Gaurav Singh: optimising supply chains for industry
Dr Gaurav Singh develops smart tools and strategies to help maximise supply chain efficiency.
Dr Gaurav Singh is the project leader for CSIRO’s research in supply chain optimisation.
Dr Singh focuses on developing collaborative and adaptive strategies for business and industry to optimise supply chains, including in situations with multiple stakeholders and conflicting interests.
Dr Singh is currently leading CSIRO’s research project to maximise throughput of Rio Tinto Iron Ore's (RTIO) rail system in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.
The project aims at optimising and aligning the track maintenance requirements for whole 1400 kms of Pilbara region in order to improve short to medium term planning.
Dr Singh is also the leading researcher in a partnership with the Hunter Valley Coal Chain Co-ordinator (HVCCC).
The project involves modelling the Hunter Valley Coal Chain (HVCC). The research creates effective solutions for HVCCC to cope with increasing demand while minimising costs.
CSIRO’s Energy Transformed Flagship is developing a system that will use specially developed batteries to store wind energy.
Dr Singh is involved in development of optimal control algorithms for these batteries to enable them to use a relatively small amount of storage in order to smooth power output making it more predictable and reliable in the short term.
Dr Singh joined CSIRO in 2004 after six years working in academia as a lecturer in Mathematics and Operations Research at the University of Western Sydney and University of Technology Sydney.
Dr Singh taught topics as diverse as:
- discrete mathematics
- statistics for business
- linear algebra
- partial differential equations
- complex numbers
- vector calculus
- Operations Research modelling
- linear programming
- dynamic programming
- non-linear programming.
Throughout his time at CSIRO, Dr Singh has conducted research projects in areas, such as:
- supply chain management
- production management
- general optimisation.
Dr Singh has worked with numerous industrial clients, including:
- Rio Tinto Iron Ore
- Australian Customs and Border Protection
- Port Waratah Coal Services
- Hunter Valley Coal Chain Logistics Team
- Gladstone Ports Corporation Limited
- Tourism Australia
- Orlando Whydnam Wine Group
- Murray Goulburn Co-orporation
- Australian Maritime Safety Authority
- Wind Farming.
- 2001 Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching and Learning, University of Technology Sydney
- 2002 PhD (Scheduling Theory), University of Technology, Sydney
- 1999 Master of Science (Operations Research), University of Technology, Sydney
- 1997 Master of Arts Mathematics, Indore University India.
- 1995 Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) Mathematics, University of Delhi, India
- 2006 Best Paper Award of The 2006 IAENG International Workshop on Operations Research, Co-author: Y. Zinder and R. Weiskircher
- 2004 Best Paper Award - Theory - on the branch of Scheduling Theory in the International Symposium on Scheduling 2004. Co-author: Y. Zinder
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