Mehdi Farahani

Assistant Professor - Bauer Fellow

Mehdi Farahani


Mehdi Farahani is an Assistant Professor at C.T. Bauer College of Business, University of Houston. Prior to joining University of Houston, he was an Assistant Professor at University of Miami, and a Postdoctoral Associate at MIT, Center for Transportation & Logistics. Mehdi received his Ph.D. in Operations Management from Jindal School of Management, The University of Texas at Dallas. His work has been published in academic journals including Management Science, Operations Research, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, and Production and Operations Management.

Research Interests

  • Socially-Responsible Operations Management
  • Service Operations Management
  • Supply Chain Contracting


  • Avoiding Fields on Fire: Information Dissemination Policies for Environmentally Safe Crop-Residue Management. With Milind Dawande, Ganesh Janakiraman, and Shouqiang Wang; forthcoming at Management Science.

    ☆ Honorable Mention: POMS Humanitarian Operations and Crisis Management Best Paper Award

  • Order Now, Pickup in 30 Minutes: Managing Queues with Static Delivery Guarantees. 2022. With Milind Dawande and Ganesh Janakiraman; Operations Research, 70(4), 2013-2031.

    ☆ Selected for presentation at the SIG Meeting on Service Operations MSOM 2021 Conference

  • Better to Bend than to Break: Sharing Supply Risk Using the Supply-Flexibility Contract. 2021. With Milind Dawande, Haresh Gurnani, and Ganesh Janakiraman; Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 23(5), 1257-1274.

    ☆ Featured in INFORMS Analytics Collections (formerly Editor's Cut)

  • Trade-offs Between Equity and Efficiency in Prioritizing Critical Infrastructure Investments: A Case of Stormwater Management Systems. With Milad Baghersad, Chris Zobel, and Ravi Behara; forthcoming at Production and Operations Management.

Contact Info

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  • SCM 6301 Supply Chain Management (Executive MBA)
  • SCM 7330 Demand and Supply Integration