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Dr Bahman Rostami-Tabar

Dr Bahman Rostami-Tabar

Senior Lecturer in Management Science

Cardiff Business School

+44 (0)29 2087 0723
C08, Aberconway Building, Colum Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3EU
Available for postgraduate supervision

Bahman is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Management Science at Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University.

Bahman's life objective is to help the world becoming a better place by freely offering his skills and developing free resources.

Bahman holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Bordeaux. He earned his B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from K.N.Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, and his M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran.

His research goals are directed toward the use of Operations Research (OR) techniques to improve decision making in supply chains and operations management (SCOM), and as such positively contribute to both industrial and societal advancements.


  • 2016 - Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Coventry University, UK
  • 2013 - Ph.D., Industrial Engineering. Thesis entitled 'ARIMA Demand Forecasting by Aggregation', University of Bordeaux, France
  • 2010 - M.Sc., Information Systems, ECE Paris, France
  • 2009 - Proficiency in French Language, Universit√© de Poitiers , France
  • 2008 - M.Sc., Industrial Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
  • 2002 - B.Sc., Industrial Engineering, K.N.Toosi Uni. Of Technology, Tehran, Iran (4 years).

Honours and awards

  • 2009 - 2013 Campus France Scholarship award
  • 2013 MIM best paper award (IFAC)
  • 2017 International Symposium on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Best Track Paper Award, Bristol, UK

Academic positions

  • 2015 - 2016: Lecturer in Supply Chain Management, School of Strategy and Leadership, Coventry University, UK.
  • 2013 - 2015: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Industrial Engineering Lab, Ecole Centrale Paris, France.









Teaching commitments

  • Forecasting
  • Risk Management in Supply Chains


I am interested in research on time series forecasting, and developing innovative methodologies in forecasting for social good. In my research, I have examined how a data transformation apparoach (Temporal Aggregation) can improve forecast accuracy and  utilities. I am currently working on projects which are concerned with the social impact of forecasting.

Primary research interests

  • Forecasting for social good (health, Humanitarian, enviroment, education,...)
  • The interface between forecasting and decision makin

PhD Supervision

I welcome enquiries from potential PhD students in the areas of forecasting for social good (health, humanitarian operations,   education, ...) and Forecasting by aggregation.