Vahid Eghbal Akhlaghi

Ph.D. Candidate in Business Analytics
Tippie College of Business
The University of Iowa

Primary Office
W279 Pappajohn Business Building
(319) 335-1408

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I am a doctoral candidate in Business Analytics at the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa. My research focuses on developing solution approaches for problems in logistics, transportation, and scheduling.

In my most recent work, I focus on major logistical problems related to natural disasters and the development of improved preparedness and recovery methods. Specifically, I optimize approaches for storing and distributing fuel on islands after a disaster and identify the best roads and bridges to upgrade to enable quick travel through cities after a flood event and mitigate its consequences.


Ph.D. in Business Analytics (May 2022)
University of Iowa, Tippie College of Business, Iowa City, IA

Graduate Certificate in College Teaching (May 2022)
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

M.Sc., Industrial Engineering (February 2017)
Middle East Technical University, Department of Industrial Engineering, Turkey

B.S., Industrial Engineering (August 2010)
University of Tabriz, Department of Industrial Engineering, Iran