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Seyed M.R. Iravani

Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences

Director of Graduate Studies


2145 Sheridan Road
Tech E284
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

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Research Projects


Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences


Master of Engineering Management Program

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Ph.D. Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada

M.S. Industrial and System Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran

B.S. Industrial and System Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran

Training course in Electronic and Electrical Engines and Relays, Tehran Institute of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Research Interests

Applications of stochastic processes and queuing theory in the design and control of manufacturing, service operations and health care systems and supply chains

Selected Publications

    Ebrahimi, N., Iravani, S.M.R., and H. Shin.  "The Role of Salesperson with Demand Information in a Supply Chain: The Wholesale vs. Retail Salesperson."     Manufacturing and Service Operations Management,  16 (2014)  76-88.

    Arifoglu, K., Deo, S., and S.M.R. Iravani. "Coordinating Influenza Vaccine Supply Chain: Role of Consumption Externality and Yield
    Uncertainty."   Management Science,  58 (2012) 1072–1091.

     Ilhan, T., Iravani, S.M.R., and M. Daskin. "The Adaptive Knapsack Problem with Stochastic Demands." Operations Research,  59 (2011)  242--248

    Gokpinar, B.,  Hopp, W.J., and S.M.R. Iravani. "The Impact of Product Architecture and Organization
    Structure on Efficiency and Quality of Complex Product Development." Management Science, 56  (2010) 468--484.

    Hopp, W.J., Iravani, S.M.R., and W. Lu Xu.  ``Vertical Flexibility in Supply Chains." Management Science, 56 (2010) 495--502.

    Chao, G., Iravani, S.M.R. and C. Savaskan, "Quality Improvement Incentives and Product Recall Cost Sharing
    Contracts." Management Science, 55 (2009) 1122--1138.