Kimia Ghobadi is a John C. Malone Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Systems Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. She is the associate director at the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) and a member at the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare. Before joining JHU, Kimia was a postdoctoral fellow at the MIT Sloan School of Management and collaborated closely with the Massachusetts General Hospital on improving healthcare operations. She obtained her Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto and worked with the University Health Networks and the Princess Margaret Cancer Center in Toronto on automated radiation therapy treatment plans. Kimia is a recipient of the INFORMS Judith Liebman Award and multiple fellowships, including the Canadian National Science and Engineering fellowship (NSERC) in graduate and postdoctoral levels.
Kimia’s research interests include mathematical models, optimization, and analytics with a focus on complex systems. She is interested in healthcare problems that are implementable and have a meaningful impact on society. To solve such problems, she is developing inverse optimization, mixed-integer programming, and online algorithms models and techniques. Her recent research interests include inverse optimization and machine learning techniques, data-driven modeling, COVID-19 resource allocation, and optimal medical decision-making.