Title : Prof.
Name : Mario T. Tabucanon
FoS : Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Affiliation : Visiting Faculty
Location :
Phone : (662) 524 5679
Fax : (662) 524 5697
Email : mtt[at]

Educational Background

  1. D.Eng, Industrial Engineering & Management, AIT
  2. M.Eng., Systems Engineering & Management, AIT
  3. B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, CIT, Philippines
  4. B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, CIT, Philippines

Research Interests

Theories and Applications of Multiple Criteria Decision Making; Modeling of Industrial Systems Problems; Sustainable Development ModelingTeaching Interests Multiple Criteria Decision Making; Project Management; Operations Research; Systems Modeling




Selected Publications

  1. Hop, N.V. and M.T. Tabucanon, "Adaptive Genetic Algorithm for Lot-sizing Problem with Self-adjustment Operation Rate", International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 98, No. 2, 2005, p. 129-135.
  2. Monkalig, C., M.T. Tabucanon, and N.V. Hop, "Heuristics for Job Shop Scheduling Problems with Progressive Weighted Tardiness Penalties and Inter-machine Overlapping Sequence-dependent Setup Times", International Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems, Vol. 4, No. 1, June 2005, p. 9-30.
  3. Hop, N.V. and M.T. Tabucanon, "Determination of Optimal Picking Points for a Dynamic Pick and Place Machine in PCB Assembly Planning", International Journal of Computers & Industrial Engineering, accepted.
  4. Myint, S. and M.T. Tabucanon, "Concurrent Engineering Product Design", Chapter 3, Vol. 5 – Manufacturing, Industrial, and Management Systems – of the book "Intelligent Systems Technology and Applications", C.T. Leondes (ed.), p. V-61-89, CRC Press LLC, 2003.
  5. Hop, N.V. and M.T. Tabucanon, Chapter 14 – "Improvement of Search Process in Genetic Algoritms: An Application of PCB Sequencing Problem", in the book "New Optimization Techniques in Engineering", G.C. Onwubolu and B.V. Babu (eds.), p. 385-409, Springer-Verlag, 2003.
  6. Van Hop, N. V. and M.T. Tabucanon, "Multiple Criteria Approach for Solving Feeder Assignment and Assembly Sequence Problem in PCB Assembly", International Journal of Production Planning and Control, Vol. 12, No.8, 2001, p.736-744.
  7. Van Hop, V.N. and M.T. Tabucanon, "An Extended Dynamic Point Specification Approach to Sequencing Robot Moves for PCB Assembly", International Journal of Production Research, Vol.39, No.8, 2001, p. 1671-1687.
  8. Dey, P., M.T. Tabucanon, S.O. Ogunlana and S.S. Gupta, "Multiple Attribute Decision Making Approach to Petroleum Pipelines Route Selection", International Journal of Services Technology and Management, Vol. 2, Nos. ¾, 2001, p.347-362.

Ongoing and Completed Projects


Awards and Honors

  1. Member, Editorial Board (Former Editor), International Journal of Production Economics
  2. Editorial Board Member of the following Journals: Journal of Manufacturing Systems, International Journal of Operations Management, International Journal of Operations and Quantitative Management, International Journal of Computers & Industrial Engineering, Journal of Engineering Valuation & Cost Analysis, Journal of Engineering Design & Automation, International Journal of Industrial Engineering & Management Systems.
  3. Fellow, World Academy of Productivity Science; Honorary Professor, Chinese Academy of Surveying & Mapping; Gold Medal Awardee, Danube Adria Association for Automation & Manufacturing (DAAAM), Vienna, Austria; Awarded Medal of Honor for the Cause of Education of Vietnam, Ministry of Education & Training, Socialist Government of Vietnam.

Professional Affiliations

  1. Board Member, International Foundation for Production Research
  2. Member of Board of Directors, International Industrial Engineering Association
  3. Member, International Society for Inventory Research
  4. Founding Member, International Society for Multiple Criteria Decision Making
  5. Member, Steering Committee, World Conservation Learning Network (WCLN), IUCN.
  6. Visiting Professor, United Nations University – Institute of Advanced Studies
  7. Senior Adviser, UNEP-Tongji Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development, Tongji University, Shanghai, China

Research Keywords

Multiple Criteria Decision Making; Production and Project Planning; Sustainable Development; Operations Research