Dr. Ilia B. Frenkel

Dr. Ilia B. Frenkel

Dr. Ilia B. Frenkel

Contact information

+972-8-64-75-648 (office)
+972-8-64-75-642 (department)


Mailing Address

Department of Industrial Engineering and Management
Sami Shamoon College of Engineering
Bialik/Basel Sts., P.O. Box 900, Beer-Sheva, 84100

I studied applied mathematics at Voronezh State University, where I obtained M.Sc. degree. My Ph.D. degree in Operational Research and Computer Science I gained in Kiev Institute of Economics (both former USSR). I held different positions in Research and Design Institutes, was Chief Designer Deputy of Computer Aided Design Systems of Machine-building Plant, held fellowship at Volgograd Civil Engineering Institute, renamed into Volgograd State Architectural and Engineering Academy, where I was a Department Chair and Associate Professor of the Applied Mathematics and Computers Department. After emigration to Israel in 1991 I took a lectureship in Calculus, Reliability Engineering and Statistical Inference at Ben Gurion University of the Negev and Sapir Academic College and later became a Senior Lecturer on The Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Sami Shammon College of Engineering (SCE), Israel . In 2005 I have organized in SCE the Center for Reliability and Risk Mangement (CRRM) and become Chair of this Center.

My current research interests are in reliability theory with application to preventive maintenance, stochastic processes, modeling, simulation and optimization of production and service systems.

I'm a member of Israel Society for Quality, Israel Statistical Association and European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics (ENBIS), Associate Editor of the Journal of Reliability and Statistical Studies, Section Editor of the Communications in Dependability and Quality Management, An International Journal, editorial board member of the International Journal of Polish Academy of Sciences Maintenance and Reliability, Journals Business: Theory and Practice, Technological and Economic Development of Economy, Mathematics in Engineering, Science and Aerospace. I was Co-Chair and member of Organizing Committee of The International Symposium on Stochastic Models in Reliability, Safety, Security and Logistics (SMRSSL'05) and Chair of Organizing Committee of The International Symposium on Stochastic Models in Reliability Engineering, Life Science and Operations Management (SMRLO'10),

My hobby is stamp collecting. I'm a Member of the Working Committee of the Israel Philatelic Federation, Vice-President of Thematic Stamps Association of Israel and President of the Ashqelon Philatelic Society. I'm a member of American Philatelic Society, ATA, Internationale Motivgruppe "Eisenbahnwesen" E.V., Belgian Study Circle and other organizations.