Prof. Saif Benjaafar
Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan
Saif Benjaafar is the Seth Bonder Collegiate Professor at the University of Michigan where he is a leading an initiative on the Future Supply Chain. Prior to joining the University of Michigan, he was McKnight Presidential Endowed Professor and Distinguished McKnight University Professor at the University of Minnesota where he also served as Head and Founder of the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering. He is a founding member of the Singapore University of Technology and Design where he served as Pillar Head (at the rank of Dean) of Engineering Systems and Design. He has broad research interests in operation management (supply chains, service systems, and markets) and other applications of optimization, stochastic modeling, and game theory. His current research focus is on sustainable operations and innovative business models, including sharing economy, on-demand services, and online marketplaces. He is a board member of Hourcar, a social car sharing organization. He is a Fellow of INFORMS and IISE and is the current Editor in Chief of the INFORMS journal Service Science.