Navonil (Nav) Mustafee

Hi! Welcome to my homepage. I am Professor of Analytics and Operations Management and the Deputy Director of the Centre for Simulation, Analytics and Modelling (CSAM), University of Exeter Business School. I hold a PhD in Information Systems and Computing and a MSc in Distributed Systems from Brunel University. Previous experience includes working as a research fellow in EU-funded project on e-Science and e-Infrastructures BELIEF-II and lectureship in Swansea University. I publish in Computing and Operations Research/Simulation journals, including, Simulation: Transactions SCS, European Journal of Operational Research (EJOR), Journal of the Operational Research Society (JORS), ACM Transactions on Modelling and Computer Simulation (TOMACS), Expert Systems with Applications (ESA) and Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience (CCPE). I presently supervise two PGR students and welcome PhD queries in Simulation Methodologies (e.g., Hybrid Systems Modelling, Hybrid Simulation), Modelling for Sustainability and Circular Economy, Healthcare Simulation, Business Intelligence and Analytics. I come from Kolkata, the capital of the state of West Bengal, in India.

Please visit my University of Exeter Business School homepage for research updates.

I am the founding co-chair of the Health and Care IMPACT (Information, Modelling, Prediction and Evaluation to inform ACTion) Network, together with Dr Andrew Fordyce, MBBS, from Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust. The purpose of the network is to strengthen relationships between academics, health and social care managers and practitioners, clinicians, information analysts and service users within the health and care system in South West of England, in order to improve the process of problem-solving, decision making and solution implementation. The aim is to build a culture of use of data and information, analytical tools and techniques, and system evaluation to improve quality, safety and cost of care.

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My current research interests are in Hybrid Systems Modelling (application of simulation with the wider Operational Research techniques like Problem Structuring Methods, Game Theory and Forecasting), Multi-Methodology/Hybrid Simulation (application of two or more simulation techniques) and Serious Games. I use techniques like Discrete-Event, Agent-Based and Spreadsheet/Monte Carlo simulation, and have applied them in the context of healthcare operations management and supply chain pedagogy. My healthcare research involves working with stakeholders from the UK National Health Service (NHS). I have a background in Distributed Systems and have applied Desktop Grid Computing to execute large and complex simulations in healthcare, banking and the auto industry. Some of this work has involved inter-operability and the reuse of simulation models through Parallel and Distributed Simulation (PADS) principles, standards (IEEE 1516 High Level Architecture) and software (Run-Time Infrastructure). I have research interests in Bibliometric and Meta-data Analysis of Research Domains.


Associate Editor

Special Issue Lead Guest Editor

  • Principles of Advanced Discrete Simulation (ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation, 2017)

  • Modeling & Simulation in the Era of Big Data and Cloud Computing: Theory, Framework and Tools (Simulation Transactions of the SCS, 2017)

  • Modelling for sustainability (Journal of Simulation, 2015)

  • Internet-of-Things (Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, 2015)

  • Advancing simulation theory and practice with distributed computing - part1 (methodology), part 2 (application) (Simulation: Transactions of the SCS, 2013)

  • Healthcare simulation (Journal of Enterprise Information Management, 2013)

Conference Leadership

  • Business Chair - 2021 Winter Simulation Conference (Phoeniz, Arizona)

  • Lead Proceedings Editor - 2019 Winter Simulation Conference (National Harbor, Maryland)

  • Proceedings Co-Editor – 2018 Winter Simulation Conference (Gothenburg, Sweden)

  • Proceedings Co-Editor – 2017 Winter Simulation Conference (Las Vegas, NV)

  • Awards Chair - 2017 Spring Simulation Multi-Conference (Virginia Beach, VA)

  • General Chair - 2016 Spring Simulation Multi-Conference (Pasedena, CA)

  • Vice-General Chair - 2015 Spring Simulation Multi-Conference (Alexandria, VA)

  • Program Co-Chair & Proceedings Co-Editor for the 2015 ACM SIGSIM Conference on Principles of Advanced Discrete Simulation (London)

  • Program Chair - 2014 Spring Simulation Multi-Conference (Tampa, FL)

  • Publicity Chair - 2014 ACM SIGSIM-PADS (Denver, Colorado)

  • Program Co-Chair - UK OR Society’s 2013 annual conference OR55 (Exeter, UK)

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