Industrial Engineering

Faculty

Ali K. Kamrani
Ali K. Kamrani, Ph.D., P.E.
Associate Professor, Founding Director of Design and Free Form Fabrication Laboratory and Undergraduate Academic Advisor
Office Location: E206 Engineering Bldg 2, or E311 Engineering Building 2 (Design and Free Form Fabrication Laboratory)
Phone: 713-743-4192   |   Fax: 713-743-4190
Email: akamrani [at] uh [dot] edu

Education: 

Ph.D., University of Louisville, Department of Industrial Engineering, 1991
M.Eng., University of Louisville, Department of Engineering Mathematics and Computer Science, 1987
M.Eng., University of Louisville, Department of Electrical Engineering, 1985
B.S., University of Louisville, Department of Electrical Engineering, 1984
Diploma, Alborz High School, Science and Mathematics, 1977

Courses Taught: 

Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing (Undergraduate)
Manufacturing Processes (Undergraduate)
Computer Aided Manufacturing (Graduate)
Robotics Systems Design (Graduate)
Integrated Product Design (Graduate)
Systems Engineering and Modeling (Graduate)
Simulation Modeling and Analysis (Graduate)
Modern Manufacturing Systems (Graduate)
Industrial Control Systems (Graduate)

Research Interests: 

  • Systems Engineering
  • Collaborative Engineering
  • Factory Automation and Robotics
  • Product Design Life Cycle
  • Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing
  • Advanced Manufacturing Systems
  • Simulation and Mathematical Modeling

Current Research Projects: 

Advanced Life Support Design Integration and Testing, NASA Faculty Fellowship Program, 2004.

"Tumor Deformation Geometry Modeling," GEAR, University of Houston Research Office.

"Geographical Information Systems-Based Model for Intelligent Traffic Simulation Model," Houston InfoComm Technology Center.

Awards & Honors: 

Outstanding Young Engineer Alumni, College of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Louisville, 1995.
Chancellor Award, External Grants and Funding, The University of Michigan-Dearborn, 1995.
Chancellor Award, External Grants and Funding, The University of Michigan-Dearborn, 2000.
Contribution Award, 6th Biannual World Automation Congress, Seville, Spain, July 2004.

Selected Publications

  • Ricardo Gonzales and Ali K. Kamrani, "Data Mining: A Survey of Methods and Techniques," International Journal of Science and Technology

    , 2003.
  • Ali K. Kamrani and Ricardo Gonzalez, "Product Design for Modularity: A Genetic Algorithm Based Solution Methodology," Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, (14), 599-616

    , 2003.
  • C. Chandra and Ali K. Kamrani, "Knowledge Management for Consumer-Focused Product Design," Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, (14) 775-580

    , 2003.
  • Ali K. Kamrani and H. Weibe, "A Stochastic Analysis of Robots Performance," International Journal of Design and Manufacturing Automation, Special issue on Simulation Application in Manufacturing and Service Industries, November

    , 2001.
  • Ali K. Kamrani and R. Wong, "A Genetic Algorithm Methodology for Data Mining and Intelligent Knowledge Acquisition," Computers and Industrial Engineering: An International Journal, (40), 361-377

    , 2001.

Books / Book Chapters

  • Ali K. Kamrani, Supply Chain Management: An Information Based Approach, Kluwer Academic Publishing

    , 2004.
  • Ali K. Kamrani, "Group Technology Fundamentals and Manufacturing Applications," Manufacturing Engineering Handbook, Hwaiyu Geng (Editor), McGraw Hill

    , 2004.
  • C. Chandra and Ali K. Kamrani, "Knowledge Management for Consumer-Focused Product Design," Mass Customization: A Supply Chain Approach, Kluwer Academic Publishing, Ali K. Kamrani and C. Chanrda (Editors)

    , 2004.
  • Ali K. Kamrani and S. Salieah, "A Decomposition Methodology for Un-Coupled Modular Product Design," Mass Customization: A Supply Chain Approach, Kluwer Academic Publishing, Ali K. Kamrani and C. Chanrda (Editors)

    , 2004.
  • Ali K. Kamrani, Product Design for Modularity 1st edition, 2000, and 2nd Edition, Kluwer Academic Publishing

    , 2001.
  • Ali K. Kamrani, Direct Engineering: Toward Intelligent Manufacturing, Kluwer Academic Publishing

    , 1998.

Patents

  • "Method for Designing and Purchasing a Product", with Peter Sferro, Robert Humphrey and Allen Clark, jointly submitted with Ford Motor Company

    , 2000.