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Stevens Somayeh Moazeni
Associate Professor

School of Business
Stevens Institute of Technology

Babbio Center 519
1 Castle Point Terrace on Hudson
Hoboken, NJ 07030, USA

Tel: (201) 216-8723
smoazeni@stevens.edu
https://smoazeni.github.io/
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Research Interests:
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Stochastic Dynamic Optimization
  • Continuous Optimization
  • Data Mining
  • Algorithmic Trading
  • Power Economics


  • I am an affiliated faculty member of the Stevens Institute for Artificial Intelligence (SIAI) and a faculty member of the Stevens Energy Efficiency cluster.

    Academic Appointments:

  • Associate Professor (Tenured) (Sept. 2021 - present): School of Business, Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ, USA
  • Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) (Jan. 2017 - Aug. 2021): School of Business, Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ, USA
  • Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) (Aug. 2014 - Dec. 2016): School of Systems and Enterprises, Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ, USA
  • Visiting Scholar (May 2014 - Aug. 2014): Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, CA, USA
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate (Apr. 2012 - Apr. 2014): Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering, Princeton University, NJ, USA


  • Education:

  • PhD in Computer Science (2012) School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Certificate in University Teaching (2010) Centre for Teaching Excellence, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • MMath in Combinatorics and Optimization (2006) Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • BSc and MSc in Mathematics (2005) Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran


  • Industry Experience:

  • Senior Risk Analyst (Jun. 2011-Mar. 2012): Quantitative Analysis Group, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Financial Group, Toronto, Canada
  • Risk Analyst (May 2010-Aug. 2010): Quantitative Analysis Group, Bank of Montreal (BMO) Financial Group, Toronto, Canada


  • Professional Affiliations:

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE Senior Member)
  • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
  • Mathematical Optimization Society (MOS)
  • Production and Operations Management Society (POMS)
  • Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS)


  • Professional Positions (Elected):

  • Vice Chair - INFORMS Optimization Society (Jan. 2018 - Dec. 2019)



  • Courses Taught:

  • BIA-650 : Optimization and Process Analytics (Graduate)

  • MGT-657 : Operations Management (MBA core course)

  • EM-360 : Operations Management and Process Engineering (Undergraduate)

  • FE-646 : Optimization Models and Methods in Finance (Graduate, new course designed)

  • FE-621 : Computational Methods in Finance (Graduate)

  • FE-540 : Probability Theory for Financial Engineering (Graduate)

  • MGT-960: Research in Management (PhD)

  • EM-960: Research in Engineering Management (PhD)

  • SYS-960: Research in Systems Engineering (PhD)




  • Selected Awards:

  • IEEE Senior Member (2019)
  • Vice-provost for Academics Teaching Excellence commendation (2017)
  • Anita Borg Institute GHC Faculty Scholar (2017)

  • Ranked First for NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship-Mathematical Sciences in Canada (2013)

  • INFORMS Teaching Effectiveness Colloquium (2012)

  • Google Canada Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship, Finalist (2009)

  • First Place at MITACS Annual Conference Poster Presentation Competition (2009)

  • Honourable Mention in Optimization Modeling Competition, Lehigh University, USA (2009)

  • Meloche Monnex Graduate Scholarship in Quantitative Finance and Insurance (2009)

  • David R. Cheriton Graduate Scholarship (Type 1), School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo (2007-2009)

  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2009-2010, 2010-2011)

  • President's Graduate Scholarship, University of Waterloo (2009-2011)

  • Mathematics Graduate Experience Award, University of Waterloo (2008-2009)

  • Provost Doctoral Award for Women, University of Waterloo (2006-2008)

  • Institute for Quantitative Finance and Insurance (IQFI) Scholarship (2007)