Babak Mohamadpour Tosarkani

Assistant Professor

Office: EME3269
Phone: 250.807.8048

Graduate student supervisor

Research Summary

Operations & Supply Chain Analytics; Blockchain-based Decision Support Systems; Life Cycle Assessment & Circular Economy; Process Design & Simulation; Strategic Sustainable Development.

Courses & Teaching

Supply Chain Tactics and Strategies (MANF 460/560); Production Systems Management II (MANF/MANU 370); Life Cycle Assessment and Management (ENGR 544).


Dr. Babak Mohamadpour Tosarkani is an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia (Okanagan). Dr. Tosarkani has an Engineering Management background. He received his Ph.D. and M.A.Sc. in Industrial Engineering (Supply Chain Analytics) from Ryerson University and M.B.A. (Finance) from Multimedia University.

Prior to joining the UBC faculty, Dr. Tosarkani was an Assistant Professor of Operations Research and Management Science at Shannon School of Business, Cape Breton University where he taught Operations Management, Logistics & Transportation, Quantitative Methods, and Computers in Business.

Dr. Tosarkani is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) and Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC). He has more than four years of industrial experience as a Project Control Engineer in the oil and gas industry.



Industrial & Systems Engineering Research Group


Ph.D. - Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
M.A.Sc. - Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
M.B.A. - Finance, Multimedia University, Malaysia
B.Eng. - Industrial Engineering (System Analysis & Planning), Azad University, Iran

Research Interests & Projects

Dr. Tosarkani’s research interests include:

  • Operations & Supply Chain Analytics
  • Blockchain-based Decision Support Systems
  • Life Cycle Assessment & Circular Economy
  • Process Design & Simulation
  • Strategic Sustainable Development

He has developed integrated methodologies to configure facility location models in different sectors, such as manufacturing, healthcare, energy, and agriculture. His research focuses on the application of possibilistic programming, robust optimization, and stochastic programming to deal with uncertain parameters (e.g., random variability and epistemic uncertainty) in decision-making problems.

Selected Publications & Presentations

The List of Publications

Professional Services/Affiliations/Committees

  • Editorial Review Board Members, Sustainable Futures 
  • UBC expert in media advisories on crisis management and recovery
    during disasters
  • P.Eng., Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)
  • P.Eng., Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC)
  • Member, Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS)


Preparing for the next wildfire

Supply chain preparedness during wildfire evacuation

As B.C. fires threaten highways, communities fear their access routes will be choked off

Blockchain technology improves supply chain performance – UBC Okanagan News

Diversifying B.C.’s supply chain crucial to combat negative impact of extreme weather


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