The University of Texas

Graduate Program in Operations Research & Industrial Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Department

Austin, TX 78712-1591


512-471-3076 (office)

512-471-8727 (fax)


D.Sc. -  The George Washington University, 1979

            Operations Research (Minor in Statistics)


M.S.  -  Stanford University, 1969

            Aeronautical Engineering (Concentration in

            Optimization and Control Theory)


B.S.  -   Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1968

            Aeronautical Engineering


Professional Engineer, Texas # 58835


1984 – present

University of Texas                                                                     Austin, TX

Professor & Industrial Properties Corp. Faculty Fellow,

    Department of Mechanical Engineering,

    Operations Research & Industrial Engineering Graduate Program

Area Coordinator, ORIE Program (1997-2009)

Associate Director, Center for Mgt of Ops & Logistics (2001-2014)

Assistant Graduate Advisor, Mfg Systems Program (1993-2008)

1981 – 1983

Northeastern University                                                               Boston, MA

Assistant Professor

College of Business Administration

Department of Management Science

1979 – 1982

University of Massachusetts                                                         Boston, MA

Assistant Professor

College of Management

Department of Management Science




May 2015



June 2014



May – July, 2010


Universidad Nacional del Sur                                                      Bahia Blanca,

Professor                                                                                     Argentina

School of Engineering

Augsburg University                                                                   Augsburg, Germany


Operations Management Department

London Business School                                                             London


Department of Management Science and Operations

1989 – 1990

The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology                               Haifa


Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management

1983 – 1984

University of California                                                               Berkeley, CA

Associate Professor  

Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research




1975 – 1979

The Aerospace Corporation                                                          Washington, DC

Program Manager

1972 – 1975

Booz, Allen & Hamilton                                                               Bethesda, MD

Project Manager

1969 – 1972

The Mitre Corporation   Bedford, MA

Systems Engineer



Design and analysis of manufacturing systems, healthcare delivery, internal and external logistics, hierarchical optimization and decomposition techniques, personnel planning and scheduling, irregular airline operations.



Honorary Doctorate

Technical University of Munich

Harold Kuhn Award (2015)

Naval Research Logistics/John Wiley Publishers

Fulbright Scholar (2015)

Universidad Nacional del Sur, Bahia Blanca, Argentina

INFORMS Fellow (2006)

Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences

Hamilton Book Award; Operations Research Models and Methods (2004)

University Co-operative Society

Outstanding IIE Publication (2003)

Institute of Industrial Engineers

IIE Transactions Award for Best Application Paper (2003)

Institute of Industrial Engineers

David F. Baker Distinguished Research Award (2002)

Institute of Industrial Engineers

Dean's Fellow (2002)

The University of Texas

Fellow, Center for Decisions under Uncertainty (2001)

Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing

Operations Research Division Outstanding Contribution Award (1997)

Institute of Industrial Engineers

IIE Fellow (1996)

Institute of Industrial Engineers

Joint Publishers Book-of-the-Year Award; Project Management (1995)

Institute of Industrial Engineers

LAIL Research Fellowship (June 1995)

Ecole Centrale de Lille

Outstanding IIE Publication Award (1994)

Institute of Industrial Engineers

CORE Research Fellowship (1994)

Center for Operations Research and Econometrics, UCL, Belgium

Distinguished Scholar (June 1994)

Japanese Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications

Operations Research Division Application Award (1993)

Institute of Industrial Engineers

Industrial Properties Corp. Endowed Faculty Fellow (1990-present)

The University of Texas

Lady Davis Fellowship (1989-90)

The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

University Faculty Research Award (1989)

The University of Texas

IIE, Vector to Excellence Award, Austin Chapter (1988-89)

US Army-ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship (1988)

Belvoir RD&E Center

Sun Oil Fellowship (Spring 1986)

NASA-ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship (1985)

Johnson Space Center/Texas A&M University

NASA-ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship (1983)

Jet Propulsion Laboratory/CALTECH



IIE Transactions on Operations Engineering (Editor), 1996 – 2009

Management Science (Associate Editor), 1997 - 2002

IEEE Trans. on Engineering Management (Editorial Board), 1985 – 2010

Journal of the Operational Research Society (Advisory Board), 2006 – present

Int'l Journal of Production Research (Editorial Board), 1997 – present

Computers & Operations Research (Editorial Board), 1985 – present

Computers & Industrial Engineering (Editorial Board), 2008 present

IIE Transactions (Department Editor for Applied Optimization), 1986 – 1995




Designed long-range planning framework for automating general mail processing facilities at the U.S. Postal Service and developed software to manage both equipment acquisition and operations.


Reengineered the information flows in a PCB assembly plant and developed a decision support system for scheduling production.


Designed and implemented a nurse management decision support system now running in over a dozen hospitals in the US and UK.


Analyzed and redesigned the layout of a $10 million FMS work center using group technology concepts.


Developed the requirements for, and oversaw the acquisition of, a fully automated MRP system for an international electronics firm.


Designed a management information system for measuring worker productivity in the shipbuilding industry and performed a longitudinal statistical study to assess operational deficiencies.


Designed and conducted a wide variety of feasibility and operation analyses involving vehicle routing, risk-benefit tradeoffs, telecommunications systems, and corporate strategic planning.




BLP: Branch and bound algorithm for linear and integer bilevel programming

NBLP: Branch and bound algorithm for nonlinear bilevel programming

AHP: Implementation of Saaty's Analytic Hierarchy Process

R&D: Interactive code for R&D project selection and termination

PALB: Dynamic programming implementation of assembly line balancing with parallel workstations


2006 ­- present

Federal Express

Pittsburgh, PA

2001 – present

Care Systems, Inc.

Rockville, MD

1997 – 2005

Caleb Technologies

Austin, TX

1996 – 2003

Continental Airlines

Houston, TX

1994 – 1996

Ryder Trucking

Miami, FL

1994 – 1996

Ministry of Agriculture

Paris, France

1994 – 1996

Japan Post

Tokyo, Japan

1992 – present

Planmatics, Inc.

Bethesda, MD

1992 – 1993

AIQ Systems, Inc.

Incline Village, NV

1990 – 1991

U.S. Postal Service

Washington, DC

1988 – 1991

Arthur D. Little, Inc.

Washington, DC

1988 – 1991

Texas Instruments

Austin, TX

1987 – 1988

American Airlines

Dallas, TX

1985 – 1990

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Pasadena, CA

1984 – 1985

Transamerica Delaval, Inc.

Burlingame, CA

1983 – 1984

Zehntel Corporation

Walnut Creek, CA

1982 – 1984

Decision Analysis Corporation

Lexington, MA

1982 – 1985

System Software, Inc.

Boston, MA  

1981 – 1983

Office of Technology Assessment

Washington, DC

1980 – 1983

U.S. Department of HUD

Washington, DC



Who's Who in Frontier Science and Technology


Who's Who in Computer Education and Research


International Directory of Distinguished Leadership


International Who's Who in Engineering


Who's Who in Engineering Education



Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)

Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) (Past President, Austin Chapter)

Production & Operations Management Society (POMS)

Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Omega Rho (Operations Research)

Sigma Tau (Engineering)




Ph.D. Dissertations

[1]     Efficient Arc Reduction in Stochastic Networks, James E. Bennett (1987).

[2]     Extensions to the Multilevel Programming Problem, James T. Moore (1987).

[3]     Algorithms for Nonlinear Bilevel Mathematical Programs, Thomas A. Edmunds (1988).

[4]     Mathematical Models for the Design, Analysis and Staffing of General Mail Facilities, Ahmad Jarrah (1991).

[5]     The Set-Union Knapsack Problem, David Nehme (December 1995).

[6]     Framework for Exact and Heuristics Solutions for the Airlines' Irregular Operations Routing Problem, Michael Arguello (May 1997).

[7]     The Inventory Routing Problem with Satellite Facilities, Liu Huang (August 1997).

[8]     The Vehicle Routing Problem with Time Windows and Capacity Constraints, Georgios Kontoravdis (August 1997).

[9]     Theory and Algorithms for Flow Shop Scheduling with Setup Times, Roger Rios Mercado (August 1997).

[10]    Models and Solution Techniques for the Aircraft Schedule Recovery Problem, Benjamin G. Thengvall (August 1999).

[11]    Modeling and Optimization of Disruption Management, Xiangtong Qi (May 2003).

[12]    Model and Solution Techniques for Machine Scheduling Problems in High Volume Factories, Xinhui Zhang (August 2003).

[13]    Multimachine Scheduling with Priority and Resource Constraints, Siwate Rojanasoonthon (May 2004).

[14]    Staff Planning and Scheduling in the Service Industry: An Application to US Postal Service Mail Processing and Distribution Centers, Lin Wan (May 2005).

[15]    Models and Algorithms for Midterm and Daily Nursing Scheduling, Hadi W. Purnomo (May 2005).

[16]    Resource Reallocation in Project Management, Guidong Zhu (May 2005).

[17]    A Stochastic Optimization Approach to Long-Term Staff Planning at the U.S. Postal Service, Yong Min Wang (August 2006).

[18]    Lot-Sizing and Inventory Routing for a Production-Distribution Supply Chain, Narameth Nananukul (May 2008).

[19]    Flexible Shift Scheduling of Physicians in Hospitals, Jens Brunner (July 2009).

[20]    Combining Mathematical Programming and Metaheuristics: An Application to Semiconductor Manufacturing, Yumin Deng (December 2009).

[21]    Weekly Routing and Scheduling of Home Therapists. Yufen Shao (December 2011).

[22]    Pickup and Delivery Problems with Side Constraints, Yuan Qu (December 2012).

[23]    Assembly and Test Operations with Multipass Requirements in Semiconductor Manufacturing, Zhufeng Gao (December 2013).

[24]    Models and Methods for Optimizing Baggage and Ground Handling at Airports, Ferdinand Kiermaier (May 2015).

[25]    Analysis, Design and Implementation of Models for Housestaff Scheduling at Outpatient Clinics and Improving Patient Flow at a Family Health Clinic, Zhichao Shu (May 2015).

[26]    Models and Methods for Operational Planning in Freight Railroads, Xiaoyan (June) Si (May 2015).

[27]    Optimization Models and Methods for Transportation Services, Sifeng Lin (August 2015).

[28]    Scheduling of Crews and Vehicles: Models and Algorithms, Yutian Yang (May 2016).

[29]    Combining Simulation and Optimization Techniques to Schedule Assembly & Test Operations and Semiconductor Facilities, Shihui Jia (May 2016).

[30]    Optimization Models for Manufacturing and Personnel Scheduling, Youngbum Hur (August 2017).


M.S. Theses

[1]     Optimal Through Flight Analysis, Ian G. Cunningham (1985).

[2]     A Multiple Objective Methodology for Evaluating Space Station Subsystem Automation, John M. Kelly (1985).

[3]     Optimal R&D Resource Allocation, Pedro E. Kaufmann (1987).

[4]     Shortest Path Problems for Probabilistic Networks, Jeanne L. Miller (1987).

[5]     Single Machine Scheduling with Flowtime and Earliness Penalties, Krishnamurthi Venkatraman (1989).

[6]     Design and Optimization of a Long-Distance Telephone Networks, Wassim Bejjani (1989).

[7]     Printed Circuit Board Component Insertion Optimization, Raymond Clayton (1989).

[8]     Simulation and Mixed Integer Linear Programming Models for Analysis of Semi-Automated Mail Processing, Steven D. Wert (1989).

[9]     Simulation of a Printed Wire Board Facility, Louis G. Zachos (1989).

[10]   Discrete Event Simulation of a Medium Volume Production Line Using Slam II Simulation Language, Daniel J. Crowley (1991).

[11]   Sequencing Mixed-Model Assembly Lines to Minimize Inventory and Line Length, Sameer Joshi (1991).

[12]   A Manufacturing Data Collection System, Lea Ann Graham (1992).

[13]   Facility-Wide Improvements to Printed Wire Board Assembly Scheduling, Scott D. Holland (1992).

[14]   An Analysis of the Potential Impact of Control Strategies for Bulk Queueing Systems on Semiconductor Manufacturing Facilities, Jennifer K. Robinson (1993).

[15]   Capacity Expansion with Discrete Options in Semiconductor Manufacturing Systems, Krishna Srinivasan (1995).

[16]   Collaborative Product Development and Management, Raja W. Shaik (2000).

[17]   Workforce Scheduling in the Service Industry, Canan Binici (2000).

[18]   Solving Nurse Scheduling Problems Using the Column Generation Approach, Hadi W. Purnomo (2002).

[19]   Solving the Workgroup Assignment Problem Using Tabu Search, Lakshmi N.K. Ramachandran (2003).

[20]   An Analysis of the Arrival Slot Reallocation Problem during a Ground Delay Program, Dinesh N. Mohan (May 2005).

[21]    On Implementing Hit-and-Run Drivers in a Multi-Start Framework, Domingo A. Lara (May 2007).

[22]    Using Monte Carlo Simulation to Analyze and Validate Heuristically Determined Vehicle Routing Zones, Jing Zan (December 2008).

[23]    The Therapist Scheduling Problem for Patients with Fixed Appointment Times, Huan Wang (December 2011).

[24]    Portfolio Optimization Using Stochastic Programming with Market Trend Forecast, Yutian Yang (August 2014).

[25]    Benders Decomposition and an IP-Based Heuristic for Selecting IMRT Treatment Beam Angles, Sifeng Lin (December 2014).

[26]    Formulations and Algorithms for the Kidney Exchange Program, Lizeth Carolina Riascos Alverez (April 2017)

[27]    Controlling Work in Process During Semiconductor Assembly and Test Operations, Chuwen Zhang (May 2017)