The conference

The ESD Summer Conference is a venue for ESD students and researchers to share their research. At its core, the Conference showcases the ESD Summer Projects conducted by first- and second-year PhD students in the form of oral presentations. In addition, other PhD students, undergraduate students, and researchers may also present their work through posters.

The Conference aims to provide first- and second-year PhD students the experience of submitting to, attending, presenting, and writing a paper for a scientific conference, thus preparing them for larger conferences in the future. Moreover, the Conference is also a place for the ESD community to learn more about each other’s work, exchange ideas, and foster colleagueship.

This is the first time this Conference is being held with the intention that it shall become an annual event.

Poster session

A poster session will take place during the conference, open to all undergraduates, graduates and researchers of ESD. The best poster will be awarded a $100 book voucher and all posters will be printed by us at no cost for the presenter.



The Scientific Programme consists of oral presentations of ESD Summer Projects by first- and second-year PhD students and poster presentations by other PhD students, undergraduate students, and researchers. Each oral presentation takes 15 minutes, followed by 3 minutes of Q&A. The oral presentations are grouped into two sessions, each of which lasts 1.5 hours. The poster session is planned for 1.5 hours during lunch time.

The programme’s highlight is the keynote speech by Dr Teo Chung Piaw, Provost Chair Professor, NUS Business School. The keynote speech is planned for 45 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A.

Keynote speech

Data Driven Approach in Supply Chain Optimization: An integration of online with offline methods

Dr Teo Chung Piaw, Provost Chair Professor, NUS Business School

There has been a surge of interest in the use of online optimization and learning methods to deal with supply chain planning problems. This allows the supply chain to adapt to external changes, and learn the correct parameters for the operating environment. In this talk, I will present some recent observations on the integration of these techniques on classical supply chain problems, and describe several managerial insights for these problems.


The winner of each of the following category will be awarded with a $100 book voucher.


Time Title
10:00-10:30 Registration
10:30-12:00 Session 1 - 5 talks
12:00-13:30 Lunch + Poster session
13:30-15:00 Session 2 - 5 talks
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-16:30 Plenary session
16:30-16:45 Prize presentation


Academic liaison
Bikramjit Das

Sai Ganesh, Gülten Gökayaz, Huang Xia, Barnabé Monnot, Ng Jia Yi, Nguyen Tan Thai Hung, Arjun Ramachandra