I am an Assistant Professor in the Industrial Engineering program at Louisiana Tech University. I received my B.S. in applied mathematics and my M.S. In industrial and systems engineering from the University of Shahid Beheshti and the University of Tehran, respectively. I received my Ph.D. in industrial engineering from the University of Arkansas. My primary research interest is in sequential decision making under uncertainty, with applications in medical decision making and maintenance optimization. I am also interested in statistical analysis of complex data especially within the area of healthcare.

I am currently looking for a motivated Ph.D. student to join my team. If you are interested, please email a recent copy of your CV to madadi(at)latech.edu.


Journal Papers:

  1. Madadi M., Heidari M.H., Zhang S., Pohl E., Rainwater C., Williams D. Analyzing Overdiagnosis Risk in Cancer Screening: A Case of Screening Mammography for Breast Cancer. forthcoming in IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering.
  2. Madadi M., Zhang S., Henderson L. Evaluation of breast cancer mammography screening poli- cies considering adherence behavior. European Journal of Operational Research, 247(2):630–6. 2015.
  3. Madadi M., Zhang S., Yeary K. H. K., and Henderson L. Analyzing factors associated with women ’s attitudes and behaviors toward screening mammography using design-based logistic regression. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 144(1):193–204. 2014.
  4. Madadi M., and Iranmanesh H. A management-oriented approach to reduce a project duration and risk. European Journal of Operational Research, 219(3):751–761. 2012.
  5. Azadeh A., Raoofi Z., Haghnevis M., Madadi M. A unique fuzzy simulation approach for concurrent improvement of customer satisfaction in integrated information and production processes with ambiguity. Concurrent Engineering, 20 (4), 287–299. 2012.

Book Chapters:

  1. Madadi M., Zhang S. Cost-effectiveness analysis of Breast Cancer Mammography Screening Policies Considering Uncertainty in Women’s Adherence”, invited book chapter for Decision Analytics and Optimization in Disease Prevention and Treatment. Kong, N. and Zhang, S. (eds.), accepted and forthcoming in WILEY Series in Operations Research and Management Science.

In Progress:

  1. MadadiM.,MaillartL.M.,CassadyC.R.,ZhangS.ErlangLossSystemswithMostRecently Busy Service Discipline: Transient Analysis and Maintenance Considerations. to be submitted to Probability in the Engineering and Informational Sciences.
  2. Molani S., Madadi M., Wilkes W. Estimating Overdiagnosis in Cancer Screening: Incorporating Adherence Behavior and Racial Disparity. to be submitted to IIE Transactions.
  3. Kurt M, Madadi M., Kaufman D. Optimizing Periodic Inspection Frequencies for a Class of Stochastically Degrading Systems. to be submitted to IIE Transactions.
  4. Khojandi A., Madadi M. Optimizing Condition Based Maintenance For Systems With Degrading Sensors.
  5. Rezaei F., Karumuri B., Madadi M., Pizarro D., Pati S, Iasemidis L. Analysis of Pre-ictal Periods by Connectivity Features and Machine Learning.
  6. Shams S., Madadi M. A Deep Convolutional Neural Network for BI-RADS breast density classification of Mammogram Images. to be submitted to IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine.
  7. Molani S., Madadi M. Optimizing Mammography Screening Policies in Women with High BI-RADS Density Categories.
  8. Fouladi A. H., Madadi M.. Cost Effectiveness Analysis of Multi-modal Colorectal Cancer Screening Policies.
  9. Madadi M., Zhang S. Impact of Breast Cancer Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment on Breast Cancer Care Costs.

Conference Papers:

  1. Madadi M., Holmer R., Zhang S. and Nachtmann, H.,” Dynamic Decision Modeling for Inland Waterway Disruptions”, in proceedings of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Con- ference (ISERC), (Anaheim, CA, USA), May 2016.
  2. Madadi M., Zhang S., Yeary K. H. K., Henderson L. 2013, “Analyzing Factors Associated with Women’s Attitudes and Behaviors toward Screening Mammography Using Design-Based Logis- tic Regression”. In proceedings of INFORMS 2013 Data Mining and Health Informatics (DM-HI) Workshop, (Minneapolis, MN, USA), October 2013.
  3. Madadi M., Zhang S., “Cost Evaluation of Mammography Screening Policies Considering Im- perfect Adherence”. In proceedings of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Confer- ence (ISERC), (San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA), May 2013.
  4. Azadeh A., Haghnevis M., Khodadadegan Y., Madadi M., “Modeling and Improvement of the Integrated Business and Production Process by Fuzzy Simulation”. In proceedings of the 2009 Spring Simulation Multiconference, (San Diego, CA, USA), March 2009.

Grants & Awards


    National Institute of Health, R15CA208881-01A1, Quantification of colonic neoplasia growth and impact on colorectal cancer testing, Sherer E. (PI) (50%), Madadi M. (co-PI) (50%), 09/2017--08/2020, $360,665.


2015 Outstanding Graduate Student Award, University of Arkansas
2014 Second Place, INFORMS Interactive Prize Competition
2014 NSF Travel Grant, Health Systems Optimization Workshop
2014 Finalist, Poster Competition, Health Systems Optimization Workshop
2014 Finalist, Lee B. Lusted Student Prize, Society for Medical Decision Making 2016 Participant, INFORMS New Faculty Colloquium
2014 Participant, INFORMS Doctoral Student Colloquium
2013-2014 Malstrom’s Scholarship-University of Arkansas
2012 Finalist, Minority Issues Forum (MIF) community at INFORMS Annual Meeting best poster competition


  • Stochastic Proccesses (STAT 652): Fall 2016
  • System Simulation (INEN 407/504): Fall 2015, Winter 2017
  • Design and Analysis of Experiments (STAT 507/INEN 403): Spring 2016, 2017
  • Regression Analysis (STAT 506): Srping 2016
  • Statistical Methods (STAT 405): Fall 2017
  • Probability and Statistics for Engineers-I (INEG 2313): Summer 2014
  • Service

    1. Journal Referee: IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering, Omega, Health Systems, Medical Decision Making, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, etc.
    2. Conference Session Organizer: INFORMS Annual Meetings, ISERC Annual Meetings, INFORMS Conference on Healthcare.
    3. Officer: INFORMS student chapter, University of Arkansas, 2013-2015.