Simulation Modeling and Analysis of New Challenges in Macau
Speaker:Dr Wai Kin (Victor) Chan
Dept of Decision Sciences and Engineering Systems
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Date & Time:10 Jan 2007 (Wednesday) 16:00 - 17:00


With its rapidly growing economy, Macau is now facing new challenges in its infrastructure designs and management. This talk will discuss the use of simulation methodology (i.e., discrete-event simulation and agent-based simulation) in the modeling and analysis of industrial systems in Macau, including the transportation network, tourism system, and gambling industry. In particular, this talk will consider topics such as the design of transportation network, potential cooperation opportunities of casinos, and sustainable development of the Macau gambling industry.


Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Science degrees from the Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 1997 and Tsinghua University in 2000, respectively. Obtained Ph.D. degree in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 2005. Ph.D. dissertation has also received the Best Dissertation Award (in the field of Industrial Engineering) given by the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE). Dr. Chan is now an Assistant Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.