Mahyar A. Amouzegar

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Senior Operations Researcher
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Ph.D. in operations research, UCLA; D. Engr. in electrical engineering, UCLA; M.S. in operations research, UCLA; B.S. in applied mathematics, San Francisco State University


Mahyar Amouzegar is a senior operations researcher at RAND, and Provost and Senior Vice President at the University of New Orleans.

Amouzegar has been leading large scale projects aimed at evaluating the impact of combat support options on the effectiveness and efficiency of the military operations, including humanitarian missions. His research includes assessments of strategic locations, allocation and transportation of materiel across the globe, evaluation of the nuclear enterprises and analysis of mission assurance policies through networked space, air, surface and cyberspace domains.

He is the founding editor of the Journal of Applied Mathematics and Decision Sciences, a contributing editor of the International Abstract in Operations Research and on the editorial boards of Advances in Operations Research and International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences. Amouzegar is a fellow at IMA (UK) and ICA (Canada), and a Senior Member of IEEE. He is also past president of the Western Decision Sciences Institute and an active member of the board of Military Application Society, as well as serving on several industry advisory boards.

Amouzegar earned his Ph.D. in operations research (UCLA, 1994), a D. Engineering in electrical engineering (UCLA, 1991), an M.S. in operations research (UCLA, 1989) and a B.S. in applied mathematics (San Francisco State, 1987).

Concurrent Non-RAND Positions

Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, The University of New Orleans

Selected Publications

K. Moshirvaziri, and M. Amouzegar, "A Deep Cutting Plane Technique for Reverse Convex Optimization," IEEE Transactions, Systems, Man, Cybernetics B, 41(4), 2011

M. Amouzegar, et al., "A Simulation Model for the Analysis of End-To-End Support of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles," International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences, 2010

M. Amouzegar, et al., "Sense and Respond Combat Support: Command and Control Based Approach," Air Force Journal of Logistics, 31(4), 2008

Thomas, M. Amouzegar, et al., Project AIR FORCE Modeling Capabilities for Support of Combat Operations in Denied Environments, RAND (RR-427-AF), 2015

S-I Ao, M. Amouzegar, and B. Rieger, Intelligent Automation and Systems Engineering in Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, Springer-Verlag, 2012

E. Chan, M. Amouzegar, et al., Improving Joint Expeditionary Medical Planning Tools Based on a Patient Flow Approach, RAND (TR-1003-AF), 2011

S-I Ao, M. Amouzegar, and B. Rieger, Machine Learning and Systems Engineering in Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, Springer-Verlag, 2011

S-I Ao, B. Rieger, and M. Amouzegar, Advances in Machine Learning and Data Analysis in Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, Springer-Verlag, 2010

Honors & Awards

  • Engineering Honor Society, Tau Beta Pi
  • Fellow, The Institute of Mathematics and Its Application
  • Fellow, The Institute of Combinatorics and Its Applications