Dr. Joshua Ignatius


Dr. Ignatius is an Associate Professor in Operations Research at the School of Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia. His research is transdisciplinary and involves methodological designs for both observational and experimental studies, including survey and empirical research designs. He helps researchers across a diverse field in selecting appropriate techniques to execute their research in a non-bias way.

Aside from conventional statistical methods, his work covers fuzzy multi-criteria decision making approaches, game theoretic models, portfolio optimization and the application of structural equation models in empirical research. In addition, he has both engineering and international management consulting as well as training experiences with several multinational companies and government agencies. His analytical skills are in resource allocation modeling, which has helped numerous organizations in securing funds for technology start-ups.

In the context of supply chain, Dr. Ignatius has designed fuzzy combinatorial auction mechanism for shipper-carrier collaboration. He has two professional certifications from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston in Analytics for S&OP and Network Design, and Modeling and Simulation of Transportation Networks.

His research papers have appeared in numerous high impact SCI/SSCI journals such as European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems, International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making, TECHNOVATION, Experts Systems with Applications, and Group Decision & Negotiation. His PhD thesis in 2009 was selected as the winner of the Malaysian Society of Operations Research Award. He is the recipient of the Endeavour Executive Award for high achieving professionals in 2010/11 by the Australian Government under the then Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s administration.