My life objective is to help the world becoming a better place by offering my skills and passion for research and education. I am the founder and the current Director of the Data Lab for Social Good Research Group at Cardiff University and also the inaugural Chair of the Forecasting for Social Good committee at the International Institute of Forecasters. My research focus lies in leveraging analytical methodologies to provide informed insights for planning & decision-making in sectors contributing to social good, including healthcare operations, global health and humanitarian logistics & supply chains, social sustainability, and governmental policy.
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PhD in Industrial Engineering, 2014
University of Bordeaux
MSc. in Information Systems, 2010
MSc. in Industrial Engineering, 2008
Tarbiat Modares University
BSc. in Industrial Engineering, 2004
K.N.Toosi University of Technology
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You can also check out www.f4sg.org for more related projects.
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 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.
We are organising the second International workshop on Forecasting for Social Good on June 30th & July 1st 2021 at Kedge Business School, France. Please follow the link to learn more: https://www.f4sg.org/
Please see below for more information about the first workshop organised at Cardiff Business School in july 2018:
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.