Sepideh Kaffash, PhD               

Visiting Scholar, Information Systems
and Operations Management

Phone: 617-573-8062
Fax: 617-227-4618
Office: Sargent Hall, Room 5413

Areas of Expertise

  • Managerial Statistics
  • Managerial Decision Making
  • Operations Management
  • Global Supply Chain Finance
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Portfolio Management

Professional Experience

Professor Kaffash was the financial trade manager, director of credit risk analytics at Bank Melli, the largest bank in Iran. She was responsible for providing different international financial trade transactions, including long-standing methods of payments and open accounts to customers. Kaffash controlled pre-shipment, post-shipment and the receivable finance process. In addition, she managed a financial trade department with 16 direct reports.

Kaffash joins us as a visiting scholar from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, where she has taught several courses including "Managerial Statistics," "Operations Management," and "Global Supply Chain Finance." Additionally, Professor Kaffash has been published in both the Economic Modeling and the Annuals of Operations Research journals. Currently her work "Impact of oil price changes on efficiency of banks: An application in Middle East oil exporting countries using SORM-DEA," is under review at the European Journal of Operational Research.


PhD, Brunel Business School (AACSB), London
MS, Iran Banking Institute, Iran
BS, Azad University of Mashhad, Iran