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Ghaith Rabadi

  • Ghaith Rabadi
  • Associate Professor
  • Engineering Management & Systems Engineering
  • 241f Kaufman Hall
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4918
  • grabadi@odu.edu
  • Education

    University of Central Florida, 1999
    Major: Industrial Engineering
    Degree: Ph. D.
    University of Central Florida, 1996
    Major: Industrial Engineering
    Degree: M.S.
    University of Jordan, 1992
    Major: Industrial Engineering
    Degree: B.S.
  • Research Interests

    Scheduling, Supply Chain, Simulation Modeling and Analysis, Metaheuristics
  • Expertise

    Computer Science
    Discrete-event Simulation Modeling; Scheduling; Applied Optimization; Simulation of Space Launch Vehicle Operations (worked with NASA on several projects); Supply Chain Management
    Engineering
    Discrete-event Simulation Modeling; Scheduling; Applied Optimization; Simulation of Space Launch Vehicle Operations (worked with NASA on several projects); Supply Chain Management
  • NASA/ASEE Faculty Fellowship in 2003, NASA Langley
  • Nominated for the Best Research Presentation Competition , NASA/ASEE Faculty Fellowship Program in 2003
  • SCHEV Outstanding Faculty “Teaching with Technology” award in 2006, Chair of the Engineering Management Department and Systems Engineering
  • 2008: Fulbright Specialist Program Award , COUNCIL FOR INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE OF SCHOLARS
  • 2007: NASA Board Action Invention Award , NASA
  • 2006: NASA Software Invention Award , NASA
  • 2004: Nominated by the Institute of Industrial Engineers for New Faces in Engineering, National Engineers Week in 2004
  • 1998: Honeywell Leadership Scholarship
  • 1996: IIE Graduate Research Award in 1996, University of Central Florida
  • 1996: Lucent Technologies Industrial Fellowship, Ph.D. program, Lucent Technologies Industrial Fellowship
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Integrated Modeling and Optimization Approaches for Airport Terminal Area Management
    Sponsoring Organization: Qatar Foundation
    Date: November 1, 2010 - November 1, 2012
    Awarding Organization: Other
    Investigators:Rabadi, G.
    ROBUST ANALYTICS FOR VOLUNTEER PLANNING AND SCHEDULING
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF
    Date: April 1, 2010 - April 1, 2012
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Rabadi, G.; Handy, F.
    Deployment and Evaluation of a Customized Project Management Development Program for the US Army Core of Engineers-Norfolk District
    Sponsoring Organization: US Army Core of Engineers
    Date: January, 2010 - June, 2010
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Landaeta, R.; Rabadi, G.; Bowling, S. R.; Daniels, C.; Pazos-Lago, M.; Watson, G. S.
    5. Design of a Customized Project Management Development Program for the US Army Core of Engineers-Norfolk District (USACE-NAO) (Phase II).
    Sponsoring Organization: US Army Corps of Engineers
    Date: April 1, 2009 - May 1, 2010
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Landaeta, R.; Watson, G. S.; Daniels, C.; Parsons, V.; Bowling, S. R.; Pazos-Lago, M.; Rabadi, G.
    Database Development for STIHL's Guide Bar Facility
    Sponsoring Organization: STIHL Inc
    Date: October, 2009 - December, 2009
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Rabadi, G.
    The Development of Modeling and Simulation Engineering Courses in Support of Modeling and Simulation Graduate Program
    Sponsoring Organization: Boeing
    Date: January, 2009 - December, 2009
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Rabadi, G.; Kady, R.; Bowling, S. R.; Robertson, J.; Mielke, R. R.
    Process Modeling and Scheduling at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding
    Sponsoring Organization: Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding
    Date: November 17, 2008 - June 15, 2009
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Rabadi, G.; Bowling, S. R.
    System-of-Systems Engineering Modeling and Analysis for the Secure Border Initiative (SBI) – Phase II
    Sponsoring Organization: MITRE Corporation (funded by the Department of Homeland Security)
    Date: September 1, 2007 - March 1, 2008
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Bowling, S. R.; Rabadi, G.; Keating, C. B.; Landaeta, R.; Earnest, D. C.; Unal, R.
    System-of-Systems Engineering Modeling & Analysis for SB Initiative
    Sponsoring Organization: MITRE Corporation
    Date: June 1, 2007 - October 1, 2007
    Investigators:Unal, R.; Rabadi, G.; Keating, C. B.; Bowling, S. R.; Landaeta, R.; Earnest, D. C.
    System-of-Systems Engineering Modeling and Analysis for the Secure Border Initiative (SBI)
    Sponsoring Organization: MITRE Corporation (funded by the Department of Homeland Security)
    Date: June 1, 2007 - September 1, 2007
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Bowling, S. R.; Rabadi, G.; Keating, C. B.; Landaeta, R.; Earnest, D. C.; Unal, R.
    System-of-Systems Engineering Analysis for the Secure Border Initiative (SBI)
    Sponsoring Organization: MITRE Corporation funded by the Department of Homeland Security
    Date: March, 2006 - March, 2007
    Investigators:Rabadi, G.; Keating, C. B.; Sousa-Poza, A.; Bowling, S. R.
    A Throughput Simulation of VPA’s Norfolk International Terminals: A Security Risk Analysis
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Port Authority
    Date: 2005 - 2006
    Investigators:Talley, W. K.; Pinto, C. A.; Rabadi, G.
    Security Risk Analysis of Norfolk International Terminal (NIT)
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Port Authority
    Date: October, 2005 - September, 2006
    Investigators:Rabadi, G.; Pinto, C. A.; Talley, W. K.
    The Department of Homeland Security Border System-of-Systems Engineering Analysis
    Sponsoring Organization: Department of Homeland Security through NAVAIR
    Date: October, 2005 - March, 2006
    Investigators:Rabadi, G.; Keating, C. B.; Loftin, B.; Sousa-Poza, A.; Mun, J.; Landaeta, R.
    SOSE Application to the Department of Homeland Security, Border and Transportation Security
    Sponsoring Organization: NAVAIR
    Date: October, 2004 - February, 2006
    Investigators:Sousa-Poza, A.; Keating, C. B.; Rabadi, G.
    A Simulation-based Cost Modeling for Assembly Flow Shop Just-In-Time Problems
    Sponsoring Organization: Office of Research at Old Dominion University
    Date: May, 2005 - August, 2005
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Rabadi, G.; Ardalan, A.
    Research Extension of The Architectural Simulation Model for Existing and Future Launch Systems
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center
    Date: July, 2004 - February, 2005
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Rabadi, G.
    Flow Management Research for Sentara Leigh Hospital
    Sponsoring Organization: Sentara Leigh Hospital
    Date: October, 2003 - October, 2004
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Rabadi, G.; Mun, J.
    Operation and Support Cost Assessment Research Based on an Architectural Simulation Model for Future Launch Systems
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center
    Date: October, 2003 - February, 2004
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Rabadi, G.
    NASA/ASEE Faculty Fellowship
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center
    Date: June, 2003 - August, 2003
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Rabadi, G.
    Development of A Simulation Approach for Launch Vehicle Operations and Support Assessment
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center
    Date: September, 2002 - May, 2003
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Rabadi, G.; Unal, R.