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.
Tingling, P., Masri, K., & Martell, M. (2011). "Does Order Matter? An Empirical Analysis of NHL Draft Decisions," Sports, Business, Management: An International Journal, 1(2).
Masri, K., Parker, D., & Gemino, A. (2009). "Using Graphics to Improve Understanding of Conceptual Models" in: Principle Advancements in Database Management Technologies: New Applications and Frameworks. K. Siau and J. Erickson, IGI Global.
Masri, K., Parker, D., & Gemino, A. (2008). "Using Iconic Graphics in Entity-Relationship Diagrams: The Impact on Understanding." Journal of Database Management, 19(3), 22-41.
Masri, K., & Warburton, A. (1998). "Using optimization to improve the yield of an aluminum extrusion plant". Journal of the Operational Research Society, 49(11), 1111-1116.
Masri, K. & Warburton, A. (1996). "Optimizing the Yield of an Extrusion Process in the Aluminum Industry" in: Multi-Objective Programming and Goal Programming: Theories and Applications. M. Tamiz, W. Trockel and G. U. Fandel. Germany, SPRINGER VERLAG KG: 107-115.
Masri, K., & Warburton, A. (1996). "Billet Length Optimization: How to Make your Billet Operation Outperform a Log Operation", Light Metal Age, January, p12-16