Jesuk Ko

Work place: Dept. of Industrial Engineering Universidad Mayor de San Andres (UMSA) Mariscal Santa Cruz Av. No.1175 Obelisco Square, La Paz, Bolivia



Research Interests: Healthcare Engineering, Decision Support System, Information Systems, Artificial Intelligence


Prof. Jesuk Ko received his Ph.D. degree in Systems Engineering from Royal Melbourne University of Technology (RMIT) in Australia, and his M.Eng.Sc. degree in Industrial Engineering from Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) in Korea, respectively. He currently is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering at Universidad Mayor de San Andres (UMSA) in Bolivia. Also he is an Adjunct Professor of the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) in Tanzania. He was a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Engineering at the Australian National University (ANU) for the period of 1 September 2008 to 31 August 2009. He also was a Head of Department (HOD) in the Department of Industrial and Information Engineering at Gwangju University. He served as a Full-time Lecturer, Graduate School of Engineering (GSE) at RMIT. He has been involved in Paper Review Committees as an Editorial Board Member of the prestigious international journals such as JHM, AJOR, APMR, IJPE, and others. He is a Principal Consultant with the Korea Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) and a Certified Associate of the Korean TOC Academy (KTA). At present, he is a senior organizing member of the Korean Theory of Constraints Association (TOC Korea), an academic trustee member of the Korean Society of Supply Chain Management (KSCM), and a member of the Korean Institute of Industrial Engineers (KIIE). He also is a member of the Korean Council on Systems Engineering (KCOSE). His research interests include related topics of systems engineering, AI applications in decision analysis and problem-solving issues, integrated (intelligent) information systems, and health informatics, etc.

Author Articles
Mobile Phone Based RIMS for Traffic Control a Case Study of Tanzania

By Angela-Aida Karugila Runyoro Jesuk Ko

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Apr. 2015

Vehicles saturation in transportation infrastructure causes traffic congestion, accidents, transportation delays and environment pollution. This problem can be resolved with proper management of traffic flow. Existing traffic management systems are challenged on capturing and processing real-time road data from wide area road networks. The main purpose of this study is to address the gap by implementing a mobile phone based Road Information Management System. The proposed system integrates three modules for data collection, storage and information dissemination. The modules works together to enable real-time traffic control. Disseminated information from the system, enables road users to adjust their travelling habit, also it allows the traffic lights to control the traffic in relation to the real-time situation occurring on the road. In this paper the system implementation and testing was performed. The results indicated that there is a possibility to track traffic data using Global Positioning System enabled mobile phones, and after processing the collected data, real-time traffic status was displayed on web interface. This enabled road users to know in advance the situation occurring on the roads and hence make proper travelling decision. Further research should consider adjusting the traffic lights control system to understand the disseminated real-time traffic information.

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