Frederick Benaben

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Professor - IMT Mines Albi - Industrial Engineering Research Center - FRANCE

Adjunct Professor - Georgia Tech - H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (03/2020)

Visiting Senior Research Scientist - Georgia Tech - ISyE - PI Lab - USA (06/2018-08/2019)

Adjunct Professor - Beijing JiaoTong University - School of Economics and Management (09/2017)

Frederick BENABEN is Professor at the Industrial Engineering Center of IMT Mines Albi (15 faculties, 5 engineers and assistants, 30 PhD and Post-Doc. fellows).

He is since 2019 the head of the Safety and Crisis Management Lab of the Industrial Engineering Center of IMT Mines Albi (around 20 researchers including professors, assistant/associate-professors, engineers, PhD and Post-Doc students).

He is also since 2019 the co-director (with Prof. Benoit Montreuil) of the Associated International Lab SIReN (Sentient Immersive Response Networks Lab) between IMT Mines Albi and Georgia Tech.

Prior to that, he has been, between 2012 and 2019, the head of the IO research team (Interoperability of Organizations), involving 3 Professors, 5 Associate-professors, 3 engineers and around 10 PhD and Post-Doc students.

He is the instigator and the scientific coordinator of the R-IOSuite prototype developed to support collaboration of organizations (mainly in crisis management contexts and supply chain contexts).

He is the Director of the common research lab EGCERSIS started in 2019 with the companies Immersive Factory and Report One on the usage of virtual reality for crisis management training.

He is since 2016 affiliated professor at the 3C informatics research center of the College of Information Sciences and Technology of the Pennsylvania State University (USA).

His research works focus on data management, through model-driven engineering for decision support. He basically defined an Artificial Intelligence Framework dedicated to combine Data Sciences and Industrial Engineering. The main application domains concerns information systems for complex situation management in crisis management and supply-chain contexts.

His main scientific abilities mainly relate to Information System design (service-oriented architecture, event-driven architecture), System Engineering (model-driven engineering), Enterprise Modeling (business process management, knowledge base management, decision support systems), Artificial Intelligence and Data Analysis (machine learning, principal component analysis, rule based systems). He stands at the crossroads of industrial engineering, information systems, and artificial intelligence applied to crisis management, supply chain management, and risk management.

His research works are systematically field-oriented and currently focus on the use of heterogeneous data to define and maintain trustable and useful situation models (common operational picture).

He also has strong collaborative research experience with industry. He worked with a lot of industrial partners in various sectors (security, safety, technologies, business intelligence).

During the last fifteen years, he has published more than 200 communications including 30 journal articles. He has been involved in 18 funded collaborative projects (for a total turnover of more than 6M$), and he did also supersize 28 PhD. He has been Keynote speaker in 5 international conferences.

As Adjunct Professor at Georgia Tech ISyE, he is working on a model-based AI framework, dedicated to the interpretation of contextual data to create and maintain models of supply-chain networks in order to identify risks and opportunities. These risks and opportunities models could be used as decision support systems to improve the design and the enactment of the performance trajectories of supply-chain systems.

  • Information System
  • Risk and Crisis Management
  • Model-Driven Engineering
  • Interoperability
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Service-Oriented and Event-Driven Architectures
  • Decision Support System