Dr Somayeh Allahyari

Dr Somayeh Allahyari

Department of Management
Assistant Professor in Operations and Supply Chain Management

Contact details

University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Allahyari is an Assistant Professor in Operations and Supply Chain Management at the Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham. Her research primarily focuses on Operations Research, Optimization, Heuristics, Decision Support Systems, and Business Analytics for the areas of Logistics, Network Design, Operations and Supply Chain Management.

She has previous experience working with companies across various aspects of Operations Management, including Digital Transformation, and she also led on the Drone Medical Logistics project for the Solent Future Transport Zone Programme. Her research achievements include publications in leading internationally recognised journals such as the European Journal of Operational Research, Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, and Computers & Operations Research, as well as top-tier conferences like INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics. Furthermore, she has contributed as a peer reviewer for these range of globally recognized journals and conferences.


  • PhD in Industrial Engineering, 2021
  • MSc in Industrial Engineering, 2013
  • BSc (Hons) in Industrial Engineering, 2011
  • Diploma in Mathematics and Physics, 2006 


Dr Allahyari is currently leading and delivering the following modules at the Department of Management, Birmingham Business School:

  • Supply Chain Management (UG, year 3)
  • Operations Management (MSc Management)
  • Business Analytics (MSc Management Singapore)

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Allahyari welcomes PhD candidates who are interested in engaging with the broad areas of Logistics, Optimisation, Decision Support Systems, Operations and Supply Chain Management, Blockchain Technology, and Digital Transformation.


Dr Allahyari is an active researcher in the field of Logistics, Transportation, Operations and Supply Chain Management. She applies Operations Research and Management Science methodologies, including Decision Science, Optimization, Heuristics, Metaheuristics, and Business Analytics, to address challenges in these areas.


  • Allahyari, S., Yaghoubi, S., & Van Woensel, T. (2021). A novel risk perspective on location- routing planning: an application in cash logistics, Transportation Research Part E, 150, 102356 (ABS level 3).
  • Allahyari, S., Yaghoubi, S., & Van Woensel, T. (2021). The secure time-dependent vehicle routing problem under demand uncertainty, Computers & Operations Research, 131, 105253 (ABS level 3).
  • Allahyari, S., Yaghoubi, S., & Fathian, M. (2021). A novel spatial decision support methodology to practically restructure branches network under uncertainty, Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 13 (3), 118-132.
  • Allahyari, S., Salari, M., & Vigo, D. (2015). A hybrid metaheuristic algorithm for the multi-depot covering tour vehicle routing problem. European Journal of Operational Research, 242(3), 756-768 (ABS level 4).
  • Eshtehadi, R., Salari, M. & Allahyari, S., (2017). A hybrid heuristic algorithm for a bi-objective problem in humanitarian relief transportation. Journal of transportation research, 14 (1), 1-22.


Conference proceedings papers


Allahyari, S., Ouelhadj, D., Song, X. & Cherrett, T., (July 2023). Multi-modal multi-echelon logistics optimisation planning for medical interchanges in the Solent region of the UK using drones, cargo bikes, and vans. INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics Conference, Chicago, US.

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