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Fariba Goodarzian


  • EH14 4AS

    United Kingdom

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Research interests

Supply chain management; Operations management; Logistics and transport; Circular economy; Agri-food supply chain; Agriculture supply chain; Network design; Sustainability; Facility location; logistics; Healthcare operations.


Dr. Fariba Goodarzian is a Research associate at the Edinburgh Business
School, Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh/UK. She passed a Postdoctoral
Researcher at the University of Tehran, Department of Industrial Engineering, Tehran, Iran, and in Machine Intelligence Research Labs (MIR Labs), Scientific Network for Innovation and Research Excellence, Washington, D.C., United States. In addition, she passed a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Sevilla in Spain/Sevilla. She earned her Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering from Yazd University, Yazd, Iran from 2017 to 2020, her M.Sc. degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Science and Technology of Mazandaran, Behshar from 2014 to 2016, and also graduated B.Sc. degree in Industrial Engineering from Mazandaran University of Science and Technology, Babol
from 2020 to 2014.

Her publications are in Applied Soft Computing, Applied Mathematical Modeling, Engineering Applications and Artificial Intelligence, Journal of Computational Design and Engineering, Computers and Industrial Engineering, Applied Intelligence, The International Journal
of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Journal of Cleaner Production, Annals of
Operations Research, Soft Computing, Journal of Environmental Management, Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, RAIRO-Operations Research, Expert with Systems Applications, Decision
Analytics Journal, Fuzzy Optimization and Decision Making, Sensors,  International Journal of Systems Science: Operations & Logistics, International Journal of Logistics Management, etc. and
international conferences.

Dr. Fariba has several chapter books in Elsevier Publisher and a book. Her main research interests are in the area of Supply Chain Management, Health Care Management, Operations Research, Network Design, Big Data Analytics, Uncertainty Programming, exact methods as well as proposing novel heuristic methods and metaheuristic algorithms.

According to Scopus and Stanford University, he is among the World top 2% of scientists as of 2023.

Key Research Words/Phrases

Supply chain management; Operations management; Logistics and transport; Circular economy; Sustainability; Optimization; Healthcare operations.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water


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