Sinan Salman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Associate Dean
Abu Dhabi

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

  • M.Sc., Industrial Engineering & Management, 2001, Oklahoma State University 

  • Data Analytics for Decision Support 

  • Use of Technology in Education 

  • Applied Operations Research 

  • Complex Systems Modeling, Simulation, and Optimization

  • Supply Chain and Transportation Systems Optimization

  • Associate Professor and Associate Dean, College of Technological Innovation, Zayed University (2022-present) 

  • Assistant Chair, Department of Information Systems & Technology Management, Zayed University (2020-present) 

  • Assistant Professor, College of Technological Innovation, Zayed University (2015-2022) 

  • 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 

  1. Hammami, R., Salman, S., Khouja, M., Nouira, I., & Alaswad, S. (2023) Government strategies to secure the supply of medical products in pandemic Times. European Journal of Operational Research, 306(1), 1364-1387. (link) 

  1. Alaswad, S., & Salman, S. (2023) Investigation of System Transient Availability under Imperfect Maintenance. International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management. (link) 

  1. Salman, S. & Alaswad, S. (2022). Designing reduced congestion road networks via an elitist adaptive chemical reaction optimization. Computers and Industrial Engineering, 163. (link) 

  1. Alaswad, S. & Salman, S. (2020). Humanitarian aid and relief distribution (HARD) game. Advances in Engineering Education, 8(2). (link) 

  1. 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), 40-49. (link) 

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

  1. Salman, S. & Alaswad, S. (2018). The X-Supply Game. Proceedings of the Institute for Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) Annual Conference & Expo 2018, Orlando, FL, USA. (link) 

  1. 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. (link) 

  1. Cassady, C. R., Maillart, L. M., & Salman, S. (2005). Ranking sports teams: A customizable quadratic assignment approach. INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics (formerly: Interfaces), 35(6), 497–510. (link) 

  1. 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. (link) 

  • Policy Research Incentive Program Award, ZU, 2022 

  • 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