September 24, 2023
Khodakaram Salimifard

Khodakaram Salimifard

Academic Rank: Associate professor
Degree: Ph.D in Operations Research
Phone: 07731222118
Faculty: School of Business and Economics


Title A Network-Based Solution for the Fair Student-to-School Allocation
Type Article
Journal International Journal of Management and Decision Making
Researchers Khodakaram Salimifard (First researcher) ,


This paper presents a mathematical model for planning in public schools, considering the satisfaction of the total demand for education, fair students’ access to schools, and the total travel distance. Given a set of schools, the aim of the model is to find an optimal allocation of students such that school should is available to each group of students. The model includes information about geographical prioritized access zones which should be covered by each school. The objective function essentially seeks to minimize the total distance traveled by students. We propose a multi-commodity programming model for solving this problem. The model is used to analyze the effects of different allocation policies on the fairness of student allocation to schools. Results show that a fair distribution of students of each social class to each school is obtained, while the total distance being traveled is minimized.