About me

Shadi Sharif Azadeh is an assistant professor at Civil Engineering and Geosciences faculty and the co-director of SUM (Sustainable Urban Multi-modal Mobility) lab at TU Delft in the department of Transport & Planning. Previously, she worked as an assistant professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam, Econometrics department (Operations Research and Logistics group) for four years. She holds a PhD in Mathematics (operations research) from Polytechnique Montreal where she received doctorate excellency award at University of Montreal (CIRRELT) as well as Michael Florian Award for best PhD thesis research award in Canada.

Her areas of expertise include integration of operations research with behavioural models for transport, mobility and logistics networks (Choice Driven Optimization). More precisely, her current major projects are related to combining pricing and assortment optimisation methods to model supply and demand interplay for last mile delivery and urban mobility systems. In particular, she develops efficient algorithms for large-scale optimisation to solve industrial problems using behavioural models and statistical learning methods. Her research has been recognised by INFORMS as she has been the recipient of Early Career Award and best paper awards in 2017 and 2019 annual meetings.

She has acted as PI, co-PI, WP leader and project manager of several research proposals both individual and in consortium. The list includes: H2020, ERANET, Marie-Curie, direct funding from industry, NWO Accelerator, SNSF, MITACS, NSERC-FQRNT over the last 10 years.

She is the guest editor of two special issues at Transportation Science and EURO Journal of Transport and Logistics on real-time large scale transport problems in presence of uncertainty.


She was a visiting professor at Industrial Engineering department at Georgia Tech in 2018 under an NWO Travel grant. Previously, she held a postdoctoral position at Civil and Environmental Engineering at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) where she was a recipient of Marie Curie fellowship. She has been a visiting scholar and research affiliate to Civil and Environmental Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is currently affiliated to both institutions.