Overview

  • Professor of Engineering Management & Systems Engineering (EMSE). Received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Industrial Engineering from University of Central Florida (UCF) 1999 and 1996 respectively, and his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Jordan in 1992. Prior to joining the faculty at Old Dominion as an Assistant Professor in 2002, he was a post doc on NASA funded projects for one year and a Visiting Assistant professor at the IE Department at UCF for another year. He also worked as a Research Director at Productivity Apex, a modeling and simulation company based in Orlando, FL, from 2000-2002.He has published a book, and numerous journal and conference peer reviewed papers and book chapters. He received the NASA Faculty Fellowship where he worked at NASA Langley Research Center in Virginia as a faculty fellow. His research and teaching interests include Planning and Scheduling, Operations Research, Simulation Modeling and Analysis, and Supply Chain Management and Logistics. He is a co-founder and is currently the Chief Editor for the International Journal of Planning and Scheduling.
  • Selected Publications

    Articles In Academic Journals

    Year Title
    2017 Integrating Estimation of Distribution Algorithms versus Q-Learning into Meta-RaPS for Solving the 0-1 Multidimensional Knapsack ProblemComputers and Industrial Engineering. 706-720.
    2017 The information age combat model: a vision for a discrete event simulation approachInternational Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling. 429.
    2017 Using integer partitioning to determine unique configurations for the information age combat modelInternational Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering. 364.
    2016 Gravity Model Extensions for the Impact of Mega Sports Events on Tourist FlowJournal of Economics, Business and Management. 553-560.
    2016 Local Search versus Path Relinking in Metaheuristics: Redesigning Meta-RaPS with Application to the Multidimensional Knapsack ProblemApplied Soft Computing. 317-327.
    2015 Planning and Management of Major Sporting Events: A SurveyInternational Journal of Planning and Scheduling. 154-178.
    2014 A two-stage Ant Colony Optimization Algorithm to minimize the makespan on Unrelated Parallel Machines - Part II: Enhancements and ExperimentationsJournal of Intelligent Manufacturing. 43-45.
    2014 The Optimal Exam Experience: A Timetabling Approach to Prevent Student Cheating and FatigueInternational Journal of Operational Research. 263-278.
    2013 A Simulated Annealing and Meta-RaPS Algorithms for the Aerial Refueling Scheduling Problem with Due Date-to-Deadline Windows and Release TimeEngineering Optimization. 67-87.
    2013 Exact and approximate methods for parallel multiple-area spatial scheduling with release timesOR Spectrum. 639-657.
    2013 Greedy Heuristics and Metaheuristics for Multiple Runway Combined Arrival-Departure Aircraft Sequencing ProblemJournal of Air Transport Management. 39-48.
    2013 Sensitivity Analysis Framework for Large-Scale System-of-Systems ApplicationsInternational Journal of System of Systems Engineering. 1-22.
    2012 Exact and Heuristic Algorithms for the Aerial Refueling Parallel Machine Scheduling Problem with Due Date-to-Deadline Window and Ready TimesComputers & Industrial Engineering. 276-285.
    2012 Initiative Mapping Methodology for System of Systems ApplicationsInternational Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering. 75-95.
    2012 Organizing for Improved Effectiveness in Networked OperationsMilitary Operations Research Journal. 5-16.
    2011 A Meta-RaPS Algorithm for Spatial Scheduling with Release TimesInternational Journal of Planning and Scheduling. 19-31.
    2011 Comparative studies on design of experiments forInt. J. Experimental Design and Process Optimisation. 102-124.
    2011 Optimising Coordinated Multi-Team Volunteer Scheduling: A Combined Constraint Programming and Goal Programming Approach”International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering. 183-193.
    2010 A Two-stage Ant Colony Optimization to Minimize the Makespan on Unrelated Parallel Machines with Sequence-Dependent Setup TimesJournal of Intelligent Manufacturing. 693-701.
    2009 Applying the Information Age Combat Model: Quantitative Analysis of Network Centric OperationsInternational Journal for Command and Control.
    2009 Embedding simulation education into the engineering management body of knowledgeJournal of Simulation and Process Modelling. 14-19.
    2009 Systems of systems engineering for border security and inmigration: methodologies, processes, and toolsThe International Journal of Systems of Systems. 414-444.
    2008 A generic environment for modeling future launch operations—GEM-FLO: a success story in generic modelingJournal of the Operational Research Society. 1312-1320.
    2008 Identifying Sources of Resistance to Change in HealthcareInternational Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management. 74-96.
    2008 Rescheduling of Unrelated Parallel Machines Under Machine BreakdownsInternational Journal of Applied Management Science. 75-89.
    2008 System of systems engineeringIEEE Engineering Management Review. 62.
    2007 A Heuristic Algorithm for The Just-In-Time Single Machine Scheduling Problem With Setups: A Comparison With A Simulated AnnealingThe International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. 326-335.
    2007 Predictable Scheduling With Learning Capability for The Unrelated Parallel Machine ProblemInternational Journal of Operations & Quantitative Management. 115-127.
    2006 A Dynamic Heuristic for the Stochastic Unrelated Parallel Machine Scheduling Problem“, Special Issue special issue on Scheduling in Manufacturing, Information, and Service IndustriesInternational Journal of Operations Research. 136-143.
    2006 A Tabu Search Algorithm to Minimize the Makespan for Unrelated Parallel Machines Scheduling Problem with Setup TimesInternational Journal of Operations Research. 182-192.
    2006 Heuristics for the Unrelated Parallel Machine Scheduling Problem with Setup TimesJournal of Intelligent Manufacturing. 85-97.
    2006 Scheduling Setups Changes at Bottleneck Facilities in Semiconductor ManufacturingProduction Planning and Control Journal. 717-727.
    2006 Supply Chain Inventory Control: A Comparison Among JIT, MRP, and MRP with Information Sharing Using SimulationEngineering Management Journal, Special Issue on Supply Chain management. 51-57.
    2004 A Branch-and-Bound Algorithm for the Early/Tardy Machine Scheduling Problem with a Common Due-Date and Sequence-Dependent Setup TimeComputers & Operations Research Journal. 1727-1751.
    2003 System of systems engineeringEngineering Management Journal. 36-45.
    2003 Systems of Systems EngineeringEngineering Management Journal. 36-45.
    Minimizing the Total Weighted Tardiness and Instability for the Parallel Machine Re-scheduling Problem with Deadlines and Ready TimesInternational Journal of Planning and Scheduling. 87-108.

    Books

    Year Title
    2016 Heuristics, Meta-heuristics and Approximate Methods in Planning and Scheduling.  New York, NY: Springer International Publishing.
    2016 Operations Research for Unmanned Systems

    Chapters

    Year Title
    2016 A Tabu Search Algorithm for the Multiple Runway Aircraft Scheduling ProblemHeuristics, Metaheuristics and Approximate Methods in Planning and Scheduling. Springer.
    2016 Approximation Algorithms for Spatial SchedulingHeuristics, Metaheuristics and Approximate Methods in Planning and Scheduling. Springer.
    2016 Organizing for Improved Effectiveness in Networked OperationsOperations Research for Unmanned Systems. John Wiley.
    2016 Performance of an intensification strategy based on learning in a metaheuristic: Meta-RaPS with path relinkingHeuristics, Metaheuristics and Approximate Methods in Planning and Scheduling. Springer.
    2014 Improving Command and Control Effectiveness based on Robust ConnectivityNetwork Topology and C2 Systems: Design, operations, and evolution. IGI-Global.
    2012 Memory and Learning in MetaheuristicsArtificial Intelligence, Evolutionary Computation and Metaheuritics in Studies in Computational Intelligence. New York: Springer-Verlag.

    Conference Papers

    Year Title
    2016 A Hybrid Metaheuristic Algorithm for Multi-Objective Runway Scheduling Problem in Simulation-based Optimization
    2016 A discrete event simulation for the logistics of Hamad's container terminal of Qatar.  2262.
    2016 An Integrated Quay Crane Assignment and Scheduling Problem Using Branch-and-Price.  1286.
    2015 A Simulation-based Approach to Risk Assessment and Mitigation in Supply Chain Networks.  98.
    2014 Data mining based hybridization of meta-RaPS.  301.
    2014 Simulating and Analyzing the Assignment of Cranes to Ships According to Ship Size in a Complex Container Terminal.  1.
    2013 Employing learning to improve the performance of Meta-RaPS.  46.
    2013 Simulation modeling and analysis of complex port operations with multimodal transportation.  229.
    2010 Modeling Cross-Docking Operations using Discrete Event Simulation.  113-120.
    2010 Modeling cross-dock networks with time constraints using simulation.  52-56.
    2010 Sensitivity Analysis of a large-scale system dynamics immigration model.  78-81.
    2010 Towards a Center for Modeling and Simulation: The Case for Jordan.  99-112.
    2009 Modeling the Information Age Combat Model: An Agent-Based Simulation of Network Centric Operations.  9-15.
    2009 Optimization Model for Scheduling Problems with Two-Dimensional Spatial Resource Constraints.  307-312.
    2009 Sensitivity Analysis Framework for Large and Complex Simulation Models
    2009 Transportation Problem for a Cross-Dock Network with Time Constraints.  1393-1398.
    2009 Tuning Parameters In Heuristics By Using Design Of Experiments Methods.  73-78.
    2008 Ant Colony Optimization Algorithm to Parallel Machine Scheduling Problem with Setups.  578-582.
    2006 An Empirical Investigation of the Effectiveness of Crisis Management Strategies
    2006 An Integrated Framework for Modeling and Simulation of the U.S. Southern Border: A Border Patrol Perspective
    2006 Understanding Managerial Differences and Similarities between AHP and ANP: An Empirical Study
    2005 A Web-Based Software Application for the ASEM 2005 Conference.  236-242.
    2005 Minimizing the Total Weighted Completion Time on Unrelated Parallel Machines with Stochastic Times.  2141-2147.
    2004 A Genetic Algorithm Approach for Surgical Operating Rooms Scheduling Problem.  299-304.
    2004 Architectural Simulation Model for Operations of Future Launch Systems.  283-289.
    2004 Smoothing the Patient Flow within Healthcare System.  363-367.
    2003 A Multi-agent Approach for the Job Shop Scheduling Problem with Earliness and Tardiness.  1217-1222.
    2003 A Tabu Search Approach for the Job Shop Scheduling Problem with Earliness and Tardiness.  420-425.
    2003 Framing of Complex System of Systems Engineering Problems.  8-15.
    2002 A Simulated Annealing Algorithm for a Scheduling Problem with Setup Times
    2002 A Simulated Annealing Algorithm for the Unrelated Parallel Machine Scheduling Problem
    2002 Application of Simulated Annealing to Parallel Machine Scheduling Problems: A Literature Review
    2002 Boundary Setting: Inherent Problems and Solutions for an ISO 9001 Based Quality Management System.  162-168.
    2002 Generic Simulation Models of Reusable Launch Vehicles.  747-753.
    2002 Modeling the Space Shuttle.  754-762.
    2001 Application of Constraint Programming to a Scheduling Problem with a Common Due Date and Setup Times.  275-284.
    2001 Application of Industrial Engineering Practices to Software Development Using Database Representation of the Software Process.  425-432.
    2001 Dispatching Rule to Schedule Setup Changes at Bottleneck Facilities in Semiconductor Fabs.  233-240.
    2001 Macro-Level Simulation Model of Space Shuttle Processing.  143-148.
    2000 A Branch-and-Bound Algorithm for Parallel Machine Scheduling Problems.  88-93.
    2000 Simulation Modeling and Analysis of Space Shuttle Flight Hardware Processing.  59-62.

    Research Overview

  • Scheduling, Supply Chain, Simulation Modeling and Analysis, Metaheuristics
  • Grants

  • Analytics via Operational and Logistical Simulation and Animation Models for Doha’s New Port  awarded by Qatar Foundation through Qatar Unversity 2015 - 2018
  • Modeling and Simulation for NATO’s Rapid Deployment Logistics  awarded by NATO Allied Command Transformation 2017
  • NATO Logistics User Operations Requirements Assessment  awarded by NATO’s Headquarter, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation 2016
  • Analytics for System-wide Infrastructure and Capacity Planning for Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup  awarded by Qatar Foundation through Qatar University 2013 - 2016
  • Integrated Modeling and Optimization Approaches for Airport Terminal Area Management  awarded by Qatar Foundation through Qatar University 2010 - 2012
  • Deployment and Evaluation of a Customized Project Management Development Program for the US Army Core of Engineers-Norfolk District  awarded by US Army Core of Engineers 2010
  • 5. Design of a Customized Project Management Development Program for the US Army Core of Engineers-Norfolk District (USACE-NAO) (Phase II).  awarded by US Army Corps of Engineers 2009 - 2010
  • Design of a Customized Project Management Development Program for the US Army Core of Engineers-Norfolk District (USACE-NAO) (Phase II).  awarded by US Army Corps of Engineers 2009 - 2010
  • Database Development for STIHL's Guide Bar Facility  awarded by STIHL Inc 2009
  • The Development of Modeling and Simulation Engineering Courses in Support of Modeling and Simulation Graduate Program  awarded by Boeing 2009
  • Process Modeling and Scheduling at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding  awarded by Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding 2008 - 2009
  • System-of-Systems Engineering Modeling and Analysis for the Secure Border Initiative (SBI) – Phase II  awarded by MITRE Corporation (funded by the Department of Homeland Security) 2007 - 2008
  • System-of-Systems Engineering Modeling & Analysis for SB Initiative  awarded by MITRE Corporation 2007
  • System-of-Systems Engineering Modeling and Analysis for the Secure Border Initiative (SBI)  awarded by MITRE Corporation (funded by the Department of Homeland Security) 2007
  • System-of-Systems Engineering Analysis for the Secure Border Initiative (SBI)  awarded by MITRE Corporation funded by the Department of Homeland Security 2006 - 2007
  • A Throughput Simulation of VPA’s Norfolk International Terminals: A Security Risk Analysis  awarded by Virginia Port Authority 2005 - 2006
  • Security Risk Analysis of Norfolk International Terminal (NIT)  awarded by Virginia Port Authority 2005 - 2006
  • The Department of Homeland Security Border System-of-Systems Engineering Analysis  awarded by Department of Homeland Security through NAVAIR 2005 - 2006
  • SOSE Application to the Department of Homeland Security, Border and Transportation Security  awarded by NAVAIR 2004 - 2006
  • “Faculty Innovator Grant” for developing an Agent-based simulation graduate course entitled Beyond the Butterfly Effect: An Introduction to Simulation  awarded by Center for Learning Technologies at ODU - 2006
  • A Simulation-based Cost Modeling for Assembly Flow Shop Just-In-Time Problems  awarded by Office of Research at Old Dominion University 2005
  • Research Extension of The Architectural Simulation Model for Existing and Future Launch Systems  awarded by NASA Langley Research Center 2004 - 2005
  • Flow Management Research for Sentara Leigh Hospital  awarded by Sentara Leigh Hospital 2003 - 2004
  • Operation and Support Cost Assessment Research Based on an Architectural Simulation Model for Future Launch Systems  awarded by NASA Langley Research Center 2003 - 2004
  • NASA/ASEE Faculty Fellowship  awarded by NASA Langley Research Center 2003
  • Development of A Simulation Approach for Launch Vehicle Operations and Support Assessment  awarded by NASA Langley Research Center 2002 - 2003
  • Deployment of a Customized Project Manager's Development Program for the US Army Corp. of Engineers - Norfolk District  awarded by U.S. Army Corp of Engineers 2009 -
  • Center of Excellence for Border Security and Immigration  awarded by Department of Homeland Security 2007 -
  • Center of Excellence for Border Security and Immigration  awarded by Department of Homeland Security 2006 -
  • A Micro-World Simulation for Healthcare Management: A System-of-Systems Engineering Approach  awarded by Old Dominion University – Office of Research 2004 -
  • Securing the Supply Chain of Urban Freight Movements  awarded by Old Dominion University – Office of Research 2004 -
  • Keywords

  • Decision Modeling : Discrete-event Simulation Modeling; Scheduling; Optimization; Supply Chain Management
  • Engineering : Discrete-event Simulation Modeling; Scheduling; Applied Optimization; Simulation of Space Launch Vehicle Operations (worked with NASA on several projects); Supply Chain Management
  • Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, University of Central Florida 1999
  • M.S. in Industrial Engineering, University of Central Florida 1996
  • B.S. in Industrial Engineering, University of Jordan 1992
  • Full Name

  • Ghaith Rabadi