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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

CodeDescriptionPercentage
010206Operations Research60
010303Optimisation10
150309Logistics and Supply Chain Management30

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
23/09/2014 - LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/06/2008 - 1/08/2008Summer AssociateSABRE Holdings
Research Group
Australia

Awards

Research Award

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For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.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

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Fernando 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 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.

DOI10.1007/978-3-319-10509-3_14
Co-authorsFrans Henskens

Journal article (5 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Li 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 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.

DOI10.1080/00207543.2014.973074
2014Li 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 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.

DOI10.1080/00207543.2014.973074
2014Gallego 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 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.

DOI10.1287/mnsc.2013.1885
2014Talebian 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 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.

DOI10.1016/j.ejor.2014.01.045
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsNatashia Boland
2012Gallego G, Talebian M, 'Demand learning and dynamic pricing for multi-version products', Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management, 11 303-318 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 3
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Conference (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Gallego G, Talebian M, '¿Multi-Supplier and Single Retailer Contracts: Equilibrium and Profit Splits', MODSIM 2013 Abstracts, Adelaide (2013) [E3]
2013Talebian 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-authorsNatashia Boland
2013Fernando 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 grants9
Total funding$2,598,323

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20145 grants / $2,271,872

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor 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
SchemeIndustrial Transformation Training Centres
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1301004
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

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

Funding body: Coca Cola Amatil (Australia)

Funding bodyCoca Cola Amatil (Australia)
Project TeamProfessor 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
SchemeARC IC Partner Funding
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1301129
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

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

Funding body: Sanitarium Health and Wellbeing Company

Funding bodySanitarium Health and Wellbeing Company
Project TeamProfessor 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
SchemeARC IC Partner Funding
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1301130
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

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

Funding body: Sunrice

Funding bodySunrice
Project TeamProfessor 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
SchemeARC IC Partner Funding
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1301131
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Faculty PVC Conference Assistance Grant 2014$2,000

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT
Project TeamDoctor Masoud Talebian
SchemePVC Conference Assistance Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1401243
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20132 grants / $281,451

Possession Assessment and Capacity Evaluator Extensions$276,000

Funding body: Aurizon Network Pty Ltd

Funding bodyAurizon Network Pty Ltd
Project TeamConjoint Professor Martin Savelsbergh, Doctor Masoud Talebian
SchemeResearch Project
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1300619
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

Faculty Visiting Fellowship 2013$5,451

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT
Project TeamDoctor Masoud Talebian
SchemeVisiting Fellowship
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1401035
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20121 grants / $40,000

Analysis of ARTC Access Charging Policies$40,000

Funding body: Aurizon Network Pty Ltd

Funding bodyAurizon Network Pty Ltd
Project TeamConjoint Professor Martin Savelsbergh, Doctor Masoud Talebian
SchemeResearch Project
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1300625
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

20101 grants / $5,000

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Masoud Talebian
SchemeNew Staff Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1000962
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2012Theory and Algorithms for Multi-objective Integer Programming
Mathematics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
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

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

Office

RoomV29
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