Naser Nikandish portrait

Naser Nikandish, PhD

Associate Professor of Practice
Academic AreaOperations Management & Business Analytics
Academic AreaInformation Systems
Areas of InterestOperations and Supply Chain Management, Business Analytics

Naser Nikandish holds a PhD and MA in Operations, Technology, and Information Management from Cornell University. He received a bachelor's degree in Systems Engineering from Tehran Polytechnic and MSc in Industrial Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Iran. His research interests include Inventory Management and Capacity Planning.


  • Ph. D, Operations, Technology and Information Management, Cornell University
  • MA, Management, Cornell University
  • MS, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Sharif University
  • BS, Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Tehran Polytechnic


Selected publications

  • Naser Nikandish, Dayoung Kim, Rommel Salvador, The Effectiveness of a Field Observation Exercise to Learn Process Management, Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, forthcoming.
    • Front-runner for the Best Paper Award of the Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education
  • Naser Nikandish, G. Sadri, Sustainability: Boosting business and the environment, Industrial Management, Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers, Aug 2021,  pp 10-15.
  • Naser Nikandish, K. Eshghi, S.A. Torabi, Integrated Procurement, Production and Delivery Scheduling in a Generalized three Stage Supply Chain, Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2009, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp 189-212
  • Naser Nikandish, Comment on ‘Optimizing supply chain collaboration based on joint replenishment and channel coordination’, Transportation Research, Part E, 2008, 44, 948-949

Working papers

  • Naser Nikandish, Amazon Lockers Capacity & Customers Package Retrieval Behavior
  • Naser Nikandish, How Many Handicapped Parking Spaces Should There Be?
  • Naser Nikandish, Inventory Replenishment Under Human Resource Constraints



  • Python for Data Analysis
  • Operations Management
  • Simulation for Business Applications
  • Statistical Analysis

Honors and distinctions

  • Johns Hopkins Alumni Association's Excellence in Teaching Award: 2022, 2023, 2024
  • Faculty Service & Mentorship Award: 2022, 2024
  • Dean’s Award for Faculty Excellence, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School: 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Carey Teaching Innovation Grant: 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • The Business Honors Program Special Award for Outstanding Professor, California State University Fullerton: 2016, 2018
  • Graduate Student Scholarship, Cornell University: 2008-2013