“Ideas won’t keep; something must be done about them.” Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947)


Dr Ali Eshragh
Senior Lecturer in Statistics & Optimisation


School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
The University of Newcastle
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308




(+61) (2) 4921 5127


(+61) (2) 4921 6898

• Rising Start Award (A medal and $1,000 cheque), Australian Society for Operations Research, 2017.

• Ranked second and highly commended for the Teaching Excellence and Contribution to Student Learning – Team Award, Faculty of Science and Technology, The University of Newcastle, 2016.

• Chief Investigator, Building Statistical Literacy for Success in Higher Education ($161,151), Department of Education, 2016.

• Chief Investigator, ARC Centre for Food and Beverage Supply Chain Optimisation ($2,119,872), Australian Research Council (ARC), 2014.

• Small research grant ($30,000/three years), The Priority Research Centre for Computer-Assisted Research Mathematics and its Applications (CARMA), The University of Newcastle, 2014.

• The new staff grant ($10,000), Rapidly Mixing Markov Chains and the Hamiltonian Cycle Problem, Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle, 2014.

• Finalist of the South Australia Science Excellence Awards in the category of “PhD Research Excellence – Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering”, awarded an honourable mention, Australia, 2011.

• Small research grant ($10,000), joint research with Dr Behnam Fahimnia, Application of Simulation-Based Optimization Algorithms in Sustainable Logistic and Supply Chain Management, School of Management, University of South Australia, 2011.

• An honourable mention in the B.H. Neumann Prize Competition for the best student talk at the 54th Annual AustMS Conference, Australia, 2010.

• Small research grant ($3,500), joint research with Dr Asef Nazari, Application of Non-Smooth Optimisation Methods for Hamiltonian Cycle Problem, the Barbara Hardy Institute, University of South Australia, 2010.

• An international travel grant ($4,095) by the University of South Australia and School of Mathematics and Statistics, Australia, 2009.

• Selected among the best five papers in the 5th International Industrial Engineering Conference, Iran, 2005.

• Ranked the first (out of approximately 5000 entrants) in the highly competitive national masters entrance exam of Iranian universities, 2001.

• Selected among the top five bachelors final projects by R&D Department of Schlumberger Company, France, 2002.

• Best Student Award, Sharif University of Technology, Iran, 2001.