• Professor
Hamid R. Parsaei

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. Industrial Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington
  • M.S. Industrial Engineering, Western Michigan University
  • B.S., National University of Iran, 1978

Research Interests

  • Dr. Hamid R. Parsaei’s teaching and research interests include: Automation and Robotics, Additive Manufacturing, Cellular Manufacturing Systems, Modeling Emergency Evacuation, Engineering Economic Decision Analysis, Project Management, and Engineering Administration.

Awards & Honors

  • Fellow, Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), May 1997
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Houston (May 2007)
  • UPS Excellence Award for Minority in Industrial Engineers, Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), 2006
  • Recipient of the IIE 1993 Wellington Award for outstanding contribution to the field of Engineering Economics.
  • Recipient of the Award of Merit at the Institute's Annual Conference on May 20, 1992, in recognition of outstanding activities and service to the Engineering Economy Division during 1991-1992
  • Listed in Who is Who American Education, 2006
  • Listed in Who is Who in Engineering and Science, 1995
  • Listed in Who is Who in World, 1998
  • Listed in International Who is Who of Professionals, 1999
  • Listed in Who is Who in America, 1999
  • Member of Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society
  • Member of Pi Tau Sigma, Honorary Mechanical Engineering Society
  • Member of Alpha Pi Mu, Industrial Engineering Honor Society
  • Member of Omega Rho, International Operations Research Honor Society
  • Dean's Outstanding Teaching Award, May 1985

Selected Publications

  • “A Novel Approach for Measuring Agility in Manufacturing”, with I. H. Garbie, and H. R. Leep, International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, Vol. 32. No. 2, pp. 95 – 103, 2008.
  • “Measurement of Needed Reconfiguration Level for Manufacturing Firms ”, with I. H. Garbie, and H. R. Leep, International Journal of Agile Systems and Management, Vol. 3, Nos. 1/2, pp. 78 – 92, 2008.
  • “A New Similarity Coefficient Between a new Part and the Exiting Manufacturing Cells”, with I. H. Garbie, and H. R. Leep, International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Vol. 1, No 4, pp. 318-344, 2008