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About the CEO

(Dr. Hamed Khaledi)






 
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Dr. Hamed Khaledi is an institutional economist and experimental data scientist working on Distributed Governance, Collective Intelligence, FinTech, Blockchain Technology, Smart Contracts and Distributed Autonomous Organizations (DAOs). He uses Response Surface Methodology, Online Experimentation and Agent-Based Simulation to evaluate and compare different Collective Intelligence protocols and DAOs.

He currently conducts research as the principal investigator in the McCombs School of Business in the University of Texas at Austin. He has been designing and experimenting different DAOs and Collective Design processes in the University of Texas at Austin and Michigan State University. He is the Editor in Chief of the first crowd sourced journal (DistributedJournal.com).

He has been a member of the Association of Information Systems, the Financial Management Association, the System Dynamics Society, the Decision Sciences Institute, and the INFORMS. He has delivered speaches in several conferences and seminars around the United States.

The primary objective of the Automated Governance Solutions is to help individuals and businesses to materialize and operationalize their innovative e-business ideas efficeintly in short time. The secondary objective is to leverage information technology to enhance corporate governance and business processes in small and medium-sized enterprises. The main focus is on the digitization and decentralization of operational and decision making processes in organizations. To this end, Dr. Khaledi helps individuals and organizations to effectively utilize advanced financial technologies such as Enterprise (Permissioned) Blockchains, Smart Contracts, Collective Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence to advance their strategic goals.

 

Education and Academic Positions


 

Finance Visiting Scholar (Sep '19 - Present)

> Principal Investigator for Experiments on Distributed Governance


Visiting Assist. Professor (Aug '18 - Aug '19)

> Instructor for Database Management (2 sections)

> Instructor for Intro to IT Management (2 sections)

> Principal Investigator for Experiments on Distributed Governance

 
 

 
 

PhD in IT Management (Aug '13 - Aug '18)

> Instructor for Business Analytics and IT (2 sections)

> GA for MBA Executive Lectures (4 sections)

> TA for Business Analytics and IT (12 sections)

> Researcher for Experiments on Distributed Governance

 
 

 
 

MSc in Industrial Engineering (Aug '04 - Oct '06)

> Developed a MATALB software to simulate firm as a nexus of contracts

> Top of the Class 2006


 
 

Publications and Research Projects


Khaledi, H. 2018. Making the Most out of Speculative Market Forecasts. INFORMS Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona.

Khaledi, H. 2017. An Agency Model Free from the Utility Theory. 48th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Washington DC.

Khaledi, H. 2015. A Generic System Dynamics Model of Firm Internal Processes. 33rd International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Boston MA.

Pentland, B., Haerem, T., Khaledi, H. 2014. Using Action Networks to Detect Change in Repetitive Patterns of Action. ICIS, Auckland New Zealand.

Khaledi, H., Reisi-Nafchi, M. 2012. Dynamic Production Planning Model: A Dynamic Programming Approach. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 67, pp. 1675–1681.

Khaledi, H. 2008. Programming Dynamic Programmers using Inverse Nash Equilibrium. Seasonal Journal of Industrial Engineering (ISSN 5221-1560), Vol. 44, pp. 62-73.
Khaledi, H. Corporate Governance Free from Corporate Governors. Under Review in Management Science (after Reject and Resubmit).

Khaledi, H., Grabski, S. E-Constitutions: A Unified Architecture for Governance. Work in Progress.

Khaledi, H. Governance as Collective Intelligence. Under Review in Decision Support Systems.
Khaledi, H. Automated Governance Mechanisms. US Patent Application: 62/962,751 , Confirmation No 4738, Patent Pending.
* Web application for online experiments: Faculty.Mccombs.UTexas.edu/Hamed.Khaledi

Consultation Services



FinTech, DeFi, Blockchain Protocols, Smart Contracts, DAOs, Collective Intelligence Protocols.

Database Design and Development, Full Stack Web Development, DApp Development.

Data Analytics, Multivariate Statistics, Optimization, Agent-Based Simulation.

Research Design, Experimental Design, A/B Testing, Response Surface Methodology.

Dr. Khaledi and his students

Dr. Khaledi's Teaching Statement