Muhammad Khurram Ali

Muhammad Khurram Ali
University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila | UET Taxila · Department of Industrial Engineering

Doctor of Engineering
Multifaceted Modeling/Simulation of Complex Systems using 'Multi-criteria Decision Making' and 'Agent Based Modeling,

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Introduction
My current research projects focus on designing and simulating formal factorial experiments using Agent Based Modeling which require some machine learning on inputs and outputs to have Dynamic Multi Criteria Decision Making. I'm a Mechanical and Industrial/Systems engineer and enjoy modelling the multifaceted real-world problems.
Additional affiliations
May 2018 - present
University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
November 2008 - May 2018
University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
October 2005 - November 2008
University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila
Position
  • Teaching/Research Associate
Education
July 2010 - June 2015
University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila
Field of study
  • Industrial Engineering
March 2006 - December 2008
University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila
Field of study
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
January 2001 - December 2004
University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila
Field of study
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Publications (25)
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While the gradual switch over to sustainable energy generation is under the limelight around the globe, developing nations are still struggling to meet their basic demand-supply deficits, which leads them to adopt short-term solutions like burning fossil fuels. Although the proposed mega-transportation project of the China Pakistan Economic Corrido...
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While the International Regulatory Bodies for Sustainability are striving in exploring innovative renewable energy resources, it is inevitable to make the existing clean resources more efficient, especially if they are investment-intensive, green, and situated in developing countries. The sustainability deviation in these renewable resources can be...
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Task of selecting the most suitable industrial steam boiler for a given process industry is a critical decision and becoming increasingly complex. That is why; the present research focuses on the use of Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) and TOPSIS in the selection of boiler for a soda ash industry. First the problem is prearranged in the typical A...
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The Global Facility Location (GFL) is a fundamental but complex decision for top administration of the growing business firms, exploring the countries or nations worldwide as potential future markets. The multidimensional nature of the GFL problem requires an extensive investigation of the criteria affecting the decision. There are only a limited n...
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This research aims to develop a simple mathematical model for performance evaluation of a thermally exposed solar parabolic trough cooker. It was done under open environmental climate conditions for domestic uses. The experimental setup consisted of a solar cooker made of polished parabolic trough stainless steel having concentration ratio 9.867. T...
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Global Facility Location (GFL) is a crucial and irreversible decision for top management of the global business firms, searching for potential countries in global markets. It, therefore, requires a broader analysis of a large number of influencing criteria. There are hardly any GFL studies focusing on the real world uncertainties, future dynamics a...
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The decision makers normally have to face two types of scenarios while selecting a country for a global facility location (GFL): the factors affecting the location decisions and selection of an appropriate methodology to solve the location problem. The main goal of this study is to have a comparative evaluation of these methodologies with respect t...
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The decision makers normally have to face two types of scenarios while selecting a country for a global facility location (GFL): the factors affecting the location decisions and selection of an appropriate methodology to solve the location problem. The main goal of this study is to have a comparative evaluation of these methodologies with respect t...
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Piezoelectricity is the capability of a piezoelectric material to change mechanical energy into electrical energy. The determination of electrical and mechanical properties plays a significant role in characterizing the piezoelectric material. The energy losses characteristics of piezoelectric material can be described by mechanical quality factor....
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This study presented an innovative Bayesian Network (BN) modelling and simulation for supplier selection problem of an actual electronic parts manufacturing firm of Pakistan. The list of qualitative and quantitative factors which affect this supplier selection decision was extracted from a variety of studies in literature. The problem was modelled...
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The role of Information Technology (IT) solutions is becoming prominent in organizations to achieve efficiency and competitive advantages. One of such solutions is office automation (OA). It is reasonable to judge the OA impact by comparative evaluation of pre and post implementation scenarios. In this study, five key performance indicators (KPIs)...
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One of the main challenges for leading manufacturing industries to retain their competitiveness is selection of appropriate suppliers. In developing countries like Pakistan, industries need reinforcement of the supplier selection decisions using scientific techniques. This study utilizes conjoint analysis (CA), a mathematical and statistical modeli...
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The globalization and saturated domestic markets force international firms to gradually expand their businesses across the borders to capture potential emerging markets. The decision to select a country for a new cement plant location demands analysis of a large number of factors. It is a multifaceted problem which requires investigation and priori...
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Consumer preferences can lay foundation for determining key product attributes essential for the success of a product in the market, enabling the manufacturers optimally allocate resources towards imparting these critical attributes. However identification of consumer preferences especially for new products is a challenging task. This research inve...
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The manufacturing industries can be classified into process industry (PI) and discrete parts manufacturing industry (DPMI). Process industries have dedicated product line with fixed processes, routing and planning, whereas while discrete parts manufacturing industries are more flexible in terms of production volumes and varieties. For economic manu...

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