Ali Hojjat

Decision Sciences
Phone: (603) 862-5285
Office: Decision Sciences, Paul College Rm 255D, Durham, NH 03824

Ali Hojjat’s interest lies in the mathematical modeling and design of efficient algorithms for solving a broad range of large-scale optimization problems. Currently, his research focuses on several problems in scheduling digital advertising for online publishers. Throughout his Ph.D. studies, he collaborated with Yahoo Research on designing an algorithm for serving online ads under reach and frequency specifications, the result of which appeared in Operations Research journal.


  • Ph.D., Operations and Decision Technologies, University of California - Irvine
  • M.B.A., Operations Management, UMass- Dartmouth
  • B.S., Industrial Engineering, Sharif University

Research Interests

  • Advertising
  • Games Theory
  • Linear Programming
  • Operations Research
  • Optimization
  • Pricing and Revenue Management
  • Production/Operations Management
  • Queuing
  • Social media

Courses Taught

  • ADMN 580: Quantitative Decision Making
  • ADMN 875: Prescriptive Analytics
  • DS 671: Analytics & Modeling
  • DS 766: Bus Analytic SS Modeling
  • DS 808: Optimization Methods II

Selected Publications

Hojjat, A., Turner, J., Cetintas, S., & Yang, J. (2017). A Unified Framework for the Scheduling of Guaranteed Targeted Display Advertising Under Reach and Frequency Requirements. Operations Research, 65(2), 289-313. doi:10.1287/opre.2016.1567