Meet our Doctoral Candidates
Nima Ahmadi attended Western New England University as a graduate student and earned his Master degree in Engineering Management. Currently, Nima is pursuing his PhD in Engineering Management. His primary area of focus is human factors engineering. He studied teens’ driving behaviours in terms of hazard perception skills, situation awareness, and eye movements. Nima’s dissertation topic is about designing an active training intervention for VFR novice pilots of general aviation using a flight simulator and an eye tracking device. Application of virtual environment in training is an area that Nima is passionate about. He is interested in data acquisition, data synchronization, and data analysis. Also, he is interested in applying machine learning skills in human factors engineering to better analyze experimental data, namely flight data, eye movements data, and verbal data.
David graduated from Western New England University in 2014 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and in 2015 with an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He is continuing his education by pursuing a Ph.D. in Engineering Management/Industrial Engineering at Western New England University. David’s dissertation research focuses specifically on (Critical Chain) Project Management and how to improve on time completion of projects by adopting the Theory of Constraints (TOC). David was the founder of the University’s SAE Baja team, and is now the advisor for multiple design projects and competition teams. Additionally, he serves on the Alumni Association Board of Directors as a Member at Large.
Jian earned his Master’s Degree in Logistics Management and Engineering from Beijing Jiaotong University. Jian is pursuing his Ph.D. in Engineering Management at Western New England University. His primary area of focus is prognostics of lithium ion battery capacity. He is also interested in machine learning, Bayesian inference and computation, and functional data analysis.
Mohammad Sadegh Mobin
Mobin holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering (Manufacturing) and an M.S. in Industrial Management (Operations Research). He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Engineering Management at Western New England University. Prior to coming to Western New England, Mobin was a Quality Engineer and Consultant (2006–2012) in different service and manufacturing industries. His research interests lie in the areas of different applications of applied statistics, optimization, and decision-making tools in quality/reliability engineering. Since fall 2014, he has been teaching a course at Western New England called "Design and Analysis of Experiments." He has also been published in several distinguished journals and presented his research results at several conferences.
Ashley earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering and MBA from Western New England University. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Engineering Management. Her primary area of focus is developing methods for improving supply chain network robustness. Prior to joining the PhD program, Ashley worked at The Boeing Company and General Electric Aviation in a variety of roles. She is happy to back at Western New England University, and enjoys her time working with the undergraduate students.