Ph.D. Candidate in Management Science
Doctoral Candidate (ABD), University of Massachusetts Amherst (Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Anna Nagurney)
M.S. Industrial Engineering with a concentration
in Economic and Social Systems Engineering,
B.S. Electrical Engineering (Electronics),
Network optimization, Supply chains of perishable products, Healthcare supply chains, Blood banking systems, Pharmaceutical supply chains, Disaster relief organizations, Sustainable systems, game theory, multicriteria decision-making.
An introduction to distance learning systems (with M.J. Tarokh) (2005), National Seminar on E-Learning, Tehran, Iran.Proceedings of National Seminar on E-Learning, Tehran, Iran.
Supply chain network operations management of a blood banking system with cost and risk minimization (with A. Nagurney and M. Yu) (2011), Computational Management Science, in press.
Supply chain network design of a sustainable blood banking system (with A. Nagurney) (2011) in Sustainable Supply Chains: Models, Methods and Public Policy Implications, T. Boone, V. Jayaraman, and R. Ganeshan, Editors, Springer, London, England, in press.
A supply chain generalized network oligopoly model for pharmaceuticals under brand differentiation and perishability (with A. Nagurney and M. Yu) (2011), Transportation Research E, in press.
Papers Presented at Conferences:
Supply chain network operations management of a blood banking system with cost and risk minimization (with A. Nagurney and M. Yu), the 22nd Annual POMS Conference, Reno, Nevada, April 29-May 2, 2011; also presented at: the First Northeast Regional INFORMS Conference, Amherst, Massachusetts, May 6-7, 2011.
Supply chain network design of a sustainable blood banking system (with A. Nagurney), INFORMS Annual Meeting, Charlotte, North Carolina, November 13-16, 2011.
How to run a successful INFORMS student chapter in: the First Northeast Regional INFORMS Conference, Amherst, Massachusetts, May 6-7, 2011.
Teaching Assistant, FINOPMGT 341: Transportation and Logistics (Instructor: Prof. A. Nagurney), University of Massachusetts Amherst, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, and Fall 2011.
Instructor, FINOPMGT 353-01: Introduction to Management Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 (Overall instructor's teaching rating: 4.9/5.0).
Awards and Honors:
Outstanding Service Award, UMass Amherst Student Chapter of INFORMS, 2009, 2010, and 2011.
Nominated for the 2011-2012 Distinguished Teaching Award (DTA) by the Provost's Office; the highest and the only student-driven recognition of teaching at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
President, and Speaker Series Coordinator, UMass Amherst Student Chapter of INFORMS, 2008-2009. The Chapter was honored by INFORMS with a Summa Cum Laude Award, the highest distinction given to a student chapter recognizing the outstanding achievements of the chapter at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, on October 13, 2009.
Treasurer, UMass Amherst Student Chapter of INFORMS,
2007-2008, and 2010-2011.
Coordinator, Iranian Graduate Students Association (IGSA) at UMass Amherst, from April 2010.