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Dr. Ahmed Saif

Associate Professor

P.Eng., MASc., MBA, Ph.D.


Ahmed Saif, P.Eng, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering at Dalhousie University. He received his Ph.D. in Management Sciences from the University of Waterloo, M.Sc. in Engineering Systems and Management from Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE, MBA from New York Institute of Technology and B.Sc. in Production Engineering from Alexandria University. His research interests include large-scale optimization, robust optimization and data analytics methods and their applications in hybrid renewable energy systems and sustainable supply chain problems.

Fields of Research
  • Large-scale optimization

  • Decision-making under uncertainty

  • Simulation-based optimization

  • Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems

  • Humanitarian Logistics

Additional Info

Online Profiles


Google Scholar


Current Students

Ali Keyvandarian, (PHD, Supervised)

Alireza Ghahtarani (PHD, Co-supervised)

Hamzea Al-Jabouri (PHD, Co-supervised)

Md Hasan Ali (MASC, Co-supervised)

Jacob Locke (MASC, Co-supervised)

Past Students

Abolfazl Gharaei (Post-Doc, Co-supervised)

Mahsa Pouraliakbari-Mamaghani (Visting PhD, Co-supervised)

Pardis Pourmohammadi (MASC, Supervised)

Melissa Bryden (MASC, Co-supervised)

Kenneth Dolson (MASC, Co-supervised)

Rafael Costa-Souza (MASC, Co-supervised)

Nazanin Madani (MASC, Supervised)


Job-shop scheduling with breakdowns (with Triangle Kitchens)

Optimizing Covid-19 response strategies (with NSHA)

Coordinating flock procurement (with Eden Valley Poultry)

Airline Crew Scheduling (with Navtech Inc.)

Teaching Portfolio

  • Advanced Topics in Linear and Integer Programming (Graduate)

  • Nonlinear Optimization (Graduate)

  • Topics in Applied Analytics

  • Operations Research: Stochastic and Non-Linear Models

  • Facilities Design

  • Quality Control and Reliability

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