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Mohammad Sadegh Taskhiri

Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Information & Communication Technology

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Dr. Mohammad Sadegh Taskhiri joined the school of Engineering and ICT as a Post-doctoral research fellow in July 2016. He is a member of centre for Forest Value (CFV), a new training centre which is funded by ARC as part of Industrial Transformation Research Program (ITRP). He is investigating the innovative deployment and integration of new technologies along the forest products value chain. The CFV aims to transform the Australian forest products sector through training and research, with the goal of increasing the industry’s productivity, profitability and sustainability. Sadegh is also working actively on the application of Operations Research to the various problems and doing environmental impact analysis using Life Cycle Assessment.

Biography

Before joining the University of Tasmania, Sadegh completed his PhD at the Georg-August University Göttingen, Germany in the department of Business Administration. In his PhD study, he was a research member of the Research Training Group 1703, ‘Resource Efficiency in Inter-organizational Networks’, which was funded by German Resource Foundation (DFG), the most important German research funding organization and the largest such organization in Europe. The research training group 1703 focuses on developing and applying methods to improve the efficient use of wood and wood by-products in inter-organizational production processes. With his background in industrial ecology and industrial engineering, he contributes to the research training group by presenting a decision support approach to model the logistics networks for wood flow from by-products and cascade utilization for the production of wood products. Before hid PhD, he worked on a project about optimization of the Waste-To-Energy networks at the university of Ulsan in South Korea. His current interests also lie in quantitative research related to the influences of uncertainties and risks on the supply chains of renewable resources for the economic and environmental parameters.

Career summary

Qualifications

Degree

University

Country

Date of award

PhD

Georg August University Göttingen

Germany

27/05/2016

MSc

De La Salle University Manila

The Philippines

07/09/2010

Languages (other than English)

  • Farsi
  • Deutsch

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Industrial Society for Industrial Ecology

Teaching

Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Operations Research

Teaching expertise

  • Bachelor: Production management, Production and Logistics, Logistics Management
  • Master: Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Sustainable Production

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Expertise

  • Operations Research
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Wood products

Research Themes

Sadegh’s research aligns to the University’s research theme of eLogistics group. His research interests include understanding the innovative technologies which can be used throughout the wood supply chain in order to increase the forest product value chain.

Current projects

Sadegh is currently working on various projects with ARC centre for forest value.

Fields of Research

  • Interorganisational Information Systems and Web Services (080612)
  • Engineering (099999)
  • Information Systems Management (080609)
  • Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (090905)
  • Information Systems Development Methodologies (080608)
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management (150309)
  • Decision Support and Group Support Systems (080605)
  • Economics (149999)
  • Information and Computing Sciences (089999)
  • Timber, Pulp and Paper (091210)
  • Forestry Management and Environment (070504)
  • Computer Vision (080104)

Research Objectives

  • Environmentally Sustainable Information and Communication Services (899899)
  • Harvesting and Transport of Forest Products (820102)
  • Supply and Demand (910211)
  • Hardwood Plantations (820101)
  • Reconstituted Timber Products (e.g. Chipboard, Particleboard) (860504)
  • Environment (969999)
  • Information Processing Services (incl. Data Entry and Capture) (890205)
  • Softwood Plantations (820105)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Technology (970110)
  • Forestry (820199)
  • Environmentally Sustainable Transport (889899)
  • Logistics (810106)
  • Biofuel (Biomass) Energy (850501)
  • Energy (859999)
  • Livestock Product Traceability and Quality Assurance (839903)

Publications

Sadegh has published 5 papers in high grade journals. His journal papers have been read more than 700 times so far and cited more than 60 times in total.

Total publications

22

Journal Article

(6 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Taskhiri MS, Jeswani H, Geldermann J, Azapagic A, 'Optimising cascaded utilisation of wood resources considering economic and environmental aspects', Computers and Chemical Engineering pp. 1-15. ISSN 0098-1354 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.compchemeng.2019.01.004 [eCite] [Details]

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2018Woo H, Acuna M, Moroni M, Taskhiri MS, Turner P, 'Optimizing the location of biomass energy facilities by integrating Multi-Criteria Analysis (MCA) and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)', Forests, 9, (10) Article 585. ISSN 1999-4907 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/f9100585 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Acuna M; Turner P

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2016Taskhiri TS, Garbs M, Geldermann J, 'Sustainable logistics network for wood flow considering cascade utilisation', Journal of Cleaner Production, 110 pp. 25-39. ISSN 0959-6526 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.09.098 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 17

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2015Taskhiri MS, Behera SK, Tan RR, Park H-S, 'Fuzzy optimization of a waste-to-energy network system in an eco-industrial park', Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management, 17, (3) pp. 476-489. ISSN 1438-4957 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10163-014-0259-5 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 15

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2011Taskhiri MS, Tan RR, Chiu ASF, 'Emergy-based fuzzy optimization approach for water reuse in an eco-industrial park', Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 55, (11) pp. 730-737. ISSN 0921-3449 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2011.03.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 44Web of Science - 38

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2011Taskhiri MS, Tan RR, Chiu ASF, 'MILP model for emergy optimization in EIP water networks', Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 13, (5) pp. 703-712. ISSN 1618-954X (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10098-010-0341-1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 22

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Review

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Taskhiri M, 'Review of: Sustainable Supply Chain Management: Practical Ideas for Moving Towards Best Practice', Journal of Cleaner Production, 110 pp. 200. ISSN 0959-6526 (2016) [Review Single Work]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.06.056 [eCite] [Details]

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Conference Publication

(12 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Amuno M, Taskhiri MS, Turner P, 'Mitigating traceability risks amongst SMEs along the beef supply chain: A multiple case study approach to investigating the role and potential impact of information technology', Proceedings of the 2018 Australasian Conference on Information Systems, 3-5 December 2018, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-8. (In Press) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Amuno M; Turner P

2019Neagoe M, Hvolby H-H, Taskhiri MS, Turner P, 'Understanding the impact of user behaviours and scheduling parameters on the effectiveness of a terminal appointment system using discrete event simulation', IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology Proceedings, Part II, 01-05 September 2019, Austin, TX, USA, pp. 27-34. ISBN 9783030299958 (2019) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-29996-5_3 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Neagoe M; Turner P

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2019Taskhiri MS, Hafezi MH, Holloway D, Turner P, 'An assessment of in-field nondestructive testing methods for detection of internal defects in standing live trees', Proceedings of SPIE 10972: Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems XIII, 4-7 March 2019, Denver, Colorado, pp. 109721F-1-109721F-11. (2019) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1117/12.2514270 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Holloway D; Turner P

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2019Neagoe M, Hvolby H-H, Taskhiri MS, Turner P, 'Modelling the supply chain impact of a digital terminal appointment systems parameters and user behaviours. A discrete event simulation approach', Proceedings from the Australasian Conference on Information Systems, 09-11 December 2019, Freemantle, WA, pp. 1-7. (In Press) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Neagoe M; Turner P

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2018Krisanski S, Del Perugia B, Taskhiri MS, Turner P, 'Below-canopy UAS photogrammetry for stem measurement in radiata pine plantation', Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology XX: Proceedings of SPIE (International Society for Optical Engineering Conference), 10-13 September 2018, Berlin, Germany, pp. 1-11. ISSN 0277-786X (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1117/12.2325480 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Krisanski S; Turner P

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2018Neagoe M, Taskhiri MS, Nguyen H-O, Hvolby H-H, Turner P, 'Exploring congestion impact beyond the bulk cargo terminal gate', Proceedings of the Hamburg International Conference of Logistics (HICL 2018), 13-14 September 2018, Hamburg, Germany, pp. 63-82. ISSN 2365-5070 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Neagoe M; Nguyen H-O; Turner P

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2018Neagoe M, Taskhiri MS, Nguyen H-O, Turner P, 'Exploring the role of information systems in mitigating gate congestion using simulation: theory and practice at a bulk export terminal gate', Advances in Production Management Systems. Proceedings of IFIP International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems (APMS 2018), 26-30 August 2018, Seoul, Korea, pp. 367-374. ISBN 978-3-319-99703-2 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-99704-9_45 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Neagoe M; Nguyen H-O; Turner P

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2018Taskhiri MS, Hafezi MH, Turner P, Kundu T, 'Non-destructive evaluation of a plantation eucalyptus', Proceedings of SPIE 10600: Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems XII, 5-8 March 2017, United States, pp. 1-12. ISSN 0277-786X (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1117/12.2297327 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Turner P

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2018Taskhiri MS, Holloway D, Turner P, 'Non-destructive testing of knot-free timber in a Tasmanian eucalyptus nitens plot', ECNDT 2018 Proceedings, 11-15 June 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden, pp. 1-8. ISBN 978-91-639-6217-2 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Holloway D; Turner P

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2017Neagoe M, Nguyen H-O, Taskhiri MS, Turner P, 'Port terminal congestion management. An integrated information systems approach for improving supply chain value', Proceedings from the Australasian Conference on Information Systems, 4-6 December, Hobart, Australia, pp. 1-9. ISBN 9781925646092 (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Neagoe M; Nguyen H-O; Turner P

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2017Taskhiri MS, Matuszak M, Kang B, Turner P, 'Enhancing forestry supply chain through innovative integration of digital tools and techniques', Proceedings from the Australasian Conference on Information Systems, 4-6 December, Hobart, Australia, pp. 130-139. ISBN 9781925646092 (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Matuszak M; Kang B; Turner P

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2013Taskhiri MS, Appelhanz S, Geldermann J, Schumann M, 'Decision support for logistic networks of renewable resources based on tracking and tracing system', Proceedings of the First International Conference on Resource Efficiency in Interorganizational Networks, 13-14 November 2013, Gottingen, Germany, pp. 374-385. ISBN 978-3-86395-142-9 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Watt MS, Stone C, Bryson M, Chinthammit W, Dash JP, et al., 'Optimizing remotely acquired, dense point cloud data for plantation inventory. M Watt, C Stone (eds)', Forest and Wood Products Australia, Melbourne, Australia, PNC377-1516 (2018) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Chinthammit W; Harwin S; Krisanski S; Lucieer A; McCoull C; Osborn J; Pishchugin A; Turner P

Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Taskhiri TS, 'Modeling of a logistics network for wood flows from by-products and cascade utilization' (2016) [PhD]

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Other Public Output

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Krisanski S, Taskhiri MS, Turner P, '3.3. A comparison of helicopter-based VUX-1LR LiDAR with below-canopy UAV photogrammetry and manual measurements', Optimizing remotely acquired, high resolution remotely sensed data for plantation inventory (Final Report: PNC377-1516), Forest & Wood Products Australia, Australia, pp. 145-152. (2018) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Krisanski S; Turner P

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

5

Total funding

$1,030,549

Projects

TEAM RESILIENCE: ENHANCING THEORY AND APPLICATION IN MARITIME EMERGENCY RESPONSE (2019)$4,500
Description
Maritime accident prevention and emergency response remain one of the most challengingareas for research and training despite efforts made by researchers, industry, regulatory bodies.Conventional approaches to emergency response training have shown sub-optimal outcomes inunexpected escalating emergencies.Based on their work with NASA, Alliger et al (2015) have noted that approaches involving teamresilience are "clearly essential" for optimising emergency responses. More recently, teamresilience has been identified as an approach that improves personnel performance andoutcomes in escalating situations (Stevens et al., 2015, Hollnagel, 2017). Both of these factorssupport an investigation into the value of using team resilience to enhance conventionalapproaches to maritime accident and emergency response both in theory and in practice.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($4,500)
Scheme
Grant- Research Enhancement Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Taskhiri M; Nguyen H-O; Beckett AJ; Hirimbure Gamage S; Nikolova ND; Turner P
Year
2019
HVP Northern Region supply chain investigation project (2018)$7,500
Description
A research project to investigate the softwood supply chain setup and transport task in the Northern Region.
Funding
Hancock Victorian Plantations Pty Ltd ($7,500)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Neagoe M; Turner P; Taskhiri M
Year
2018
Solutions for the optimal use of remotely acquired, high resolution data by the forestry sector (2018 - 2020)$1,000,000
Description
Rapidly advancing remote sensors on UAV, airborne and satellite platforms are providing high-fidelity data in terms of spatial, spectral and temporal resolution. A national team of remote sensing specialists, data scientists and forest industry service providers will ensure the delivery of multiple task specifications and procedures for the operational implementation of these technologies by the forestry sector.
Funding
FWPA - National Institute for Forest Products Innovation ($500,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research
Administered By
University of South Australia
Research Team
Stone C; Lucieer A; Turner P; Taskhiri M
Period
2018 - 2020
Developing Predictive Imputation of internal defects in standing Trees using nondestructive techniques. Improving Forestry productivity through selection. (2018)$9,899
Description
Harvesting trees that contain internal defects such as knots and cracks is neither financially norenvironmentally sustainable. In native forest, high quality sawlogs can only be produced from knotfree logs and forest habitats and ecology can only be maintained by selecting and retaining suitablehabitat trees. Similarly in hardwood plantations it is impossible to produce sawlogs from knotty orcracked timber. For both types of forests challenges remain in being able to identify internal defectsin a timely and cost-effective manner prior to harvesting.This project builds on some preliminary research work that has already generated some promisingresults using ultra-sound for non-destructive assessment of one tree species. This initial 3-day trialwith Tasmanian eucalypts used a Pundit 200 ultrasound device owned by the research team.However, more extensive assessments need to be conducted including on other tree species. It isenvisaged that a 3-4 month field test will be necessary to produce scientifically validate results thatcan also provide data necessary to develop a predictive imputation model.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($9,899)
Scheme
Grant - DKD Research Theme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Taskhiri M; Holloway DS; Turner P
Year
2018
Using semi-autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to assess below-canopy breeding traits within eucalypt production forests (2018)$8,650
Description
The proposed project will use an innovative semi-autonomous UAV flown below the canopy of a plantation forest, photogrammetry and LiDAR point-clouds will be captured to accurately assess key tree form traits. The field-site will be a long-term E. nitens breeding trial established by STT. The aim is to (i) compare the measurements of key tree form traits derived by the UAV through optical (sparse point clouds) and laser (dense point clouds) sensors, (ii) optimise the flight plan at the individual tree-level and plot-level by comparing vertical flights as opposed to spiralling flights whilst testing obstacle avoidance algorithms, and (iii) validate the speed and accuracy of measurements and data processing of key tree form traits derived by the UAV against on-ground measurements of the same traits.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($8,650)
Scheme
Grant-ERS Research Theme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Taskhiri M; Harrison P; Potts BM; Turner P
Year
2018

Research Supervision

Before joining the University of Tasmania, Sadegh has supervised many master and bachelor students during his PhD study at the University of Göttingen around the topics of sustainability and supply chain management. Sadegh is currently supervising two HDR student with the topics of Forest Residue Utilisation and Functionality of Tasport for Wood Flows. Currently, there is an open position for HDR candidate to work on the projects aligned with ARC Center for Forest Value (theme 3). For more information please see the following website:

Current

4

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDUncertainties in the Forest Industries: Procurement, supply chains and markets A case study investigation2017
PhDDevelopment of an Autonomous Unmanned Aerial System for Below-Canopy Laser Scanning of Forests2017
PhDOptimising Knowledge Transfer in the Supply Chain2018
PhDExploring Traceability Challenges amongst Small Businesses in Tasmanian Red Meat Supply Chains: The role and potential impact of information technology2019