Team

TOM is a team of highly qualified and motivated researchers with interests in specifics of technology-based enterprises and global supply chains. TOM’s collaborators typically have an engineering or mathematical background and are typically financially supported by the CDM while working toward their PhD. TOM is directed by Professor Ralf W. Seifert.

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Prof. Dr. Ralf W. Seifert


 

EPFL – TOM
Odyssea 1.03, Station 5
1015 Lausanne – Switzerland

Phone: +41 21 693 00 22
Fax: +41 21 693 00 20
[email protected]

Ralf W. Seifert is Professor of Technology & Operations Management (TOM) at the College of Management of Technology (CDM) at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). In addition, he serves as Professor of Operations Management at IMD International.

Professor Seifert earned his Ph.D. and M.S. degree in the Department of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, a Diplom-Ingenieur degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Karlsruhe (TH), and a Masters degree in Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering from North Carolina State University. In addition, he spent one year as a Visiting Scholar in Operations Research at Waseda University in Tokyo. Professor Seifert is a citizen of Germany and Switzerland.

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Ms. Ilona Ball

Administrative Assistant
EPFL – TOM
Odyssea 3.16, Station 5
1015 Lausanne – Switzerland

Phone: +41 21 693 00 39
Fax: +41 21 693 00 20
[email protected]

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Dr. Richard Markoff

EPFL – TOM
Odyssea 3.15, Station 5
1015 Lausanne – Switzerland

[email protected]

Richard Markoff has worked in Supply Chain for L’Oréal for 22 years, in Canada, the U.S. and France.  His experience spans the entire value chain from manufacturing, supplier relations, S&OP, distribution to customer collaboration.  His last role at L’Oréal was as Global Supply Chain Standards Director, driving supply chain excellence.  Richard has a degree in Chemical Engineering (McGill University, Montreal), an MBA in Supply Chain Management (Northeastern University, Boston) and is currently a Supply Chain coach, consultant and lecturer.  Richard successfully completed his PhD in Supply Chain Management (ESCP, Paris).

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Dr. Anna Timonina-Farkas

EPFL – TOM
Odyssea 3.15, Station 5
1015 Lausanne – Switzerland

[email protected]

Anna Timonina-Farkas is a Postdoctoral researcher at the Chair of Technology & Operations Management, EPFL. She also works as lecturer for “Classification, Clustering and Discrimination” and “Econometric Software” at the University of Vienna (Austria). Anna earned her PhD degree in Statistics and Operations Research at the University of Vienna and her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Applied Mathematics and Physics at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (National Research University). She served as a Research Scholar at the Risk, Policy and Vulnerability program at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (Vienna, Austria). As recipient of a Schrödinger Fellowship she previously conducted research at the Risk, Analytics and Optimization Department at EPFL as well as at the Department of Statistics and Operations Research at the University of Vienna. Anna received several awards for the quality of her research (University of Vienna Publication Award, 2017; Schrödinger Fellowship, 2015; Best Student Paper Prize at CMS, 2013; IIASA’s Mikhalevich Award, 2011). http://homepage.univie.ac.at/anna.timonina

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Dr. Sebastian Maier

EPFL – TOM
Odyssea 3.15, Station 5
1015 Lausanne – Switzerland

[email protected]

Sebastian Maier is a postdoctoral researcher at the Chair of Technology & Operations Management (EPFL), which he joined in February 2019. In 2018, he was appointed Visiting Fellow at the Centre for the Analysis of Time Series in the Department of Statistics at the London School of Economics (LSE). Sebastian received his PhD degree from Imperial College London in 2017, where he continues to work as a research associate in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Before joining Imperial College in 2013, he worked as a visiting researcher on a renewable energy R&D project at PUC-Rio (Brazil) as part of his MSc in Operational Research at the University of Edinburgh. Prior to this, he graduated from the Technical University of Vienna with a BSc in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and was also awarded an MSc in Energy Engineering from the same university (2011).

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Mr. René Glogg

EPFL – TOM
Odyssea 3.15, Station 5
1015 Lausanne – Switzerland

[email protected]

René Yves Glogg received his M.Sc. degree in Mathematics from the University of Zurich in 2010. Since then, he has been involved as a specialist in mathematical optimization in multiple projects for Deutsche Bahn, Witron and Marenco. In September 2016, he joined Prof. Dr. Seifert’s team in order to pursue a PhD.​​

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Ms. Rachel Lacroix

EPFL – TOM
Odyssea 4.15, Station 5
1015 Lausanne – Switzerland

[email protected]

Rachel Lacroix graduated with a Master’s degree from Arts et Métiers ParisTech (ENSAM), specializing in industrial engineering/management and operations research. Concurrently, she followed a Strategic Brand Management course (Marketing Management M.Sc.) in partnership with EDHEC Business School whereupon she worked as a junior consultant at Aerial, Paris, focusing on digital transformation projects. In March 2017, Ms. Lacroix joined the Technology & Operations Management team to pursue a PhD.

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Mr. Andrey Vasilyev

EPFL – TOM
Odyssea 4.15, Station 5
1015 Lausanne – Switzerland

[email protected]

Andrey Vasilyev obtained a B.Sc. degree in Mathematics from the Higher School of Economics (National Research University, Moscow), followed by a M.Sc. degree in Operational Research with Data Science from the University of Edinburgh. In September 2018, he joined the Chair of Technology and Operations Management in order to pursue a PhD.

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Ms. Yara Kayyali Elalem

EPFL – TOM
Odyssea 4.15, Station 5
1015 Lausanne – Switzerland

[email protected]

Yara Kayyali Elalem graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the American University of Beirut in 2016. She then joined the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne where she obtained a master’s in Management, Technology, and Entrepreneurship, with a minor in Systems Engineering. She joined the Chair of Technology and Operations Management in September 2018 to pursue a PhD.

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