Houra Mahmoudzadeh

Houra Mahmoudzadeh
Associate Professor
Location: CPH 4317
Phone: 519-888-4567 x38043

Research Interests

  • Robust optimization
  • Inverse optimization
  • Large-scale optimization
  • Decomposition algorithms
  • Combinatorial optimization
  • Healthcare applications
  • Data Analytics
  • Decision making under uncertainty


  • 2015, Doctorate, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto
  • 2006, Master of Science, Industrial Engineering, Sharif University of Technology
  • 2003, Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering, Sharif University of Technology


  • MSCI 251 - Probability and Statistics 1
    • Taught in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • MSCI 331 - Introduction to Optimization
    • Taught in 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024
  • MSCI 634 - Deterministic Models in Operations Research
    • Taught in 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

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Selected/Recent Publications

  • Ripsman D.A., Rahimi F., Abouee-Mehrizi H., and Mahmoudzadeh H., Light Pareto robust optimization for IMRT treatment planning, Medical Physics, Volume 50, 2637-2648, Canada, 2023.
  • Habib R.R., Yeung J., Darko J., Osei E., and Mahmoudzadeh H., Optimization of sliding windows IMRT treatment planning, IISE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering, Volume 12, 180-192, Canada, 2022.
  • Ripsman D.A., Purdie T.G., Chan T.C.Y., and Mahmoudzadeh H., Robust Direct Aperture Optimization for Radiation Therapy Treatment Planning, INFORMS Journal on Computing, Volume 34, 2017-2038, Canada, 2022.
  • Shiri M., Ahmadizar F., and Mahmoudzadeh H., A three-phase methodology for home healthcare routing and scheduling under uncertainty, Computers and Industrial Engineering, Volume 127, Iran, 2021.
  • Ghobadi K., and Mahmoudzadeh H., Inferring linear feasible regions using inverse optimization, European Journal of Operational Research, Volume 127, 829-843, United States, 2021.
  • Kaur M.P., Srikanthan S., Hanspal M., Champaneri J., and Mahmoudzadeh H., Optimal re-allocation of pay and display machines for Toronto parking authority, Mobility Management in Urban Areas: Models and Perspectives, 1-30, Canada, 2021.
  • Mahmoudzadeh H., Mirahmadi Shalamzari A., and Abouee-Mehrizi H., Robust multi-class multi-period patient scheduling with wait time targets, Operations Research for Health Care, Volume 25, Canada, 2020.
  • Shiri M., Ahmadizar F., Mahmoudzadeh H., and Bashiri M., A Two-Phase Method for Robust Home Healthcare Problem: A Case Study, Springer Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics, Volume 127, 193-203, Iran, 2020.
  • Unkelbach J., Alber M., Bangert M., Bokrantz R., Chan T.C.Y., Deasy J.O., Fredriksson A., Gorissen B.L., Van Herk M., Liu W., Mahmoudzadeh H., Nohadani O., Siebers J.V., Witte M., and Xu H., Robust radiotherapy planning, Physics in Medicine and Biology, Volume 63, Switzerland, 2018.
  • Ghobadi K., Lee T., Mahmoudzadeh H., and Terekhov D., Robust inverse optimization, Operations Research Letters, Volume 46, 339-344, United States, 2018.

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