Riaz Khan

Riaz Khan

M. Riaz Khan, Operations and Information Systems (OIS)

Professor Emeritus
Southwick 201C


Operations Research and Operations Management

Research Interest

Dr. Khan specializes in operations research and has published extensively in scholarly journals on a variety of topics, including productivity, resource allocation, inventory control, competitiveness in world trade, total quality management, and e-business. Several of his research studies have appeared in international journals, such as Material Flow, Zeitschrift fur Operations Research, International Journal of Production Research, European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Management, International Journal of Information Technology and Decision Making, and Encyclopedia of Data Warehousing and Mining. The most recent articles of Dr. Khan include “ERP Implementation for Corporate Growth and Sustainability,” International Journal of Business and Social Sciences; and “Estimating Relative Efficiency of DMU: Pareto principle and Monte Carlo oriented DEA approach." 

Educational Background

Ph.D., State University of New York, Buffalo


M Riaz Khan is a Professor of Operations Management and has served as Director of the Small Business Institute for many years in the College of Management. He has a broad consulting experience and regularly presents research papers at professional conferences in his field. He also serves on the review board of several journals, such as International Journal of Production Research and Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship, European Journal of Operational Research, and Journal of Applied Mathematical Modeling. Professor Khan has also served as external examiner for numerous Ph. D. dissertations.

Professor Khan is frequently invited to speak on television and at public forums and educational institutions on a variety of topics ranging from social justice to geo-politics. He has regularly published articles in non-academic journals with international circulations aimed at improving race relations and understanding within and across various segments of society.

Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Professor Khan was on the faculty of University of Maryland. He has also taught at Clark University. As a visiting professor, he has taught in Venezuela and has also worked for Boston University in Germany, England and Scotland in the same capacity.