Ger Devlin

University College Dublin Ireland

Dr Ger Devlin obtained his primary degree in BSc. Applied Physics from Dublin City University in 2001. He joined Analog Devices B.V. during his degree where he worked as a fabrication engineer in the research and development department. On returning to academia in 2003, Dr. Devlin was awarded his PhD degree in Engineering from the Department of Biosystems Engineering, UCD in 2007. His PhD focused on the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and GPS technology in conjunction with developing Spatial Decision Support Systems for biomass and bioenergy supply chain optimisation and the concept of carbon friendly transportation networks. He is Ireland¿s representative on COST Action FP0902 - Development and Harmonization of new operational research and assessment procedures for sustainable forest biomass supply. For this action he was also appointed the Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM) manager which oversees the application and awarding of research grants for researchers to conduct short study missions in Universities and research institutes through Europe as well as Canada, USA, New Zealand, Japan, Russia, Australia and South Africa. He is also Ireland's representative on the International Energy Association (IEA) Task 43 - BioEnergy from biomass feedstocks. Dr Devlin currently has in excess of 40 publications that include peer review papers, 1 book and book chapters in the areas of biomass supply chains and logistics, biomass for energy markets, LCA, pyrolysis of biomass for liquid fuels and supply chain optimisation. He is reviewer for several peer review journals including Fuel Processing Technology, Transportation Research Part D, Journal of Transport Geogrpahy, International Journal of Forest Engineering, Journal of Forest Energy, Canadian Journal of Forest Research and ASABE to name a few.

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This book by In-Tech publishing helps the reader understand the power of informed decision making by covering a broad range of DSS (Decision Support Systems) applications in the fields of medical, environmental, transport and business. The expertise of the chapter writers spans an equally extensive spectrum of researchers from around the globe including universities in Canada, Mexico, Brazil and the United States, to institutes and universities in Italy, Germany, Poland, France, United Kingdom, Romania, Turkey and Ireland to as far east as Malaysia and Singapore and as far north as Finland. Decision Support Systems are not a new technology but they have evolved and developed with the ever demanding necessity to analyse a large number of options for decision makers (DM) for specific situations, where there is an increasing level of uncertainty about the problem at hand and where there is a high impact relative to the correct decisions to be made. DSS's offer decision makers a more stable solution to solving the semi-structured and unstructured problem. This is exactly what the reader will see in this book.

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