Nader Azad

Assistant Professor of Management Science
Sobey School of Business
Finance Info Sys and Mgmt Science

Faculty Member Information

Biosketch

Nader Azad joined Saint Mary’s University from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario where he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow of Operations Management in the DeGroote School of Business. He has a PhD in Industrial Engineering from the Amirkabir University of Technology. He also holds bachelor and master’s degrees in Industrial Engineering from the Iran University of Science and Technology. His main research area is in the supply chain management optimization, in particular developing models and solution algorithms for designing and operating of supply chains under disruption risks and/or other types of uncertainty. His research works have appeared in refereed journals such as Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review and Annals of Operations Research amongst others. One of his papers in Transportation Research Part E has been reported as one of the most cited papers in this journal since 2010.

Interests

Supply Chain Management, Disruption Risk Management, Transportation and Logistics, Stochastic Optimization, Exact Solution Methods

Education

Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology , 2012
M.S., Industrial Engineering, Iran University of Science & Technology, 2007
B.S., Industrial Engineering, Iran University of Science & Technology, 2005

Academic Work Experience

2016 - Present, Assistant Professor of Management Science, Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University
2013 - 2016, Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Lecturer , DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University

Membership

2013 - Present, Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS)
2013 - Present, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)

Honours

IFER International Postdoctoral Fellowship - 2012

Teaching: Course / Program Development

2016/01 - Present, Teaching at Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary's University
2015/02 - 2015/04, Teaching at DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University

Scholarly Contributions

Journal Articles

Alavi Sepideh, Azad Nader, Heydar Mojtaba, Davoudpour Hamid. "Integrated Production, Inventory, and Location-Allocation Decisions in Designing Supply Chain Networks", International Journal of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management 9:4 (Fall - 2016), 22--42
Azad Nader, Hassini Elkafi, Verma Manish. "Disruption risk management in railroad networks: An optimization-based methodology and a case study", Transportation Research Part B: Methodological 85 (Fall - 2016), 70--88
Azad Nader, Davoudpour Hamid, Saharidis Georgios KD, Shiripour Morteza. "A new model to mitigating random disruption risks of facility and transportation in supply chain network design", The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 70:9-12 (Fall - 2014), 1757--1774
Azad Nader, Davoudpour Hamid, Saharidis Georgios KD, Shiripour Morteza. "Designing a supply chain network under the risk of disruptions", Mathematical Problems in Engineering 2012:9-12 (Fall - 2014), 1757--1774
Azad Nader, Saharidis Georgios KD, Davoudpour Hamid, Malekly Hooman, Yektamaram Seyed Alireza. "Strategies for protecting supply chain networks against facility and transportation disruptions: an improved Benders decomposition approach", Annals of Operations Research 210:1 (Fall - 2013), 125--163
Azad Nader, Davoudpour Hamid. "Designing a stochastic distribution network model under risk", The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 64:1-4 (Fall - 2013), 23--40
Javid Amir Ahmadi, Azad Nader. "Incorporating location, routing and inventory decisions in supply chain network design", Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review 46:5 (Fall - 2010), 582--597
Azad Nader, Davoudpour Hamid. "A two echelon location-routing model with considering value-at-risk measure", International Journal of Management Science and Engineering Management 5:3 (Fall - 2010), 235--240
Javid A Ahmadi, Azad Nader. "A location-inventory model including delivery delay cost and capacity constraints in a stochastic distribution network", South African Journal of Industrial Engineering 21:2 (Fall - 2010), 51--61

Conference Proceedings

Azad Nader, Verma M, Hassini E. "Disruption risk management in railroad networks: An optimization-based methodology and a case study", CORS-INFORMS International Conference (2015 - 2015)
Azad Nader, Verma M, Hassini E. "Strategies for recovery from railroad disruptions", INFORMS Annual Conference (2014 - 2014)
Azad Nader, Hassini E. "Role of pricing, inventory and transportation in recovery from major supply chain network disruptions", CORS Annual Conference (2014 - 2014)
Azad Nader, Hassini E. "Multi-mitigation strategies for designing reliable supply chain networks under disruption risks: A Benders decomposition method", Industrial-Academic Workshop on Optimization in Finance and Risk Management (2013 - 2013)
Azad Nader, Saharidis G, Malekly H. "Improvements on Benders decomposition algorithm", INFORMS Annual Conference (2012 - 2012)

Service: Professional or Disciplinary

Referee, Journal of Global Optimization 2009/03 - Present
Referee, Transportation Research-Part B 2009/03 - Present
Referee, European Journal of Operational Research 2009/03 - Present
Referee, Expert Systems with Application 2009/03 - Present
Referee, Applied Mathematical Modeling 2009/03 - Present
Referee, Information Systems and Operational Research (INFOR) 2009/03 - Present
Referee, Optimization Methods and Software 2009/03 - Present
Referee, Transportation Research-Part E 2009/03 - Present