Kamal Masri

Lecturer, Management Information Systems
B.A.Sc. - Materials Engineering (UBC), MBA, Ph.D (SFU)

Surrey Room: SUR 5026
Surrey Phone: 778.782.9377

Email Address: kmasri@sfu.ca

Biography

Dr. Kamal Masri is a lecturer with the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University. He is an accomplished instructor, having won the TD Canada Trust Distinguished Teaching Award from the business school. He has spent over 15 years developing information systems with a company he co-founded in the 1990s. His company focused on developing custom-built solutions for a variety of industries, including professional sports (National Hockey League and National Basketball Association), entertainment event services, health care, transportation, and manufacturing. His academic research has involved advancing business system analysis and design techniques by improving communication processes during the development stage. His recent research investigated decisions by NHL teams that lead to the amateur draft.

Selected Publications

Articles and Reports

Peter M. Tingling; Kamal Masri; Matthew Martell

Does decision order matter? An empirical analysis of the NHL draft

2011 | Sport, Business and Management. 1(2): 155-171

Kamal Masri; Drew C. Parker; Andrew C. Gemino

Using iconic graphics in entity-relationship diagrams: The impact on understanding

2008 | Journal of Database Management. 19(3): 22-41

Kamal Masri; Arthur R. Warburton

Using optimization to improve the yield of an aluminum extrusion plant

1998 | Journal of the Operational Research Society. 49(11): 1111-1116

Kamal Masri; Arthur R. Warburton

Billet length optimization: How to make your billet operation outperform a log operation

1996 | Light Metal Age. (January): 12-16

Books, Book Chapters and Monographs

Kamal Masri; Drew C. Parker; Andrew C. Gemino; Keng Siau; John Erickson

Using graphics to improve understanding in conceptual models

2009 | Principle Advancements in Database Management Technologies: New Applications and Frameworks. Chapter Chapter 15: 310-334

Mehrdad Tamiz; Kamal Masri; Arthur R. Warburton

Optimizing the yield of an extrusion process in the aluminum industry

1998 | Multi-Objective programming and goal programming: Theories and applications. Chapter 9: 107-115

Teaching Related Material

Drew C. Parker; Kamal Masri; E McKay; J Lenarcic

The evolution of online learning and related tools and techniques toward MOOC's

2015 | Book Chapter, Textbook - New | Macro-level learning through massive open online courses (MOOCS): Strategies and predictions for the future.

Conference Proceedings

Andrew C. Gemino; Drew C. Parker; Kamal Masri

Developing understanding through guided interaction in conceptual modeling

2010

Peter M. Tingling; Kamal Masri

Feast or famine: Does wealth help or hinder innovation in sport?

2010 | Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference

Kamal Masri; Andrew C. Gemino; Drew C. Parker

Boundary objects, conceptual models and cognition: Modularity for clarity in the UML

2009 | Proceedings of the Special Interest Group on Systems Analysis and Design Conference. 44-56

Kamal Masri; Andrew C. Gemino; Drew C. Parker

Combining diagrams to enhance understanding: Forging a common language for different world views

2009 | Proceedings of the Americas Conference on Information Systems.

Kamal Masri; Andrew C. Gemino; Drew C. Parker

Boundary objects, conceptual models and cognition: Modularity for clarity in the UML

2009 | Proceedings of the Special Interest Group on Systems Analysis and Design Conference.

Kamal Masri; Andrew C. Gemino; Drew C. Parker

Modular UML for better understanding

2009 | Proceedings of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference.

Kamal Masri; Andrew C. Gemino; Drew C. Parker

Modality for clarity

2009

Kamal Masri; Drew C. Parker; Andrew C. Gemino

Combining UML diagrams to enhance understanding of conceptual models

2008 | Administrative Sciences Association of Canada - 2008

Kamal Masri; Andrew C. Gemino; Drew C. Parker

Facilitating user understanding of UML diagrams by interaction and combination

2008

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