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Name Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Khurram Ali
Designation Associate Professor
Department Industrial Engineering (Taxila)
Highest Qualification PhD Industrial Engineering
Specialization Multi-Criteria Decision Making, Dynamic Decision Analysis, Ecological/Agent-based Modeling of Industrial Systems and Business Processes.
Phone No 0092519047839
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Fax No 0092-519047420
Email [email protected]
  • PhD Industrial Engineering 2015, Research Focus: Decision Analysis Using Modern Optimization Techniques 

  • MSc  Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering 2008, Research Focus: Decision Analysis Using Modern Optimization Techniques 

  • B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering  2005

Approved PhD Supervisor by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC)


 

Research Keywords

  • Dynamic Multi-criteria Decision Making
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning
  • Ecological/Agent-based Modeling of Industrial Sytems and Business Processes
  • Optimization Techniques
  • Production Management
  • Simulation of Business Processes

Currently Supervising Research Thesis of Seven Masters and Three PhD Students of Engineering Management 


Current Reasearch Interests

  • Dynamic Multi-criteria Decision Making,
  • Development of Predictive Models Using Data Mining and Machine Learning
  • Ecological/Agent-based Modeling of Industrial Sytems and Business Processes
  • Simulation of Business Processes

 

  1. Saqib Hasnain, Muhammad Khurram Ali, Javed Akhter, B Ahmed, N Abbas "Selection of an Industrial Boiler for a Soda Ash Plant using Analytic Hieararchy Process and TOPSIS Approaches" Case Studies in Thermal Engineering, 100636, 2020
  2. Tauqeer Ahmad, Muhammad Khurram Ali, Khalid Akhtar Malik, Mirza Jahanzaib, "Sustaining Power Production in Hydropower Stations of Developing Countries", Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, Volume 37, February 2020, 100637
  3. M Noman, A Wasim, M Ali, M Jahanzaib, S Hussain, Muhammad Khurram Ali, HM Ali  "An Investigation of Solar Cooker with Parabolic Trough Concentrator" Case Studies in Thermal Engineering 14, 100436
  4. Muhammad Khurram Ali, Khalid Akhtar Malik, Mirza Jahanzaib, "An MCDM based Dynamic Patch Sensing Cycle for Agent based Modeling and Simulation of Global Facility Location", Presented in the 28th International Conference on Multicriteria Decision Making held at Isanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey in June, 2019.
  5. Muhammad Khurram Ali, Khalid Akhtar Malik,Sami Farooq, Mirza Jahanzaib, "An Analytical Hierarchy Process Based Evaluation of Global Facility Location Methodologies, Journal of Advance Research in Dynamical & Control Systems, Vol. 10, No. 6, 2018 pp 23-28, 2018, ISSN 1943-023X 23  
  6. Muhammad Khurram Ali, Khalid Akhtar Malik,Sami Farooq, Mirza Jahanzaib, "A Dynamic Hybrid Modelling Approach for Global Facility Location", Published in the Proceedings the 48th International Conference on Coputers and Industrial Engineering held at The University of Auckland in December, 2018.
  7. Muhammad Khurram Ali, Khalid Akhtar Malik, Mirza Jahanzaib, Amir Sultan, "An Analytical Hierarchy Process based Evaluation of Global Facility Location Methodologies", Presented in the Proceedings of  International Conference on Technology Management, Business and Entrepreneurship, held at Melaka, Malaysia, August, 2017
  8. Muhammad Khurram Ali, Amir Sultan, Bakht Bahadur Rana, “Captive Power Plant Selection for Pakistan Cement Industry in Perspective of Current Energy Crises; A Fuzzy-AHP Approach”,   Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering & Technology, ISSN 0254-7821, Volume 36, Issue 4, pp 769-780, October 2017
  9. Bilal Ahmed, Muhammad Khurram Ali, Amir Sultan, Bakht Bahadur Rana, “Prioritization of Attributes for Palletizing Robots in Beverage Industry of Pakistan”, Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering & Technology, ISSN 0254-7821, Volume 36, Issue 3, pp 479-488, July 2017. 
  10. Muhammad Khurram Ali, Mirza Jahanzaib, Javed Akhtar, Amir Sultan, Bakht Bahadur Rana, Adeel Ahsen, “Cement Industry Preferences for Captive Power Plants in Perspective of Current Energy Crisis in Pakistan” Journal of Faculty of Engineering & Technology, ISSN: 1992-3082,  Volume 23, Issue 1, 2016.
  11. Zubair Butt, Zeeshan Anjum, Amir Sultan, Faisal Qayyum, Muhammad Khurram Ali and Shahid Mehmood , "Investigation of Electrical Properties & Mechanical Quality Factor of Piezoelectric Material (PZT-4A)", Journal of Electrical Engineering & Technology, ISSN: 1975-01020, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp: 846-851 March, 2017
  12. Zubair Iqbal, Muhammad Khurram Ali, Ahmad Wasim, Salman Hussain, Mirza Jahanzaib “Evaluating Suppliers' Efficiency using Conjoint Analysis”, The Nucleus. ISSN: 0029-5699, Volume 53, No.2, June, 2016, pp 121-127
  13. Investigation of Electrical Properties & Mechanical Quality Factor of Piezoelectric Material (PZT-4A), Journal of Electrical Engineering & Technology, ISSN: 1975-01020, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 846-851, March, 2017
  14. Muhammad Khurram Ali, M. U. Farooq, A. Wasim, M. Jhanzaib, S. Hussain, “Leverage of Office Automation in a Public Sector Engineering Organization: Pre and Post Implementation Analysis”. Pakistan Journal of Science, ISSN: 0030-9877, June, 2016
  15. Zain Ul Abidin, Muhammad Khurram Ali, Salman Hussain, Ahmad Wasim, Mirza Jhanzaib, "Supplier Selection in an Industry of Short Lifecycle Products Using Bayesian Network Analysis" Pakistan Journal of Science, ISSN: 0030-9877,  June, 2016.
  16. Muhammad Khurram Ali, Khalid Akhtar and Mirza Jahanzaib “A Hybrid Multidimensional Approach to Select a Country for Global Cement Plant Location” Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering & Technology, [ISSN 0254-7821], Volume 34, No.2, ,  pp 155-168, April, 2015
  17. Muhammed Khurram Ali, Rafi Javed Qureshi and Mirza Jahanzaib “ Selecting Facility Location Using Hybrid Methodologies In Global Perspective: A Case of Cement Plant ” Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences (JEAS), University of Engineering & Technology Peshawar, Vol: 33 No. (1), January-June 2014, [ISSN 1023-826X], pp 55-70
  18. Kamran Gohar, Mirza Jahanzaib, Muhammad Khurram Ali, "Consumer Preferences for Selection of Solar Home Systems in Urban Areas of Pakistan", Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering & Technology, Volume 33, No.4, October, 2014, [ISSN 0254-7821], pp 441-448 
  19. Mirza Jahanzaib, Syed Athar Masood, Khalid Akhtar, Muhammad Khurram Ali, “Managing Competitiveness using Production Volumes - Product Variety Model for Automobile Industry” Life Science Journal,  2013, Volume 10(4s), [ISSN:1097-8135], pp 202-208,
  20. Muhammad Khurram Ali, Rafi Javed Qureshi, Shahab Khushnood, Mirza Jahanzaib, “Analytical Hierarchy Process(AHP) based Decision Support Sytem in Global Cement Plant Location; A case study”, Proceedings of the 1st IEEE International Conference on Engineering Management (ICEM-2012), NUST College of E&ME, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, (2012)

Current Reserarch Projects

  • Dynamic MCDM-ABM (Multicriteria Decision Making- Agent based Modeling) 
  • Development of a Recommendation System for Polio Eradication Using Machine Learning
  • Machine Learning  and MCDM Applications in Health Care Sector
  • Machine Learning and Dynamic MCDM for Sustainable/Renewable Energy Modeling
  • Data Mining/Machine Learning/MCDM/ Artificial Intelligence Applications in Sustainability
  • Dynamic MCDM for Lean Transformation of Manufacturing Industries in Developing Countries

 

Completed Reserarch Projects

Graduate Projects

  • Development of Predictive Mathematical Models for Machining Conditions with Biological Lubricants using Hybrid Multiobjective Techniques and Artificial Intelligence
  • Performance Improvement in Power Generation at Terbela Hydro Power Plant using Data Analytics and Multicriteria Decion Making
  • Design and Evaluation of Sustainable Hybrid Energy Policy Alternatives in Special Economic Zones on China Pakistan Economic Corridor
  • Development a A Hybrid ABM-MCDM Model for Global Plant Location Decision
  • Evaluation of Suppliers' Efficiency using Conjoint Analysis in a Manufacturing Organization
  • Development of a Decision Support Sytem for Supplier Selection in an Industry of Short Lifecycle Products Using Bayesian Network Analysis
  • Evaluation of Consumer Preferences for Selection of Solar Home Systems in Urban Areas of Pakistan
  • Pre and Post Implementation Analysis of Office Automation in a Public Sector Engineering Organization
  • Development of a Supplier Integration Framework for SMEs of Pakistan Using Modified Artificial Bee Colony Algorithm

Undergradute Projects

Some of the projects include the following,

  • Development of  a Decision Support System for E-Health Adoption in Industries of Pakistan
  • Development of a Decision Support System for Sustainability in Cement Industries Using Data Analytics and Multicriteria Decision Making
  • Identification of Lean Implementation Barriers in Mix Model Manufacturing Industries of Pakistan Using Multi Actor Multi Criteria Decision Analysis (MAMCA)
  • Development of a Decision Support System for Globalization of SME's Using Hybrid Multicriteria Decision Making and Agend Based Modeling
  • Imlementation of Lean Manufacturing System in a real-world Small Manufacturing Industry
  • Artificial Intelligence based Decision Support System for Selection of an Industrial Boiler for a Soda Ash Plant
  • Recommendation System for Captive Power Plant Selection in Pakistan Cement Industries
  • Prioritization of Attributes for Palletizing Robots in Beverage Industry of Pakistan Using Fuzzy-Analytic Hieararchy Process

Current Positions

 

  • Memeber, Board of the Advanced Studies, Research and Technological Development, UET Taxila
  • Coordinator, CPD (Continuing Professional Development) Activities of the Industrial Engineering Department
  • Member, Program Committee for Implementation of Outcome Based Education (OBE) undr Washington Accord
  • Coordinator, Final Year Projects (FYP's)
  • Coordinator for Launching of MBA Programs (in future) at the Department of Industrial Engineering

 

 

Industrial Engineering Department, Universityof Engineering and Technology Taxila, Pakistan 

        Associate Professor…………..…29 May, 2018 to Present                                                                          

Mechatronic Engineering Department, Universityof Engineering and Technology Taxila, Sub Campus Chakwal, Pakistan

  • Assistant Professor…………..…November 2008 to 29 May 2018

  • Teaching/Research Associate.....October 2005 to November     2008

Approved PhD Supervisor by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC)

Member of Internatioal Society on Multicriteria Decision Making (MCDM)

Registered as a Professional Engineer (P.E.) with Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC)


Working/worked  as an active reviewer of research papers for the following,

  • Neural Computing and Applications (International Journal published by ‘Springer’)
  • Annals of Operations Reasearch
  • International Journal of Analytic Hierarchy Process (IJAHP)
  • 3rd International Conference on Information Management and Industrial Engineering (ICII 2017), Cape Town, South Africa
  • Technical Journal (University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila, Pakistan)

 

Teaching/taught the following courses,

Postgraduate (PhD Courses for Engineering Management)

  • Advanced Statistics and Data Mining
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Soft Computing Methodologies

Undergraduate (B.Sc. Courses for Industrial Engineering/Mechatronic Engineering)

  • Operations Research
  • Soft Computing and Data Mining
  • Design of Experiments
  • Engineering Economics and Management
  • Metrology and Statistical Quality Control (SQC)
  • Production/Operations Management
  • Research Methodology
  • Engineering Economy
  • Professional Ethics for Engineers
  • Operations of Manufacturing Systems
  • Industrial Automation
  • Materials and Manufacturing Processes
  • Fundamentals of Mechatronic Engineering
  • Engineering Drawing and CAD
  • Machine Tools and Manufacturing Processes
  • Workshop Practice

Current Postion

  • Associate Professor

  • Acting Head of the Department of Industrial Engineering (In case the Head is unavailable)

 

Previous Position

  • Head of the Department of Mechatronics Engineering: 2017-2018

  • Assistant Professor

Approved PhD Supervisor by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC)

Member of Internatioal Society on Multicriteria Decision Making (MCDM)

Registered as a Professional Engineer (P.E.) with Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC)

  • MCDM AWARD OF EXCELLENCE-2019   

                Received  from the Creative Decisions Foundation, USA 

                (Received at the 29th International Conference on MCDM held at Istanbul Technical University, Isanbul, Turkey in June-2019)

  • HEC Approved PhD Supervisor

  • Chairperson in a session of International Conference on Technology Management, Business and Entrepreneurship, held at Melaka, Malaysia, August 2017

  • Convenor of OBE Implementation Committee at Mechatronics Engineering Department. The Program got accreditation under Washington Accord

 

GRANTS TO ATTEND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

CONFERENCE Sponsor/s
28th International Conference on Multicriteria Decision Making held at Isanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey in June, 2019

Creative Decisionas Foundation, USA,

Pakistan Science Foundation, Pakistan

48th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering held at The University of Auckland, New Zealand, December, 2018. Higher Education Commission, Pakistan
29th European Conference on Operational Research held from 8-Jul-2018 to 08-11.07.2018  in Spain. Higher Education Commission, Pakistan
 International Conference on Technology Management, Business and Entrepreneurship, held at Melaka, Malaysia, August , 2017 Higher Education Commission, Pakistan
International Conference on Manufacturing Engineering (ICMR) 2016 held on 6-Sep-2016 to 8-Sep-2016 in United Kingdom. Higher Education Commission, Pakistan

 

 

 

 

 

Presented Reasearch Work in the Following Conferences,

Muhammad Khurram Ali, Khalid Akhtar Malik, Mirza Jahanzaib, "An MCDM based Dynamic Patch Sensing Cycle for Agent based Modeling and Simulation of Global Facility Location", Published in the Proceedings the 28th International Conference on Multicriteria Decision Making held at Isanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey in June, 2019.

Muhammad Khurram Ali, Khalid Akhtar Malik,Sami Farooq, Mirza Jahanzaib, "A DYNAMIC HYBRID MODELLING APPROACH FOR GLOBAL FACILITY LOCATION", Published in the Proceedings the 48th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering held at The University of Auckland, New Zealand, December, 2018.

Muhammad Khurram Ali, Khalid Akhtar Malik, Mirza Jahanzaib, Amir Sultan, "An Analytical Hierarchy Process based Evaluation of Global Facility Location Methodologies", Published in the Proceedings of  International Conference on Technology Management, Business and Entrepreneurship, held at Melaka, Malaysia, August, 2017

Muhammad Khurram Ali, Rafi Javed Qureshi, Shahab Khushnood, Mirza Jahanzaib, “Analytical Hierarchy Process(AHP) based Decision Support Sytem in Global Cement Plant Location; A case study”, Proceedings of the 1st IEEE International Conference on Engineering Management (ICEM-2012), NUST College of E&ME, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, (2012)

Graduate Projects

  • Performance Improvement in Power Generation at Terbela Hydro Power Plant using Data Analytics and Multicriteria Deciion Making
  • Evaluation of Suppliers' Efficiency using Conjoint Analysis
  • Supplier Selection in an Industry of Short Lifecycle Products Using Bayesian Network Analysis
  • Consumer Preferences for Selection of Solar Home Systems in Urban Areas of Pakistan
  • Office Automation in a Public Sector Engineering Organization: Pre and Post Implementation Analysis
  • Development of Supplier Integration Framework for SMEs of Pakistan: Using Modified Artificial Bee Colony Algorithm

 

Undergradute Projects

"Selection of an Industrial Boiler for a Soda Ash Plant using Analytic Hieararchy Process and TOPSIS Approaches"

Captive Power Plant Selection for Pakistan Cement Industry in Perspective of Current Energy Crises; A Fuzzy-AHP Approach”

“Prioritization of Attributes for Palletizing Robots in Beverage Industry of Pakistan”,

 

Some of the Local Workshops/Short Courses 

 

DATE/PERIOD

TITLE

Place & Organizer

14-01-2020

Outcome Based Education (OBE) under Washington Accord

IED, UET Taxila

12-09-2019

Mapping of Engineering Courses with Peogram Learning Outcomes under Washington Accord

IED, UET Taxila

17-09-2019

Cognitive Learning Domains  in OBE

IED, UET Taxila

19-09-2019

Psychomotor Learning Domain in OBE

IED, UET Taxila

24-09-2019

Mentoring and Faculty Training

IED, UET Taxila

01-10-2019

Affective Learning Domain in OBE

IED, UET Taxila

03-10-2019

Complex Engineering Problems in OBE

IED, UET Taxila

08-10-2019

Problem based Learning in OBE

IED, UET Taxila

10-10-2019

Open Ended Labs in OBE

IED, UET Taxila

15-10-2019

Rubrics based Labs in OBE

IED, UET Taxila

22-10-2019

Key Performance Indicators in OBE

IED, UET Taxila

17th April, 2019

Industrial Safety and its Importance

IED, UET Taxila

15-05-2019

Standard Awareness of Integrated Management Systems

IED, UET Taxila

18-09-2019

Big Data Analytics in Industry 4.0 Perspective

IED, UET Taxila

27-03-2017 to 28-03-2017

Review of Curriculum of Mechanical, Energy and Mechatronics Engineering Programs

MED, UET Taxila

19-10-2015

Symposium on Re-Designing Engineering Education in Pakistan

Islamabad Club, UET Taxila

22-04-2014 to 24-04-2014

International Conference on Robotics and Emerging Allied Technologies in Engineering (iCREATE)

NUST, Islamabad

20-03-2012 to 21-03-2012

1st IEEE International Conference on Engineering Management

NUST, Islamabad & UET Taxila

18-10-17 to 20-10-17

A 3-Day Curriculum Based Workshop

NUST, HEC

18-05-17

A workshop on OBE Implementation

Chakwal Campus, NUST

19-10-16

Lean Manufacturing Processes in Industry

CPD, HMC, Taxila

05-10-16

How to Write Quality Research Papers

UET, Taxila

18-02-2016

Engineering Leadership and Ethics

CPD, UET ,Taxila

04-02-2016

Mixed Method Strategies in Research

UMT, Lahore

22-12-2015

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)  in Education

NUST, Islamabad

15-08-2013

One Day Seminar for Researchers

UET Taxila

12-05-2012

Using SPSS Software for Quantitative Data Analysis

UMT Lahore

27-04-2011 to 28-04-2011

Academic Writing for Research

UMT, Lahore

 

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