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Ali Emrouznejad

Dr, Professor and Chair in Business Analytics

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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 ( in DEA has internationally recognised as a main source for DEA users.

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    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:

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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, In : Transportation Letters.

    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, In : International Review of Economics & Finance. 61, p. 52-68 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    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, In : Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review. 130, p. 161-183 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    road construction
    Road construction
    Data envelopment analysis
    data analysis

    Allocating the fixed cost: an approach based on data envelopment analysis and cooperative game

    Li, Y., Li, F., Emrouznejad, A., Liang, L. & Xie, Q., 15 Mar 2019, In : Annals of Operations Research. 274, 1-2, p. 373–394 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    Cooperative game
    Fixed costs
    Data envelopment analysis
    Management research
    Cost allocation


    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

    OR55 annual conference

    Ali Emrouznejad (Speaker)
    3 Sep 20135 Sep 2013

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Socio-economic planning science (Journal)

    Ali Emrouznejad (Editor)
    2013 → …

    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

    Annals of Operations Research (Journal)

    Ali Emrouznejad (Editor)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    IMA Journal of Mathematics Management (Journal)

    Ali Emrouznejad (Guest editor)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity