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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Agha Iqbal Ali

Karen & Chuck Peters Family Endowed Professor

Operations & Information Management

Education

PhD, Southern Methodist University, 1980
MS, Southern Methodist University, 1978
MS, Ball State University, 1976
MA, Ball State University, 1976

Academic Appointments

Chairman, Operations & Information Management Department, Spring 2013-Fall 2018
Chairman, Finance & Operations Management Department, Fall 2006-Fall 2012
Professor of Management Science and Operations Management, University of Massachusetts, Fall 1980-Present

Recent Honors / Awards

Goodeve Medal, Operational Research Society, 2018
Excellence in Teaching Award, The Graduate Business Association, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 12/2005, 12/2004
College Outstanding Teacher Award, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1999-2000

Research Interests

Data Analytics & Performance Evaluation
Supply Chain Management
Applications of Mathematical Programming Models
Design and Implementation of Mathematical Programming Algorithms
Combinatorial and Network Optimization
Data Envelopment Analysis

Teaching Interests

Operations Management ()
Management Science ()
Optimization ()
Design and Implementation of Mathematical Programming Algorithms ()

Selected Publications

Agha Iqbal Ali and Guven Ince (2017) “Distress among disaster-affected populations: delay in relief provision”, Journal of the Operational Research Society, 68(5), 533-543, 2017. (doi:10.1057/s41274-016-0015-4).

Ahmed Ghoniem, Agha Iqbal Ali, Mohammed Al-Salem, Wael Khallouli (2017).  “Prescriptive analytics for FIFA World Cup lodging capacity planning”, Journal of the Operational Research Society, 68(10) 1183-1194, 2017. (doi:10.1057/s41274-016-0143-x)

Agha Iqbal Ali and D. O'Connor. (2010) "The impact of distribution system characteristics on computational tractability," European Journal of Operational Research, 200: 323-333.

Agha Iqbal Ali and D. Gstach. "The impact of deregulation during 1990-1997 on Banking in Austria," Empirica, 27, 265-281, 2000.

Agha Iqbal Ali, and M Bhargava. (1998) "Marketing Capability and Performance of Dairy Cooperatives in India" Infor 36, No. 3

Agha Iqbal Ali, T. Blanco and B. Buclatin. (1998) "Goal Network Programs: A Specialized Algorithm and an Application" European Journal of Operational Research 106: 191-197.