Imad Alsyouf is an Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM) at University of Sharjah (UoS), United Arab Emirates. Currently, he is the Chairman of the IEEM Department and the Coordinator and founder of the Sustainable Engineering Asset Management (SEAM) Research Group. Previously, he worked at Linnaeus University in Sweden for about 10 years. He has produced more than 25 conference and journal papers. He has about 26 years of industrial and academic experience in various positions in Jordan, Sweden and UAE. His research interests include reliability, quality and maintenance engineering, Total Quality Management (TQM), Lean Production, productivity improvement, performance measurement, life cycle cost analysis, and optimization of decisions at various phases of system life cycle. He has developed and taught more than 25 post and undergrad courses covering a wide range of IEEM fields. He delivered training courses in Kaizen, TQM, and organizational excellence.
Mohammad Shamsuzzaman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management at University of Sharjah (UoS), United Arab Emirates. Prior to join UoS he worked as a Research Fellow at National University of Singapore. He received his MEng and PhD in Industrial Engineering from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2000 and 2005, respectively. His current research focuses on quality control, reliability, maintenance, simulation and multi-criteria decision-making. He has published about fifty research articles in different referred journals and conference proceedings. He is a member of the American Society for Quality.
Naser Nawayseh studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Jordan and graduated in 1993. He obtained his MSc by research in Solar Water Desalination in 1996, and Ph.D in biodynamic responses to vibration from the University of Southampton in The United kingdom in 2004. He worked as a Research Fellow at the Institute of Sound, and Vibration Research for 3 years. He then joined Dhofar University in Oman and worked as an Assistant Professor and Chairperson of the Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Department between 2007 and 2013. He joined the University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates as an Associate Professor in September 2013, and was appointed as a Chairperson of the Mechanical Engineering Department in September 2015. Dr. Nawayseh's research interest is in human responses to vibration, postural stability, and water desalination and he has more than 40 publications including a book, journal articles, conference articles, and technical reports in those fields.
Anwar Hasan Jarndal was born in Zabid, Yemen, in 1973. He received his B.Sc. degree (with honors) in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the Applied Sciences University, Amman, Jordan, in 1998, M.Sc. degree in Communication and Electronics Engineering from the Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan, in 2001, and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kassel, Kassel, Germany, in 2006. From 1999 to 2001, he was a Teaching Assistant at the Jordan University of Science and Technology. From 2001 to 2003, he was a Lecturer at Hodeidah University, Hodeidah, Yemen. In 2007, he became an Assistant Professor at the Computer Engineering Department of Hodeidah University. In 2008, he was a post-doctoral fellow at Ecole de TechnologieSuperieure of Quebec University, Montreal, Canada. From 2011 to 2013, he was an assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department of the University of Nizwa, Nizwa, Oman. Currently, he is an assistant professor at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE. His main research interests include modeling of active devices for microwave circuits design. Dr. Jarndal is a member of reviewing boards of many international journals and conferences. He has published nearly 40 peer reviewed papers in the field of active devices modeling, RF power amplifiers design and radio channel modeling.
Hamdi Bashir received his Ph.D. degree in 2000 from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Currently, he is an Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management at the University of Sharjah. Prior to joining this university, Dr. Bashir has held faculty positions at Sultan Qaboos University, University of Alberta, and Concordia University. During his academic career, Dr. Bashir has taught a wide variety of courses related to industrial engineering and engineering management at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has also developed and delivered training courses in the areas of maintenance and project management. He has published more than 35 international journal and conference papers in the areas of project management, manufacturing systems, quality management, and health care management. Dr. Bashir is a senior member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) and he was a registered professional engineer with Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists, and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA), Canada.
Ali Cheaitou is an assistant professor of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, employed by University of Sharjah, UAE; currently he is the Coordinator of the Master's and PhD programs in Engineering Management. He obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Ecole Centrale Paris, France. He specializes in operations and supply chain management and particularly in modeling and optimization. His main research interests are in production planning and inventory control, shipping and maritime transportation, with an interest in sustainability and green aspects. He worked previously as assistant professor at Marseilles Business School, France and as consultant of Supply Chain Management and ERP systems at L'Oréal, France and China. He also served as part time faculty member at the Business school of Algiers, Algeria (ESAA).
Emad Mushtaha is an Assistant Professor of Architectural Engineering at University of Sharjah (UoS), United Arab Emirates. Prior to his graduate studies, he worked at Urban Planning Department in Gaza, Palestinian Territories for several years. During his work tenure, he gained a tremendous experience on space management and city planning. He received his MEng and DrEng in the field of Urban and Environmental Engineering from Hokkaido University, Japan in 2003 and 2006, respectively. During his master course, he focused on human thermal comfort and built environment. His doctorate course was in the field of Architectural Planning taken into consideration sustainability and environment. From 2006 to 2007, he worked as a JSPS-Post doctoral Research Fellow at Hokkaido University, where he worked on design aspects for people with different abilities, especially the elderly. From 2007 to 2012, Dr. Mushtaha worked as an Assistant professor in the Architectural Engineering Department at Ajman University of Sciences and Technology, UAE. His main interest at the department was to do research that deals with urban housing design and sustainable architecture. His current research focuses on housing, sustainability, architectural planning, and urban design. He has published, so far, about 25 research articles in different referred journals and conference proceedings. He is a member of Architectural Institute of Japan and Association of Palestinian Engineers.
Industrial Affiliated Members
Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects:
Dr. Zain Elabideen Tahboub got his Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Ohio State University. Immediately after, he joined hands with three colleagues to form the Industrial Engineering department at the University of Jordan in 1987. He lead the M.Sc. program in Engineering Management for several years where it became a leading program for the University of Jordan. The graduates of the department became among the most respected and demanded professionals in many positions, Dubai is no exception where a number of IE's are among the top decision makers of the Executive Council and many other government entities. At the same time, he was working with industry in many important programs; he was the Corporate Adviser for Royal Jordanian Airlines 1994-1998 where he helped in the recovery of the Airline to become profitable again. During his work at the University of Jordan, he assumed several roles to bring industry and academia together; he was the director of the Outreach Program, the chairman of the National Committee on Relationship between Academia and Industry which lead to forming new partnership and models in new universities. In 2005, he left the University of Jordan to be the Dean of Majan University College in Oman. In 2009, he joined Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects as Specialist Adviser, then assuming other roles and responsibilities including strategy, research, knowledge management and innovation where he is working on building new concepts and models for innovation. Recently, Zain was an active member in developing Dubai Plan 2021.
International Affiliated Members
Michael Khoo Boon Chong is a professor of Statistics in the School of Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). He specializes in Statistical Quality Control, with a main focus on control charts. He has published more than 100 papers in International journals, where most of them are indexed in the ISI database. He has successfully supervised more than 10 Ph.D. students who are now working in the academia and industries.
Ahmad Alzghoul worked as a researcher at the Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University, Sweden. He has an educational background in the field of computer science and engineering. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Aided Design at the Division of Product and Production Development, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden. He received his M.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering (Intelligent Systems) from Halmstad University, Sweden, and his M.Sc. degree in Software Technology from Linnaeus University, Sweden. He is involved in research concerning machine monitoring and the use of DSMS (Data Stream Management System) and DSM (Data Stream Mining) in engineering applications. Further, he has done several researches in collaboration with the Department of Pharmacy at Uppsala University. He has produced more than 15 journal and conference papers. His main research interests are in the broad area of data mining, machine learning, statistics, and their diverse applications in industry and medicine.
Sadeque Mohammad Hamdan is currently a Research Assistant in the SEAM research group. He obtained both his M.Sc. in Engineering Management in 2015 and his B.Sc. in Civil Engineering in 2013 from the University of Sharjah in the UAE. He worked as a full-time Teaching Assistant in the department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM) during his master's degree program. The topic of his thesis was 'green supplier selection and order allocation using multi-criteria decision making and optimization'. Eng. Hamdan attended and participated in the fifth International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operation Management (IEOM 2015) and published a paper on green supplier selection and order allocation. His main research interests are transportation, supply chain management, optimization and decision-making.