Mohammad Dehghani

Associate Teaching Professor,  Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Program Director,  Galante Engineering Business Program


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Research Focus

Reinforcement Learning, Simulation Optimization; Healthcare Operations


Mohammad Dehghani is an Associate Teaching Professor of Mechanical and Industrial engineering at Northeastern University. He received his Ph.D. in Engineering Management at Western New England University. His Ph.D. dissertation received the Best Ph.D. Paper Award at the 2015 Winter Simulation Conference. His research is mainly focused on developing and applying Reinforcement Learning (RL) frameworks to address different engineering applications. These applications range in manufacturing and scheduling, digital twin, UAV and vehicle routing, and healthcare operations.

In addition to his research efforts, Mohammad has offered/developed multiple courses for Industrial Engineering, Engineering Management, and Data Analytics Engineering programs, and received the 2020 Fostering Engineering Innovation in Education Award.


  • 2016 PhD in Engineering Management, Western New England University
  • 2011 MS in Industrial Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University
  • 2008 BS in Industrial Engineering, Yazd University

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Engineering Management
  • Institute of Industrial Engineers
  • Society for Modeling and Simulation Interactions

Research Overview

Reinforcement Learning, Simulation Optimization; Healthcare Operations

Selected Publications


  • Enhancing Pandemic Preparedness Using Mean Field and Simulation Modeling, M Dehghanimohammadabadi, G Dayanikli, 2023 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC)
  • Multi-Objective Patient Appointment Scheduling Framework (MO-PASS): a data-table input simulation-optimization approach, M Dehghanimohammadabadi, M Rezaeiahari, J Seif, Simulation 99 (4), 363-383
  • Reinforcement Learning with Discrete Event Simulation: The Premise, Reality, and Promise, S Belsare, ED Badilla, M Dehghanimohammadabadi, 2022 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC), 2724-2735
  • A Tutorial On Combining FlexSim With Python For Developing Discrete-Event Simheuristics, JF Leon, P Marone, M Peyman, Y Li, L Calvet, M Dehghanimohammadabadi, AA Juan, 2022 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC), 1386-1400
  • COVID-19 Supply Chain Planning: A Simulation-Optimization Approach, S Maghoulan, HM Ondemir, M Dehghanimohammadabadi, 2022 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC), 533-544
  • Applied Reinforcement Learning for Decision Making in Industrial Simulation Environments, A Devanga, ED Badilla, M Dehghanimohammadabadi, 2022 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC), 2819-2829
  • Multi-objective supplier selection process: a simulation-optimization framework integrated with MCDM, N Kabadayi, M Dehghanimohammadabadi, Annals of Operations Research, 1-23
  • Data-Driven Simulation-Optimization (DSO): An Efficient Approach to Optimize Simulation Models with Databases, M Dehghanimohammadabadi, International Conference on Optimization and Learning, 117 -132
  • A tutorial on how to connect python with different simulation software to develop rich simheu ristics, M Peyman, P Copa do, J Panadero, AA Juan, M Dehghanimohammadabadi, 2021 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC), 1-12
  • Simulation-optimization of digital twin, M Dehghanimohammadabadi, S Belsare, R Thiesing, 2021 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC), 1-10


Jul 17, 2023

MIE Alum Receives EuroSim Best Master’s Thesis Award

Industrial engineering alum Sahil Belsare, MS’21, Sahil Belsare, received the Best Master’s Thesis Award at the EuroSim Conference in Amsterdam for his innovative thesis on adaptive job shop scheduling using deep reinforcement learning.


Nov 04, 2022

Featured Galante Fellow: Beatriz Feijóo Gómez

Beatriz Feijóo Gómez is a sixth-year student at Northeastern University, graduating December 2022 with an MS in engineering management and having previously received her BS in civil engineering in May 2021. Feijóo Gómez has always had an affinity for math and science, and growing up one of her favorite things to do was build models of […]

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Sep 10, 2020

Faculty and Staff Awards 2020

Congratulations to all the winners of the faculty and staff awards, and to everyone for their hard work and dedication during the 2019-2020 academic school year.

Oct 04, 2016

MIE Faculty & Student win IEOM Awards

MIE Assistant Teaching Professor Mohammad Dehghani was awarded the IEOM Outstanding Track Chair Award and was awarded 2nd place for the IEOM Doctoral Dissertation Competition Award at the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM) in Detroit, Michigan, September 23-25, 2016. PhD student Tasnim Ibn Faiz received 2nd place for the IEOM Graduate Student […]

May 26, 2016

MIE Takes Home Several IISE Awards

Several MIE students and a faculty member received awards at the 2016 Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) Annual Conference held in Anaheim, CA.

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