Alireza Kabirian, PhD

Associate Professor
Operations Department
Weatherhead School of Management
MSM-Operations & Supply Chain Management
Weatherhead School of Management

Alireza Kabirian received his BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees all in Industrial Engineering. His MSc degree was obtained in 2006 from Sharif University of Technology in Iran and his PhD was received from Iowa State University in 2009 with concentration in Operations Research.

    Teaching Information

    Teaching Interests

    Alireza has previously taught and assisted in teaching over 2000 undergraduate and graduate students of Engineering Management, Industrial Engineering, and Business Administration at Iowa State University, University of Alaska-Anchorage, and California State University-Northridge. His past teaching portfolio involves a variety of courses on Engineering Economics and Accounting Methods, Operations Research, Operations and Supply Chain Management, Statistics, Transportation Planning, Facilities Planning, Project Management, and Quantitative Methods of Business.

    Recent Courses

    • Data Mining and Visualization
    • Foundations of Probability and Statistics
    • Operations Management
    • Six Sigma and Quality Management
    • Enterprise Resource Planning in the Supply Chain
    • Operations and Supply Chain Management
    • Stochastic Models with Applications

    Research Information

    Research Interests

    His dissertation at Iowa State focused on developing new algorithms for simulation-based optimization. His current research interest is about modeling operations and supply chain systems. He is working on optimization and stochastic models that integrates pricing decisions with inventory and production management policies. His research has appeared in numerous conferences and journal articles.

    Awards and Honors

    Weatherhead Faculty Teaching Excellence Award
    Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University

    Professional Memberships

    Institute for Operations Research and Management Science, 2007 - Present


    Doctor of Philosophy
    Iowa State University
    Master of Science
    Sharif University of Technology