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Dr. Abdul Rahim Nasir Ahmad

Professor
Business and Supply Chain Analytics

ar.ahmad@ksbl.edu.pk

Prof. Abdul-Rahim Ahmad is an award-winning academician and an active researcher of global repute working at the Department of Decision Sciences, Karachi School of Business Leadership, where he is involved in leading-edge interdisciplinary teaching, research, curricula development, and academic service. He is also an adjunct professor at the department of Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada, where he is involved in graduate student thesis supervision and cutting-edge interdisciplinary research. He has served in top universities in Canada (University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University, Dalhousie University), Saudi Arabia (KFUPM), and Pakistan (KSBL) for several decades.

Dr. Ahmad’s research interests are mainly in the areas of Knowledge-based Decision Support Systems (DSS), Expert System (ES), and Decision Modeling with applications in Supply Chain Operations Management (SCM), Layout Optimization as well as empirical research in Strategic Management of Technology. Dr. Ahmad has more than 50 publications in high-repute and high-impact journals and conference proceedings. He has also regularly acted as reviewer for such reputable journals as EJOR, IJPR, IJOQM, etc. as well as international conferences. He has worked on several government- and industry-funded collaborative research projects in Canada and Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Ahmad’s current teaching interests are in the areas of Business Strategy, Business and Supply Chain Analytics, Information Systems Strategy, Management Science, etc. at both undergraduate and graduate levels. He is firm believer in the power of active, interactive, and cooperative learning in developing effective leaders and lifelong learners who can be agents of positive change in organizations and societies. He perceives teaching and learning a mutually beneficial learning enterprise between instructor and learners. Dr. Ahmad’s extensive award winning teaching experience at several AACSB accredited business schools in Canada and Saudi Arabia is considered asset for his peers and students. He has received more than 10 distinguished teaching awards from the University of Waterloo (Canada), Dalhousie University (Canada), King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (Saudi Arabia), and Umm Al-Qura University (Saudi Arabia).

Dr. Ahmad also has significant industrial and consulting experience in Supply Chain Management, Decision Support Systems, and Software Development. Consequently, he is familiar with the workplace social, ethical, and organizational issues as well as various market dynamics, which all prove assets in his passionate and interactive teaching through the use of contemporary real world examples. Furthermore, he has excellent individual and team-based project management skills acquired through his participation in a variety of academic, research, and industrial ventures. More importantly, he discerns the difference between creativity and productivity and he is cognizant of the value of both in academic settings and scientific inquiries.

Dr. Ahmad regularly consults with industry and academia. His consultations with Higher Education Institutions span Curricula Development, Curricula Review, Faculty Development, Academic Accreditation, and Continuous Quality Improvement. He is an academic accreditation consultant for universities pursuing AACSB, EFMD/EPAS, and NCAAA/EEC-HES accreditation and re-accreditation. He offers executive development courses in Strategic Management, Information Systems, and Project Management. He is a long time professional member of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS) the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), IEEE Technology and Management Society (TEMS), and the Association of Information Systems (AIS).

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • PhD in Systems Design Engineering (Expert Systems) – University of Waterloo
  • MS in Management Sciences (Management of Technology) – University of Waterloo
  • MS in Industrial Systems Engineering (Supply Chain Management) – KFUPM
  • BS in Electrical Engineering – NED University of Engineering & Tech
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Science – University of Waterloo
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Operations Management – University of Waterloo

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) – Member
  • International Association for Information Systems (AIS) – Academic Member
  • International Society for Information Management (SIM) – Academic Member
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) – Academic Member
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) – Member
  • IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society – Member

CONSULTING INTERESTS

  • Management Support Systems
  • Business Intelligence Tools
  • Supply Chain Management / Supply Chain DSS & Simulators
  • Automated Layout Design Systems
  • Professional Training Program Development

INDUSTRIAL & CONSULTING EXPERIENCE

  • 2016–2018: Design & Analysis Inc., Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    BI & SCM Consultant
  • 2017–2018: Dhafoor (startup), Thawul, Saudi Arabia (Dhafoor ظفور in Arabic means triumphs)
    Co-Owner, Chief Technology Officer, and Strategic Analyst
  • 2013–2016: House of Expertise in Academic Accreditation, UQU, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
    Co-Owner and Lead Consultant
  • 2008–2012: Congruent Systems Inc., Waterloo, Canada
    Part-Time Consultant
  • 2005–2008: Congruent Systems Inc., Waterloo, Canada
    Research Scientist & Director of Research
  • 2000–2005: Engineering Optimization Software Inc., CA, USA
    Part-Time Consultant
  • 1993–1994: Precision Technologies, Karachi, Pakistan
    Systems Design Engineer, R&D Division

COMMUNITY SERVICE INTERESTS

  • Academic Leadership
  • AACSB and EFMD Academic Accreditation / Continuous Quality Improvement in Higher Education
  • Curricula Development and Review
  • Faculty Development / Teaching Development / Academic Supervision

COMMUNITY SERVICE EXPERIENCE
Academic Leadership TEACHING INTERESTS

  • Management Information Systems / Decision Support Systems
  • Production & Operations Management / Supply Chain Management
  • Business Analytics / Management Science
  • Technology Project Management / Strategic Management Technology and Innovation / Business Strategy

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • 2021–Present – Karachi School of Business & Leadership (KSBL), Pakistan Professor of Business & Supply Chain Analytics
  • 2018–2021 – King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM Business School), Saudi Arabia Professor of Business & Supply Chain Analytics Program Director, MS in Supply Chain Management
  • 2016–2018 – Prince Sultan University & University of Prince Muqrin, Saudi Arabia Visiting Professor of Business Intelligence and Decision Sciences (on deputation from DNA Inc.)
  • 2011–2016 – Umm Al-Qura University (College of Business), Makkah, Saudi Arabia Professor of Information and Decision Sciences (2013-2016) Visiting Professor of Information and Decision Sciences (2011-2013) Director, Center for Teaching Excellence (2011-2016) Acting Dean, College of Business (2011-2014)
  • 2007–2016 – University of Waterloo (Systems Design Engineering), Waterloo, Canada Adjunct Professor of Machine Intelligence and Computer Algorithms
  • 2008–2013 – Dalhousie University (Rowe School of Business), Halifax, Canada Professor of Information and Decision Sciences (Jan. 2011 – July 2013) Associate Professor of Information and Decision Sciences (Jan. 2008 – Jan. 2011)
  • 2005–2007 – Wilfrid Laurier University (School of Business and Economics), Waterloo, Canada Assistant Professor of Information and Decision Sciences (Jan. 2005 – Dec. 2007)
  • 2000–2005 – University of Waterloo (Faculty of Engineering), Waterloo, Canada Research & Teaching Assistant, Depts. of Management Sciences & Systems Design Engineering
  • 1998–2000 – King Fahd University (College of Industrial Management), Saudi Arabia Lecturer of Management Information Systems
  • 1994–1997 – King Fahd University (College of Computer Science and Engineering), Saudi Arabia Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Systems Engineering

TEACHING HONORS & AWARDS

  • 2021: Certificate of Appreciation for being “The Most Approachable and Gregarious Professor”
    KFUPM Business School, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
  • 2019: Letter of Appreciation for Dedicated Teaching in the EMBA Program
    KFUPM Business School, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
  • 2018: Distinguished Teaching Honor
    College of Business Administration, University of Prince Muqrin, Saudi Arabia
  • 2014: Distinguished Teaching Honor for courses taught in 2014
    Department of Business, College of Business, Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia
  • 2013: Award for Excellence in Teaching
    College of Business, Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia
  • 2013: Teaching Excellence Award
    Department of Business, College of Business, Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia
  • 2013: Distinguished Teaching Honor for courses taught in 2013
    Department of Marketing, College of Business, Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia
  • 2012: Distinguished Teaching Honor for courses taught in 2012
    Department of Business, College of Business, Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia
  • 2011: Distinguished Teaching Honor for courses taught in 2011
    Department of Business, College of Business, Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia
  • 2011: Dalhousie Alumni Association Award for Teaching Excellence nomination
    Dalhousie University, Canada
  • 2010: A. Gordon Archibald Interdisciplinary Teaching Development Grant $5,000
    Dalhousie University, Canada
  • 2009: Letter of Appreciation on High-Impact Teaching Excellence
    Faculty of Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • 2009: A. Gordon Archibald Teaching Excellence Award
    Dalhousie University, Canada
  • 2008: Teaching Excellence Award nomination
    University of Waterloo, Canada
  • 2005: The Distinguished Teaching Award
    University of Waterloo, Canada
  • 2006: Graduate Student Teaching Award
    Faculty of Engineering – University of Waterloo, Canada
  • 2005: The Distinguished Teaching by a Registered Student Award
    University of Waterloo, Canada
  • 2005: Graduate Student Teaching Award
    Faculty of Engineering – University of Waterloo, Canada
  • 2004: Amit and Meena Chakma Award for Exceptional Teaching by a Student
    University of Waterloo, Canada

(https://uwaterloo.ca/centre-for-teaching-excellence/awards/recipients-amit-and-meena-chakma-awards-exceptional-teaching)


RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Expert/Decision Support Systems in Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Decision Modeling in Operations Management and Supply Chain Management
  • Integrated Decision Models for Production, Quality, Reliability, Maintenance & Supply Chain Management
  • Analysis & Design of Computer Algorithms in Layout Optimization

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  1. A.R. Ahmad, I.A. Tasadduq, M.H. Imam, M.S. Al-Ahmadi, M.B. Ahmed, M. Tanveer, " Deep Neural Networks for Automated Fitness Evaluation in Layout Design" [Intelligent Automation and Soft Computing, forthcoming, 2021]
  2. M. Tanveer, A.R. Ahmad, H. Mahmood, I. Haq, "Role of Ethical Marketing in Driving Consumer Brand Relationships and Brand Loyalty: A Sustainable Marketing Approach" [Sustainability, 13(12), 6839, 2021] available at: https://doi.org/10.3390/su13126839
  3. M. Tanveer, A.R. Ahmad, M. Khan, “AI Support Marketing: Understanding the Customer Journey towards the Business Development” [Proceedings of the First International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics (CAIDA 2021), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 6-7, 2021, pp. 144-150, available through IEEExplore, doi: 10.1109/CAIDA51941.2021.9425079]
  4. M.H. Imam, I.A. Tasadduq, A.R. Ahmad, F. Aldosari, M.H. Khan, “Automated Generation of Course Improvement Plans Using Expert System” [Chapter-52 in M. Khosrow-Pour, S. Clark, M.E. Jennex, A. Becker, A-V. Anttirioko (Eds.), Intelligent Systems: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (pp. 1232-1243). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-5643-5.ch052, June 2018]
  5. M. Khan, A.R. Ahmad, M. Hussain, “Integrated Decision Models for a Vendor-Buyer Supply Chain with Inspection Errors and Purchase and Repair Options” [International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology – pp. 1-8, Oct. 23, 2017] available at: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00170-017-1137-9
  6. M.H. Imam, I.A. Tasadduq, A.R. Ahmad, F. Aldosari, “Obtaining ABET Student Outcome Satisfaction from Course Learning Outcome Data Using Fuzzy Logic” [EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education – Vol. 13(7), pp. 3069–3081, 2017] available at: http://www.ejmste.com/pdf-70100-11904
  7. M.H. Imam, I.A. Tasadduq, A.R. Ahmad, F. Aldosari, M.H. Khan, “Automated Generation of Course Improvement Plans Using Expert System” [International Journal of Quality Assurance in Engineering and Technology Education (IJQAETE) – Vol. 6(1), pp. 1-13, 2017]
  8. M.H. Imam, I.A. Tasadduq, A.R. Ahmad, M.H. Khan, F. Aldosari, S.V. Shaikh, “eCOOL: An Expert System based Approach to Designing Effective Assessments for Course Outcomes and Learning” [Transylvanian Review – Vol. 27(18), pp. 1-13, 2017]
  9. Imam, M. H., Tasadduq, I. A., Ahmad, A. R., & Aldosari, F. M. “An Expert System for Assessment of Learning Outcomes for ABET Accreditation”, International Journal of Educational and Pedagogical Sciences, 10(1), 279-282, 2016. available at: http://www.waset.org/publications/10003532
  10. M.H. Imam, I.A. Tasadduq, A.R. Ahmad, F. Aldosari, “An Expert System for Assessment of Learning Outcomes for ABET Accreditation” [International Journal of Mechanical, Aerospace, Industrial, Mechatronic and Manufacturing Engineering – Vol. 10(1), 2016] available at: http://www.waset.org/publications/10003532
  11. M.H. Imam, I.A. Tasadduq, A.R. Ahmad, F. Aldosari, “An Expert System for Assessment of Learning Outcomes for ABET Accreditation” [International Journal of Social, Behavioral, Educational, Economic, Business and Industrial Engineering – Vol. 10(1), pp. 281-284, 2016] available at: http://www.waset.org/publications/10003532
  12. M.H. Imam, I.A. Tasadduq, A.R. Ahmad, F. Aldosari, “Automated generation of course improvement plans using expert system” [Proceedings of the Intl Conference on Frontiers in Education (FIE-2016), Erie, PA, USA, Oct. 12-15, 2016]
  13. M.H. Imam, I.A. Tasadduq, A.R. Ahmad, M.H. Khan, F. Aldosari, “Assessment Design Through An Expert System and Its Application to a Course of Hydraulics” [Proceedings of 2016 Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA16), Halifax, Canada, June 19 – 22, 2016]
  14. M.H. Imam, I.A. Tasadduq, A.R. Ahmad, F. Aldosari, “Obtaining ABET Student Outcome Satisfaction from Course Learning Outcome Data Using Fuzzy Logic” [Proceedings of the Intl Conference on Frontiers in Education (FIE-2016), Erie, PA, USA, Oct. 12-15, 2016]
  15. M.H. Imam, I.A. Tasadduq, A.R. Ahmad, F. Aldosari, “An Expert System for Assessment of Learning Outcomes for ABET Accreditation” [Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering Education (ICEE-2016), Singapore, Jan. 7-8, 2016]
  16. A.R. Ahmad, “A New Hierarchical Placement Algorithm for Two-Dimensional Rectangular Layout Design” [Intl. J. of Operations and Quantitative Management – Vol. 21(2), pp. 101-120, 2015]
  17. M.H. Imam, I.A. Tasadduq, A.R. Ahmad, “A Hybrid Algorithm for Optimising Facility Layout” [South African Journal of Industrial Engineering – Vol. 26(1), pp. 120-134, 2015]
  18. A.R. Ahmad, I.A. Tasadduq, M.H. Imam, K.B. Shaban, “Automated Discovery and Utilization of Tacit Knowledge in Facility Layout Planning and Optimization” [Journal of Software and Systems Development – Invited Paper – Vol. 2015, pp. 27-39, 2015]
  19. M. Khan, M. Hussain and A.R. Ahmad (2015) “An Integrated Determination of Production Quantity, Process Parameters and Maintenance Intervals” [Proceedings of INFORMS Applied Probability Society Conference, July 5 – 8, 2015, Istanbul, Turkey].
  20. A.R. Ahmad, N. Hoda, B. Alhazmi, A. Melibari, M. Althobiani, “Determinants of Online Buying Behavior of Social Media Users in Saudi Arabia: An Exploratory Study” [Proceedings of the 2015 Winter Global Business Conference (GBM-2015), Tinges, France, Feb. 2-6, 2015]
  21. N. Hoda, A.R. Ahmad, A. Melibary, “Analysis of Demographic Factors, Internet Usage and Online Shopping for Social Media Users in Saudi Arabia”, [Proceedings of the 11th International Business and Social Science Research Conference, Dubai, UAE, 8-9 Jan. 2015.]
  22. M. Khan, M.Y. Jaber, A.R. Ahmad, “An Integrated Supply Chain Model with Errors in Quality Inspection and Learning in Production” [Omega: The International Journal of Management Science – Vol. 42(1), pp. 16-24, 2014 – available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.omega.2013.02.002]
  23. A.R. Ahmad, I.A. Tasadduq, M.H. Imam, K.B. Shaban, “Automated Knowledge Discovery in Facility Layout Planning” [Proceedings of the Twenty Fourth International Business Information Management Association (IBIMA-24), Milan, Italy, Nov. 6-7, 2014]
  24. S. Akhtar, E.M. Abdel-Rahman, A.R. Ahmad, “A New Fitness Based Adaptive Parameter Particle Swarm Optimizer” [Proceedings of Computer and Robot Vision (CRV-2014), pp. 336-343, Montreal, Canada, May 6-9, 2014]
  25. I. M. Hussain, I. A. Tasadduq, A.R. Ahmad, “On the Contributions of Power Variance in PAPR Reduction for OFDM Signals” [International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems – Vol. 6(4), pp. 391-402, 2013]
  26. A.R. Ahmad, “Socio-Technical Perspectives on Impediments in Adoption of Operations Research and Management Science Tools” [Proceedings of the 43rd Atlantic Schools of Business Conference (ASB-2013), pp. 220-234, Antigonish, Canada, Sept. 27 –29, 2013]
  27. I.A. Tasadduq, M.H. Imam, A.R. Ahmad, “A Novel Adaptive Boundary Search Algorithm for Solving Facility Layout Problems” [Proceedings of the 43rd Atlantic Schools of Business Conference (ASB-2013), pp. 220-234, Antigonish, Canada, Sept. 27 –29, 2013]
  28. S. Akhtar, A.R. Ahmad, E,M. Abdel-Rahman, S.M. Naqvi, “A Metaheuristic Bat-Inspired Algorithm for Full Body Human Pose Estimation” [Proceedings of Computer and Robot Vision (CRV-2012), pp. 369-375, Toronto, Canada, May 28-30, 2012] DOI: 10.1109/CRV.2012.55
  29. A.R. Ahmad, A. Melibari, “A Survey of Factors Affecting Online Purchasing Behavior in Saudi Arabia” [Proceedings of the Saudi Economy Conference (SEC-2012), Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, May 7, 2012]
  30. I.A. Tasadduq, M.H. Imam, A.R. Ahmad, “A Novel Metasearch Algorithm for Facility Layout Optimization” [Proceedings of the 41st International Conference on Computers & Industrial Engineering (CIE-41), pp. 854-859, Los Angeles, USA, Oct. 23- 24, 2011]
  31. A.R. Ahmad, A. Melibari, “An Empirical Model for Testing Factors Affecting Business-to-Consumer E-Commerce in Saudi Arabia” [Proceedings of the 41st Atlantic Schools of Business Conference (ASB-2011), pp. 387-403, Charlottetown, Canada, Sept. 30 – Oct. 3, 2011]
  32. S. Akhtar, A.R. Ahmad, E,M. Abdel-Rahman, T. Naqvi, “A PSO Accelerated Immune Particle Filter for Dynamic State Estimation” [Proceedings of Computer and Robot Vision (CRV-2011), pp. 72-79, St. Johns, NL, Canada, May 25-27, 2011] DOI: 10.1109/CRV.2011.17
  33. M.F. Feteiha, M. Uysal, A.R. Ahmad, “Cooperative inter-vehicular communications in highway traffic” [Proceedings 24th Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE), Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, May 8-11, 2011]
  34. M. Velasquez, A.R. Ahmad, M. Bliemel, M.H. Imam, “Online Vs Offline Video Rental: A Comparative Study of Carbon Footprints” [International Journal of Global Business and Management Research – Vol. 2(10), pp. 1-12, 2010 – Invited Paper]
  35. I. M. Hussain, I. A. Tasadduq, A.R. Ahmad, “A New Effective and Efficient Measure of PAPR in OFDM” [International Journal of Communications, Network and System Sciences – Vol. 3(9), pp. 639-651, 2010 – Invited Paper]
  36. M. Khan, M. Jaber, A.R. Ahmad, “A Two-Stage Supply Chain with Inspection Errors and Learning in Production” [Proceedings The 40th Atlantic Schools of Business Conference (ASB-2010), Halifax, Canada, Oct. 1-3, 2010]
  37. M. Velasquez, A.R. Ahmad, M. Bliemel, M.H. Imam, “State-of-the-Art in E-Commerce Carbon Footprinting” [International Journal of Internet Banking and Commerce – Vol. 14(3), pp. 1-21, 2009 – Invited Paper]
  38. M. Velasquez, A.R. Ahmad, M.H. Imam, “Online Vs Offline Video Rental: A Comparative Study of Carbon Footprints” [Proceedings of the International Online Conference on Management Control & Sustainable Development (MCSD 2009), Malaysia, November 21-22, 2009]
  39. M. Velasquez, A.R. Ahmad, M. Bliemel, “The State-of-the-Art in E-Commerce Carbon Footprinting” [Proceedings of the International Conference on eCommerce, ePayment and Applications (ICEP’09), Marrakech, Morocco, September 25-27, 2009]
  40. M. Velasquez, A.R. Ahmad, M. Bliemel, “A Survey of Research in E-Commerce Carbon Footprinting” [The 39th Atlantic Schools of Business Conference (ASB-2009), Moncton, Canada, Oct. 2-4, 2009]
  41. A.R. Ahmad, O. Basir, K. Hassanein, S. Azam, “An Intelligent Expert Systems’ Approach to Layout Decision Analysis and Design Under Uncertainty” [Invited Chapter in G. Phillips-Wren, N. Ichalkaranje, and L. Jain (Eds.), “Intelligent Decision Making: An AI-Based Approach”, pp. 312-365, Springer-Verlag, 2008]
  1. A.R. Ahmad, F. Safayeni, T. Ahmad, “Socio-Technical Perspectives of Impediments in Adoption of OR/MS Tools” [Proceedings of the 6th AIMS International Conference on Management (AIMS6), Hyderabad, India, pp. A6201-1 – A6201-11, Dec. 28-31, 2008]
  2. A.R. Ahmad, F. Safayeni, T. Ahmad, “Impediments in Adoption of OR/MS Tools: Behavioral and Technological Perspectives” [Proceedings of the 5th AIMS International Conference on Management (AIMS5), Hyderabad, India, Dec. 27-30, 2007]
  3. A.R. Ahmad, T. Naqvi, M. Mirza, S. Akhtar, “SCM-SIM: A Supply Chain Simulation Game for Improving Learning Efficacy” [Discovery 2007 Conference and Exhibition by Ontario Centers of Excellence, Toronto, Canada, April 30-May 1, 2007]
  4. A.R. Ahmad, O. Basir, K. Hassanein, M.H. Imam, “An Effective Module Placement Strategy for Genetic Algorithms based Layout Design” [International Journal of Production Research – Vol. 44(8), pp. 1545-1567, 2006]
  5. A.R. Ahmad, “Integrated Mathematical Models for Production, Quality, & Maintenance in Multi-stage Systems” [The Sixth Annual Conference on Modeling and Optimization: Theory and Applications (MOPTA 2006), Waterloo, Canada, July 24-27, 2006]
  6. A.R. Ahmad, “An Intelligent Expert System for Decision Analysis and Support in Multi-Attribute Layout Optimization” [ISBN:0-494-12142-4, doi=10.1.1.69.3528, Publisher: Library and Archives Canada, Year: 2006 - https://bac-lac.on.worldcat.org/oclc/156889537]
  7. A.R. Ahmad, O. Basir, K. Hassanein, M.H. Imam, “A Hierarchical Placement Strategy for Generating Superior Layout Decision Alternatives” [International Journal of Operations and Quantitative Management – Vol. 11(4), pp. 1-20, 2005 – Invited Paper]
  8. An Intelligent Expert System for Decision Analysis & Support in Multi-Attribute Layout Optimization [Ph.D. Thesis – June 2005, Systems Design Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Waterloo]
  9. A.R. Ahmad, O. Basir, K. Hassanein, M.H. Imam, “Improved Placement Algorithm for Layout Optimization” [Proceedings of the 2nd International Industrial Engineering Conference (IIEC 2004), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Dec. 19-21, 2004]
  10. A.R. Ahmad, O. Basir, K. Hassanein, “Adaptive User Interfaces in Intelligent Multimedia Educational Systems: Issues and Trends” [The 4th International Conference on Electronic Business (ICEB 2004), Beijing, pp. 925-934, Dec. 05-09, 2004]
  11. A.R. Ahmad, O. Basir, K. Hassanein, “An Intelligent Decision Support System for Layout Design” [Graduate Students Conference (UWGSC 2004), University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada, March 30 – April 02, 2004]
  12. A.R. Ahmad, O. Basir, K. Hassanein, M.H. Imam, “Decision Preferences, Constraints, and Evaluation Objectives in Layout Design: A Review of Modeling Techniques” [Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Operations and Quantitative Management (ICOQM-V), Seoul, Korea, pp. 65-73, Oct. 25-27, 2004]
  13. A.R. Ahmad, O. Basir, K. Hassanein, M.H. Imam, “A Placement Algorithm for Efficient Generation of Superior Decision Alternatives in Layout Design” [Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Operations and Quantitative Management (ICOQM-V), Seoul, Korea, pp. 419-427, Oct. 25-27, 2004]
  14. A.R. Ahmad, O. Basir, K. Hassanein, “An Intelligent Decision Support System for Layout Design” [Proceedings of the 9th Asia-Pacific Decision Sciences Institute Conference (APDSI’04), Seoul, Korea, July 01-04, 2004]
  15. A.R. Ahmad, O. Basir, K. Hassanein, “An Efficient Placement Strategy for Genetic Algorithm based Layout Optimization” [The Fourth Annual Conference on Modeling and Optimization: Theory and Applications (MOPTA 2004), Hamilton, Canada, July 28-30, 2004]
  16. A.R. Ahmad, “Integrated Decision Models for Production, Quality, and Maintenance Management in Multi-Echelon Manufacturing Environments” [South-Western Ontario Operational Research Day (SWORD 2004), Windsor, Canada, Aug. 30, 2004]
  17. A.R. Ahmad, O. Basir, K. Hassanein, “Fuzzy Inferencing in the Web Page Layout Design” [Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Web Services: Modeling, Architecture and Infrastructure (WSMAI-2003), Angers, France, April 2003]
  18. M. Ben-Daya, A. Rahim, “Optimal lot-sizing, quality improvement and inspection errors for multistage production systems” [International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 41(1), pp. 65-79, 2003]
  19. M. Ben-Daya, A. Rahim, “Two-Stage Imperfect Production Systems with Inspection Errors” [International Journal of Operations and Quantitative Management, Vol. 9(2), pp. 117-131, 2003]
  20. Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Positive Traits and Unexplored Dimensions [Research Report for the Post-Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Science – Dec. 2003, University of Waterloo]
  21. A Research Framework for Intelligent Decision Support in the Web Page Layout Design / Merchandising [MASc Thesis – April 2002, Management Sciences (E-Commerce/Web Merchandising / Information Technology Management), Faculty of Engineering, University of Waterloo – not committed]
  22. M. Ben-Daya, A. Rahim, “Multistage Lot Sizing Models with Imperfect Processes and Inspection Errors” [Production Planning and Control: The Management of Operations, Vol. 10(2), pp. 118-126, 1999]
  23. Integrated Decision Models for Production, Quality, and Maintenance in Multi-Echelon Production-Inventory Systems [M.S. Thesis – December 1997, Systems Engineering (Industrial Operations Management), School of Computer Science and Engineering, King Fahd University]
  24. A.R. Ahmad, S.H. Mirza, “EPROM Simulator for Effective and Interactive Decision Support to Systems Designers” [The 12th Multi-topic International Symposium of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers of Pakistan (IEEEP’94), Karachi, Pakistan, Jan. 1994]
  25. EPROM Simulator for Decision Support to Systems Designers [Engineering Design Project Report – May 1993, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, N.E.D. University of Engineering & Technology]