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Department of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering

Nabil Nehme

Research interests

Prior to joining LAU, Dr. Nabil Nehme served as a Lecturer in Suliman Olayan School of Business and in the Engineering Management Program at the American University of Beirut. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Engineering with emphasis on Operations Research and Transportation Systems.
Dr. Nehme has professional industry experience in projects control, risks management and feasibility studies. He acted as an expert consultant and as an associate risk manager for several mega-projects in the Middle East, North Africa and Arabia Gulf countries handling a portfolio of more than 4 billion USD. In addition, Dr. Nehme has previous experience in the negotiation, installation and maintenance of factories.
Academically, Dr. Nehme has authored and co-authored several journal publications and conference proceedings related to strategic investment and expansion in mega operation facilities, game theory (Bargaining) and operations management. He chaired several international conference sessions related to Operations Research, Financial Modeling and Product Development in USA and China. He is a member of the Institute of Operations Research and Management Science.
Dr. Nehme’s research interests are in the area of Large Scale Optimization, Linear and Integer Programming, Simulation, and Game Theory. Applications to his research are related to Mega- Facilities and Ports Operations, Manufacturing Scheduling, Game Theory at the Operational and Strategic Levels, Portfolio Optimization and Risk Management, Financial Operations and Investments Management, Optimal Information Exchange, and Bargaining Problem

Selected publications

  1. Nehme, N.; Awad, M.; Kaysi, A.I..“ An Epsilon Bargaining Game Theoretic Formulation between Carrier and Container Terminal’s Operator for Servicing Vessels during Transshipment Operations”, Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol. 20, Issue 3, pp.270-281, 2016.
  2. Kaysi, A.I; Nehme, N.. “Optimal Investment Strategy in a Container Terminal: Game Theoric Approach”, Maritime Economics & Logistics, Vol. 18, Issue 3, pp.250-263, 2016.
  3. Yassine, A.; Maddah, B.; Nehme, N.. “Optimal Information Exchange Policies in Integrated Product Development”, IIE Transactions, Vol. 44, Issue 12, pp. 1249-1262, 2013.
  4. Kaysi, A.I; Nehme, N.. “Optimal Investment Strategy in a Container Terminal: Game Theory Approach”, (Refereed) Proceedings of the 13th World Conference on Transport Research, Brazil, 2013.
  5. Kaysi, A.I; Maddah, B. ; Nehme, N.; Mneimneh, F.. “An Integrated Model for Resource Allocation and Scheduling in a Transshipment Container Terminal”, Transportation Letters: The International Journal of Transportation Research, Vol. 4, pp. 143-152, 2012.
  6. Nehme, N.; Awad, M..“A Pseudo Bargaining Formulation for Servicing Vessels during Transshipment Operations”, Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Information & Knowledge Engineering, IKE 2010, USA,  pp. 231-237,  2010.

Professional Memberships

Member of the Institute of Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS).

Academic Degrees

Ph.D., Operations Research and Transportation Systems, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, 2012
M.E., Industrial Engineering, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, 2007
B.E., Mechanical Engineering, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, 2004


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