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Adedeji Badiru is a Professor and Department Head of the Department of Systems & Engineering Management at the Air Force Institute of Technology, Dayton, Ohio. He was previously professor and department head of Industrial & Information Engineering at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Prior to that, he was professor of industrial engineering and Dean of University College at the University of Oklahoma. He is a registered professional engineer (PE), a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, and a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering. He holds BS in Industrial Engineering, MS in Mathematics, and MS in Industrial Engineering from Tennessee Technological University, and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Central Florida. His areas of interest include mathematical modeling, project modeling and analysis, economic analysis, systems engineering, and productivity analysis & improvement. He is the author of several books and technical journal articles. He is the editor of the Handbook of Industrial & Systems Engineering. He is a member of several professional associations including Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS), American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM), New York Academy of Science (NYAS), and Project Management Institute (PMI).
He has served as a consultant to several organizations around the world including Russia, Mexico, Taiwan, Nigeria, and Ghana. He has conducted customized training workshops for numerous organizations including Sony, AT&T, Seagate Technology, U.S. Air Force, Oklahoma Gas & Electric, Oklahoma Asphalt Pavement Association, Hitachi, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, and ExxonMobil. He has won several awards for his teaching, research, publications, administration, and professional accomplishments. He holds a leadership certificate from the University Tennessee Leadership Institute. Prof. Badiru has served as a Technical Project Reviewer, curriculum reviewer, and proposal reviewer for several organizations including The Third-World Network of Scientific Organizations, Italy, National Science Foundation, National Research Council, and the American Council on Education. He is on the editorial and review boards of several technical journals and book publishers. Prof. Badiru has also served as an Industrial Development Consultant to the United Nations Development Program. He is also a Program Evaluator (PEV) for ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology).