1 May 2019
1 September 2019
23 March 2020
S.M. Al-Yakoob is an associate professor at the Department of Mathematics, Kuwait University. His research interests include mathematical programming and optimization with applications to real world problems such as location, transportation, scheduling, and timetabling problems.
H.D. Sherali is a University Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. His areas of research interest are in mathematical optimization modelling, analysis, and design of algorithms for specially structured linear, nonlinear, and continuous and discrete nonconvex programs, with applications to transportation, location, engineering and network design, production, economics, and energy systems. He has published over 351 refereed articles in various operations research journals and has (co-)authored nine books, with a total Google Scholar citation count of over 35,700 and an H-index of 75. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering, a fellow of both INFORMS and IIE, and a member of the Virginia Academy of Science Engineering and Medicine.