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Seminar by Professor Elizabeth Chang


Defence Logistics, Research and Innovation                                


Professor Elizabeth Chang, Professor of Logistics, School of Business

Date & Venue 

Date: 5 June 2014

Time: 12:15pm - 13:15pm

Venue: Univeristy of New South Wales UNSW@ Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA)


In this seminar, Professor Chang will present her vision on Defence Logistics Research and Innovation. She will:

  1. Give an introduction of life cycle logistics management in the context of Defence Logistics, commercial trade logistics, supply chain management, transport logistics, Chain of supply in support operations, Goods, Asset Management and sustainment. She will then outline her recent studies on Defence Logistics issues and challenges; followed by her vision of future research on Defence Logistics, mega-trends and future projects plan.
  2. Highlight the importance of collaborative research with Department of Defence, Academia & Industry, and briefly discuss her experiences in creating value by making connections and conducting high impact research through co-innovation partnership.
  3. Give a brief introduction of her recent joint grants submission (that includes two ARC Linkage grants on Green Logistics and Assets Management and one Discovery Grant on Cloud Services) and her recent research collaborative effort in joint project definition and grant proposals. 


Professor Elizabeth Chang is a Professor of Logistics in the School of Business, the University of New South Wales, Canberra, at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA). Her current research focuses on Defence Logistics; Military Intelligent Transport Systems, Ambient Security, Cyber-Physical Systems, Infrastructure and Networks; Trust and Risks, Emergency Situation Awareness; Virtual Collaborative Logistics and underlying technologies including data intelligence and real time big data analytics.In combining IT and Logistics she empowers the research work and professional training in Logistics and Transportation in a way that would not otherwise be possible. She is excellent in working with public and private sector professionals, academics from many fields and PhD Students.

Her previous work as CIO/CTO for a multi-national transport logistics corporation in Hong Kong and the last 10 years of successful collaborative research with WA Department of Planning and Infrastructure, WA Department of Transport, Main Roads WA, Fleetwood Corp, Specialized Container Transports, Port Authorities; Blu-logistics and many Road Transport and Logistics Association and Societies, allowed her to acquire a thorough understanding of many issues facing the transportation and logistics industry nationally and globally, and these have provided deep insights and essential foundations for academic research and development and extension to Defence Logistics and Emergency Recovery through 'research and teaching informed by industry experience'.

Her previous academic achievement includes 20 Competitive Research Grants including 10 Australian Research Council (ARC) Grants worth over $11.5 million. She has supervised/co-supervised 38 PhD theses to completion. She has delivered 36 Keynote/Plenary speeches largely at major IEEE Conferences and published many scientific work including 6 authored, 8 edited books, 15 book chapters, 90+ International journal papers and over 300 refereed conference papers with an H-Index of 30 (Google Scholar) and has over 5000 citations of her work. Her initial fundamental education in Computer Science and Software Engineering has given her a unique strength in applied and multidisciplinary science, social science and emerging technologies research.

She is the Chair for IEEE IES Technical Committee on Industrial Informatics (2014-2015) where she provides leadership in this area in the world by attracting top talent and researchers from around world to help define the future research directions. She is also an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics (since 2007) and Guest Editor on IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (since 2005), Co-editor in chief for International Journal on Engineering Intelligent Systems. She is a member of Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, honorary member of the Australian Logistics and Supply Chain Society, Senior Member of IEEE and she was honoured to be Technical Chair or General chair for over 20 International and IEEE Conferences. Fields of research: Defence Studies, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Pattern Recognition and Data Mining Tags: Emerging Defence Technologies, Logistics, Environmentally Sustainable Transport, Computer Software and Services.

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