Our institute warmly welcomes Dr. Mohammad Ali Raayatpanah [محمدعلی رعایت پناه], Assistant Professor at the Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Mathematical Sciences and Computer [دانشکده علوم ریاضی و کامپیوتر] at Kharazmi University [دانشگاه خوارزمی] in Tehran [تهران], Iran [جمهوری اسلامی ایران]. Dr. Raayatpanah is an outstanding researcher in the fields of operations research and distributed computing, with special interest in linear and integer programming, network flows theory and algorithms, communication networks, and network coding. He will stay with us from July 2 to August 27, 2018 and conduct joint research with our team members during this period.

Dr. Raayatpanah has received Ph.D. in 2009 in Applied Mathematics at the University of Tehran [دانشگاه تهران], after receiving M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in the same field in 2004 at the University of Tehran, Iran and in 2000 at the University of Kashan [دانشگاه کاشان], Iran, respectively. Dr. Raayatpanah has published several works in top-level journals such as the Journal of Combinatorial Optimization, Computer Networks, the Optimization Letters, the Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, the Journal of Network and Computer Applications, and the International Journal of Communication Systems. He also already conducted several international research stays at prestigious institutions including the University of Florida, USA (2012/10-2013/04), the Chinese University of Hong Kong [香港中文大學] (2015/07-09), Tsinghua University [清华大学], Beijing, China (2016/07-09), and at Fudan University [复旦大学], Shanghai, China (2017/07-09).

During his stay, Dr. Raayatpanah has also given an inspiring talk in our First Institute Workshop on Applied Optimization.


  • Mohammad Ali Raayatpanah, Salman Khodayifar, Thomas Weise, and Panos M. Pardalos. A Novel Approach to Subgraph Selection with Multiple Weights on Arcs. Journal of Combinatorial Optimization, 44(1):242–268, August 2022.
    Indexing: EI, SCIE, 4区

  • Mohammad Ali Raayatpanah and Thomas Weise. Virtual Network Function Placement for Service Function Chaining with Minimum Energy Consumption. In Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Computer and Communication Engineering Technology (CCET'18), August 18-20, 2018, Beijing, China, IEEE. ISBN: 978-1-586-7437-6.
    doi:10.1109/CCET.2018.8542223 / pdf


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