Mr Samin Aref

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy

Research | Current

PhD Thesis:

Signed Network Structural Analysis and Applications​ with a Focus on Balance Theory

This research involves developing efficient methods and graph optimisation algorithms for the structural analysis of large-scale complex networks​


  • An Exact Method for Computing the Frustration Index in Signed Networks Using Binary Programming (with AJ Mason and MC WilsonAuthor copy> -under review-
  • Dynamic Rescheduling in Flexible Manufacturing Systems under Disruptions (with M Rahimi, R Tavakkoli-Moghaddam, and A Azaron) Abstract> -under review- 
  • Balance and Frustration in Signed Networks (with MC WilsonFull text> Author copy> Journal of Complex Networks 
  • Computing the Line Index of Balance Using Integer Programming Optimisation (with AJ Mason and MC WilsonOptimization Problems in Graph Theory Full text> 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

  • Computational Social Science
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Complex Networks
  • Big Data Modelling and Analysis
  • Operations Research

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)


Contact details

Alternative contact

+49 381 2081 ext. 297

Office hours

By appointment

Primary office location

Level 4, Room 476
New Zealand

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