Dr. Jafari has a long-term experience in teaching. Over the past 15 years, he has served as faculty member, lecturer, teaching assistant and private tutor.
Her research activities have been conducted in diverse areas of discrete optimization with focus on real-world applications. They vary from transportation, supply chain management, and natural resources management. Her primary areas of expertise are in network design and resource allocation problems.
Areas of Expertise (3)
Operations Research & Business Analytics
Supply Chain Managemen
Industry Expertise (3)
Logistics and Supply Chain
RMIT University: PhD, Statistics and Operations Research 2013
University of Tabriz: MSc, Applied Mathematics, minor in Computer Science 2002
University of Tabriz: BSc, Applied Mathematics, minor in Computer Science 1999
- The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
- Computational Sustainability Network
- Workshop Leader
- Corporate Training
Published Articles (5)
"A Robust Optimization Model for an Invasive Species Management Problem" (Radio interview)
"Achieving full connectivity of sites in the Multiperiod Reserve Network Design Problem"
"A Non-Assignment Problem-based formulation for the Asymmetric Traveling Salesman Problem and its variation"
"A new method to solve the fully connected reserve network design problem"
"Why Caution is recommended with Post- Hoc Individual Patient Matching for Estimation of Treatment Eect in Parallel Group Randomized Controlled Trials: the Case of Acute Stroke Trials"
This course undertakes an examination of the role of operations within manufacturing and service organizations. Emphasis is placed upon recognizing operational opportunities and trade offs, and employing quantitative and qualitative tools and decision support systems to assist strategic and operational decision-making. The general functions of operations management as applied to the transformation process are covered. Some of the important topics include but not limited to Forecasting, Statistical Quality Control, Inventory Management, Linear Programming, and Transportation Models.
Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
This course covers the purchasing and movement of materials into, through, and out of a firm; fundamentals of domestic and international transportation systems; distribution center, warehouse, and plant location; and management of multinational organizations and supply networks.
This course provides an understanding of statistical concepts and tools that are critical in business decision-making. The discussion and development of each topic is presented in an application setting, with the statistical results providing insights and solutions to real world problems. Students will be able to calculate and perform various analyses, including but not limited to: Interval Estimation, Hypothesis Testing, Test of Goodness of Fit, and Independence and Regression Analysis.