Dr. Maryam Tabibzadeh is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management at the California State University, Northridge. She received her PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Southern California. Her research has been focused on risk analysis in complex safety-critical and technology-intensive industries. In her PhD dissertation, she concentrated on risk analysis of Human and Organizational Factors (HOFs), along with technical elements, in offshore drilling safety with an emphasis on the negative pressure test and the BP Deepwater Horizon blowout as a case study. She has extended the applications of her research on HOFs risk analysis to other domains such as oil and gas industry as a whole, healthcare settings and transportation sector.

Maryam Tabibzadeh has served as a reviewer of different scientific journals including the Risk Analysis. In addition, she has been able to present and publish papers in the areas of risk assessment and safety management, accident investigation, and interoperability analysis of multiple emergency response agencies in different peer-reviewed conferences and journals. As part of her accomplishments, she received the Best Paper Award at the 2018 Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics Conference, based on a research on systematic root cause analysis of medication errors to enhance patient safety. She was also among the three finalists for the Human Factors Prize in 2015.

  • Ph.D. Industrial and Systems Engineering 2014, University of Southern California
  • M.S.c. Operations Research Engineering 2013, University of Southern California
  • M.Sc. Industrial Engineering 2008, Sharif University of Technology
  • B.S.c. Industrial Engineering 2006, Sharif University of Technology

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