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 the past three years as a postdoctoral associate in operations research at 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 Papers

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Job talk

Optimal Flexibility Designs: Adaptive Optimization Approach
    Process and operational flexibility has been widely applied in many industries as a competitive strategy to improve responsiveness to demand uncertainty. This talk addresses the problem of managing process and operational flexibility in a fairly general manufacturing system. (This is a joint work with D. Bertsimas)

Selected Teaching Experience

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  • 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)


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

Email: bidkhori@mit.edu