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Mehrnaz Amjadi

Doctoral Student in Business Administration: Information and Decision Sciences Emphasis

Department of Information and Decision Sciences



  • 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)

Selected 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

Notable Honors

2018, MMLS Best Spotlight Presentation and Poster Finalist, 2nd Midwest Machine Learning Symposium

2018, NSF Award, SIAM Data Mining Doctoral Forum

2017, Student Presenter Award, UIC Graduate College

2015-2018, IDS Ph.D. Fellowship, University of Illinois at Chicago


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

Selected Presentations

  • 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