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I am a PhD researcher at the Policy Analysis Section, Multi-Actor Systems Department at the Faculty of Technology, Policy, and Management (TPM) of the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft).
Having a multi-disciplinary background in Engineering and the Social Sciences alongside spending several years at different universities, I moved to South Holland via South-West England, originally from South-West Iran as I believe TU Delft is the best place for working on interdisciplinary, multi-disciplinary, and of course, transdisciplinary research.

Research Interest:

My research interests lie in the use of different simulation methods, such as Discrete-Event Simulation (DES), Agent-Based Modelling (ABM), and System Dynamics (SD) in addressing healthcare and freight transportation problems.
I'm also interested in the applications of qualitative research and participatory methods, such as Design Sprints and Community-based workshops for determining the research problems, identifying the scope, and communicating the research results with the stakeholders.
Further, I am usually eager to synthesise, categorise, and disseminate the evidence in my fields of interest using scoping and systematic review methods.


2021 - 2022
MSc in Policy Research, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol
Bristol, the United Kingdom
BEng in Industrial Engineering, Azad University, North-Tehran Campus
Tehran, Iran

Academic Experiences:


2023 - Now

PhD Candidate in Transport Simulation of Disease Spread to Support Early Warning Systems
Delft University of Technology
Delft, United Kingdom

2022 - 2023

Research Fellow in System Dynamics
Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering (IEDE), University College London (UCL)
London, the United Kingdom


PDPC's INSPECT Project: Integrated Early-Warning Surveillance Methods and Tools

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Master's degree, MSc. Policy Research, University of Bristol


Award Date: 30 Nov 2022

Bachelor's degree, Industrial Engineering, Islamic Azad University, North-Tehran Branch


Award Date: 11 Sept 2017

External positions

Research Fellow, University College London



  • HA Statistics
  • Simulation
  • Modeling
  • Systems thinking
  • Optimization
  • Logistics and freight transport
  • System Dynamics
  • Discrete event Simulation
  • Agent Based Modelling
  • Systematic Reviews
  • risk assessment
  • Uncertainty