Said Salhi is Professor of Management Science and Operational Research at Kent Business School (UK) and former Head of the Management Science research group (April 2008 - May 2017). Said is the Director of the Centre for Logistics and Heuristic Optimisation (CLHO) which he established. He also developed the MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management for which he originally acted as its Director of Studies.
Said's new book 'Heuristic Search: The Emerging Science of Problem Solving'(2017) is available from: www.springer.com/gb/book/9783319493541.
Prior to his appointment at Kent in 2005, Said was at the University of Birmingham in the School of Mathematics for 15 years where in the latter years he acted as the Head of the Management Mathematics Group. He obtained his BSc in Mathematics at Algiers's University, MSc and PhD in OR at Southampton (Institute of Mathematics) and Lancaster (School of Management) respectively.
Said has edited 6 special journal issues, chaired the European Working Group in Location Analysis in 1996 and recently the International Symposium on Combinatorial Optimisation (CO2016) in Kent, 1-3 September 2016.
Said has published over 100 papers in academic journals (excluding edited proceedings and book chapters), his H-index is 26 from Scopus and 38 from Google Scholar and his RG score is 36.16 (higher than 92.5% of Research Gate members). The number of his citations is over 2,700 in Scopus and in Google Scholar this number exceeds 5700.
Said has a rich experience in PhD supervision with 25 PhD students successfully completed coming from various cultures, religion, colour, age and genders.
Said's recent grants as Principle Investigator is for a 30 month KTP with Priority Freight (September 2015-March 2018), and as Lead Researcher for a 30 months KTP with Parker Steel (November 2016-April 2019).
Said is a fellow of the OR Society (FORS), the IMA (FIMA) and CILT (FCILT), an executive member of the NATCOR, a member of COPIOR, Informs, EWGLA and ISOLDE. He is also an Associate Editor of the IMA Journal of Management Mathematics (since 2004) and sits on several other editorial boards.
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Professor Salhi's research interests include:
- Heuristic optimisation (design of constructive and multi-level heuristics, simulated annealing, tabu search, genetic algorithm, ant systems, variable neighbourhood, threshold accepting, neural network) and their implementation in practice (management, finance, engineering, environment, medicine).
- Distribution management (vehicle routing, location, transportation, their variants)
- Real-time scheduling and GIS
- Integration of heuristic and exact methods
- Robust optimisation
Professor Salhi convenes and teaches the following:
- Introduction to Linear Programming and its Applications (Undergraduate - CB668)
- Logistics and Supply Chain Management (MSc - CB996)
- Warehousing and Transportation Management (MSc - CB9058)
Professor Salhi also contributes to Contemporary Topics in Logistic and Supply Chain Management (MSc - CB802), Business Modelling (MBA - CB9035), MSc dissertation (CB9057).back to top
Said is a fellow of the OR Society, a member of COPIOR, the IMA and CILT and Associate Editor of the IMA Journal of Management Mathematics.
- Norfaieqah Ahmad: The Integration of Vehicle Load in Heuristic Search for Environmental Routing Problems (Malaysian Government, 1st supervisor, Sept 2013)
- Angus Furneaux: Intelligent Optimization for Sustainable Green Supply Chain and Transport Logistics Management Systems
- Jeeu Fong Sze: An Investigation into a Class of Real-time Routing Problems
- Becky Callaghan: An Investigation into Exact Methods for the Continuous P-Centre Problem
- Naveed Wassan: Meta-Heuristics for the Multiple Trip Vehicle Routing Problem with Backhauls
- Abdalla Elshaikh: P-Center Location Problem in the Continuous Space (Lybian Government, 1st supervisor, submitted)
- Ifelere Baale: Portfolio Optimisation (Private, 1st supervisor)
- Chandra Ade Irawan: Aggregation Technique in a Class of Location Problems (Indonesian Government, 1st supervisor)
- Nurul Huda Mohamed (2012): Hybridisation of Heuristics and Exact Methods for Split delivery Vehicle Routing Problem [Malaysian Government] (2nd supervisor: Dr Gabor Nagy)
- Abdullah Alharbi (2010): Combining Heuristic and Exact Approach for the Vertex P-Centre Problem and Other Related Location Problems (2nd supervisor: Dr Paola Scaparra)
- Shaikh Arifusalam (2010): The Maximum capture problem: Models solution Approaches
- Mutaz Hajarat (2010): Heuristics for the fleet size and mix vehicle routing problem with backhauls (with Dr Niaz Wassan)
- Martino Luis (2008): Metaheuritics for the Capacitated Multi-source Weber Problem [Indonesian Government] with Dr Gabor Nagy
- Arif Imran (2008): An Adaptation of Meta-Heuristics for the Single and the Multiple Depots Heterogenous Fleet Routing Problems [Indonesian Government] with Dr Niaz Wassan
- A. Shuib (2007): The Multi Level and Threshold-Based Heuristics for the Vehicle Routing Problem with Time Windows [Malaysian Government]
- Claudia Reyles-Montrel (2005): Integrating time-tabling and room-allocation: An application to the case of Birmingham University; [Private] (M.Phil)
- Robert Smithie (09/2000-09/2004): Embedding Genetic Algorithms with Artificial Neural Network: Application to Colorectal Cancer Recurrence; [EPSRC] with Nat Queen.
- Abdelrahman Al-Kedhairi (05/2000-08/2004): Integrating exact methods and variable neighbourhood search for the p-centre problem [Saudi Government].
- Zaitul Marlizawati (09/2000-07/2004): The Capacitated Continuous Location-Allocation Problem using constructive and tabu search; [Malaysian Government].
- Samuel K Amponsah (01/2000-09/2003): The investigation of a class of capacitated arc routing: The collection of Garbage in developing countries; [Government of Ghana].
- Robert H Currie (12/1999-12/2002): Full load transport scheduling with multiple depots and time windows: exact and heuristic approaches; [Case Studentship-EPSRC/RMC].
- M. M. Mwembeshi (1999-2003): Soft computing for modelling and control of pH in reactor [ORS/School of Chemical Engineering, first supervisor Dr Chris Kent]
- T.Lee (1999): Real time optimisation for road stone production (MPhil) [RMC Ltd]
- Anne C Wade (10/1998-05/2002): Constructive heuristics and Ant colony optimisation for a class of VRP with backhauling; [EPSRC].
- Danil Gamal (10/1997-05/2001): Constructive and GA based heuristics for the location-allocation problem on continuous space; [Indonesian Government].
- Russel Petch (10/1997-03/2001): Constructive and population based heuristics for the vehicle routing problem with multi-trips; [School].
- Steve Welch (10/1994-07/1999): The Obnoxious Facility Location Problem; [EPSRC].
- Charlie James (10/1995-05/1999): Location of protection devices on tree network with arc dependency: application to electrical tree networks; [School].
- Samresh Khan (1997): Heuristic search methods for the vehicle routing problem with time windows; [School] (M.Phil).
- Mark Agar (10/1994-11/1997): Lagrangian heuristic/genetic algorithms for a variety of capacitated location problems; [School/EPSRC].
- Gabor Nagy (10/1993-08/1996): Nested heuristic approaches for the combined location routing problem; [ORS grant/School]
- Paul Thomas (10/1993-07/1996): Project management with limited resources; [EPSRC]
- Craig Robertson (1992): The location of safety devices on the West Midlands Electrical network [Midland Electricity Board]; (MSc by Research)