Javad Seif

Javad Seif

Assistant Professor, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, College of Engineering


Dr. Javad Seif started working at Cal Poly Pomona as an Assistant Professor in the Industrial and Manufacturing Engineeirng Department in 2019. He holds three degrees in industrial engineering (B.S. with a concentration in manufacturing from the University of Tabriz, M.S. form the University of Tehran, and Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville) and a graduate certificate in reliability and maintainability engineering from the University of Tennessee. Prior to his graduate studies, Dr. Seif worked in industry for several years designing, developing, and implementing industrial information systems for various service and manufacturing companies. During his Ph.D., he worked as a research assistant at the University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI) in Tullahoma, and after that he worked as a research associate (post-doc) at the Reliability and Maintainability Center (RMC) in Knoxville, TN. His main research interests are within the broad fields of operations research and data science applied to problems in quality and reliability engineering, maintenance management, production scheduling, flight and maintenance planning, physical asset management, and fleet replacement.



2018 Ph.D., Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

2013 M.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2008 B.S., Industrial Engineering (Concentration in Manufacturing), University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran


2023 Certified Practitioner of MBTI® Step I™ and Step II™ Instruments from The Myers & Briggs Foundation

2023 Certified Reliabillity Engineer (CRE) from ASQ

2022 Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) from ASQ

2020 Certificate in Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

2017 Graduate Certificate in Reliability and Maintainability Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN