Sinan Salman

Department Assistant Chair
AUH Campus

  • Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, 2007, University of Arkansas

  • Operations Research (OR) for decision support and systems modeling, simulation, and optimization with focus on Supply Chain Management and Logistics systems

  • Assistant Professor, College of Technological Innovation, Zayed University (2015-preset)

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, College of Business, Zayed University (2014-2015)

  • Associate Director of Supply Chain Management, Merck & Co. Inc., Whitehouse Station, NJ, USA (2008-2014)

  • Senior Logistics Engineer, Transplace Inc., Lowell, AR, USA (2001-2008)

  • Member, Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS)

  • Member, Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)

  • Evaluator, Undergraduate students research (URC) conference, Dubai, UAE, 2020

  • Session chair, IEOM 5th NA Annual Conference, Detroit, MI, USA, 2020

  • Session chair, IISE Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, USA, 2018

  • Session chair, IISE Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 2017

Journals (Last Ten)

  • Alaswad, S. & Salman, S. (2020). Humanitarian aid and relief distribution (HARD) game. Advances in Engineering Education, July 2020.

  • Salman, S. & Alaswad, S. (2020). Mitigating the impact of congestion minimization on vehicles’ emissions in a transportation network. International Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management, 11(1).

  • Salman, S. & Alaswad, S. (2018). Alleviating road network congestion: Traffic pattern optimization using Markov chain traffic assignment. Computers & Operations Research, 99, 191–205.

  • Salman, S., Cassady, C. R., Pohl, E. A., & Ormon, S. W. (2007). Evaluating the impact of cannibalization on fleet performance. Quality and Reliability Engineering International, 23(4), 445–457.

  • Cassady, C. R., Maillart, L. M., & Salman, S. (2005). Ranking sports teams: A customizable quadratic assignment approach. Interfaces, 35(6), 497–510.

  • Morris, S., DeYong, C., Wu, Z., Salman, S., & Yemenu, D. (2002). DIVA: A visualization system for exploring document databases for technology forecasting. Computers and Industrial Engineering, 43(4), 841–862.

  • Outstanding Employee Award for Teaching, ZU, 2019

  • Policy Research Incentive Program Award, ZU, 2017

  • Recognition for Continuous Support to Students’ Success at ZU, 2017

  • Recognition for Exceptional Dedication in Supporting Students with Disabilities, ZU, 2016

  • Special Achievement Award, Global Transportation Team, Merck, 2011

  • Divisional Award, Project Global, Merck, 2010

  • Recognition Award for Negotiating a Major Strategic Partnership Contract, Merck, 2010

  • Special Achievement Award, Merck, Freight Forwarding Sourcing Team, 2009

“Upgrade Your Teaching Game: Using simulation games in supply chain management education.”, OR/MS Today Magazine, INFORMS, June 2019. Link:

  • INS 652 Supply Chain & Logistics Systems