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Ali Diabat

Ali Diabat

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Program: Engineering Systems and Management
Phone number: +971 2 810 9101

Dr. Ali Diabat received his MSc degree in Operations Research from North Carolina State University, USA (2003) and his PhD in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, USA (2008). He is currently an Associate Professor of Engineering Systems and Management at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi, which he joined in June 2008.

Prior to joining the Masdar Institute, Dr. Diabat worked as a graduate instructor at Purdue University for four years where, in addition to being an outstanding graduate student (GPA: 4.00/4.00), he received a number of academic distinctions, including an Outstanding Graduate Instructor Award and an Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Diabat’s industry experience includes working as a business analyst in the transportation industry and as an operations research analyst in the banking and beverages industries. His current research focuses on sustainable supply chain optimization, capacity expansion and resource allocation, production planning inventory management, and renewable energy optimization models. Since joining Masdar Institute, Dr. Diabat has published over 70 research papers (over 50 journal papers and over 20 conference papers) in leading journals and for international conference proceedings.

Dr. Diabat was the recipient of the 2012 Excellence in Teaching Award from Masdar Institute, an achievement of special significance as it was the first award of its kind offered at the Institute. In 2014, Dr. Diabat also received the Best Faculty Research Award from the Department of Engineering Systems and Management at Masdar Institute.



Courses/Teaching interests:

  • Production Planning and Inventory Management
  • Systems Optimization
  • Advanced Systems Optimization
  • Linear Programming
  • Integer Programming
  • Advanced Production and Manufacturing Systems
  • Logistics Systems Optimization


Advisor to current Masdar Institute students:

  • PhD
    • Noura Al Dhaheri    
    • Ahmed Alshamsi  
    • Moza Alnaimi     
    • Maria Alvez     
    • Nabil Kenan      
    • Dominique Liana, Co-Advisor Professor Bruce Ferguson 
  • MSc
    • Yi-Fang Hsieh     
    • Shaikha Al Zaabi      
    • Jasem Al Hammadi 
    • Abdulla Alshamsi      
    • Faisal Al Kaabneh    
    • Islam Hamadeh       
    • Nasir Alkawaleet 
    • Safa Yousef    
    • Walid Shakari    
    • Majd Jayyousi, Co-Advisor Professor Hosni Ghedira
    • Marwa Attiya, Co-Advisor Professor Irfan Saadat
    • Dima Kayyali, Co-Advisor Professor Hatem Zeineldin

 

Research Interest/Research Projects

  • Sustainable Supply Chain Design: Models and Algorithms
  • A Mathematical Programming Approach to Reducing Carbon Dioxide Emissions in the Petroleum Refining Industry
  • Design of a Hybrid Solar-Wind Power Plant Using Optimization
  • Australia-UAE Food Supply Chains: Sustainability through Optimization and Risk Mitigation
  • A Mathematical Programming Approach to Dynamic Vehicle Routing and Scheduling of Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) Systems

Selected Publications

  • Santibanez-Gonzalez, Ernesto DR; Diabat, Ali; ``Solving a reverse supply chain design problem by improved Benders decomposition schemes'', Computers & Industrial Engineering. 66 4, 889–898. Elsevier, 2013.
  • Diabat, Ali; Richard, Jean-Philippe; Codrington, Craig W; ``A Lagrangian relaxation approach to simultaneous strategic and tactical planning in supply chain design'', Annals of Operations Research. Volume: 203, Issue: 1, Pages: 55-80. Springer US, 2013.
  • Diabat, Ali; Abdallah, Tarek; Henschel, Andreas; ``A closed-loop location-inventory problem with spare parts consideration'', Computers & Operations Research. In Press, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: E2810.1016/j.cor.2013.08.023. Elsevier, 2013.
  • Abdallah, Tarek; Diabat, Ali; Rigter, Jasper; ``Investigating the option of installing small scale PVs on facility rooftops in a green supply chain'', International Journal of Production Economics. Volume: 146, Pages: 465–477. Elsevier, 2013.
  • Diabat, Ali; Govindan, Kannan; ``An analysis of the drivers affecting the implementation of green supply chain management'', Resources, Conservation and Recycling. Volume: 55, Issue: 6, Pages: 659-667. Elsevier, 2011.
  • Aouam, Tarik; Lamrani, Hafsa; Aguenaou, Samir; Diabat, Ali; ``A benchmark based AHP model for credit evaluation'', International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences. Volume: 2, Issue: 2, Pages: 151-166. Inderscience, 2009.
  • Deskoores, Rany Metry; Diabat, Ali; ``A capacitated multi-echelon joint location-inventory model for supply chain management'', The 41st International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering (CIE41), pages: 181-186. Los Angeles, USA, 2011.
  • Kannan, Devika; Diabat, Ali; Alrefaei, Mahmoud; Govindan, Kannan; Yong, Geng; ``A carbon footprint based reverse logistics network design model'', Resources, Conservation and Recycling. Volume: 67, Pages: 75-79. Elsevier, 2012.
  • Abdallah, Tarek; Diabat, Ali; Simchi-Levi, David; ``A carbon sensitive supply chain network problem with green procurement'', Computers and Industrial Engineering (CIE), IEEE International Conference on, pages: 1-6. Awaji Island, Japan, 2010.
  • Diabat, Ali; Simchi-Levi, David; ``A carbon-capped supply chain network problem'', Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEE International Conference on, pages: 523-527. Hong Kong, 2009.
  • Le, Tung; Diabat, Ali; Richard, Jean-Philippe; Yih, Yuehwern; ``A column generation-based heuristic algorithm for an inventory routing problem with perishable goods'', Optimization Letters. Volume: 7, Issue: 7, Pages: 1481-1502. Springer-Verlag, 2013.
  • Diabat, Ali; Al-Aomar, Raid; Alrefaei, Mahmoud; Alawneh, Ameen; Faisal, Mohd Nishat; ``A Framework for Optimizing the Supply Chain Performance of a Steel Producer'', 15th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, pages: 558-566. Angers, France, 2013.
  • Shen, Lixin; Olfat, Laya; Govindan, Kannan; Khodaverdi, Roohollah; Diabat, Ali; ``A fuzzy multi criteria approach for evaluating green supplier's performance in green supply chain with linguistic preferences'', Resources, Conservation and Recycling. Volume: 74, Pages: 170–179. Elsevier, 2012.
  • Diabat, Ali; Al–Araidah, Omar; Alsyouf, Imad; Duh, Camilla; ``A heuristic approach to scheduling jobs in machining centres equipped with automated pallet changers'', International Journal of Advanced Operations Management. Volume: 3, Issue: 3, Pages: 326-336. Inderscience, 2011.
  • Simrin, Ahmed; Alkawaleet, Nasir; Diabat, Ali; ``A Lagrangian Relaxation based Heuristic for the Static Berth Allocation Problem using the Cutting Plane Method'', 16th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, pages: 569-573. Angers, France, 2013.
  • Hiassat, AbdelHalim; Diabat, Ali; ``A location-inventory-routing-problem with perishable products'', The 41st International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering (CIE41), pages: 386-391. Los Angeles, USA, 2011.
  • Wallin, Ghita; Gilbert, Lindsey; Zhukau, Yauheni; Diabat, Ali; ``A mathematical programming approach to maximizing profit in residual catalytic cracking through altering the use of the catalyst'', Industrial Engineering and Systems Management (IESM), IEEE International Conference on, pages: 1-5. Rabat, Morocco, 2013.
  • Al Dhaheri, Noura; Diabat, Ali; ``A mathematical programming approach to reducing carbon dioxide emissions in the petroleum refining industry'', Engineering Systems Management and Its Applications (ICESMA), IEEE International Conference on, pages: 1-5. Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2010.
  • Al Dhaheri, Noura; Diabat, Ali; ``A multi-product capacitated inventory-location model with risk pooling'', Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM), IEEE International Conference on, pages: 1159-1164. Macao , 2010.
  • Saleh, Khaled; Ibrahim, Hebatallah; Jayyousi, Majd; Diabat, Ali; ``A novel optimization formulation of Fluid Catalytic Cracking unit'', Industrial Engineering and Systems Management (IESM), IEEE International Conference on, pages: 1-5. Rabat, Morocco, 2013.
  • Alrefaei, Mahmoud H; Diabat, Ali; ``A simulated annealing technique for multi-objective simulation optimization'', Applied mathematics and computation. Volume: 215, Issue: 8, Pages: 3029-3035. Elsevier, 2009.
  • Alrefaei, Mahmoud H; Diabat, Ali; ``A simulated annealing with ranking and selection for stochastic optimization'', Advanced Materials Research. Volume: 488, Pages: 1335-1340. Trans Tech Publ, 2012.
  • Shen, Lixin; Govindan, Kannan; Borade, Atul; Diabat, Ali; Kannan, Devika;``An evaluation of vendor managed inventory practices from small and medium indian enterprises'', Journal of Business Economics and Management. Volume: 14, Issue: S1, Pages: S76-S95. Taylor & Francis, 2013.
  • Diabat, Ali; Aouam, Tarik; Ozsen, Leyla; ``An evolutionary programming approach for solving the capacitated facility location problem with risk pooling'', International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences. Volume: 2, Issue: 4, Pages: 389-405. Inderscience, 2009.
  • Diabat, Ali; Khodaverdi, Roohollah; Olfat, Laya; ``An exploration of green supply chain practices and performances in an automotive industry'', The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. Volume: 68, Issue: 1-4, Pages: 949-961. Springer-Verlag, 2013.
  • Al Dhaheri, Noura; Diabat, Ali; ``An integrated supply chain problem with environmental considerations'', Advances in Sustainable Manufacturing, pages: 383-388. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2011.
  • Diabat, Ali , Kannan, Devika,  Kaliyan, Mathiyazhagan, Svetinovic, Davor ; ``An optimization model for product returns using genetic algorithms and artificial immune system'', Resources, Conservation and Recycling. Volume: 74, Issue: 2, Pages: 156–169. Elsevier, 2013.
  • Al Zaabi, Shaikha; Al Dhaheri, Noura; Diabat, Ali; ``Analysis of interaction between the barriers for the implementation of sustainable supply chain management'', The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. Volume: 68, Issue: 1-4, Pages: 895-905. Springer-Verlag, 2013.
  • Kannan, Devika; Diabat, Ali;  Shankar, K. Madan; ``Analyzing the drivers of end-of-life tire management using interpretive structural modeling (ISM)'', The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. In Press, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1007/s00170-014-5754-2. Springer-Verlag, 2014.
  • Govindan, Kannan; Diabat, Ali; Shankar, Madan; ``Analyzing the drivers of green manufacturing with fuzzy approach'', Journal of Cleaner Production. In Press, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.02.054. Elsevier, 2014.
  • Diabat, Ali; Khreishah, Abdallah; Kannan, Govindan; Panikar, Vinay; Gunasekaran, Angappa; ``Benchmarking the interactions among barriers in third-party logistics implementation: An ISM approach'', Benchmarking: An International Journal. Volume: 20, Issue: 6, Pages: 805-824. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2013.
  • Arnautovic, Edin; Svetinovic, Davor; Diabat, Ali; ``Business interactions modeling for systems of systems engineering: Smart grid example'', System of Systems Engineering (SoSE), IEEE International Conference on, pages: 107-112. Genova, Italy, 2012.
  • Govindan, Kannan; Diabat, Ali; Popiuc, Maria Nicoleta; ``Contract analysis: A performance measures and profit evaluation within two-echelon supply chains'', Computers & Industrial Engineering. Volume: 63, Issue: 1, Pages: 58-74. Elsevier, 2012.
  • Mousa, Karim; AlZu'bi, Hamzah; Diabat, Ali; ``Design of a hybrid solar-wind power plant using optimization'', Engineering Systems Management and Its Applications (ICESMA), IEEE International Conference on, pages: 1-6. Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2010.
  • Al–Araidah, Omar; Shgair, Khaleel Abu; Batayneh, Wafa; Diabat, Ali; ``Efficient approximation of melting temperature in simulated annealing algorithms applied to Chebyshev travelling salesman problem'', International Journal of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling. Volume: 4, Issue: 2, Pages: 145-163. Inderscience, 2012.
  • Abdallah, Tarek; Farhat, Ali; Diabat, Ali; Kennedy, Scott; ``Green supply chains with carbon trading and environmental sourcing: Formulation and life cycle assessment'', Applied Mathematical Modelling. Volume: 36, Issue: 9, Pages: 4271-4285. Elsevier, 2012.
  • Kannan, Devika; Khodaverdi, Roohollah; Olfat, Laya; Jafarian, Ahmad; Diabat, Ali; ``Integrated fuzzy multi criteria decision making method and multi-objective programming approach for supplier selection and order allocation in a green supply chain'', Journal of Cleaner Production. Volume: 74, Pages: 355–367. Elsevier, 2013.
  • Alhaj, Malek Abu; Diabat, Ali; ``Joint location-two-echelon-inventory supply chain model with stochastic demand'', The 41st International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering (CIE41), pages: 25-30. Los Angeles, USA, 2011.
  • Aouam, Tarik; Diabat, Ali; Boulmalf, Mohammed; Soufyane, Abdelaziz; ``Linear incentive contracts for natural gas LDC regulation'', International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences. Volume: 2, Issue: 1, Pages: 57-73. Inderscience, 2009.
  • Mousa, Karim; Diabat, Ali; Fath, Hassan; ``Optimal design of a hybrid solar-wind power to drive a small-size reverse osmosis desalination plant'', Desalination and Water Treatment. Volume: 51, Issue: 16-18, Pages: 3417-3427. Taylor & Francis, 2013.
  • Diabat, Ali; Richard, Jean Philippe; ``Optimization modeling of an integrated supply chain network'', Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEE International Conference on, pages: 518-522. Hong Kong, 2009.
  • Jayyousi, Majd; Diabat, Ali; Ghedira, Hosni; ``Optimization of the deployment of utility scale solar plants'', Applications of Information Technology to Renewable Energy Processes and Systems (IT-DREPS), IEEE International Conference & Exhibition on the, pages: 73 - 76 . Amman, Jordan, 2013.
  • Al-Refaie, Abbas; Diabat, Ali; ``Optimizing convexity defect in a tile industry using fuzzy goal programming'', Measurement. Volume: 46, Issue: 8, Pages: 2807–2815. Elsevier, 2013.
  • Zafar, Nauman; Arnautovic, Edin; Diabat, Ali; Svetinovic, Davor; ``System security requirements analysis: A smart grid case study'', Systems Engineering. In Press, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1002/sys.21252. Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company, 2013.
  • Al-Refaie, Abbas; Diabat, Ali; Li, Ming-Hsien; ``Optimizing tablets' quality with multiple responses using fuzzy goal programming'', Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part E: Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering. In Press, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 954408913482427. SAGE Publications, 2013.
  • Mousa, Karim; Diabat, Ali; ``Optimizing the design of a hybrid solar-wind power plant to meet variable power demand'', Advances in Sustainable Manufacturing, pages: 293-298. Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2011.
  • Govindan, Kannan; Popiuc, Maria Nicoleta; Diabat, Ali; ``Overview of coordination contracts within forward and reverse supply chains'', Journal of Cleaner Production. Volume: 47, Pages: 319–334. Elsevier, 2013.
  • Diabat, Ali; Abdallah, Tarek; Al-Refaie, Abbas; Svetinovic, Davor; Govindan, Kannan; ``Strategic closed-loop facility location problem with carbon market trading'', Engineering Management, IEEE Transactions on. Volume: 60, Issue: 2, Pages: 398 - 408. IEEE, 2013.
  • Diabat, Ali; Govindan, Kannan; Panicker, Vinay V; ``Supply chain risk management and its mitigation in a food industry'', International Journal of Production Research. Volume: 50, Issue: 11, Pages: 3039-3050. Taylor & Francis, 2012.
  • Abdallah, Tarek; Diabat, Ali; Simchi-Levi, David; ``Sustainable supply chain design: a closed-loop formulation and sensitivity analysis'', Production Planning & Control. Volume: 23, Issue: 2-3, Pages: 120-133. Taylor & Francis, 2012.
  • Diabat, Ali; Aouam, Tarik; Al-Araidah, Omar; ``The uncapacitated fixed-charge facility location problem with a multi-echelon inventory system'', Computers & Industrial Engineering, IEEE International Conference on, pages: 803-807. Troyes, France, 2009.
  • Theodorou, Effrosyni; Diabat, Ali; ``An Integrated Quay Crane Assignment and Scheduling Problem'', Computers & Industrial Engineering. In Press, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1016/j.cie.2013.12.012. Elsevier, 2014.
  • Diabat, Ali; Shetty, Udaya; Pakkala, TPM; ``Improved efficiency measures through directional distance formulation of data envelopment analysis'', Annals of Operations Research. In Press, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1007/s10479-013-1470-9. Springer US, 2013.
  • Diabat, Ali; ``Hybrid Algorithm for a Vendor Managed Inventory System in a Two-Echelon Supply Chain'', European Journal of Operational Research. In Press, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2014.02.061. Elsevier, 2014.
  • Diabat, Ali; Battaïa, Olga; Nazzal, Dima; ``An improved lagrangian relaxation-based heuristic for a joint location-inventory problem'', Computers & Operations Research. In Press, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1016/j.cor.2014.03.006. Elsevier, 2014.