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Visiting Faculty
(Part Time)

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy -Lowa State University of Science and Technology ,2002
  • Masters of Science (Major in Industrial Enginerring), Lowa State University of Science and Technology , 1999
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechinical Enginerring , The University of Jordan, 1972

Subjects Taught/ Student Project Mentor

  • Project Management
  • Research Methods
  • Statistics

Academic experience

  • Assistant Professor,Supply Chain and Logistics Department ,Talal Abu-Gazaleh University College of Business Manama, Bahrain (2014 - 2015)
  • Associate Professor, Industrial Engineering Department
    University of Jordan Amman, Jordan (2010 - 2014)
  • Assistant Professor, Industrial Engineering Department
    University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan (2005 - 2010)
  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman (2002 - 2005)
  • Instructor, Industrial Engineering Department
    Lowa State University, Lowa, USA (1999 - 2002)
  • Teaching and Research Assistant,  Industrial Engineering Department, Lowa State University, Lowa, USA (1996 -1999)

 

Corporate Experience

  • Managing Director, Business Consultant and Trainer, Delphi-Jordan Co. Amman, Jordan ( 2007 - 2014)

Research Visits

  • Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Computer Science Department, Barcelona, Spain, 7/2008, Dr. Christian Blum
  • Kaiserslautern University, Distributed Algorithm Group, Germany, 7/2007-9/2007 and 8/2008-9/2008, Dr. Peter Merz

Research & Publications

  • A Hybrid of Max-Min Ant System and Linear Programming for the K-covering Problem. Computers and Operations Research, Needs minor corrections, ISI-indexed Journal.
  • Mazen Arafeh, and Mahmoud Barghash. An Improved Hybrid Algorithm for the Set Covering Problem, Computers and Industrial Engineering, Computers and Industrial Engineering, 85 (2015), 328-334 , ISI-indexed Journal.
  • A Hybrid of Nested Partition, Binary Ant System, and Linear Programming for the Multidimensional Knapsack Problem, Computers and Operations Research, 37 (2010), 247-255, ISI-indexed Journal.
  • Nested Partition for the Minimum Energy Broadcast Problem, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 5313 (2007), 1-11
  • Backtracking Ant System for the Traveling Salesman Problem, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 3172 (2004), 318-325, ISI-indexed Journal. Note: LNCS was an ISI-indexed journal until 2005.
  • A Max-Min Ant System (MMAS) to Minimize the Multi-Performance Measures of Single Machine under a Sequence Dependant Setup Time, Proceedings of the 2007 IEEE Annual Conference, 520-524.
  • Ants for Sampling in the Nested Partition Algorithm, Hybrid Metaheuristice Conference 2004, 11-18.

Conference papers presented

  • An integer programming model for finance-based scheduling with crashing, Construction Management and Economics.
  • A max-min ant system for the finance-based scheduling problem, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering.

Awards & recognition

  • Best research paper award- Received along with Peter Merz and Steffen Wolf for Nested Partitioning for the Minimum Energy Broadcast Problem, presented at the Learning and Intelligent Optimization Conference II (2007) in Torino, Italy