I earned my Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems engineering at the University of Southern California in May 2015. My dissertation was on queuing loss systems with skill based servers and discriminating arrivals under the supervision of Professor Sheldon M. Ross. I also hold a Masters and a Bachelor in Industrial Engineering form Sharif University of Technology. My research interests are in the area of stochastic process and queueing theory, as applied to service, manufacturing, communication networks, and data centers. More specifically, my research involves stochastic systems from the point of view of analyzing specified systems and in obtaining optimal or good heuristic operating policies in such problems. In the former case I utilize both analytic and efficient simulation techniques; in the latter case I utilize ideas from stochastic dynamic programming. Shortly after my graduation, I worked as an adjunct faculty lecturer at Pepperdine University where I taught a graduate course in advanced statistical tools. During fall 2015, I was a Visiting Assistant Professor at University of Arizona where I taught queueing theory and engineering statistics.