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Ali Ajdari, Ph.D.

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Harvard Medical School, Boston, MAPostdoctoral Fellow02/2020Radiation Therapy Optimization
University of Washington, Seattle, WAPh.D.12/2017Optimization
Sharif University of Technology, IranM.Sc.02/2012Industrial & Systems Engineering
Isfahan University of Technology, IranB.Sc.02/2009Industrial & Systems Engineering

I am an Industrial Engineer and Operations Researcher by education and Cancer Researcher and Optimization expert by profession. My areas of interest is applications of optimization techniques, including convex, robust, dynamic, and stochastic optimization, in healthcare systems, especially in the world of Oncology. I heavily and routinely use state-of-the-art image analysis and data analytics techniques to extract valuable information from complex medical data (e.g. imaging, genetic, and bio-physiological) and use them in advanced data-driven optimization techniques. In particular, I am very interested in Personalized Medicine -- the personalization of standard treatment protocols based on patients' genetic and epigenetic characteristics. My overall goal is to integrate knowledge from mathematics, biology, and oncology to arrive at a fully data-informed personalized treatment plans.

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  1. Ten Eikelder SCM, Ajdari A, Bortfeld T, den Hertog D. Conic formulation of fluence map optimization problems. Phys Med Biol. 2021 Nov 24; 66(22). PMID: 34587600.
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  2. Ajdari A, Xie Y, Richter C, Niyazi M, Duda DG, Hong TS, Bortfeld T. Toward Personalized Radiation Therapy of Liver Metastasis: Importance of Serial Blood Biomarkers. JCO Clin Cancer Inform. 2021 03; 5:315-325. PMID: 33764817.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  3. Ten Eikelder SCM, Ferjancic P, Ajdari A, Bortfeld T, den Hertog D, Jeraj R. Optimal treatment plan adaptation using mid-treatment imaging biomarkers. Phys Med Biol. 2020 12 22; 65(24):245011. PMID: 33053518.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  4. McNamara AL, Hall DC, Shusharina N, Liu A, Wei X, Ajdari A, Mohan R, Liao Z, Paganetti H. Perspectives on the model-based approach to proton therapy trials: A retrospective study of a lung cancer randomized trial. Radiother Oncol. 2020 06; 147:8-14. PMID: 32224318.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Ali Ajdari Fatemeh Saberian Archis Ghate. A theoretical framework for learning tumor dose-response uncertainty in individualized spatiobiologically integrated radiotherapy, INFORMS Journal on Computing. INFORMS Journal on Computing. 2019.
  6. Ajdari A, Niyazi M, Nicolay NH, Thieke C, Jeraj R, Bortfeld T. Towards optimal stopping in radiation therapy. Radiother Oncol. 2019 05; 134:96-100. PMID: 31005230.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Ajdari A, Ghate A, Kim M. Adaptive treatment-length optimization in spatiobiologically integrated radiotherapy. Phys Med Biol. 2018 03 27; 63(7):075009. PMID: 29512510.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Ajdari A, Boyle LN, Kannan N, Wang J, Rivara FP, Vavilala MS. Simulation of the Emergency Department Care Process for Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury. J Healthc Qual. 2018 Mar/Apr; 40(2):110-118. PMID: 29271801.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Ajdari A, Boyle LN, Kannan N, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Wang J, Mink R, Ries B, Wainwright M, Groner JI, Bell MJ, Giza C, Zatzick DF, Ellenbogen RG, Mitchell PH, Rivara FP, Vavilala MS. Examining Emergency Department Treatment Processes in Severe Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury. J Healthc Qual. 2017 Nov/Dec; 39(6):334-344. PMID: 28166114.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Ali Ajdari Minsun Kim Archis Ghate. Robust spatiotemporally integrated fractionation in radiotherapy. Operations Research Letter. 2016; 44(4):544-549.
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