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Opportunities for graduate studies will be posted here when they are available.

However, students with 85% or above in their B.Sc. and M.Sc. are always encouraged to apply as there may be special opportunities for exceptionally talented students.

 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: “Rulers and elders of the people!  If we are being called to account today for an act of kindness shown to a man who was lame and are being asked how he was healed, then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed. Jesus is

“‘the stone you builders rejected,
    which has become the cornerstone.’

Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”


Acts 4:8-12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abstract/Presentations (total of 14)

  1. Defersha, F. M. (2017) Research directions in manufacturing systems scheduling, an invited seminar talk at Dalhousie University, Department of Industrial Engineering, June 12, 2017, Halifax, NS, Canada.
  2. Defersha, F.M., and Majed Alzahrani, (2011). Pure flowshop vs hybrid flowshop scheduling with lot streaming. Abstract and presentation in the Annual Conference of the Canadian Operations Research Society. St. John’s, NL, Canada.
  3. Defersha, F.M., and Chen, M., (2008), Hybrid Flexible Flowshop Lot Streaming: A Mathematical Model and a Genetic Algorithm. CORS/Optimization Days Joint Conference, Quebec City, QC, CANADA, May 12 -14, 2008
  4. Defersha, F.M., and Chen, M., (2008), A Parallel Genetic Algorithm: A Computational Experience in Solving Manufacturing Cell Formation Problem. CORS/Optimization Days Joint Conference, Quebec City, QC, CANADA, May 12 -14, 2008
  5. Defersha, F.M., Ghasemi, M., and Chen, M., (2007), Multi-product lot streaming in a flow shop by considering buffer size and material handling equipment capacity constraints. Optimization Days 2007, Montreal, CANADA, May 7 -9, 2007
  6. Chen, M., and Defersha, F.M., (2006), A Multi-level Multi-item Capacitated Lot Sizing by considering the Impact of Run Length on Product Quality. CORS/Optimization Days Joint Conference, Montreal, CANADA, May 8 -10, 2006
  7. Chen, M., and Defersha, F.M., (2006), An Integrated Approach in the Design of Cellular Manufacturing and Production Planning for Dynamic Production Requirements. CORS/Optimization Days Joint Conference, Montreal, CANADA, May 8 -10, 2006
  8. Gonzlez, A. H., Garca, J. M., Defersha, F.M., and Chen, M., (2006), Planning of Petroleum Derivatives in Pipeline Transportation Systems using Genetic Algorithm. CORS/Optimization Days Joint Conference, Montreal, CANADA, May 8 -10, 2006
  9. Defersha, F.M., and Chen, M., (2005), A Coarse-Grained Parallel Genetic Algorithm for Cellular Manufacturing System Design. Optimization Days 2005, Montreal, CANADA, May 9 -11, 2005
  10. Defersha, F.M., and Chen, M., (2005), A Parallel Simulated Annealing Algorithm for Cellular Manufacturing System Design. 47th Annual Conference of the Canadian Operational Research Society, Halifax, CANADA, May 16 -18, 2005
  11. Hu, B., Chen, M., and Defersha, F.M., (2005), An Integrated Method for Cellular Manufacturing Systems Design and Operation. 17th Triennial Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, July 11 -15, 2005
  12. Defersha, F.M., (2001), STATISTICAL QUALITY CONTROL: Usefulness and Implementation Strategies . (Presented in the Quality and Productivity Workshop organized by the Ethiopian Society of Mechanical Engineers)
  13. Defersha, F.M., (2001), Machine Cell Formation in the Design of Cellular Manufacturing Systems. (Published in the Journal of Ethiopian Society of Mechanical Engineers, Vol. III, No. 2, September 2001)
  14. Defersha, F.M., (2000), GROUP TECHNOLOGY: An Introduction and Applicability to Developing Nations. (Published in the Journal of Ethiopian Society of Mechanical Engineers, Vol. III, No. 1, September, 2000)