Department of Fundamental and Applied Sciences
Universiti Teknologi Petronas, PETRONAS, Malaysia
Pandian Vasant is a senior lecturer at Department of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS in Malaysia. He holds PhD (UNEM, Costa Rica)in Computational Intelligence, MSc (UMS, Malaysia, Engineering Mathematics) and BSc (Hons, Malayan University (MU), Malaysia) in Mathematics. His research interests include Soft Computing, Hybrid Optimization, Holistic Optimization, Innovative Computing and Applications. He has co-authored research papers and articles in national journals, international journals, conference proceedings, conference paper presentation, and special issues lead guest editor, lead guest editor for book chapters’ project, conference abstracts, edited books , keynote lecture and book chapters (165 publications indexed in SCOPUS). In the year 2009, Dr. Pandian Vasant was awarded top reviewer for the journal Applied Soft Computing (Elsevier) and awarded outstanding reviewer in the year 2015 for ASOC (Elsevier) journal. He has 25 years of working experience at the various universities from 1989-2016. Currently he is Editor-in-Chief of IJCO, IJSIEC, IEM, IJEOE, Associate Editor of IJFSA and Editor of GJTO and Cogent Engineering. H-Index SCOPUS Citations = 35, H-Index Google Scholar = 25 and i10-index = 75.
Soft Computing, Hybrid Optimization, Holistic Optimization and Applications
Professor, Department of Industrial Safety & Ergonomics
Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Saudi Arabia
After failure of establishing a community college in Winnipeg (www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/residents-concerned-about-school-s-future-1.866425), Dr. Ahasan initiated a rural development project in B'desh paired with multiple community services (www.gramweb.net/village_content/source/social_development_activities.php?id=81&lid=13&mid=11). His failure and success never stop him for travelling around and getting knowledge of hardship. In 2001, he left Finland with Scandinavian memories of loss & gain (www.oulu.fi/industrialengineering/personnel/rabiul-ahasan). In 2002, he was funded for conducting postdoc training (www.irsst.qc.ca/media/magazines/v18_02/27.pdf) on prolonged sitting dynamics at École Polytechnique de Montreal (www.irsst.qc.ca/en/scholarships/recipients/recipient/i/640/n/ahasan-rabiul-2003-640). In 2004, he delivered lecturers as SafetyNet Chair at Memorial University (http://today.mun.ca/event.php?id=922). In 2010, his application for rezoning his college property in Canada (http://clkapps.winnipeg.ca/dmis/ViewPdf.asp?ocID=9624&SectionId=235743&isMobile=yes) was appeared for public hearing. Later on, he was summoned for attending as a JUROR at the Sittings of Her Majesty's Court of Queens Bench in Manitoba for the trial of criminal matters. As an academic, Dr. Ahasan taught human factors at U_Concordia, workplace safety at U_Manitoba & BUHS (Dhaka). He is affiliated with Oulu University (Finland), Lincoln University College (Selangor) & AIUB (https://engg.aiub.edu/faculties/rabiul). As a consultant, he attended meetings for initiating biomedical engineering program at JUST (www.eduicon.com/News/Details/8504.html). For sometime, he was looking after operational errors of 6-share core cutting machine, and conducting safety audits at EnergyPac Engineering Ltd. In 2016, Dr Ahasan was invited to join as a visiting professor of Monash University (Australia) for evaluating pilot seating in military aircraft. In 2017, his offer to join as a full professor at King Abdulaziz University ended up with no joining due to delayed authentication process of his credentials. Other than teaching undergraduate courses & supervisory of graduate interns, he is currently on the scientific & accreditation committee of KSU's Department of Industrial Engineering. His research group (RG 1441-445) has been approved by KSU's Deanship of Research. His previous research projects (www.tsr.fi/valmiit-hankkeet/hanke?h=100195) can be viewed at http//www.tsr.fi/valmiit-hankkeet/hanke?h=100195. ISI listed publications (https://publons.com/researcher/3293485/rabiul-ahasan/) can be found by searching the Web of Science ResearcherID AAH-7266-2019 & ORCID 0000-0003-0667-7525. As an editor-in-chief, he volunteers for the Journal of Defense Studies & Resources Management (www.scitechnol.com/defense-studies-resource-management.php), International Journal of Ergonomics (http://www.cscjournals.org/journals/IJEG/editorial-board.php), Journal of Defense Management (https://www.longdom.org/editor/rabiul-ahasan-16353) & other SCOPUS listed Journals (www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/editorial_team.htm?id=IJPPM). A comprehensive curriculum vitae will be available on request.
Occupational Safety and Health, Industrial Ergonomics, Kinesiology, Biomedical Sciences