Dr Rahma Lahyani is an Assistant Professor of Operations Management and Management Science at the College of Business at Alfaisal University in Riyadh. She has obtained her Ph.D. degree in the field of Operations Research from École Centrale de Lille, France and has held postdoctoral fellowships at the Inter-University Research Center on Enterprise Networks, Logistics and Transportation (CIRRELT) at Laval University, Quebec, Canada, and at École Centrale de Lille, France.
Dr. Lahyani taught several courses for the graduate engineering program at École Centrale de Lille and several graduate and undergraduate courses at Alfaisal University in quantitative methods, operations management and quality management. Her research interests are in the broad field of logistics. Particularly, she has developed research on mathematical programming, and developing meta- and matheuristics, as well as exact algorithms to solve theoretical and rich practical problems arising in the supply chain management. She has published book chapters and scientific papers in high quality peer-reviewed journals such as Omega, European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Production Research and Euro Journal on Combinatorial Optimization. She has received international academic awards, excellence grants and research grants. She currently co-supervises graduate and undergraduate students from Laval University, and she is qualified for the rank of Associate Professor positions in France in the fields of Computer Engineering and Automation. She serves as referee for international conferences and peer reviewed scientific journals.