"If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail." Abraham Maslow (1908-1972)


Dr Ali Eshragh
Lecturer/Researcher in Statistics & Optimization


School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
The University of Newcastle
University Drive
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 to start my PhD in Applied Mathematics majoring in 'Probabilistic 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. Currently, I am a lecturer/researcher in Statistics and Optimization at the University of Newcastle. Just a few months after arriving at the University of Newcastle, I established the research group APCO (Applied Probability, Combinatorics and Optimization) within CARMA (Priority Research Centre for Computer Assisted Research Mathematics and its Applications).

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