Mehdi Behroozi

Assistant Professor,  Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Contact

Office

  • 349 ME
  • 617.373.2032

Research Focus

Geographic resource allocation, logistics, scheduling, multimodal transport systems, shared mobility, decentralized systems and resilient networks, data visualization, computational social science; Data-driven robust optimization, computational geometry, geometric probability theory, and geospatial analysis.

Education

  • PhD (2016), Industrial Engineering, University of Minnesota

Honors & Awards

  • First prize in the 2017 TSL Dissertation Award Competiton
  • Honorable mention in the George B. Dantzig Dissertation Award Competiton at INFORMS 2017
  • Third prize in the 2017 IISE Pritsker Dissertation Competiton
  • Second prize in the George Nicholson Student Paper Competition at INFORMS 2016
  • First prize in ENRE Student Paper Competition at INFORMS 2016
  • First Place in the 2016 IEOM Poster Presentation Competition Award
  • Second place in the 2016 IISE Doctoral Colloquium Poster Competition
  • Finalist in the 2015 INFORMS Interactive Session Competition

Professional Affiliations

  • INFORMS: Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
  • IEOM: Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Society
  • POMS: Production and Operations Management Society
  • IISE: Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers
  • AMS: American Mathematical Society
  • TRB: Transportation Research Board

Research Overview

Geographic resource allocation, logistics, scheduling, multimodal transport systems, shared mobility, decentralized systems and resilient networks, data visualization, computational social science; Data-driven robust optimization, computational geometry, geometric probability theory, and geospatial analysis.

Department Research Areas

Selected Publications

  • M. Behroozi, J.G. Carlsson, Computational Geometric Approaches to Equitable Districting: A Survey, A chapter in Optimal Districting and Territory Design: Models, Algorithms, and Applications, Springer, 2019
  • J.G. Carlsson, M. Behroozi, K. Mihic, Wasserstein Distance and the Distributionally Robust TSP, Operations Research, 66(6), 2018, 1603-1624
  • H. Samarghandi, M. Behroozi, On the Exact Solution of the No-Wait Flow Shop Problem with Due Date, European Journal of Operational Research, 256(2), 2017, 141-159
  • J. G. Carlsson, M. Behroozi, Worst-Case Demand Distributions in Vehicle Routing, European Journal of Operational Research, 256(2), 2017, 462-472
  • J.G. Carlsson, M. Behroozi, X. Meng, R. Devulapalli Household-Level Economies of Scale in Transportation, Operations Research, 64(6), 2016, 1372-1387
  • J.G. Carlsson, M. Behroozi, X. Li, Geometric Partitioning and Robust Ad-Hoc Network Design, Annals of Operations Research, 238, 2016, 41-68
  • M. Behroozi, Plant Layout and Location, 6th Edition, Modaresane Sharif, Tehran, Iran, 2015
  • H. Samarghandi, P. Taabayan, M. Behroozi Metaheuristics for Fuzzy Dynamic Facility Layout Problem with Unequal Area Constraints and Closeness Ratings, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 67, 2013, 2701-2715

Faculty

Apr 20, 2021

FY22 TIER 1 Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 17 COE faculty and affiliates who were recipients of FY22 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 11 different projects.

Mehdi Behroozi

Faculty

Jan 07, 2021

Behroozi Receives PTC Grant for Augmented Reality

MIE Assistant Professor Mehdi Behroozi was awarded $135K by PTC Inc for his project “Routing, Motion, and Space Optimization for Humans and Robots in an Augmented Reality Environment”.

Faculty

Sep 06, 2018

Creating an Optimal Sharing Economy

Professors Ozlem Ergun (MIE), Haris Koutsopoulos (CEE), and Jennie Stephens (CSSH/Affiliated CEE) were awarded a $99K NSF grant for a “Planning Grant: Engineering Research Center for Sharing economy – Humans, Automation, Resilience and Engineering: SHARE”.

Faculty

Oct 31, 2017

Behroozi Receives Honorable Mention in Dantzig Dissertation Award

MIE Assistant Professor Mehdi Behroozi received an honorable mention for the George B. Dantzig Dissertation Prize at INFORMS Annual Meeting 2017 in Houston, TX. This award recognizes the best dissertation in any area of operations research and the management sciences (OR/MS) that is innovative and relevant to practice and is the most prestigious doctoral dissertation […]

Faculty

Oct 31, 2017

Behroozi Wins TSL Dissertation Award

MIE Assistant Professor Mehdi Behroozi won the Transportation Science and Logistics (TSL) Society’s Dissertation Award at INFORMS Annual Meeting 2017 in Houston, TX. This award is the oldest and most prestigious honor for doctoral dissertations in the transportation science and logistics area.

Faculty

Oct 30, 2017

MIE Students and Faculty Shine at INFORMS 2017

Congratulations to the several MIE faculty and students that were recognized at the INFORMS 2017 Annual Meeting.

Faculty

Mar 23, 2017

FY18 TIER 1 Award Recipients

21 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY18 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 12 different projects representing $600K dollars of investment in research.

Faculty

Nov 18, 2016

Behroozi Places 2nd in Nicholson Paper Competition

MIE Assistant Professor Mehdi Behroozi won 2nd prize at the INFORMS George Nicholson Paper Competition. With over 100 applications, this is the most important INFORMS competition for recent graduates.

Oct 24, 2016

Behroozi Wins Best Student Paper Award at ENRE

MIE Assistant Professor Mehdi Behroozi won the Energy, Natural Resources, and the Environment (ENRE) Best Student Paper award for his paper on "Household-level economies of scale in sustainable transportation". The award will be presented at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Nashville in November.

Sep 01, 2016

New Faculty Spotlight: Mehdi Behroozi

Mehdi Behroozi joins the Mechanical & Industrial Engineering department in Fall 2016 as an Assistant Professor.

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