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This open exhibition offered the chance for people to talk to current researchers about their specialisms.

Q&A sessions gave the public an insight into what the University is doing with regard to social science research and an appreciation of how research work done in universities influences our lives.

The exhibition of poster presentations was held throughout the whole week as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science.

Biography: Professor Shaofeng Liu

Shaofeng is Professor of Operations Management and Decision Making at the University. She obtained her PhD degree from Loughborough University, specialising in Knowledge and Information Management for Global Manufacturing Co-ordination Decisions. 

She is the Associate Editor for the Journal of Decision Systems (JDS), on the Editorial Boards for the International Journal of Decision Support Systems Technology (IJDSST) and International Journal of Information and Decision Science (IJIDS). She is currently a Management Board member for the Euro Working Group on Decision Support Systems (EWG-DSS). 

Her main research interests and expertise are in knowledge-based techniques to support business decision making, particularly in the areas of knowledge management, integrated decision support, ERP systems and quantitative decision methods for lean operations, process improvement, resource management, quality management, and supply chain management. She is currently supervising nine PhD students in the above research areas. She has undertaken a number of influential research projects funded by UK research councils and the European Commission. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed research papers including 50 journal articles, five book chapters, 48 conference papers, and editorial for six journal special Issues and 5 conference/workshop proceedings. 

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