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Behrooz Pourghannad

Assistant Professor of Operations and Business Analytics | Coordinator, Operations and Business Analytics PhD Program

Affiliations: Operations and Business Analytics
Phone: 541-346-7579
Office: Lillis 478



Behrooz Pourghannad is an assistant professor of operations and business analytics and coordinator of the operations and business analytics PhD program at the Lundquist College of Business. Pourghannad is also a research collaborator at the Mayo Clinic's Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery. Before joining the University of Oregon, he was a faculty member at Wilfrid Laurier University's Lazaridis School of Business and Economics.

Pourghannad's research interests include healthcare, business model innovation, and supply chain management. He draws on several methodologies in his research, including game theory, laboratory experiments, machine learning, and causal inference. Pourghannad's research has been recognized with several awards. He is the first-place winner of the 2017 INFORMS Aviation Application Section Best Student Paper Competition, a finalist of the 2018 IBM Service Science Section's Best Student Paper Award, and a two-time finalist of the POMS College of Behavior in Operations Management Junior Scholar Paper Competition in 2018 and 2020.

Degree History:
  • PhD, Industrial Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2019
  • MA, Business Administration, University of Michigan, 2015
  • MA, Mathematics, Sabancı University, 2013
  • BS, Industrial Engineering, Azad University, 2008
Previous Positions:
  • Assistant Professor, Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University, 2021–2022
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, ​Kern Center, Mayo Clinic , 20​19​–202​1​

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Journal Articles:

Cui, Tony Haitao, Guangwen Kong, and Behrooz Pourghannad. "Is Simplicity The Ultimate Sophistication? The Superiority of Linear Pricing." Production and Operations Management 29, no. 7: 1767-1788.

July 2020

Frenk, J. B. G., Behrooz Pourghannad, and Semih O. Sezer. "A Static Model in Single-Leg Flight Airline Revenue Management." Transportation Science 51, no. 1: 214-232.

February 2017

In the News

New research by UO professor Behrooz Pourghannad and coauthor sheds more light on the social effects of large corporations working directly with smaller, overseas manufacturers to make their processes more climate friendly.