Babak Abbasi is Associate Professor of Business Analytics. Previously, he was Senior Lecturer of Statistics and Operations Research and Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering. He uses analytical methods to help design better policies and make better decisions. For example, Babak recently worked on improving blood supply chain in Australia that helps make better decisions on using donated blood for saving lives.
Babak’s research focuses on industry-motivated quantitative modelling and decision making under uncertainty applied to blood service, not for profit organisations and government, healthcare delivery improvement, supply chain coordination, resources allocation, service operations management and manufacturing.
His research interests fall in the domain of Operations Research, Simulation, Probabilistic and Bayesian models, Categorical Data Analysis, Operations Management, Big Data Analytics and Healthcare Analytics.
Babak is an active reviewer for several journals including Decision Sciences, International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Production Economics, European Journal of Operational Research, Computers and Operations Research, Computers and Industrial Engineering, European Journal of Industrial Engineering, Communications in Statistics and Computational Statistics.
For a complete list of Babak’s publications visit Google Scholar
He has completed several research projects, grants and consultancy projects with various industries. His recent funded research projects and grants include:
- Shelf life analysis in blood supply chain
- Improving the blood supply chain in Australia
- Brain attacks in children: Operations research modelling for appropriate identification of paediatric stroke patients
- Statistical analysis and data mining of IgG level associations with donor characteristics
- Blood components demand forecasting in Australia
He is a member of INFORMS and Australian Society for Operations Research (ASOR).
- School of Mathematical and Geospatial Science Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Coordinator
- Node Leader, Australian Technology Network's Industry Doctoral Training Centre (IDTC)
- Research committee member in School of Business IT and Logistics
- Developing Business Analytics Program/Courses
- MATH1298 - Categorical Data Analysis
- MATH1312- Regression Analysis
- MATH1322- Computational Statistics
- MATH2202- Data Prep. For Analytics
- MATH2200 – Statistics 1
- OMGT1058 – Transport Economics
- BSc in IE (IUST)
- MSc in IE (Sharif University of Technology)
- G.C. in Tertiary Teaching and Learning (RMIT)
- PhD in IE (Sharif University of Technology)
- Arashpour, M.,Wakefield, R.,Blismas, N.,Abbasi, B. (2016). Quantitative analysis of rate-driven and due date-driven construction: production efficiency, supervision, and controllability in residential projects In: Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 142, 1 - 11
- Keshtkaran, M.,Churilov, L.,Hearne, J.,Abbasi, B.,Meretoja, A. (2016). Validation of a decision support model for investigation and improvement in stroke thrombolysis In: European Journal of Operational Research, 253, 154 - 169
- Clay, N.,Abbasi, B.,Eberhard, A.,Hearne, J. (2016). On the volatility of blood inventories In: International Transactions in Operational Research, , 1 - 32
- Shahparvari, S.,Chhetri, P.,Abbasi, B.,Abareshi, A. (2016). Enhancing emergency evacuation response of late evacuees: Revisiting the case of Australian Black Saturday bushfire In: Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 93, 148 - 176
- Arashpour, M.,Wakefield, R.,Abbasi, B.,Lee, E.,Minas, J. (2016). Off-site construction optimization: Sequencing multiple job classes with time constraints In: Automation in Construction, 71, 262 - 270
- Roozbahani, R.,Schreider, S.,Abbasi, B. (2015). Optimal water allocation through a multi-objective compromise between environmental, social, and economic preferences In: Environmental Modelling & Software, 64, 18 - 30
- Roozbahani, R.,Abbasi, B.,Schreider, S. (2015). Optimal allocation of water to competing stakeholders in a shared watershed In: Annals of Operations Research, 229, 657 - 676
- Keshtkaran, M.,Hearne, J.,Abbasi, B.,Churilov, L. (2015). Stroke care systems: can simulation modeling catch up with the recent advances in stroke treatment? In: Proceedings of the 2015 Winter Simulation Conference, Huntington Beach, United States, 6-9 December 2015
- Roozbahani, R.,Huston, C.,Dunstall, S.,Abbasi, B.,Ernst, A.,Schreider, S. (2015). Minimizing bushfire risk through optimal powerline assets replacement and improvement In: Proceedings of the 21st International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM 2015), Gold Cost , Australia, 29 November - 4 December 2015
- Shahparvari, S.,Chhetri, P.,Abareshi, A.,Abbasi, B.,Alahakoon, D. (2015). Multi-Objective Decision Analytics for Short-Notice Bushfire Evacuation: An Australian Case Study In: Australasian Journal Of Information Systems, 19, 133 - 151
- AMSI Industry Internship Program - Seyedeh Hosseinfard. Funded by: Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute Contract from (2011 to 2011)
2 PhD Completions9 PhD Current Supervisions