American Univesity of Beirut

OSB Welcomes New Faculty Members

​​​OSB is proud to welcome five faculty and three staff members to the OSB family this academic year. These highly accomplished practitioners significantly enhance the school's offerings in operations management, business analytics, entrepreneurship, finance, digital marketing, and executive education.

Faculty members

Muhammad Aljukhadar
Assistant Professor 

  • Ph.D., Administration with a focus on Marketing, HEC Montreal
  • MBA, John Molson School of Business

Dr. Aljukhadar's research, funded by SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada), FQRSC (Fonds Quebecoise de Recherche sur la Société et la culture), and Bombardier Establishment, focuses on consumer behavior in digital environments. He has contributed ten articles to leading marketing and e-commerce journals including Psychology & Marketing, International Journal of Electronic Commerce, Information & Management, and International Journal of Information Management. Prior to joining OSB, he taught marketing courses at King Abdulaziz University and the MBA program of HEC Montreal. Dr. Aljukhadar is currently working on three research projects with several international colleagues. 

Mohammad Riaz Uddin
Assistant professor

  • Ph.D., Finance, University of Texas at Arlington
  • M.S., Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • MBA, University of Dhaka

Dr. Uddin is a former Fulbright fellow whose research was awarded the Financial Management Editors' Best Paper Award 
in Spring 2017 and Outstanding Paper in the 2016 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence. Before joining OSB,
Dr. Uddin taught at the University of Dhaka, North South University, University of Texas at Arlington, and Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. 

Walid Nasr 
Associate Professor

  • B.E., Computer and Communications Engineering, AUB
  • Ph.D., Operations Research, Virginia Tech

Before joining OSB, Dr. Nasr worked for the Operations Analytics group at IBM as a senior consultant where he was involved in the design and implementation of mathematical and statistical models for business processes. He also developed and presented Simulation and Business Process Modeling workshops targeting operations analytics practitioners at IBM. Dr. Nasr has been a productive researcher and lecturer for graduate level courses in the fields of project management, decision analysis, and operational management.

Jay Joseph 
Assistant Professor 

  • Ph.D., Corporate Sustainability, University of South Australia

Dr. Joseph joined OSB with research expertise in development entrepreneurship and strategic corporate sustainability. He has worked as an academic in Iraq over the last year and has authored publications on the macroeconomic scenario of the region following the independence referendum, along with two upcoming book chapters on the state of the wider political economy of Kurdistan. Although his previous coverage of topics is broad, Dr. Joseph is now focused on development-based entrepreneurship, and he currently has five ongoing projects with UNIDO (Iraq), IOM (Iraq), and UNIDO (Lebanon) to assess the performance of their livelihood projects in the area of business development. His hope is to build expertise in this area with the aim of establishing frameworks that can enhance the investments of international NGOs and governments in the MENA region. Additionally, he has consulting experience in social research, having won and managed close to $800,000 worth of private sector social research grants across 27 projects.

Wael Khreich 
Assistant Professor 

  • Ph.D., Engineering with specialization in Machine Learning, École de technologie supérieure

Prior to joining AUB, Dr. Khreich worked as a lead optimization scientist at Exchange Solutions Inc. in Toronto, Canada where he designed and developed adaptive machine learning systems to predict customer behaviors. He was a postdoctoral fellow in computer and electrical engineering at Concordia University, Montreal, and co-led a joint project between Concordia University, Defence R&D Canada, and Ericsson, focusing on machine learning applications for computer security. His research interests include business analytics, anomaly and event detection, machine learning and natural language processing.

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