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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
2017 Hassan, H., Islam, S. MN., & Rashid, K. (170101). Corporate governance, agency theory and firm value: Advanced econometric analysis and empirical evidence.
2015 Nuryanah, S., & Islam, S. MN. (150101). Corporate governance and financial management: Computational optimisation modelling and accounting perspectives.

doi: 10.1057/9781137435613

2006 Craven, B., & Islam, S. (060101). Operations Research Methods: Some Selected Production, Distribution, and Inventory Management Applications. ICFAI University Press.
2005 Craven, B., & Islam, S. (050101). Optimization in Economics and Finance: Some Advances in Non-Linear, Dynamic, Multi-Criteria, and Stochastic Models. Springer.

Year Citation
2019 Rathnasiri, S., Ray, P., Islam, S. MN., & Vega-Mejia, C. A. (191101). E-commerce Supply Chain Cost Optimization with Incentive Compatibility Constraints Paper presented at Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Service Operations and Logistics, and Informatics 2019, SOLI 2019 (pp. 253-257).

doi: 10.1109/SOLI48380.2019.8955039

2005 Islam, S., & Mak, C. (050101). Quality of Life: Its Role in Cost Benefit Analysis of Health Programs Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: Deakin University.

Year Citation
2019 Vega-Mejia, C. A., Montoya-Torres, J. R., & Islam, S. MN. (190501). A nonlinear optimization model for the balanced vehicle routing problem with loading constraints. International Transactions in Operational Research, 26(3), (794-835).

doi: 10.1111/itor.12570

2019 Ma, X., Bai, Q., Islam, S. M., Wang, S., & Liu, X. (190301). Coordinating a three-echelon fresh agricultural products supply chain considering freshness-keeping effort with asymmetric information. Applied Mathematical Modelling, 67 (337-356).

doi: 10.1016/j.apm.2018.10.028

2012 Craven, B. D., & Islam, S. MN. (120327). Linear Programming with Uncertain Data: Some Extensions to Robust Optimization. Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 155(2), (673-679).

doi: 10.1007/s10957-012-0035-4

Research funding for the past 5 years

Funding details for this researcher are currently unavailable.

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

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Currently supervised research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
8 PhD Principal supervisor
3 PhD Associate supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (8) Principal supervisor
PhD (3) Associate supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
12 PhD Principal supervisor
1 PhD Associate supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (12) Principal supervisor
PhD (1) Associate 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 - Sep 2017
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 -
Sep 2017
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