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Rym A. M'Hallah

  General Information

Name:  Rym A. M'Hallah 
Rank:   Professor 
Tel:    (+965) 2 498 5527 

Academic Credentials:
  • Ph.D. (Industrial Engineering and Operations Research) 1992, Pennsylvania State University, USA.
  • M.Sc. (Industrial Engineering and Operations Research) 1990, Pennsylvania State University, USA.
  • B.Sc. (Industrial Engineering) 1988, Pennsylvania State University, USA.

Research Interests:
  • Integer Programming
  • Scheduling
  • Layout Optimization
  • Optimization Techniques

Selected Publications:

M'Hallah, R., Aboukhamseen, S.
Cross-calibration of categorical variables: An evaluation of the genetic algorithm approach
(2019) Applied Soft Computing Journal, 74, pp. 154-166. 

Ruiz-Torres, A.J., Paletta, G., M’Hallah, R.
Makespan minimisation with sequence-dependent machine deterioration and maintenance events
(2017) International Journal of Production Research, 55 (2), pp. 462-479. 

Laalaoui, Y., M'Hallah, R.
A binary multiple knapsack model for single machine scheduling with machine unavailability
(2016) Computers and Operations Research, 72, pp. 71-82.

M’Hallah, R., Alhajraf, A.
Ant colony systems for the single-machine total weighted earliness tardiness scheduling problem
(2016) Journal of Scheduling, 19 (2), pp. 191-205. 

M'Hallah, R.
Minimizing total earliness and tardiness on a permutation flow shop using VNS and MIP
(2014) Computers and Industrial Engineering, 75 (1), pp. 142-156. 

Polyakovskiy, S., M'Hallah, R.
A multi-agent system for the weighted earliness tardiness parallel machine problem
(2014) Computers and Operations Research, 44, pp. 115-136. 

M'Hallah, R., Al-Roomi, A.H.
The planning and scheduling of operating rooms: A simulation approach
(2014) Computers and Industrial Engineering, 78, pp. 235-248. 

M'Hallah, R., Alkhabbaz, A.
Scheduling of nurses: A case study of a Kuwaiti health care unit
(2013) Operations Research for Health Care, 2 (1-2), pp. 1-19. 

M'Hallah, R., Alkandari, A., Mladenovic, N.
Packing unit spheres into the smallest sphere using VNS and NLP
(2013) Computers and Operations Research, 40 (2), pp. 603-615.

M’Hallah, R., Melloy, B.J.
Impact of prior information on the total cost of an adaptive quality control procedure for a fuzzy quality characteristic
(2012) International Journal of Quality Engineering and Technology, 3 (1), pp. 31-49.

(updated March 2019)