Masoud Shahmanzari was born in Tabriz, Iran, in 1988. He is a Ph.D. Candidate and Research/Teaching Assistant at KOC University’s College of Administrative Sciences and Economics, Istanbul. He graduated from Information Technology Engineering Department of Tabriz University in 2011. He received his M.Sc. degree in Management Information Systems from Information Systems department of Middle East Technical University in 2013.
He has been Teaching Assistant of Management Information Systems since 2014 and Quantitative Methods in Business for one semester. His current research interests lie in the area of the Mathematical Optimization, Selective Multi-Period Prize-Collecting Travelling Salesman Problems, Metaheuristics and Matheuristic methods, Theoretical Aspects and Implementation of Discrete Optimization Algorithms, Logistics Management and Management Information Systems. His ongoing research focuses on Analyzing, Designing and Implementation of the Metaheuristics algorithms for Periodic and Selective Facility and Network Problems.
Besides his academic life, Shahmanzari joined Azhitechs Automotive group, Tabriz, Iran, in 2012 as CEO Consultant. Since March 2013, he has been Business Development Director of Azhitechs where his major areas of responsibilities were Corporate-Level Strategy Building and International Business Strategy. Before he joined Azhitechs, he served the SamanShahr as Chief Information Officer, 3Y Teknoloji as Research Assistant and Alvand co. as Consultant for the CEO. He also worked as freelance web developer and designer.