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Muhammad Noor E Alam

Assistant Professor,  Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


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Research Focus

Applied operations research, healthcare, supply chain, large scale optimization, and big data analytics


Muhammad Noor E Alam is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering and director of Decision Analytics Lab at Northeastern University.   Dr. Alam is also a faculty associate at Centre for Health Policy and Healthcare Research and an affiliated faculty both at Global Resilience Institute, and School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs. Prior to his current role, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has completed his PhD in Engineering Management in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta (UofA) in 2013. His current research interests lie in the intersection of operations research, artificial intelligence and big-data analytics, particularly as applied to healthcare, manufacturing systems, energy and supply chain.  He is currently serving as a board of director for IISE Logistics and Supply Chain division.


  • PhD (2013), Engineering Management, University of Alberta, Canada
  • MS (2006), Industrial & Production Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology
  • BS (2004), Industrial & Production Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology

Honors & Awards

Analytics Best Track Paper Award, 2016 IEOM Detroit Conference.
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, 2013-2015.
Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Scholarship, 2009-2011.

Teaching Interests

  • Operations Research
  • Large Scale Optimization
  • Data Analytics
  • Operations & Supply Chain Management
  • Total Quality Management
  • Project Management
  • Financial Management

Professional Affiliations

  • Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS).
  • Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE).

Research Overview

Applied operations research, healthcare, supply chain, large scale optimization, and big data analytics

Selected Publications




Nov 12, 2019

Noor-E-Alam’s Collaborative Work Won 1st Place at APPAM

MIE Assistant Professor Md. Noor-E-Alam’s collaborative work “A Community Health Center Buyback Program to Reduce the Supply of Opioids to Secondary Users” with CSSH Associate Professor Alicia Modestino and D’Amore-McKim Professor Gary Young won 1st place for poster presentation at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Fall Research Conference.


Jun 10, 2019

Stopping Opioid Addiction Before It Starts

MIE Assistant Professor Muhammad Noor E. Alam is working with DMSB/Bouve Professor Gary Young, Bouve Clinical Assistant Professor Alyssa Peckham, and CSSH Associate Professor Alicia Modestino to determine methods of reducing the number of opioid addictions in the country before they even start.


May 21, 2018

2018 GRI Seed Grant Awardees

Congratulations to the four COE teams out of eight total receiving 2018 Seed Grant funding from the Global Resilience Institute (GRI). The resilience project topics range from coastal flooding prediction to combating opioid addiction. This year’s pool of proposals was particularly robust, with submissions demonstrating both strengths in their interdisciplinary approaches and in their promise […]


Mar 23, 2017

FY18 TIER 1 Award Recipients

21 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY18 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 12 different projects representing $600K dollars of investment in research.

Oct 04, 2016

MIE Faculty & Student win IEOM Awards

MIE Assistant Teaching Professor Mohammad Dehghani was awarded the IEOM Outstanding Track Chair Award and was awarded 2nd place for the IEOM Doctoral Dissertation Competition Award at the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM) in Detroit, Michigan, September 23-25, 2016. PhD student Tasnim Ibn Faiz received 2nd place for the IEOM Graduate Student […]


Jul 27, 2016

2016 IEOM Detroit Conference Best Track Paper Award

MSIE student Mehul Patel and MIE Assistant Professor MD Noor E Alam won the Best Track Paper Award at the 2016 IEOM Detroit Conference for their paper on "Data Analytics and Visualization in Analyzing Mortality Records".

Sep 04, 2015

New Faculty Spotlight: Md Noor E Alam

Md Noor E Alam joins the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering department in Fall 2015 as an Assistant Professor.

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