Prof. Julian Scott Yeomans
York University, Canada
Biography: Julian Scott Yeomans is a Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems at York University’s Schulich School of Business in Toronto, Canada. He holds degrees in management science/information systems, environmental engineering, and statistics. He generally teaches courses on VBA programming, business analytics, and spreadsheet-based decision support systems. He has published 5 books (including 3 on incorporating climate change uncertainties into environmental assessments) and over 125 peer-reviewed, academic journal articles on a wide spectrum of topics. His most recent research has focused on the applications of different combinations of simulation-optimization, machine learning, visual analytics, population-based metaheuristics, and modelling-to-generate-alternatives. Current application areas of these methods include environmental informatics, waste management, empirical finance, and the optimal osmotic dehydration of fruits, vegetables, and fungi.