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Rabinowitz, Gad


Research Interests:
My research efforts are devoted towards identifying practical Industrial Engineering problems and developing new interdisciplinary approaches for solving them. These efforts have been focused mainly on: quality engineering and management, production and logistics operations scheduling, optimal inspection and maintenance policies, risk management in product development projects, production queuing networks, Public service indicators, and decision support systems for green technology development.

Academic Positions:
I serve as a Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Beer-Sheva (since 1991). My current main positions at BGU are Vice Rector (since 2014), head and founder of the Academic Development and Teaching Advancement Unit (since 2015), and lead the Solomon and Abraham Krok Chair in Entrepreneurial Management (since 2017). My main previous positions at BGU include: IEM department chair (2006 – 2012) and the founding head of the IAF Cadet Academic Program (2002 - 2006). In addition, I serve in the steering team for developing the National Academic Publication Benchmark and Monitoring project. A joined effort of the Israeli universities, supported by the CHE (Committee of Higher Education).

I received my BSc (1985) and MSc (1986) in Industrial Engineering and Management from BGU, and my PhD in Operations Research from CWRU, Ohio, USA (1989). I have chosen and started these academic studies at the age of 29, after 10 years of rich public leadership and practical experience with demanding responsibilities and significant exposure to leading R&D industries. This experience molded my passion to structure and solve various organizational operation problems, in various practical fields.

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