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.
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.
- On the Performance of Affine Policies for Two-Stage Adaptive Optimization: a Geometric Perspective, (with D. Bertsimas), Mathematical Programming, Series A, 2014.
- Analyzing Process Flexibility: A Distribution Free Approach with Conditional Expectations, with D. Simchi-Levi and Y. Wei. Submitted to Operations Research, 2014.
- Combining Metamodel Technique and Bayesian Section Procedures to Drive Computationally efficient Simulation-based Optimization Algorithms, with Carolina Osorio (2012).Winter Simulation Conference, 2012.
- Optimal Flexibility Designs: Adaptive Optimization Approach, with D. Bertsimas. Working paper, 2014.
- Pareto Efficiency in Affine Adaptive Optimization, with D. Bertsimas. Working paper, 2014.
- Understanding Process Flexibility in Supply Chain Networks with Disruption, with S. Amin. Working paper, 2014.
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
MIT Sloan School of Management
Cambridge, MA 02139