Seminar: Operations Research for stroke care systems: an opportunity for The Science of Better to do much better!


Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Title:  Operations Research for stroke care systems: an opportunity for The Science of Better to do much better!

Speaker: Dr. Leonid Churilov
                Florey Neurosciences Institute, Australia

Date: Jan. 11, 2012(Wednesday)

Time: 4:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m.

Venue: Room 513
            William M.W. Mong Engineering Building
           (Engineering Building Complex Phase 2)


Health care is a traditional area of interest for the OR community. Stroke is one of the three most common causes of death around the world and the sixth most common cause of disability worldwide. Building effective and efficient stroke care systems is a critical step in improving patient outcomes in the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of stroke. Despite what seems like a great potential for Operations Research (often referred to as The Science of Better) to contribute to the design and operation of effective and efficient stroke care systems, OR contribution so far has been limited. The objectives of this talk are to discuss existing OR contribution to stroke care systems, including stroke OR modelling studies conducted at Florey Neuroscience Institutes, Melbourne, Australia, and to propose an agenda for how The Science of Better could better contribute to the effort of designing and operating better stroke care systems.


Leonid Churilov obtained his PhD in Operations Research from The University of Melbourne in 1998. After 10 years as a faculty member at Monash University, in 2007 he has joined Australian National Stroke Research Institute and is now leading Statistics and Decision Analysis academic platform at Florey Neuroscience Institutes - one of the world?s top 10 brain research centres located in Melbourne, Australia. Leonid's areas of expertise are decision and process modelling in health care systems. His research has been published in Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Management Information Systems, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Computers&OR and other journals. Leonid's research has been supported by the Australian Research Council, Australian National Medical and Health Research Council and a number of health care industry organizations. He is a holder of 2000 Victorian State Government Award recognizing excellence and innovation in engineering, science, and technology; a finalist, 2010 INFORMS Decision Analysis Society Practise Award; a holder of Australian National Contribution to IFORS-2005 Research Paper Award by the Australian Society for Operations Research; and the Australian national recipient of the Operational Research Society of Japan 2000 Award for young Operational Researchers. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of
Decision Systems; Operations Research for Health Care; Health Care Systems; and International Journal of Stroke.

************************* ALL ARE WELCOME ************************
Host: Prof. Leung May Yee, Janny

Tel: (852) 3943-8328


Enquiries: Prof. Nan Chen or Prof. Sean X. Zhou
                 Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management





Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 08:30 to 09:30