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Farbod Farhadi

Farbod Farhadi

Ph.D. Candidate in Management Science



Office: SOM 226


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M.S. Industrial Management, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran. September, 2006

B.S. Industrial Engineering, Bu Ali Sina University, Hamedan, Iran. November, 2002

Research/Teaching Interests:

Optimization & Decomposition Techniques

Mathematical Programming

Decomposition techniques in large scale mathematical programs

Production & Operations Management

Retail Management

Aviation Industry


Dissertation Proposal:

Title: Runway Operations Management: Models, Enhancements, and Decomposition Techniques

Chair: Dr. Ahmed Ghoniem

Committee Members: Dr. Iqbal Agha, Dr. Robert Nakosteen, Dr. J. MacGregor Smith


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F. Farhadi, A. Ghoniem, and A. Al-Salem, Runway Capacity Management - An Empirical Study with Application to Doha International Airport, Submitted.

Working Papers
 A. Ghoniem, and F. Farhadi, Multiple-Runway Aircraft Sequencing Problems: Enhanced Formulations and
Accelerated Column Generation Approach, in preparation.

The Assortment Packing Problem: Computational Tractability Revisited and Model Extensions, with A. Ghoniem, and A. Ibrahim, in preparation.

Accelerated Branch-and-Price Algorithms, with A. Ghoniem, in preparation.

A. Ghoniem, and F. Farhadi, A Benders Decomposition Approach to Multiple-Runway Aircraft Sequencing
Problems, in preparation.

Runway-Taxiway Aircraft Scheduling Models, with A. Ghoniem, in preparation.



Enhanced Column Generation for Multiple-runway Aircraft Sequencing Problem INFORMS Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, October 2012.

A Decomposition Approach to Mixed-mode Multiple-runway Aircraft Sequencing Problems, INFORMS Annual
Meeting, Charlotte, NC, November 2011.


Refereed Conference Proceedings
F. Farhadi, and A. Ghoniem, Trade-offs Between Alternative Priorities in Runway Scheduling Problems, Mid- West DSI Annual Conference, Twinsburg, OH, April 2013.

A. Al-Salem, F. Farhadi, M. Kharbache, and A. Ghoniem, A., Multiple-Runway Aircraft Sequencing Problems using Mixed-Integer Programming, Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, Orlando, FL, May 2012, Winner of best paper award.
Invited Talks    

E. Amdurer, A. Shepard, A. Beveridge, F. Farhadi, M. C. Saffie-Robertson, J. Kaleta, R. Hodigere, S. Vermunt, and G. Berka, Truth or Dare: Revisiting the past and crafting the future of teaching, Doctoral Institute, OBTC Annual Conference, Asheville, NC, June 2013.

Honors & Awards:

Outstanding Doctoral Student Teaching Award 2013, Isenberg School of Management.
Best paper award, Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC), OR Track, Orlando, FL, May 2012.
INFORMS Magna Cum Laude Award, INFORMS Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, November 2010. Outstanding Service Award, UMass Amherst Student Chapter of INFORMS, 2011, 2010 and 2009.


Professional and Academic Memberships:

The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
Teaching Society for Management Educators (OBTS)

Previous Employment:

2008 - 2009, Machine-Sazi Arak Co., Arak, Iran - Department Head

2006 - 2007, Saipa Azin Co., Tehran, Iran - Production Planner/Scheduling Analyst

2005 - 2006, AETESCO, Tehran, Iran - service Audit Analyst