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 Dr Hesham K. Al-Fares

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Professor, & Chairman (2015-2021)           
Hesham Alfares Picture 24 Oct 2020.jpg 
Office: 22-432
Phone: 966-13-860-2968
Fax: 966-13-860-2965
Email: alfares(at)kfupm.edu.sa 
 
 
Education
  • Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, 1991, ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, USA
  • MS, Industrial Engineering, 1984, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, USA
  • BS, Electrical & Computer Engineering, 1982 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, Santa Barbara, USA
 
Teaching
  • PYP 003   University Study Skills
  • ISE 100   Introduction to Technology
  • ISE 201   Introduction to Industrial Systems Engineering
  • CISE 301 Numerical Methods
  • ISE 303   Operations Research I
  • ISE 305   Optimization methods
  • ISE 307   Engineering Economic Analysis
  • ISE 325   Engineering Statistics
  • ISE 390   Seminars
  • ISE 391   Industrial Engineering Design
  • ISE 402   Production Systems and Inventory Control
  • ISE 421   Operations Research II
  • ISE 443   Human Factors Engineering
  • ISE 447   Decision Making
  • ISE 501   Introduction to Operations Research Models and Applications
  • ISE 503   Linear Programming and Applications
  • ISE 508   Advanced Production Systems and Inventory Control
  • ISE 527   Advanced Decision Making
  • SCM 520 Materials and Production Management
  • SCM 540 IT & Supply Chain Management 
  • SCM 572 Customer Relationship Management
  • SCM 600 Integrative Project
  • SEN 525 Deterministic Operations Research
 
Research Interests
  • Production Systems,
  • Operations Research,
  • Engineering Management,
  • Project & Manpower Scheduling
 
Patents
  1. H. K. Alfares, 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.
  2. H. K. Alfares, “Method and system for optimum cyclic scheduling”, USPTO application number 16/265298. Publication date: 6 August 2020.
  3. A. Abu Elkhail, U. Baroudi, H. Alfares, System and method for hierarchical clustering of wireless mobile network, USPTO application number 16/586019. Publication date: 2 July 2020.

 

Selected Publications
  1. H.K. Alfares, A.R. Afzal, An economic order quantity model for growing items with imperfect quality and shortages, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, published online: 3 Jan. 2021.
  2. U. Baroudi, A. Abu Elkhail, H. Alfares, Bi-level hierarchical clustering for optimum wireless tracking systems, Wireless Networks, Vol. 26, No. 2, Feb. 2020, 1227-1242.
  3. H.K. Alfares, A. Abu Elkhail, U. Baroudi, Iterative clustering for energy-efficient large-scale tracking systems, Wireless Personal Communications, Vol. 110, No. 2, Jan. 2020, 713-733.
  4. H. Alfares, A. Alzahrani, Workforce scheduling for multiple security gates, INFOR: Information Systems and Operational Research, Vol. 58, No. 3, July 2020, 438-455.
  5. H.K. Alfares, O.G. Alsawafy, A least-loss algorithm for a bi-objective one-dimensional cutting-stock problem, International Journal of Applied Industrial Engineering, vol. 6, no. 2, July 2019, 1-19
  6. H.K. Alfares, K.G. Mutry, A.A. Al-Saati, Clustering Models in Offshore Drilling for Crude Oil and Natural Gas, Industrial Engineering & Management Systems, Vol 18, No 1, March 2019, pp.104-116.
  7. H.K. Alfares, A.M. Ghaithan, Production-inventory models with variable holding cost: state-of-the-art review, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, March 2019, Vol. 44, No. 3, pp 1737–1755.
  8. H.K. Alfares, Rio Turnadi, Lot sizing and supplier selection with multiple items, multiple periods, quantity discounts, and backordering, Computers & Industrial Engineering, Vol. 116, February 2018, Pages 59–71.
  9. H.K. Alfares, A.M. Attia, A supply chain model with vendor-managed inventory, consignment, and quality inspection errors, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 55, No. 19, 26 May 2017, 5706-5727.
  10.  M.A. Mrad, H.K. Alfares, Optimum multi-period, multi-plant, and multi-supplier production planning for multi-grade petrochemicals, International Journal of Industrial Engineering – Theory, Applications, & Practice, Vol. 23, No. 6, 2016, 399-411.