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Navid Ghaffarzadegan

Associate Professor

Navid Ghaffarzadegan

Navid Ghaffarzadegan
Navid Ghaffarzadegan

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Short Bio

Navid's research interests include systems sciences and applications of system dynamics modeling in various managerial and policy contexts such as service enterprises, higher education, science policy, and health policy. His research has been supported by various organizations such as NIH, and corporates such as Dell, Inc. Navid is currently the Associate Editor of the System Dynamics Review. He is the winner of various awards including the College of Engineering’s excellence award for outstanding new Assistant Professors. Prior to joining Virginia Tech, Navid was a postdoctoral researcher at MIT, Engineering Systems Division.

Research Area

Main Area:  Management Systems Engineering

  • System Dynamics
  • Socio-technical Systems
  • Policy Analysis
  • Policy Informatics
  • Ph.D., Public Policy (System Dynamics), State University of New York at Albany, 2011
  • M.B.A., Management (System Dynamics), Sharif University of Technology, 2005
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2001
  • Associate Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2018 - present
  • Assistant Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2013 - 2018
  • Postdoctoral Associate/Researcher, Engineering Systems Division, MIT, 2012 - 2013
  1. Productivity Data Analysis for Science Workforce Modeling. Sponsor: NIH. Role: Co-I. Share: $183K. June 2016 - May 2018. 
  2. System Dynamics Modeling of Market Growth for the SupportAssist Program at Dell. Sponsor: Dell, Inc. Role: PI. Share: $240K. January 2016 - December 2017. 
  3. A Model-Based Examination of Behavioral & Social Science Workforce: Improving Health Outcomes. Sponsor: NIH. Role: Co-I. Share: $543K. February 2015 - January 2019. 
  4. System Dynamics Modeling for Understanding Complexities of Post-Traumatic Stress. Role: Co-I. Share: $134K. January 2014 - September 2015.

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  • ISE 4984, System Dynamics and Systems Thinking
  • ENGR 5104, Applied Systems Engineering: System Dynamics
  • ISE 5015, Management of Change, Innovation, and Performance in Organizational Systems I
  • System Dynamics Society
  • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)