Dr. Arsalan Safari is currently a faculty member of Qatar University. His research as well as his teaching interests include innovation, entrepreneurship, operations management and business financing. He has recently completed his postdoctoral program at MIT, Sociotechnical Systems Research Center in USA where he focused on innovation, enterprise architecture and transformation. He received his Ph.D. in management (management of technology) at the University of Waterloo, Canada and his master of engineering in design and manufacturing from the University of Western Ontario (Western University), Canada. He holds a bachelor of sciences in industrial engineering, and he is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt from American Society for Quality (ASQ). Dr. Safari worked for nearly six years in the banking industry in senior levels in Canada. He has published various journal papers in high-ranked peer-reviewed journals in relevant fields.

Background

  • Present2014

    Assistant Professor

    Qatar University, Doha, Qatar

  • 20152014

    Research Affiliate

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

  • 20142013

    Postdoctoral Associate

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

  • 20132012

    Manager, Business Analytics, Enhanced Performance Management

    RBC Financial Group, Toronto, ON, Canada

  • 20122008

    Project Lead, Business Process Modeling & Simulation

    RBC Financial Group, Toronto, ON, Canada

  • 20082007

    Project Coordinator

    RBC Financial Group, Toronto, ON, Canada


  • Doctor of Philosophy 2013

    Ph.D. in Management (Management of Technology)

    University of Waterloo, Canada

  • Master of Engineering 2008

    M. Eng. in Design & Manufacturing Engineering

    University of Western Ontario (Western University)

  • Bachelor of Science 1996

    B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering

    Isfahan University of Technology

  • Professional Certificate 2013

    Certified Six Sigma Black Belt

    American Society for Quality (ASQ), USA