Mouhamad Shaker Ali Agha is joining us at Dalhousie for the next four months to study agriculture supply chain in the Atlantic Provinces. Shaker is a PhD candidate at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. He studies operations management with a specialty in supply chain management.

Below is a brief description of Shaker’s research.

The resilience of supply networks to catastrophic events has received increased prominence following the effects on global supply of intentional and natural hazards, such as 9/11 and the Japanese tsunami respectively. We examine how supply network resilience relates to reliability, robustness and risk, in order to consider how we might construct models to support assessment of supply network resilience. We explore the use of Dynamic Bayesian Networks to model uncertainties in events affecting the resilience of supply network and to examine how these uncertainties propagate through supply networks over time.