Dr. Shahed Mahmud

ড. শাহেদ মাহমুদ

Associate Professor

  •  Room No:  316, East side, administrative building
  •  Phone:   880-1331555217
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Dr. Shahed currently holds the position of Associate Professor in the Dept. of Industrial & Production Engineering (IPE) at Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology (RUET). He has been additionally working as a Course Coordinator of the same department since 2023. He earned his PhD in Systems Engineering from the University of New South Wales (Globally ranked 19 according to QS World University Rankings 2024), Australia, in 2023. Furthermore, he completed his MSc and BSc degrees in IPE at RUET.

His primary research interests center around modeling and optimizing supply chain scheduling, production scheduling, risk modeling, sustainment, and workforce optimization. During his doctoral studies, he achieved publications in prestigious journals such as Applied Soft Computing, Knowledge-based Systems, and the Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing. External expert recognized his PhD thesis as outstanding and recommended it for the Dean's award. Dr. Mahmud also actively serves as a reviewer for numerous esteemed journals, including the International Journal of Production Research (IJPR) and Neurocomputing.

Dr. Mahmud has also gained valuable experience as a Casual Academic at UNSW, Australia. Additionally, he worked as a Research Assistant (RA) with the Capability Systems Centre at UNSW, where he contributed to the development and optimization of adaptive supply chain scheduling with a focus on workforce skills.

Field of Research
  •  Manufacturing Systems Modeling and Optimization
  •  Operations Management
  •  Operations Research
  •  Swarm and Evolutionary Algorithms
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  •  First Joined: 03rd Feb, 2013
  •      Dept. of Industrial & Production Engineering



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Conference Papers
SL Authors Title Publisher Details Publication Year Type
1 Mahmud, S., Abbasi, A., Chakrabortty, R. K., & Ryan, M. J. A self-adaptive hyper-heuristic based multi-objective optimisation approach for integrated supply chain scheduling problems Knowledge-Based Systems, 251, 109190 2022 Journal
2 Mahmud, S., Chakrabortty, R. K., Abbasi, A., & Ryan, M. J. Swarm intelligent based metaheuristics for a bi-objective flexible job shop integrated supply chain scheduling problems Applied Soft Computing, 121, 108794 2022 Journal
3 Mahmud, S., Chakrabortty, R. K., Abbasi, A., & Ryan, M. J Switching strategy-based hybrid evolutionary algorithms for job shop scheduling problems Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, 33(7), 1939-1966 2022 Journal
4 Mahmud, S., Abbasi, A., Chakrabortty, R. K., & Ryan, M. J Multi-operator communication based differential evolution with sequential Tabu Search approach for job shop scheduling problems Applied soft computing, 108, 107470 2021 Journal
5 Ahmed, T., Mollick, N., Mahmud, S., & Ahmad, T. Analysis of effects of machining parameters on cutting force components in turning AISI 201 stainless steel using cemented carbide cutting tool insert Materials Today: Proceedings, 42, 832-837 2021 Journal
6 Ahmed, T., Al Rafi, F., & Mahmud, S. A Comparative Analysis of Different Algorithms for Optimizing Cutting Force Components in Turning Stainless Steel International Conference on Energy, Materials Sciences & Mechanical Engineering (pp. 1255-1264). Singapore: Springer Nature Singapore 2020 Book Chapter
7 Zahan, N., Islam, F., & Mahmud, S. Improvement of the student-teacher learning interface with selecting and designing a teaching method International Journal of Research in Industrial Engineering, 9(3), 247-259 2020 Journal
8 Mahmud, S., Hossain, M. S., & Hossain, M. M. Application of multi-objective genetic algorithm to aggregate production planning in a possibilistic environment International journal of industrial and systems engineering, 30(1), 40-59 2018 Journal
9 Hossain, M. S., Mahmud, S., & Hossain, M. M. Fuzzy multi-objective linear programming for project management decision under uncertain environment with ahp based weighted average method Journal of Optimization in Industrial Engineering, 9(20), 53-60 2016 Journal
10 Mahmud, S., Rahman, M., Hasan, M., & Hossain, M. Minimizing the bullwhip effect in a single product multistage supply chain using genetic algorithm Uncertain Supply Chain Management, 4(2), 137-146 2016 Journal
11 Mahmud, S., Rayhan, D. S. A., & Ahamed, T. Facility location selection for seasonal product: a case study for new business and a comparative study of AHP and ANP International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research, 5(5), 239-245 2016 Journal
12 Mahmud, S., Islam, M. A., Rana, M. S., & Hossain, M. M. Optimization of drilling parameters using taguchi-based grey relational analysis and full factorial analysis journal of machining and forming technologies, 7(3/4), 157 2015 Journal
13 Mahmud, S., Rakib, M. G., Rahman, M. I., & Hossain, M. M. Present Scenario and Possible Scope of Film Industry: a Case Study on Bangladeshi Film (Dhallywood) International Conference on Mechanical, Industrial and Materials Engineering 2015 (ICMIME2015) 2015 Conference
14 Chakrabortty, R. K., Mahmud, S., Nuruzzaman, M., Islam, M. R., & Hossain, M. M. Selection of Potential Suppliers through Different Multi-Criteria Decision Making Techniques International Conference on Mechanical, Industrial and Energy Engineering (pp. 1-6) 2012 Conference
  •  Course Coordinator (Dept. of IPE)
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