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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES

Professional Activities

Recommending measures of implementing, updating, and improving the Strategic Plan of the College of Business Administration at the University of Bahrain in-line with the AACSB accreditations standards and Bahrain Quality Assurance criteria (January 2015 to present)

Preparing the final reports for the placement of 24 qualifications from the College of Business Administration in the National Qualifications Framework (September 2016 to December 2018)

Helping the University of Bahrain to establish an MOU and partnerships with NEOMA from France regarding a new Master of Science degree program in Supply Chain Management (November 2017 to February 2018)

Highlighting the performance gap of the College of Business Administration at the University of Bahrain and provide suggestion for improvement (Market Gap Analysis Report – November 2017).

Producing analytical reports of data, and information on the College of Business Administration at the University of Bahrain (Survey Results and Analysis – June 2017)

Resolving graduate student issues with curriculum or degree completion (April 2017 to present)

Contributing to the initiative of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS) to create a regional Operations Research society in Africa (November 2016)

Member of the committee in charge of developing 4 new Master of Science degree programs in Accounting, Finance, Human Resources Management and Islamic Finance at the college of Business Administration in the University of Bahrain (October 2016 to March 2017)

Preparing final reports that are required to be submitted to General Directory of Quality regarding the affiliations of the College of Business Administration undergraduate programs in the National Qualifications Framework (September 2016 to October 2017)

Leading efforts of the Quality Assurance and Accreditation office through the AACSB accreditation review in March 2016.

Preparing final Reports submitted to the AACSB and ensuring compliance with the requirements of the accreditation body (April 2015 to December 2015).

Organizing a seminar to orient the new faculty of the college of Business Administration at the University of Bahrain (September 2014 to present).

Directing the recruitment and development of a diverse and talented faculty to the College of Business Administration at the University of Bahrain (December 2012 to present)

Member of the committee in charge of developing a new MBA program at the University of Nizwa (October 2009 to April 2010)

Conference Organization

The 8th International Conference on Multidimensional Finance, Insurance and Investment (ICMFII’2020) October 26-28, 2020, Hà Nội, Vietnam (Conference Chair).

The TORS/TDAS joint conference on Operations Research and Decision Sciences, TORS/TDAS 2019, July 8-10, 2019, Zarzis, Tunisia (Publications Chair).

The International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Applied Optimization, ICMSAO’19, April 15-17, 2019, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain (Program and Publication Chair)

The 2018 International Conference of the African Federation of Operational Research Societies, AFROS 2018. July 2-4, 2018, Tunis, Tunisia (Program and Publication Chair)

The 9th IEEE-GCC conference, May, 6-9, 2017, Manama, Bahrain (Chair of the track on Economics and Business Engineering)

The 2016 international conference on Decision Aid Sciences and Applications (DASA’16), July, 18-20, 2016, Hammamet, Tunisia (Program Chair).

The 11th International Conferences on Multiple Objective Programming and Goal Programming, MOPGP’15, December, 13-15, 2015, Tlemcen, Algeria (Program Chair).

The 23rd International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making, MCDM 2015, August, 2–7, 2015, Hamburg, Germany (Invited Session Co-Chair)

The 11th Metaheuristics International Conference, MIC 2015, 7-10th June 2015, Agadir, Morocco (Member of the Publicity committee).

The 4th International Conference on Metaheuristics and Nature Inspired Computing, META 2014, October, 27-31, 2014, Marrakech, Morocco (Co-chair of the Publicity committee).

The 5th International Conference on Multidimensional Finance, Insurance and Investment, ICMFII’2013, November 25-27, 2013 (Program Chair).

The International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Applied Optimization, ICMSAO’13, April 28-30, 2013, Hammamet, TUNISIA (Program and Publication Chair)

The 4th International Conference on Metaheuristics and Nature Inspired Computing, META 2012, Sousse, Tunisia, October 27-31, 2012, (Member of the Organizing committee).

The 4th International Conference on Multidimensional Finance, Insurance and Investment, ICMFII’2011, Hammamet, April 14-16, 2011 (Co-Chair of the Organizing Committee).

The 3rd International Conference on Metaheuristics and Nature Inspired Computing, META 2010, October, 28-30, 2010, Djerba Island, Tunisia (Member of the Organizing committee).

The 2010 ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, AICCSA 2010, May 16-19th, 2010, Hammamet, Tunisia (Chair of the Financial committee).

The 2nd International Conference on Metaheuristics and Nature Inspired Computing, META 2008, October, 29-31, 2008, Hammamet, Tunisia (Member of the Organizing committee).

The 3rd Tunisian Management Science Society Conference TMSS 2008, January 16-17, 2008, Hammamet, Tunisia (Co-organizer).

The 2nd Tunisian Management Science Society Conference TMSS 2007, June 26-27, 2007, Mahdia, Tunisia(Co-organizer).

The XIII Congress of International Association for Fuzzy-Set Management and Economy, SIGEF XIII, “Optimization techniques: Fuzziness and nonlinearity for management and economy”, from 30 November to 2 December 2006, Hammamet, Tunisia (Member of the Organizing committee).

The 6th International Conference on Multiobjective Programming and Goal Programming Conference MOPGP04, April 11-14, 2004, Hammamet, Tunisia (Member of the Organizing committee).

The conference FUSION 2000, April 6-8, 2000, Douz, Tunisia (Member of the Organizing committee).

Workshop Organization

SEDONA Accreditation system workshop, October 21, 2015, College of Business Administration, University of Bahrain

Blackboard and E-learning System workshop, September 10, 2015, College of Business Administration, University of Bahrain

CEMIS Business Forum 2011, November 30, 2011, Nizwa, Oman (Co-Chair of the meeting).

The seventh meeting of operations research and control of processes and third scientific day of LARODEC (ROC’09), Aîn Drahem, January, 10-11, 2009 (Co-organizer).

The sixth meeting of operations research and control of processes and third scientific day of LARODEC (ROC’08), Mahdia, June, 7-8, 2008 (Co-organizer).

The fifth meeting of operations research and control of processes and third scientific day of LARODEC (ROC’07), Hammamet, June, 10-11, 2007 (Co-organizer).

The fourth meeting of operations research and control of processes and third scientific day of LARODEC (ROC’06), Hammamet, April 22-23, 2006 (Co-organizer).

The third meeting of operations research and control of processes and third scientific day of LARODEC (ROC’05), Hammamet, May 26-27, 2005 (Member of the Organizing committee).

The second meeting of operations research and control of processes and third scientific day of LARODEC (ROC’04), Sousse, May 22-23, 2004 (Member of the Organizing committee).

The first meeting of operations research and control of processes and Second scientific day of LARODEC (ROC’03), Hammamet, January 15-16, 2003 (Member of the Organizing committee).

The first scientific day of AMID, Mahdia, March 24-25, 2001 (Member of the Organizing committee).

HONERS, AWARDS and GRANTS

2013: Grant for a research project from University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain

2011: Grant for a research project from University of Nizwa, Sultanate of Oman

2003: Best Research Paper Award, ISCIII’03 Conference, Hammamet 19-23 May 2003.

1997: Top honors and Diploma of Operations Research from the Institut Supérieur de Gestion, University of Tunis

1996: Tunisian scholarship for Master Studies.

REFEREE FOR JOURNAL AND CONFERENCES

European Journal of Operational Research (Elsevier)

Fuzzy Set and Systems (Elsevier)

Mathematics of Operations Management (Elsevier)

Applied Soft Computing (Elsevier)

Applied Mathematical Modelling (Elsevier)

Applied Mathematics and Computation (Elsevier)

Advances in Engineering Software (Elsevier)

International Journal of Approximate Reasoning (Elsevier)

International Transactions in Operational Research (Wiley)

Journal of Mathematical Modeling and Algorithms (Springer)

INFOR: Information Systems and Operational Research (CORS)

International Journal of Multi Criteria Decision Making (Inderscience)

International Journal of Engineering Management and Economics (Inderscience)

International Journal of Operational Research (Inderscience)

International Journal of Applied Nonlinear Science (Editorial Board – Inderscience)

International Journal of Decision Support Systems (Editorial Board – Inderscience)

International Journal of Operations & Quantitative Management (INFOMS)

Journal of Data Analysis & Operations Research (Editorial Board – UoB)

UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

Activities in Committees

Member of the College Faculty CV Screening Committee at the College of Business Administration in the University of Bahrain (January 2017 to present)

Member of the University Graduate study council at the University of Bahrain (September 2016 to present)

Member of the Department Promotion committee at the department of Management and Marketing in the University of Bahrain (September 2016 to June 2017)

Member of the University Ad hoc Committee to study the provision of electronic Textbooks (2016-2017)

Chair of the National Qualifications Framework and the Assurance of Learning Committee at the College of Business Administration in the University of Bahrain (September 2016 to December 2017)

Member of the College Strategic Planning committee at the College of Business Administration in the University of Bahrain (September 2015 to June 2017)

Member of the Department Curriculum Committee at the department of Management and Marketing in the University of Bahrain (September 2014 to June 2017)

Member of the Department Recruitment Committee at the department of Management and Marketing in the University of Bahrain (September 2012 to June 2016)

Member of the College research committee at the College of Economics, Management and Information Systems at the University of Nizwa (December 2010 – February 2012)

Member of the College recruitment committee at the College of Economics, Management and Information Systems at the University of Nizwa (December 2010 – February 2012)

Member of the College Council at the College of Economics, Management and Information Systems at the University of Nizwa (October 2010 – February 2012)

Chair of the Curriculum committee for quantitative courses at the College of Economics, Management and Information Systems in the University of Nizwa (September 2010 to June 2012).

Member of the Council of Student Affairs at the University of Nizwa (September 2010 to June 2012)

Chair of the Curriculum committee at the Institut supérieur de l’éducation et de la formation continue in Tunisia (September 2007 to June 2008).

Community Service

Member of the Forum 2030 for the city of Mahdia, Tunisia (August 2016 to present)

Publishing a series of news articles on the Quality Assurance and teaching effectiveness in Alayyam Newspaper (January 2017)

Academic Consultancy for Al-Rawabi School, Kingdom of Bahrain (October 2016)

Workshop on “Teaching Business Creativity” in Al-Rawabi School, Kingdom of Bahrain (October 2016)

Participating in the Workshop titled “Reflective Academic Practice Portfolio”, Kingdom of Bahrain (November 2014)

Participating in the Workshop titled “Introductory workshop for Faculty Development Program”, Kingdom of Bahrain (November 2014)

Participating in the Workshop titled “Reflective practice and reflecting writing”, Kingdom of Bahrain (November 2014)

Participating in the Workshop titled “Peer Observation of Teaching”, Kingdom of Bahrain (November 2014)

External Examiner for the Royal University of Women, Kingdom of Bahrain (January 2014)

Participating in the Workshop titled “Latest Developments in Using Electronic Resources for Academics”, Kingdom of Bahrain (October 2012)

Trainer in Stating a Business at the University of Nizwa (September 2010 to May 2011).

Trainer on “Ethics in business administration” for Al Noor Association for the Blind (July 2010)

Trainer on “Group Decision Making” for Al Noor Association for the Blind (June 2010)

Member of the Industrial Innovation Centre of Oman (October 2009 to December 2011)

Trainer in Administrative Decision Aid at University of Tunis (October 2004 to April 2005)

 

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL AND SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

President of the African Federation of Operational Research Societies (AFROS)

General Secretary of the Tunisian Decision Aid Society (TDAS)

Chair and Founder of INFORMS International Group in Bahrain (INFORMSBF)

International Society on Multiple Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) – Bahrain

IEEE Society – Bahrain Section

The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)

Tunisian Operations Research Society (TORS)

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