RVN Television interview with Dr. Tamás Terlaky and Dr. Mohammad Shahabsafa, June, 2022

Television interview with RVN Television which aired on Roku, Apple TV, and the
RVN Television platform discussing how Optamo is helping Department of Corrections across
multiple state governments optimize processes saving millions of tax-payers dollars.

IISE Problem Solved: Big Data for the Big House with Tamás Terlaky, Dr. Mohammad Shahabsafa and Anshul Sharma, March, 26th 2020

Remember when a call from jail sparked an ISE project assigning inmates to various facilities in the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections? And how that led to a startup company? Probably not, but Professor Tamás Terlaky of Lehigh University does. He and two of his former students, Dr. Mohammad Shahabsafa and Anshul Sharma, talk about how considering all inmate needs upfront reduces violence in the system, speeds up inmate treatment and counseling, trims transportation costs and pares down the manpower needed to make assignments – which could save the corrections department nearly $20 million in five years.

ACA 2020 San Diego – Workshop – Productivity Enhancement in Population Management: How to Optimize Inmate Assignments and Rehabilitation Program Scheduling

Optamo team in collaboration with Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (PA DoC) presented a workshop in the American Correctional Association Summer conference on January 12th, 2020, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM, at San Diego Convention Center. The workshop focused on how PA DoC benefited from the Inmate Assignment Decision Support System (IADSS) to optimize daily inmate assignments.

Lockup Lowdown: Understanding IADSS, May, 13th 2019

In this podcast, Optamo team talk about the Inmate Assignment and Decision Support System (IADSS) that was built for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. This innovative system is the first of its kind in the country. We talk with current and former staff from the PA DOC’s Office of Population Management (OPM), who are using this new system.


Informs: Resoundingly Human Podcast by Ashley Kilgore, February, 2nd 2019

Tamas Terlaky, president of Optamo and professor at Lehigh University, Mohammad Shahabsafa, chief operating officer at Optamo and Anshul Sharma, chief information officer at Optamo joined Ashley Kilgore from Informs: Resoundingly Human Podcast to discuss how they were able to solve complex assignment and scheduling problems in corrections.

National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Webinar, June, 25th 2018

Wagner Prize Presentation, October, 23rd 2017