Omid joined Apex CIE in Aug. 2016 as a graduate assistant to help Dr. Junkunc with teaching the interdisciplinary courses 1984 and 4094, and also to get involved with entrepreneurship related research. He is pursuing his PhD at the Economics dept. of Virginia Tech and expects to defend by May 2017. Omid got his bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering in 2003. He holds a master’s degree in socio-economic systems engineering (2006) along with a master’s in Economics (2013). He also holds a master’s equivalent degree in Executive Management (2010).