- Decision Analytics
- BioCircular Economy
- Supply Chain Management
- Technology Management & Innovation
- Project Management
Funding and Grants
- Canada Research Chairs Program, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), $600,000 (plus $433,500 matching funds from ENAP), 2023-2028, Role: PI
- Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), John Evans Leaders Fund, $245,000 (including $98,000 matching funds fromMinistère de l'Enseignement supérieur), 2023, Role: PI
- Reseau de recherche en economie circulaire du Quebec (RRECQ), Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC), ($5,000,000), 2021-2025, Role: Co-Investigator
- NRCan Project Funding: "Agent-based Modeling and Simulation of Bioenergy Supply Chains in Canada for Bioeconomy Policy and Scenario Analysis", Natural Resources Canada - NRCan (in collaboration with National Research Council - NRC), Bioeconomy and Supply Chain Economics Division ($40,000), 2021, Role: PI
-MITACS Accelerate: "Digitization of supply chain routing decisions", Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS) with Hitek Inc ($15,000), 2021, Role: PI
- NSERC Discovery Grant: "Bioenergy Hubs for Northern Communities: Sourcing, Logistics, Distribution, and System Integration", Natural Science & Engineering Research Council of Canada ($110,000), 2019-2024, Role: PI
− RAE Competitive Investment Round Grant, University of Greenwich, 2012-2013, Project title: “A Framework for Modeling and Optimization of Biomass-for-Heat Supply Chains” (£7,000), Role: PI
− RAE Competitive Investment Round Grant, University of Greenwich, 2011-2012, Project title: “A Systems Approach to Modeling, Analysis, and Complexity Management of Revenue Sharing and Incentive Mechanisms in Reverse Logistics” (£9,000), Role: PI
Scholarships and Fellowship
− NSERC Visiting Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2010 ($43,000)
− NSERC Industrial R&D Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2010 ($40,000)
− FQRNT PhD Scholarship, Le Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Nature et les
Technologies, 2009-2011 ($20,000/year)
− PhD Completion Award, HEC Montreal, University of Montreal, 2010 ($12,500)
− PhD Candidacy Award, HEC Montreal, University of Montreal, 2008 ($5,000)
− PhD Scholarship, HEC Montreal, University of Montreal, 2008–2010 ($10,000/year)
− Research Assistantship, HEC Montreal, University of Montreal, 2008–2009
− Research Assistantship, Project Management Specialization, University of Calgary,
− Graduate Scholarship, School of Graduate Studies, University of Regina, 2005 ($9000)
− Research Assistantship, Faculty of Engineering, University of Regina, 2005 ($5,000)
- Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS)
- Association for Information Systems (AIS)
- Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS)
- Project Management Institute (PMI)
- Association of Professional Engineers & Geo-scientists (APEGS)
[J21] Vazifeh, Z., Mafakheri,F., An C. (2023). Coordination of Bioenergy Supply Chains under Government Incentive Policies: A Game-theoretic Analysis, Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, accepted-in-press (Impact Factor: 4.700).
[J20]Esmaeili, F., Mafakheri,F.,F. Nasiri (2023). Biomass Supply Chain Resilience:Integrating Demand andAvailability Predictions into Routing Decisions UsingMachine Learning, Smart Science, accepted-in-press (ImpactFactor:2.00).
[J19]Vazifeh, Z.,Bensebaa, F.,Shadbahr, J., Mafakheri, F., Benali, M.,Vézina, P.(2023). Forestry basedproducts as climate change solution:Integrating life cycle assessment withtechno-economic analysis, Journal of Environmental Management, 330, 117197 (Impact Factor: 8.91). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2022.117197
[J18]Daneshmand, M., Noroozi, F.,Corneanu, C., Mafakheri, F.,and Fiorini, P.(2023). Industry 4.0 andProspects of Circular Economy: A Survey of Robotic Assembly and Disassembly, InternationalJournal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 124 (9), 2973–3000 (Impact Factor: 3.563). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00170-021-08389-1
[J17]Seyedan,S. M., Mafakheri, F. andWang, C. (2022). Cluster-Based Demand Forecasting Using Bayesian ModelAveraging: An Ensemble Learning Approach, Decision Analytics, 3, 100033.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dajour.2022.100033
[J16]Vazifeh,Z., Mafakheri,F., and An, C. (2021).Biomass Supply Chain Coordination for Remote Communities: A Game-theoretic Modeling and Analysis Approach, Sustainable Cities and Society,69,102819(Impact Factor: 7.587). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2021.102819
[J15]Cai, M.,An, C., Guy, C., Lu, C.,and Mafakheri,F. (2021). Assessing theregional biogenic methanol emission from spring wheat during the growing season:ACanadian case study, Environmental Pollution, 287,117602(Impact Factor: 8.071). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2021.117602
[J14]Khodami, S., Mafakheri, F.,Zeng, Y. (2021). A system dynamics approach to comparative analysis of biomass supply chain coordination strategies, Energies, 14(10), 2808 (Impact Factor:3.004).https://doi.org/10.3390/en14102808
[J13] Mafakheri,F., Adebanjo,D., Genus,A. (2021).Coordinating Biomass Supply Chains for Remote Communities: A Comparative Analysis of Non- cooperative and Cooperative Scenarios. International Journal Production Research, 59 (15),4615-4632. (Impact Factor:8.568). https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2020.1767312
[J12]Seyedan, S. M. & Mafakheri, F (2020),Demand Forecasting inSupply Chain Management Using Big Data Analytics: Methods,Applications, and Research Opportunities, Journal of Big Data, 7:53, 1-22 (Impact Factor:10.835). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40537-020-00329-2
[J11]Nasiri,F., Mafakheri, F.,Adebanjo, D., Haghighat, F. (2017).“Modelingand Analysis of Renewable HeatIntegration into Non-Domestic Buildings - TheCase of Biomass Boilers: A WholeLife Asset-Supply Chain Optimization ApproachUsing System Dynamics”, Biomass and Bioenergy, 95,244–256 (Impact Factor: 5.061). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biombioe.2016.10.018
[J10]D.Adebanjo, P Samaranayake, F.Mafakheri, and T. Laosirihongthong (2016)."Prioritization of SixSigma Project Selection:A Resource-Based View andInstitutional Norms Perspective", Benchmarking, 23 (7), 1983-2003(Impact Factor:2.60). http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/BIJ-09-2015-0086
[J9] F.Nasiriand F. Mafakheri (2015).“Postgraduateresearch supervision at a distance:a review of challenges and strategies”, Studies in Higher Education, 40(10), 1962-1969 (Impact Factor: 3.363). https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2014.914906
[J8] F.Nasiriand F. Mafakheri (2015)."Higher Education Lecturing and Humor: FromPerspectives to Strategies", Higher Education Studies, 5 (5),25-31. http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/hes.v5n5p26
[J7] A.Genus, F.Mafakheri.(2014). “A Neo-institutional Perspective of Supply Chains andEnergy Security:Bioenergy in the UK”, Applied Energy,123, 307-315(Impact Factor:9.746). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2014.01.084
[J6]F.Mafakheri, F.Nasiri.(2014). “Modeling of Biomass-to-Energy Supply ChainOperations: Applications,Challenges and Research Directions”, Energy Policy,67, 116-126 (Impact Factor: 6.142). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2013.11.071
[J5]F.Mafakheri and F.Nasiri. (2013). “Revenue Sharing Coordination in ReverseLogistics”, Journal of Cleaner Production, 59, 185-196 (Impact Factor:7.246). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2013.06.031
[J4]F.Mafakheri, M. Breton,and S.S. Chauhan (2012).“Project-to-OrganizationMatching: An Integrated Risk Assessment Approach”, International Journal ofIT Project Management, 3(3), 45-59. https://doi.org/10.4018/jitpm.2012070104
[J3]F.Mafakheri, M. Breton,and A. Ghoniem (2011). Supplier Selection-OrderAllocation: A Two-Stage Multiple Criteria Dynamic Programming Approach, InternationalJournal of Production Economics, 132 (1), 52-57 (Impact Factor: 7.885). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2011.03.005
[J2]F.Mafakheri, F. Nasiri,and M. Moussavi (2008), Project Agility Assessment:An Integrated Decision Analysis Approach, Journal of Production Planning andControl, 19 (6),567-576 (Impact Factor: 6.800). https://doi.org/10.1080/09537280802360884[J1]F.Mafakheri, L. Dai, D. Slezak and F. Nasiri (2007). Project DeliverySystems Selection under Uncertainty: A Multi-Criteria Multi-Level Decision AidModel, Journal of Management in Engineering, 23 (4), 200-206 (ImpactFactor: 2.867). https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)0742-597X(2007)23:4(200)
[C18] Seyedan, M., Wang, C., Mafakheri, F. (2022). Data-driven Inventory Optimization: A Demand Forecasting Approach. 2022 CORS/INFORMS International Conference, June 5-8, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
[C17] Esmaeili, F., Cote, R., Mafakheri, F. (2022). Using Hashing Methods to Categorize Data Into Buckets to Improve Query Execution Performance. 2022 CORS/INFORMS International Conference, June 5-8, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
[C16] Vazifeh, Z., Mafakheri, F., An, C. (2022). Bioenergy Supply Chain Coordination: A Revenue Sharing Mechanism. 2022 CORS/INFORMS International Conference, June 5-8, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
[C15] Vazifeh, Z., Khoddami, S., and Mafakheri,F. (2021). "Customer churn prediction by integrating Principal ComponentAnalysis (PCA) and classification techniques", Canadian Operational ResearchSociety (CORS) annual conference, 7-10 June (virtual)
[C14] Seyedan, M., Mafakheri,F. “Developing a framework for price optimizationusing demand forecasting feedback approach”, INFORMSConference on Service Science, (ICSS 2020),December 19-21, 2020.
[C13] Mafakheri, F. “Big Data Analytics in Healthcare Supply Chain Management: A Post Pandemic Perspective”, Designing A Trans-disciplinary Research on Ecology of Health Supply-Chain Networks Workshop, The 25th Society of Design and Process Science (SDPS) Conference (Virtual), Nov. 18-20, 2020.
[C12] Mafakheri, F. “A Comparative Analysis of Cooperative and Non-cooperative Bioenergy Supply Chain Coordination for Northern Canada”, INFORMS International Conference, Cancun, Mexico, June 9-12, 2019.
[C11] Esmaeilzadeh, S., Nasiri, F., and Mafakheri, F.,“Principal role of agent-based approach in further advancements of bioenergy supply chain management”, Optimization Days, Montreal, QC, Canada, May7-9, 2018.
[C10] F. Mafakheri, “Hospital's Food Supply Chain Management: A Multi-Objective Dynamic Programming Approach”, Optimization Days 2017 and 1st Canadian Healthcare Optimization Workshop (CHOW), Montreal, QC, May 8-11, 2017
[C9] F. Nasiri, and F.Mafakheri “Integrating Biomass Boilers into Non-domestic Buildings: A System Dynamics Analysis, CORS/INFORMS International Conference,Montreal, QC, June 14-17, 2015.
[C8] A. Genus, F.Mafakheri, Understanding biofuels transitions: the contribution of Scott’swork on neo-institutional theory, International workshop on‘Tracing biofueltransitions: policies, practices and phase-outs’, Eindhoven, TheNetherlands, January 24-25, 2013.
[C7] F. Mafakheri, F. Nasiri, An Analysis of Equilibrium Coordination Incentives inReverse Supply Chains, The 9th International Conference on ComputationalManagement Science (CMS 2012), Imperial College London, UK, April 18-20, 2012.
[C6] F. Mafakheri, F. Nasiri, Coordination in Reverse Supply Chains, The 53rdAnnual Conference of the Operational Research Society - OR53, Nottingham,UK, September 6-8, 2011.
[C5] F. Mafakheri, and M. Breton, A Risk Based Project-to-Organization MatchingSystem Using the Analytic Hierarchy Process, Decision Sciences Institute - The40th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, USA, November 14-17, 2009.[C4] F. Mafakheri, and M. Breton, A Two Stage Multiple Criteria-dynamic ProgrammingApproach for Supplier Selection-order Allocation, INFORMS Annual Meeting,SanDiego, USA, October 11-14, 2009.
[C3] F. Mafakheri, F. Nasiri, and L. Dai, A Multiple Criteria Decision Aid ModelforAgility Assessment: Application in Software Development Projects, TheIETInternational Conference on Agile Manufacturing (ICAM 2007), CollingwoodCollege, Durham University, UK, 9-11 July 2007.
[C2] F. Mafakheri, Development of a Decision Support System for project deliverysystem selection under uncertainty, The1stGraduate Students' Research Conference, University of Regina,Regina, Canada, April 2006.
[C1] F. Mafakheri, L. Dai, D. Slezak, and F. Nasiri, Selecting the Optimal ProjectDelivery System: A Rough-AHP Decision Aid, In Proceedings of the Joint IEEE / WIC / ACM InternationalConference on Rough Sets and Soft Computing inIntelligent Agent and WebTechnologies, Compiegne, France, 2005.