Javad Taheri

Research Associate Professor

Javad Taheri has been teaching and doing research in Industrial Engineering at NC State for more than fifteen years. From 1996-2002, Dr. Taheri served as an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering Institute, and from 2002 to 2009 he served as an Adjunct Associate Professor and from 2009 to present as Research Associate Professor in the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. Since 2009, Dr. Taheri has also served as Operations Research Analyst at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center where he works closely with the clinical and administrative staff in applying systems engineering methodologies to health care performance improvement. He has successfully applied these skills in redesigning a number of units within the health system, including the chemotherapy unit, gastrointestinal endoscopy unit and emergency room. Dr. Taheri also actively collaborates with the Duke Clinical Research Institute in designing innovative interventions for improving the quality and efficiency of gastrointestinal endoscopy Units. Prior to joining NC State, Dr. Taheri worked for Nortel from 1984-2002 where he was the Director of Operations Research from 1994 to 2002.

Education

Ph.D. 1983

NC State University

MS 1977

Master of Science

Western Michigan University

BS 1974

Bachelor of Science

Tehran University

Research Description

Business process modeling and simulation, patient flow analysis, scheduling, and decision support tool development.

Publications

Systems engineering methods for enhancing the value stream in public health preparedness: The role of Markov models, simulation, and optimization
Yaylali, E., Ivy, J. S., & Taheri, J. (2014), Public Health Reports, 129, 145–153.
Endoscopy unit efficiency: Quality redefined
Gellad, Z. F., Thompson, C. P., & Taheri, J. (2013), Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 11(9), 1046–36.
A simulation study to reduce nurse overtime and improve patient flow time at a hospital endoscopy unit
Taheri, J., Gellad, Z., Burchfield, D., & Cooper, K. (2012), In 2012 winter simulation conference (wsc).
Algorithms for the model configuration problem
Morgan, S. D., Fathi, Y., & Taheri, J. (2004), IIE Transactions, 36(2), 169–180. https://doi.org/10.1080/07408170490245469

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