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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 2008 2018

1 Citations

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
Knowledge-based Systems
Knowledge based systems
Fuzzy Systems
Open Access
Inventory control
Process control
Decision making
1 Citations
Open Access
Simulated annealing
Precast concrete
Open Access
Resource allocation

Management of Container Terminal Operations Using Monte Carlo Simulation

Alali, K. & Al-Bazi, A. 2013 p. 115-121 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
Resource allocation
Monte Carlo simulation

Activities 2007 2018

  • 18 Participation in conference
  • 4 Invited talk
  • 2 Oral presentation
  • 1 Editorial activity

Journal of Information and Communication Technology (Journal)

Al Bazi, A. (Associate Editor)
Jan 2018Dec 2020

Activity: Editorial activity

The 8th International Conference on Information Technology

Al Bazi, A. (Speaker)
17 May 201718 May 2017

Activity: Participation in conference

Operational Research Society Conference

Al Bazi, A. (Track Chair)
12 Sep 201714 Sep 2017

Activity: Participation in conference


Best student poster presentation (2nd prize)

Ammar Al Bazi (Recipient), Apr 2007

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

applied science
engineering science