Dr Jorge Hernandez is director of studies for the Business Analytics and Big Data MSc Program and senior lecturer (associate professor) in Operations and Supply Chain Management at the University of Liverpool Management School. Jorge is currently principal investigator of the €1.3M H2020 RUC-APS project, which is about enhancing agrifood value chains decision making under uncertainty in the UK, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, China, Chile and Argentina and is oriented to lead international research and impact within an innovative and multidisciplinary consortium cross-faculty at the University of Liverpool Management School.
In collaboration with the N8 project, Jorge led the research grant named Simulagrit, which was oriented to model the key decision making processes in the British agrifood system considering the pre Brexit effect. His research grants are oriented to lead to high impact in agrifood policy making. Jorge has been involved in several international projects funded by prestigious programmes such as FP7 and ERDF. He is also a member of the Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Food Systems, which covers the breadth of food systems research, from crop and animal sciences to supply chain management and food consumption. He is collaborating with the Agriculture National Research Institute at the Ministry of Agriculture of Chile, the Valencian Agriculture Federations in Spain and the Institute of Sciences of Food Production at the National Research Council of Italy.
With more than 20 years of professional experience in developing and applying modelling, simulation and optimisation management methods in industries in the field of agrifood, healthcare and manufacturing, Jorge focuses on gathering current and up to date challenges, requirements, and constraints to produce research with impact focus. As a researcher, Jorge was awarded, in 2016, the ULMS researcher of the year award at the University of Liverpool. In 2014, the Universitat Politècnica de València conferred on him the extraordinary international award for the best PhD thesis dissertation. In 2009, he received a special award in recognition for his pioneering work on collaborative supply chain management on reverse logistics. Jorge is expert in modelling and simulation, skills highly required by industry from a variety of sectors. This makes him a genuine operations management expert, providing a relevant and unique contribution to the applied research and academia at the University of Liverpool. Jorge is interested in the following areas: modelling and simulation, artificial intelligence, collaborative supply chain management and operational research, within the main application to agrifood supply chains, agriculture production systems, climate change and food systems resilience domains.
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