ABOUT ME

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Education

  • Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto (2018-expected: 2022)

  • M.S., Computer Science, Concordia University (2016)

  • M.S., Industrial Engineering, Tehran Polytechnic (2013)

  • B.S., Industrial Engineering, Tehran Polytechnic (2011)

Research Interests

Methodology

Application Areas

  • Stochastic optimization

  • Robust optimization

  • Integer programming

  • Large-scale optimization

  • Description logic

  • Decision making under uncertainty

  • Telecommunications

  • Healthcare

  • Supply chain planning

  • Semantic web

Awards & Honors

  • Judith Liebman Award, INFORMS (2021)

  • MIE Teaching Assistant Award, University of Toronto (2021) (Read the news!)

  • Best Student Paper Finalist, Canadian Operational Research Society (2021)

  • Discrete Choice Analysis Tuition Scholarship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2021)

  • Seth Bonder Foundation Grant, INFORMS (2020)

  • University of Toronto Advance Planning for Students Grant, University of Toronto (2020)

  • SGS Conference Grant, University of Toronto (2019)

  • MIE Graduate Student Travel Grant, University of Toronto (2019)

  • Best Operations Research Poster, MIE Graduate Research Symposium (2018) (Read the news!)

  • Connaught International Scholarship Award, University of Toronto (2017)

  • Concordia Merit Award, Concordia University (2014)

Conferences & Talks

  • Integrated Staffing and Scheduling for Service Systems via Multistage Stochastic Mixed Integer Programming. CORS Annual Conference (2021)

  • Stochastic Routing and Wavelength Assignment Problem in WDM Networks . CIRRELT (2021)

  • Lagrangian Dual Decision Rules For Integrated Staffing And Scheduling In Service Systems. INFORMS Annual Meeting (invited, 2020)

  • Stochastic Routing and Wavelength Assignment Problem in Network Defragmentation. INFORMS Telecommunications and Network Analytics Conference (2020)

  • Integrated Staffing and Scheduling for Service Systems via Multistage Stochastic Integer Programming. International Conference on Stochastic Programming, Trondheim (2019)

  • Lagrangian Dual Decision Rules for Multistage Stochastic Integer Programming. Optimization Days, Montreal (2019)

  • Integrated Pricing and Routing Decisions. INFORMS Revenue Management & Pricing, Toronto (invited, 2018)

  • Facility Location Problem with General Objective Functions. MIE Graduate Research Symposium, Toronto (poster, 2018)

Professional Service

  • President of INFORMS/CORS UofT Chapter (INFORMS Honorable Mention, 2020), (2019-present)

  • Session Chair, INFORMS Annual Meeting (2020, 2021)

  • Lead of student volunteers, CORS Annual Conference (2021)

  • Session Chair, INFORMS Telecommunications and Network Analytics Conference (2020)

  • Ad hoc Reviewer/Referee: European Journal of Operational Research, IEEE Communications Letters, CPAIOR