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Dr. Mohamed Wahab Mohamed Ismail

Mohamed Wahab Mohamed Ismail
Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies, Industrial Engineering
BSc Eng, MEng, PhD, PEng
416-979-5000 ext. 552670

Areas of Academic Interest

Real options

Operations research

Global supply chain design and risk hedging

New product introduction

Contract valuation

Manufacturing flexibility

Supply chain flexibility


University Degree
University of Toronto PhD
Asian Institute of Technology MEng
University of Moratuwa BSc Eng

Selected Courses

Course Code Course
IND 833 Financial Engineering
IND 710 Production and Inventory Systems
ME8142 Supply Chain Management in Engineering


While pursuing a master’s degree at the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand, Sri Lanka-born Mohamed Wahab received a unique recognition: he was awarded a scholarship from the King of Thailand. “The experience illustrated that when you strive for excellence, remarkable things happen,” says Wahab. 

Moving to Canada to pursue doctoral studies in industrial engineering, Wahab went on to specialize in helping organizations improve their operations and decision making. With expertise in operational research and finance engineering, Wahab works across diverse industries, including health care, the energy sector, supply chain, marketing and finance. 

The projects he leads are as diverse as the industries he serves. He has worked with marketing firms to improve their process of introducing new products to market, built a model for a major grocery store chain to predict how changes in weather impact demand for coffee, and designed a first-of-its kind financial model that enables a major auto manufacturer to assess the cost of purchasing a flexible manufacturing system. “The common theme in my work is helping organizations become more efficient and effective,” he says. “I love combining theory and application to find ways to make better decisions.”

 Mohamed’s LinkedIn Profile (external link, opens in new window) 

Mohamed Wahab Mohamed Ismail

“The purpose of industrial engineering is to improve the systems that are everywhere around us.”