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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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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.