Vice Dean of Science and Arts
P.O. Box 3030, Irbid, 22110 JORDAN
Tel: +962-2-720 1000 Ext. 23563
(Fax) 962-2-709 5014
PhD: Mathematics and Industrial
Engineering/ Specialty in Operations Research, Subspecialty in Discrete
Stochastic Optimization using Simulation.
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA. August 1997.
PhD thesis: Discrete Stochastic Optimization Using Random Search
PhD supervisor: Prof. Sigrun Andradottir (Georgia Institute of Technology)
· M.A. in Mathematics
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA. June 1997.
· M.Sc. in Mathematics
Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan. August 1985.
· B.Sc. in Mathematics
Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan. August 1983.
My research interests include Stochastic Optimization, Simulated Annealing, Discrete Event Simulation, Statistical Selection Techniques, Ordinal Optimization, and Simulating Manufacturing Systems.
. Alrefaei, M. H. and S. Andradóttir, A new search algorithm for discrete stochastic optimization. In Proceedings of the 1995 Winter Simulation Conference, ed. C. Alexopoulos, K. Kang, W. R. Lilegdon, and D. Goldsman, 236-241. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, New Jersey, 1995.
. Alrefaei, M. H. and S. Andradóttir, Discrete stochastic optimization via a modification of the stochastic ruler method. In Proceedings of the 1996 Winter Simulation Conference, ed. J. M. Charnes, D. M. Morrice, D. T. Brunner, and J. J. Swain, 406-411. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, New Jersey, 1996.
. Alrefaei, M. H. and S. Andradóttir, Accelerating the convergence of the stochastic ruler method for discrete stochastic optimization. In Proceedings of the 1997 Winter Simulation Conference, ed. S. Andradóttir, K. Healy. 352-357 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, New Jersey, 1997.
. Alrefaei, M. H. and S. Andradóttir, A simulated annealing algorithm with constant temperature for discrete stochastic optimization. Management Science, Vol. 45(5): 748-764, 1999.
. Alrefaei, M. H. and S. Andradóttir, A modification of the stochastic ruler method for discrete stochastic optimization. European Journal of Operational Research. Vol. 133: 160-182, 2001.
. Alrefaei, M. H., A Method for optimizing admission control of a Voice Multihop radio network. Proceedings of the 4th St. Petersburg Workshop on Simulation, ed. S. M. Ermakov, Yu. N. Kashtanov, and V. B. Melas. St. Petersburg, Russia. 133-138, 2001.
. Alrefaei, M. H., A two-phase method for selecting the best-simulated system. In The Proceedings of the 2001 International Arab Conference on Information Technology ACIT 2001. Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan. 2001.
. Alrefaei, M. H., Stochastic optimization using the standard clock simulation. International Journal of Applied Mathematics Vol. 8: 317-333, 2002.
. Alrefaei, M. H., A technique for simulation optimization. The Fourth Middle East Symposium on Simulation and Modeling (MESM) Sharjah, UAE. Sept. 2002.
. Alrefaei, M. H., A stopping rule for stochastic simulated annealing with constant temperature. WSEAS Transactions on Circuits and Systems. 2: 517-522, 2003
. Alrefaei, M. H. and A. J. Alawneh, Selecting the best stochastic system for large scale problems in DEDS. Mathematics and Computers in Simulation. Vol. 64: 237-245, 2004.
. Alrefaei, M. H. and Hossam Abdul-Rahman, two sequential algorithms for selecting one of the best simulated systems. WSEAS Transactions on Systems. Vol. 3 2517-2522, 2004.
. Alrefaei, M. H., and S. Andradóttir. Discrete stochastic optimization using variants of the stochastic ruler method. Naval Research Logistics, Vol. 52(4) 344-360, 2005.
. Alrefaei, M. H. and A. J. Alawneh. Solution quality of random search methods for discrete stochastic optimization. Mathematics and Computers in Simulations, Vol. 68(2) 115125, 2005.
. Alrefaei, M. H., A simulated annealing applied for optimizing a voice multihop radio network. Applied Mathematics and Computation, Vol. 167(1) 496-507, 2005.
. Alrefaei, M. H. and Ahmad A. Abubaker, Optimal Computing Cost Budget Allocation for solving Buffer Allocation Problem. The Proceeding of International Symposium on Intelligence Techniques in Computer Games and Simulations, Japan, 1-2 March 2007.
. Alrefaei, M. H., Simulated annealing applied for multi-objective simulation optimization, The Proceedings of The Conference on Design, Simulation, Product Development and Optimization, University Sains, Penang, Malaysia, pp. 134 140, 2007.
. Alrefaei, M. H. and Mohammad AlMomani. Subset selection of best simulated systems, Journal of the Franklin Institute Vol. 344(5): 495506, 2007
. Alrefaei, M. H., and Hossam Abdul-Rahman. An adaptive Monte Carlo integration algorithm with general division approach. Mathematics and Computers in Simulations, Vol. 79(1): 49-59, 2008.
. Alrefaei, M. H., and Hossam Abdul-Rahman. Adaptive Monte Carlo Integration, The Proceedings of the third International Conference of Mathematical Sciences, ICM08, Al Ain, UAE, Mar. 3-6, 2008.
. Ali Diabat, M. H. Alrefaei and ITsung Tsai. A Lagrangian-Relaxation based heuristic approach for the design of a large-scale logistics problem. In the proceedings of MIC 2009 VIII Metaheuristic International Conference, Hamburg, July 13-16, 2009.
. Alrefaei, M. H., and Ali Diabat. A Simulated Annealing Technique for Multi-Objective Simulation Optimization. Applied Mathematics and Computation, Vol. 215(8) 3029-3035, December 2009.
. Alrefaei, M. H., Alaa Abu Nahiah, Abeer Abu-Lebda, Danya Khayal. Simulating and Selecting the best Appointment System of an Outpatient Department. In the Proceedings of the Annual International Conference on Operations Research and Statistics, ORS 2011, Penang, Malaysia, pp. 100 105, 2011.
. Mohammad H. Almomani and M. H. Alrefaei. A Three-Stage Procedure for Selecting a Good Enough Simulated System. Journal of Applied Probability and Statistics, Vol. 6(1&2) 13 27, 2012.
. Mohammad H. Almomani, Rosmanjawati Abdul Rahman, Adam Baharum and M. H. Alrefaei. A Selection Approach for Solving the Buffer Allocation Problem. International Journal of the Physical Sciences. Volume 7(3) 713 722, 2012.
. Alrefaei, M. H., and Ali Diabat: A Simulated Annealing with Ranking and Selection for Stochastic Optimization, Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 488 489, 1335 1340, 2012.
. Devica Kannan, Ali Diabat, M. Alrefaei, Kannan Govindan and Geng Yong, A carbon footprint based reverse logistics network design model, , Vol. 67, 7579, October 2012.
. Alrefaei, M. H., Diabat A., Alawneh A., Al-Aomar R., Faisal M . N., Simulated Annealing for Multi Objective Stochastic Optimization. International Journal of Science and Applied Information Technology (IJSAIT), Vol. 2 (2), 18 21, 2013.
. Faisal M. N., M. Alrefaei., Alawneh A., Al-Aomar R. and Diabat A. Supply Chain Performance Improvement by Integrating Sustainability in Supplier Selection for a Steel Producer. In the Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Production and Industrial Engineering CPIE-2013, JALANDHAR, INDIA, pp. 586 591, March 2013.
. Diabat A., Al-Aomar R., M. Alrefaei, Alawneh A., Faisal M. A Framework for Optimizing the Supply Chain Performance of a Steel Producer. In the Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems 04 - 07 July 2013 Angers - France, pp. 554-562, July 2013.
. Al-Aomar R., M. Alrefaei, A. Diabat, M. N. Faisal and A. Alawneh. Using Simulation to Assess the Performance of a Large-scale Supply Chain for a Steel Producer. In the Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Mathematical Methods, Mathematical Models and Simulation in Science and Engineering, Switzerland, 22 24 February, 2014. pp. 156 160, 2014
. Alawneh A., M. Alrefaei, A. Diabat, R. Al-Aomar, and M. N. Faisal. An LP Model for Optimizing a Supply Chain Management System for Steel Company. In the Proceedings of the International Multi Conference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2014 Vol II, 12 14 March 2014, pp. 1162 -1164 , Hong Kong, 2014.
. Abubaker A., Baharum A. and M. Alrefaei, Good solution for multi-objective optimization problem. AIP Proceedings, Vol. 1605, 1147- 1152, 2014.
. Alrefaei, M., Ameen Alawneh and Mansur Hussain. Fuzzy Linear Programming for Supply Chain Management in Steel Industry; Applied Mathematical Sciences Vol. 8(103), pp. 5105 5114, 2014.
. Abubaker A., Baharum A. and M. Alrefaei, Cooling Schedule for Multi-Objective Simulated Annealing Algorithm. AIP Proceedings, Vol. 1613, 55- 61, 2014.
. Alrefaei, M. H., and Ali Diabat. Modelling and Optimization of Outpatient-Appointment Scheduling; RAIRO - Operations Research, Vol. 49 (3), pp. 435450, 2015.
. Abubaker A., Baharum A. and M. Alrefaei, Automatic Clustering Using Multi-objective Particle Swarm and Simulated Annealing. PLoS ONE, Vol. 10(7): e0130995. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0130995, 2015.
. Mohammad H. Almomani and M. H. Alrefaei. Ordinal Optimization with Computing Budget Allocation for Selecting an Optimal Subset. Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 33, No. 02, 1650009 (2016). http://www.worldscientific.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1142/S0217595916500093.
. M. Al-Salem, Ali Diabat, Doraid Dalalah, and Mahmoud Alrefaei. A closed-loop supply chain management problem: Reformulation and piecewise linearization, Journal of Manufacturing System, 40, Part 1, 1 8, 2016.
. Abubaker A., Baharum A. and M. Alrefaei, Multi-Objective Particle Swarm Optimization and Simulated Annealing in Practice, Applied Mathematical Sciences, Vol. 10, 2016, no. 42, 2087 2103.
. M. Al-Salem, M. Almomani, M. Alrefaei, A. Diabat. On the Optimal Computing Budget Allocation Problem for Large Scale Simulation Optimization, Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, Vol. 71, February 2017, 149159.
. Abubaker A., Baharum A. and M. Alrefaei, A pruned Pareto set for multi-objective optimization problems via particle swarm and simulated annealing, International Journal of Operational Research, to appear.
· Math 794: Special Topics in Operations Research (Graduate Level taught at the Math Department JUST)
· CSCI 635, EENG 635: Probability and Stochastic Process (Graduate level taught at the NYiT Middle East Branch of Amman for Computer science and Electrical Engineering Students)
· Math 492: Research on Applied Mathematics.
· Math 475: Optimization Theory
· Math 472: Seminar in Operations Research
· Math 470: Probabilistic Models in Operations Research
· Math 454: Modeling and Simulation
· Math 416: Seminar in Programming and Analysis
· Math 412: Computer Simulation
· Cpe 412: Computer Simulation and Modeling (Taught at the Department of Computer Engineering at JUST)
· Math 371: Linear Programming
· Math 241: Discrete Mathematical Structure (for Computer sciences and computer Engineering majors)
· CIS 491: Graduation Project, Focused (Taught at the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology at JUST)
· Some other teaching activities include
o Math 101, 102, 201 Calculus courses
o Stat 101: Introduction to Statistics (Taught at the Department of Statistics at Yarmouk University)
o Math 125: Finite Mathematics (Taught at the NYiT Middle East Branch)
Last update Monday January 18 ,2006