Mohsen Bayati received a BS in Mathematics from Sharif University of Technology and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2007. His dissertation was on algorithms and models for large-scale networks. During the summers of 2005 and 2006 he interned at IBM Research and Microsoft Research respectively. He was a Postdoctoral Researcher with Microsoft Research from 2007 to 2009 working mainly on applications of machine learning and optimization methods in healthcare and online advertising. In particular, he helped develop a system for predicting hospital patient readmissions and obtained a decision support mechanism for allocating scarce hospital resources to post-discharge support. Their system is currently used in several hospitals across US and Europe. He was a Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University from 2009 to 2011 with a research focus in high-dimensional statistical learning. In 2011 he joined Stanford University as a faculty, and since 2015 he is an associate professor of Operations, Information, and Technology at Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
He was co-awarded the INFORMS Healthcare Applications Society best paper (Pierskalla) award in 2014, INFORMS Applied Probability Society best paper award in 2015, and National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2016.