Sepideh Kaffash, PhD

Assistant Professor, Information Systems and Operations Management

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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.

Professor Kaffash previously taught the University of Massachusetts, Boston, where she did research on the application of Data Envelopment Analysis in Finance and taught several courses including "Managerial Statistics", and "Introduction to Information Systems". Prior to that, Kaffash taught "Operations Management," and "Global Supply Chain Finance" at East End College in London. Additionally, Professor Kaffash has been published in both the Economic Modeling and the Annuals of Operations Research journals.


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