Academic Profile

Dr. Appa Iyer Sivakumar
B.Eng, PhD, C.Eng, MIMechE, MIET(Lond)
Associate professor

Dr. Sivakumar is an Associate Professor in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and a Faculty Fellow of Singapore - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Alliance (SMA-MST programme). He was at Gintic Institute of Manufacturing Technology, Singapore prior to this appointment.

He has many years of industrial and research experience in the UK prior to the post in Singapore in 1993. He received a Bachelors of Engineering in Manufacturing Systems Engineering and a PhD in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from University of Bradford, UK. He has made many contributions at international conferences and journals (over 48 international journal papers and over 66 international conference proceedings papers, one Book on Management Research Methodology). He has trained and supervised a number of PhD students (7 graduated PhD students) and many Master’s level students. He leads a research group in Operations Research which focuses on the area of in Manufacturing Systems and Health Systems.

Dr. Sivakumar currently serves as the Director of the NTU Undergraduate Research Experience on CAmpus (URECA) programme ( Dr. Sivakumar was formerly the Associate Chair Graduate Studies School at the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, NTU from 2009-2012 and the Chairman of the school’s Engineering Innovation and Design (EID) programme from 2002-2008.
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Assoc Prof Appa Iyer Sivakumar
Associate Professor, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Director, Undergraduate Research Experience on Campus Programme Office

Advanced Manufacturing Systems Engineering; Design, Planning, & Scheduling of Manufacturing systems; Supply Chain and Logistics Analysis; Operations Research; Planning & design of Supply Chain; Multi-Objective Optimization, Discrete Event Simulation, Scheduling, Logistics, and Research Methodology
  • K N Krishnaswamy, Appa Iyer Sivakumar, M Mathirajan. (2006). Management Research Methodology: Integration of Principles, Methods and Techniques. Pearson Education.