• A.Komashie@eng.cam.ac.uk
  • +44 1223 768448

Alexander Komashie

Research Associate

  • Ph.D. Systems Engineering, Brunel University, UK, 2009
  • M.Sc. Advanced Manufacturing Systems, Brunel University, UK, 2004
  • B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, 2001
  • Diploma Mechanical Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, 1998

Alexander joined the EDC in December 2009 after completing his PhD in Brunel University, UK. His PhD, “Information-Theoretic and Stochastic Methods for Managing the Quality of Service and Satisfaction in Healthcare Systems” proposed the "E-Track NHS" system which looked at the application of real-time Discrete Event Simulation for improving healthcare system performance. He therefore has a keen interest in the use of the systems approach and particularly the modelling and simulation of healthcare systems. Alexander is currently involved in a DoH sponsored project – Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) for the East of England. The CLAHRC team is multi-disciplinary, involving the Engineering Design Centre, the Judge Business School, Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Public Health in the University of Cambridge and the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust.

Alexander's current research project focuses on the Co-Design of an Integrated Diagrammatic Systems Modelling language (iDSML) for Healthcare

Research Groups

Selected Publications

KOMASHIE, A., Mousavi, A., Clarkson, P. J. and Young, T. (2015) 'An Integrated Model of Patient and Staff Satisfaction Using Queuing Theory' IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine (Accepted January 2015).

KOMASHIE, A., Jun, T., Dodds, S., Rayner, H., Thane, S., Mitchell-Baker, A.and Clarkson, P. J. (2011) 'SICK SYSTEMS: Towards a generic conceptual representation of healthcare systems' Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED11), Vol. 4 (pp. 430440).

Mousavi, A., KOMASHIE, A., and Tavakoli, S. (2011) 'SIMULATION-BASED REAL-TIME PERFORMANCE MONITORING (SIMMON): A Platform for Manufacturing and Healthcare Systems', in Proc. 43rd Winter Simulation Conference, 2011, Arizona, USA.(S. Jain, R. R. Creasey, J. Himmelspach, K. P. White, & M. Fu, Eds.).

KOMASHIE, A., Mousavi, A. and Gore, J. (2007) 'Quality management in healthcare and industry: A comparative review and emerging themes', Journal of Management History, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 359-370.

KOMASHIE, A., Mousavi, A. and Gore, J. (2008) 'Using Discrete Event Simulation to Manage Theatre Operations in Healthcare: An Audit-Based Case Study', in Proc. 10th EUROSim/UKSim Int. Conf. Modelling and Simulation, Cambridge, UK, April 1-3, 2008.

Tavakoli, S., Mousavi, A. and KOMASHIE, A. (2008) 'A generic platform for real-time discrete event simulation modelling', in Proc. 40th Winter Simulation Conference, 2008, Miami, FL, USA.

Tavakoli, S., Mousavi, A. and KOMASHIE, A. (2008) 'Flexible data input layer architecture (FDILA) for quick-response decision making tools in volatile manufacturing systems', IEEE, ICC08 mini-conference, China.

KOMASHIE, A., Mousavi, A. and GORE, J. (2007) 'A review of historical developments of quality assessment in industry and in healthcare', in Proc. 10th Int. Conf. Quality Management and Organisational Development, 2007, Helsingborg, Sweden.

KOMASHIE, A. and Mousavi, A. (2005) 'Modelling emergency departments using discrete event simulation techniques', in Proc. 37th Winter Simulation Conference, 2005, pp. 2681-2685.

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Contact Information

The University of Cambridge,
Department of Engineering,
Trumpington Street,

Phone: +44 1223 768448

Fax: +44 1223 332662

Email: A.Komashie@eng.cam.ac.uk