Faculty & Staff Profile

Abdulaziz Ahmed

Assistant Professor
Program Director
Business Department
110-F

Responsibilities

  • Teaching Courses

  • Lean Six Sigma

  • Operations Management

  • Individual Studies

  • Internships

  • Product Development Management

  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Research Interests

  • Modeling of Healthcare and Production Systems

  • Quality Control & Continuous Process Improvement

  • Supply Chain Modeling

Awards, Distinctions, and Honors

  • 2015 Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Research, Binghamton University

  • 2015 (April) Traveling Grant, Graduate School, Binghamton University

  • 2014 (to current) Alpha Pi Mu – Industrial Engineering Honor Society, Binghamton University, NY

Selected Publications

  • Al-Hawari, T., Ahmed, A., Khrais, S., and Mumani, A. “Impact of Assignment, Inventory Policies and Demand Patterns on Supply Chain Performance,” International Journal of Simulation Modelling, 2013, 12(3): 164-177.

  • Aqlan, F., Ahmed, A., Cao, W., and Khasawneh, M.T. “An Ergonomic Study of Body Motions during Muslim Prayer Using Digital Human Modeling,” International Journal of the Industrial and Systems Engineering (In press).

  • Ahmed, A., and Ashour, O. “Using Artificial Neural Network as a Meta-Modeling Technique in Supply Chains,” Proceeding of the 2015 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, Nashville, TN, May, 2015.

  • Ahmed, A., Al-Mashraie, M., and Aqlan, F. “Evaluating Dispatching Rules in Manufacturing Systems Using Simulation and Data Envelopment Analysis,” Proceeding of the 2015 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, Nashville, TN, May, 2015.

  • Ahmed, A., Srihari, K., and Khasawneh, M.T. “Power Source Evaluation Using Hybrid Monte Carlo Simulation and Analytic Hierarchy Process,” Proceeding of the 2014 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, Montreal, Canada, May, 2014.

  • Ahmed, A., and Lam, S.S. “Material Handling Equipment Selection Using Multi-Attribute Utility Theory and Monte Carlo Simulation,” Proceeding of the 2014 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, Montreal, Canada, May, 2014.

  • Ahmed, A., Chou, C., and Shehadeh, K.S. “Joint Effect of Appointment Scheduling Rules and Resource Selection on Outpatient Clinics Performance,” Proceeding of the 2014 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, Montreal, Canada, May, 2014.

  • Aqlan, F., Ahmed, A., Srihari, K., and Khasawneh, M.T. “Integrating Artificial Neural Networks and Cluster Analysis to Assess Energy Efficiency of Buildings,” Proceeding of the 2014 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, Montreal, Canada, May, 2014.

  • Al-Hawari, T., Ahmed, A., and Salman, L. “Enhancing Performance of the Loading Process in a Cement Factory through Simulation,” Proceeding of the 2012 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference Proceedings of Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, Orlando, FL, May, 2012.

  • Momani, A.M., and Ahmed, A. “Material Handling Equipment Selection Using Hybrid Monte Carlo Simulation and Analytic Hierarchy Process,” World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology 59 (2011): 953-958.

  • Al-Hawari, T., Al-Natour, M., Ababneh, M., and Ahmed, A. “Improving Productivity and Quality of Service in Internal Medicine Clinics through Simulation,” Proceeding of the 2011 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Reno, NV, May, 2011.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from State University of New York (SUNY), at Binghamton, 2016

  • M.S. Industrial Engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan, 2012

Certifications

  • Lean Six Sigma Brown Belt Certification, Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science, Binghamton University, 2016.

  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification, Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science, Binghamton University, 2013.

University Committee Memberships

  • Business Department Quality Assurance Committee

  • Business Department Curriculum Committee

Professional Memberships

  • Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)

  • Alpha Pi Mu

Biography

Biography: 

Dr. Abdulaziz Ahmed is an assistant professor in the Business Department at University of Minnesota Crookston. Abdulaziz earned the B.S. and M.S. in industrial engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology in 2009 and 2012, respectively and the Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 2016. His research focuses on modeling and optimization with specific applications in areas such as manufacturing systems and healthcare systems. His doctoral research focuses on healthcare information exchanges (HIEs). Working with the Watson Institute for Systems Excellence (WISE), an institute for advanced studies at Binghamton University, Abdulaziz has worked on various projects that utilized lean six sigma in healthcare systems as well as digital human modeling for human performance in various settings. In addition, Abdulaziz has led two critical projects for ACHIEVE, a premier provider of services to individuals with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities in Broome and Tioga Counties.

In the News

April 13, 2017
Five University of Minnesota Crookston students from the Business Department recently participated in the 2017 Harvard Global Case Competition, culminating in a trip to the Harvard University in early April.