My life objective is to help the world becoming a better place by freely offering my skills and developing free resources. To that end, I have established two main initiatives that put the society/people in the heart of my research, teaching and engagement activities: 1) Democratising Forecasting (DF); 2) Forecasting for Social Good (FSG).
My research goals are directed toward the use of Operations Research (OR) techniques such as forecasting to improve decision making in health and humanitarian sectors, and as such positively contribute to societal advancements.
PhD in Industrial Engineering, 2014
University of Bordeaux
MSc. in Information Systems, 2010
MSc. in Industrial Engineering, 2007
Tarbiat Modares University
BSc. in Industrial Engineering, 2004
K.N.Toosi University of Technology
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One of the key objectives of my research is to use Operational Research techniques to improve decision making in organizations with social missions, thereby positively contributing to advancing knowledge in the field of forecasting practice for social good.
Forecasting for Social Good incorporates the need of society rather than emphasising a pure financial performance with two main elements: i) decisions are not directly driven by profit and ii) gives priority to those who are generally external to the organisation. Topic may include but not limited to:
Forecasting for Social Good Initiative aims to explore and expose how (where) forecasting can have positive societal impact. The objective is threefold: i) expose the importance of forecasting for social good, ii) capture the otherwise dispersed current state of knowledge, and set the agenda to drive developments iii) create and establish research collaboration and partnership at the national and international level.
To that end, I have organised the first international workshop dedicated to the use of forecasting for social good in Cardiff University on Thursday and Friday 12-13 July 2018. This workshop was an important step to bring more attention to this extremely important topic. It brings together researchers and practitioners across 10 countries to discuss research agenda in this area, whilst helping me broaden my network and introduce important research collaborations with academics as well as build solid partnerships with organizations.
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We are organising the second international workshop on Forecasting for Social Good on 11-12 June 2020 in France.
This is an ongoing initiative that provides cutting-edge trainings in the area of forecasting using R in some of the world’s least developed countries and organisations with social missions. The workshop is free of charge.
To organise a workshop in your country, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.