American University of Beirut

Dr. Ibrahim Osman Among the Top 2% Scholars Globally

​​Professor Ibrahim Osman, Husni Sawwaf Endowed Chair in Business and Management at the Olayan School of Business at the American University of Beirut, has been listed among the top 2% scientists in a global list compiled by the prestigious Stanford University

The study produced a composite citation-based indicator which lists 32 current AUB faculty, and seven former ones, among the world's top 2% of scholars in their respective fields. A total of six scholars from other universities in Lebanon also made the list. The study was conducted by a group of experts led by Professor John P.A. Ioannides at Stanford University, published in 2019 in the journal PLOS Biology, and updated in October 2020. The publicly available database lists 100,000 top scientists, classified into 22 scientific fields and 176 subfields. 
Professor Ibrahim H. Osman obtained his Ph.D. from the Management School, Imperial College, UK, and MSc. in Operations Research with distinction from University of Southampton, and BS in Mathematics from the Lebanese University. He has over thirty years of research, teaching and consulting services in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Business Analytics; Electronic Government; Operational research; Meta-heuristics, Strategic Performance Measurement and Management; Shared Value and Sustainability Modeling; and Supply Chain and Logistics.

Dr. Osman has received several National and International Awards and Honors; he has been the President of the Lebanese chapter of American Association of Information Systems (LAIS) since December 2017; Recipient of the Abdul Hameed Shoman Award for Arab Researchers (2015) for his contributions to the Economic and Administrative Reform and its Association with Political Reform”; A Finalist of the EURO Excellence in Practice Award 2015.
“It all goes back to my research beliefs.” Dr. Osman explains, “My research approach is based on rigor and relevance when addressing complex and operational problems. And instead of always aiming for the optimal solutions and nothing else, I have broadened my mind to stay on the lookout for approximate solutions as well, using a class of methods known as meta-heuristics which often provides optimal or near-optimal solutions in acceptable computational-time and effort.”

“Dr. Osman is one of the pillars of research at the OSB”, Yusuf Sidani, interim dean at OSB asserts, “I am pleased to see him recognized for those accomplishments. This only reaffirms our commitment to research, in line with our mission of enabling world-class business research, learning, and knowledge transfer from our authoritative anchor point within the MENA region.”

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