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Dr. Anahideh

Dr. Hadis Anahideh, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Dr. Anahideh’s research objectives center around Black-box Optimization, Active Learning, Machine Learning, and Algorithmic Fairness. She primarily seeks to develop innovative learning and optimization methodologies that have potential utility for multiple fields within engineering operations, design, and social systems. Anahideh recently joined UIC and teaches Data Science I and II. Before joining UIC, she worked as an OR scientist in the Operations Research and Advanced Analytics Department at American Airlines. Viewing research as teamwork, Dr. Anahideh firmly believes the power of developing meaningful relationships with whom she works is critical to successful learning and research.

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