Faculty Profile

Dr. Muhammad Adeel Zaffar

Assistant Professor

Suleman Dawood School of Business

Dr Zaffar received his PhD in Information Technology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) in 2010. Prior to joining LUMS as an Assistant Professor and Programme Coordinator for Management Science, he was a Visiting Lecturer in Information Technology Management in the Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) and an Associate member of the Graduate faculty in the Belk College of Business at UNCC. He has six years of teaching experience in the US in the areas of Information Systems and Operations Management at the undergraduate and graduate levels. His research interests include the development of decision support systems, technology and innovation diffusion; social networks and their impact on IS strategy and IS diffusion; agent-based computational economics, IS pedagogical issues and network location models in the context of disaster response and recovery systems. His research has appeared in several notable journals and conferences such as IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Decision Support Systems, Simulation Modeling Practice and Theory, Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Annual Conference of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), International Conference on Marketing, Workshop on E-Business and Workshop on Information Technology Systems.

    • Article
      • Saydam, G., Rajagopalan, H., Mayorga, M., Zaffar & Zaffar, M. & Sharer, E. (2016). Coverage, Survivability or Response Time: A Comparative Study of Performance Statistics used in Ambulance Location Models via Simulation Optimization. Operations Research for Health Care, 11, 1-12.
      • Zaffar, M., Kumar, R. & Zhao, K. (2014). Impact of Interorganizational Relationships on Technology Diffusion: An Agent-Based Simulation Modeling Approach. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.
      • Zaffar, M., Kumar, R. & Zhao, K. (2011). Diffusion dynamics of open source software: An agent-based computational economics (ACE) approach. Decision Support Systems and Electronic Commerce.
      • Khouja, M., Hadzikadic, M. & Zafar, M. (2008). An agent based modeling approach for determining optimal price-rebate schemes. Simulation Modeling Practice and Theory.
      • Schmugge, S., Zafar, M., Tsap, L. & Shin & Shin, M. (2007). Task-Based Evaluation of Skin Detection for Communication. Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation.
    • PaperI
      • Zaffar, M. & Hassan, S. (2016). Kohinoor Maple Leaf Cement – The Journey of Business Transformation. 5th Asian Management Research and Case Conference, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
      • Farooqi, S., Naeem, U., Rafi, U., Zaffar & Zaffar, F. & Zaffar, M. (2015). Who's holding the bag? Accountability in the criminal justice system. 21st Americas Conference on Information Systems, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico.
      • Rehman, A., Nawaz, H., Naeem, O., Zaffar & Zaffar, F. & Naseer, F. (2014). Finding Needle in the Case-stack: Effective Remote 'monitoring' of Courts. 47th Hawaii Internactional Conference on System Sciences, Hawaii, Hawaii.
      • Saydam, G., Rajagopalan, H., Mayorga, M., Sharer & Sharer, E. & Zaffar, M. (2014). Simulation-Optimization for Ambulance Location Models. POMS 25th Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.
      • Zaffar, M. (2013). "Building the Future of Pakistan: The Enduring Effort for Bringing Relevance in Higher Education",. Research Seminar, May 21, 2013, Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB), Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), lahore, Pakistan.
      • Rajagopalan, H., Saydam, C., Sharer, E. & Zaffar & Zaffar, M. (2012). Improving EMS Patient Survivability via Simulation-Optimization. INFORMS, October 17, Phoenix, 2012, Phoenix, United States of America.
      • Rajagopalan, H., Saydam, C., Sharer, E. & Zaffar & Zaffar, M. (2012). Next Generation Emergency Location Tools: Heuristics with Simulation. INFORMS, October 16, Phoenix, 2012, Phoenix, United States of America.
      • Ajjan, H., Niu, Y., Zaffar, M. & Winter & Winter, S. (2008). How does the use of Instant Messaging Impact Performance. SEDSI, 20-22 February 2008, Orlando, Florida, Florida, United States of America.
      • Zaffar, M. (2008). Minding the IS Skills Gap: Evidence of Discourse Convergence and Institutional Field Structure. November 21, 2008, Belk College of Business, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, Canada.
      • Zaffar, M. (2008). "Diffusion Dynamics of Open Source Software",.. September 26, 2008, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, Canada.
      • Zaffar, M. (2008). Diffusion Dynamics of Open Source Software in the Presence of Upgrades: An Agent-Based Modeling Approach". November 7, 2008, Belk College of Business, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, Canada.
      • Zaffar, M. (2007). "An Agent-Based Modeling for Understanding Diffusion of Open Source Software in the Presence of Upgrades".. September 7, 2007, Belk College of Business, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, Canada.
      • Zaffar, M. & Winter, S. (2007). IS Skills Development: Getting the Whole Picture. Susan J. Winter in UK AIS, 11-12 April 2007, Manchester UK, Manchester, United Kingdom.
      • Zaffar, M. (2007). "Agent-Based Modeling and Complex Adaptive Systems".. April 20, 2007, Belk College of Business, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, Canada.
      • Zaffar, M. (2007). . "How does the use of Instant Messaging impact performance?". February 16, 2007, Belk College of Business, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, Canada.
      • Zaffar, M. (2006). A Decision Support System for Immediate Response to Large-Scale Natural Disaster. November 10, 2006, Belk College of Business, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, Canada.
Semester Title Code
Spring Semester 2017-18 Computer and Problem Solving 1702
Fall Semester 2017-18 Senior Project in Management Science 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Doctoral Thesis Research 1701
Summer Semester 2016-17 Doctoral Thesis Research 1603
Spring Semester 2016-17 Computer and Problem Solving Lab 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Computer and Problem Solving Lab 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Senior Project in General Management 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Senior Project in General Management 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Computer and Problem Solving 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Doctoral Thesis Research 1602
Fall Semester 2016-17 Senior Project in Management Science 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Senior Project I 1601
Spring Semester 2015-16 Independent Study 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Innovation and Technology Management 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Independent Study -I 1502
Fall Semester 2015-16 Senior Project in Management Science 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Senior Project I 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Business Analytics 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Introduction to Management Science 1501
Spring Semester 2014-15 Innovation and Technology Management 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Independent Study 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Senior Project I 1402
Fall Semester 2014-15 Introduction to Management Science 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Independent Study 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Senior Project I 1401
  • Past Courses
    Semester Title Code
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Innovation and Technology Management 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Introduction to Management Science 1302
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Business Intelligence 1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Independent Study 1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Business Applications of IT 1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Senior Project I 1301
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Introduction to Management Science 1202
    Fall Semester 2012-13 Business Applications of IT 1201