Dr Ali Eshragh
Senior Lecturer in Statistics & Optimization
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
The University of Newcastle
Callaghan NSW 2308
(+61) (2) 4921 5127
(+61) (2) 4921 6898
In 2001, I finished my Bachelor degree in industrial engineering at Sharif University of Technology as the top ranked student. I continued my graduate studies at Sharif University and completed my Master degree majoring in 'Statistical Modelling and Stochastic Optimization' in 2004.
In 2008, I was awarded an Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarship by the Australian Government to start my PhD in Applied Mathematics majoring in 'Stochastic Operations Research' at the University of South Australia. Because of the nature of my PhD research, I have been exposed to a very broad range of concepts and techniques spanning not only optimization, applied probability and statistical modelling, but also graph theory, complexity theory and polyhedral theory.
In 2011, following submission of my PhD thesis, I was appointed as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at The University of Adelaide. I worked on an ARC-funded research project in which we developed new stochastic models and optimization algorithms to find an optimal experimental design of a growing population with incomplete information.
In 2013, after successfully completing my Postdoc research project, I was appointed as a Lecturer in Operations Research in the School of Mathematical Sciences, the University of Adelaide.
In 2014, I was offered a continuing lecturing position in the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, the University of Newcastle. In 2017, I was promoted to Senior Lecturer (equivalent to Tenured Associate Professor in the U.S. system). Currently, I am a senior lecturer in Statistics and Optimization at the University of Newcastle.
Since January 2019, I have been appointed as the Leader of the Data Science research group within the Priority Research Centre for Computer-Assisted Research Mathematics and its Applications (CARMA) at the University of Newcastle, Australia.
I am an Associate Investigator in the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS), Australia.
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News: Our paper on embedding the Hamiltonian cycle problem into a discounted Markov decision process has been published in the current issue of Mathematics of Operations Research in May 2020.
New Submission: Our recent work on modeling the dynamics of the COVID-19 Population in Australia is now available on medRxiv.