Ronald Pelot

Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, and Assistant Dean, Engineering Co-operative Education, Dalhousie University; Associate Scientific Director, MEOPAR NCE (Halifax, NS)

Dr. Ronald Pelot is a Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering at Dalhousie University and Associate Scientific Director of the MEOPAR (Marine Environmental Observation, Prediction and Response) National Centre of Excellence, headquartered at Dalhousie. Dr. Pelot is also a lecturer in the Marine Affairs Program at Dalhousie, teaching risk analysis with a focus on maritime issues. He is a member of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and is the Assistant Dean of Engineering Cooperative Education.

Dr. Pelot holds a BA.Sc. and MA.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, and a PhD in Management Science from the University of Waterloo. In 1997, Dr. Pelot founded the Maritime Activity and Risk Investigation Network (MARIN) at Dalhousie. Since then his team has developed new software tools and analysis methods applied to maritime safety (accidents), coastal zone security, and marine spills. Dr. Pelot has taught Engineering Economics, Operations Research, Decision Analysis, Human Factors Engineering, Industrial Psychology, Simulation, and Production Management.

Dr. Pelot is a member of INFORMS, the Institute for Industrial Engineering (IIE), and the Society for Risk Analysis, and holds a Professional Engineering designation. In 1998, he won the DalTech Award for Teaching Excellence. Dr. Pelot was president of the Atlantic section of the Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS) from 1997 to 1999. Dr. Pelot has authored 50 refereed publications, over 125 conference proceedings and technical reports, and co-authored a textbook on Engineering Economics.

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