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College of Computing and Mathematics


Industrial and Systems Engineering Department


Presents a Seminar on


"Accelerating Use of Drones and Robotics in Post-Pandemic Project Supply Chain"



Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Time: 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: MS Team - Click here to join



Engr. Noman Ullah,

Ph.D Student,

Industrial and Systems Engineering Department



In this seminar, we will investigate the potential use of drones in many commercial uses, including in the construction industry. Drones and automation have an enormous impact on improving productivity and reducing cost and schedule overruns. The use of drones and the application of the Internet of Things (IoT) and robotics can make a huge impact on the supply chain and improve inventory accuracy, leading to faster, more cost-effective building projects. This presentation will discuss an optimization model for supply chain management through the accelerated use of drones and artificial intelligence (AI) in the post-pandemic era. The use of smart devices and IoT will allow warehouse managers to have real-time visibility of the location and progress of inventory and enable warehouse workers to access information without being physically present. In addition, cutting-edge drone technology can quickly perform inspections cost-effectively and efficiently and improve communication and collaboration between different stakeholders. The paper includes a real-life case study and dynamic mathematical model to demonstrate how this approach results in a project's materials becoming visible, traceable, and easily tracked from end to end.


Speaker Bio:

Noman Ullah is a full-time Ph.D. student in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He obtained his master's degree in industrial and systems engineering from KFUPM and a bachelor's degree in industrial and manufacturing engineering from NUST, Pakistan. His research interests are modeling and optimization of transportation and logistics systems, artificial intelligence, multi-objective optimization, machine learning, supply chain, inventory, and operations research.


All faculty, researchers and graduate students are invited to attend.



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11 May 2022


03:30 PM to 04:00 PM