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Foster School of Business
Associate Professor of Operations Management


  • PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2008)
  • BS Sharif University of Technology (2003)

Academic Expertise

  • data analytics
  • operations management
  • operations research
  • project management
  • supply chain management


  • Health Care

Current Research

  • Healthcare operations; healthcare deliver; public health policy, Supply chain coordination; incentives mechanisms, Product diversions in supply chains, Inventory Management, New product development projects

Positions Held

  • At the University of Washington since 2008

Honors and Awards

  • Faculty of the Quarter, Autumn 2015.
  • Faculty of the Quarter, Autumn 2014.
  • Undergraduate Faculty of the Year Award, 2013-2014
  • PhD Program Mentoring Award, 2012-2013
  • Undergraduate Teaching Award, Autumn Quarter, 2011
  • Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2011
  • Undergraduate Faculty of the Year for ISOM, 2010
  • Winner of the INFORMS William Pierskalla Best Paper Award on research excellence for Health Care and Management Science, 2006
  • Finalist in the INFORMS George E. Nicholson Student Paper Competition, 2006
  • Honorable mention in the INFORMS Seth Bonder Scholarship for Applied Operations Research in Health Services, 2006
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