Dr. Ahad Ali is an Associate Professor and Director of Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Master of Science in Industrial Engineering in the A. Leon Linton Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Lawrence Technological University, Michigan, USA. Dr. Ali is Director of Smart Manufacturing and Lean Systems Research Group. He earned B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Khulna University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh, Masters in Systems and Engineering Management from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. Ali is the Executive Director of IEOM Society and Conference Chair of the Sixth International Conference on Industrial Engineering and operations Management, Kuala Lumpur 2016. He advised six doctorate students in Doctor of Engineering in Manufacturing Systems. Dr. Ali has published journal and conference papers. He was past President of IIE Lean Division. Dr Ali has done research projects with Chrysler, Ford, DTE Energy, Delphi Automotive System, GE Medical Systems, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, International Truck and Engine Corporation (ITEC), National/Panasonic Electronics, and Rockwell Automation. His research interests include quality, reliability, six sigma, manufacturing, simulation, optimization, scheduling, maintenance, e-manufacturing, lean, CAE and GD&T and. He is one of founding members of IEOM Society and IEOM Conference. Dr. Ali has also initiated a successful IEOM Global Engineering Education where many diverse academia and industry practitioners have participated. He is a member of ASEE, IEEE, IEOM, IIE, INFORMS, and SME.
IEOM Society promotes and encourages critical thinking in the field of Industrial Engineering (IE) and Operations Management (OM), provides means to communicate and network among people enthused with similar interests through association services, conferences, seminars, workshops, student chapters, professional chapters, journals and certification across the globe, and illustrative research publications to disseminate the earned knowledge and experience.
IEOM Society has become a premier international platform and forum for academics, researchers, scientists and practitioners to exchange ideas and provide insights into the latest developments and advancements in the fields of Industrial Engineering and Operations Management. IEOM Society has successfully organized international conferences including Bangladesh (2010), Malaysia (2011), Turkey (2012), Indonesia (2014), UAE (2015), USA-Orlando (2015) and Malaysia (2016). Two IEOM symposiums are organized in Bangladesh n 2016. Some of the upcoming IEOM symposiums are IEOM Bogota 2016, IEOM China 2016, IEOM UK 2017 and IEOM Korea 2017. IEOM Society has 25 student chapters and 5 professional chapters. Currently, there are 300 student members and 200 professional members.
IEOM Society International is a non-profit organization and registered with the State of Michigan, USA. IRS tax exemption status is under pending.