Babak Abbasi is a professor of Business Analytics and Decision Sciences. Previously, he was a senior lecturer of Statistics and Operations Research and assistant professor of Industrial Engineering. He uses analytical methods in designing better policies and make better decisions. He is currently working on applications of business analytics models in not-for-profit organisations and charities. For example, he recently worked on improving blood supply chain in Australia that helps make better decisions on using donated blood for saving lives. Broadly, his research focuses on industry-motivated quantitative modelling and decision-making under uncertainty applied to blood service, not for profit organisations and government, healthcare delivery improvement, supply chain coordination, resources allocation, service operations management and manufacturing.
His research interests fall in the domain of Operations Research, Stochastic Optimisation, Markov Decision Process, Operations Management, Big Data Analytics and Healthcare Analytics.