Majid Taghavi

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

905-525-9140, x26944

Majid joined the PhD program at DeGroote in September 2010. His primary research interest is in logistics/transportation networks, with a particular focus on capacity expansion problems with interactions among permanent, spot market and contract capacities.

His current research projects include: Railway network capacity expansion under uncertainty, and optimal location and capacity expansion of emergency response equipment for oil-spill.

Supervisor: Kai Huang


  • M.Sc., Industrial Engineering, Sharif University of Technology
  • B.Sc., Applied Mathematics, AmirKabir University of Technology

Selected Publications and Presentations


Taghavi, M., Huang, K. (2014). Stochastic Capacity Expansion with Multiple Sources of Capacity. Operations Research Letters. 42 (4), 263-267.

Taghavi, M., Shavandi, H. (2011). The P-Center Problem under Uncertainty. Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 6 (1), 48-57.

Selected Presentations

Majid Taghavi, Kai Huang (June 2014), Stochastic Capacity Expansion with Multiple Sources of Capacity for Transportation Networks , 3rd INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistic Society Workshop (TSLWS 2014), Chicago, IL, USA.

Majid Taghavi, Kai Huang (Oct. 2013), Multi-stage Stochastic Programming Approach for Network Capacity Expansion: Models and Algorithms, AIM Seminars at Department of Mathematics  and Statistics, York University.

Majid Taghavi, Kai Huang (May 2013), Lagrangian Relaxation for Stochastic Network Capacity Expansion Problem with Budget Constraint, CORS annual meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Professional Activities

  • University Senate and Senate Executive Committee
  • Graduate Student Association
  • DeGroote Doctoral Student Association (President and Vice-President)
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