Dr. Lotfi Tadj, Professor of Industrial Engineering, holds a PhD in Operations Research from Florida Institute of Technology, an MS in Applied Mathematics from Carnegie-Mellon University and a BS in Mathematics from the University of Algiers.
Professor Tadj’s first passion is teaching. He has been a teacher for over 30 years and he has taught on four different continents: Africa (Université des Science et de la Technologie Houari-Boumediène, Institut des Sciences Biomédicales in Algeria), North America (Fairleigh Dickinson University, Dalhousie University, Saint Mary's University, École Polytechnique de Montréal in Canada; Florida Institute of Technology, Brevard Community College in the US), Asia (King Saud University in Saudi Arabia, American University in Dubai, Canadian University of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates), and Europe (International School of Management in France). He has taught various courses from mathematics and statistics to operations research, operations management, and management science. While at KSU, he has co-authored five textbooks (Introduction to Programming with BASIC, Introduction to Inventory Control, Introduction to Stochastic Processes, Introduction to Reliability Theory, and Introduction to Integer Programming). He has also edited two books ("Replacement Models with Minimal Repair" and "Emerging Challenges in Business, Optimization, Technology, and Industry") published by Springer, and contributed chapters in different books.
Professor Tadj’s second passion is research. He has written several papers on Queueing Theory, Inventory Theory, Optimal Control, Reliability Theory, and Statistical Inference. He has published in various mathematics and management journals, and is serving on the editorial board of the Journal of Probability and Statistical Sciences, and the Journal of Applied Mathematics and Stochastic Analysis.