Mr Samin Aref

MSc in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (Sharif University)

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy


I am a Doctoral Candidate with a background in Operations Research. Prior to my current research on complex networks, I had joint research studies on mathematical modelling and applied optimisation with collaborators from New Zealand, Norway, Turkey, Canada, United States, Ireland, and at last but not least Iran.

Research | Current

PhD Research:

Efficient Methods and Graph Optimisation Algorithms for the Structural Analysis of Large-scale Complex Networks

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  • Computing the Line Index of Balance Using Integer Programming Optimisation (with AJ Mason and MC WilsonOptimization Problems in Graph Theory Author copy>
  • Measuring Partial Balance in Signed Networks (with MC WilsonFull text> Author copy> Journal of Complex Networks
  • Analysing Scientific Collaborations of New Zealand Institutions using Scopus Bibliometric Data (with D Friggens and S HendyProceedings of the Fourteenth Asia-Pacific Conference on Conceptual Modelling Full text> Author copy>
  • Hub Location under Uncertainty: a Minimax Regret Model for the Capacitated Problem with Multiple Allocations (with I Kazemian) Full text> Author copy> International Journal of Supply Chain and Inventory Management
  • A Green Perspective on Capacitated Time-dependent Vehicle Routing Problem with Time Windows (with I Kazemian) Full text> Author copy> International Journal of Supply Chain and Inventory Management


  • Multi-echelon Supply Chain Flexibility Enhancement through Detecting Bottlenecks (with I Kazemian) Full text> Author copy> Global Journal of Flexible Systems Management
  • The Use of a GERT Based Method to Model Concurrent Product Development Processes (with R Nelson and A AzaronFull text> Author copy> European Journal of Operational Research


  • Developing an Integrated RM and CRM Approach in Hotel Industry (with A Vaeztehrani and M Modarres) Full text> Author copy> Journal of Revenue & Pricing Management
  • Epidemiological and Biomechanical Evaluation of Airline Baggage Handling (with A Tafazzol, M Mardani, O Haddad, and M Parnianpour) Full text> Author copy> International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics

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Teaching | Current


Areas of expertise

  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Complex Networks
  • Big Data Modelling and Analysis
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Applied Optimisation

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)


Contact details

Alternative contact

+64 9 373 7999 ext. 82128

Office hours

Thursdays 10-11, Room 476, Bldg 303S

Primary location

Level 4, Room 476
New Zealand

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