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Dr Ammar Al-Bazi gained his Ph.D. in simulation and optimisation from Teesside University, UK in 2010. He received MS.c. in Operational Research and applied statistics from Baghdad University in 1998 and was awarded his B.Sc. (ranked 1/70 student) in Operational Research in 1995. He has extensive experience in water resource management, having developed a number of inflow forecasting models for a number of Iraqi dams using advanced models such as Multiplicative and Adaptive forecasting. In addition, he has formulated a number of mathematical programming models embedded in these forecasting models using techniques such as fuzzy logic, discrete differential dynamic programming, chanced constrained linear programming, and traditional linear programming to optimise the overall water resources distribution process

His research interests include simulation modelling, artificial intelligence, optimisation, business computing and applied statistics. He has been involved in a number of research projects to improve the performance of precast manufacturing systems across the UK. He developed many process maps, activity cycle diagrams and 3D visualised simulation models for a number of industries including precast concrete, doorsets, and trailer companies. He has more than 14 years’ teaching experience and has written more than 40 research papers

Recently he has been heavily involved in the Truck Train project as a simulation expert. This project is a £1.2m project funded by the British Technology Strategy Board (TSB) with one of the main aims being to reduce CO2 emissions of containerised freight transport. This is to be achieved by facilitating the movement of freight containers from road to rail and optimising the overall system

Currently he is a key member of the business improvement centre. This centre is an expert group in the field of Operational Research within the Faculty of Engineering and Computing at Coventry University. The centre provides planning and scheduling, process visual mapping, (2D-3D) simulation modelling and mathematical programming modelling services. This research centre has extensive experience in Cost Reduction, Business Efficiency Improvement, Optimal Decision Making, Inventory Control and Forecasting, Resource Allocation, Water Resources Management, and Modelling and Visualisation

In September 2011, Dr Al-Bazi organised an Operational Research society conference stream (OR in Construction Management). In May 2012, he was also a Program Committee Member of the IIAI/ACIS International Symposium on Industrial Information Management and System (IIMS 2012) which was held in Shanghai, China

Dr Al-Bazi is currently supervising a PhD student in the area of reverse logistics and optimisation. Since 2010, he has been appointed as an editorial board member of the Journal of Construction Engineering, Technology and Management, India and as International Journal of Transport and Logistics (IJTL), Malaysia Institute of Transport (MITRANS)

Research Interests

Spatial simulation ; Visual Process Mapping; Enterprise simulation ; Intelligent simulation ; Monte Carlo simulation ; Heuristic searching engines ; Simulation modelling and optimisation of combinatorial or complex manufacturing systems using Artificial Intelligence tools

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Research Output

Agent-Based Heuristics Model for Measuring Customer Disruption Impact on Production and Inventory Replenishment

Al Bazi, A. & Adediran, T. V., 29 Mar 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering. (In-press), p. (In-press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • A Novel Algorithm Based on LoRa Technology for Open-Field and Protected Agriculture Smart Irrigation System

    Mohammed, T. S., Khan, O. & Al Bazi, A., 10 Feb 2020, 2019 2nd IEEE Middle East and North Africa COMMunications Conference (MENACOMM). IEEE, 6 p. 8988583. (2019 2nd IEEE Middle East and North Africa COMMunications Conference, MENACOMM 2019).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

    Open Access
  • 9 Downloads (Pure)

    Developing an Overbooking Fuzzy-Based Mathematical Optimization Model for Multi-Leg Flights

    Al Bazi, A., Uney, E. & Abu Monshar, A., 10 Jan 2020, In : Transportation Research Procedia. 43, p. 165-177 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 13 Downloads (Pure)

    Agent-Based Modelling and Heuristic Approach for Solving Complex OEM Flow-Shop Productions under Customer Disruptions

    Adediran, T. V., Al Bazi, A. & Eduardo dos Santos, L., Jul 2019, In : Computers & Industrial Engineering. 133, p. 29-41 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    A Constrained Fuzzy Knowledge-Based System for the Management of Container Yard Operations

    Abbas, A. H. H. J., Al Bazi, A. & Palade, V., Apr 2018, In : International Journal of Fuzzy Systems . 20, 4, p. 1205-1223 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    38 Downloads (Pure)


    Journal of Information and Communication Technology (Journal)

    Ammar Al Bazi (Associate Editor)
    1 Jan 202031 Dec 2022

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

    Internal PhD Examiner

    Ammar Al Bazi (Examiner)

    Activity: Examination

    External PhD Examiner

    Ammar Al Bazi (Examiner)

    Activity: Examination

    International conference on mathematics and statistics

    Ammar Al Bazi (Technical Committee Member)
    8 Jul 201910 Jul 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    SDSDE 2019

    Ammar Al Bazi (Track Chair)
    18 Sep 201920 Sep 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference


    Best student poster presentation (2nd prize)

    Ammar Al Bazi (Recipient), Apr 2007

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)