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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Ahmed Ghoniem

Associate Professor

Operations & Information Management

Education

PhD, Virginia Tech, 2007
MSc, Virginia Tech, 2003
MSc, Ecole des Mines de Nantes (France), 2002

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor of Operations & Information Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 7/2015-Present
Assistant Professor of Operations & Information Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 9/2008-6/2015
Postdoctoral Associate, Industrial & Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech, 8/2007-8/2008

Recent Honors / Awards

Analytics for System-Wide Infrastructure and Capacity Planning for Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup", Qatar National Research Fund ($530,477), 2013-2016
Isenberg School of Management Outstanding Teaching Award, 2012-2013
IIE Transactions Best Paper Prize, 2012
ISERC Conference, winning paper in OR Track, 2012
"Cutting-Edge Optimization for Modern, Consumer-Focused Retailing"; Qatar National Research Fund ($511,185), 2012-2014
Nominated for Isenberg School of Management Outstanding Teaching Award, 2011-2012
Chancellor's Junior Faculty Fellow., 2011-2012
"Integrated Modeling and Optimization Approaches for Airport Terminal Area Management."; Qatar National Research Fund ($493,032), 2010-2013

Research Interests

Retail Analytics
Supply Chain Management
Manufacturing & Service Operations Management
Routing & Scheduling
Airport Operations Management
Mathematical Modeling
Optimization Methodologies

Teaching Interests

Doctoral
  • Integer Programming
  • Deterministic Models in Management Science
Masters
  • Deterministic Models in Management Science
Undergraduate
  • Manufacturing & Service Operations Methods
  • Supply Chain Management

Selected Publications

Reihaneh, M. and Ghoniem, A. (2018),  A branch-cut-and-price algorithm for the Generalized Vehicle Routing Problem, Journal of the Operational Research Society, 69(2), 307-318.

Reihaneh, M. and Ghoniem, A. (2018),  A multi-start optimization-based heuristic for a food bank distribution problem, Journal of the Operational Research Society, 69(2), 307-318.

Flamand, T., Ghoniem, A., Haouari, M., Maddah, B. (2018), Integrated assortment planning and storewide shelf-Space management: An Optimization Approach, Omega, 81, 134-149.

Ghoniem, A. and Reihaneh, M. (2019), A branch-and-price algorithm for an integrated vehicle routing-allocation problem, European Journal of the Operational Research, 272 (2), 523-538.

El-Adle, A., Ghoniem, A., Haouari, M., (2019) Parcel delivery by vehicle and drone, Journal of the Operational Research Society, forthcoming.

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.