Editorial Board


M. Fallah

Department of Industrial Engineering,Islamic Azad University, South Tehran Branch Tehran, Iran




S. A. Edalatpanah

Department of Industrial Engineering, Ayandegan Institute of Higher Education, Iran



Editorial Board

R. Tavakkoli-Moghaddam

Metaheuristics Algorithms, Operations Research, Project scheduling, MODM, Manufacturing problem Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran


Full Name : Reza Tavakkoli-Moghaddam
Email :
Academic Rank : Full Professor
Department : Department of Industrial Engineering
Work phone : 02182084183
Fax : 021-88013102

Authored Books

A. Kusiak

intelligent manufacturing, wind energy, data modeling, computational intelligence, innovation science, operations research, production management and medical and pharmaceutical applications Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Iowa,Iowa City, USA.


Professor and Chair (2010 - present) The University of Iowa Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Professor (1995 - 2010) The University of Iowa Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Professor and Chair (1988 - 1995) The University of Iowa Department of Industrial Engineering, Associate Professor (1985 - 1988) University of Manitoba Department of Mechanical Engineering, Assistant Professor (1982 - 1985) Technical University of Nova Scotia Department of Industrial Engineering.

J.L. Verdegay

Soft Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Metaheuristics, Fuzzy Mathematical Programing, Computational Intelligence Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, University of Granada, Granada, Spain



J. Wallenius

Multiple Criteria Decision Making, Decision Support Systems, Performance Evaluation, Negotiation Modeling, E-Commerce, Online Auctions. Department of Information and Service Economy, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland


Jyrki Wallenius

Professor of Management Science

Department Head

Department of Information and Service Economy

Aalto University School of Business

POB 21220

00076 AALTO


With Aalto BIZ: since August 1988-

 Spouse: Professor Hannele Wallenius, Aalto University, School of Science

 Education: B.Sc. (with honours) (1970), MSc (1971), PhD (1975) Helsinki School of Economics (Doctoral dissertation: “Interactive Multiple Criteria Decision Methods: An Investigation and An Approach”, HSE Series A: 14)

Earlier Positions

1979‑1988: Associate Professor of Management (tenured position), University of Jyväskylä, 1982‑1983 Chairman of the Department of Economics and Management, University of Jyväskylä

1981: Docent, Vaasa School of Economics

1989-1996: Professor of Management, Basic Research Institute, HSE

1993-1995: Director, Basic Research Institute & Doctoral Program Director, HSE

1996-1998: Founding Director and Professor, Center for Innovative Education, HSE

1998-2005: Director and Professor, International Center, HSE (MBA Programs)

2006-   Professor, Department of Business Technology, HSE

2008-2010: Department Head, Department of Business Technology, HSE

2011: Dean, Aalto University School of Economics

2012-   Department Head, Department of Information and Service Economy

Consulting Experience

1.  S.A. Cockerill, Seraing, Belgium  

2.  N.V. Philips, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

3.  Helsinki Research Institute for Business Economics

4.  Confederation of Finnish Industries

5.  NumPlan Ltd: A Board Member (software company)

6.  NegotiAuction (software company)

International Service:

1. Editorial Board Member, European Journal of Operational Research, 1981–1998, 2005 - ; Editor-in-Chief: 1999-2004 (outgoing editor 1.1.-30.6.2005

2. Editorial Board Member of 4 international journals

3.  Referee to 15 international journals.

4. Member of the Organizing Committee of various meetings, track/cluster chairman for the stream of sessions on Multiple Criteria Decision Making in various conferences.

5. Promotion and Tenure Reviewer of 12 scholars

6. Outside examiner on six doctoral dissertations.

7. Coordinator of the HSE Visiting Scholar Program: 1990-1995.

8. Founding member: European Decision Science Institute (EDSI) and INFORMS Section on MCDM (2010)

9. International Society on Multiple Criteria Decision Making, Member of the International Executive Committee (1990-1994, 1998- ). President Elect 2005-2008, President 2008-2011, Past President 2011-

10. Vice President, INFORMS Section on MCDM, 2011; President, INFORMS Section on MCDM, 2012

11. Track chair & tutorial speaker, INFORMS Phoenix, 2012

12. Guest editor, special issue on Multiple Criteria Decision Support, International Journal of Information Technology and Decision Making (with P. Korhonen)

13. Recent keynote addresses: EMO Conference, Ouro Preto, Brazil, April 2011; HICSS, Maui, January 2012; Learning in Multi-Objective Optimization, Dagstuhl, January 2012

Academic Experience Abroad:

 PhD student: European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management, Brussels (1972-1975)

 Visiting Scholar: Stockholm School of Economics (Spring 1976), Universite Paris IX Dauphine (August-September, 1977), Fernuniversität, Germany (June 1983), New Mexico State University (summer 1992, June 1994)

Participated in a joint research program between the Academy of Finland and the International Research Institute of Management Sciences (MNIIPU), Moscow, 1981-1990

Visiting Professor: Purdue University, Krannert Graduate School of Management (1979-1980), Arizona State University (1984-1986, summer 1987, spring semester 2002, spring semester 2006), Texas A & M University (1991-1992)

Member of the Steering Committee of the DAS Project, IIASA, Austria, 1997-1998

Has authored or coauthored about 100 publications, of which 80 are listed in ISI dealing with Multiple Criteria Decision Making, decision theory, decision support, negotiations, and e-auctions (including Management Science, Operations Research, Mathematical Programming, EJOR, Naval Research Logistics, Decision Support Systems, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, etc.).

 Has edited three books and two journal special issues. Author of a book by World Scientific “Multiple Criteria Decision Making: From Early History to the 21st Century”, 2011 (with M. Köksalan and S. Zionts).

Professional Memberships:

  • International Society on Multiple Criteria Decision Making (Past President)
  • The Finnish Association of University Professors
  • Finnish Academy of Science and Letters
  • INFORMS (formerly TIMS, ORSA)
  • Finnish Operations Research Society



The Edgeworth-Pareto Award, Int. Society of Multiple Criteria Decision Making, 1994

  • Honorable Mention in the SEFE Educational Innovation Contest, 1997 (ITP-program)
  • Bronze Medal, Helsinki School of Economics, 1999
  • Jaakko Honko medal, Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation and HSE, February 2005
  • Huugo Raninen medal, Kauppatieteellinen yhdistys, 2006
  • 1 lk ritarimerkki, Valkoisen Ruusun Ritarikunta
  • Best paper award (Semantic aspects in data mining) in IEEE Int. Conference on Data Mining , 2010 (Malo, Siitari, Ahlgren, Korhonen, Wallenius)
  • Erdös number 2 (co-author with Paul Erdös’ coauthor)
  • According to the Mathematics Geneaology: Jyrki Wallenius’ PhD advisor was Stanley Zionts, his advisor G. Thompson … R. Thrall …H.  Brahana … O. Veblen …E.H. Moore … H.A. Newton … M. Chasles … S. Poisson … J. Lagrange … L. Euler … J. Bernoulli

Most Cited Papers (ISI):

 1,770 ISI citations to his publications.  

 “An Interactive Programming Method for Solving the Multiple Criteria Problem”, Management Science, 1976: 320 citations (with S. Zionts)

“Multiple Criteria Decision Making/Multiattribute Utility Theory”, Management Science 1992: 170 citations (with J. Dyer, P. Fishburn, R. Steuer, S. Zionts)

“An Interactive Multiple Objective Linear Programming Method …”, Management Science 1983: 157 citations (with S. Zionts)

“Comparative Evaluation of Some Interactive …”, Management Science 1975: 113 citations

“Pareto Race”, Naval Research Logistics 1988: 91 citations (with P. Korhonen)

“Solving the Discrete Multiple Criteria Problem Using Convex Cones”, Management Science 1984: 90 citations (with P. Korhonen, S. Zionts)


Z. Xu

Decision Analysis, Information Fusion, Fuzzy Sets, Computing with Words, Clustering Business School, Sichuan University,Chengdu, China


h-index: 100  

He is the IFSA Fellow, the Distinguished Young Scholar of NSFC, and the Chang Jiang Scholar of the Ministry of Education of China. He has been selected as Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers and included in The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014-2016; Most Cited Chinese Researchers (Ranked first in Computer Science, 2014-2016). His papers have been cited over 34500 times, and his H-index is 100. https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=kd9L_GUAAAAJ&hl=en

R.V. Rao

Advanced Engineering Optimization, Decision Making Methods, Design of Mechanical and Thermal Systems Department of Mechanical Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani, Dubai Campus, United Arab Emirates.




Address for communication:
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT), Surat
(An Institute of National importance of Government of India)
Ichchhanath, Surat, Gujarat State – 395 007, India

Contact Nos.:02612201982(O), 02612201661(R), 9925207027(M)

Areas of Research: Mech. Engg. (Application of advanced optimization techniques to the research problems of design, thermal, manufacturing and industrial engineering)

Google Scholar: h-index=39; No. of citations:6549

Scopus: h-index=30; No. of citations:3486

1. Institution of Engineers (India), Kolkata’s M.P.Baya “National Award” for Advancement of Technology in Mechanical Engineering for the year 2014.
2. Elsevier’s Computer-Aided Design Journal’s “Most Cited Award for 2013 and 2014”.
3. “Fellowship” Award of the Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering (IIIE), Navi Mumbai (October 31, 2012).
4. “Lifetime Achievement Award” declared by the Organizers of the International Conference on Agile Manufacturing during 16-19 December 2012 conducted by the Dept. of Mech. Engg. of IIT (BHU) Varanasi.
5. Received “Best Research Paper Award” of Indian Society for Non-Destructive Testing (ISNT) Journal, India for 2010. 6. Received the “Meritorious Award” from The International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research (IIAS) Canada in 2008 for innovative research work.
7. Received ‘Best Research Paper Award’ of Indian Instution for Industrial Engineering (IIIE) Journal, India for 2006.
8. Received ISTE-New Delhi National Award for the year 2001 for "Best Research Work Done".
9. Received Gold Medal for B. Tech.Studies in 1988.
10. Topped throughout the academic career during studies and received merit scholarships by the State Govt. of A. P., India.
11. Deputed four times as a Visiting Professor by Ministry of Human Resource development (MHRD), New Delhi (India) to teach at ASIAN Institute of Technology (AIT) Bangkok, Thailand each time for 16 weeks (January 2018 to May 2018, January 2015 to May 2015, August 2010 to December 2010 and January 2008 to May 2008).
12. Invited to PolitechnikaKrakowska, Institute of Thermal Power Engineering, Poland to deliver a series of seminars on advanced engineering techniques for computational heat and mass transfer, 10-22 January 2016 and 31st October to 13th November 2016.
13. Invited to BITS pilani, Dubai Campus (UAE) to deliver a series of lectures during June – December 2017.
14. Selected as a Visiting Professor by Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) New Delhi for the academic year 2007-2008 to visit any technical institution in India to deliver lectures.
15. Included in the Panel of Expert Members, National Board of Accreditation (NBA) of Government of India, New Delhi.
16. Included in the Panel of Expert Members, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) of Government of India, New Delhi.
17. Included as an expert in the Selection Boards of many private and deemed universities of India.
18. Received international travel grants from government agencies like All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Indian National Science Academy (INSA) of India.
19. Selected and deputed by Government of India to Nanyang Technological University, Singapore during 7-13 October 2008 , SIVAT, Seoul of South
Korea during 7-15 September 2009 and Institute of Technical Education, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore during 7-11 March 2011 as representative from India to participate in the technical education training programs organized by CPSC Manila.
20. Serving the Editorial Boards of many international journals.

Total Number of Research Publications: 328
 International Journals : 122
 National Journals : 30
 International Conferences : 132
  National Conferences : 44
  No. of books published by Springer Science+Business Media: 05
  No. of books going to be published by Springer Nature, Switzerland: 01
  No. of book chapters: 06
  No. of books published by Indian publishers: 03

F. Hosseinzadeh-Lotfi

Mathematics, Operation Research, Data Envelopment Analysis, DEA, Efficiency Department of Applied Mathematics, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran



Farhad Hosseinzadeh Lotfi


  • Assistant Professor, 2000.
  • Associated Professor, 2005.
  • Professor, 2009.



Department of Mathematics - Faculty of Science, Islamic Azad University, Research & Science Branch, Hesarak, Poonak, Tehran, I. R. IRAN


  • (+98)(21) 44804190 (work)
  • (+98)(21) 77557873 (home)
  • (98)(912) 3034649(mobile)



(+98)(21) 44804190

Electronic mail (internet):

  • farhad@hosseinzadeh.ir
  • hosseinzadeh_lotfi@yahoo.com
  • hosseinzadeh_lotfi@srbiau.ac.ir


Date and Place of Birth:

May 1967, Babol



Marital Status:

Married, with one children


  • B. Sc., Mathematics, University of Yazd, 1992?
  • M. Sc., Applied Mathematics (O. R.) Islamic Azad University of Lahijan 1996
  • Ph. D., Applied Mathematics (O. R.), Science & Research Branch , Islamic Azad University, - Tehran 2000.

M. E. Bruni

probabilistic modelling, Stochastic Programming, Emergency Medical Services, Portfolio Optimisation Department of Mechanical, Energy and Management Engineering, University of Calabria, Italy



S. E. Najafi

Decision making, Data Envelopment Analysis, Engineering management and strategic management . Department of Industrial Engineering, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran


Esmail Najafi is an Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering Department at the Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch in Tehran, Iran. He received his B.A. in Power and Water University of Technology (PWUT), his M.S. in Islamic Azad University. and his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Science and Research Branch in Tehran, Iran. His research interests decision making, Data Envelopment Analysis, Engineering management and strategic management . His published research articles appear in journal or intelligent and fuzzy system, Mathematical Problems in Engineering, international journal of data envelopment analysis.

J. Jablonsky

Efficiency, Data Envelopment Analysis, Decision Problems. Department of Econometrics, Faculty of Informatics and Statistics, University of Economics. W. Churchill Sq. 4, 130 67 Praha 3, Czech Republic.



J. Shang

Business Analytics, Operations Management, design, planning, scheduling, and control of operational systems in manufacturing and service organizations Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA


Jennifer Shang was a research fellow at The Advanced Manufacturing Program in The IC2 Institute at Austin, Texas, and was a Lilly Endowment Teaching Fellow. In the MBA program, she teaches Statistics, Production Management and Process Improvement, and Simulation. In addition, she teaches the undergraduate Operations Management and Global Supply Chain Management, and courses at the EMBA, IEMBA, and PhD levels as well.

Shang's current research emphasizes three areas: (1) The design, planning, scheduling, and control of operational systems in manufacturing and service organizations. She develops theoretical and heuristic approaches to improve the productivity and quality of business process flows. (2) Design and evaluation of integrated information/operational systems. Given the importance of technology, she emphasizes the innovative use of information technology in the value chain management. (3) Multi-criteria decision making. She uses Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) to measure the relative efficiency of operating units. She also applies Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) and Analytic Network Process methods to make decisions in complicated environments.

Predrag Stanimirovic

Recurrent Neural Networks, Operations Research, Numerical Linear Algebra, Symbolic Computation Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics, University of Niš, višegradska 33, 18000 Niš, Serbia


• Full Professor • University of Niš, Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics, Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science • Niš, Serbia

• Thirty four years of experience in scientific research in diverse fields of mathematics and computer science, which span multiple branches of Numerical linear algebra, recurrent neural networks, linear algebra, symbolic computation, nonlinear optimization and others.

•225 publications, including 4 research monographs, 5 text-books, and 216 peer-reviewed research articles published in scientific journals, conference proceedings, and book chapters


H. Saberi Najafi

Numerical Analysis, Numerical Solutions of Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations, Numerical Modeling of the Oceans. Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Guilan, Iran


Associate professor of Applied Mathematics


Faculty of Mathematical Sciences


Department of Applied Mathematics


A. Bianchini

Circular Economy, Industrial Mechanical Plants, Moltiphase flow Engineering, Renewable Energy Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy


Augusto Bianchini, since March 2011, is Professor Assistant in Industrial Plants at Department of Industrial Engineering of the University of Bologna (Italy). Today he is responsible of the courses of Industrial Plants and Industrial Automation in the Course of Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

He is discusser or co-discusser of around 100 master thesis in the Engineering of Industrial Mechanical Plant.

Adviser for private and public bodies on circular economy, energy power plants, waste, environment, automation and safety fields.

Author of more than 70 papers on plants topics, of theoretical and experimental kind.

Partner of European project “E-USE (aq) – Europe-wide Use of Sustainable Energy from aquifers” Sustainable City Systems - Expected project duration 01/01/2015 - 31/12/2017

Member of working group “Waste to Resources” within SPIRE platform (Sustainable Process Industries through Resources and Energy Efficiencies).

Post Doctoral: From 2005 till 2010 on “Engineering of multiphase flow in industrial application” and “Waste Management”

Ph.D.: From 2002 till 2004: he got the Ph. D. in the course on “Engineering of machines and energy systems” of the University of Bologna, with focus on “Hot waste-to-energy flue gas treatment using an integrated fluidised bed reactor”

A. Makui

Industrial Engineering, Multi-Objective Optimisation, Decision making Department of Industrial Engineering, Iran University of Science And Technology ,Tehran, Iran



P. Ifinedo

Management Sciences, ERP Success, IS Security, Organizational Computing, Personal Computing, IT in Developing Countries and Emerging Economies Goodman School of Business, Brock University, Canada.


Dr. Princely Ifinedo is a faculty member at the Goodman School of Business, Brock University, Canada. He's currently teaching Information Systems (IS) and Business Modelling courses. He holds a PhD in Information Systems (IS) from University of Jyväskylä, Finland, an MBA from the Royal Holloway, University of London, UK, a M.Sc. from Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia, a B.Sc. from University of Port-Harcourt, Nigeria, and a Diploma in Education from University of British Columbia, Canada. His research includes IS adoption in business and human-computer interaction. He has won 6 Best Conference Paper and Best Track Paper at various international conferences. He enjoys teaching as much as he does conducting academic research. Dr. Ifinedo has authored (and co-authored) over 130 publications in reputable publishing outlets.

J. Li

Transport Scheduling, Metaheuristics, Multi-Objective Optimisation, Machine Learning, Search-Based Software Engineering. Division of Computer Science and Mathematics,
University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, UK


He is head of CHORDS (Computational Heuristics, Operational Research and Decision Support) Research Group. The CHORDS group's research mission is to explore and develop computational search methodologies and models that emerge from studying the complexity and uncertainty of real world scheduling, optimisation and decision support problems.

A. Alam-tabriz

Banking industry, Industrial Management, Performance Evaluation in Production Industries, Implementation of Total quality management (TQM) Department of Industrial Management, Faculty of Management & Accounting, Shahid Beheshti University,Tehran, Iran




Quality, Six Sigma, Lean, Industrial Statistics, Data Mining Wayne State University, 5050 Anthony Wayne Dr, Detroit (MI) 48202, USA


Jayant Trewn, ASQ Fellow, PhD, Lean Six Sigma Master black belt, Performance Coach and Advisor

Jayant Trewn is an Industrial Engineer specializing in Quality Systems design, development, implementation and management.   Jayant has accumulated over a decade of experience working in healthcare organizations such as Spectrum Health Medical Group, Beaumont Hospitals, and service organizations such as Thomson Reuters and Lason Systems, where he built healthcare and service delivery process improvement programs based on lean, Six Sigma and PDCA concepts.  He also worked for two years at Thomson Reuters working as Director of Quality Assurance, IP and Science division, managing the quality of acquisition of data for scientific research. Jayant has also taught Higher Secondary Calculus and Statistics at University Liggett School, MI. Jayant is a Robotics mentor and coach and he coaches high school girls Field Hockey.

Jayant has been teaching quality engineering since 1997 in his role current role of Lecturer at Industrial and Systems Engineering, Wayne State University and in the past as Adjunct Professor at Lawrence Technological University, Wayne State University and Oakland University, all in Michigan, in addition to giving quality engineering talks, seminars and workshops at numerous national and international conferences.  Jayant has also served as a Research Analyst for Wayne State University, Center for Urban Studies and Office of Strategic Planning from 1993 to 1999.


Jayant has written three books, Kaizen Demystified (MCS Media, Inc.), Practical Lean Sigma for Healthcare Kaizen Demystified (MCS Media, Inc.) and Multivariate Statistical Methods in Quality Engineering (McGraw-Hill Education) and he has been published in international journals.  Jayant is a Fellow of ASQ and he holds a Doctorate degree in Industrial Engineering from the College of Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA. He earned his MBA in Information Systems at Wayne State University and his Bachelor of Engineering degree from Madras University, India.  Connect with Jayant at LinkedIn(http://www.linkedin.com/in/jayantstrewn)



BE - Mechanical Engineering - Madras University, India, 1978
MBA - Management Information Systems, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 1992
Ph.D. - Industrial Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 1999


Courses Taught

BE 2100 - Probability and Statistics in Engineering
IE 6210 - Applied Engineering Statistics
IE 6610 - Introduction to Six Sigma
IE 7610 - Fundamentals of Six Sigma
IE 7270 - Reliability Estimation

L. Liang

Data envelopment analysis, Supply chain management , Enterprise resource optimization. School of Management, University of Science and technology of China, China


Professor LIANG was born in April, 1962 in Hefei, Anhui Province. Upon graduation with a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and Application from Hefei University of Technology in 1987, he pursued his further studies in Automotive Control for a doctoral degree in Southeast University from 1988 to 1991. After graduation, Professor LIANG served successively at University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) as Deputy Director of Department of Management from 1992 to 1995, and as Associate Dean of School of Management from 1995 to 2004 (during which he was a visiting professor at McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin from November 1997 to March 1998). He then worked as Member of the Party Committee and Executive Dean of School of Management in USTC from 2004 to 2013. He served as Member of the Party Standing Committee and Vice President of Hefei University of Technology since December 2013, and was appointed as President of HFUT in July, 2015.

The major research areas of Professor LIANG are data envelopment analysis, supply chain management and enterprise resource optimization. He acquired support from the National Natural Science Funds for Distinguished Young Scholars for his research and was nominated as Changjiang (Yangtze River) Scholar in 2009. Professor LIANG has presided over a list of major projects sponsored by the Foundation for Innovative Research Groups of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Key Natural Science Foundation for Joint Overseas Research of China, the National Key Technology Research and Development Program of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China as well as other government sectors and enterprises.

Professor LIANG has published over 90 papers in SCI and SSCI indexed international academic journals such as Operations Research and Journal of Operations Management. He has won awards from home and abroad, including the Natural Science Award and the Award for Distinguished Scientific Research Achievement by Ministry of Education, and the Award for Excellence in Management Disciplines by Fudan Premium Fund of Management. Under his supervision, many of his doctoral students have also reaped brilliant awards, such as the Highly Commended Award by EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development ), the National TOP 100 Doctoral Dissertation Award, Scholarship Award for Excellent Doctoral Student by Ministry of Education, CAS (Chinese Academy of Sciences) Presidential Scholarship and grants from the National Natural Science Funds for Distinguished Young Scholars.

He is also an editorial board member of many acclaimed Chinese and international academic journals, such as American Journal of Operations Research. Professor LIANG also serves as Member of Discipline Planning Panel of the National Social Science Foundation of China, Executive Member of the 2nd Management Terms Committee under the China National Committee for Terms in Science and Technologies, the Chinese Society of Management Modernization, Systems Engineering Society of China and Society of Management Science of China, as well as Vice Chairman of the Chinese Society of Optimization, Overall Planning and Economic Mathematics.

R. Kumar

Fuzzy Mathematical Programming,Operation Research, Neutrosophic sets School of CS and IT, Bangalore, Karnataka, India


Dr Ranjan Kumar
Assistant Professor 
School of CS and IT, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Jain (Deemed to be) University

A. Baboli

Supply chain design and management, sustainable supply chain management, Optimization and coordination, Factory design Laboratory of Decision and Information for Production Systems (DISP), France


His current research focus on configuration, organization, and optimization of the external (corporate networks) and internal (company) supply chain. On the one hand, he is interested on organization of distribution networks, as well as the joint optimization of transportation, storage and production of products within different levels of the supply chain tacking into account several kinds of uncertainties like as demand, forecast, lead-time, capacity, etc. On the other hand, he study the configuration of and optimization of production system . His research work focus mainly on the flexible and agile facility design, dynamic configuration of intelligent manufacturing system whit mobile robots as well as factory of future based on internet of things and industry 4.0.

S. Shadrokh

Project Management, Project Scheduling, Applied Operations Research Department of Industrial Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran



J. Liou

Multi-criteria decision making, Soft computing, Data mining, Structure equation modeling, Air transportation. Department of Industrial Engineering and Management National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan


James J.H. Liou
No. 1 Chung-Hsiao E. Road Section 3
Taipei, 10608, Taiwan
E-mail: jhliou@ntut.edu.tw
Tel. (+886) 27712171 ext. 2332
fax. (+886) 27317168

Personal information:
Date and place of birth: November 8, 1965, Taipei, Taiwan
Marital status: married, three children

1993-1996: Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of
Missouri-Columbia, USA
1991-1993: M.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of
Missouri-Columbia, USA
1984-1988: B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Tamkang University, Taiwan

Professional Employment:
2010-current: Associate Professor
Department of Industrial Engineering and Management
National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan
2008-2010: Associate Professor
Department of Air Transportation, Kainan University, Taiwan
2004-2008: Assistant Professor
Department of Air Transportation, Kainan University, Taiwan
2001-2004: Chief Engineer, Aircraft Certification Institute, Taiwan
1997-2000: Engineer, Aircraft Certification Institute, Taiwan

Publications in English Journals:
1. C.C. Hsu, Liou, J.H. James, Yen-Ching Chuang, Integrating DANP and modified
grey relation theory for the selection of an outsourcing provider, Expert systems
with Application (Accepted)
2. Liou,.J.H. James and Tzeng, G.H. Comments on “Multiple criteria decision
making (MCDM) methods in Economics: An overview”. Technological and
Economic Development of Economy. (Accepted)
3. Liou, J.H. James, Using rough set approach for improving airport service quality,
Transportation Journal (Accepted)
4. Liou, J.H. James, Chuang, Y.C., Tzeng, G.H., Using DANP to select an
outsourcing provider in the airline industry, Journal of Air Transport Management
(accepted, in press)
5. Liou, J.H. James, Developing an integrated model for the selection of strategic
alliance partners in the airline industry, Knowledge-Based Systems 28(1), 59-67,
6. Tsai,C.Y., Liou, J.H. James, Chen,C.J., Hsiao, C.C., Generating touring path
suggestions using time-interval sequential pattern mining, Expert Systems with
Applications 39(3), 3592-3602, 2012.
7. Liou, J.H. James, Tzeng, G.H., Hsu, C.C., Yeh, W.C., Reply to “Comment on
using a modified grey relation method for improving airline service quality”,
Tourism Management 33(3), 319-320, 2012.
8. Liou, J.H. James, Tang, C.H., Yeh, W.C. and Tsai, C.Y. A decision rule approach
for improvement of airport service quality, Expert Systems with Applications
30(11), 13723-13730, 2011.
9. Liou, J.H. James, Wang, H.S., Hsu, C.C. and Yin, S.L., A hybrid model for
selection of an outsourcing provider, Applied Mathematical Modeling 35(10),
5121-5133, 2011.
10. Liou, J.H. James, Consumer attitudes toward in-flight shopping, Journal of Air
Transport Management 17(4), 221-223, 2011.
11. Liou, J.H. James,Tzeng, G.H., Tsai, C.Y. and Hsu, C.C., A hybrid ANP model in
fuzzy environments for strategic alliance partner selection in the airline industry,
Applied Soft Computing 11(4), 3515-3524, 2011.
12. Liou, J.H. James, Hsu, Chao-Che, Yeh, W.C., A modified grey relation method for
improving service quality of airline industry, Tourism Management 32(6),
1381-1388, 2011.
13. Liou, J.H. James, Yeh, W.C., Hsu, Y.L. and Hsu, C.C., A service quality survey in
domestic airlines. Journal of Chinese Institute of Transportation 23(3), 289-314.
14. Liou, J.H. James, Variable consistency dominance-based rough set approach to
formulate airline service strategies, Applied Soft Computing 11(5), 4011-4020,
15. Liou, J.H. James, Tsai, C.Y., Lin, L.H., and Tzeng, G.H., A modified VIKOR
multiple-criteria decision method for improving service quality of domestic
airlines, Journal of Air Transportation Management 17(2), 57-61, 2011.
16. Chen, Vivien Y.C., Lien, H.P., Liu,C.H., Liou, J.H. James, Tzeng, G.H., Yang, L.S.,
Fuzzy MCDM approach for selecting the best environment-watershed plan,
Applied Soft Computing 11(1), 265-275, 2011.
17. Liou, J.H. James and Chuang, Mei-ling, Evaluating corporate image and
reputation using fuzzy MCDM approach in airline market, Quality & Quantity,
44(6), 1079-1091, 2010.
18. Liou, J.H. James and Tzeng, G.H., Dominance-based rough set approach for
customer behavior of airline markets, Information Sciences 180(11), 2230-2238,
19. Liou, J.H. James, Yen, Leon, Tzeng, G.H., Using decision rules to achieve mass
customization of airline services, European Journal of Operation Research 205(3),
680-686, 2010.
20. Liou, J.H. James and Chuang, Y.T., Developing a hybrid multi-criteria model for
selection of outsourcing providers, Expert Systems with Applications 37(5),
3755-3761, 2010.
21. Liou, J.H. James and Tzeng, G.H., Airline maintenance manpower optimization
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M. Rabbani

Supply chain network design, Sequencing problem, Project selection problem. Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Tehran,Tehran, Iran



Said Broumi

Networking,Graph theory, Neutrosophic theory, Fuzzy theory, Intuitionistic fuzzy theory Laboratory of Information Processing, Faculty of Science Ben M’Sik, University Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco



Sapan Kumar Das

Operation Research, Fuzzy Mathematical Programming, Fractional Programming National Institute of Technology Jamshedpur, 831014 Jamshedpur India.




M. J. Tarokh

Supply chain management, Customer Relationship Management, Entereize Intelligence System Department of Industrial Engineering, Khajeh Nasir Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran



J. Hong

Sustainable Development, Analysis of Water Pollution, Clean development mechanism, Biotechnology Industry Department of Business Management, School of Management, University of Science and Technology of China, China



M. Srinivasa Rao

Reliability and Quality Engineering Department of Mechanical Engineering, GMR Institute of Technology, Rajam, Andhra Pradesh, India.



Mobile: 9000542349

Department : Mechanical Engineering
Present Designation : Professor
Highest Qualifications : Ph.D (IIT Kharagpur), India.
Date of Joining at GMRIT : 03/11/1999
Date of Birth : 31/08/1973
Contact Address : Dr.Meesala Srinivasa Rao
S/o M.Thavitayya,
Alankar 10, GMRIT Staff Quarters
GMR Nagar,
GMR Institute of Technology
Rajam, Srikakulam (Dist),
Andhra Pradesh, India…Pin:532127.

Permanent Address : Dr. Meesala Srinivasa Rao
S/o M.Thavitayya,
Janda Street, Bobbili: 535558
Viziznagaram(Dist), (A.P), India.

Fields of Specialization : Reliability, Availability and Uncertainty modeling and analysis
of various systems and services of Mechanical and Industrial engineering fields, Ground
water modeling, Condition Monitoring and Fault diagnosis, System Simulation studies.

Current Areas of research: Reliability, Availability and Uncertainty modeling and
analysis of systems, ground water modeling, Operations Management Processes,
Optimization techniques, Analytical modeling and analysis of systems using soft
computing techniques, Fabrication, characterization, Testing and Reliability analysis of Bio degradable Polymers, Condition Monitoring and diagnosis of systems, TQM Processes.

M. R. de Almeida

Operational Research, Production Management and Technological Innovation Professor of Finance & Operations Research and DEA at Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte


L. Neralic

Applied Economics, Economic Modeling Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb.



T. Rao Padi

Stochastic Processes, Applied Mathematics Professor of Statistics at S.V. University Tirupati


International Advisory Board

H. Shirouyehzad

Industrial Engineering, MCDM, Production Planning, Operation Research Department of Industrial Engineering, Islamic Azad University, Najafabad Branch, Isfahan, Iran



B.K. Sahoo

Applied Production Frontier Analysis, Efficiency and Productivity Analysis, Data Envelopment Analysis Xavier Institute of Management , Xavier University, Xavier Square , Bhubaneswar 751013, India


Dr. Biresh K Sahoo

Professor, Economics
Library Coordinator

Ph.D. (IIT Kharagpur, India), JSPS Fellow (GRIPS, Tokyo, Japan), Lise Meitner Fellow (WU-Wien, Austria)
Phone:+91 (0)674 6647 735 (O) / 996 (R)

Teaching Interests

- Microeconomic Theory
- Economics of Benchmarking

Research Interests

- Applied Production Frontier Analysis
- Efficiency and Productivity Analysis
- Data Envelopment Analysis

External Links
On Postdoctoral Fellowship for Overseas Researchers:
- Lise Meitner Programme <https://www.fwf.ac.at/en/research-funding/fwf-programmes/meitner-programme/>
- JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme <http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-fellow/postdoctoral.html>

On Software:
- TFPIP, DEAP, and FRONTIER <http://www.uq.edu.au/economics/cepa/software.htm>
- EMS Efficiency and Productivity Software <http://www.holger-scheel.de/ems/>

Administrative Responsibilities

Coordinator for Library Services in XIMB (since May 2013 onwards ...)
Coordinator for Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) in XIMB (May, 2011- July, 2012)
Coordinator for Economics Area in XIMB (2010 -2012; 2014 - continuing )

A. Azaron

Operations Research, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Project Management Department of Industrial Engineering,Istanbul Sehir University , İstanbul, Turkey.



M. G. Tsionas

Forecasting, Autoregressions, Econometric Models , Stochastic Frontier Models, Asset Pricing Models, Converging Economy, Financial Stability Department of Economics, Athens University of Economics and Business, 76 Patission Street, 104 34 Athens, Greece.


Mike G. Tsionas,

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Athens University of Economics and Business.

Address: 76 Patission Street,

104 34 Athens, Greece

Tel: (++30210) 8203 338 (office),

Fax: (++30210) 820 3301 

Year of birth: 1965

Citizenship: Greek


1994, Ph.D., University of Minnesota. Dissertation title: “ Asset returns in general equilibrium with scale mixtures of normals endowment processes ”. Advisor: Professor John F. Geweke.

1992, M.Sc. in Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, University of Minnesota.

1990, Master of Arts, Athens University of Economics and Business, specialization in Economic Statistics and Econometrics.

1988, Bachelor of Arts, Athens University of Economics and Business, specialization in Economic Analysis.

Associate Editor, Journal of Productivity Analysis , 2007-
Associate Editor, Journal of Applied Economics , 2005-2007
Associate Editor, The Internet Journal of Statistics , 2004-
Associate Editor, Global Business and Economics Review, 2003-


  • Likelihood Evidence on the Asset Returns Puzzle, Review of Economic Studies, 72, 2005, 917-946.
  • The Joint Measurement of Technical and Allocative Inefficiency: An Application of Bayesian Inference in Nonlinear Random Effects Models, Journal of the American Statistical Association, 2005, 100, 736-747 (with S.C. KumbhakarKumbhakar)
  • Monte Carlo Inference in Econometric Models with Symmetric Stable Disturbances, Journal of Econometrics, 1999, 88, 365-401.


Zohreh Moghaddas

Department of Mathematics, Qazvin Branch, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin, Iran


Zohreh Moghaddas

Department of Mathematics, Qazvin Branch, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin, Iran

M. T. Taqhavi Fard

Industrial Management, Multi- Criteria Production Scheduling, Manufacturing Information Systems Department of Industrial Management, Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran, Iran



Language Editor

B. Hekmatshoar

Ayandegan Institute of Higher Education, Iran