Carnegie Mellon University

Neda Mirzaeian

Neda Mirzaeian

Ph.D. Student, Tepper School of Business

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Areas of Study

Operations Management


Neda Mirzaeian is a Ph.D. student in operations management at the Tepper School of Business. Her research interest revolves around smart city operations. More specifically, Neda studies the potential effects of autonomous vehicles on various aspects of transportation, including highway traffic congestion and parking.


  • Carnegie Mellon University – MS (Operations Management) - 2018
  • University of Pittsburgh – MS (Industrial Engineering) - 2016
  • Sharif University of Technology – BS (Industrial Engineering) - 2013


  • A Queueing Model and Analysis for Autonomous Vehicles on Highways
    (Authors: Neda Mirzaeian, Soo-Haeng Cho, Alan Scheller-Wolf)
    Accepted for publication in Management Science
    2019 IBM  Best Student Paper Award
  • Can Autonomous Vehicles Solve the Commuter Parking Problem?
    (Authors: Neda Mirzaeian, Soo-Haeng Cho, Sean Qian)
    Working Paper


  • Instructor (Undergraduate) – Operations Management
  • Teaching Assistant (MBA) – Operations Management, Service Management, Real Options
  • Teaching Assistant (PhD) – Dynamic Programming


  • Carnegie Mellon University Presidential Fellowship in the Tepper School of Business, 2019-20
  • First place, IBM Best Student Paper Award in Service Science, 2019
  • INFORMS Judith Liebman Award, 2018