Bahman is a senior lecturer of Management Science at Cardiff Business School (CARBS), Cardiff University, UK. He holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Bordeaux, France.
His research involves developing innovative methodologies in forecasting for social good and analysing the value of forecasting in decision making. Bahman launched the “Democratising Forecasting” in 2018 sponsored by the International Institute of Forecasters (IIF) to deliver a series of workshops in developing economies which promotes the importance of forecasting and ‘train the trainers’ on forecasting principles using R. Bahman has also created the Forecasting for Social Good (FSG) initiative sponsored by IIF that aims to explore and expose how (where) forecasting can have some positive societal impact.
The objective is of this initiative threefold:
i) expose the importance of forecasting for social good
ii) capture the otherwise dispersed current state of knowledge and set the agenda to drive developments
iii) create and establish research collaborations and partnership at the national and international level.