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working in the finance and economy
easy to read, and each chapter starts
sectors and industrial engineering.
with an introduction and ends with
Dr. Malakooti, an IEEE, Institute
a summary and a well-selected list
of Industrial Engineers, and SME Felof references. Also, traditional applilow, is a very well-known researcher
cation problems in systems engiand the author of outstanding paneering, industrial engineering, and
pers in the areas of
operations research
complex deci sion
are formulated and
making, optimizasolved using unique
Traditional
t ion , pr o duc t ion ,
MCDM approaches.
application
and manufacturing.
For each example
problems are
He designed intelproblem, a sample
formulated and
ligent protocols for
spreadsheet is proNASA's space-based
vided to make the
solved using
networks [1]-[5] and
use of methods easy
unique MCDM
consulted with nufor all students and
approaches.
merous industries
practitioners. Therea nd cor porations,
fore, I strongly recincluding Genera l
ommend this book
Electric, Parker Hannifin, and BFGonot only to specialists in systems
odrich. In 1997, he was named Engiengineering, operations research,
neer of the Year as well as Technical
production systems, and MCDM but
Educator of the Year by the Clevealso to undergraduate and graduate
land National Engineering Week
students in electrical and systems
Committee [6].
engineering as well as practitioners

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pp. 1303-1321, 2014.
[2] Z. Guo, S. Malakooti, S. Sheikh, C. Al-Najjar, and B.
Malakooti, "Multi-objective proactive routing in MANET
with delay, energy, and link lifetime predictions," Int. J.
Commun. Syst., 2011, to be published.
[3] Z. Gou, S. Sheikh, C. Al-Najjar, H. Hyun, and B. Malakooti, "Mobile ad hoc network proactive routing with
delay prediction and energy using neural network,"
Wireless Netw., 2011, to be published.
[4] B. Malakooti and J. E. Al-alwani, "Quasi-convex
utility functions for solving interactive multi-objective
linear programming," Comput. Oper. Res., vol. 29, pp.
2003-2021, 2002.
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