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Dr Masoud Talebian

Lecturer

School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (Mathematics)

Career Summary

Biography

Research Expertise
Applying operations research methods including optimization, stochastic modelling, and game theory to address managerial problems that arise in the areas of operations management, supply chain management, marketing, and finance.


Qualifications

  • PhD, Columbia University - New York - USA
  • Bachelor of Industrial Engineering, Sharif University of Technology - Iran
  • Master of Industrial Engineering & Operations Res., Columbia University - New York - USA
  • Master of Business Administration, Sharif University of Technology - Iran

Keywords

  • Management Science
  • Revenue Management & Pricing
  • Supply Chain Management

Languages

  • Persian (excluding Dari) (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
010206 Operations Research 60
010303 Optimisation 10
150309 Logistics and Supply Chain Management 30

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/06/2008 - 1/08/2008 Summer Associate SABRE Holdings
Research Group
Australia

Awards

Research Award

Year Award
2010 Requiring Minimum Sale Volumes to Trigger a Commission Increase under Competition
Airline Group of the International Federation of Operations Research Societies (AGIFORS)
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Fernando I, Henskens F, Talebian M, Cohen M, 'A simple model for evaluating medical treatment options', , Springer Verlag 195-207 (2015)

One of the key areas of clinical decision making in the field of clinical medicine involves choosing the most appropriate treatment option for a given patient, out of many alterna... [more]

One of the key areas of clinical decision making in the field of clinical medicine involves choosing the most appropriate treatment option for a given patient, out of many alternative treatment options. This paper introduces a model that is intuitive to clinicians for evaluating medication treatment options, and therefore has the advantage of engaging clinicians actively in a collaborative development of clinical Decision Support Systems (DSS). This paper also extends the previously introduced models ofmedical diagnostic reasoning, and case formulation (in psychiatry). Whilst the proposed model is already implemented as a DSS in psychiatry, it can also be applied in other branches of clinical medicine.

DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-10509-3_14
Co-authors Frans Henskens

Journal article (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Li ZE, Lu Q, Talebian M, 'Online versus bricks-and-mortar retailing: A comparison of price, assortment and delivery time', International Journal of Production Research, 53 3823-3835 (2015)

The popularity of online retailing has created great opportunities and challenges for retailers. A key challenge faced by many retailers is the choice between the clicks, the bric... [more]

The popularity of online retailing has created great opportunities and challenges for retailers. A key challenge faced by many retailers is the choice between the clicks, the bricks-and-mortar, and the bricks-and-clicks strategies. In this paper, we develop a comprehensive framework for selecting the appropriate distribution channel given assortment, logistics and consumer characteristics. Under the traditional bricks-and-mortar retail model, the retailer displays and sells the assortment in a physical store, whereas under the online retail model, the retailer accepts orders online and delivers the products offline. The traditional retailer jointly determines the breadth, the depth and the price of the assortment, whereas the online retailer jointly determines the breadth and price of the assortment and the delivery time. After deriving the joint optimal solution for the traditional and the online retailers, we compare their performance. We analytically and numerically examine how inventory cost, delivery cost and consumer behaviours could affect the optimal distribution strategy and customer service.

DOI 10.1080/00207543.2014.973074
2014 Li ZE, Lu Q, Talebian M, 'Online versus bricks-and-mortar retailing: a comparison of price, assortment and delivery time', International Journal of Production Research, (2014)

The popularity of online retailing has created great opportunities and challenges for retailers. A key challenge faced by many retailers is the choice between the clicks, the bric... [more]

The popularity of online retailing has created great opportunities and challenges for retailers. A key challenge faced by many retailers is the choice between the clicks, the bricks-and-mortar, and the bricks-and-clicks strategies. In this paper, we develop a comprehensive framework for selecting the appropriate distribution channel given assortment, logistics and consumer characteristics. Under the traditional bricks-and-mortar retail model, the retailer displays and sells the assortment in a physical store, whereas under the online retail model, the retailer accepts orders online and delivers the products offline. The traditional retailer jointly determines the breadth, the depth and the price of the assortment, whereas the online retailer jointly determines the breadth and price of the assortment and the delivery time. After deriving the joint optimal solution for the traditional and the online retailers, we compare their performance. We analytically and numerically examine how inventory cost, delivery cost and consumer behaviours could affect the optimal distribution strategy and customer service.

DOI 10.1080/00207543.2014.973074
2014 Gallego G, Talebian M, 'Commissions and sales targets under competition', Management Science, 60 2180-2197 (2014) [C1]

We consider a game between two capacity providers that compete for customers through a broker who earns commissions on sales and sells to both loyal and nonloyal customers. The pr... [more]

We consider a game between two capacity providers that compete for customers through a broker who earns commissions on sales and sells to both loyal and nonloyal customers. The providers compete by selecting commission margins and sales targets above which the margins on total sales increase. We study the contract form in equilibrium and the effect that sales targets have on the profit split between the providers and the broker. We show that in equilibrium, contracts require positive sales targets that can be best described as a mechanism for the larger provider to profit at the expense of the smaller provider. The effect of sales targets is different when commission margins are exogenous and the providers compete by setting targets. In this case, it is the low-margin provider who benefits from sales targets at the expense of the broker, who in this context resists the imposition of targets.

DOI 10.1287/mnsc.2013.1885
Citations Scopus - 1
2014 Talebian M, Boland N, Savelsbergh M, 'Pricing to accelerate demand learning in dynamic assortment planning for perishable products', European Journal of Operational Research, (2014) [C1]

Retailers, from fashion stores to grocery stores, have to decide what range of products to offer, i.e., their product assortment. Frequent introduction of new products, a recent b... [more]

Retailers, from fashion stores to grocery stores, have to decide what range of products to offer, i.e., their product assortment. Frequent introduction of new products, a recent business trend, makes predicting demand more difficult, which in turn complicates assortment planning. We propose and study a stochastic dynamic programming model for simultaneously making assortment and pricing decisions which incorporates demand learning using Bayesian updates. We show analytically that it is profitable for the retailer to use price reductions early in the sales season to accelerate demand learning. A computational study demonstrates the benefits of such a policy and provides managerial insights that may help improve a retailer's profitability. © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

DOI 10.1016/j.ejor.2014.01.045
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Natashia Boland
2012 Gallego G, Talebian M, 'Demand learning and dynamic pricing for multi-version products', Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management, 11 303-318 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 3
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Conference (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Gallego G, Talebian M, '¿Multi-Supplier and Single Retailer Contracts: Equilibrium and Profit Splits', MODSIM 2013 Abstracts, Adelaide (2013) [E3]
2013 Talebian M, Boland N, Savelsbergh M, 'Pricing to accelerate demand learning in dynamic assortment planning', Proceedings of the 49th ANZIAM Conference, Newcastle, NSW (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Natashia Boland
2013 Fernando I, Talebian M, 'Modelling Interpretation of Interpersonal Experiences Based on Cognitive Schema Theory', Proceedings of 2013 3rd International Conference on Computer Engineering and Bioinformatics (ICCEB 2013), Bangkok, Thailand (2013) [E1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 10
Total funding $2,997,653

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20146 grants / $2,671,202

Food & Beverage Supply Chain Optimisation Industrial Transformation Training Centre$2,119,872

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Rick Middleton, Associate Professor Regina Berretta, Associate Professor Michael Bowyer, Doctor Ali Eshragh, Doctor Masoud Talebian, Associate Professor Behnam Fahimnia, Professor Mathieu Savelsbergh, Professor Natashia Boland, Dr Costas Stathopoulos, Professor John Bartholdi, Doctor John Golding, Doctor Simon Dunstall, Mrs Carlee McGowan, Mr Robert McMahon, Mr Robert Scoines, Mr Tim Norris, Doctor Christopher Scarlett
Scheme Industrial Transformation Training Centres
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1301004
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

ARC ITTC MATHS subaccount$399,330

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Masoud Talebian, Doctor Ali Eshragh
Scheme Industrial Transformation Training Centres
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo GS150005
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Food & Beverage Supply Chain Optimisation Industrial Transformation Training Centre$90,000

Funding body: Coca Cola Amatil (Australia)

Funding body Coca Cola Amatil (Australia)
Project Team Professor Rick Middleton, Associate Professor Regina Berretta, Associate Professor Michael Bowyer, Doctor Ali Eshragh, Doctor Christopher Scarlett, Doctor Masoud Talebian, Associate Professor Behnam Fahimnia, Professor Mathieu Savelsbergh, Professor Natashia Boland, Dr Costas Stathopoulos, Professor John Bartholdi, Doctor John Golding, Doctor Simon Dunstall, Mrs Carlee McGowan, Mr Robert McMahon, Mr Robert Scoines, Mr Tim Norris
Scheme ARC IC Partner Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1301129
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Food & Beverage Supply Chain Optimisation Industrial Transformation Training Centre$30,000

Funding body: Sanitarium Health and Wellbeing Company

Funding body Sanitarium Health and Wellbeing Company
Project Team Professor Rick Middleton, Associate Professor Regina Berretta, Associate Professor Michael Bowyer, Doctor Ali Eshragh, Doctor Christopher Scarlett, Doctor Masoud Talebian, Associate Professor Behnam Fahimnia, Professor Mathieu Savelsbergh, Professor Natashia Boland, Dr Costas Stathopoulos, Professor John Bartholdi, Doctor John Golding, Doctor Simon Dunstall, Mrs Carlee McGowan, Mr Robert McMahon, Mr Robert Scoines, Mr Tim Norris
Scheme ARC IC Partner Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1301130
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Food & Beverage Supply Chain Optimisation Industrial Transformation Training Centre$30,000

Funding body: Sunrice

Funding body Sunrice
Project Team Professor Rick Middleton, Associate Professor Regina Berretta, Associate Professor Michael Bowyer, Doctor Ali Eshragh, Doctor Christopher Scarlett, Doctor Masoud Talebian, Associate Professor Behnam Fahimnia, Professor Mathieu Savelsbergh, Professor Natashia Boland, Dr Costas Stathopoulos, Professor John Bartholdi, Doctor John Golding, Doctor Simon Dunstall, Mrs Carlee McGowan, Mr Robert McMahon, Mr Robert Scoines, Mr Tim Norris
Scheme ARC IC Partner Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1301131
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Faculty PVC Conference Assistance Grant 2014$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT
Project Team Doctor Masoud Talebian
Scheme PVC Conference Assistance Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1401243
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20132 grants / $281,451

Possession Assessment and Capacity Evaluator Extensions$276,000

Funding body: Aurizon Network Pty Ltd

Funding body Aurizon Network Pty Ltd
Project Team Professor Martin Savelsbergh, Doctor Masoud Talebian
Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300619
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Faculty Visiting Fellowship 2013$5,451

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT
Project Team Doctor Masoud Talebian
Scheme Visiting Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1401035
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20121 grants / $40,000

Analysis of ARTC Access Charging Policies$40,000

Funding body: Aurizon Network Pty Ltd

Funding body Aurizon Network Pty Ltd
Project Team Professor Martin Savelsbergh, Doctor Masoud Talebian
Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1300625
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20101 grants / $5,000

Channel Co-ordination under Competitive Settings: A Strategic View$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Masoud Talebian
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000962
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current1

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD0.5

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2012 PhD Theory and Algorithms for Multi-objective Integer Programming
Mathematics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
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Dr Masoud Talebian

Position

Lecturer
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Focus area

Mathematics

Contact Details

Email masoud.talebian@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02)4921-5525

Office

Room V29
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