Welcome to Stellenbosch University

Seminar series 2019

​​​​​​​Lectures start at 13:00 and are held in room 3022 of the Van der Sterr Building, c/o Victoria and Bosman streets, Stellenbosch.

Enquiries:       Linke Potgieter

Telephone:    021 808 2492

e-mail:            lpotgieter@sun.ac.za

DateTimeSpeakerTitle of talkSubject area
​25Jan​12:00 - 14:00Panel discussion​Tips for TeachingAll​
​8 Feb12:00 - 14:00​​Panel discussion​Strategies for SupervisionAll
​22 Feb
13:00 - 14:00​
​Noé Fouotsa Manfouo (SU/Logistics)
​Time series forecasting with machine learning
​Operations research
​12 Apr13:00 - 14:00​James Azam (SACEMA)
Measles outbreak response vaccination: the role of the vaccine supply chain in low-income settingsOperations research and logistics management
10 May12:3​0 - 14:00Patuxolo Nodada (CEO: Busmark)
Future technologies in public transport and unfriendly ecosystem
Transport econo​mics
​2 Aug​13:00 - 14:00Prof Leila Goedhals-Gerber (SU/Logistics)​Identifying temperature breaks along South African export cold chains​​
Logistics management
16  Aug​13:00 - 14:00​Pieter de Wet (Business modelling associates)
​End-to-end supply chain optimisation for a forestry company
​Operations research
27 Sept​13:00 - 14:00Dr Alewyn Burger (SU/Logistics)
Exploring the edge between mathematics and art

Operations research

11 Okt13:00 - 14:00Johan Van Rensburg (SU/Logistics)
Vehicle speeding reduction in South Africa: A voluntary travel behaviour change experiment​
Transport economics
​29 Oct​13:00 - 14:00Prof Stanislav Kraft (University of South Behemia, Czech Republic)
Daily rhythms in the city - what can we learn from intelligent transport systems?
Transport economics



2018 seminars

24 Jan - Susan Lotz & colleagues (Language Centre) : Language services in support of effective supervision

31 Jan - Dr Jacques du Toit (Data scientist - Spatial Edge): Big data analytics in practice

16 Feb - Prof Fredrik Nilsson (Lund University): Towards a dynamic shelf-life for minimized food waste

2 Mrt - Jacomien van der Merwe (SU/Logistics): The financial burden when getting employed: Investigating the impact of transport cost on the employee churn rate within the lower skilled labour market

14 Mrt - Prof Henrik Palsson (Lund University): Environmental efficiency in e-commerce: Effects of packaging, the last mile, unsold products and product returns

20 Apr - Dr McElory Hoffman (CEO - Praelexis): Crafting machine learning algorithms

26 Apr - Prof Tom de Jongh (Utrecht University ): Transport network based accessibility: some recent applications and developments

18 May - Prof Johan Louw (SU/Logistics) : Visual data analytics

25 May - Prof Juliet Pulliam (Director - SACEMA): Assessing designs for vaccine efficacy trials during epidemics of severe disease

1 Jun - Prof Jan Havenga (SU/Logistics): The case for macrologistics

24 Aug - Prof Stephan Visagie (SU/Logistics): Distribution centre optimisation

7 Sept - Francois Meyer (CEO - Golden Arrow Bus Services) : Bus and bus rapid transport in Cape Town: views from the operator

5 Oct - Prof Wim Delva (Deputy Director -  SACEMA): Recasting model calibration as a missing data problem: Approximate Bayesian Computation with MICE

9 Nov - Siphamandla Gumbi (Senior Manager - Road Accident Fund): Increasing road crashes as a consequence of poor management of road safety in SA

2017 seminars

12 May - John FD Muller (Stellenbosch Municipality): Stellenbosch traffic demand management strategy

9 Jun - Prof Hannelie Nel (SU/Logistics): Analysis of StatsSA Census Data - Stellenbosch as an example

28 Jul - Mosa Mkhize (Uber SA): The future of urban mobility

2016 seminars

29 Feb - AGM van den Hanenberg (Rotterdam University) : Chinese investments in infrastructure and the effect on transport flows

18 Mrt - Ulrike Kussing (SU/Logistics): Development of a performance measurement framework for public sector supply chain management

18 Mrt - Lieschen Venter (SU/Logistics): A hybrid simulation model of the South African education system

20 Jun - Dr Ian Durbach (UCT): Stochastic multi-criteria acceptability analysis

2014 seminars

14 Feb - Prof Paulo Toth (University of Bologna, Italy) : A reduced-cost iterated local search heuristic for the fixed charge transportation problem

25 Apr - Prof Jan Havenga (SU/Logistics): Role of freight demand modelling in logistics systems and infrastructure and perspectives on the long term future of the discipline

18 Sept - Prof Harry Timmermans (Eindhoven University): Beyond rational utility-maximising models of travel choice behaviour

21 Nov - Dr Alewyn Burger (SU/Logistics): The wrapslide puzzle

2013 seminars

7 Aug - Prof James Stock (University of South Florida): Reverse logistics and sustainability

27 Sept - Prof Tom de Jong (Utrecht University): Sense making of GPS data - exploring the use of GIS to visualise, analyse and enhance GPS measurements in order to reconstruct travel diaries

21 Okt - Prof Dag Ericsson (University of Boras, Sweden): Theory and practice of demand chain management - a symbiotic concept development