Nazanin Tajik

Nazanin Tajik

Assistant Professor

Nazanin Morshedlou (Tajik), Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Mississippi State University. She received her B.S. from the Sharif University of Technology, her M.S. from the University of Tehran, and her Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma (OU). At OU, she was a graduate research assistant in the Risk-Based Systems Analytics Laboratory.

At MSU, she has established a cross-disciplinary, inter-university research center that integrates Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools, Machine Learning (ML), and Social Science (SS) concepts. Her goal is to form a problem-solving framework applicable to a wide variety of research thrusts, from cyber-physical-social infrastructure resilience to search and rescue planning, and from smart transportation to game-theoretic robotic designs. In honor of women in science and their tireless efforts and sacrifices to bring life-changing contributions to the world of science and technology, she has named the research center Protons

Her publications have appeared in journals as Transportation Research Part B, IEEE Systems, International Journal of Production Economics, and Journal of Infrastructure Systems. She is a member of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS), Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE), Production and Operations Management Society (POMS).


  • Ph.D., Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Oklahoma, USA, 2018.
  • M.S., Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran, 2013.
  • B.S., Sharif University of Technology, Iran, 2009.