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Gita Taherkhani

Title/s:  Assistant Professor

Office #:  Schreiber 418

Phone: 312.915.6125

Email:

About

Dr. Taherkhani is an assistant professor in the Information Systems and Supply Chain Management Department in Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University Chicago.  She received her Ph.D. degree in Management Sciences at the University of Waterloo. Prior to joining Loyola University Chicago, she was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Interuniversity Research Centre on Enterprise Networks, Logistics, and Transportation (CIRRELT) and the School of Management at the University of Quebec in Montreal.  Her main research area is in supply chain management analytics, in particular developing both deterministic and stochastic models and solution algorithms for data-driven decision problems at strategic, tactical, and operational levels arising in transportation, logistics, and telecommunications.  She studies these problems from both the analytical and empirical perspectives.  In 2020, her Ph.D. dissertation was granted the second best INFORMS SOLA Dissertation Award and INFORMS AAS Dissertation Award.

Degrees

  • Ph.D. in Management Sciences, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Research Interests

Applications:

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Intelligent Transport Systems
  • Logistics and Telecommunications Systems
  • Business Analytics

Methodologies:

  • Mixed-Integer Programming
  • Stochastic Optimization
  • Decomposition Methods for Large-Scale Optimization

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member of:

  • Interuniversity Research Centreon Enterprise Networks, Logistics, and Transportation (CIRRELT), since August 2020
  • INFORMS (The Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences), since 2019
  • EWGLA (EURO Working Group on Locational Analysis), since 2016
  • CORS (Canadian Operational Research Society), since 2017

Conference Session Chair:

  • CORS 2018
  • INFORMS 2021
  • INFORMS 2022

Reviewer for: 

  • European Journal of Operational Research
  • International Transactions in Operational Research
  • Omega: The International Journal of Management Science
  • Computer and Operations Research
  • Transportation Research Part B: Methodological 

Mentor for:

  • Expectation TA Workshop (University of Waterloo, FAll 2017, 2018)

Courses Taught

Instructor (developed syllabus, prepared slides, arranged exams, and determined grades)

  • Loyola University Chicago, USA
    • Introduction to Operations Management, Fall 2021
      • Enrollment:  40 (graduate students)
      • Teaching Evaluations: 4.2 (out of 5)
    • Supply Chain Analytics, Fall 2021
      • Enrollment: 28 (graduate students)
      • Teaching Evaluations: 4.6 (out of 5)
    • Operations Management, J-Term 2022, Spring 2022
      • Enrollment 45 (undergraduate students)
      • Teaching Evaluations: 4.8 (out of 5)
    • Supply Chain Modeling, Spring 2022
      • Enrollment: 22 (undergraduate students)

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada

  • Introduction to Optimization, Fall 2018, Spring and Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 (0nline)
    • Enrollment: 100 (undergraduate students)
    • Teaching Evaluations: 94 (out of 100)
  • Engineering Economics, Fall 2019, Winter 2020
    • Enrollment: 96 (undergraduate students)
    • Teaching Evaluations: 92 (out of 100)
  • Quantitative Data Analysis, Spring 2020 (Online)
    • Enrollment: 30 (graduate students)
    • Teaching Evaluations: 82 (out of 100)

Guest Lecturer

  • University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
    • Introduction to Optimization, Spring 2016, 2017
    • Organizational Behavior, Fall 2017

Teaching Assistant (prepared and presented lab and tutorial activities)

  • University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
    • Work Design and Facilities Planning, Winter 2016, 2017, 2018
    • Introduction to Optimization, Spring 2016, 2017, Fall 2016
    • Quantitative Data Analysis, Fall 2015
    • Organizational Behavior, Fall 2015, 2017
  • Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey
    • Engineering and Facilities Design, Fall 2013, 2014
    • Introduction to Engineering, Spring 2014

Awards

  • Honorable mention in the INFORMS SOLA Best Student Paper Award, Anaheim, USA, Fall 2021
  • 2nd place in the INFORMS SOLA Dissertation Award, USA. Fall 2020
  • 2nd place in the INFORMS AAS Best Dissertation Award, Seattle, USA. Fall 2019
  • 2nd place in the INFORMS SOLA Best Student Paper Award, Seattle, USA. Fall 2019
  • Doctoral Thesis Completion Award ($5K), Unversity of Waterloo, Canada., Winter 2019
  • Student Award from EURO Working Group on Locational Analysis ($1.5K), Edinburgh, United Kingdom.  Spring 2018
  • Graduate Travel Award ($1K), University of Waterloo Faculty of Graduate Studies, Canada.  Spring 2017, 2018
  • Teaching Assistant Award for Excellent TA, University of Waterloo, Canada.  Spring 2017
  • Graduate Studies Award ($1K), University of Waterloo, Canada.  Winter 2017
  • International Doctoral Student Award (DSA), University of Waterloo, Canada.  2015-2019
  • Provost Graduate Scholarship, University of Waterloo, Canada.  2015-2019
  • Provost Doctoral Entrance Award (PDEA) for Women ($5K), University of Waterloo, Canada.  Fall 2015
  • TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey), Koç University, Turkey.  2013-2015

Selected Publications

Janschekowitz, M., Taherkhani, G., Alumur, S. A., Nickel, S., 2022. An alternative approach to address uncertainty in hub location. Submitted to OR Spectrum.

Taherkhani, G., Bilegan, I., Crainic, T. G., Gendreau, M., Rei, W. "Tactical capacity planning in an integrated multi-stakeholder freight transportation system". Omega: The International Journal of Management Science 110 (2022): https://doi.org/10.1016/j.omega.2022.102628

Taherkhani, G., Alumur, S. A., Hosseini, S. M. "Robust-stochastic models for profit maximizing hub location problems". Transportation Science 55.6 (2021): 1322-1350.

Awards: Honorable mention in the INFORMS SOLA Best Student Paper Competition, Fall 2021.

Taherkhani, G., Alumur, S. A., Hosseini, S. M., 2020. Benders decomposition for profit maximizing capacitated hub location problem with multiple demand classes. Transportation Science, https://doi.org/10.1287/trsc.2020.1003.

Awards: 2nd place in the INFORMS SOLA Best Student Paper Competition, Fall 2019.

Student Award from EURO Working Group on Locational Analysis, Spring 2018.

Janschekowitz, M., Taherkhani, G., Alumur, S. A., Nickel, S., 2020.  An alternative approach to address uncertainty in hub location.  Submitted to EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics.

Taherkhani, G., Alumur, S. A., Hosseini, S. M., 2020. Robust-stochastic models for profit maximizing hub location problems.  Under the 2nd round revisions in Transportation Science. 

Taherkhani, G., Alumur, S. A., Hosseini, S. M., 2020.  Benders decomposition for profit maximizing capacitated hub location problem with multiple demand classes.  Transportation Science, https://doi.org/10.1287/trsc.2020.1003.

Awards:  2nd place in the INFORMS SOLA Best Student Paper Competition, Fall 2019.  Student Award from EURO Working Group on Locational Analysis, Spring 2018.

Taherkhani, G., Alumur, S. A., 2019. Profit maximizing hub location problems. Omega: The International Journal of Management Science, 86, 1-15.

Tarherkhani, G., Alumur, S. A., 2019.  Profit maximizing hub location problems.  Omega:  The International Journal of Management Science, 86, 1-15.

Ernest, A. T., Oğuz, C., Singh, G., and Taherkhani, G., 2017.  Mathematical models for the berth allocation problem in dry bulk terminals.  Journal of Scheduling, 20 (5), 459-473.

Working Papers

Taherkhani, G., Hosseini, S. M., Hassanzadeh, A., Crainic, T. G., 2022. Exact solution methods for an integrated multi-stakeholder freight transportation system with stochastic demand.

Taherkhani, G., Guo, W., Savaser, S. K., Kinay, O. B., 2022. Sustainability in profit maximizing hub location problems: comparison of solution methods.

Taherkhani, G., Alumur, S. A., Ghaddar, B., 2022. Data-driven hub network design for ridesharing.

Taherkhani, G., Alumur, S. A., Hosseini, S. M., 2022. Revenue management in hub location problems.

Taherkhani, G., Crainic, T. G., Gendreau, M., Rei, W., 2020.  Intelligent service network design for freight transportation.

Taherkhani, G., Crainic, T. G., Gendreau, M., Rei, W. 2020.  Capacity planning in an integrated multi-stakeholder system.

Taherkhani, G., Alumur, S. A., Ghaddar, B., 2020.  Hub location in ride sharing systems:  a data-driven approach for network design.

Taherkhani, G., Alumur, S. A., Hosseini, S. M., 2020.  Revenue management in hub location problems.

Conference Presentations

Taherkhani, G., Hosseini, S. M., Hassanzadeh, A., Crainic, T. G., “Exact solution methods for an integrated multi-stakeholder freight transportation system with stochastic demand”, TSL Workshop, Norway, June 2022

Taherkhani, G., Guo, W., Savaser, S. K., Kinay, O. B., “Sustainability in profit maximizing hub location problems: comparison of solution methods”, CORS/INFORMS International Conference, Vancouver, Canada, June 2022.

Taherkhani, G., Crainic, T. G., Gendreau, M., Rei, W., “Intelligent service network design for freight transportation”, ODYSSEUS– 8th International Workshop on Freight Transportation and Logistics, Tangier, Morocco, May 2022.

Taherkhani, G., Crainic, T. G., Gendreau, M., Rei, W., “Tactical capacity planning in an integrated multi-stakeholder freight transportation system”, INFORMS Annual Meeting, USA, Oct. 2021

Taherkhani, G., Alumur, S. A., Hosseini, S. M., “Robust-stochastic models for profit maximizing hub location problems”, TSL Workshop, Netherlands, July. 2021. 

Taherkhani, G., Alumur, S. A., Hosseini, S. M., “Robust-stochastic models for profit maximizing hub location problems”, TSL Workshop, Netherlands, July. 2021

Taherkhani, G., Alumur, S. A., Hosseini, S. M., “Robust-stochastic models for profit maximizing hub location problems”, INFORMS Annual Meeting, USA, Nov. 2020.

Taherkhani, G., Alumur, S. A., Hosseini, S. M., “Revenue management in hub location problems”, CORS – 60th Canadian Operational Research Society, Halifax, Canada, June 2018.

Taherkhani, G., Crainic, T. G., Gendreau, M., Rei, W., "Intelligent service network design for freight transportation", ODYSSEUS - 8th International Workshop on Freight Transportations and Logistics, Tangier, Morocco, 31 May - 4 June 2021

Taherkhani, G., Alumur, S. A., Hosseini, S. M., "Robust -stochastic models for profit maximizing hub location problems", INFORMS Annual Meeting, USA, 7-13 Nov. 2020.

Taherkhani, G., Alumur, S. A., Hosseini, S. M., "Revenue management in hub location problems", CORS - 60th Canadian Operational Research Society, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Cananda, 4-6 June 2018.

Taherkhani, G., Alumur, S. A., Hosseini, S. M., "Benders decomposition for profit maximizing hub location problems with capacity allocation", EWGLA XXIV - 24th EURO Working Group on Locational Analysis, Edinburgh, Scotland, 23-26 May 2018.

Taherkhani, G., Alumur, S. A., Hosseini, S. M., "Benders decomposition for profit maximizing hub location problems with capacity allocation", Optimization Days, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 7-9 May 2018.

Taherkhani, G., Alumur, S.A., "Profit maximizing hub location problems", ISOLDE XIV - 14th International Symposium on Locational Decisions, Toronto and Huntsville, Ontario, Canada, 9-14 July 2017.

Taherkhani, G., Oğuz, C., "Berth allocation problem in dry bulk terminals", EURO XXVII - 27th European Conference in Operational Research, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, 12-15 July 2015.