IEOR e-Seminar by Dr. Suman Samanta

Title: Optimization of Inter-woven Problems

Speaker: Dr. Suman Samanta, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur.

Date : 23rd November 2020

Time: 4 PM

Abstract: While examining the facility layout of a semi-automated bus body manufacturing unit, a bi-objective facility layout optimization problem is identified in which the solution space of the second objective function depends and changes upon the feasible solutions of the first objective function. In this work, the said problem is first defined in the form of a bi-objective dependent location quadratic assignment problem (bi-d-QAP), a modified artificial bee colony algorithm is proposed while combining both the genetic and neighbourhood search approaches to solve the considered bi-d-QAP. A sensitivity analysis approach is described to identify the best suited process parameters for the proposed algorithm to solve the problem. Finally, a comparative result shows the superiority of the proposed algorithm over some other popular state-of-the-art algorithms. 

Speaker Bio: Suman Samanta is presently working as a faculty member at Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology Shibpur. He had worked as a Post-doctoral Researcher at the School of Computer Science and Information Technology at the University College Cork, Ireland. He had completed his Ph.D. at the Department of Industrial and Management Engineering, IIT Kanpur in 2018. He completed his masters of production engineering (with university medal) in the year 2010 from the Department of Production Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata. His graduation (B.Tech) was in Production Engineering and Management from the National Institute of Technology Jamshedpur (2007). His research interests include Optimization, Meta-heuristics, Operations Research, Operations Management, and related fields. He has published his work in high-quality peer-reviewed journals like Computers and Industrial Engineering, Applied Soft Computing, and Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence. He was awarded best track paper awards in some reputed international conferences (IEOM-2015 and 2016).

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