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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.