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Khodakaram Salimifard
 

Khodakaram Salimifard

Assistant Professor of Operations Research

 

Contact Details

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 (academic) salimifard[ at ]pgu.ac.i)

personal) k_salimifard[ at ]hotmail.com)

Persoanl Page: http://en.pgu.ac.ir/page/salimifard

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Khodakaram_Salimifard

http://ir.linkedin.com/in/salimifard

https://www.twitter.com/salimifard

 

Corresponding Address

Department of Industrial Management

Persian Gulf University

Bushehr 751681381

.Iran

 

Objective

To tackle all the challenges I may face in the way towards the future

 

Education

Lancaster University, United Kingdom

June 2003

PhD in Management Science

 

Tarbiat Modares University, Iran

June 1993

MSc in Industrial Management

 

Shiraz University, Iran

January 1989

BSc in Industrial Management

 

 Work Experience

Head of Department | Persian Gulf University, Bushehr, Iran

2009 - 2015

 

Vice Chancellor in Administrative Affairs | Persian Gulf University, Bushehr, Iran

2005 - 2007

 

Head of ICT | Persian Gulf University, Bushehr, Iran

2004 – 2005

 

Tutor in Management Science | Lancaster University, UK

1998 - 2003

 

Academic referee for the European Journal of Operational Research

Academic referee for the Journal of Modelling in Management

Academic referee for the Journal of Maritime Policy and Management

Academic referee for the Journal of Software Systems

Member of steering committee of BPCME’01 in OR43 Conference, Bath, UK

 

 Selected Publications

Keshtkar, L., Salimifard, K., Faghih, N. (2015). A simulation optimization approach for resource allocation in an emergency department, QScience Connect, Vol. 2015 1, 8. DOI: 10.5339/connect.2015.8

Salimifard, K. (2014). A green routing problem: optimising CO2 emissions and costs from a bi-fuel vehicle fleet, International Journal of Advanced Operations Management, Vol. 6, No. 1, 27-57. DOI: 10.1504/IJAOM.2014.059623

Salimifard, K., Keshtkar, L., Moradi, M. (2014). Improving Emergency Department Performance Using Simulation, Hospital Quarterly, 13(3): 9–15

Salimifard, K., Mohamadi Zanjirani, D., & Keshtkar, L. (2014). Using Simulation to Improve Hospital Resource Management, Megatrend Revija, Vol. 2, No. 3, 229-238

Yusefi Dehbidi, S., Salimifard, K., Abdollahzadeh, A. (2014). Evaluating the effective components on dimensions of quality in service organizations (A Fuzzy AHP Approach), Asian Journal of Research in Marketing, Vol. 3, No. 1, February 2014, pp.169-182

Salimifard, K., Mohammadi, D., Abbaszadeh, A. (2014), A Novel Mathematical Modeling for Parallel Machine Scheduling Problem, International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM), May 20~23, San Antonio, USA

Salimifard, K., Hosseini, S. Y., & Moradi, M. S. (2013). Improving Emergency Department Processes Using Coloured Petri Nets. In PNSE+ ModPE (pp. 335-349)

Salimifard, K., Jamali, G., Babaeezadeh, S. (2013). University Course Timetabling Using Hyper-heuristics based on Graph Coloring. Journal of Industrial Management. [in Persian]

Salimifard, K., Mostafaee Dowlatabad, K. (2013), Using Stochastic Goal Programming in Water Resource Management, Journal of Water and Soil. Vol. 27 (2), 282-291. [in Persian]

Salimifard, K., Babaeezadeh, S. (2013), A Mathematical Integer Model to Sub-Problems of University Course Timetabling, Industrial Management Perspective Journal, Shahid Beheshti University Press. [in Persian]

Bahrainizadeh, M., Salimifard, K., Zamani, Z., Zamani, E. (2013). A Conceptual Model of Factors Affecting Tourists Satisfaction, 2nd International Conference on Management, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, Qom, Iran, 12-13 September

Salimifard, K., Vakili, E. (2013). Hotel Yield Management Using Monte Carlo Simulation, 2nd International Conference on Management, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, Qom, Iran, 12-13 September

Shahbandarzadeh, H. Salimifard, K., Saeedi, F., Developing a Framework to Identify the Factors Affecting the Measurement of Organization Readiness for Business Process Reengineering Implementation an Exploratory Factor Analysis Method (EFA), International Academic Research Journal of Business and Management Vol No.1, Issue No.6, Page no.1-16

Salimifard, K., Ansari, M. (2013) Modeling and Simulation of Urban Traffic Signals, International Journal of Modeling and Optimization, 3 (2), 172-175. DOI: 10.7763/IJMO.2013.V3.261

Salimifard, K., Shahbandarzadeh, H., Siavashi, R. (2013). Location Optimizing Police Stations Location Using Integrated Non-Linear Mathematical Modeling and VIKOR Decision Method, Sixth International Conference of Iranian Operations Research Society, 5-7 May, Tehran, Iran. [in Persian]

Salimifard, K., Kabgani, M.H. (2013), Hasanzadeh, F. Improving Customer Services Using Simulation, Sixth International Conference of Iranian Operations Research Society, 5-7 May, Tehran, Iran. [in Persian]

Salimifard, K., Siavashi, R. (2013). A Mathematical Model for Police Force Deployment to Stadiums, Sixth International Conference of Iranian Operations Research Society, 5-7 May, Tehran, Iran. [in Persian]

Salimifard, K., Shahbandarzadeh, H., Raeesi, R. (2012). Green Transportation and the Role of Operation Research, International Conference on Traffic and Transportation Engineering, Vol. 26, p74

Salimifard, K., Morovati Sharifabad, M., Babaeezadeh, S. (2012), A Decision Support System for University Course Timetabling: A Case of Persian Gulf University, Journal of Information Technology Management, University of Tehran Press. [in Persian]

Hosseini, S.Y., Salimifard, K., Yadollahi, S. (2012), On the Effects of Organizational Culture on E-Learning Readiness- An Iranian Experience,   International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development, 3 (3), 42-52, July-September

Shahbandarzadeh, H., Salimifard, K., Ghorbanpour, A. (2012), A Mixed Model of ISM and FANP for Identification and Ranking Factors Affecting Supply Chain, Journal of Executive Management, Vol. 8 (4). [in Persian]

Salimifard, K., Jooybar, S. (2012), Closeness Coefficient in Fuzzy TOPSIS Algorithms, Journal of Management and Progress. 18 (50), 377-404. [in Persian]

Shahbandarzadeh, H., Salimifard, K. (2012), Moghdani, R. Application of Monte Carlo simulation in Assessment of European Call Options, Iranian Journal of Management Studies. 1 (6), 9-27.

Salimifard, K., Jamali, G., Behbahaninezhad, S. (2012). Resolving Resource Conflicts in a Ship Repair Project, International Journal of Modeling and Optimization. 2(5), 630-633. DOI: 10.7763/IJMO.2012.V2.195

Salimifard, K., Daryanavard, A. (2012). An Integer Programming Solution for Maritime Merchant, Fifth International Conference of Iranian Operations Research Society, 16-17 May, Tabriz, Iran. [in Persian]

Salimifard, K., Dastranj, M. (2012). An Introduction to AMPL Software Suit, Fifth International Conference of Iranian Operations Research Society, 16-17 May, Tabriz, Iran. [in Persian]

Salimifard, K., Yousefi, S. (2012). Using Shortest Path Algorithm in Solving Nurse Scheduling Problem: A Case of BFZ Hospital, Fifth International Conference of Iranian Operations Research Society, 16-17 May, Tabriz, Iran. [in Persian]

Salimifard, K., Jamali, G., Farajzadeh Bardji, S. (2012). Determining Cash Charge Level in ATMs Using Monte Carlo Simulation, Fifth International Conference of Iranian Operations Research Society, 16-17 May, Tabriz, Iran. [in Persian]

Salimifard, K., Feshangsaz, O. (2012). Optimizing Social Security Investigator Visits to Urban Businesses, Fifth International Conference of Iranian Operations Research Society, 16-17 May, Tabriz, Iran. [in Persian]

Salimifard, K., Kabootari, J., Ashaari, F. (2012). Using TOPSIS and Set Covering in ATM Location Problems, Fifth International Conference of Iranian Operations Research Society, 16-17 May, Tabriz, Iran. [in Persian]

Salimifard, K., Shakeri, S. (2012). Ant Colony Optimization: Methodology and Business Applications, , Fifth International Conference of Iranian Operations Research Society, 16-17 May, Tabriz, Iran. [in Persian]

Salimifard, K., Movahednezhad, E. (2012). Modelling Cargo Demands in Port of Bushehr: An Application of System Dynamics, , Fifth International Conference of Iranian Operations Research Society, 16-17 May, Tabriz, Iran. [in Persian]

Salimifard, K., Shakeri, S., Kabootari, J. (2012). An Overview and New Classification of Ant Colony Algorithms, , Fifth International Conference of Iranian Operations Research Society, 16-17 May, Tabriz, Iran. [in Persian]

Salimifard, K., Abbaszadeh, M.A., Ghorbanpur, A. (2011). Interpretive Structural Modeling of Critical Success Factors in Banking Process Re-engineering, International Review of Business Research Papers, 2 (6), 95-103

Amini, A., Salimifard, K., Moghdani, R. (2011), Modelling Business Intelligent Key Factors in Banking Industry, 4th International Conference on Operations Research, April 18-19, Rasht, Iran. [in Persian]

Moghdani, R. Salimifard, K., Shabandarzadeh, H. (2011). IT Project Risk Evaluation Using BSC: A Mixed ANP and DEMATEL Approach, 4th International Conference on Operations Research, April 18-19, Rasht, Iran. [in Persian]

Shahabi Kargar, Z., Salimifard, K. (2011). A Genetic Algorithm Solution to a Nurse Scheduling Problem, Proceedings of CSOR, Kuwait

Salimifard, K., Behbahanizadeh, S. (2010). Analyzing Emergency Department Using Queuing Petri Nets, International Conference on Operations Research, Munich, Germany, June

Salimifard, K., Ebrahimi, M., Abbaszadeh, M. (2010). Investigating Critical Success Factors in ERP Implementation Projects, IEEE- ICAMS, Chengdu, China

Salimifard, K., Babaeezadeh, S. (2010). University Course Timetabling Using Graph Colouring Heuristics, 24th European Conference on Operational Research, Lisbon, Portugal, July 11-14

Salimifard, K., Abbaszadeh, M., Ghorbanpur, A. (2010). Interpretive Structural Modeling of Critical Success Factors in Banking Process Re-engineering, 12th International Business Research Conference, Dubai, UAE, April 8-9

Salimifard, K. (2010). A What-Why Approach to Pattern Identification, ITRCP National Conference, Bushehr, Iran, February 23rd. [in Persian]

Salimifard, K., Abbasi, M., Charsetad, P. (2010). Implementation of Single Window: A Prerequisite for e-Commerce, Sixth International Conference on Information and Telecommunication Management, Tehran, Iran, February 24th. (Best Paper Award) [in Persian]

Salimifard, K., Alaee, S. (2009). Component-based Simulation of Business Processes Using Java, OR2009 National Conference, Babolsar, Iran, May 20-21. [in Persian]

Salimifard, K., Mohamadi Zanjirani, D., Shahabi Kargar, Z. (2009). An Overview on Nurse Scheduling Problem, OR2009 National Conference, Babolsar, Iran, May 20-21. [in Persian]

Salimifard, K. (2008). Analysing Obstacles in Adapting e-Commerce, Third National Conference on Knowledge-based Development, Bushehr, Iran, May 12-13. [in Persian]

Salimifard, K., Hosseini, S. Y., Mousavi, S. A. (2006). Knowledge Management and Its Perspective in Iran, Second National Conference on Knowledge-based Development, Bushehr, Iran, December. [in Persian]

Hosseini, S. Y., Salimifard, K., Mousavi, S. A. (2006). Challenges of Human Science Paradigms, Second National Conference on Knowledge-based Development, Bushehr, Iran, December. [in Persian]

Salimifard, K., Kohansal, K. (2006). Internet: a Tool for SME’s Success, First Iranian Industrial Management Conference, Tehran, Iran, April. [in Persian]

Salimifard, K. (2006). Managing Knowledge People in Knowledge Era, First Iranian Industrial Management Conference, Tehran, Iran, April. [in Persian]

Salimifard, K. (2005). A Petri Net-based Approach to Process Improvement, Fourth International Industrial Engineering Conference, Tehran, Iran, November. [in Persian]

Salimifard, K. (2004), Component-based Modelling of Organisational Resources Using Coloured Petri Nets, Proceedings of ICEIS 2004, 577-580 Portugal, April 7 – 11

Salimifard, K., Wright, M. (2003). Case-based Analysis of Workflow, EURO/INFORMS, 4-10 July, Istanbul, Turkey

Salimifard, K., Wright, M. (2002). Modelling and Performance Analysis of Workflow Management Systems Using Timed Hierarchical Coloured Petri Nets, Proceedings of ICEIS 2002, Vol. 2, pp. 843-846, 3-6 April. Ciudad Real, Spain

Salimifard, K. Wright, M. (2002). Compositional Modelling of Workflow Processes, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), Volume 2510, Springer Verlag, October, 289-296

Salimifard, K., Wright, M. (2002). Component-based Modelling of Organisational Processes and Resources Using Coloured Petri Nets, CPN2002, 28-30 August, Aarhus, Denmark

Salimifard, K., Wright, M. (2001). Petri Net-Based Modelling of Workflow Systems: An Overview, European Journal of Operational Research, 134 (3), 218-230. DOI:10.1016/S0377-2217(00)00292-7

Salimifard, K., Wright, M. (2001). MORaD-net: Visual Language for Modelling Business Processes, in Nikolai Krivulin (Ed.), Proceedings of the International Workshop "New Models of Business: Managerial Aspects and Enabling Technology", 28 - 29 June, St. Petersburg, Russia, pp. 213-222

Salimifard, K. (2001). MORaD-net: Visual Language for Modelling Business Processes, ISS2001, 5-7 May, UMIST, Manchester, UK

Salimifard, K., Wright, M. (2001).  A Visual Language for Modelling Business Processes, Business Process Concepts, Modelling and Evaluation, in OR43, 4-7 September, University of Bath, UK

Salimifard, K., Wright, M. (2000). Hierarchical Modelling of Human Resource Management in Workflow Systems, OR42, Swansea, Wales, 12-14 September

Salimifard, K., Wright, M. (2000). Using Coloured Petri Nets to Model the Human Resource Manager in Workflow Systems, ISS'2000, Manchester, UK, 20-21 May

 

Work in Progress

Salimifard, K. (2015). A Metaheuristics Algorithm for Green Routing Problem

Salimifard, K., Keshtkar, L., Faghih, N. (2015). A Simulation-Optimization Approach for Resource Allocation in an Emergency Department

Salimifard, K., Mohammadi, D. (2015). A Mathematical Optimization Model for Job Assignment on Parallel Machines with Simultaneous Process

Salimifard, K., Megatif, S. (2016). A Robust Mathematical Optimization Model for Elective Surgery Scheduling Problem. To be submitted to European Journal of Operational Research

 

Theses Supervised

Improving Blood Inventory Management Using Stochastic Optimization and Monte Carlo Simulation. (2015), Marziyeh Javanmardy

Operating Room Scheduling Using Simulation Optimization. (2015), Sana Megatif

A Hybrid Meta-heuristic and Simulation Approach to Determine the Optimal Scheduling Templates for Open Access Clinics. (2015), Sarah Saadatmand

Urban Bus Routing Optimization Using Graph Theory and Genetic Algorithm (2014), Fahimeh Shamsi

Improving Hospital Resource Management Using Simulation and Simulation Optimization. (2014), Leila Keshtkar

A Flexible Multi Objective Job Shop Scheduling Model with Multi Resources and Flexible Maintenance Activities. (2013), Abbas Abbasizad

An Optimization Model for Periodic Capacitated Time-Dependent Vehicle Routing Problem: A Green Transportation Approach, (2013). Ali Raghibzadeh

A Hybrid Meta Heuristic Algorithm for Linear Single-Model Two-Sided Assembly Line Balancing Problem, (2012). Ismaeel Pasban

A  Novel Optimization Method for Capacitated Vehicle Routing Problem with Green Transportation Approach, (2011). Ramin Raeesi

A Meta-Heuristic Based Model for Nurse Scheduling Problem (2009). Zahra Shahabi Karger (she is now a PhD student in Brisbane University)

 

Research Interests

Meta-heuristics based Solution for Real Complex Problems

(Vehicle Routing, Scheduling (project, healthcare, nurse, machine, crew

Combinatorial Optimization

Simulation based Optimization

 

Awards

Excellent Researcher of the Year, Persian Gulf University, Iran. 2014

Excellent University Lecturer of the Year, Persian Gulf University, Iran. 2010

Best Paper Award. The 5th International Conference in e-commerce, Tehran, Iran. 2008

Excellent Lecturer in Operations Research, 2004. IBC, Cambridge, UK

World Intellectual Person, International Who’s Who. 2003. Marquis International. USA

 

TIP

!Happy to be called Nasser, as my friends normally do

 

 

 

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