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Assistant Professor

Lazaridis School of Business & Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University

Behrooz Pourghannad is an Assistant Professor of Operations and Decision Sciences at the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University. He is also a research collaborator at Mayo Clinic’s Data Science Pillar at Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery. Previously, Behrooz was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Mathematics and its Application (University of Minnesota) and Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery (Mayo Clinic).

​Behrooz’s main research focuses on healthcare with an emphasis on patient-centric care and telemedicine, business model innovation with an emphasis on platform economy, and supply chain management with an emphasis on human decision-making and sustainability. Behrooz's research examines the impacts of innovative business models and new technologies on firms’ operational and financial decisions as well as their impacts on society and individuals. Behrooz draws on several methodologies in his research including game theory, dynamic programming, laboratory experiments, machine learning, and causal inference.

​Behrooz’s research has been recognized with several awards. He is the first-place winner of the 2017 INFORMS Aviation Application Section Best Student Paper Competition, a finalist of the 2018 IBM Service Science Section's Best Student Paper Award, and a two-time finalist of POMS College of Behavior in Operations Management Junior Scholar Paper Competition in 2018 and 2020. His papers have been published in several highly regarded journals, including Production and Operations Management and Transportation Science. His more recent works are under revision at Manufacturing & Service Operations Management.

​Behrooz received a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from Azad University, an M.A. in Mathematics from Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey, an M.A. in Business Administration from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Minnesota.