Hoda Bidkhori


I am currently a lecturer and a postdoctoral associate at the Operations Research and Statistics Group at Sloan School of Management. This semester I am teaching the course Statistical thinking and data analysis at the Sloan School of Management. Being excited about decision-making problems in complex operational environments, I spent past years as a postdoctoral associate in operations research at MIT. I also obtained my Ph.D. in applied mathematics from MIT.

Research Interests


Logistics and supply chain management: flexibility in manufacturing and inventory planning.
Revenue management and Business analytics.


Dynamic optimization in uncertainty.
Machine learning: data mining for predictive modeling.

Selected Publications

Selected Teaching Experience

  • Instructor for Statistical thinking and data analysis. Fall 2014, MIT.
    Textbook: Data Mining for Business Intelligence, 2nd ed.
    In this course, we teach data-driven thinking, problem solving, and decision making. We teach analytics methods using the statistical software R.
  • Guest lecturer for Reliability on supply chain networks and optimization methods for operations management. Fall 2013, MIT. (For MBA and graduate students)
  • Advising eight undergraduate students at MIT, 2007 – 2010. (I won Roger family prizes at MIT for the best mentorship)

Selected Invited Talks

  • On the performance of Adaptive optimization: theory and practice:

  • Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Lehigh University, December 2014.
    Gardo Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech, February 2014.
    Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, January 2014.
    Graduate program for Operations Research, University of Texas Austin, March 2014.
  • Analyzing process flexibility: a distribution free approach:

  • Liautaud Graduate School of Business, University of Illinois at Chicago, February 2014.
    College of Management, University of Massachusetts Boston, March 2014.


Dr. Hoda Bidkhori
Rm. E62-559
MIT Sloan School of Management
Cambridge, MA 02139

Email: bidkhori@mit.edu