Assistant Professor, Assistant Chair Information Systems and Technology Department (AUH)

Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, USA, 2007

M.S. in Industrial Engineering and Management, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, USA, 2001

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Jordan University of Science & Technology, Jordan, 1999


Dr. Sinan Salman joined the CIT faculty in Aug 2015. Prior to joining ZU, he worked in the US in professional capacity within the field of Supply Chain Management for 13 years, where he progressed through several roles culminating with an Associate Director of Network Modeling and Optimization at Merck & Co. His professional career included logistics consulting, transportation management, and optimization software development. Drawing upon his industry experience and academic training, Dr. Salman brings together theoretical and practical aspects in educating students and preparing them for future careers. Dr. Salman is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) National Honor Society, Alpha Pi Mu (APM) Industrial Engineering Honor Society, Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE), Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), and holds multiple professional certificates including: Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSS-BB), and Certified Project Manager (CPM). He has also published in peer-reviewed journals including Quality and Reliability Engineering International, INFORMS Interfaces, Computers & Industrial Engineering, and Computers & Operations Research.


Abu Dhabi Campus, FF2-0-035


+9712 599 3544

Teaching Areas

  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Supply Chain Management and Logistics
  • Business Process Management

Research and Professional Activities

Research Areas of Interests

  • Operations Research
  • Supply Chain Management, Logistics, and Transportation Modeling and Optimization
  • Healthcare Systems Modeling, Simulation, and Optimization

Selected Publications:

  • 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., Alaswad, S. (2018). The X-Supply Game. In Proceedings of the 2018 Industrial and Systems Engineering Conference. Orlando, FL, USA.
  • Salman, S., Cassady, R., Pohl, E., Ormon, S. (2007). Evaluating the Impact of Cannibalization on Fleet Performance. Quality and Reliability Engineering International. 23, 4, 445-457.
  • Cassady, R., Maillart, L., Salman, S. (2005). Ranking Sports Teams: A Customizable Quadratic Assignment Approach. Interfaces. 35, 6, 49-510.
  • Morris, S., DeYong, C., Wua, Z., Salman, S., Yemenu, D. (2002). DIVA: A Visualization System for Exploring Document Databases for Technology Forecasting. Computers & Industrial Engineering. 43, 841-862.


  • The X-Supply Game: an open source, online, team-based supply chain simulation game designed as an experiential pedagogical tool to enrich supply chain education in classrooms. Link: