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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.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Cranfield University

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Research Output 1993 2017

5 Citations (Scopus)

When do changes in consumer preferences make forecasts from choice-based conjoint models unreliable?

Meeran, S., Jahanbin, S., Goodwin, P. & Quariguasi Frota Neto, J., 16 Apr 2017, In : European Journal of Operational Research. 258, 2, p. 512-524 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Life cycle
Life Cycle
Open Access
Forecast performance
8 Citations (Scopus)

Evaluation of a hybrid genetic tabu search framework on job shop scheduling benchmark problems

Meeran, S. & Morshed, M. S., 2014, In : International Journal of Production Research. 52, 9, p. 5780-2798

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tabu search
Genetic algorithms
Job shop scheduling
13 Citations (Scopus)

The challenges of pre-launch forecasting of adoption time series for new durable products

Goodwin, P., Meeran, S. & Dyussekeneva, K., Oct 2014, In : International Journal of Forecasting. 30, 4, p. 1082–1097 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Formal model
Product launch
Diffusion process
Research agenda
2 Citations (Scopus)

Sales forecasting using combination of diffusion model and forecast market: An adaption of prediction/preference markets

Meeran, S., Dyussekeneva, K. & Goodwin, P., 2013, Proceedings of 7th IFAC Conference on Manufacturing Modelling, Management, and Control, 2013. IFAC, p. 87-92 6 p. (Manufacturing Modelling, Management, and Control; vol. 7, no. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Diffusion model
Sales forecasting
New products
Growth curve