On the 1st of September 2014 I proudly joined the Logistics Management Systems program at TU/e as a Trainee Designer.
Previously, in July 2014 I successfully completed a MSc degree in Transport Logistics at the Politehnica University of Bucharest, Faculty of Transports. My thesis dealt with possible mitigation strategies for uncertainty and risk in logistics distribution in the high-tech industry. Furthermore, while pursuing my MSc degree, I also worked for Samsung Electronics Romania as a Procurement Specialist.
I completed my bachelor studies by obtaining two degrees. Firstly, I graduated from the Mathematics and Computer Science program that I was enrolled in at the Politehnica University of Bucharest, Faculty of Applied Sciences in 2011. Subsequently, in 2012, I completed a bachelor program in Business and Administration from the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Business and Administration Sciences. My research projects were focused on system control and optimization and database management systems in administration, respectively.
I obtained my Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2007 (5-years degree) from National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece, with a specialization in Communications.
After my studies I fulfilled my military service and then I worked for 3.5 years as a software developer in a private company based in Athens, Greece.
In September 2014 I completed my MSc degree in Business Information Systems, at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), The Netherlands, with a specialization in Business Process Management. My master project was about the Design of a Standard Architecture for Service Management based on the BASE/X framework, which is a business engineering framework for service-dominant business. The project was carried out at De Lage Landen International B.V. (DLL), a global provider of leasing and finance solutions where we also implemented a prototype in a BPM tool (from Pega, a leader in BPM market) to act as a proof of concepts of the BASE/X framework regarding the agility of organizations to offer new service compositions to the market.
During my post-graduate studies, I also worked for a short period as a student assistant, tutoring Bachelor level students for a Design-based learning project.
Since September 2014, I work as a Research and Education employee in the Information Systems (IS) research group of the Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences (IE&IS) Department of TU/e. I am involved in the “ITS (Intelligent Transport System) Reference Architecture NL” project with the aim to establish a ground for mobility standard in The Netherlands, taking existing heterogenous architectures into account. A business framework that will show the benefits (and costs) for deployment of mobility systems and the connection to the architecture framework are also objectives of the project.
Today Eric van der Geer-Rutten-Rijswijk (vice-managing-director of IE&IS) surprised Paul! On behalf of the Board Paul received a very nice bouquet. For the past eight years he was the chairman of the Information Systems group. As of september 1st Paul is Director of the Graduate Program. Uzay Kaymak is now the new chairman.
Decision support via linguistic summaries
The business environment (climate) is constantly changing, and it is becoming more and more complex. Making good decisions may require considerable amounts of relevant data, information, and knowledge. With the advancement in information technology, more and more data are stored and analyzed. The amount of data is beyond human cognitive capabilities and comprehension skills. There is an urgent need to process those data into knowledge. To meet those needs, the fields of data mining and knowledge discovery are developing rapidly. Following this trend, also the methods to summarize the data and to analyze these summaries are getting more and more important.
In this presentation we will present briefly the decision support framework, as well how the linguistic summaries fit there. We will conclude with some examples.