Farbod Farhadi

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Farbod Farhadi, Ph.D.Associate Professor of Management

Contact Information

401-254-5668ffarhadi@rwu.eduSB 333

Areas of Expertise

Business Analytics, Decision Modeling, Mathematical Modeling and Dynamic Optimization, Healthcare Optimization, Aviation Operations, Operations Management

Education

Ph.D. in Management Science University of Massachusetts Amherst Isenberg School of Management

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Research & Teaching Interests

Business Analytics, Decision Modeling, Mathematical Modeling and Dynamic Optimization, Healthcare Optimization, Aviation Operations, Operations Management

Biography

Dr. Farbod Farhadi is an Associate Professor of Business at the Mario J. Gabelli School of Business. He has received his Ph.D. in Management Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Isenberg School of Management. He is currently teaching Business Analytics, and Operations Management at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Dr. Farhadi leads the Analytics Club at the School of Business. Along with his students, they have received several awards from national analytics competitions (First place in 2020, and Second place in 2018). Dr. Farhadi is an active member of the data analytics community and has collaborated in community partnership projects including two analytics projects with the R.I. Secretary of State (RI Business Report, and Interview). 

Recent Publications

Ayough, A., Zandieh, M., & Farhadi, F. (2020). Balancing, sequencing, and job rotation scheduling of a U-shaped lean cell with dynamic operator performance. Computers & Industrial Engineering, 143, 106363.

Ayough, A., & Farhadi, F. (2019). How to Make Lean Cellular Manufacturing Work? Integrating Human Factors in the Design and Improvement Process. IEEE Engineering Management Review, 47(1), 99-105.

Ayough, A., Farhadi, F., Zandieh, M., & Rastkhadiv, P. (2017). Genetic algorithm for obstacle location-allocation problems with customer priorities. Journal of Industrial & Management Optimization, 13(5), 0.

Recent Conference Presentations

Appointment Scheduling in Dialysis Clinics. INFORMS Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, October 2019.

The Impact of Fight Outsourcing Policies in the U.S. Air Transport Industry. INFORMS Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, October 2019.

Market Selection Strategies of Regional Carriers in the U.S. INFORMS Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, October 2019.