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Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching
Career

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Engineering analytics and engineering managment
  • Business modelling and data analytics
  • Applied industrial engineering/operations management/ supply chain
  • Corporate governance/ accounting / finance

Available to supervise research students

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About Sardar Islam

Professor Sardar M.N. Islam has lived, studied, worked and travelled (extensively) in different countries over a long period of time. He adopts a global and humanistic approach in his research and academic works. In his research, he has undertaken rigorous scientific studies of universal and emerging issues in several disciplines.

Currently, he is a Professor at Victoria University's Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities. He was a Professor of Business, Economics and Finance from 2007 to 2017, and has had many years of academic work experience in teaching, supervision, and multi-disciplinary research.

He has published extensively across a broad range of disciplines. His research has attracted international acclaim, leading to a number of appointments as distinguished visiting professor, visiting professor or adjunct professor in artificial intelligence, accounting, industrial engineering, finance, economics and management in several different countries. Professor Islam has also received a many invitations to address international conferences as a keynote speaker.

He has published articles in leading international journals including:

  • Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting,
  • Journal of Optimisation Theory and Applications
  • Journal of Management and Industrial Optimisation
  • Annals of Operations Research, Applied Mathematical Modelling, Economic Modelling
  • Journal of Modelling in Management.

He has published a large number of research books in artificial intelligence and digitalisation, game theory, operations research, supply chian management, accounting, finance, business, economics and law. Each of these books makes significant scientific contributions to the literature. These books are published by prestigious publishers and the majority of his books are published in highly regarded book series.

The following are the areas of his interest and expertise for supervision and mentoring of, and collaboration with, students and colleagues/professors:

  • Artificial intelligence, machine learning and data analytics
  • Game theory, agency theory and mechanism design
  • Finance
  • Advanced econometrics
  • Economics/health economics
  • Accounting and corporate governance
  • Management science/applied quantitative methods (applied operations research methods, applied econometrics, structural equation modelling, etc.)
  • Supply chain management/applied industrial engineering/operations management, engineering analytics and management
  • Business and Marketing Analytics
  • Law.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Tasmania, Australia, 1992

Key publications

Year Citation
2020 Dixit, S. K., Sambasivan, M., & Islam, S. MN. (200101). Multiperspective Public Healthcare Services Organization (pp. 1-5). Springer International Publishing.

doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_3839-1

Year Citation
2020 Rathnasiri, S., Islam, S. MN., & Ray, P. (200101). Application of blockchain technology in optimizing etailer supply chain costs: Public and consortium blockchains Paper presented at Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management.
2020 Arifa, C., & Islam, S. (200101). Corporate Governance: A Game Theory Based Mechanism Design Approach AFAANZ conference.
2020 Dixit, S., Subramaniam, M., & Islam, S. (200101). Game Theoretic Organisation of Health Care Services Delivery Management International Conference.

Year Citation
2021 Lu, R., Cheung, A., Hoang, V. T., & Islam, S. MN. (210401). Which measure of systematic risk should we use? An empirical study on systematical risk and Treynor measure using the economic index of riskiness and operational measure of riskiness. International Journal of Finance and Economics, 26(2), (1739-1744).

doi: 10.1002/ijfe.1875

2021 Yeung, D. WK., Zhang, Y., Bai, H., & Islam, S. MN. (210301). Collaborative Environmental Management for Transboundary Air Pollution Problems: A Differential Levies Game. Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization, 17(2), (517-531).

doi: 10.3934/jimo.2019121

2021 An, H., Yang, R., Ma, X., Zhang, S., & Islam, S. MN. (210101). An evolutionary game theory model for the inter-relationships between financial regulation and financial innovation. North American Journal of Economics and Finance, 55

doi: 10.1016/j.najef.2020.101341

2020 Choong, K. K., & Islam, S. M. (201201). A new approach to performance measurement using standards: a case of translating strategy to operations. Operations Management Research, 13(3-4), (137-170).

doi: 10.1007/s12063-020-00159-8

2020 Liu, J., Li, M., Chen, Y., Islam, S. MN., & Crespi, N. (201002). Variational channel estimation with tempering: An artificial intelligence algorithm for wireless intelligent networks. Sensors (Switzerland), 20(20), (1-19).

doi: 10.3390/s20205939

2020 Liu, H., Liu, X., Lin, L., Islam, S. MN., & Xu, Y. (200901). A study of the layout planning of plant facility based on the timed Petri net and systematic layout planning. PLoS ONE, 15(9 September),

doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0239685

Research funding for the past 5 years

Funding details for this researcher are currently unavailable.

Supervision of research students at VU

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Currently supervised research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
3 Doctor of Business Administration Principal supervisor
1 Doctor of Business Administration Associate supervisor
6 PhD Integrated Principal supervisor
1 PhD Associate supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
Doctor of Business Administration (3) Principal supervisor
Doctor of Business Administration (1) Associate supervisor
PhD Integrated (6) Principal supervisor
PhD (1) Associate supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
16 PhD Principal supervisor
1 PhD Acting supervisor
1 PhD Associate supervisor
14 Doctor of Business Administration Principal supervisor
6 Doctor of Business Administration Associate supervisor
1 PhD Integrated Principal supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (16) Principal supervisor
PhD (1) Acting supervisor
PhD (1) Associate supervisor
Doctor of Business Administration (14) Principal supervisor
Doctor of Business Administration (6) Associate supervisor
PhD Integrated (1) Principal supervisor

Other supervision of research students

Professor Islam was an external co-supervisor for Dr Jirawan Niemsakul, PhD, Mohidol University, Thailand and also for Dr Faraz Bidar, PhD, Swinburne University, Australia.

Teaching activities & experience

Professor Islam has held teaching roles in the Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA), teaching (every year since 1995) – 4 subjects:

  • Corporate Governance from 2003 to 2009 (shared)
  • Business Research Methods in 2006 (3 shared) in 2007 and 2008 (subject coordinator and lecturer)
  • Research Proposal Writing and Preparation in 2007 and 2008 (subject coordinator and lecturer) in 2009 (3 guest lectures)
  • Business Economics Modelling 1995-2002 (for 7 years).

Key academic roles

Dates Role Department / Organisation
Sep 2007 - Present
Professor of Business, Economics and Finance 2007 to 2017
Victoria University
Jan 2006 - Oct 2020
Director of Decision Sciences and Modelling Program
Victoria University
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Sep 2007 -
Present
Professor of Business, Economics and Finance 2007 to 2017
Victoria University
Jan 2006 -
Oct 2020
Director of Decision Sciences and Modelling Program
Victoria University

Key industry, community & government roles

Dates Role Department/Organisation
Oct 2020 - Oct 2020
Journal Editorial Board Member, etc. of 8 in international journals
8 in international journals
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Oct 2020 - Oct 2020
Journal Editorial Board Member, etc. of 8 in international journals
8 in international journals

Awards

Year Award
2020

Distinguished Visiting Professor of Artificial Intelligence - The Department of Civil Engineering, Sriwijaya University

Keynote and invited speeches

Year Title/Description
2020

7 Keynote Speeches at international conferences.

Universities in different countries

Professional memberships

  • Academic Member, Certified Practicing Accountant
  • Academic Member, Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Order
  • Academic Member, Colombian Operations Research Society
  • Academic Member, Member of Australian Computer Society
  • Academic Member, Member of