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Sina Ansari

Academic Degrees

PhD, Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, Northwestern University, 2018
MS, Industrial Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, 2011
BS, Industrial Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, 2009

Biography

Sina Ansari is an assistant professor at the Driehaus College of Business. He received his PhD from the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences at Northwestern University and worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. During his PhD, he served as the president of INFORMS student chapter at Northwestern University. He also worked with the Northwestern Memorial Hospital Emergency Medicine on projects such as improving patient waiting experience and reducing discharge opioid prescribing. Prior to pursuing his PhD, Ansari was a co-founder and a manager at a supply chain management consulting company in Iran.

Ansari teaches courses in business analytics, decision-making and operations management, and his research has led to the development of mathematical models and practical policies to optimize the operational performance of systems in service and health care. His work has been published in the Naval Research Logistics, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological and Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, among other journals. He is an active member of several academic communities including the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, the Production and Operations Management Society, and the Decision Sciences Institute.