Manaf Zargoush
Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management

Dr. Manaf Zargoush is an assistant professor of Health Policy & Management at the DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University. He holds Ph.D. in Healthcare Operations and Information Management (McGill University, Montreal, Canada), Ph.D. in Decision Science and Statistics (ESSEC Business School, Paris, France), M.Phil. in Decision Sciences(ESSEC Business School, Paris, France), M.Sc. in Socio-Economic Systems Engineering (Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran), and B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (Chamran/Jundi-Shapoor University, Ahvaz, Iran). His main areas of research expertise and interests are using Data Science (machine learning, artificial intelligence, statistical modeling) for descriptive and predictive analytics and optimization (stochastic dynamic optimization, Markov and Semi-Markov Decision Processes, Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes) for prescriptive analytics of healthcare operations and information management, medical decision making, and Big Data. His current main projects are chronic disease (particularly hypertension) management under both noise-free and noisy measurements as well as trajectory/sequence/progression analytics of functional disabilities (and other chronic diseases) among older adults.
He has also initiated research on human (particularly physicians') learning and causal analytics using machine learning and big data.
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