Amira Hijazi

Amira Hijazi

Postdoctoral Fellow

Georgia Tech, AI4OPT


I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the NSF Artificial Intelligence Research Institute for Advances in Optimization in the Georgia Tech School of Industrial and Systems Engineering working with Pascal Van Hentenryck applying optimzation and machine learning to supply chain problems.

I received my PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering from NC State University where I was advised by Osman Ozaltin and Reha Uzsoy. During my PhD, I worked on optimal resource allocation in healthcare and production systems. Methods include stochastic programming, combinatorial optimization and machine learning. Specific applications include risk-averse vaccine allocation, product transitions in decentralized environments and parallel machine scheduling.

In summer 2020, I did a research internship at Los Alamos National Lab, where I worked with Hassan Hijazi on alignment and registration of 3D point-cloud using mathematical optimization.

Before coming to NCSU, I did my undergrad at the Islamic University of Gaza majoring in Industrial Engineering.

  • Supply Chain Optimization
  • Combinatorial Optimization
  • Machine Learning
  • Stochastic Optimization
  • Health Systems Optimization
  • PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2023

    North Carolina State University

  • BSc in Industrial Engineering, 2016

    Islamic University of Gaza


Postdoctoral Fellow
July 2023 – Present Georgia

Responsibilities include:

  • Applying large-scale optimization and machine learning to critical applications in supply chain and manufacturing.
  • Managing industry projects including UPS, Union Pacific, and Best Buy.
  • Supervising graduate students
Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant
August 2018 – June 2023 Raleigh
Research Intern
June 2020 – September 2020
Teaching Assistant
August 2016 – October 2016


University Graduate Fellowship
Hani Qaddumi BSc Scholarship