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  Systems Engineering   Department

 
Dr. HESHAM K. ALFARES 

Chairman & Professor
Systems Engineering (SE) Department

College of Computer Sciences & Engineering (CCSE)
King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)

Work Address
PO Box 5067, KFUPM, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia

Work Phone:  +9663 860-2968 or 3726
Work Fax:      +9663 860 2965
E-mail:           alfares@kfupm.edu.sa  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



EDUCATION
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  • BS, Electrical & Computer Engineering, 1982, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, Santa Barbara, USA

  • MS, Industrial Engineering, 1984, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, USA

  • Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, 1991, ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, USA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




WORK  EXPERIENCE
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Systems Engineering Department         

King Fahd Univ. of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

  • 1984-1991, Lecturer

  • 1991-2000, Assistant Professor

  • 2000-2004, Associate Professor

  • 2004-present, Professor

 

 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA   

     

  • 2012 Spring Term, Visiting Scholar.

 

 

Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program, USA   

     

  • 2010 Summer, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, Visiting Professor

 

 

British Council Summer Research Program, UK   

     

  • 1993 Summer, University of Warwick, Coventry, England, Visiting Professor

  • 1998 Summer, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, England, Visiting Professor

  • 2003 Summer, University of Loughborough, Loughborough, England, Visiting Professor

  • 2013 Summer, University of East Anglia, Norwich, England, Visiting Professor

     

 

 

Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

 

  • 1983 Summer, Industrial Engineering (IE) Division, Organization & Industrial Engineering (O&IE) Dept., Industrial Engineer Summer Trainee

  • 1984 Summer, Office Services Dept., Electrical Engineer Summer Trainee

  • 1995 Summer, I.E. Div., O&IE Dept., Consultant

  • 1997 Summer, I.E. Div., O&IE Dept., Consultant

  • 1999-2000 (Sabbatical Year), I.E. Div., O&IE Dept., Consultant

  • 2002 Summer, I.E. Div., O&IE Dept., Consultant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




TEACHING ACTIVITIES
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Teaching several graduate and undergraduate academic courses in the various areas of industrial engineering, including:

  1. PYP 003   University Study Skills

  2. SE 100      Introduction to Technology

  3. ISE 201    Introduction to Industrial Systems Engineering

  4. CISE 301  Numerical Methods

  5. ISE 303    Operations Research I

  6. ISE 305    Optimization methods

  7. ISE 307    Engineering Economic Analysis

  8. ISE 325    Engineering Statistics

  9. ISE 390    Seminars

  10. ISE 391     Industrial Engineering Design

  11. ISE 402    Production Systems and Inventory Control

  12. ISE 421     Operations Research II

  13. ISE 443    Human Factors Engineering

  14. ISE 447    Decision Making

  15. ISE 501     Introduction to Operations Research Models and Applications

  16. ISE 503     Linear Programming and Applications

  17. ISE 508     Advanced Production Systems and Inventory Control

  18. ISE 527     Advanced Decision Making

  19. SCM 520   Materials and Production Management

  20. SCM 540  IT & Supply Chain Management

  21. SCM 572   Customer Relationship Management

 

Coordinating and teaching in short courses offered to professionals outside KFUPM, including:

  1. Production & Inventory Control Systems (coordinated 3 times)

  2. Linear Programming & Its Applications in Refineries

  3. Workshop on Basic Statistics for Laboratory Applications

  4. Total Quality

  5. Maintenance Management

  6. Cost Reduction through Industrial Engineering

  7. Skills for Measuring and Controlling Industrial Costs (Kuwait)

  8. Inventory and Supply Chain Management (coordinator)

  9. Reliability-Based Maintenance Planning & Scheduling (Dubai, UAE)

  10. Forecasting Techniques for SAP Users (Saudi Aramco)

  11. Forecasting the Annual Production of SABIC Plants Using Statistics (SABIC)

  12. Long-Term Forecasting for SABIC Plants (SABIC)

  13. Forecasting Models and Techniques for STC

  14. Basics of Supply Chain Management (Saudi Aramco)

  15. Statistics for Plant Engineers and Lab Scientists (Saudi Aramco)

  16. Master Planning of Resources (Saudi Aramco)

  17. Detailed Scheduling and Planning (Saudi Aramco)

  18. Execution and Control of Operations (Saudi Aramco)

  19. Certified Supply Chain Professional (Saudi Aramco)

  20. Introduction to forecasting Models and Techniques

  21. Hand-on Experience in Project-Centric Engineering Design Education

 

 

 

 



Miscellaneous activities
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  • Membership and supervision of several MS theses and PhD dissertations

  • Coordinating several Systems Engineering courses

  • Supervising co-op, senior project, and summer training projects for many students

  • Chairing and Membership in several University, College, and Department committees

  • Taking several  short courses and developmental workshops for improving skills in teaching, IT, and program assessment

  • Membership in several professional societies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Industrial Experience/Consulting     <<
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SAUDI  ARAMCO, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

  • Summer 1983, O&IE Dept.

  • Worked as industrial engineer at the Organization & Industrial Engineering (O&IE) Department. Received a letter of appreciation and an offer to join ARAMCO.  

  • Summer 1984, Office Services Dept.

  • Worked as electrical engineer at ARAMCO's Office Services Department.

  • Summer 1995, O&IE Dept.

  • Completed a simulation project on relief valve inspection intervals at Ras Tanura Refinery. Received a letter of appreciation from Saudi Aramco.

  • Summer 1997, O&IE Dept.

  • Completed a project for scheduling aircraft maintenance workforce for the Aviation Department. Received a letter of appreciation from Saudi Aramco.

  • August 1999-August 2000, O&IE Dept.

  • Spent a sabbatical year conducting a research project on: “Minimum-cost staffing for Saudi Aramco restricted work schedules.” Also worked on several applied projects for Saudi Aramco. Received a letter of appreciation from Saudi Aramco.

  • Summer 2002, O&IE Dept.

  • Completed a project for scheduling the operations workforce at Yanbu Refinery

 

 RESEARCH INSTITUTE Projects, KFUPM

  • H. Al-Fares (Project Manager), T. Al-Faraj, A. Burney, A. Rahman, “Polypropylene Production Optimization at Ibn Zahr”, RI/KFUPM applied project #CEMS 2238, May 2006-May 2007.

  • H. Alfares (Project Manager), O. Al-Turki, Forecast Modelling, for Saudi Telecom Company (STC), RI/KFUPM applied project #CCCR 2215, August 2006-August 2007.

  • H. Al-Fares (Project Manager), T. Al-Faraj, A. Burney, “Forecasting the Annual Production of SABIC Plants Using Statistics”, RI/KFUPM applied project #CEMS 2244, Sept. 2006-Sept. 2007.

  • H. Alfares (Project Manager), O. Al-Turki, Study and analysis of the customer forecasts for STC Enterprise Business Unit, RI/KFUPM applied project #CCIT 2228, Sept. 2008-March 2009.

  • H. Alfares (Project Manager), I. El-Amin, S. Elferik, M. Al-Zahrani, S. Chowdury, F. Ahmed, S. Ameenuddin Husain, Power and Water Demand Forecasting for Saudi Aramco, RI/KFUPM applied project #SE-02341, Dec. 2012 - May 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




RESEARCH
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Patents

1. U.S. Patent title: "CYCLIC COMBINATORIAL METHOD AND SYSTEM", Patent Number U.S. 8,046,316 B2. Issued by the US Patents and Trademarks Office. Patent Date: 25 October 2011.

 

 

 

Papers in refereed journals

1. J. Bailey, H. Alfares, W. Lin, Optimization and heuristic models to integrate project task and manpower scheduling, Computers & Industrial Engineering, vol. 29, no. 1-4, September 1995, pp. 473-476.

2. H. Alfares, J. E. Bailey, Integrated project task and manpower scheduling, IIE Transactions,  Vol. 29, No. 9, September 1997, 711-718.

3. A. M. Al-Amer, H. Alfares, and Faiz-ur-Rahman, Towards modeling the development of the petrochemical industry in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Arabian Journal of Science & Engineering, Vol. 23, No. 1B, April 1998, 113-126.

4. H. Alfares, An efficient two-phase algorithm for cyclic days-off scheduling, Computers & Operations Research, Vol. 25, No. 11, November 1998, 913-923.

5. H. Alfares, Optimizing a library's loan policy: An integer programming approach, Journal of the American Society for Information Science, Vol. 49, No. 13, November 1998, 1169-1176.

6. H. Alfares, Aircraft maintenance workforce scheduling: a case study, Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering, Vol. 5, No. 2, 1999, 78-88.

7. H. Alfares, J. Bailey, W. Lin, Integrating project operations and personnel scheduling for multiple labor classes, Production Planning & Control, Vol. 10, No. 6, September 1999, 570-578.

8. H. Alfares, A simulation model for determining inspection frequency, Computers & Industrial Engineering, Vol. 36, No. 3, November 1999, 685-696.

9. H. Alfares, Dual-based optimization of cyclic three-day workweek scheduling, Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 17, 2000, 137-148.

10. H. Alfares, Dual-based optimization of cyclic four-day workweek scheduling, IMA Journal of Mathematics Applied in Business & Industry, Vol. 11, 2000, 269-283.

11. H. Alfares, Four-week employee scheduling using the (7/3, 7/3, 6/2) days-off schedule, Arabian Journal of Science & Engineering, Vol. 25, No. 1C, June 2000, 95-108.

12. H. Alfares, Cyclic labor days-off scheduling: efficient optimization without mathematical programming, OR Spektrum, Vol. 23, No. 2, 2001, 283-294.

13. H. Alfares, M. Nazeeruddin, Electric load forecasting: Literature survey and classification of methods, International Journal of Systems Science, Vol. 33, No.1, December 2001, 23-34.

14. H. Alfares, Staffing and workforce scheduling for a security gate, International Journal Operations & Quantitative Management, Vol. 7, No. 4, December 2001, 281-293.

15. H. Alfares, Optimum  workforce scheduling under the  (14, 21)  days-off timetable, Journal of Applied Mathematics & Decision  Sciences, Vol. 6, No. 3, 2002, 191-199.

16. H. Alfares, Developing optimum preventive maintenance schedules using simulation, International Journal of Industrial Engineering, Vol. 9, No. 3, Sept. 2002, 311-318.

17. H. Alfares, A. Al-Amer, An optimization model for guiding the petrochemical industry development in Saudi Arabia, Engineering Optimization, Vol. 34, No. 6, Dec. 2002, 671-687.

18. H. Alfares, Flexible four-day workweek scheduling with two or three consecutive days off, Computers & Industrial Engineering, Vol. 44, No. 3, Jan. 2003, 325-338.

19. H. Alfares, Compressed workweek scheduling with differing weekdays and weekends labor demands, Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 20, No. 1, 2003, 1-20. 

20. H. Alfares, Four-day workweek scheduling with two or three consecutive days off, Journal of Mathematical Modelling and Algorithms, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2003, 67-80.

21. H. Alfares, Survey, classification, and comparison of recent tour scheduling literature, Annals of Operations Research, Vol. 127, No. 1-4, March 2004, 145-175. 

22. H. Alfares, H. Elmorra, The distribution-free newsboy problem: extensions to the shortage penalty case,  International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 93-94, 2005, 465-477.

23. H.K. Alfares, S.N. Khursheed, and S.M. Noman, Integrating quality and maintenance decisions in a production-inventory model for deteriorating items, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 43, No. 5, 2005, 899-911.

24. H.K. Alfares, Compressed workweek scheduling with days-off consecutivity, weekend-off frequency, and work stretch constraints, INFOR, Vol. 44, No. 3, Aug. 2006, 175-189.

25. H.K. Alfares, A simulation approach for stochastic employee days-off scheduling, International Journal of Modelling and Simulation, Vol. 27, No. 1, 2007, 9-15.

26. H.K. Alfares, Inventory model with stock-level dependent demand rate and variable holding cost, International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 108, no. 1-2, July 2007, 259-265.

27. H. Alfares, Operator staffing and scheduling for an IT-help call centre, European Journal of Industrial Engineering, Vol. 1, No. 4, 2007, 414-430.

28. H.K. Alfares, M. T. Lilly, I. Emovon, Maintenance staff scheduling at Afam power station, Industrial Engineering & Management Systems, Vol. 6, No. 1, June 2007, 22-27.

29. M. Ndiaye, H. Alfares, Modeling health care facility location for moving population groups, Computers & Operations Research, Vol. 35, No. 7, July 2008, 2154-2161.

30. M Elshafei, H Alfares, A dynamic programming algorithm for days-off scheduling with sequence-dependent labor costs, Journal of Scheduling, Vol. 11, No. 2, April 2008, 85-93.

31. H.K. Alfares, S.O. Duffuaa, Assigning individual and aggregate weights in multi-criteria decision making based on ordinal ranking, Journal of Multicriteria Decision Analysis, Vol. 15, No. 5-6, 125-133.

32. H.K. Alfares, S.O. Duffuaa, Determining aggregate criteria weights from criteria rankings by a group of decision makers, International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making, Vol. 7, No. 4, December 2008. 

33.  H.K. Alfares, Optimum multi-plant, multi-supplier production planning for multi-grade petrochemicals, Engineering Optimization, Vol. 41, No. 5, May 2009, 495–504. 

34.  M. A. Dajani, H.K. Alfares, Location of banking automatic teller machines based on convolution, Computers & Industrial Engineering, Vol. 57, No. 4, November 2009, 1194-1201. 

35. H.K. Alfares, U.M. Al-Turki, S.O. Duffuaa, Developing an outcome-based industrial & systems engineering program, Industrial Engineering and Management Systems, Vol. 9, No. 1, 60-68, March 2010.

36. H.K. Alfares, A production planning optimization model for maximizing battery manufacturing profitability, International Journal of Applied Industrial Engineering, Vol. 1, No. 1, 55-63, January-June 2012.

37.  H.K. Alfares, A Dual-based combinatorial algorithm for solving cyclic optimization problems, Recent Patents on Computer Science, Vol. 5, No.3, 188-196, 2012.

38.  H.K. Alfares, An EPQ model with variable holding cost, International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice, Vol. 19, No. 5, 232-240, 2012.

39.  H.K. Alfares, M.H. Al-Haboubi, M.M. Al-Zahrani, Community Service in Saudi Arabian Universities: A Comparative Study, Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education, Volume 5, Number 2, 2013.

40.  H. Alfares, Production-inventory system with finite production rate, stock-dependent demand, and variable holding cost, RAIRO – Operations Research, Vol. 48, 2014, 135-150.

41.  H.K. Alfares, Multi-objective scheduling of remote-area employees with minimum cost of transportation, Journal of Industrial Engineering, vol. 2014, Article ID 978347, 11 pages, 2014. doi:10.1155/2014/978347.

42. H.K. Alfares, Maximum-profit inventory model with stock-dependent demand, time-dependent holding cost, and all-units quantity discounts, Mathematical Modelling and Analysis, 2015, in press.

43. H.K. Alfares, S.O. Duffuaa, Simulation-based evaluation of criteria rank-weighting methods in multi-criteria decision making, International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making, forthcoming.


 

 

 

Conference Papers/Presentations

1.  H. Alfares and J. E. Bailey, Integrating the scheduling of project activities and manpower, ORSA/TIMS Joint National Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, Oct. 31 - Nov. 3, 1993.

2.  H. Alfares, An efficient two-stage algorithm for manpower days-off scheduling, 15th International Symposium on Mathematical Programming, Ann Arbor, Michigan, August 15 -19, 1994.

3.  J. Bailey, H. Alfares, W. Lin, Optimization and heuristic models to integrate project task and manpower scheduling, Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Computers & Industrial Engineering, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, March 5-8, 1995.

4.  H. Alfares, Simulating an optimum inspection policy for relief valves, First Minisymposium on Computer Simulation and its Applications, KFUPM, Dhahran, May 21, 1996, p. 28.

5.  H. Alfares, A simulation model for optimizing valve inspection, International Conference on Operations and Quantitative Management, Jaipur, India, January 5-8, 1997.

6.  H. Alfares, Optimum compressed workweek scheduling, Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computers & Industrial Engineering, Cairo, Dec. 20-22, 1997, 13-16.

7. H. Alfares and M. Nazeeruddin, Regression-based methodology for daily peak load forecasting, Proceedings of The 2nd International Conference on Operations & Quantitative Management, Ahmedabad, India, Jan. 3-6, 1999, 468-471.

8.    H. Alfares and M. Al-Dakhil, Developing optimum preventive maintenance schedules using simulation, 15th Conference of International Federation of Operations Research Societies, Beijing, China, August 16-20, 1999.

9.   H. Alfares, Days-off  employee scheduling  over a three-week work cycle, Proceedings of PATAT 2000: 3rd. International Conference on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling, Constance, Germany, August 16-18, 2000, 251-258.

10. H. Alfares, An optimization model for investment in ethylene derivatives, Optimization in Industry III Conference, Tuscany, Italy, June 17-22, 2001.

11. H. Alfares and H. Elmorra, The distribution-free newsboy problem: extensions to the shortage penalty case, 12th International Symposium on Inventories, Budapest, Hungary, August 19-24, 2002.  

12. Alfares, HK, Al-Amer, AM, Saifuddin, S, A mathematical programming model for optimum economic planning of the Saudi Arabian petrochemical industry, 6th Saudi Engineering Conference, KFUPM, Dhahran, December 14-17, 2002, Vol. 4, 425-437.  

13. H. Alfares, S. Selim, A cyclic selection combinatorial algorithm with cyclic scheduling applications, 6th  Saudi Engineering Conference, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, December 14-17, 2002, Vol. 4, 513-520.

14. H. Alfares, W. Abul-Khair, Simulation-based days-off scheduling of pipelines maintenance workforce, The 1st  Multidisciplinary International Conference on Scheduling: Theory and Applications (MISTA), Nottingham, UK, August 13-16, 2003, Vol. 2, 524-525.

15. F.M. Al-Sunni, S.N. Khursheed, H.K. Alfares, A control theoretic approach for the inventory drift problem, The 16th International Conference on Systems Engineering, Coventry University, Coventry, UK, September 9-11, 2003, Vol. 1, 36-40.

16. H.K. Alfares, S.O. Duffuaa, Determining criteria weights as a function of their ranks in multiple-criteria decision making, Proceedings of the Second Conference on Administrative Sciences, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, April 19-21, 2004, 77-83.

17. M. Elshafei, H.K. Alfares, A Dynamic Programming Algorithm for Solving a Constrained Labor Scheduling Problem, 17th European Conference on Combinatorial Optimization, Beirut, Lebanon, June 24-26, 2004.

18. M. Ndiaye, H.K. Alfares, Facility location with seasonal demand, 17th European Conference on Combinatorial Optimization, Beirut, Lebanon, June 24-26, 2004.

19. H.K. Alfares, Inventory model with stock-level dependent demand rate and variable holding cost, 13th International Symposium on Inventories, August 22-27, 2004, Budapest, Hungary.

20. H.K. Alfares, Compressed workweek scheduling with days-off consecutivity, weekend-off frequency, and work stretch constraints, The Fifth Asia-Pacific Industrial Engineering and Management Systems Conference,  Gold Coast, Australia, December 12-15, 2004, 21.5.1-21.5.7.

21. H.K. Alfares, Optimum tour scheduling of IT desk help agents, Second International Industrial Engineering Conference, December 19-21, 2004, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 9.1.1-9.1.9.

22. H.K. Alfares, Scheduling laboratory technicians at an oil refinery, The 1st International Conference on Modeling, Simulation, and Applied Optimization, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, February 1-3, 2005.

23. H. Al-Fares, A. Jaber, M. Achoui , A. Bubshait, O. Al-Swailem and S.A.M.Said,  University-Industry/Business Interaction: KFUPM Experience, Conference of University-Private Sector Partnership in Research & Development, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 10-12, 2005, 25-34.

24. H. Al-Fares, Using simulation to determine the optimum P.M. policy, Process Industry Reliability & Maintenance – Middle East, Dubai, UAE, July 25-27, 2005.

25. M.A. Dajani, H.K. Alfares, Optimum location of banking automatic teller machines, CAIMS-MITACS 2006 Joint Annual Conference, June 15-20, 2006, Toronto, Canada.

26. H.K. Alfares, U.M. Al-Turki, S.O. Duffuaa, Developing a new Industrial & Systems Engineering program at KFUPM, 2nd International Conference on Engineering Education & Training, April 9-11, 2007, Kuwait.

27. H.K. Alfares, A mathematical model for optimum petrochemical multi-grade selection, production, and sequencing, The Sixth Conference on the Analysis of Manufacturing Systems (AMS 2007), May  11-16, 2007, Lunteren, The Netherlands, 199-204.

 28. H.K. Alfares, Combining criteria ranks for calculating their weights in group MCDM, Proceedings of Group Decision and Negotiation, June 17-20, 2008, Coimbra, Portugal, 257-258.

29. H.K. Alfares, Operator scheduling using queuing theory and mathematical programming models, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Stochastic Models of Manufacturing & Service Operations, June 7-12, 2009, Ostuni, Italy, pp. 283-289. 

30. H.K. Alfares, Simulation-based multi-craft workforce scheduling, Proceedings of the 6th St. Petersburg Workshop on Simulation, 28 June - 4 July 2009, St Petersburg, Russia, Vol. II, pp. 915-921. 

31. H.K. Alfares, H.K. Alfares, Integer programming to maximize battery production productivity, 40th Annual Meeting of the Decision sciences Institute, New Orleans, LA, USA, 14-17 November, 2009.

32. S.O. Duffuaa and H.K. Al-Fares, Methods and Approaches for Maintenance Capacity Planning, The Middle East Maintenance Conference & Exhibition 2010 (MAINTCON 2010), 5 -8 December 2010 , Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain.

33. H.K. Al-Fares, A.A. Zaid, Particle swarm optimization algorithm for workforce job rotation scheduling, 10th Workshop on Models and Algorithms for Planning and Scheduling Problems: MAPSP, Nymburk, Czech Republic, 19-24 June 2011, pp. 250-252.

34. H.K. Alfares, Integer programming model and optimum solution for a bi-objective days-off scheduling problem, The 21st International Symposium on Mathematical Programming (ISMP 2012), August 19-24, 2012, Berlin, Germany.

 35. H. Alfares, Production-inventory system with finite production rate, stock-dependent demand, and variable holding cost, 17th International Symposium on Inventories, (ISIR 2012) August 20-24, 2012, Budapest, Hungary.

 36. H.K. Alfares, An efficient algorithm for solving cyclic combinatorial optimization problems (Keynote Presentation), International Conference on Distributed Systems and Decision 2012: ICDSD'12, 21 - 22 November 2012, Oran, Algeria.

37. H.K. Alfares, O.G. Alsawafy, Simulated Annealing for a Bi-Objective Trim Loss Problem with a Variable Large Object Length, Numerical Computations: Theory and Algorithms - International Conference and Summer School (NUMTA2013), 17- 23 June 2013, Falerna, Italy.

38. H.K. Alfares, A.A. Al-Shaer, Profit-maximizing production model with stock-dependent demand and time-dependent holding cost, Proceeding of the 19th International Conference on Mathematical Modelling and Analysis, May 26-29, 2014, Druskininkai, Lithuania, p. 82.

39. H.K. Alfares, Maximum-Profit Production-Inventory System with Stock-Dependent Demand, Variable Holding cost, and Purchase Cost Discounts, International Summit on Industrial Engineering, Dec 08-10, 2014 San Francisco, USA.

40. H.K. Alfares, M.A. Mrad, Optimum multi-period production planning for, multi-plant, multi-supplier, and multi-grade petrochemicals, Hydrocarbon Supply Chain Optimization Forum, December 17-18, 2014, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia.

41. S.O. Duffuaa, H.K. Alfares, Methods and Approaches for Maintenance Capacity Planning, Proceedings of The 2015 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Dubai March 3-5, 2015, pp. 1674-1677.
 

 

 

Book Chapters

1. H. Alfares, An optimization model for investment in ethylene derivatives, in Parmee and Hajela (eds.) Optimization in Industry, Springer-Verlag, London, 2002, pp. 255-266.

2. H. Alfares, S. Duffuaa, Maintenance Forecasting and Capacity Planning, in M. Ben-Daya, S.O. Duffuaa, A. Raouf, J. Knezevic, and D. Ait-Kadi (eds.), Handbook of Maintenance Management and Engineering, Springer-Verlag, 2009, pp. 157-190.  

 3.  H. Alfares, An integer programming model to maximize battery manufacturing productivity, in Management Science, Logistics, and Operations Research, John Wang, (editor), Business Science Reference: IGI Global, Hershey, PA, USA, 2014, 26-37.

 

Working Papers

 WP1. F.M. Al-Sunni, S.N. Khursheed and H. Al-Fares, A control theoretic approach for the inventory drift problem, Working paper, KFUPM, Saudi Arabia (2003).

 

Book Reviews

1. H. Alfares, Project  Scheduling with Time Windows and Scarce Resources: A book review, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 42, No. 20, October 15, 2004, p. 4427.

2. H. Alfares, Book Review of E-Supply Chain Technologies and Management, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol. 61, No. 11, 1680-1681, Nov. 2010.

 

 

Funded Research Projects

  • H. Alfares, “An efficient two-stage algorithm for manpower days-off scheduling”, British council-sponsored research project, University of Warwick, UK, summer, 1993.

  • H. Alfares, “Dual-based optimization of compressed workweek scheduling”, British council-sponsored research project, University of Nottingham, UK, summer, 1998.

  • H. Alfares, Minimum-cost staffing of Saudi Aramco restricted work schedules, Saudi Aramco –supported and hosted sabbatical year research project, August 1999-August 2000. Received Research Committee "Excellent-Outstanding" rating and appreciation letter.

  • M. Al-Haboubi, H. Alfares, O. Al-Turki, Skills for Measuring & Controlling Industrial Costs, Workshop sponsored by the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science, RI Project # CEMS 4906, Oct. 7-11, 2000, Kuwait.

  • H. Alfares, A.M. Al-Amer, A model for the optimal planning of the Saudi Arabian petrochemical industry, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) Grant, Research Project # SABIC/2000-07, October 1, 2000 - October 1, 2001.

  • H. Alfares, “Flexible three-day workweek scheduling with weekend work frequency constraints”, British Council-sponsored research project, Loughborough University, UK, summer, 2003.

  • S.A.M. Said, A-M. Jaber, A. Bubshait,  H. Al-Fares, M. Achoui, O. Al-Suwailem, “A Framework for KFUPM-Industry/Business Interaction”, KFUPM-sponsored research project, September 2004-May 2005.

  • H. Al-Fares (Project Coordinator), M. Al-Habboubi, M. Al-Zahrani, Community Service Planning, AAFAQ Project, Sponsored by the Ministry of Higher Education, Sept. 2006-Dec. 2006.

  • H. Alfares, EPQ Model with Stock-Level Dependent Demand Rate and Variable Holding Cost, Fulbright-sponsored research project conducted at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA, June-Sept. 2010.

  • N. Merah (PI), A. Shuaib, M. Derriche, H. Al-Fares, H. Bahaidrah, N. Abudheir, Engineering Design II: inspiring technical innovation in the sophomore and junior years, Project funded by KFUPM-MIT Center for Clean Water & Clean Energy, Sept. 2010-Sept. 2012.

  • Alfares, “A Production-Inventory Model with Variable Holding Cost and Quantity Discounts”, British Council-sponsored research project, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, summer, 2013.

  • H.K. Alfares (team coordinator), C. Garris, KFUPM faculty and students perceptions of each other, Mini-project sponsored by the Deanship of Academic Development, KFUPM, February - May 2014.

  • Hesham K. Alfares (team coordinator), Mojahid F.S. Osman, A Bachelor of Science program in Industrial and Systems Engineering for Al-Fayha College, sponsored by Al-Fayha College, Jubail, Saudi Arabia, March 2014 – March 2015.
     

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 



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Journal Editorial Boards

1.  Member of the editorial board for a special issue of European Journal on Operational Research (EJOR) on  “Timetabling and Rostering”, Vol. 156, No. 2, July 2004.

2. Member of the Editorial Review Board for the International Journal of Applied Industrial Engineering, from February 2010.

3.  Engineering Subject Editor  for the Arabian Journal of Science and Engineering, from January 2011 - April 2015.

4. Member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Industrial Engineering, from July 2012.

 

 

 

 

Conference Committees

1.  Member of the Organizing Committee for The 6th Saudi Engineering Conference, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, Dec. 14-17, 2002.

2. Member of the International Program Committee for The 1st  Multidisciplinary International Conference on Scheduling: Theory and Applications (MISTA), Nottingham, UK, August 13-16, 2003.

3. Member of the International Program Committee for The 17th European Conference on Combinatorial Optimization (ECCO XVII), Beirut, Lebanon, June 24-26, 2004.

4. Member of the Organizing Committee for The Discussion Forum on University/Business Interaction, January 4, 2005, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

5. Member of the Program Committee for The 2nd Multidisciplinary International Conference on Scheduling: Theory and Applications (MISTA), New York, USA, July 18-21 6, 2005.

6.  Member of the Program Committee for the 6th International Conference on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling (PATAT 2006), Brno, Czech Republic, Aug. 30-Sept. 1, 2006.

7. Member of the Program Committee for the 2007 IEEE Computational Intelligence and Scheduling Symposium (CIS'07), Hawaii, USA, April 1-5, 2007.

8.  Member of the Program Committee for the 3rd International Conference on IT (ICIT 2007), Amman, Jordan, May 9-11, 2007.

9. Member of the Program Committee for The 3rd Multidisciplinary International Conference on Scheduling: Theory and Applications (MISTA), Paris, France,  Aug. 28-31, 2007.

10. Member of the Organizing Committee for The First Supply Chain Management Symposium, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, April 22, 2008.

11. Member of the Program Committee for the 7th International Conference on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling (PATAT 2008), Montreal, Canada, August 18 - 22 2008.

12. Member of the Program Committee for the 2009 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Scheduling, Nashville, USA, March 30 – April 2, 2009.

14. Member of the Organizing Committee for the 3rd Annual Supply Chain Management Symposium, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia, April 4-6, 2009.

15. Member of the Program Committee for the 4th International Conference on IT (ICIT ‘09), Amman, Jordan, June 3-5, 2009.

16. Member of the Program Committee for The 4th Multidisciplinary International Conference on Scheduling: Theory and Applications, Dublin, Ireland, Aug. 10-12, 2009.

17. Member of the Program Committee for the 8th International Conference on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling (PATAT 2010), Belfast, Northern Ireland, August 10 - 13 2010.

18. Member of the organizing and scientific committee for the 4th Supply Chain Management Symposium, October 30 – November 1, 2010, Khobar, Saudi Arabia.

19. Member of the Program Committee for the Group Decision & Negotiation Conference (GDN 2011), Amman, Jordan.

20. Member of the Program Committee for the 8th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics” - ICINCO 2011, Jul 28 - 31, 2011,  Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands.

21. Member of the Program Committee for the Multidisciplinary International Scheduling Conference: Theory and Applications: MISTA 2011, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

22. Member of the Program Committee for the 9th International Conference on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling (PATAT 2012), August  28 – 31, 2012, Son, Norway.

23.  Member of the Program Committee for the International Conference on Distributed Systems and Decision 2012: ICDSD'12, 21 - 22 November 2012, Oran, Algeria.

24. Member of the Program Committee for the 10th International Conference on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling (PATAT 2014), 26-29 August, 20142, York, UK.

25. Member of the Program Committee for the Second International Conference on Distributed Systems and Decision 2014: ICDSD'2014, 7-8 December 2014, Oran, Algeria.

26. Member of the Program Committee for the International Conference on Operations Excellence and Service Engineering, Orlando, Florida, September 10-11, 2015.

27. Member of the Program Committee for the 11th International Conference on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling (PATAT 2016), 23-26 August, 2016, Udine, Italy.
 

 

 

 

 

 

Awards & Recognition

Include:

  1. Out-of state graduate student tuition-waiver scholarship from Arizona State University, for 86/87 academic year.

  2. KFUPM Excellence in Research Award for the 2002/2003 academic year.

  3. KFUPM Excellence in Research Award for the 2007/2008 academic year.

  4. Almarai Prize for Scientific Innovation in Industrial Engineering, 2014.

  5. More than 1,150 citations in Google Scholar.

 

 






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