Hosseinali Salemi

Operations Research Scientist


About me

I am an Operations Research Scientist at FedEx. Prior to this, I was a postdoc in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at Iowa State University. I earned my PhD in the School of Industrial Engineering and Management at Oklahoma State University under supervision of Dr. Austin Buchanan. I also hold an MSc in Management Engineering from Polytechnic University of Milan under supervision of Dr. Riccardo Mangiaracina and a BSc in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology.

My email is hosseinali.salemi(at)fedex(dot)com. You can find my CV here and my Google Scholar here.


My research focuses on theory and computation in network design and analysis, applications of combinatorial optimization in data analytics of complex networks, and applications of OR/MS in supply chain management, transportation, and the energy sector.

Refereed Journal Papers

  1. Y. Lu, H. Salemi, B. Balasundaram, A. Buchanan. On fault-tolerant low-diameter clusters in graphs. To appear at INFORMS Journal on Computing. (link)

  2. H. Salemi, D. Davarnia. On the structure of decision diagram-representable mixed integer programs with application to unit commitment. To appear at Operations Research. (link)
    Finalist for IISE Best Paper Award in Energy Systems Division, 2021. (link)

  3. H. Salemi, A. Buchanan. Solving the distance-based critical node problem. INFORMS Journal on Computing, 34(3): 1309-1326, 2022. (link) (pdf) (code)

  4. H. Salemi, A. Buchanan. Parsimonious formulations for low-diameter clusters. Mathematical Programming Computation, 12(3): 493-528, 2020. (link) (pdf) (code)

  5. H. Salemi. A hybrid algorithm for stochastic single-source capacitated facility location problem with service level requirements. International Journal of Industrial Engineering Computations, 7.2: 295-308, 2016. (link)

PhD Dissertation

MSc Dissertation