Hesham K. Alfares

King Fahd University of petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia


Hesham K. Alfares is Professor at the Systems Engineering Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He obtained the B.S. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, in 1982. He obtained the M.S. degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1984 and the Ph.D. from Arizona State University in 1991, both in industrial engineering. Dr. Alfares has been as a Visiting Scholar at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (spring term 2012), University of North Carolina (summer term 2010), Loughborough University, UK (summer term 2003), University of Nottingham, UK (summer term 1998), and University of Warwick, UK (summer term 1993). The industrial experience of Dr. Alfares includes working at Saudi Aramco (the world’s largest oil company) for several summers and also for a full sabbatical year (1999-2000). Dr. Alfares research areas include employee scheduling, petrochemical industry optimization, maintenance modeling and simulation, production and inventory systems, and multicriteria decision making. He has won research grants from the British Council, the Fulbright Foundation, and the Saudi Arabian Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC). Dr. Alfares has conducted applied research and/or consulting projects for KFUPM, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Telecommunications Company, SABIC, Saudi Ministry of Higher Education, and Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Alfares has published more than 70 papers in international journals and conferences.

Biography Updated on 30 October 2012

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