NU) in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE). I work on finding robust solutions and developing exact and approximation algorithms for geographic resource allocation problems.
Geographic Resource Allocation
Transportation, Logistcics, and Supply Chain Management
Robust Optimization, Mathematical Programming
Discrete Optimization, Sequencing and Scheduling
Third prize in the 2017 IISE Pritsker Dissertation Competiton
Second prize in the 2016 INFORMS George Nicholson Student Paper Competition
First prize in the 2016 INFORMS ENRE Student Paper Competition
Second place at the 2016 IISE Doctoral Colloquium Poster Competition
Finalist in the 2015 INFORMS Interactive Session Competition
Equitable partitioning of a delivery service region with orthogonal blocks.
Largest inscribed rectangles in geometric convex sets, with John Gunnar Carlsson and Shuzhong Zhang, (presented at Informs, 2014).
A robust approach in locating charging stations for electric vehicles, with John Gunnar Carlsson.
Map segmentation for geographic price discrimination problems, with John Gunnar Carlsson and Zizhuo Wang, (presented at POMS 2016).
Finding the most equivocal distribution using the Wasserstein metric, with John Gunnar Carlsson and Ye Wang, (presented at IIE 2016).
The optimal layout of wind turbines in a wind farm, with John Gunnar Carlsson.
New active schedulers for job shop scheduling problem, with Kourosh Eshghi.
Wasserstein distance and the distributionally robust TSP, with John Gunnar Carlsson and Kresimir Mihic,Operations Research , to appear.
Household-level economies of scale in transportation, with John Gunnar Carlsson, Raghuveer Devulapalli, and Xiangfei Meng, Operations Research, 64.6, (2016): 1372-1387.
Worst-case demand distributions in vehicle routing, with John Gunnar Carlsson, European Journal of Operational Research, 256.2 (2017): 462-472.
Geometric partitioning and robust ad-hoc network design, with John Gunnar Carlsson and Xiang Li, Annals of Operations Research, 238.1 (2016): 41-68.
On the exact solution of the no-wait flow shop problem with due date constraints, with Hamed Samarghandi, Computers & Operations Research, 81 (2017): 141-159.
Metaheuristics for fuzzy dynamic facility layout problem with unequal area constraints and closeness ratings, with Hamed Samarghandi and Pouria Taabayan, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol.67, No. 9-12, (2013): 2701-2715.
Modeling and Solving Job Shop Scheduling Problem with Sequence Dependent Setup Times, with Kourosh Eshghi, International Journal of Industrial Engineering & Production Management, Vol. 21. No. 4, 2010.
A New Hybrid Particle Swarm Optimization for Job Shop Scheduling Problem, with Kourosh Eshghi, International Journal of Industrial Engineering & Production Management, Vol. 20. No. 2, 2009.
An Enumeration algorithm for the no-Wait flow shop problem with due date constraints, with Hamed Samarghandi, 8th IFAC Conference on Manufacturing Modeling, Management & Control, MIM 2016, Troyes, France, 28--30 June 2016, IFAC-PapersOnLine 49.12 (2016): 1803-1808.
Modeling and Solving Job Shop Scheduling Problem with Sequence Dependent Setup Times.”with Kourosh Eshghi, Proceedings of the 7th International Industrial Engineering Conference, Esfahan, Iran, October, 2010.
A Mathematical Programming Model for Locating Warehouses in Vehicle Routing of a Factory with a Case Study.” with Mehdi Alinaghian, Proceedings of the 2nd National Conference on Logistic and Supply Chain, Tehran, Iran, November 2006.
Robust solutions for geographic resource allocation problems, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2016.
Ph.D. Adviser: Professor John Gunnar Carlsson.
Plant Layout and Location, 6th Ed. Modaresane Sharif, Tehran, Iran, 2015.
Solution Mannual for the National Graduate Studies Entrance Exams: Industrial Engineering.” with A. B. Jahromi, A. J. Dehkordi, S. Abbasi, and F. Masafinia, 7th Ed. Modaresane Sharif, Tehran, Iran, 2015.
Fall 2012: Teaching Assistant, Statistics, Quality and Reliability, University of Minnesota.
Spring 2012: Teaching Assistant, Statistics, Quality and Reliability, University of Minnesota.
Fall 2011: Teaching Assistant, Project Management, University of Minnesota.
2008–2011: Instructor (in Iran), Operations Research, Plant Layout and Location, Engineering Statistics, Introduction to Probability, Statistical Quality Control, Simulation, Production Management, Engineering Economics, and Management Information Systems.
INFORMS: Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
IEOM: Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Society
POMS: Production and Operations Management Society
IISE: Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers
AMS: American Mathematical Society
TRB: Transportation Research Board