Professor Ahmed Ghoniem

Ahmed Ghoniem 
 

Assistant Professor


Telephone: 413-545-3927

Email: aghoniem@isenberg.umass.edu

Office: Isenberg 317

Website: ahmed.ghoniem.info 

 

View CV (pdf)


Education:

Ph.D., Industrial and Systems Engineering,
Virginia Tech, 2007
M.S., Industrial and Systems Engineering,
Virginia Tech, 2003
M.S., Operations Management in Production and Logistics, Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France, 2002 

Research/Teaching Interests:

Large-scale optimization in logistics
Machine, airline and sports scheduling
Nonconvex optimization
Deterministic Models in Management Science
Integer Programming
Supply Chain Management


Publications

Ghoniem, A., Maddah, B., and Ibrahim, A. (2014), Optimizing assortment and pricing of multiple retail categories with cross-selling, Journal of Global Optimization, (forthcoming).

 

Farhadi, F., Ghoniem, A., Al-Salem, A. (2014), Runway capacity management -- an empirical study with application to Doha International Airport, Transportation Research Part E, 68, 53-63.

 

Ghoniem, A., Sherali, H. D., and Baik, H. (2014), Enhanced models for a mixed arrival-departure aircraft sequencing problem, INFORMS Journal on Computing, 26 (3), 514-530.

 

Ali, A. I., Ghoniem, A., and Franke, A. (2014), Evaluating capacity management tactics for a legacy manufacturing plant, Journal of the Operational Research Society, 65, 1361-1370.

Ghoniem, A., Scherrer, C. R., and Solak, S. (2013), A specialized column generation approach for a vehicle routing problem with demand allocation, Journal of the Operational Research Society, 64, 114-124.

Solak, S., Scherrer, C. R., and Ghoniem, A. (2012), The stop-and-drop problem in nonprofit food distribution networks, Annals of Operations Research, (forthcoming).

Ali, F. M., Al-Hamadi, H., Ghoniem, A., and Sherali, H. D. (2012), Hardware-software co-design for reconfigurable field programmable gate arrays using mixed-integer programming, Informatica, 36 (3), 287-295.

Mafakheri, F., Breton, M., and Ghoniem, A. (2011), Supplier selection-order allocation: A two stage multiple criteria dynamic programming approach, International Journal of Production Economics, 132 (1), 52-57.

Ghoniem, A. and Sherali, H. D. (2011), Defeating symmetry in combinatorial optimization via objective perturbations and hierarchical constraints, IIE Transactions, 43 (8), 575-588. Best Paper Prize 2012 (Operations Engineering & Analysis) 

Ghoniem, A. and Sherali, H. D. (2011), Set partitioning and packing versus assignment formulations for subassembly matching problems, Journal of the Operational Research Society, 62, 2023-2033.

Ghoniem, A. and Sherali, H. D. (2010), Models and algorithms for the scheduling of a doubles tennis training tournament, Journal of the Operational Research Society, 61, 723-731.

Ghoniem, A. and Sherali, H. D. (2009), Complementary column generation and bounding approaches for set partitioning formulations, Optimization Letters, 3 (1), 123-136.

Sherali, H. D. and Ghoniem, A. (2009), Joint vehicle assembly-routing problems: An integrated modeling and optimization approach, Networks, 53 (3), 249-265.

 


Conference Proceedings

Al-Salem, A., Farhadi, F., Kharbeche, M., and Ghoniem, A. (2012),  Multiple-runway aircraft sequencing problems using mixed-integer programming, Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, Orlando, FL, May 2012 - Winning 2012 ISERC Paper, OR Track.


Musa, R., Chen, F. F. and A. S. Ghoniem (2006), Dynamic variation reduction technique in assembly lines after batch inspection, in Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Orlando, FL. 

 


Grants

2013-2016: "Analytics for System-Wide Infrastructure and Capacity Planning for Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup." NPRP 6-248-5-023. Role: Lead PI (with Ameer Al-Salem Co-LPI, Qatar University; Ghaith Rabadi Co-PI, Old Dominion University, USA). Award: $530,477.

12/2012-12/2014: "Cutting-Edge Optimization for Modern, Consumer-Focused Retailing." Agency: Qatar National Research Fund, National Priorities Research Program, NPRP 5-591-5-082. Role: Co-PI (with Bacel Maddah LPI, American University of Beirut, Lebanon; Shaligram Pokharel Co-LPI, Qatar University). Award: $511,185.

12/2010-06/2012: "Tactical Optimization Models for the Design of Retail Product Lines." Agency: Faculty Research Grant/Healey Endowment Grant # P1FRG0000000096, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Award: $9,828.

12/2010-01/2013: "Integrated Modeling and Optimization Approaches for Airport Terminal Area Management." Agency: Qatar National Research Fund, National Priorities Research Program, NPRP09-253-2-103. Role: Lead Principal Investigator (with Ghaith Rabadi Co-PI, Old Dominion University; Ameer Al-Salem Co-LPI, Qatar University). Award: $493,032.

2008-2009: "Optimization of Aircraft Arrival and Departure Schedules in Multiple-Runway Airports." Agency: Faculty Research Grant/Healey Endowment Grant # P1FRG0000000049, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Award: $6,990.


Presentations

A column generation approach for joint vehicle assembly-routing problems, INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Diego, October 13, 2009 (invited talk).

 

Joint optimization of aircraft arrival and departure schedules, INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Diego, October 11, 2009 (invited talk). 

 

Joint assortment, pricing, and ordering in retail management, IIE Annual Conference and Expo, Miami, FL, June 2, 2009 (invited talk).

 

Joint vehicle assembly-routing problems: an integrated modeling and optimization approach, UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter, October 24, 2008 (invited talk).

 

Symmetry compatible formulations via objective perturbations and hierarchical constraints, INFORMS Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., October 13, 2008 (invited talk).

 

Joint vehicle assembly-routing problems: an integrated modeling and optimization approach, Virginia Tech INFORMS Student Chapter, May 2, 2007 (invited talk).


Awards and Honors

Outstanding Teaching Award, Isenberg School of Management, 2012-2013.

IIE Transactions Best Paper Prize, 2012.

ISERC Conference, winning paper in OR Track, 2012.

Nominated for Outstanding Teaching Award, Isenberg School of Management, 2012.

2011-present: Chancellor's Junior Faculty Fellow.

2009: Outstanding Faculty Support Award, INFORMS Chapter, UMass Amherst.

Nominated by the Isenberg School of Management, UMass Amherst, to attend the Teaching Effectiveness Colloquium, INFORMS Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., 2008.

Nominated by the ISE Department, Virginia Tech, to attend the Doctoral Colloquium, INFORMS Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, 2006.

1997-1999: Excellence Scholarship by the French government.


Academic/Professional Activities

2006-present The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).

2008-present The Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE).

Referee for: Computational Management Science; European Journal of Operational ResearchIEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems; Journal of Global Optimization; Journal of the Operational Research Society.

2005-2006 President, INFORMS Student Chapter, Virginia Tech.

 

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