Dr. Ahmed W. El-Bouri

Title:Associate Professor, Head of the Department
Room #:36 Ground Floor
Ext. #:2961


Fields of Interest:

Operations Scheduling, Optimization, Neural Networks


Ph.D. Industrial Engineering, University of Manitoba, Canada
M.Sc. Industrial Engineering, University of Manitoba, Canada
B.Sc. Industrial Engineering, University of Garyounis, Benghazi, Libya
Dr. El-Bouri joined the College of Economics and Political Science at Sultan Qaboos University in September of 2006. His current research is in scheduling of industrial production systems, with emphasis on automated decision-making and schedule recovery. Dr. El-Bouri’s research has been published in international journals, including the European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Production Economics and Computers and Operations Research. He has also worked for several years as an industrial engineer in a natural gas transmission project for the National Oil Company of Libya.

Selected Publications:

  • El-Bouri, A., 2012, A cooperative dispatching approach for minimizing mean tardiness in a dynamic flowshop, Computers and Operations Research, 39(7), 1305-1314.
  • El-Bouri, A., Azizi, N., and Zolfaghari, S., 2007, A comparative study of a new heuristic based on adaptive memory programming and simulated annealing: The case of job shop scheduling, European Journal of Operational Research, 177(3), 1894-1910.
  • Bashir, H.A., El-Bouri, A. and Thomson V., 2006, Estimating design effort using a neural network methodology, International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice, 13(4), 341-348.
  • El-Bouri, A. and Shah P., 2006, A neural network for dispatching rule selection in a job shop, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 31(3-4), 342-349.
  • El-Bouri, A., Balakrishnan, S., and Popplewell, N., 2005, A neural network to enhance local search in the permutation flowshop, Computers and Industrial Engineering, 49(1), 182-196.