Sahar Validi

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20142019
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Biography

Dr Sahar Validi joined University of Huddersfield Business School in December 2014. She is a Senior Lecturer of Logistics and Supply Chain Management in the Department of Logistics, Operations and Hospitality Management.

Prior to joining University of Huddersfield, Sahar worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate with Kühne Logistics University (Hamburg, Germany). She worked on ‘‘Unilever’s 2020 Carbon Reduction Target for Logistics: An Analysis of the Company’s Options’’; a global-scale research project jointly funded by ‘Unilever’ and ‘Kühne+Nagel’.

She completed her PhD on 'Low-Carbon Multi-Objective Location-Routing in Supply Chain Network Design’ in Dublin City University Business School (Dublin, Ireland), she was granted DCUBS full PhD scholarship to complete her research. Sahar holds a Master of Industrial Management (Operational Research focused) and a Bachelor of Business Management from Azad University in Iran.

Sahar started her professional career as a researcher working on national and regional research projects in Iran with ‘Management and Planning Organization of Iran’ and ‘Industrial Management Institute’. She has an extensive experience conducting research and working with industry in Iran, Ireland and Germany. She has been a lecturer for over 9 years in Azad University of Sanandaj (Iran) working with Department of Business and Industrial Management, she has held few managerial positions during this time. She has also worked as a part time lecturer with Dublin City University (Business School and School of Computing) while conducting her PhD research project.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Operational Research, Optimisation and Analysis
  • Combinatorial Optimisation
  • Multi-Criteria Decision-Analysis
  • Sustainability 
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Intelligent Decision Support Systems 

and their application in:

  • Supply Chain Network Design
  • Logistics Network Design
  • Environmental Impacts of Supply Chain Networks
  • Green Logistics
  • Supply Chain Risk Management
  • Humanitarian Supply Chains

 

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Research Output 2014 2019

Decision Support Systems and Artificial Intelligence in Supply Chain Risk Management

Baryannis, G., Dani, S., Validi, S. & Antoniou, G., Jan 2019, Revisiting Supply Chain Risk. Zsidisin, G. A. & Henke, M. (eds.). Springer, Cham, (Springer Series in Supply Chain Management; vol. 7).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Supply chain management
Risk management
Artificial intelligence
Supply chains
Mathematical programming
Open Access
Integrated
Design of experiments
Metaheuristics
Distribution system
Routing
43 Citations

A solution method for a two-layer sustainable supply chain distribution model

Validi, S., Bhattacharya, A. & Byrne, P. J., Feb 2015, In : Computers and Operations Research. 54, p. 204-217 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Supply Chain
Supply chains
Nondominated Solutions
Experimentation
Model
85 Citations

A case analysis of a sustainable food supply chain distribution system: A multi-objective approach

Validi, S., Bhattacharya, A. & Byrne, P. J., Jun 2014, In : International Journal of Production Economics. 152, p. 71-87 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Food supply
Supply chains
Transportation routes
Dairies
Supply chain management

Activities 2015 2017

  • 2 Oral presentation

Intelligent Decision Support Systems in Supply Chain Management

Sahar Validi (Speaker)
5 Jul 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Multiple-Criteria Decision Analysis in Humanitarian Supply Chains

Sahar Validi (Speaker), Maria Besiou (Speaker)
12 Jul 2015

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation