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Ahad Ali, Ph.D.
Associate ProfessorDirector, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (BSIE)Director, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering (MSIE)Director, Smart Manufacturing and Lean Systems Research GroupOffice: 248-204-2531, Email: email@example.com
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Lawrence Technological University
Associate Professor, 2014 – PresentDirector, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Operations Engineering (BSIOE): 2015 – PresentDirector, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering (MSIE): 2010 – PresentDirector, Master of Engineering in Manufacturing Systems, 2014 - 2015Director, Smart Manufacturing and Lean Systems Research Group, 2012 - PresentAssistant Professor, 2007 – 2013Assisted - Doctor of Engineering in Manufacturing Systems (DEMS), 2007 – 2012
Assistant Professor, January 2006 – July 2007
Industrial Engineering DepartmentUniversity of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
Visiting Assistant Professor, August 2004 – December 2005
Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing EngineeringUniversity of Toledo, Ohio
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, April 2004 - August 2004
Industrial and Manufacturing Systems EngineeringUniversity of Windsor, Canada
Instructor /Researcher, 2001 - 2003
Industrial and Manufacturing EngineeringUniversity of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Research Scholar, 1998 – 2000
Mechanical and Production EngineeringNanyang Technological University, Singapore
Trainee, September to October 1997
Energy Technology (Biomass Densification)Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand
Lecturer, 1995 – 1997
Mechanical Engineering DepartmentKhulna University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh (former BIT-Khulna)
Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, 2003University of Wisconsin – MilwaukeeDissertation: Multi Constraint based Intelligent Scheduling of Manufacturing Systems
MS in Systems and Engineering Management, 2000Nanyang Technology University, SingaporeThesis: Intelligent Modeling and Management for Internal Supply Chain Management
BS in Mechanical Engineering, 1994 Khulna University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh
International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Dubai, UAE, March 3-5, 2015.
KEEN Winter Meeting, Tempe, AZ, January 5-7, 2015
INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, November 9-12, 2014
International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Bali, Indonesia, January 7 – 9, 2014.
IIE Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada, May 30-June 3, 2014.
ASEE Annual Conference, Indianapolis, June 2014.
Workshop on Innovating Curriculum with Entrepreneurial Mindset - Focus on Sustainability, Saint Louis University, November 1 – 2, 2012.
IIE Annual Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, Orlando, May 19-24, 2012.
International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Istanbul, Turkey, July 3 – 6, 2012.
Mini-Symposium on Modeling and Simulation, Testing and Validation (MSTV) at 2012 Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology Symposium (GVSETS), Organized by The Michigan Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), Detroit Marriott – Troy, August 15 – 16, 2012.
Shaping Entrepreneurial Engineers (SEE) Workshop, Kern Family Foundation, San Antonio, TX, June 14, 2012.
IIE Engineering Lean and Six Sigma Conference, Atlanta, September 12-14, 2011.
IIE Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Reno, Nevada, May 21-25. 2011
Cohort: KIT2/KIT3 Theme workshop for PBL, May 16 -19, 2011.
Entrepreneurial Mindset Workshop, May 12, 2011.
International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, January 22 – 24, 2011.
Energy Solutions Conference, Technology & Market Assessment Forum Meeting, ESC, Ren Center, Detroit, June 9-10, 2010.
Industrial Engineering Research Conference, IIE Annual Conference and Expo, Cancun, Mexico, June 5-9. 2010
Entrepreneur Mindset Workshop, May 13, 2010.
Student Organizations Summit on the Environment, Southfield, MI, February 25, 2010
International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Dhaka, Bangladesh, January 9-10, 2010.
IIE - Greater Detroit Chapter's Oliver Wyman’s The Harbour Report Presentation, September 18, 2009.
American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, Austin, TX, June 14-17, 2009
IIE Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Miami, May 30 – June 3, 1286-1291. 2009
NSF I/URC on Intelligent Maintenance Systems (IMS) – IAB Meeting, IMS IAB meeting, Ford Dearborn Truck Assembly Plant, MI, May 5-6, 2009.
Invention to Venture (I2V) Workshop, UTLC Gallery, Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI, February 27, 2009.
International Conference on Industrial Engineering Theory, Applications & Practice, Las Vegas, Nevada, Sep. 7- 10. 2008.
SME Annual Conference, Detroit, MI, May 30 - June 2, 2008,
IIE Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Vancouver, Canada, May 17-21, 2008.
Workshop on e-clip, Wake up Your Students! (with Video and Audio from Cornell University's eClips), Deborah Streeter, Bruce F. Failing, Sr. Professor of Personal Enterprise and Small Business Management in the Department of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell, LTU, May 15, 2008.
Workshop on Imbedded Health Management System for Automotive, organized by NSF Industry University Cooperative Center on Intelligent Maintenance Systems (IMS), Peoria, IL, April 28, 2008.
Hands-on Machinery Diagnostics Measurements using NI Sound & Vibration Assistant and NI CompactDAQ, Peoria, IL, April 28, 2008.
North American Material Handling Show, Cleveland, OH, April 22, 2008.
Midwest DSI Annual Conference, Erie, PA, April 17-19, 2008.
Scholarship of Teaching, Assessment, and Learning (SoTAL) Poster Session, UTLC Gallery, April 15, 2008.
Problem Based Learning (PBL) Workshop: An Introduction to Problem Based Learning, By: Deborah E. Allen, Associate Professor and Undergraduate Programs Director, University of Delaware, LTU, March 28, 2008.
Winter Simulation Conference, Washington DC, December 9-12, 2007.
Int. Symposium and Workshop on Global Supply Chain, Intermodal Transportation and Logistics, Univ. of Toledo, Toledo, OH, Oct. 25-26, 2007.
Michigan Simulation User Group (MSUG) Conference, Management Education Center, Troy, Michigan, September 26, 2007.
IIE/ASQ Lean and Quality Conference, Atlanta, GA, Sept 24 - 25, 2007.
IIE Detroit Professional Chapter Workshops, Harbour Report Presentation, Warren, MI, September 14, 2007.
INFORMS International Meeting 2007, Rio Mar, Puerto Rico, July 8-11, 2007.
Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Nashville, TN. May 19-23, 2007.
13th Industry Advisory Board Meeting, NSF Center for Intelligent Maintenance Systems, Cincinnati, Ohio, May 17-18, 2007.
Concept Inventory Workshop, sponsored by NSF, Washington, DC, May 10-12, 2007.
Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Orlando, May 20-24, 2006.
ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Orlando, Nov 5-11, 2005.
Maynard Operation Sequence Technique (MOST) Certification, Pittsburgh, Aug 8–12, 2005.
7th International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Natural Computing, Salt Lake City, Utah, July 21 - 26, 2005.
Cleveland 2005 Exposition and Conference, Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), I-X Center, Cleveland, OH, June 7-9, 2005.
CIRP-sponsored 3rd International Conference on Reconfigurable Manufacturing Conference: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, May 10-12, 2005.
Decision Science Institute (DSI) Annual Meeting, Washington DC, November 22-25, 2003.
AME (Association for Manufacturing Excellence) Annual Conf., Chicago, Nov. 7 –8, 2002.
INFORMS Annual Meeting, Atlanta, October 19-22, 2003.
Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) Meeting of Center for Intelligent Maintenance Systems (IMS), Milwaukee, WI, October 3 - 4, 2002.
5th International Conference on Managing Innovations in Manufacturing, Milwaukee, WI, September 9-11, 2002.
2nd International Workshop on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications (ISDA 2002), Atlanta, August 7–8, 2002.
11th Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Orlando, Florida, May 19 – 21, 2002.
Entek Training for two full days, Milwaukee, March 20, 2002.
COMPSIM Software Training: Tools for knowledge capture and data weighting and reporting for Decision Making Analysis and Reports, January 17, 2002.
Automod Simulation Training for two full days, Milwaukee, December 2001.
Rockwell Automation Fair, Atlanta, November 13 - 15, 2001.
Training on Rockwell Software RSBizWare Historian (Data collection, Reporting, Analysis, and Visualization), Atlanta, November 13, 2001.
Training on Rockwell PLC control, RSView Supervisory (enables distributed applications that support multiple servers and multiple clients), Introduction to Logix, Atlanta, November 14-15, 2001.
Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) Meeting of Center for IMS, Milwaukee, WI, October 02 - 03, 2001.
NSF Sponsored Workshop on Tether-Free Technologies for E-Manufacturing and E-Maintenance/Service, UWM, Milwaukee, October 1-2, 2001.
Questra Training on A2B (Appliance to Business) platform, Rochester, June 12, 2001.
Siebel eBusiness Essential/Siebel Call Center (CRM), Dallas, May 21–29, 2001.
ERP and eBusiness: Value, Viability and Future Vision of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems and Their Role in Building eBusiness, A full day seminar featuring John Erickson, i2 Technologies, Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, May 30, 2001
Eagle Maintenance Management Software training (3 days), Milwaukee, May 2001.
10th Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Dallas, May 20-22, 2001.
Industrial Advisory Board Meeting of Center for IMS, Milwaukee, April 10 – 11, 2001.
LabView VI Training: March 12, 2001.
National Manufacturing Week Conf., McCormick Complex, Chicago, March 5-6, 2001.
International ICSC Symposium on Multi-Agents and Mobile Agents (MAMA) in Virtual Organizations and E-Commerce, Wollongong, Australia, December 11-13, 2000.
International ICSC (International Computer Science Conventions) Congress on Intelligent Systems and Applications (ISA2000), University of Wollongong, Australia, December 12-15, 2000.
6th International Conference on Agile Intelligent and Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems, RPI, New York, October 7-9, 1998.
Training program on Biomass Densification at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand, September 1997 to October 1997.
Short Course on “Industrial Accident and Safety Management” organized by Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB), 17th August’ 1996 to 22nd August’ 1996.
Published more than 100 conference papers
DOCTORAL STUDENT ADVISING
Gary T. Kraus Jr.
Light Tactical Vehicles at Navistar Defense, Detroit, MI
Paint Bank Sequence Optimization on Assembly in an Automotive Manufacturing Plant
Secure tenure-track assistant professor position at Penn State University – Behrend, Erie
End-of-Line Inspection for Annoying Noises in Automobiles: A Methodology Using Spherical Beamforming
Secure tenure-track assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Stout
Robotic Manufacturing System Failure Prediction Methodology Development of an Automotive Assembly
President , Engineering Services & Technical Group, Inc., Southfield, MI
Adjunct, Oakland University
Developing Direct Relationships and Effects of Waste Reduction/Elimination and Operating Performance Measures
Technical Cost Reduction Manager, Chrysler Technical Center, Auburn Hills, MI
Optimization of a Multi-Station, Parallel Machines Robotic Production Cell in Automotive Interior Trim Cover Manufacturing
International Automotive Company (IAC)
Sr. Staff Packaging Engineer - Green Belt
Armstrong Building Products - Technology
Metamodeling and Multi Axis Loss Function for Returnable Containers in an Automotive Parts Closed Loop Supply Chain System
Heuristic and Simulation based Optimal Dispatching Rules for Gantry Systems in Automotive Applications
Door Forming Optimization for Reliability and Cost
Intelligent Product Mix Optimization and FMS in Automotive Manufacturing
DEMS Dissertation Committee Member
Founder and Conference Chair, International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations ManagementÔ (IEOM)
Academic Chair, IIE (Institute of Industrial Engineers) Engineering Lean and Six Sigma Conference, Atlanta, October 11-12, 2011.
Academic Chair Emeritus, IIE (Institute of Industrial Engineers) Engineering Lean & Six Sigma Conference, Louisville, Kentucky, October 1-3, 2012.
Lean Division and Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
Past-President, IIE Lean Division, 2011-2012
President, IIE Lean Division, 2009 - 2011
Director: IIE Lean Division, 2007 – 2008
Chair, Lean Student Paper Competition sponsored by J T. and Carol S. Black, IIE Lean Division, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.
Hosting IIE Detroit’s Annual Habour Report Presentations at Lawrence Tech, October 23, 2012 and October 18, 2011
VP Public Relations: IIE Detroit Professional Chapter, 2008-2009.
Judge: IIE Detroit Professional Chapter Student Paper Competition, Oakland University, January 26, 2008.
Co-Chair: Poster Activity, SME Annual Meeting, Detroit, MI, May 31 - June 3, 2008.
NASA Academy of Aerospace Quality (AAQ) Group
NASA Academy of Aerospace Quality (AAQ) Mini-Workshop, Held in Conjunction with NASA Quality Leadership Forum (QLF) March 22, 2012 Radisson at the Port Resort, Cape Canaveral, Florida.
NASA Academy of Aerospace Quality (AAQ) Mini-Workshop, Held in Conjunction with NASA Quality Leadership Forum (QLF), March 17, 2011 Radisson at the Port Resort, Cape Canaveral, Florida.
NASA Academy of Aerospace Quality (AAQ) Breakout Session, Kennedy Space Center, FL, March 19, 2009.
NASA Academy of Aerospace Quality (AAQ) Breakout Session, Cape Canaveral, Florida, March 29, 2007.
Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, 2012 – present.
Co-Guest Editor, Special Issue on Lean Enterprise Transformation for Enterprise Transformation Journal, 2012.
Editor: Special Issue of International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineers, Vol. 11, Nos. 1/2, 2012.
Co-Editor: International Journal of Logistics and Transportation Research, vol. 1, no. 1, 2010.
Editorial Board Member: Global Journal of Enterprise Information, 2009 - present.
Editorial Board Member: International Journal of Operations Research and Information Systems, 2010 - present.
Scientific and Professional Society Member:
- IIE: Institute of Industrial Engineers- IEOM Society- SME: Society of Manufacturing Engineers- IEEE: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers- INFORMS: Institute for Operations Research and Management Science- DSI: Decision Science Institute