Hajar Sadegh Zadeh

Hajar is a PhD candidate from the School of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Melbourne under the supervision of Dr. Hamideh Anjom Shoaa, Dr. Mark Fackrell and Dr. Joyce Zhang.

Her research interests mainly are in Operations Research, Stochastic Optimization, Machine Learning, and Reinforcement Learning.

In her thesis project, she will develop an Integrated framework for scheduling hospital operating rooms using stochastic optimization and machine learning techniques to ensure that the resources available in Australian public hospitals are used efficiently. It is hoped that the research will be used to reduce elective surgery waiting times for public patients, improving the quality of life for many Australians.