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Sharareh Taghipour


Associate Professor


Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto

M.A.Sc., Industrial Engineering, Sharif University of Technology

B.Sc., Mathematics and Computer Science, Sharif University of Technology





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Dr. Sharareh Taghipour joined the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Ryerson University in August 2012. Prior her appointment to the University's faculty, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow for about a year at the Centre for Maintenance Optimization and Reliability Engineering (C-MORE) at the University of Toronto. She obtained her Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto, and received her B.S.c. in Mathematics and Computer Science and her M.A.Sc. in Industrial Engineering, both from Sharif University of Technology, Iran. The focus of her research has been on reliability engineering and maintenance optimization as well as on cancer progression modeling and screening optimization. She has received numerous awards, including Ryerson University Early Research Career Excellence Award (2017), American Society for Quality (ASQ)-Reliability Division (RD) Best Paper Award (2016), Ryerson Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science Scholarly Research and Creative Activity (SRC) Award (2015), The Best Student Paper Award of the Tom Fagan Reliability & Maintainability Symposium (2011), The Best Student Paper Award of the American College of Clinical Engineering (2010), and Asset Management Council Postgraduate Research Award (2010).

Research Interests:

Reliability engineering

Maintenance and inspection optimization

Risk assessment and management

Spare parts provisioning

Statistical and reliability analysis of recurrent events

Analysis and modeling of censored data

Sustainable asset management

Disease progression and survival modeling

Optimization of medical decisions, such as cancer screening

Current Courses:

IND 605- Experimental Design and Quality Assurance

IND 832/MEC 832- Reliability & Decision Analysis

Professional Affiliations:

Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS)- Member

IEEE- Member

Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society (MSOM)- Member

Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)- Member

Institute of Industrial Engineering- Member