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Ali Emrouznejad is a Professor and Chair in Business Analytics at Aston Business School, UK. His areas of research interest include performance measurement and management, efficiency and productivity analysis as well as data mining. He holds an MSc in applied mathematics and received his PhD in operational research and systems from Warwick Business School, UK. Having got PhD in the area of DEA, in 1998, he has joined to the development team of Performance Indicators (PI) in Higher Education (HE) at HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council for England). The PI in HE has widely published and it is now annual publication of HESA (Higher Education Statistical Agency). He has also collaborated on research project titled “assessing cost efficiencies in higher education” funded by the Department for Education and Skills (DfES). His most research project is on “Analysis of efficiencies and productivity evolution in manufacturing industries with CO2 emissions” funded by Royal Academy of Engineering.

Dr Emrouznejad is Editor of (1) Annals of Operations Research, (2) Associate Editor of RAIOR-Operations Research, (3) Associate Editor of Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, (4) Associate Editor of IMA journal of Management Mathematics, and (5) Senior Editor of Data Envelopment Analysis journal.

He is also member of editorial boards or guest editor in several other scientific journals including Journal of Operations Research Society, Euro Journal of Decision Process, Journal of Medical Systems and International Journal of Energy Management Sector.

He has published over 100 articles in top ranked journals such as European Journal of Operational Research, OMEGA, Computers and Operations Research, RAIRO-Operations Research, Journal of Operational Research Society, Information and Management, International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Expert Systems with Applications, International Transactions in Operational Research, International Journal of Production Research, Computers and Industrial Engineering, International Journal of Operations Research, International Journal of Approximate Reasoning, Knowledge-Based Systems, Soft computing, International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Information Sciences, Expert Systems, Applied Mathematics and Computation, Applied Mathematical Modelling, International Journal of Financial Service Management, Journal of Global Information Management, Assembly Automation, Applied Economics Letters, Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Journal of Environmental Technology and Management Energy, Energy policy, Journal of Medical Systems and many more.

Dr Emrouznejad is author / editor of several books including (1) “Applied Operational Research with SAS” (CRC Taylor & Francis), (2) “Big Data Optimization” (Springer), (3) “Performance Measurement with Fuzzy Data Envelopment Analysis” (Springer), (4) “Managing Service Productivity” (Springer), and (5) “Handbook of Research on Strategic Performance Management and Measurement” (IGI Global).

He is a member of the Operational Research Society of UK (since 1993), secretary of Midland Operational Research Society (2004-2012), and Co-founder of Performance Improvement Management Software (DEA-PIMsoft). Further to this Ali's website (www.DEAzone.com) in DEA has internationally recognised as a main source for DEA users.

For further details please see http://www.DEAzone.com & http://www.emrouznejad.com/

Research Interests

Data Envelopment Analysis
• Performance Management
• Data Mining
• Statistical software

Teaching Activity

  • Data Mining and Web Analytics

  • Big data
  • Research Methods III (PhD students)

  • Operational Research Techniques II (UG students)

  • Operational Research Methods  (MSc students)

  • Data Mining for Managerial Decision Making  (MSc students)

  • Market Analytics (MSc students)

  • Business Intelligence


  • Ph.D in Operational Research and systems, Warwick Business School, UK
  • PGC in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Coventry University, UK
  • M.Sc in Mathematics, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran
  • B.Sc in Applied Mathematics, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran

Contact Details

Room: ABS267 Website: www.Emrouznejad.com

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Research Output 2002 2019

A binary particle swarm optimization algorithm for ship routing and scheduling of liquefied natural gas transportation

Karbassi Yazdi, A., Kaviani, M. A., Emrouznejad, A. & Sahebi, H., 26 Feb 2019

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Natural gas transportation
natural gas
Liquefied natural gas
Particle swarm optimization (PSO)

A dynamic network DEA model for accounting and financial indicators: A case of efficiency in MENA banking

Wanke, P., Abul Kalam Azad, M., Emrouznejad, A. & Antunes, J., 1 May 2019, 61, p. 52-68 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

DEA model
Network dynamics
Middle East and North Africa
Financial indicators

A hybrid egalitarian bargaining game-DEA and sustainable network design approach for evaluating, selecting and scheduling urban road construction projects

Mahmoudi, R., Shetab-Boushehri, S. N., Hejazi, S. R., Emrouznejad, A. & Rajabi, P., 1 Oct 2019, 130, p. 161-183 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

road construction
Road construction
Data envelopment analysis
data analysis

Comprehensive performance evaluation of banking branches: A three-stage slacks-based measure (SBM) data envelopment analysis

Mahmoudabadi, M. Z. & Emrouznejad, A., 13 Aug 2019, 64, p. 359-376 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Performance evaluation
Branch banking
Slacks-based measure
Data envelopment analysis
Banking industry


Better queue management in a busy public hospital of a developing country without appointment system : an application using data envelopment analysis

Author: Safdar, K., 23 Jun 2016

Supervisor: Dey, P. K. (Supervisor) & Emrouznejad, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


Efficiency and productivity analysis of global not-for-profit microfinance institutions: data envelopment analysis approach

Author: Widiarto, I., 20 Jun 2017

Supervisor: Emrouznejad, A. (Supervisor) & Anastasakis, L. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


Evaluating productive efficiency: comparative study of commercial banks in Gulf countries

Author: Anouze, A., 2010

Supervisor: Emrouznejad, A. (Supervisor) & Thanassoulis, E. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


Indirect ties in knowledge networks: a social network analysis with ordered weighted averaging operators

Author: Marra, M., 2 Mar 2015

Supervisor: Emrouznejad, A. (Supervisor) & Edwards, J. S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


Knowledge management applied to enterprise risk management

Author: Rodriguez, E., Sep 2010

Supervisor: Emrouznejad, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


Activities 2004 2013

  • 16 Editorial activity
  • 5 Participation in conference
  • 2 Visiting an external academic institution

Socio-economic planning science (Journal)

Ali Emrouznejad (Editor)
2013 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

OR55 annual conference

Ali Emrouznejad (Speaker)
3 Sep 20135 Sep 2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Annals of Operations Research (Journal)

Ali Emrouznejad (Editor)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

EURO Journal on Decision Processes (Journal)

Ali Emrouznejad (Editorial board member)
2012 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

IMA Journal of Mathematics Management (Journal)

Ali Emrouznejad (Editor)
2011 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity