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Hamed Samarghandi

Associate Professor of Management Science

Edwards Enhancement Chair in Business

Associate Member of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics

PhD, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Master of Science, Industrial Engineering Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering

306-966-1278 samarghandi@edwards.usask.ca

Room 90
25 Campus Drive, Nutrien Centre, University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, SK, S7N 5A7


I earned my BSc (2006) and MSc (2008) in Industrial Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology and Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, respectively. I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Manitoba, Canada in January 2013. I joined the Department of Finance and Management Science and Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan in July 2013.

Prior to joining the University of Saskatchewan I was a consultant with experience in various settings including automotive industry, banking and commerce, and not-for-profit healthcare environments.


Please visit and follow my personal page on Google Scholar.


1. Business Forecasting:

Forecasting, a critical component of business operations, represents the analysis of historical data to discover underlying patterns (trends, cycles and so forth). Knowledge about such patterns can be used to make estimates of future data values. For more information, click here.

2. Supply Chain Management:

A supply chain (SC) for a product consists of a company, its suppliers and its customers, linked by flows of material/product, information, and financial transactions. Supply chain management (SCM) is collaborative management and integration of these flows across a supply chain in order to maximize its performance. For more information, click here.

Prospective Students

I am seeking Masters and Ph.D. students in the following areas:

  • supply chain management;
  • healthcare optimization;
  • transportation management.

Please send your CV, and a short introduction to me if you have:

  • a degree in operations research, optimization, industrial engineering, computer science, or a related field;
  • experience in solving decision making and optimization problems with exact and non-exact solution methods;
  • good command of English;
  • strong coding and programming skills.

 Important note: you will receive a response from me only if I feel that we can work together.