• Department Head

    Supply Chain Management Department
    Room 630 Drake Centre
    181 Freedman Crescent
    University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 5V4

    T: (204) 474-6870
    F: 204-474-7545



Professor Appadoo is a Professor of Management Science in the Department of Supply Chain Management at the University of Manitoba, Canada. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses for the Department of Supply Chain Management. His research work is published in esteemed international journals and referred proceedings. His research is well regarded and frequently cited. His past collaborative projects include working with twenty-one researchers from around the world in a wide variety of academic disciplines. On an ongoing basis, he receives numerous invitations to work cooperatively with distinguished peers and publish his work internationally. Professor Appadoo has published over sixty articles in international journals and proceedings. His publications appear in journals such as Journal of Applied Mathematics and Decision Sciences, ICBF Journal of Applied Finance, Journal of Risk Finance, Mathematical and Computer Modeling, Computers & Mathematics with Applications, Applied Mathematics Letters, Statistics & Probability Letters, The Mathematical Scientist, Journal of Statistical Theory and Applications and Journal of Statistics and Applications, Journal of Interdisciplinary Mathematics, International Journal of Applied Industrial Engineering, Advances in Fuzzy Sets and Systems, Journal of Applied Statistical Science, Fuzzy Optimization and Decision Making, Journal of Information and Optimization Sciences, Journal of Mathematical Finance, and Journal of Interdisciplinary Mathematics. Some articles appeared on the Top 25 Hottest Articles on Science Direct Elsevier and were among the most cited articles on Elsevier. Currently, he is co-authoring a book titled, Application of Possibility Theory in Decision Analysis.

In 2010, he was awarded the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Grant as the Principal Investigator in the amount of $100,000. The Discovery Grants Program promotes and maintains a diversified base of high-quality research capability in Natural Science and Engineering in Canadian universities, thereby fostering research excellence and providing a stimulating environment for dynamic research training. Professor Appadoo received the 2008 Associates’ Achievement Award, Honorable Mention Award at the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference 2007 (Ottawa). In 2005 and 2012, he received the Best Paper Award at the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference. In 2012, he received the Joint UM/UMFA Committees on Merit Award, recognizing his outstanding contribution to research in the 2011/2012 academic year.

He was elected Divisional Chair for Management Science for the ASAC Conference 2008. He served on the Program Committee for the First Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Computing in Finance in conjunction with the 22nd IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium. He participated on the program committee as co-chair for the Management Science and Education track of the 6th International Conference on Information Systems, Technology and Management (ICISTM-2012) and committee member for FCTA 2011 International Conference on Fuzzy Computation Theory and Applications. He is on the Advisory Committee for the (OPTIMA-2012) International Conference on Optimization Modeling and Applications. Professor Appadoo serves on the editorial review boards for the Journal of Applied Industrial Engineering (IJAIE), Journal of Business Research and Management (IJBRM) and Journal of Business and Financial Affairs (JBFA). He has been a reviewer for ASAC, IFSAM, IASTED, NSERC grant application, textbook and international journals such as Fuzzy Sets and Systems, Transaction of Fuzzy Sets and Systems, Computers and Mathematics with Applications, European Journal of Operational Research, Information Science, The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Iranian Journal of Fuzzy Systems, Mathematical and Computer Modeling, International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making, Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience (Wileys), Kuwait Journal of Science and Engineering (KJSE), International Journal of Uncertainty, Fuzziness and Knowledge-Based Systems, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, Journal of Systems Science and Systems Engineering School of Economics and Management Tsinghua University, Journal of Business and Financial Affairs, Journal of Fuzzy Optimization and Decision Making.

Students appreciate Professor Appadoo’s teaching methodology and consistently rank his classes and instruction well above average. He serves on departmental, faculty, and university committees and contributes extensively to the professional community through review processes, sitting as conference chair, academic reviewer and other scholarly activities. He has served as an external examiner for various MSc and Ph.D. theses committees.

Research Interests

Theory and application of Management Science/Operations Research related to mathematical programming, application of fuzzy systems, possibility theory, and time-series models in both deterministic and fuzzy setup, GARCH modeling, inventory models, decision analysis, multi-criteria decision making, scoring models, AHP, supplier selection, TOPSIS model and its application to supply chain management.

Application of Intuitionistic fuzzy set to Multi-criteria Decision Making Problems, in which intuitionistic fuzzy sets are tools useful for modeling and processing imperfect information and imprecise knowledge.