Faisal Alkaabneh joins the faculty at Cornell in July 2020 as a lecturer in the Systems Engineering program. He received his Ph.D. in Systems from Cornell in 2020 and his M.S in engineering systems and management at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (currently part of Khalifa University) in 2014. His research interests include large-scale optimization, supply chain management, logistics and inventory management, and applied probability.

Research Interests

  • Large-scale optimization
  • Supply chain management
  • Logistics and inventory management
  • Approximate dynamic programming
  • Applied Probability

Teaching Interests

  • Data science
  • Foundation of Systems Engineering
  • Optimization and decision sciences


Service Interests

Faisal Alkaabneh served as a referee for several international journals such as Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, Computers & Operations Research, Computers & Industrial Engineering, Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Journal of Cleaner Production, and Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment.

Selected Publications

  • Alkaabneh, Faisal, Ali Diabat, and Huaizhu Oliver Gao. "Benders decomposition for the inventory vehicle routing problem with perishable products and environmental costs." Computers & Operations Research 113 (2020): 104751.
  • Alkaabneh, Faisal, Ali Diabat, and Huaizhu Oliver Gao. "Unified Framework for Efficient, Effective, and Fair Resource Allocation by Food Banks: Approximate Dynamic Programming Approach." Omega (2020): 102300.
  • Alkaabneh, Faisal, Lee, Jun, Gomez, Miguel and Gao, H. Oliver. “A systems approach to carbon policy for fruit supply chains: Carbon tax, technology innovation, or land sparing?” Science of the Total Environment. Under Review.
  • Alkaabneh, Faisal, Ali Diabat, and Samir Elhedhli. "A Lagrangian heuristic and GRASP for the hub-and-spoke network system with economies-of-scale and congestion." Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies 102 (2019): 249-273.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Graduate Fellowship—Systems Engineering, Cornell University (2018-2019)
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award—Systems Engineering, Cornell University (June 2017)
  • Best Master Thesis Award—Engineering Systems and Management Department, Masdar Institute (June 2014)
  • Graduate Fellowship—Engineering Systems and Management, Masdar Institute (2012-2014)


  • Ph.D. Systems Engineering, Cornell University, 2020
  • M.S. Engineering Systems and Management, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (Currently part of Khalifa University), 2014
  • B.S. Industrial Engineering, University of Jordan, 2012