Honors and Awards




*Recipient of the prestigious 2013 Bonder Scholarship for Applied Operations Research in Health Services by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) for the potential in making a significant contribution to the field of applied operations research in health care systems (international award).
 
*Second place winner of 2016 George B. Dantzig Dissertation Award by INFORMS for the best dissertation in any area of operations research and the management sciences that is innovative and relevant to practice (international award).

*First place winner of 2016 Best Paper Competition of the College of Healthcare Operations Management of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS; national award).

*Recipient of the competitive Rackham Graduate School Predoctoral Fellowship for the year 2015-2016 (university-wide award).
 
*Recipient of the 2015 Murty Prize for the best research paper on optimization by an IOE Student (departmental-wide award).
 
*Recipient of the 2014 Shaffer Grant for Innovative Glaucoma Research from the Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF) for the project titled “A Dynamic, Personalized Glaucoma Monitoring Decision Support Tool”

*Recipient of the 2014 Bonder Scholar Research Grant from the Set Bonder Foundation and the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
 
*Recipient of a Rackham Fellowship Award, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (Fall 2011 & Winter 2012)

*Recipient of a Fellowship Award from Industrial and Systems Eng. Department, Rutgers University, NJ (Fall 2009) 

*Recipient of the Faculty Of Engineering (FOE) award in 2009 as the distinguished undergraduate student, University of Tehran, Iran