Majid Taghavi

Sobey School of Business
Finance Info Sys and Mgmt Science

Faculty Member Information


Dr. Majid Taghavi is an Assistant Professor of Management Science, Sobey School of Business. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and the School of Health Administration at Dalhousie University. Majid’s area of expertise is Management Science, with applications in health care resource planning. He is currently the principal investigator in four research projects involving grants worth approximately $180,000.


Healthcare Operations Management, Transportation and Logistics, Stochastic Optimization


Ph.D., Business Administration, McMaster University, DeGroote School of Business, 2015
M.S., Industrial Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2009
B.S., Applied Mathematics, AmirKabir University of Technology, 2003


2012 - Present, Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS)
2011 - Present, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)


Robert C. Joyner Doctoral Student Publication Prize McMaster University - 2014

Scholarly Contributions

Journal Articles

Taghavi Majid, Huang Kai. "A Lagrangian relaxation approach for stochastic network capacity expansion with budget constraints", Annals of Operations Research (Winter - 2020)
Golmohammadi AmirMohsen, Taghavi Majid, Farivar Samira, Azad Nader. "Three strategies for engaging a buyer in supplier development efforts", International Journal of Production Economics (IJPE) (Fall - 2018)
Taghavi Majid, Huang Kai. "A multi-stage stochastic programming approach for network capacity expansion with multiple sources of capacity", Naval Research Logistics (NRL) 63:8 (Winter - 2016), 600-614
Taghavi Majid, Huang Kai. "Stochastic capacity expansion with multiple sources of capacity", Operations Research Letter 42:4 (Summer - 2014), 263-267
Taghavi Majid, Shavandi Hassan. "The P-Center problem under uncertainty", Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering 6:1 (Winter - 2012), 48-57


Taghavi Majid, Kai Huang, Amirmohsen Golmohammadi. "Multi-stage Stochastic Capacity Expansion for Single Resource Problems", CORS Annual Meeting (Summer - 2019)
Taghavi Majid. "Using operations research for palliative care specialist workforce planning in Nova Scotia", CORS Annual Meeting (Spring - 2018)
Taghavi Majid, Grace Johnston. "Planning the number and distribution of specialist palliative care personnel for Nova Scotia", INFORMS Healthcare (Summer - 2017)
Taghavi Majid, Kai Huang. "Multi-stage stochastic capacity expansion of logistics networks", CORS Annual Meeting (Summer - 2015)
Taghavi Majid, Kai Huang. "Stochastic capacity expansion with multiple sources of capacity for transportation networks", 3rd INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistic Society Workshop (TSLWS 2014) (Summer - 2014)
Taghavi Majid, Kai Huang. "Lagrangian relaxation for stochastic network capacity expansion problem with budget constraint", CORS Annual Meeting (Summer - 2013)
Taghavi Majid, Kai Huang. "A multi-stage stochastic integer programming model for capacity planning of logistics networks", CORS Annual Meeting (Summer - 2012)

Other Publications

Tupala Beth, Taghavi Majid, Johnston Grace. "Collecting palliative care nursing data for use in Workforce Planning"
International Congress onPalliative Care (Fall - 2018)
Taghavi Majid, Johnston Grace, Urquhart Robin, Henderson David, Tschupruk Cheryl, Tupala Beth. "Planning for the number and distribution of specialist palliative care personnel in Nova Scotia"
International Congress onPalliative Care (Fall - 2018)

Service: Professional or Disciplinary

Cluster Chair for Healthcare, CORS Annual Meeting 2018/02 - 2018/04
Track Organizer for Healthcare SIG, Canadian Operations Research Society 2017/01 - 2019/04
Reviewer, IISE Transactions 2016/04 - Present
Reviewer, Health Systems 2016/03 - Present
Reviewer, Iranian Journal of Management Studies (IJMS) 2016/02 - Present
Reviewer, INFOR: Information Systems and Operational Research 2015/01 - Present
reviewer, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) 2010/02 - 2010/02