotiation. If time permits, Dr. Sadeh will also say a few words about the Supply Chain Trading Competition and in the process of organizing in collaboration with the swedish institute for Computer Science in the context of TAC'03, the 2003 edition of the Trading Agent Competition.


Dr. Norman M. Sadeh is an Associate Professor at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), where he is affiliated with the School of Computer Science, the eCommerce Institute and the Institute for the Study of Information Technology and Society. He currently teaches, consults and conducts research in Mobile Commerce, Supply Chain Management, Agent Technologies, Automated Negotiation and the Semantic Web. Dr. Sadeh is the founder and director of CMU’s Mobile Commerce Lab and its e-Supply Chain Management Lab. He is also interested in the broader business, social and policy implications associated with the emerging Information Society. Two years ago, Dr. Sadeh returned to CMU from the European Commission in Brussels, where he had most recently served as Chief Scientist of the Euro550M (US$500M) European research initiative in “New Methods of Work and eCommerce”, an initiative that brings together leading researchers from industry and academia from all across Europe. As such, he was responsible for shaping European research priorities in areas such as eCommerce, mCommerce, Virtual Enterprises, Knowledge Management, Agent Technologies, and the Semantic Web. As of December 2000, these activities had resulted in the launch of over 200 R&D projects, typically ranging between $2M and $4M, and collectively involving over 1,000 European organizations. Dr. Sadeh has been on the faculty at CMU since 1991. Prior to joining the European Commission, he co-founded and co-directed CMU's Intelligent Coordination and Logistics Lab., which he helped position as one of the premier research organizations in intelligent planning, scheduling, and e-Supply Chain Management. There he pioneered the development, deployment and commercialization of several novel technologies and applications through close collaboration with organizations such as IBM, Raytheon, Mitsubishi, Komatsu, the US Army, Carnegie Group (now part of Logica), and NEC. Dr. Sadeh received his Ph.D. in Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University with a minor in Operations Research and Operations Management. He holds a Master’s in Computer Science from the University of Southern California and a BS/MS degree in Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics from Brussels Free University. Dr. Sadeh is also an APICS Certified Fellow, a Fellow of the Belgian American Educational Foundation and a member of the ACM, AAAI and INFORMS. He has authored around 100 scientific publications and serves on the editorial board of several journals, including Autonomous Agents and Multi-agent Systems (AAMAS) and Electronic Commerce Research Applications (ECRA). Dr. Sadeh is also the author of “m-Commerce: Technologies, Services and Business Models,” a book published by Wiley in April 2002, and serves as General Chair of the 2003 International Conference on Electronic Commerce (ICEC’03).