PhD Spotlight: Md Mahmudul Hasan, PhD’22 – Industrial Engineering
As a PhD student of the Decision Analytics Lab advised by Md Noor E Alam, assistant professor of mechanical and industrial engineering, Md Mahmudul Hasan, PhD’22 industrial engineering, conducted data-driven research to address complex challenges in public health, contributing to healthcare decision-making, policy, and management. From a methodological standpoint, he leveraged management and data science techniques, particularly AI/machine learning, statistical modeling, and operations research techniques.
Hasan was also a member of Northeastern’s Center for Health Policy and Healthcare Research. He collaborated on several interdisciplinary research projects, partly funded by the CDC in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Northeastern’s Global Resilience Institute. The research addressed critical issues such as the opioid overdose epidemic. Hasan’s research also focused on developing an intelligent multi-criteria decision-making framework for resilient supplier selection in logistics 4.0.
He presented his research at prestigious conferences and produced 13 publications. He received the John and Katharine Cipolla Merit Award-PhD from the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and the Outstanding Graduate Research Award from the College of Engineering. In addition to being an active and prolific researcher, Hasan mentored undergraduate and master’s students, leading them in their projects and thesis activities and helping them participate in scholarly publications.
After defending his dissertation, Hasan worked as an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education postdoctoral fellow of drug safety and artificial intelligence methods in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. In this position, he utilized AI and natural language processing techniques to investigate how the interactions between opioids and other FDA-approved drugs cause adverse health events in the human population.
Hasan began a tenure-track faculty position at the University of Florida in July of 2022. He is jointly appointed between the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management at the university’s College of Business and the Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy at the College of Pharmacy.