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    PhD projects

    Applied Operation Research
    Simulation-Based Optimisation
    Operations and Supply Chain Management
    Machine Learning and Data Science

    Personal profile

    Contact Details


    Room: ABS271


    Dr. Seyed Mojtaba Sajadi (FHEA) hold a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology and was granted to be a research visitor at the Faculty of Applied Economics, Antwerp University, Belgium in 2009-2010. He is currently Assistant Professor (lecturer) in Operation and Supply Chain Simulation in Operation and Information Department, Aston Business School. Before he joined Aston University, he was Assistant Professor (2021-2022) at Coventry Business School, Course (Program) Director of MSc Business Analytics, and Associate Course Director in BA Business Management. Furthermore for ten years (2010-2020), he was working as an Assistant/Associate Professor at the University of Tehran. He was appointed as Young Outstanding Researcher that was awarded by the University of Tehran in 2015.

    The focus of his research involved simulation-based optimisation in supply chain management and business analytics. He has extensive expertise in different sorts of simulation including Discrete Event Simulation (DES), Agent-Based Simulation (ABS), System Dynamics (SD), Monte Carlo, Hybrid simulation, and their applications in different fields of research studies such as project management, healthcare, manufacturing systems, supply chain, disaster management, banking service activities, ICT, after-sales services, and so forth. Besides, He has a solid background in optimisation, business analytics and using mathematical modelling, metaheuristic algorithms, and data science techniques for developing effective simulation-based optimisation approaches in order to address complex real-world problems.

    He has extensive experience in teaching and supervising undergraduate and postgraduate students in a variety of international contexts including the UK, Belgium, Netherlands, Turkey, Indonesia, Japan and Iran. He has been teaching different modules includes Simulation Optimisation, Operation Research, Supply Chain Optimisation, Business Analytics and Machine Learning.

    Research Interests

    My Research Interests are: 

    • Simulation-Based Optimisation (DES, ABS, SD)
    • Applied Operation Research
    • Artificial Intelligence and Meta-heuristic Algorithms
    • Machine Learning and Data Science 
    • Operations and  Supply Chains Optimisation
    • Production and Maintenance Optimisation
    • Healthcare and Disaster Management 


    • Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management Systems, Amirkabir University of Technology
    • M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering, School of Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran
    • B.Sc. In Industrial Engineering, Industrial Engineering Department, Sharif University of Technology
    • Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE), Coventry University


    • Assistant Professor (Lecturer), Aston Business School (Jan 2023-now)
    • Assistant Professor (Senior Lecturer) Coventry Business School (Jan 2021 - Dec 2022 )
    • Associate Professor, University of Tehran (Jan 2016 - Dec 2020)
    • Assistant Professor, University of Tehran (Jan 2010 - Dec 2015)

    Teaching Activity

    Undergraduate Modules

    • Simulation (BN3352)
    • Principles of Operations Management (BN1157)
    • Data Visualization (BN2207)
    • Effective Project Delivery (BN3362)
    • HR Data Analytics (BHM386)

    Postgraduate Modules

    • Simulation for Managerial Decision Making (BNM802)
    • Managing Projects (BNM808)
    • Data Analytics (DC4200)

    Professional/editorial offices

    Editorial Boards

    Associate Editor, Journal of Simulation (2023 - Pesent)


    Guest Editorship

    Sajadi, S.M., Daneshvar-Kakhki, M. (2023), Simulation-Based Optimisation in Business Analytics. Mathematics | Special Issue : Simulation-Based Optimisation in Business Analytics (mdpi.com)

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
    • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
    • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
    • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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