Kamal Masri

Academic Director, Management of Technology (MOT) MBA Program, and Full-Time MBA
Senior Lecturer, Management Information Systems
Course Coordinator, BUS 237
B.A.Sc. - Materials Engineering (UBC), MBA, Ph.D (SFU)

Surrey Room: SUR 5030
Surrey Phone: 778.782.9377
Segal Room: SGL 3965
Segal Phone: 778.782.5154
Burnaby Room: WMC 3321
Burnaby Phone:

Email Address: kmasri@sfu.ca


Dr. Kamal Masri is a senior lecturer with the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University. He is an accomplished instructor, having twice won the TD Canada Trust Distinguished Teaching Award from the business school (2009 and 2015). 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 D. Martell

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

2011 | Sport, Business and Management: an International Journal. 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

Kamal Masri, Mehrdad Tamiz, & 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, Elspeth McKay, & John 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. 212-221

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