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Mehrnaz Amjadi

Mehrnaz Amjadi, Doctoral Student in IDS
  • Doctoral Student in Business Administration, Information & Decision Sciences


  • PhD student in Information and Decision Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • MSc in Applied Mathematics (Operations Research), University of Tehran
  • BSc in Applied Mathematics, University of Tehran


  • Graduate Research Assistant, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2016-present
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2015-present

  • Teaching Assistant, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Autumn '17

Classes Taught

  • University of Chicago Booth School of Business
    Teaching Assistant, Executive MBA Class
    40801: Operations Management (Autumn '17)
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
    Teaching Assistant, Graduate level
    IDS 575: Statistical Models and Methods for Business Analytics (Fall '18)
    IDS 576: Advanced Predictive Models and Applications for Business Analytics (Spring '18)
    IDS 552: Supply Chain Management (Spring '16/'17)
    IDS 532: Introduction to Operations Management (Spring '15/'16)
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
    Lab Instructor, Undergraduate level
    IDS 355: Operations Management (Summer '17/'18)

Research & Publications


  • “Block Structure Based Time-Series Models for Graph Sequences”, INFORMS Annual Meeting 2018, arXiv preprint arXiv:1804.08796v2
  • “Dynamic Pricing of New Products Under Anticipatory Adoption Models”, INFORMS Annual Meeting 2018, draft in preparation


Recent Talks:

  • Block Structure-Based Models for Graph Sequences, MMLS 2018, (Video), June 2018 
  • Block-Structure Based Time-Series Models For Graph Sequences, SDM 2018, May 2018
  • New Algorithms for Inference in Graph Sequence Models, INFORMS 2017, Oct. 2017
  • Block-Structure Based Time-Series Models For Graph Sequences, NIPS 2017, Dec. 2017
  • Prescriptive Analytics for Store Flyer Design, UIC IDS seminar, Oct. 2016

Awards & Affiliations

  • MMLS Best Spotlight Presentation and Poster Finalist, 2nd Midwest Machine Learning Symposium, 2018
  • NSF Award, SIAM Data Mining Doctoral Forum, 2018
  • UIC Graduate College Student Presenter Award, 2017
  • IDS Ph.D. Fellowship, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2015-2018
  • Ranked 1st among B.Sc. Students in Applied Mathematics, University of Tehran, 2010
  • Representative of University of Tehran in Iran National Mathematical Olympiad, 2009