General Profile



Mohammad Nikoofal

Assistant Professor of Operations & Supply Chain Management

Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University


Ph.D., McGill University, Desautels Faculty of Management, Montreal, Canada

M.Sc., Tehran Polytechnic (Amirkabir University of Technology), Tehran, Iran

B.Sc., Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran


Dr. Mohammad Nikoofal is an Assistant Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at the Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. He was previously assistant professor of Operations Management at Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics, Lisbon, Portugal. He received his Ph.D. in Operations Management with minor in Economics from McGill University, Desautels Faculty of Management. He also holds a M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Tehran Polytechnic, and a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Isfahan University of Technology.

His research focuses on the application of operations research techniques, specifically game theory and robust optimization, and economics methodologies, specifically theory of incentives and mechanism design with special focus on information asymmetry, to develop normative recommendations in both private and public sectors. His research in supply chain risk management mainly focuses on designing effective contractual strategies, and exploring their incentive-related problems, in a decentralized supply chain under information asymmetry. His research in public policy aims to help government explores the impact of terrorist’s private information in its defensive resource allocation decisions, and designs incentives to attract private sector for a collaborative security investment in the context of public-private partnership.

Honors/Awards and Grants

  • Public Safety Canada, Policy Development Contribution Program 2017 – 2019, Project: Designing Public Incentives for Private Partnership in Homeland Security, $28,000. Role: Principal Investigator.
  • Ryerson Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Canada Institutional Grant 2017 – 2018, $9,230. Role: Principal Investigator.
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant. Co-applicant. Title: Models of Public-Private Partnership in Homeland Security. Length: 2016-2018. Total Amount: $60,000.
  • Finalist of the INFORMS Decision Analysis Society (DAS) Student Paper Award, 2013
    Finalist of the CORS (Canadian Operational Research Society) Student Paper Award, 2012
  • Winner of GERAD (Group for Research in Decision Analysis) Doctoral Student Financial Award, 2011, $6,500
  • Rathlyn Foundation PhD Fellowship, 2013, $5,500
  • National Bank Financial Group Fellowship, 2012, $6,500
  • McGill University PhD Fellowship, 2009 – 2014

Professional Affiliations

  • Associate member of Center for International Peace and Security Studies (CIPSS)
  • Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS)
  • Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (MSOM)
  • Production and Operations Management Society (POMS)
  • Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS)


The above graph is based on the abstracts of my research papers.