University of Bath School of Management University of Bath School of Management

Dr Sheik Meeran

Dr Sheik Meeran

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Leading Refereed Journal Papers

BEng(Hons), MSc(Cranfield), PhD(Cranfield), MIOM, Fellow in HEA, Dip in OR

Job Title:

Senior Lecturer in Decision Analysis, The departmental disability co-ordinator, Departmental ‘Educational Developer’


Information, Decision and Operations

Key Research Interests:

Production Process re-engineering, Lean Manufacturing, Productivity Improvement, Job-shop Scheduling, Use of Intelligent tools in Management.

Research Interests

My research focus is in applying intelligent /heuristic tools such as Genetic Algorithm, Neural Network and Tabu Search in solving manufacturing/management problems. Successfully used Neural Networks in manufacturing feature recognition which is an essential block in CADCAM integration. Applied a hybrid framework of Genetic Algorithm and Tabu Search to tackle the hard combinatorial problem of Job shop scheduling. Currently exploring the possibilities (in collaboration with colleagues from ‘Crisps’) of using Cellular Manufacturing Techniques (Group Technology Principles) in the layout organization of Supermarkets. Another major project being proposed along with colleagues in ‘Crisps’ is on Evidence Based Purchasing.


Leading Refereed Journal Papers

Goodwin, P. & Meeran, S. 2012. Robust testing of the utility-based high technology sales forecasting models proposed by Decker and Gnibba-Yukawa(2010). Journal of Product Innovation Management 29 (supplement) 211-218. DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-5885.2012.00966.x.

Goodwin, P., Dyussekeneva, K. & Meeran, S. 2012. The use of analogies in forecasing the annual sales of new electronics products. Journal of Management Mathematics, DOI: 10.1093/imaman/dpr025.

Sidawi, B. & Meeran, S. 2011. A framework for privisioning finance for the purchase of affordable lifelong dwellings in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Cities, 28(2): 138-146. DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2010.11.001.

Wilkins, S. & Meeran, S. 2011. Student Performance - University Preference Model: A framework for helping students choose the right A level subjects. Educational Studies, 37(5): 541-555. DOI: 10.1080/03055698.2010.543550.

Meeran, S. & Morshed, M. S. 2011. A Hybrid Genetic Tabu Search Algorithm for solving job shop sheduling problems - a case study. Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, 23(4): 1063-1078, DOI: 10.1007/s10845-011-0520-x.

► older publications

Afzal, M. T. & Meeran, S. 2006. Recognising features from orthographic images using neural networks: a framework for CADCAM and AVI integration. International Journal of Production Research, 44 (22): 4959-4986, DOI: 10.1080/00207540600720128.

Meeran, S., Taib, J. M. & Afzal, M. T. 2003. Recognizing features from engineering drawings without using hidden lines: a framework to link feature recognition and inspection systems. International Journal of Production Research, 41(3): 465-495, DOI: 10.1080/00207540210148871.

Jain, A. S. & Meeran, S. 2002. A multi-level hybrid framework applied to the general flow-shop scheduling problem. Computers & Operations Research, 29(13): 1873-1901, DOI: 10.1016/S0305-0548(01)00064-8.

Meeran, S. & Zulkifli, A. H. 2002. Recognition of simple and complex interacting non-orthogonal features. Pattern Recognition, 35(11): 2341-2353, DOI: 10.1016/S0031-3203(01)00223-0.