Mahdi Bastan

Mahdi Bastan
University of Tehran | UT · Department of Industrial Engineering

Research associated at University of Tehran

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Introduction
My main research interest is dynamic analysis of complex systems in monetary and banking, sustainable development, and healthcare systems. I also work on other fields like system thinking, learning organization, and strategic business management.
Additional affiliations
December 2013 - November 2015
Independent Researcher
Independent Researcher
Position
  • Faculty Member
February 2011 - present
University of Eyvanekey
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Description
  • System Dynamics,Simulation,Operation Research II
Education
February 2015 - August 2016
Amirkabir University of Technology
Field of study
  • System Dynamics & Healthcare Systems
September 2003 - September 2007

Publications

Publications (66)
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The emergency department is one of the crowded wards of a hospital, so improving the performance of this ward has a significant impact on improving the quality of hospital services. Recently, researchers have paid more attention to resilience engineering (RE) and lean management approaches, because of their focus on performance improvement. The aim...
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Insurance industry has always attracted the attention of researchers because the improved performance of this industry can have a tremendous impact on other manufacturing and service sectors. Therefore, the evaluation and efficiency of active departments in this service area are of great significance. This study evaluated the performance of an insu...
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In this study, a two-step method for the daily priority-based surgical case scheduling of elective patient of non-identical Operating Rooms (OR) is presented. In the first step, we present a mixed integer programming model to select patients from the waiting list and to assign the selected patients to the operating room. The objectives are to minim...
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Purpose The Iranian construction industry has been grappling with numerous problems in recent years, including rework, high costs and design errors. Engineers in this field have always highlighted the use of modern technological methods of construction to improve quality and productivity and reduce time and cost. One of these technologies is the so...
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In this study, educational demographics has been studied in the banking sector within a developing economy context targeting job allocations. In a system view, among organizational demography; educational demographics of staff should be regarded at various educational levels where the number of employees must be determined concerning job leveling a...
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Using the system thinking and for the analysis of the problems gives us a deeper understanding of their causal reasons. The application of system dynamics in complex problems are increasing. these problems have dynamic complexity and change over time, some of the problems need to regards as a whole, with non-linear interaction and especially sugges...
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تقاضای بالا و غیرمنطقی سوخت در ایران، مصرف بیش‌ازاندازه و گاهی غیرعقلانی سوخت در بخش‌های مختلف ازجمله حمل‌ونقل در کنار تأمین سوخت ارزان‌قیمت برای نیروگاه‌های تولید برق، عدم وجود استانداردهای صحیح در مصرف سوخت در بخش‌های مختلف، وابستگی شدید تأمین انرژی به سوخت‌های فسیلی را برای ایران به ارمغان آورده است. افزایش هزینه‌های تأمین انرژی با درنظرگیری رون...
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خطاهای بالینی نه تنها باعث کاهش سطح ایمنی بیمار، آسیب به سلامتی و حتی مرگ بیمار شده و بلکه منجر به از دست رفتن وجه پزشک و برند بیمارستان میگردد. بر اساس آمار سازمان جهانی بهداشت، اشتباهات پزشکی هشتمین علت مرگ افراد است. وجود سیستم مدیریت ریسک بالینی ابزاری نظاممند است جهت به حداقل رساندن خطا و پیشگیری از بروز خطاهای سیستماتیک است. برخورداری از این...
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Human error is a critical concern in healthcare systems from primary care clinics to operating rooms in hospitals. Prevention or reduction of the chance of occurrence of such errors through increasing human reliabilities is tremendously important and deserves to be focused within personnel scheduling problems in healthcare systems. The present stud...
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Accurate demand forecasting in pharmaceutical industries has always been one of the main concerns of planning managers because a lot of downstream supply chain activities depend on the amount of final product demand. In the current study, a five-step intelligent algorithm is presented based on data mining and neural network techniques to forecast d...
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In this study, a two-step method for the daily priority-based surgical case scheduling of elective patient of non-identical Operating Rooms (OR) is presented. In the first step, we present a mixed integer programming model to select patients from the waiting list and to assign the selected patients to the operating room. The objectives are to minim...
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Customer need is the most important factor in the formation of each market and business. It engages companies in order to meet their need by developing new products and services. Although it can make an appropriate attraction for company customers, a company needs to have a good understanding of their customer dynamic behavior. Based on this unders...
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The selection of suitable biomass is an important stage in the generation of biofuels, which has a significant impact on the quality of biofuels. The selection of biomass is a strategic decision and, considering with the selection of the raw material for the generation of suitable biomass is influenced by various social, economic and environmental...
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In traditional business models of banking in developing economies, banks earn profit by attracting deposits and offering loans, facilities, and mortgages to customers. This approach has been for many years a predominant business model, while their key performance indicators (KPI) show lack of business profitability. This issue is a diversion from t...
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Hub location problem in public transportation (HLPPT) is related to a strategic decision which simultaneously determines the location of hub nodes and allocation of demand nodes. Cost and service quality are among the key issues in the current competitive business environment, which have been regarded in HLPPT. Considering the economic aspects as w...
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Pharmaceutical factories have a crucial role in the health care system and their products must be produced under optimal conditions. It seems that the use of mathematical models is not suitable for pharmaceutical production line optimization and the use of simulation leads to better outputs and provides more flexibility than mathematical models. Th...
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Performance evaluation and optimization of safety factors is a crucial need for almost all industries. This need is highlighted in some critical industries such as the mining industry. Health and economic loss in mining accidents are significant, especially in developing countries which lack modern technologies. This paper applies resilience engine...
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پذیرش فناوری و محصولات توسعه‌ داده شده، یکی از مسائل موردعلاقه مدیران ارشد سازمان‌های نوآور محسوب میشود. سازمان‌های خدماتی از طریق توسعه محصولات و خدمات جدید، برای مشتریان خود ایجاد ارزش نموده و می‌توانند از این طریق سود کسب نمایند. توسعه محصولات جدید هزینههای بالای تحقیق و توسعه را به دنبال خواهد داشت و چنانچه این محصولات و خدمات جدید توسط مشتریان...
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Errors and adverse events occur even under the most efficient circumstances. On the one hand, clinical errors reduce patient's safety level and can even sometimes cause patient's death; on the other hand, weak management of clinical risks harms staff and hospital's reputation and can be quite costly for the health system of any country. That is why...
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Errors and adverse events occur even under the most efficient circumstances. On the one hand, clinical errors reduce patient's safety level and can even sometimes cause patient's death; on the other hand, weak management of clinical risks harms staff and hospital's reputation and can be quite costly for the health system of any country. That is why...
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بانک‌های تجاری ايران به منظور سودآوری برای سهامداران خود، نیازمند یک مدل کسب‌و‌‌کار مناسب می‌باشند. شاخص‌هاي عملکردي بانک‌های کشور پس از اجرای چندساله این مدل نشان می‌دهد اين سازوکار به‌هیچ‌وجه نتوانسته سودآوري را براي سهامداران ايجاد نمايد. مسئله اصلی طراحی مدل کسب‌وکار بر اساس یک رویکرد خطی به سودآوری است که نتیجه اجرای آن بازخوردهایی به همراه دا...
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In this work, we study the change point problem in non-linear profiles. A maximum likelihood estimator (MLE) is proposed for single step change point detection in non-linear profiles. Due to the complexity of estimating the parameters of the non-linear model by MLE, this estimator is based on the difference between the response variables and in-con...
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Iran's energy supply system is highly dependent on fossil fuels due to excessive cheap fuel consumption used in transportation and power generation, as well as the lack of fuel economy standards for the appropriate amount of consumption. In addition, import of fuel derivatives such as gasoline makes fossil fuel usage a path-dependent process. Such...
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Despite Today's bold presence of machinery and the progress of technology in societies, human's safety, and occupational health are still under the shadow of numerous hazards. In order to ensure sustainability, in different sectors of industries, occupational health and safety must be observed diligently and businesses have every reason to be conce...
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Calls for Papers: International Journal of System Dynamics Applications (IJSDA) Special Issue On: System Dynamics and Simulation Approaches in Industrial Engineering and Management
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Technology advancements during recent years have created new opportunities for offering new banking services which might have great impacts on decreasing banks' costs and increasing their non-interest income earned from the fees of banking services. But, banks have always been wondering if these new services would be adopted or accepted by the cust...
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As the chairman of ”System Approach & System Dynamics " track of The 2nd International Conference on Economics, Finance and Management which will be held May 3-4, 2018, at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK, I would like to invite you to submit a research paper/Extended abstract for this special track. Selected papers may be publish...
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In this work, we study the change point problem in non-linear profiles. A maximum likelihood estimator (MLE) is proposed for single step change point detection in non-linear profiles. Due to the complexity of estimating the parameters of the non-linear model by MLE, this estimator is based on the difference between the response variables and in-con...
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Purpose Sustainable development is the management and conservation of the basic natural resources through which organizational and technological changes are lead to meet present and future needs of humans. In developing and analyzing the solutions based on sustainable development principles, an integrated and holistic approach needs to be pursued....
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Medical errors are considered as one of the major challenges of the health throughout the world system and impose many costs on society every year. The losses that caused by mismanagement of these hazards are not only for the patient, these errors can affect the loss of good physicians and hospitals reputation. Threats of Medical errors in the heal...
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There are unacceptably high of occupational accidents and injuries despite the obvious benefits of legal, moral and financial, maintenance through occupational health and safety management systems for employers as well as improvements in occupational health and safety in recent years. Should be developed and implemented the occupational health and...
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Chronic diseases are the main cause of global mortality in recent decades and due to the lack of absolute treatment and need to permanent control, Imposes high costs to the health system of the country. One of the most important chronic diseases is cardiovascular diseases which are the first cause of death in Iran, according to the World Health Org...
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The banking system is one of the most important economic sectors in Iran that has th e most relation with the country's macroeconomics; therefore, any kind of volatility and instability in it can influence the country's macroeconomics. Therefore, assessing the performance of the country's banking industry and analyzing the bank soundness is essenti...
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Sustainable Development is the management and conservation of the basic natural resources through which organizational and technological changes are lead to meet present and future needs of humans. In developing and analyzing the solutions based on sustainable development principles, we require to pursue an integrated and holistic approach. Not onl...
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The banking system is one of the most important economic sectors in Iran that has the most relation with the country's macroeconomics; therefore, any kind of volatility and instability in it can influence the country's macroeconomics. Therefore, assessing the performance of the country's banking industry and analyzing the bank soundness is essentia...
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Nowadays, organizations need to pay much attention to the subject of human capital management in order to progress and succeed in competitive and variable business environment. One of the topics discussed in human capital management, which has an important role in processes of organizational growth and development and resources allocation, is the i...
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Iran’s banking system is one of important pillars of its financial system that affects its economic growth. The business model of Iranian banks, as vital vessels of Iran’s economy, has a more complicated structure due to environmental circumstances engaged in it. Establishing and developing stable incomes as well as increasing profitability are the...
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Today, manpower is one of the prerequisite for a comprehensive development and skilled and educated manpower is considered the society's driving force, losing which is deemed to be like losing the country's main assets. In this study, by examining five scenarios based on the improvement of various factors and their analysis, it became clear that th...
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Nowadays, organizations need to pay much attention to the subject of human capital management in order to progress and succeed in competitive and variable business environment. One of the topics discussed in human capital management, which has an important role in processes of organizational growth and development and resources allocation, is the i...
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Iran’s banking system is one of the important pillars of its financial system that affects its economic growth. The business model of Iranian banks, as vital vessels of Iran’s economy, has a more complicated structure due to environmental circumstances engaged in it. Establishing and developing stable incomes as well as increasing profitability are...
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In business competitive environment, customers play an important role. Companies attempt to satisfy their current customers and attract new ones. Customer’s classification can create a motivation between customers. Customers with high priority can use some advantages that companies assign to them. On the other hand, customers with low priority atte...
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Inflation is one of the most important problems that many of developed and developing countries are facing today. It decreases the competitiveness of a nation's economy; hence the prediction of its rate is considered as a crucial program of politicians in making policies and major decisions related to a nation's economy. This paper deals with a pre...
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During an earthquake, we should be able to schedule vast activities by pre-studied plan in the shortest time. For this reason, in this article with system dynamics methodology and focus on Bam earthquake for Case Study has been tried to investigate comprehensively the factors and some of different subsystems on population and death rate including-...
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Construction and demolition waste is one of the major proportions of municipal solid waste. In the recent years, Construction and demolition of buildings has been significantly increased in Tehran. Therefore, development of appropriate policies seems necessary to handle this waste. We implemented a systems thinking methodology that is called System...
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Dust is a natural phenomenon occurring in the vast dry-lands over the world. It decreases the air quality and influences human health adversely. A comprehensive investigation and scientific information has gained more attention in this field to lessen the amount of dust in the future with a prediction of necessary managerial and executive projects....
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Present research had formed based on using system dynamics methodology in human resource planning and the organization productivity. The aim of this research was the suggestion of a model to assess affecting factors on the organization’s planning and productivity with system dynamics methodology. For this reason, at first some factors such as emplo...
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Housing market was always one of the most challenging economic issues in Iran that nearly all segments of society fighting against it and because of its great part in housing costs cart households, it had the high sensitivity. House was one of the fundamental humans needs. System dynamics was an interdisciplinary approach based on the control and n...
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Rapid changes in business environment had Lead organizations to use strategic planning. One of the implementing strategies tools was BSC (Balanced Scorecard), BSC could create value by system dynamics modeling that was comprehensive and quantitative model. Then, the aim of this paper was dynamics modeling of BSC presenting a dynamic model for assum...
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Optimizing quality engineering problems has become a common problem when there are several correlated product quality characteristics. Moreover, in design of experiments, controlling covariate effects could reduce error and uncovered variances as well as give more insight about the process. This work identifies process variables to analyze correlat...
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An important problem encountered in product or process design is the setting of process variables to meet a required specification of quality characteristics (response variables), called a multiple response optimization (MRO) problem. Common optimization approaches often begin with estimating the relationship between the response variable with the...
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Time, cost and quality are crucial aspects of each project and tradeoff among them is important for improvement of the overall performance of industrial and construction projects. In this paper we suggest that the quality is added into the traditional time-cost trade-off problem (TCTP) and develop a three dimensional time, cost and quality trade-of...