He received his BS and MS from the Department of Industrial Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic) and Ph.D. from Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2006, 2008 and 2013, respectively. He won three postdoctoral fellowships at Industrial Engineering lab-Ecole Central Paris (France), Stochastic Modeling and Analysis of Communication Systems (SMACS) Group at Dep. of Telecommunications and Information Processing (TELIN) -Ghent University (Belgium), Dep. of Industrial & Systems Engineering-Mississippi State University (USA). Moreover, he was visiting scholar at Center for Applied Optimization, Dep. of Industrial and Systems Engineering-University of Florida (USA), at Dep. of Electrical Engineering-National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan, and at Dep. of Industrial Engineering-Tecnológico de Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico. Also, he worked at Optym as a senior systems engineer and at A Model Of Reality Inc. as a system design engineer in the USA and several other companies in different industry sectors.
He has published in such journals as the Technometrics, IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Access, International Journal of Production Research, Applied Soft Computing, Journal of Risk and Reliability, Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Computers and Industrial Engineering, International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, and International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. He is the corresponding editor of the textbooks "Large Scale Optimization in Supply Chains and Smart Manufacturing: Theory and Applications" and "Optimization in Large Scale Problems: Industry 4.0 and Society 5.0 Applications". Prof. Fathi is an active member of several societies and institutions and serves on the editorial board of several journals. His current research interests include Information Systems, Statistics, Optimization, Energy, Healthcare, and Human Trafficking.