Ali Vaezi

Management Science
McMaster University 1280 Main Street West Hamilton, ON, Canada L8S 4M4
DSB A211

905-525-9140, x26726

Ali joined the PhD program at DeGroote in September 2013. His current research interests include transportation of dangerous goods, environmental risk mitigation, and emergency planning.

Additionally, Ali is interested in the applications of business analytics, optimization methods, risk analysis techniques, and game theoretic approaches in problem solving.

Supervisor: Manish Verma


  • M.Sc., Civil Engineering for Risk Mitigation, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy
  • B.Sc., Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran

Selected Publications and Presentations

Trucco P., Vaezi A., Masi D., Bouchon S., “Development and test of an information sharing protocol for emergency management in Critical Infrastructure systems”, 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference, Global Risk Forum (GRF), August, 2014, Davos (Switzerland).

Vaezi, Ali, Misagh Ketabdari, and Giovanna Marchionni. “Evacuation plan as a risk mitigation measure: Scenario-based time estimation of partial evacuation operation.” The Online Journal of Science and Technology 4.2 (2014).

Massimiliano de Ambroggi, Paolo Trucco, Ali Vaezi, and Giorgios Giannopoulos. A state of the art report on the external dimensions of dependencies and interdependencies of EU critical infrastructures. Joint Research Center, European Commission (2013). DOI: 10.2788/42105


Teaching Assistant

DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University


  • Applied Business Statistics (MBA)
  • Modeling and Analytics Using Spreadsheets (MBA)
  • Operations Modeling and Analysis (Undergraduate)
  • Operations Management (Undergraduate)
  • Applied Statistics for Business (Undergraduate)

Research Assistant

DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University


  • Risk assessment and management
  • Metaheuristic solution methodologies
  • Application of game theory in location and transportation decisions
  • Large-scale optimization

Professional Activities

  • Director of Industry Relations at Graduate Management Consulting Association-McMaster (2015- Present)
  • Active Member of Critical Infrastructure Working Group at International Association of Emergency Managers-Canada (2014- Present)
  • Business Faculty Representative at Graduate Students Association-McMaster (2014- 2015)
  • Summer Academy Alumnus of Crisis Management at German Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (2013)
  • Project Engineering Intern at Moshanir Engineering Consultants, Iran (2009)

Professional Affiliations

  • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
  • Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS)
  • International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM)
  • European Operations Management Association (EurOMA)
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