M. Affan Badar, PhD is Chair and Professor, Dept. of Industrial Engineering & Engr Mgmt at University of Sharjah (UAE). He is on leave from Indiana State University (USA) where he is Professor and former Chair of the Applied Engr & Technology Mgmt Dept. He received his Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Oklahoma (USA) in 2002, M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KSA) in 1993, and M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering in 1990 and B.Sc. (Hons.) in Mechanical Engineering in 1988 from Aligarh Muslim University (India).