Amin Mahmoudi
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Amin Mahmoudi

Amin Mahmoudi is working at the Southeast University, Nanjing, China. He published several research papers in high-quality journals such as Applied Soft Computing, Expert Systems With Applications, Business Strategy and the Environment, Computers & Industrial Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, etc. He also published two books in the field of Project Management. He is currently the guest and area editor of The Journal of Grey System, Journal of Project Management, SN Operations Research Forum, Management Science Letters and Modern Supply Chain Research and Applications. His main research interest is Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis, project management and supply chain management.


  • Mahmoudi, A., Deng, X., Javed, S. A., & Zhang, N. (2020). Sustainable Supplier Selection in Megaprojects: Grey Ordinal Priority Approach. Business Strategy and the Environment.

  • Mahmoudi, A., Abbasi, M. , & Deng, X. (2022). A novel project portfolio selection framework towards organizational resilience: Robust Ordinal Priority Approach. Expert Systems With Applications, 188C, 116067. DOI:10.1016/j.eswa.2021.116067

  • Mahmoudi, A., Abbasi, M., & Deng, X. (2021). Evaluating the Performance of the Suppliers Using Hybrid DEA-OPA Model: A Sustainable Development Perspective. Group Decision and Negotiation, DOI: 10.1007/s10726-021-09770-x

  • Mahmoudi, A., & Javed, S. A. (2021) Performance Evaluation of Construction Sub-contractors using Ordinal Priority Approach. Evaluation and Program Planning, DOI: 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2021.102022

  • Mahmoudi, A., Abbasi, M., Yuan, J., & Li, L. (2022). Large-Scale Group Decision-Making (LSGDM) for Performance Measurement of Healthcare Construction Projects: Ordinal Priority Approach, Applied Intelligence,

  • Mahmoudi, A., Bagherpour, M., & Javed, S. A. (2019). Grey earned value management: theory and applications. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.

  • Mahmoudi, A., Javed, S.A., & Mardani, A. (2021). Gresilient Supplier Selection through Fuzzy Ordinal Priority Approach: Decision-making in Post-COVID era. Operations Management Research, DOI:10.1007/s12063-021-00178-z

  • Mahmoudi, A., & Javed, S.A. (2022). Probabilistic Approach to Multi-Stage Supplier Evaluation: Confidence Level Measurement in Ordinal Priority Approach. Group Decision and Negotiation, DOI: 10.1007/s10726-022-09790-1

  • Mahmoudi, A., Sadeghi, M. & Deng, X. (2022). Performance measurement of construction suppliers under localization, agility, and digitalization criteria: Fuzzy Ordinal Priority Approach. Environ Dev Sustain. , DOI: 10.1007/s10668-022-02301-x

  • Mahmoudi, A., Javed, S. A., Liu, S., & Deng, X. (2020). Distinguishing coefficient driven sensitivity analysis of GRA model for intelligent decisions: application in project management. Technological and Economic Development of Economy, 26(3), 621-641.

  • Mahmoudi, A., Deng, X.*, Javed, S. A., & Yuan, J. Large-Scale Multiple Criteria Decision-Making with Missing Values: Project Selection through TOPSIS-OPA. Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing, 2020,

  • Mahmoudi, A., Abbasi, M., Deng, X., Ikram, M., & Yeganeh, S. (2020). A novel model for risk management of outsourced construction projects using decision-making methods: a case study. Grey Systems: Theory and Application.

  • Mahmoudi, A., Mi, X., Liao, H., Feylizadeh, M. R., & Turskis, Z. (2020). Grey Best-Worst Method for Multiple Experts Multiple Criteria Decision Making Under Uncertainty. Informatica, 31(2), 331-357.

  • Mahmoudi, A., Liu, S., Javed, S. A., & Abbasi, M. (2019). A novel method for solving linear programming with grey parameters. Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems, 36(1), 161-172.

  • Mahmoudi, A., Javed, S. A., & Deng, X. (2021). Earned duration management under uncertainty. Soft Computing, 25, 8921–8940 (2021).

  • Javed, S.A., Gunasekaran, A., & Mahmoudi, A. (2022). DGRA: Multi-sourcing and Supplier Classification through Dynamic Grey Relational Analysis Method. Computers & Industrial Engineering, 108674.

  • Sadeghi, M., Mahmoudi, A., Deng, X. (2021) Adopting Distributed Ledger Technology for The Sustainable Construction Industry: Evaluating The Barriers Using Ordinal Priority Approach. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, DOI: 10.1007/s11356-021-16376-y

  • Sadeghi, M., Mahmoudi, A. and Deng, X. (2022), Blockchain technology in construction organizations: risk assessment using trapezoidal fuzzy ordinal priority approach, Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management,

  • Sadeghi, M., Mahmoudi, A., Deng, X., & Luo, X. (2022). Prioritizing requirements for implementing blockchain technology in construction supply chain based on circular economy: fuzzy ordinal priority approach. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology,

  • Ataei, Y., Mahmoudi, A., Feylizadeh, M. R., & Li, D. F. (2020). Ordinal Priority Approach (OPA) in Multiple Attribute Decision-Making. Applied Soft Computing, 86, 105893.

  • Yuan, J., Lu, W., Ding, H., Liu, J., & Mahmoudi, A. (2022). A novel Z-number based Real Option (ZRO) model under uncertainty: Application in Public-Private-Partnership refinancing value evaluation. Expert Systems with Applications, 118808.

  • Hendiani, S., Mahmoudi, A., & Liao, H. (2020). A multi-stage multi-criteria hierarchical decision-making approach for sustainable supplier selection. Applied Soft Computing, 94, 106456.

  • Hendiani, S., Bagherpour, M., Mahmoudi, A., & Liao, H. (2020). Z-number based earned value management (ZEVM): A novel pragmatic contribution towards a possibilistic cost-duration assessment. Computers & Industrial Engineering, 106430.

  • Javed, S. A., Mahmoudi, A., & Liu, S. (2020). Grey Absolute Decision Analysis (GADA) Method for Multiple Criteria Group Decision-Making Under Uncertainty. International Journal of Fuzzy Systems, 22(4), 1073-1090.

  • Mahmoudi, A., & Feylizadeh, M. R. (2018). A grey mathematical model for crashing of projects by considering time, cost, quality, risk and law of diminishing returns. Grey Systems: Theory and Application.

  • Bagherpour, M., Zadeh, M. K., Mahmoudi, A., & Deng, X. (2020). Interpretive structural modeling in Earned Value Management. Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, 26(6), 524-533.

  • Mahmoudi, A., & Javed, S. A. (2020). Project scheduling by incorporating potential quality loss cost in time-cost tradeoff problems. Journal of Modelling in Management.

  • Feylizadeh, M. R., Mahmoudi, A., Bagherpour, M., & Li, D. F. (2018). Project crashing using a fuzzy multi-objective model considering time, cost, quality and risk under fast tracking technique: A case study. Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems, 35(3), 3615-3631.

  • Dastgheib, S. R., Feylizadeh, M. R., Bagherpour, M., & Mahmoudi, A. (2021). Improving Estimate at Completion (EAC) Cost of Construction Projects Using Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System (ANFIS). Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering,

  • Hu, H., Deng, X. and Mahmoudi, A. (2021), A cognitive model for understanding fraudulent behavior in construction industry, Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management,

  • Niu, Y., Li, H., Ye, K., Mahmoudi, A., & Deng, X. (2022). Determinants of Coopetition Relationships in International Joint Ventures for High-Speed Rail Projects. KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, 1-22.

  • Zhou, Q., Chen, S., Deng, X., & Mahmoudi, A. (2022). Knowledge transfer among members within cross-cultural teams of international construction projects. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management.

  • Zhou, Q., Deng, X., Wang, G., & Mahmoudi, A. (2022). Linking elements to outcomes of knowledge transfer in the project environment: Current review and future direction. Frontiers of Engineering Management, 1-18.

  • Haiyan, X. U., Shinan, Z. H. A. O., & MAHMOUDI, A. (2019). A rework reduction mechanism in complex projects using design structure matrix clustering methods. Transactions of Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, 36(2), 264-279.

  • Tabei, S. M. A., Bagherpour, M., & Mahmoudi, A. (2019). Application of fuzzy modelling to predict construction projects cash flow. Periodica Polytechnica Civil Engineering, 63(2), 647-659.

  • Kasravi, M., Mahmoudi, A., & Feylizadeh, M. R. (2019). A novel algorithm for solving resource-constrained project scheduling problems: a case study. Journal of Advances in Management Research.

  • Ikram, M., Mahmoudi, A., Shah, S. Z. A., & Mohsin, M. (2019). Forecasting number of ISO 14001 certifications of selected countries: application of even GM (1, 1), DGM, and NDGM models. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 26(12), 12505-12521.

  • Liu, P., Hendiani, S., Bagherpour, M., Ghannadpour, S. F., & Mahmoudi, A. (2019). Utility-numbers theory. IEEE Access, 7, 56994-57008.

  • Mahmoudi, A., Feylizadeh, M. R., Darvishi, D., & Liu, S. (2018). Grey-fuzzy solution for multi-objective linear programming with interval coefficients. Grey Systems: Theory and Application.

  • Javed, S. A., Mahmoudi, A., Khan, A. M., Javed, S., & Liu, S. (2018). A critical review: shape optimization of welded plate heat exchangers based on grey correlation theory. Applied Thermal Engineering, 144, 593-599.

  • Javed, S. A., Liu, S., Mahmoudi, A., & Nawaz, M. (2019). Patients’ satisfaction and public and private sectors’ health care service quality in Pakistan: Application of grey decision analysis approaches. The International journal of health planning and management, 34(1), e168-e182.

  • Javed, S. A., Mahmoudi, A., & Khan, A. M. (2018). Investigation of drilling parameters on hybrid polymer composites using grey relational analysis, regression, fuzzy logic, and ANN models: a critical note. Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering, 40(12), 560.

  • Ikram, M., Sroufe, R., Rehman, E., Shah, S. Z. A., & Mahmoudi, A. (2020). Do quality, environmental, and social (QES) certifications improve international trade? A comparative grey relation analysis of developing vs. developed countries. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 545, 123486.

  • Zhang, N., Deng, X., Hwang, B. G., Bi, M., & Mahmoudi, A. (2021). A novel approach to selecting the best partner for high-speed rail firms. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management.

  • Abbasi, M., Mokhtari, N., Shahvar, H., & Mahmoudi, A. (2019). Application of variable neighborhood search for solving large-scale many to many hub location routing problems. Journal of Advances in Management Research.

  • Mahmoudi, A., Feylizadeh, M. R., & Darvishi, D. (2018). A note on “A multi-objective programming approach to solve grey linear programming”. Grey Systems: Theory and Application.

  • Mahmoudi, A., & Feylizadeh, M. (2017). A mathematical model for crashing projects by considering time, cost, quality and risk. Journal of Project Management, 2(1), 27-36.

  • Zare, A., Feylizadeh, M., Mahmoudi, A., & Liu, S. (2018). Suitable computerized maintenance management system selection using grey group TOPSIS and fuzzy group VIKOR: a case study. Decision Science Letters, 7(4), 341-358.

  • Wei, C., Deng, X., Chang, T., Mahmoudi, A., & Ullah, S. (2021). Bibliometric evaluation of research on political risks in construction projects. Journal of Project Management, 6(4), 191-208.

  • Mahmoudi, A., Javed, S. A., Zhang, Z., & Deng, X. (2019, November). Grey group QUALIFLEX method: application in project management. In 2019 IEEE 14th International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Knowledge Engineering (ISKE) (pp. 189-195). IEEE.

  • Mahmoudi, A., & Javed, S. A. (2019). Grey multiple criteria decision making methods: a literature review. ICSES transaction on neural and fuzzy computing, 2(2), 1-13.


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