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Shadi Sharif Azadeh is an Associate Professor at Civil Engineering and Geosciences faculty and the co-director of SUM (Sustainable Urban Multi-modal Mobility) lab at TU Delft in the department of Transport & Planning. Previously, she worked as an assistant professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam, Econometrics department (Operations Research and Logistics group) for four years. She holds a PhD in Mathematics (operations research) from Polytechnique Montreal where she received doctorate excellency award at University of Montreal (CIRRELT) as well as Michael Florian Award for best PhD thesis research award in Canada.

Her areas of expertise include integration of operations research with behavioural models for transport, mobility and logistics networks (Choice Driven Optimization). More precisely, her current major projects are related to 

  • combining pricing and assortment optimisation methods to model supply and demand interplay for last mile delivery and urban mobility systems.

  • developing real-time methods to incorporate in combinatorial optimisation models for large-scale transport problems.

Her research has been recognised by INFORMS as she has been the recipient of Early Career Award and best paper awards in 2017 and 2019 annual meetings.


She has acted as PI, co-PI, WP leader of several research proposals both individual and in consortium. The list includes: H2020, ERANET, Marie-Curie, direct funding from industry, NWO Accelerator, SNSF, MITACS, NSERC-FQRNT over the last 10 years.


She is an editorial board editor at Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, editorial board member of Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies and guest editor of three special issues at Transportation Science, EURO Journal of Transport and Logistics and OR Spectrum. 

Previously, she was a visiting professor at Industrial Engineering department at Georgia Tech in 2018. She held a postdoctoral position at Civil and Environmental Engineering at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) where she was a recipient of Marie Curie fellowship. She has been a visiting scholar and research affiliate to Civil and Environmental Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

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 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


  • Q Science (General)
  • Operations Research
  • Transportation Science
  • Real-Time Decisions
  • Pricing & Assortment Optimization
  • TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
  • HE Transportation and Communications
  • Behaviour modelling
  • HA Statistics


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