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Prof.Atidel Aboubaker Ben Hadj-Alouane Head of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management Department Academic RankProfessor

Specialization:

  • Industrial and Operations Engineering

Research Interests:

  •  Development of decision support systems based on combinatorial optimization  Design and management of integrated logistics systems & green logistics  Risk management in supply chains  Application of Operations Research to service systems, such as Telecommunications, Cloud systems and infrastructure, and Health systems  Artificial intelligence for optimization in the context of Industry 4.0

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Ph.D., Industrial and Operations Engineering, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA 1994 M.S.E., in Industrial and Operations Engineering, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA 1992 Advanced Engineering Diploma, Industrial Engineering, The National Engineering School of Tunis, Tunisia 1987
Oct 2021-Present, Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, College of Engineering, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. 2011-2021, Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering National Engineering School of Tunis, University of Tunis El Manar 2005-2001, Associate Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering National Engineering School of Tunis, University of Tunis El Manar 1997-2005, Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering National Engineering School of Tunis University of Tunis El Manar March 2015, Invited Professor, University of Lorraine, France. 1995-1997, Assistant Research Scientist, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Laboratory, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 1994, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Laboratory, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2005-2020, Founding Director, Optimization and Analysis of Service and Industrial Systems (OASIS) laboratory, National Engineering School of Tunis, University of Tunis El Manar 2014-2021, Co-founder and Director, Ph.D. Program in Industrial Engineering, National Engineering School of Tunis, University of Tunis El Manar 2006-2013, Co-founder & Director, Master’s Program in Industrial and Systems Engineering, National Engineering School of Tunis University of Tunis El Manar 2009-2021 Co-founder and board member of the professional masters’ program on Modernization and Optimization for Enterprises (MOME), for the Tunisian Virtual University. 2011-2013, Member-elect of the Scientific Board, National Engineering School of Tunis, University of Tunis El Manar 2009-2011, Leading member of academic program committee in charge of modernization and reform for Industrial Engineering at ENIT. 2012-2014, Member of the national committee for accreditation of undergraduate and graduate engineering programs in Tunisia 2005-2021, Regular member of Tunisian national committees for recruiting and promoting faculty members within the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
Co-president of Program Committee of the International Conference on Modeling and Simulation (MOSIM, 2010), and regular member of program committees of various international conferences (IESM, CIGI, CIE, ILS, etc.). 2020-Present, Board member of Computers in Industry
2014-2017, Tunisian-French project on “Supply chains design and management under uncertainties”. Collaboration with Prof. Yannick Frein, Grenoble INP. 2012-2015, “Integrated timetabling and production scheduling”. Project under the MobiDoc University-Industry collaborative framework. Readers are referred to featured article authored by A. B. Hadj-Alouane, in ORMS magazine, August 2017, discussing this initiative in detail: https://www.informs.org/ORMS-Today/Public-Articles/August-Volume-44-Number-4/MobiDoc-initiative-in-Tunisia . 2010-2013, Tunisian-French project on “Design and management of integrated supply chains”. Collaboration with Prof. Yannick Frein, Grenoble INP. 2008-2012, “Optimization of telecommunication network infrastructure”. Collaboration with Prof. Nejib Ben Hadj-Alouane and Tunisie Telecom company. 2007-2011, ‘Decision support systems for reverse logistics”. Collaboration with Prof. Diane Riopel, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal. 2007-2010, “Risk mitigation in supply chains”. Collaboration with Prof. Saif Benjaafar, University of Minnesota. 2005-2009, Tunisian-French project on “Organizational reengineering and development of management tools for healthcare systems”. Collaboration with Prof. Mohamed Moalla, Faculty of Sciences of Tunis.
Journal papers Fekih, A., H. Hadda, I. Kacem, A. B. Hadj-Alouane. A hybrid genetic tabu search algorithm for minimizing total completion time in a flexible job shop scheduling problem. To appear in European Journal of Industrial Engineering. Brahmi, A., A. B. Hadj-Alouane, S. Sboui. Dynamic and reactive optimization of physical and financial flows in the supply chain. International Journal of Industrial Engineering Computations, 11:83–106, 2020. Farhat, M., A. Akbalik, A. B. Hadj-Alouane, Nathalie Sauer. Lot sizing problem with batch ordering under periodic buyback contract and lost sales. International Journal of Production Economics, 208:500–511, 2019. Chelly, A., I. Nouira, Y. Frein, A. B. Hadj-Alouane. On The consideration of carbon emissions in modelling-based supply chain literature: the state of the art, relevant features and research gaps. International Journal of Production Research, 57:15-16, 2019. Akbalik, A., A. B. Hadj-Alouane, N. Sauer, H. Ghribi. NP-hard and polynomial cases for the single-item lot sizing problem with batch ordering under capacity reservation. European Journal of Operational Research, In Press, 257(2):483–4931, 2017. Hfaiedh, W., C. Sadfi, I. Kacem, A. B. Hadj-Alouane. A branch-and-bound method for the single-machine scheduling problem under a non-availability constraint for maximum delivery time minimization. Applied Mathematics and Computation, 252:496–502, 2015. Nouira, I., Y. Frein, A. B. Hadj-Alouane. Optimization of manufacturing systems under environmental considerations for a greenness-dependent demand. International Journal of Production Economics, 150:188–198, 2014. Ben Aîcha, S., A. B. Hadj-Alouane. Super Facilities versus chaining in mitigating disruption impacts. Computers and Industrial Engineering, 65:351-359, 2013. Abdessalem, M., A. B. Hadj-Alouane, D. Riopel. Decision modelling of reverse logistics systems: Selection of recovery operations for end-of-life products. International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 13(2):139-161, 2012. Hammami R., Y. Frein, A. B. Hadj-Alouane. An international supplier selection model with inventory and transportation management. Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal, 24 (1): 4-27, 2012. Balma, A., N. Ben Hadj-Alouane, A. B. Hadj-Alouane. A near-optimal solution approach for the multi-hop traffic grooming problem, IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communication Networking, 3(12):1-11, 2011. Ben Chihaoui, F., I. Kacem, A. B. Hadj-Alouane, N. Dridi, N. Rezg. No-wait scheduling of a two-machine flow-shop to minimise the makespan under non-availability constraints and different release dates, International Journal of Production Research, 49(21):6273-6286, 2011. Hammami R., Y. Frein, A. B. Hadj-Alouane. Supplier selection in global context: modeling and managerial insights with emphasis on low-cost suppliers’ issues, Int. J. of Services Operations and Informatics 6(1/2):138 – 159, 2011. Bouchriha, H., S. D’Amours, M. A. Mammou, A. B. Hadj-Alouane. Chips Supply optimization for a network of pulp mills. Journal of Operations Logistics (JOL), 2(1):IV.1-IV.14, 2009. Hammami, R., Y. Frein, A. B. Hadj-Alouane. A strategic-tactical model for the supply chain design in the delocalization context: Mathematical formulation and a case study. International Journal of Production Economics, 122(1):351-365, 2009. Hammami, R., Y. Frein, A. B. Hadj-Alouane. Supply chain design in the delocalization context: Relevant features and new modeling tendencies. International Journal of Production Economics, 113(2):641-656, 2008. Znouda, E., N. Ghrab-Morcos, A. B. Hadj-Alouane. Multiobjective optimization of mediterranean building design. Journal of Decision Systems, 17(2):245-268, 2008. Ettien, A. A. I., N. Ben Hadj-Alouane, A. B. Hadj-Alouane. A Scenario approach for a capacity planning problem with stochastic demands. Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 3(2):158-173, 2007. Znouda, E., N. Ghrab-Morcos, A. B. Hadj-Alouane. Optimization of mediterranean building design using genetic algorithms. Energy and Buildings, 39:148-153, 2007. Ben Hadj-Alouane, N., M. Yeddes, A. B. Hadj-Alouane, F. Lin. A Mixed Integer Dynamic Programming Approach to a Class of Optimal Control Problems in Hybrid Systems. Cybernetics and Systems: an International Journal, 37:481-504, 2006. Jebali, A., A. B. Hadj-Alouane, P. Ladet. Operating room scheduling. International Journal of Production Economics (IJPE), 99:52-62, 2006. Hadj-Alouane, A. B., J.C. Bean. A genetic algorithm for the multiple-choice integer program. Operations Research, 45(1):92-101, 1997. Hadj-Alouane, A. B., J. C. Bean, K. G. Murty. A hybrid genetic/optimization algorithm for a task allocation problem. Journal of Scheduling, 2:189-201, 1999. Hadj-Alouane, A. B., K. G. Murty. A Constrained assignment problem. The Arabian Journal for science and Engineering, 16(2B):233-238, 1991. Selected Papers in Proceedings of International Conferences Chelly, A., I. Nouira, A. B. Hadj-Alouane, Y. Frein. A stochastic model for analyzing the combined effect of demand uncertainty and carbon tax within the context of green supply chain design. The 7th IESM Conference, Saarbrücken, Germany, October 11–13, 2017 (2nd Best student paper award). Mechmech, R., S. Harbi, A. B. Hadj-Alouane. Identifying and ranking of clearance chain management (CCM) strategies. The 7th IESM Conference, Saarbrücken, Germany, October 11–13, 2017. Farhat, M., A. Akbalik, N. Sauer, A. B. Hadj-Alouane. Procurement planning with batch ordering under periodic buyback contract. IFAC PapersOnLine 50-1 (2017) 13982–13986. ¬¬ Brahmi, A., A. B. Hadj-Alouane, S. Sboui. Optimisation conjointe des flux physiques et financiers de la chaine logistique en difficulté de trésorerie. 11ème Conférence Francophone d’Optimisation et Simulation (MOSIM’16), Montréal, Québec, Canada, Août 2016. Ben Arbia, S. W. Klibi, A. B. Hadj-Alouane. The Design of Flexible Production-Distribution Networks. International Conference on Information Systems, Logistics and Supply Chain ILS Conference, Bordeaux, France, June 1 – 4, 2016. Frihat, M., C. Sadfi, A. B. Hadj-Alouane. Problème d’ordonnancement d’atelier dans un environnement incertain et polyvalent. 11ème Congrès International de Génie Industriel (CIGI’15), Québec, Canada, Octobre 2015. Frihat, M., C. Sadfi, A. B. Hadj-Alouane. Optimization of Integrated Employee Timetabling and Hybrid Job Shop Shceduling under Time Lags Constraints. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Control, Decision and Information Technologies (CoDIT'14), Metz, France, November 2014. Klibi W., A. B. Hadj-Alouane. Integrating Resilience in Stochastic Production-Distribution Network Design Models, 20th Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies, IFORS 2014, Bacelona, Spain, July 2014. Hfaiedh, W., C. Sadfi, I. Kacem, A. B. Hadj-Alouane. An effective iterative lower bound algorithm for the single machine scheduling problem with unavailability constraint and release date jobs and tails for maximum lateness minimization. Proceedings of CoDIT'14 International Conference, Metz, France, November 2014. Balma, A., N. Ben Hadj-Alouane, A. B. Hadj-Alouane. A heuristic for the Network Migration Scheduling problem. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Applied Optimization (ICMSAO'13), Hammamet, Tunisia, April 2013. Nouira, I., Y. Frein, A. B. Hadj-Alouane. Carbon emissions and product greenness considerations in supply chain design models. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Systems Management (IESM’13), Rabat, Morocco October 2013. Ben Aicha S., A. B. Hadj-Alouane. Super facility versus chaining in demand allocation problems under disruptions. Proceedings of MOSIM’12 International Conference, Bordeaux, France, June 2012. Ben Aicha S., A. B. Hadj-Alouane. Mitigating disruptions impacts using super facilities. International conference on information systems, Logistics and Supply chain (ILS’12), Québec, Canada, August 2012. Nouira I., Y. Frein, A. B. Hadj-Alouane. Impact de décisions logistiques sur la qualité environnementale des produits. 9ème Congrès International de Génie Industriel (CIGI’11), St-Sauveur Quebec, Canada, Octobre 2011. Trabelsi, S., R. Larbi, A. B. Hadj-Alouane. Linear programming for the home health care problem. Proceedings of PALS’11 International Conference, Clermont-Ferrand, France, 2011. Balma, A., A. B. Hadj-Alouane, N. Ben Hadj-Alouane. A Graph based model for Intelligent Network design. Proceedings of MOSIM’10 International Conference, Hammamet, Tunisia, May 2010. Ben Taarit, N., A. B. Hadj-Alouane, F. Zeghal Mansour. A lagrangian heuristic method and an iterative approach for the inventory routing problem, Proceedings of MOSIM’10 International Conference, Hammamet, Tunisia, 2010. Elabassi, S. B., A. B. Hadj-Alouane, S. Benjaafar. Flexibility chaining in location-allocation problems. International Conference on Information Systems, Proceedings of ILS’10 International Conference, Casablanca, Morocco, 2010. Elabassi, S. B., S. Benjaafar, A. B. Hadj-Alouane. On the performance of flexibility chaining in location-allocation problems under disruption, Proceedings of MOSIM’10 International Conference, Tunisia, 2010. Hammami, R., Y. Frein, A. B. Hadj-Alouane. Impacts of Lead Times Constraints on Global Supply Chain Decisions. POMS 21st Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada May 7-10, 2010. Hammami R., Frein Y., A. B. Hadj-Alouane. International supplier selection: Literature review and modeling guidelines. Proceedings of ILS’10 International Conference, Casablanca, Morocco, 2010. Nouira, I., Y. Frein, A. B. Hadj-Alouane. Towards the design of a green supply chain: A literature review and the basis of an optimization model, Proceedings of ILS’10 International Conference, Casablanca, Morocco, 2010. Balma, A., A. B. Hadj-Alouane, N. Ben Hadj-Alouane. A branch and price approach for capacity dimensioning and demand routing in SDH/WDM networks. Proceedings of the 39th International Conference on Computers & Industrial Engineering (CIE39), Troyes, France, July 2009. Ben Chihaoui, F., N. Dridi, A. B. Hadj-Alouane. Two-machine no-wait flowshop scheduling with availability. Proceedings of CIE39 International Conference, Troyes, France, July 2009. Ben Taarit, N., F. Zeghal Mansour, A. B. Hadj-Alouane. A Lagrangian Heuristic Approach for the Inventory Rouing Problem. Proceedings of CIE39 International Conference, Troyes, France, July 2009. Abdessalem, M., A. B. Hadj-Alouane, D. Riopel. A decision support system for selecting recovery operations of in-use products. Proceedings of ILS’08 International Conference, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, May 2008. Hammami, R., A. B. Hadj-Alouane, Y. Frein. Supply chain design with transfer pricing in the context of delocalization. Proceedings of ILS’08 International Conference, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, May 2008. Hammami, R., A. B. Hadj-Alouane, Y. Frein. Mise en œuvre d’un modèle logistique de délocalisation et approche de résolution. Actes du 7éme Congrès Génie Industriel, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada, Juin 2007. Hammami, R., A. B. Hadj-Alouane, Y. Frein. A strategic-tactical model for the supply chain design in the delocalization context: Mathematical formulation and a case study. International Conference of Production Research, Chili, 2007. Hammami R., Y. Frein, A. B. Hadj-Alouane. A Strategic Model for Supply Chain Design in the Delocalization Context. IESM, Beijing, China, 2007 (Best student paper award). Hammami, S., P. Ladet, A. Ruiz, A. B. Hadj-Alouane. Approche hiérarchique flux patients- flux matériels pour le pilotage du plateau médico-technique. Actes du 7éme Congrès Génie Industriel, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada, Juin 2007. Hammami, S., P. Ladet, A. Ruiz, A. B. Hadj-Alouane. Joint Replenishment for the operating room. The 33rd International Conference on Operational Research Applied to Health Services, Saint-Etienne, France, July 2007. Ben Chihaoui, F., N. Dridi, A. B. Hadj-Alouane. Minimizing Lmax and Cmax in a job shop problem with sequence-dependent setup times. Proceedings of IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing (INCOM'06), 2006. Znouda E., N. Ghrab-Morcos, A. B. Hadj-Alouane. Un algorithme génétique pour l’optimisation énergétique et économique des bâtiments méditerranéens. Actes de la Conférence Internationale MOSIM’06, Rabat, Maroc, 2006. Bouchriha, H., A. Mammou, S. D’Amours, A. B. Hadj-Alouane. Supply optimization for a pulp and paper mill network. Proceedings of IESM’05 International Conference, Marrakech, Maroc, 2005. Hammami, S., A. B. Hadj-Alouane, P. Ladet, S. Kharraja. Approche pour la construction des plages flexibles. Actes de la Conférence Internationale MOSIM’04, 2004. Znouda, E., N. Ghrab-Morcos , A. B. Hadj-Alouane. Optimisation énergétique de l'enveloppe des bâtiments méditerranéens à l'aide des algorithmes génétiques. Congrès Français de Thermique, SFT, Presqu'île de Giens, France, 2004. Jebali, A., A. B. Hadj-Alouane, P. Ladet. Operating room scheduling. Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Production Management, Porto, Portugal, 2003. Hadj-Alouane, A. B., S. Hajri. A genetic algorithm for an assignment problem with fuzzy data. Proceedings of the 4th International Industrial Engineering Conference, Aîx-Marseille, France, 2001.
Supervised over 10 Ph.D. Theses, over 40 Master Theses, and over 60 Senior Design Projects. The following represent a sample of the students that I supervised who now hold good positions in academia and in industry: Amira Brahmi, “Towards the development of a decision aid tool for supply chain finance optimization”. Ph.D. Thesis within the MobiDoc framework, defended in Fall 2020. Amina Chelly, “On the design of low carbon supply chains”. Ph.D. Thesis, defended in Fall 2019. Mhamed Abdessalem. “Decision modeling of reverse logistics systems”. Ph.D. Thesis, defended in Spring 2017. Walid Hfaiedh, “Production scheduling on a single machine under the constraint of resource unavailability”. Ph.D. Thesis, defended in Fall 2016. Soumaya Ben Aicha, “Supply Chain Flexibility for Mitigating Disruptions”. Ph.D. Thesis, defended in Spring 2015. Imen Nouira, “On the consideration of the environmental quality of products in the design of green supply chains”. Ph.D. Thesis, defended in Fall 2013. Ramzi Hammami, “On the design of supply chains within the delocalization context”. Ph.D. Thesis, defended in Spring 2008. Sana Dahmen, “A hybrid approach for constructing work schedules in a multi-activity context”. Master Thesis, defended in Fall 2010. Aman Isaac Ettien, “A scenario approach for a capacity planning problem with stochastic demands”, Master thesis, defended in Spring 2007. Essia Znouda, “A genetic algorithm for optimization of architectural design”, Master thesis, defended in Fall 2004. Khaled Medini, “Supply chain modelling and simulation using SCOR and multi agent system”. Senior design project, defended in Spring 2009. Amin Chaabane, “Integrated preventive maintenance and optimization of system production flows”. Senior design project, defended in Spring 2002. Monia Rekik, “Machine scheduling in a chemical production unit”. Senior design project, defended in Spring 1998. Asma Ghaffari, “Production planning and scheduling in a houseware production company”. Senior design project, defended in Spring 1998.
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