Siti Amirah Abd Rahman

SAMIRAH1 Dr. Siti Amirah Abd Rahman

PhD, The University of New South Wales
MScTech Mathematics, The University of New South Wales
BSc Industrial Mathematics, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

Email: amirahr@usm.my | Room No.: 020 | Phone: 04-6532355

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5388-6381


Overview

Overview:

Amirah joined the School of Mathematical Sciences in 2013. Her current research interests lie in the field of discrete optimisation, metaheuristics and other areas related to optimisation and operations research applied to real world problems.

Selected Publications

  • A Fuzzy Decision Support System for Credit Scoring Rahman, L. Dhamotharan, P. Khoshnevis), Neural Computing and Applications, 2016.
  • An Integrated Fuzzy ANP-QFD Approach for Green Building Assessment (J. Ignatius, A. Rahman, M. Yazdani, J. Saparauskas, S.H. Haron), Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, 2016.  
  • Shortest Path Problem on a Grid Network with Unordered Intermediate Points
  • Freight Train Scheduling on a Single Line Corridor (A. Rahman, G. Froyland), SORIC 2013 Conference Proceedings, 2014.
    

Research Interests

Discrete Optimisation

Metaheuristics

Applications of OR

 

Teaching & Supervision

Teaching

Course Code & Name Session (Semester) Course Description

MAT251

Introduction to

Operations Research

   2017/2018 (02)

2016/2017 (02)

This undergraduate course covers introductory topics in Linear Programming and explores some applications related to network flow problems.

MSG352

Linear & Integer

Programming

2017/2018 (01)

2016/2017 (01)

2014/2015 (02)

2013/2014 (02)

This undergraduate course further delves into Linear Programming and provides an introduction to Integer Programming topics.

MSG456

Mathematical

Programming

2017/2018 (01)

2015/2016 (02)

2014/2015 (02)

This undergraduate course covers topics in Nonlinear Programming and Dynamic Programming.

MGM551

Operations Research

2016/2017 (02)

2013/2014 (02)

This postgraduate course covers introductory topics in Linear Programming and explores some applications related to network flow problems.

Current Supervision

Level Title Status

 

Doctorate

Co-Supervisor: Game Theory Application in Port Industry

Co-Supervisor: Solution of Polynomial Equations using the Homotopy Continuation Method

Ongoing

 

Completed 2015

 

Masters

Main Supervisor: Algorithms for Multi-Criteria Shortest Path Problem with Multiple Checkpoints for Global Path Planning of Unmanned Combat Vehicles

Genetics Algorithm in Auction Models of Service Procurement

Ongoing

 

Ongoing

Research

Research Grants:

  1. 2016–2019
    Fundamental Research Grant Scheme.
    Adaptive Large Neighbourhood Search Heuristic for Pollution Routing in Logistics 
    as principal investigator with co-researcher A.Prof. Dr. Joshua Ignatius (Uni of Warwick & USM) and Dr. Ong Wen Eng (USM). 
    Funded for RM 100,160.

  2. 2014–2016
    Universiti Sains Malaysia Short Term Grant
    A Quality Function Deployment (QFD) Model for Green Building Index (GBI) Evaluation in the Construction Industry
    as principal investigator with co-researcher A.Prof. Dr. Joshua Ignatius (Uni of Warwick & USM). 
    Funded for RM 35,710.
  3. 2017–2019
    Universiti Sains Malaysia Research University Grant
    Multi-Criteria Shortest Path Problems on a Grid Network with Unordered Intermediate Points 
    as co-researcher with principal investigator Dr. Ong Wen Eng (USM). 
    Funded for RM 72,700.
  4. 2017–2019
    Universiti Sains Malaysia Research University Grant
    Quality Function Deployment for Green Building Assessment: A Sentiment Analysis with Clustering Algorithm Approach
    as co-researcher with principal investigator Dr. Syarmila Hany Haron (School of Housing, Building and Planning, USM). 
    Funded for MYR 68,070.

  5. 2014–2015
    Fundamental Research Grant Scheme
    Disaster Relief and Preparedness : Emergency Response Analysis for Humanitarian Logistics: Integrating System Dynamics and Fuzzy Analytic Network Process 
    as co-researcher with principal investigator A.Prof. Dr. Joshua Ignatius (Uni of Warwick & USM). 
    Funded for MYR 59,082.

 

 

 

List of publications:

Published papers:

  1. A Fuzzy Decision Support System for Credit Scoring (J. Ignatius, A. Hatami-Marbini, A. Rahman, L. Dhamotharan, P. Khoshnevis), Neural Computing and Applications, 2016.
  2. An Integrated Fuzzy ANP-QFD Approach for Green Building Assessment (J. Ignatius, A. Rahman, M. Yazdani, J. Saparauskas, S.H. Haron), Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, 2016.
  3. Super Ostrowski Homotopy Continuation Method for Solving Polynomial System of Equa- tions (H. Mohamad Nor, A. Rahman, A.I. Md. Ismail, A. Abdul Majid), MATEMATIKA, 2016.
  4. Solving Polynomial Equations using Modified Super Ostrowski Homotopy Continuation Method (H. Mohamad Nor, A. Rahman, A.I. Md. Ismail, A. Abdul Majid), Journal of Science and Technology, 2015.
  5. Multiobjective Combinatorial Auctions in Transportation Procurement (J. Ignatius, S.M. Hosseini Motlagh, M. Goh, M.M. Sepehri, A. Mustafa, A. Rahman), Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2014.
  6. Numerical Solution of Polynomial Equations using Ostrowski Homotopy Continuation Method (H. Mohamad Nor, A. Rahman, A.I. Md. Ismail, A. Abdul Majid), MATEMATIKA, 2014. 

 

Conference Proceedings:

  1. Shortest Path Problem on a Grid Network with Unordered Intermediate Points (V. Saw, A. Rahman, W.E. Ong), Proceeding of the Asian Mathematical Conference, 2017.
  2. Freight Train Scheduling on a Single Line Corridor (A. Rahman, G. Froyland), SORIC2013 Conference Proceedings, 2014.
  3. Superior Accuracy of Ostrowski Homotopy Continuation Method with Quadratic Bezier Homotopy and Linear Fixed Point Functions for Nonlinear Equations (H. Mohamad Nor, A. Rahman, A.I. Md. Ismail, A. Abdul Majid), ICOQSIA Proceeding, 2014. 

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