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Dear Professors,

I hope this email finds you well.

I am Mehrdad, a third year PhD student of industrial engineering in Iran 
University of Science and Technology.
I am working on social network analysis particularly on maximizing the 
diffusion through social network. (CV is here:

I am working on developing and solving an optimization model for
identifying the most influential nodes in a mobile phone based social 
network for maximizing the spread of text messages. I did developed
the first version of my model and if you want I can send it to you.

Regarding your experiences in this field, I was wondering if you could
have a look on my CV and let me know your opinion about coming to your 
university as a visitor and work under your supervision.

The referee is Prof Robert Hanneman(university of California Riverside) 
that you can ask him about my performance and if you want, I can ask him 
to develop a Letter of Reference to support me.

I am looking forward to hearing from you.

All the bests
Mehrdad Kermani
PhD Candidate of Industrial Engineering
Iran University of Science and Technology

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