Texas Tech University

Alireza Sheikh-Zadeh

Alireza Sheikh-Zadeh

Assistant Professor


Room Number: E325


Research Expertise

  • Supply chain analytics
  • Simulation modeling
  • Sustainable technology


  • PhD, Industrial Engineering, University of Arkansas


Alireza Sheikh-Zadeh is an Assistant Professor at the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University and received his Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas. His research interests include supply chain analytics, network theory, technology adoption, and corporate social responsibility. His research findings have appeared in the International Journal of Management Science (Omega), International Journal of Production Economics, Computers and Industrial Engineering, and International Journal of Inventory Research.

Sheikh-Zadeh teaches courses in optimization and simulation, multivariate data analysis, and advanced statistical modeling. He is the recipient of the 2021 President's Excellence in Teaching Award at Texas Tech. His teaching philosophy encourages critical thinking. Sheikh-Zadeh expects students to understand and explain why specific quantitative methods are chosen and how they work in different contexts. He supports the synergy between research and teaching through active and collaborative teaching methods. He is committed to improving data science education by developing, using, and disseminating innovative teaching methods.