Aureo L.M. Zanon, Jr

(He, Him, His)
Adjunct Instructor, Engineering

Aureo Zanon, a multifaceted engineer and educator, serves as a part-time Adjunct Instructor at PSU Great Valley, focusing on engineering programs. He spearheads the DevOps team at HAVI’s Supply Chain, with prior roles in United Airlines, where he led multiple supply chain and data science initiatives. Aureo's career commenced in Brazil, contributing to major corporations like IBM and Procter & Gamble, General Electric, and Motorola, before moving to the USA to enhance supply chain processes at Brightstar Corp.

He holds a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering from UNICAMP, alongside graduate degrees in Optimization, Quality & Industrial Engineering, Business Administration, and Applied Statistics and Data Analytics from prestigious Brazilian and U.S. institutions.

Currently pursuing a Doctor of Engineering at PSU, Aureo explores Generative AI to revolutionize software development, supported by his rich background. His passion for open-source projects and data science applications underscores his commitment to advancing technological and operational excellence.

Professional Experience: Director of DevOps and Analytics at HAVI Global Solutions (2022 - current), with multiple leadership positions at United Airlines (2008-2022), Brightstar Corporation (2006-2008), Motorola (1998-2006), General Electric (1997-1998), Procter & Gamble, IBM, and Allied Signal (1996).
Areas of Interest: Machine Learning (TinyML, Computer Vision, and Generative AI), Data Mining, Discrete Event Simulation, Supply Chain Analytics, Demand Forecasting, Data Visualization, Lean Six Sigma, and Agile Methodologies.

  • Machine Learning applications in Supply Chain Planning such as Inventory Forecasting and resource Allocation, among others
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Optimization using Discrete Event Simulation
  • Computer Vision applications with TinyML
  • Generative Autonomous Agents to augment human productivity
  • BS Mechanical Engineering (UNICAMP 1997)
  •  Graduate studies in Quality Engineering (UNICAMP 1999)
  •  Graduate Specialization (CEAG) in Business Administration (EAESP-FGV 2000)
  •  Engineering Management Professional Masters - qualified (UNICAMP 2005)
  •  Project Management Graduate Certificate PMI-PMP (FIA 2006) 
  •  Applied Statistics Graduate Certificate (GCAS PSU 2016)
  •  Masters in Data Analytics (MPSDA PSU 2018)
  •  Currently enrolled in the Doctor of Engineering (D.Eng.) program at PSU


  • Certified Supply Chain Professional (APICS-2007)
  • Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (Motorola-2003, ASQ-2007, United Airlines-2008)
  • Certified Scrum Master (Scrum Alliance CSM-2022)