High Tech with a Human Touch
SHAIKH, Muzaffar A
Associate Provost for Academic Outreach, Professor
Engineering Systems, College of Engineering
Educational BackgroundB.S. University of Bombay
M.S. Kansas State University
Ph.D. University of Illinois
Professional ExperienceDr. Shaikh has the university level responsibility in assisting corporations with their academic needs. Dr. Shaikh was associate dean of the School of Business (now School of Management) from 1993 to 1997. In May 2003, Dr. Shaikh was appointed to the Race and Ethnic Advisory Committee by the United States Secretary of Commerce for a three-year term. He continues to consult with local corporations in the areas of management science/operations research, statistics, simulation, system/software engineering, SPC/TQM, risk analysis, QFD, AHP and reliability. Dr. Shaikh has been consulting with Airborne Ground Surveillance and Battle Management Systems of Northrop Grumman Corporation for 20 years. Dr. Shaikhs work and consulting experience includes applications of state-of-the-art techniques in solving marketing, manufacturing, engineering, purchasing, pricing and scheduling, material management and quality management problems at Caterpillar Inc., where he was an internal consultant for over 17 years. At Harris Corporation and Northrop Grumman, Dr. Shaikh has developed complex algorithms and simulation programs in solving defense-related problems.
He has served on 54 doctoral dissertations and 106 masters thesis committees. Dr. Shaikh has supervised nine doctoral students from civil engineering, operations research and computer science. He was recipient of the School of Business Teacher of the Year award in 1991 and 1995, and the College of Engineering Teacher of the Year award in 2002. He was also a recipient of the Faculty Excellence in Teaching award in 2002. Dr. Shaikh was a Fellow at Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas, in 1992. In 1992, he was granted full membership to the Operations Research Society of America. He is listed in the Marquis Whos Who in Science and Engineering, Whos Who of Central Florida, Whos Who in Engineering Education, and Whos Who Among American Muslims.
Current ResearchSystems Engineering.
Management of Technology
Management Science/Operations Research
Selected PublicationsShaikh, M.A. and A.R. Alsinaidi. 2001. Computation of Contractor Capability: Methods and Uses. The First International Conference on Information Systems in Engineering and Construction Management (ISEC) 2001, Cocoa Beach, Fla.
Shaikh, M.A., A.H. Al-Elaiwi and
J. Whittaker. 2001. Software Cost Estimation. Multi Conference of PDPTA, CISST, IC-AI, IC, CIC, Las Vegas, Nev.
Shaikh, M.A., A.H. Albadi and
A. Al-Ameri. 2001. Resource Allocation Methodology for E-Commerce Implementation in the Middle East. Proceedings of the 22nd National Conference, Huntsville, Ala.
Shaikh, M.A. 2000. Impact of Information Technology on the Millennium Managers. Proceedings of the Ninth International Management of Technology Conference, Miami, Fla.
Shaikh, M.A. 2000. Project Cost Extrapolation Using Design Parameter Ratios. Proceedings of the March Industrial Engineering and Management Systems (IEMS) Conference, Cocoa Beach, Fla.
Shaikh, M.A. and G.A. Cahill. 2000. Globalization, Technology and Interest-Free Islamic Banking. Proceedings of the 2000 IEEE Engineering Management Conference, Albuquerque, N.M.
Shaikh, M.A. and M. Al-Ghafees. 1999. Management of the Hajj Process. Symposium on One Hundred Years of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Washington D.C.
Shaikh, M.A. and G.A. Cahill. 1999. Some Fundamental Aspects of Interest-Free Islamic Banking. Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Management, Russia.
Shaikh, M.A. 1999. Quantitative Prioritization of R&D Projects. Proceedings of the 8th International Management of Technology Conference, Cairo, Egypt
Shaikh, M.A. and W.H. Moore. 1998.
A Risk Priority Scheme Based on Impact on Project Cost and Schedule. Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering and Management Systems (IEMS) Conference, Cocoa Beach, Fla.