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Professors invited to Chinese University

Dr. Sadan Kulturel-Konak, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems and Program Coordinator for the Engineering Entrepreneurship minor, and Dr. Abdullah Konak, Associate Professor of Information Sciences and Technology, have been invited to spend two months this summer at the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. They will both conduct research and Kulturel-Konak will teach a summer course titled “Engineering and Technology Management” in their International Summer School.

The Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management at the Chinese University of Hong Kong offers world-class educational and research programs focused on information systems, operations research, optimization and quantitative decision making technologies, and their applications in engineering management, financial engineering and logistics, and supply chain management.

Established in 1991 as the first of its kind in tertiary educational institutions in Hong Kong, the department’s mission is to create and disseminate knowledge and technologies fundamental for the globalized economy–to derive and develop intelligence from information, to design and engineer systems, and to analyze and optimize financial and operational decisions.

The department has an active, energetic and dynamic team of faculty researchers of high caliber and considerable strengths. Many of them are recognized world-class researchers and have achieved international stature in their respective specializations. They have been pursuing with vigor the highest standard of excellence in the strategic research areas of the department, while their research interests span wide spectra from some classical challenges to certain of today's most exciting engineering and management subjects. Their research outputs have both advanced the knowledge of their respective fields and benefited the practice of local and regional industries

About this project, Kulturel-Konak stated, “We think that this will be a great opportunity to cultivate new international collaborations.”
For more information, contact Sadan Kulturel-Konak at SXK70@psu.edu or by phone at 610.396.6137 or Abdullah Konak at AUK3@psu.edu  or by phone at 610.396.6310.
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