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Seyed M.R. Iravani

Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences and (by courtesy) Operations Management

Director of Graduate Studies


2145 Sheridan Road
Tech E284
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

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Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences

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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, queuing theory and game theory in the design and control of manufacturing, service operations, 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.