Dr. Ronald Pelot
Dr. Ronald Pelot has been in Industrial Engineering at Dalhousie University since 1994. He obtained his PhD in Management Sciences from the University of Waterloo in 1990. His main interest is in Operations Research applied to risk and resource analysis.
Dr. Pelot is the Principal Investigator for the risk model of marine activities under development for the Canadian Coast Guard and the National SAR Secretariat. The MARIS software has been designed by Dr. Pelot and his research group to facilitate spatial and risk analyses associated with maritime traffic and incidents. He has also researched risk in other areas, including contaminated site remediation, and semi-intensive aquaculture production.
Dr. Pelot teaches courses in several areas including Operations Research, Risk & Decision Analysis, Human Factors Engineering, and Industrial Psychology. In 1998 he won the DalTech Award for Teaching Excellence.
Dr. Pelot was president from 1997-1999 of the Atlantic section of the Canadian Operational Research Society, and was awarded a CORS National Service award in 2001. He is a member of INFORMS and the Institute for Industrial Engineers. He is currently serving on the GEOIDE NCE Research Management Committee, and is on the Oversight Committee for WIRA. He also holds a Professional Engineering designation.