Richard L. Francis, Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., 1967, Northwestern University (1971)  
E-Mail: Francis@ise.ufl.edu  
 


Research Areas


Recent Publications

 

  1. Dekle, J., M. S. Lavieri, E. Martin, H. Emir-Farinas and R. L. Francis. 2005. "A Florida County Locates Disaster Recovery Centers," Interfaces, 35, 133-139.
  2. Francis, R. L., T. J. Lowe, M. B. Rayco and A. Tamir, 2009. "Aggregation Error for Location Models: a Survey and Analysis," Annals of Operations Research. 167:171-208. (published online: 8 April, 2008)
  3. Francis, R. L. and T. J. Lowe, 2009. "Tradeoff Analysis of Cost and Aggregation Error for Some Location Models," Studies in Locational Analysis, September 2009, 17, 3-27.
  4. Francis, R. L., 2009. "Location Theory Helps Solve a Double-Vision Problem," Interfaces, Nov.-Dec., 39, 6, 527-532.
  5. Francis, R. L. and T. J. Lowe, 2011, "Comparative Error Bound Theory for Three Location Models: Continuous Demand Versus Discrete Demand," TOP, DOI 10.1007/s11750-011-0244-2, refereed paper published online 24 December 2011.
  6. Green, A. E., D.S. Green and R. L. Francis, 2015, A Glimpse at an Operation Analyst's World War II: "Report on the Combat Performance of the Remote Control Turrets of B-29 Aircraft," Operations Research,62 (2): 262-268.
  7. R. L. Francis, T. J. Lowe, G. Rushton and M. B. Rayco, "A Synthesis of Aggregation Methods for Multi-Facility Location Problems: Strategies for Containing Error," Geographical Analysis, 67-87, 31, 1999.
  8. R.L.Francis, "Computerized Course Planning for ISE Undergraduates," Journal of the Society for Engineering Education, 4,455-457, 1999.
  9. R. L. Francis, T. J. Lowe and A. Tamir, "On Aggregation Error Bounds for a Class of Location Models," Operations Research. 48, 2, 294-307, 2000.
  10. R. L. Francis, T. J. Lowe and A. Tamir, "Worst-Case Incremental Analysis for a Class of p-Facility Location Problems," Networks, 39, 3, 139-143, 2002.
  11. Francis, R. L., T. J. Lowe, M. B. Rayco and A. Tamir, "Exploiting Self-Canceling Demand Point Aggregation Error for Some Planar Rectilinear Median Problems," Naval Research Logistics. 50, 614-637, 2003.
  12. Francis, R. L., T. J. Lowe, A. Tamir and H. Emir-Farinas, 2004, "A Framework for Demand Point and Solution Space Aggregation Analysis for Location Models". European J. of Operational Research, 159, 3, 574-585.
  13. Francis, R. L., T. J. Lowe and A. Tamir. 2004, "Demand Point Aggregation Analysis for a Class of Constrained Location Models: A Penalty Function Approach". IIE Transactions, 36, 601-609.
  14. Francis, R. L., T. J. Lowe, A. Tamir and H. Emir-Farinas, 2004, "Aggregation Decomposition and Aggregation Guidelines for a Class of Minimax and Covering Location Models" accepted for publication, Geographical Analysis.
  15. Emir-Farinas, H. and R. L. Francis, 2005, "Demand Point Aggregation for Planar Covering Location Models," Annals of Operations Research. 136, 1, 175-192.
  16. Dekle, J., M. S. Lavieri, E. Martin, H. Emir-Farinas and R. L. Francis, 2005, "A Florida County Locates Disaster Recovery Centers," Interfaces, 35, 133-139.

For a more complete list of publications, check Publications (Google Scholar)

 


Educational Background

Northwestern University             

Management Science
& Industrial Engineering               

Ph.D.  

1967

   

Georgia Institute of   
Technology

Industrial Engineering

M.Sc.

1962

Virginia Polytechnic
Institute

Industrial Engineering

B.Sc.

1960

 


Honors

  1. Co-Recipient, with J.A.White, of H.B. Maynard-American Institute of Industrial Engineers Book-of-the Year Award, 1975.
  2. Recipient of American Institute of Industrial Engineers David F.Baker Distinguished Research Award, 1977.
  3. Recipient of the Institute of Industrial Engineers Annual Operations Research Division Award, 1982.
  4. Co-Recipient, with C. E. ReVelle, of first Lifetime Achievement Award in Location Analysis, given by Section on Location Analysis, Institute for Operations Research and Management Science, 1996.
  5. Named to Academy of Distinguished Alumni, School of Industrial & Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, October, 1997.
  6. Professional Excellence Award, University of Florida, 1998.
  7. Named to Academy of Distinguished Alumni, Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, October, 1999.
  8. Hooker Distinguished Visiting Professorship, McMaster University, March, 2000.

Industrial and Systems Engineering
  September 2, 2001