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Dr. Mohsen Afsharian received his MSc and PhD in Applied Mathematics from Iran University of Science and Technology and PhD in Business and Economics Sciences from University of Magdeburg, Germany. He has recently had the privilege of being awarded by TU Braunschweig - after completion of his Habilitation - the highest university degree ("PD Dr.") in Germany in the field of "Business Administration".
His areas of interest are Location Analytics in Network Design, Cutting & Packing in Manufacturing & Distribution, Benchmarking & Multi-Dimensional Productivity Analysis, and Incentive Regulation, Principal-Agent Theory & Contract Design. In these domains, he has experience as either decision analyst or consultant in several industrial projects and received various national and international grants (such as DFG and DAAD).
Dr. Afsharian presents regularly his research contributions at several international conferences. He has also published more than 30 papers in leading international journals such as European Journal of Operational Research, OR Spectrum, Journal of the Operations Research Society, Annals of Operations Research, Omega, International Journal of Production Research, Economics Letters. He has also served as referee, department editor, associate editor, guest editor of several international journals such as department editor of “Decision Analysis Journal (Elsevier)”.
His teaching experience is also based on several years of participation in the teaching programs of TU Braunschweig, University of Magdeburg, Technical University of Sofia as well as St. Petersburg State University of Economics. This includes rich experience in course development, theoretically and practically oriented forms of teaching, co-teaching, seminars, colloquia and different forms of examinations (also digital due to the Covid situation).