PhD Student Placement

An additional sign of research strength is an ability to place doctoral degree recipients upon graduation. The department awarded its first doctoral degree in 1969 to Mario Padron. He went on to teach at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez. As seen by the following list of graduates, the department boasts a strong tradition for placing its doctoral degree recipients in diverse settings, and a large percentage in academic institutions. (The dissertation committee chair and, if applicable, co-chair, are listed after the dissertation title.)


  • Alexander Mafusalov, (Uryasev) Senior Operations Research Analyst, Fedex Research (Tennessee)


  • Ayse Nur Arslan, “Polyhedral Techniques for Mixed Integer Programs Arising in Production Planning and Logistics” (Richard), Post-doctoral fellow, INRIA, Universite Bordeaux Sud (France)
  • Danial Davarnia, “Convexification Techniques for Bilinear and Complementarity Constraints with Application to Network Interdiction” (Richard), Post-doctoral fellow, GSIA, Carnegie Mellon University (Pennsylvania)
  • Xueqi He, “Exact and Heuristic Approaches for Integer Knapsack Problems” (Pardalos), Adjunct Lecturer (UF ISE), Senior Systems Engineer, Optym (Florida)
  • Amir Montaei, “On the QED Limits in the Many-Server Systems” (Momcilovic), Data Scientist, UF Health Shands Hospital (Florida)
  • Kai Pan, “Deterministic and Stochastic Unit Commitment Problems: Convex Hulls, Strong Formulations, and Case Studies” (Guan), Assistant Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong)
  • Jiaxing Pi, “Optimization and Data Analysis in Biomedicine” (Pardalos), Data Scientist, Siemens (New Jersey)
  • Zehra Melis Teksan, “Optimization Models for Inventory Systems with Price-Dependent Supply” (Geunes)


  • Deon Lamar Burchett, “Multi-Commodity Fixed Charge Capacitated Network Design: Polyhedral Characteristics, Network Resilience, and Algorithms” (Richard)
  • Cong Dinh Dang, “Randomized First Order Methods for Convex and  Nonconvex Optimization” (Lan)
  • Lei Fan, “Bidding Strategies and Reformulation Techniques for Gas Turbines under Deregulated Electricity Markets” (Guan)
  • Jorge A. Sefair, “Interdiction Models for Planning under Uncertainty” (Smith)
  • Vladimir Dmitrievich Stozhkov, “Combinatorial Optimization Problems in Network Robustness” (Boginski)
  • Ximing Wang, “Machine Learning Optimization Models with Data Uncertainties” (Pardalos)
  • Lai Wei, “Stochastic Optimization and Control with Applications in PHEV and Inventory Management” (Guan)
  • Kun Zhao, “Mixed Integer Programming Approaches to 0-1 Knapsack Problems and Unified Stochastic and Robust Optimization on Wind Power Investment” (Hartman)


  • Saeed Ghadimi, “Finite-Time convergence Properties of Methods for Stochastic Programming” (Lan)
  • Jing Ma, “Coordination Schemes for Two-Echelon Supply Chain and Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles” (Guan)
  • Grigory Pastukhov, “Low Diameter Attack-Tolerant Clusters in Complex Networks” (Boginskiy)
  • Konstantin Ivanovich Pavilikov, “Optimization Topics in Risk Management” (Uryasev)
  • Sadie A. Thomas, “Survival Probability on Networks with Memory and Fortification” (Smith)
  • Cithia Cristina Perez Siguenza, “Optimization Models for Sourcing and Distribution Systems” (Geunes)
  • Chrysafis Vogiatzis, “Exact and Heuristic Approaches to Solving Sensor Placement, Routing, and Tracking Problems” (Pardalos)
  • Bita Tadayon, “Algorithms and Complexity Analysis for Integer Multicommodity Network Flow and Robust Single-Machine Scheduling Problems” (Smith)
  • Yen Thi Tang, “A Class of Algorithms for Mixed-Integer Bilevel Min-Max Optimization Problems with Applications” (Richard)
  • Petr Tsyurmasto, “Risk Management Approaches in Data Mining” (Uryasev)
  • Jose Luis Walteros, “Integer Programming Models for Solving Critical Element Detection and Data Association Problems” (Pardalos)
  • Chaoyue Zhao, “Data-Driven Risk-Averse Stochastic Program and Renewable Energy Integration” (Guan)


  • Mehdi Hemmati, “Multilevel Discrete Formulations and Algorithms with Applications to New Production Introduction Games and Network Interdiction Problems” (Smith)
  • Ilksen Ece Icyuz, “Optimization Models and Methods for Network Flow Problems Arising in Railroad Industry” (Richard)
  • Ruiwei Jiang, “Data-Driven Stochastic Optimization:  Integrating Reliability with Cost Effectiveness” (Guan)
  • Dmytro Korenkevych, “Data Mining Methods with Applicatins in Biomedicine” (Pardalos)
  • Trang Thi Le Nguyen, “Convexificatin Techniques for Complementarity and Multilinear” (Ricard),
  • Vijay Sunder Naga Pappu, “Supervised Machine Learning Models for Feature Selection and Classification on High Dimensional Datasets” (Pardalos)
  • Andrew Romich, “Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Algorithms and Analysis for Spatial Network Interdictin Problems” (Smith)
  • Oleg A Shrokikh, “Degree-Based Clique Relaxations: Theoretical Bounds, Computational Issues, and Applications” (Boginskiy)
  • Yiqiang Su, “Planning Models for Price Promotions in Multi-Level Supply Chains” (Geunes)
  • Naqueebuddin Mujahid Syed, “Optimization Based Robust Methods in Data Analysis with Applications to Biomedicine and Engineering” (Pardalos)
  • Michael Prince, “Algorithms and Reformulations Techniques for Three-Stage Interdictin and Fortification Problems” (Smith)
  • Qianfan Wang, “Two-Stage Change and Expected Value Constrained Stochastic Unit Commitment:  Formulations, Algorithms and Case Studies” (Guan)


  • Behnam Behdani, “Discrete and Geometric Approaches to Lifetime Maximization in Wireless Sensor Networks” (Smith), BNSF Railway
  • Tianke Feng, “Stochastic and Dynamic Sequential Decision Problems with Postponement Options” (Hartman), Walt Disney Company
  • Konstantin Kalinchenko, ” Optimization with Generalized Deviation Measures Measures in Risk Management” (Uryasev), Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.
  • Alexey Sorokin, “Modeling and Optimization Techniques for Ensuring Resilience in Heterogeneous Networked Systems” (Pardalos, Boginski), Innovative Scheduling
  • Kelly Sullivan, “Two-Level System Interdiction” (Smith), University of Arkansas
  • Hongsheng Xu, “Electricity Blackout and Power Security: Survey and Analysis” (Pardalos), University of Florida
  • Gonca Yildirim, ” A demanufacturer’s optimal acquisition, pricing, and inspection planning problems under the trade-off between environmental fees and operational costs” (Akcali)
  • Chin Hon Tan, “Optimization Under Uncertainty: Sensitivity Analysis And Regret” (Hartman), National University of Singapore
  • Clay Koschnick, “Designing Performance Guarantee Contracts” (Hartman), US Air Force


  • Neng Fan, “Combinatorial and Nonlinear Optimization Methods with Applications in Data Clustering, BiClustering and Power Systems” (Pardalos), Sandia National Laboratories
  • Shuang Chen, “Optimization Models for Service and Delivery Planning,” (Geunes), Bank of America (Dallas)
  • Dincer Konur, “Mathematical Models of Competition with Explicit Cost Considerations in Supply Chains” (Geunes), Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute at the University of Memphis, Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Ehsan Salari, “Integrating Delivery Issues in Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy Treatment Plan Optimization,” (Romeijn), Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
  • Siqian Shen, “Reformulation and Cutting-Plane Approaches for Solving Two-Stage Optimization and Network Interdiction Problems,” (Smith), University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
  • Alexander Veremeyev, “Modeling and optimization approaches for ensuring robustness in networked and financial systems,” (Uryasev and Boginski), University of Florida REEF
  • Petros Xanthopoulos, “Robust Data Mining with Applications to Biomedicine and Engineering,” (Pardalos), University of Central Florida
  • Jicong Zhang, “Optimization and Data Mining in Healthcare: Patients Classification and Epileptic Brain State Transition Study Using Dynamic Measures, Pattern Recognition and Network Modeling,” (Pardalos), The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and The Johns Hopkins Hospital


  • Suat Bog, “Optimization Models and Algorithms for Solving Large-Scale Network Design, Routing and Scheduling Problems,” (Ahuja) Cheetah Software Systems (Westlake Village, CA)
  • Mykyta Boyko, “New Approaches to Robust Optimization with Applications,” (Pardalos), Bloomberg (New York)
  • Gudbjort Gylfadottir, “Path Dependent Option Pricing: Efficeient Methods for Levy Models,” (AitSahlia), Bloomberg (New York)
  • Steffen Rebennack, “A Unified State- Space and Scenario Tree-Framework for Multi-Stage Stochastic Optimization: An Application to Emission Constrained Hydro-Themal Scheduling,” (Pardalos), Colorado School of Mines
  • Qipeng Zheng, “Stochastic Integer Optimization and Applications in Energy Systems,” (Pardalos), West Virginia University
  • Zhili Zhou, “Multi-Stage Discrete Optimization Under Uncertainty and Lot-Sizing,” (Guan), IBM
  • Kwanghun Chung, “Strong Valid Inequalities for Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Programs via Disjunctive Programming and Lifting,” (Richard), Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium)


  • Semra Agrali, “Optimal Supply Chain Planning Problems with Nonlinear Revenue and Cost Functions,” (Geunes), Bahcesehir University (Istanbul, Turkey)
  • Ashwin Arulselvan, “Network Models for Disaster Management,” (Pardalos and Ageliki), University of Warwick (England)
  • Ismet Esra Buyuktahtakin, “Mixed Integer Programming Approaches to Lot-Sizing and Asset Replacement Models,” (Hartman and Smith), University of Arizona (Tucson), Wichita State University (Kansas)
  • Li-Ming Chen, “On the Joint Price and Replenishment Decision for Perishable Products,” (Sapra), National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan)
  • Alexandre Grasas, “Models for Assortment Planning under Produce Returns,” (Akcali and Alptekinoglu), University Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain)
  • Ibrahim Karakayali, “Coordinating Replenishment and Disposal Decisions in Closed Loops Supply Chains,” (Akcali), McGill University (Montreal, Canada)
  • Omer Kundakcioglu, “Combinatorial and Nonlinear Techniques in Pattern Recognition with Applications in Healthcare,” (Pardalos), University of Houston (TX)
  • Mehmet Onal, “Extensions to Economic Lot Sizing Problem,” (Romeijn), Innovative Scheduling (Gainesville, FL)
  • Chase Rainwater, “Resource Constrained Assignment Problems with Flexible Customer Demand,” (Geunes and Romeijn), University of Arkansas (Fayetteville)
  • John H. Penuel, Jr., “Decomposition Algorithms for Two Stage Stochastic Integer Programming,” (Smith), Department of Defense (Washington, D.C.)
  • Oleg Shylo, “New Tools for Large-Scale Combinatorial Problems,” (Pardalos), University of Pittsburgh
  • Zeki Caner Taskin, “Algorithms for Solving Multi-Level Optimization Problems with Discrete Variables at Multiple Levels,” (Smith), Bogazici University (Istanbul, Turkey)
  • Joon Hui Yoon, “Information Asymmetry in Direction and Volatility: Price Process and Transaction Level Analysis,” (AitSahlia)


  • Manisha Goswami, “American Option Pricing under Stochastic Volatility: Empirical Evaluations,” (AitSahlia), University of Notre Dame (South Bend, Indiana)
  • Suchandan Guha, “American Option Pricing under Stochastic Volatility: An Efficient Numerical Approach,” (AitSahlia), Barclays Capital (New York, NY)
  • Valeriy Ryabchenko, “Efficient Optimization Algorithms for Pricing Energy Derivatives and Standard Vanilla Options,” (Uryasev), Teleos Asset Management
  • Thomas Sharkey, “Approaches to Nonlinear and Infinite-Dimensional Network Design Problems in Supply Chain Optimization,” (Romeijn), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, New York)
  • Alla Revenko Kamerdiner, “Statistical Methods in Data Mining Brain Dynamics,” (Pardalos), Arizona State University (Tempe)
  • Chin-I Lin, “Optimization Models for Capacity in Health Care Delivery,” (Akcali)


  • Dionne Aleman, “Optimization Methods in Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy Treatment Planning,” (Romeijn), University of Toronto (Canada)
  • Ismail S. Bakal, “Demand Management for Two-Echelon Supply Chains,” (Geunes), Middle East Tech University (Turkey)
  • Stanislav Busygin, “Combinatorial Optimization Techniques in Data Mining,” (Pardalos), Susquehanna International Group (Bala Cynwyd, PA)
  • Altannar Chinchuluun, “Topics in Multiobjective Optimization,” (Pardalos), University of Florida (Gainesville, FL), Imperial College (London, England)
  • Clayton W. Commander, “Optimization Problems in Telecommunications with Military Applications,” (Pardalos), US Air Force Research Laboratory (Eglin AFB, Shalimar, FL)
  • Michelle Anne Ragle, “Computational Methods for the Design and Selection of Hybridization Processes,” (Pardalos), Northwest Florida State College (Crestview, FL)
  • Sergey Vlad Sarykalin, “Optimization Methods in Risk Management,” (Uryasev), American Express
  • Balachandran Vaidyanathan, “Next Generation Algorithms for Railroad Crew and Locomotive Scheduling,” (Ahuja), FedEx (Memphis, TN)
  • Chung-Jui Wang, “Optimization Approaches to Risk Management,” (Uryasev), Teleos Asset Management (Stamford, CT)
  • Lezhou Zhan, “Models and Algorithms for Reliable Facility Location Problems and System Reliability,” (Shen), CitationShares (Greenwich, CT)


  • Fatma Zeynep Alisan, “Efficient Approaches to Integrated Requirements Planning Problems in Supply Chain Optimization,” (Romeijn), Innovative Scheduling (Gainesville, PA)
  • Michael J. Hirsch, “Grasp-Based Heuristics for Continuous Global Optimization,” (Pardalos), Raytheon (St. Petersburg, FL)
  • Yasemin Merzifonluoglu, “Integrated Production, Capacity and Demand Planning Models,” (Geunes), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, VA)
  • Artyom G. Nahapetyan, “Nonlinear Approximation Techniques to Solve Network Problems with Nonlinear Arc Cost Functions,” (Lawphongpanich), Innovative Scheduling (Gainesville, FL)
  • Oleg Alexan Prokopyev, “Nonlinear Integer Optimization and Applications in Biomedicine,” (Pardalos), University of Pittsburgh
  • Lian Qi, “The Effect of Supply Uncertainty on Supply Chain Design Decisions,” (Shen), Missouri University of Science and Technology (Rolla), Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (New Brunswick)
  • Guvenc Sahin, “New Combinatorial Approaches for Solving Railroad Planning and Scheduling Problems,” (Ahuja), Sabanci University (Istanbul, Turkey)
  • Onur Seref, “New Optimal Methods and Applications in Kernal-Based Machine Learning,” (Pardalos), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, VA)


  • Vladimir L. Boginski, “Optimization and Information Retrieval Techniques for Complex Networks,” (Pardalos), Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL), University of Florida, REEF (Shalimar, FL)
  • Jie Cao, “Stochastic Inventory Control in Dynamic Environments,” (Romeijn), FedEx (Seattle, WA)
  • Arvind Kumar, “Novel Methods for Intensity Modulation in Radiation Therapy,” (Ahuja and Romeijn)
  • Claudio N. Meneses, “Combinatorial Approaches for Problems in Bioinformatics,” (Pardalos), University of Ceará (Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil)
  • Robert A. Murphey, “Integrated Assignment and Path Planning,” (Pardalos and Geunes), US Air Force Research Laboratory (Eglin AFB, Shalimar, FL)
  • Anthony Uzoma Okafor, “Entropy Optimization and Applications,” (Pardalos), University of West Florida (Pensacola, FL)
  • Mesut Yavuz, “Batch Production Smoothing with Variable Setup and Processing Times,” (Tufekci), University of Florida, REEF (Shalimar, FL), Shenandoah University (Winchester, VA)
  • Leon Yang Zhu, “Dominant Strategy Double Auction Mechanisms: Design and Implementation,” (Shen), University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)


  • Lihui Bai, “Computational Methods for Toll Pricing Models,” (Hearn), Valparaiso University (Valparaiso, IN)
  • Vladimir A. Bugera, “Mathematical Programming Approaches in Classification and Risk Management,” (Uryasev)
  • Don A. Grundel, Jr., “Probabilistic Analysis and Results in Combinatorial Problems with Military Applications,” (Pardalos)
  • Wei Huang, “Optimization Models for Sourcing Decisions in Supply Chain Management,” (Romeijn)
  • Krishna C. Jha, “Very Large-Scale Neighborhood Search for Combinatorial Optimization Problems,” (Ahuja)
  • Carlos Alberto Oliveira, “Optimization Problems in Telecommunications and the Internet,” (Pardalos)
  • Kevin M. Taaffe, “Models for Optimal Utilization of Production Resources under Demand Selection Flexibility,” (Geunes), Clemson University (Clemson, SC)
  • Bibo Yang, “Models and Algorithms or Operations Scheduling Problems with Resource Flexibility and Schedule Disruptions,” (Geunes), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong)


  • Sergiy Ivanovich Butenko, “Maximum Independent Set and Related Problems with Applications,” (Pardalos), Texas A&M University (College Station, TX)
  • Wanpracha Art Chadvalitwongse, “Optimization and Dynamical Approaches in Nonlinear Time Series Analysis with Applications in Bioengineering,” (Pardalos), Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (New Brunswick)
  • Gang Chen, “On Scheduling and Resource Allocation Problems with Uncertainty,” (Shen), Barclays Capital (New York, NY)
  • Pavlo Anatoliyovicha Krokhmal, “Optimization Techniques in Finance and Risk Management Applications,” (Uryasev), University of Iowa (Iowa City)
  • Jian Liu, “Solving Real-Life Transportation Scheduling Problems,” (Ahuja)
  • Eduardo L. Pasiliao, Jr., “Algorithms for Multidimensional Assignment Problems,” (Pardalos), Air Force Research Laboratory (Eglin AFB, Shalimar, FL)
  • Michael Yurievich Zabarankin, “Optimization Approaches in Risk Management and Finance,” (Uryasev), Stevens Institute of Technology (Hoboken, NJ)


  • Burak Eksioglu, “Network Algorithms for Supply Chain Planning Problems,” (Pardalos and Geunes), Mississippi State University (Starkville, MS)
  • Sandra Duni Eksioglu, “Supply Chain Management Problems with Multiple Commodities and Fixed Charge Cost Functions,” (Pardalos and Romeijn), Mississippi State University (Starkville, MS)
  • Hulya Emir, “Aggregation of Demand Points for the Planar Covering Location Model,” (Francis)


  • Joongkyu Choi, “Stochastic Production and Inventory Models with Limited Resources,” (Bai and Romeijn)
  • Mehmet Yildirim, “Computational Toll Pricing Models for Variable Demand Traffic Assignment Models,” (Hearn)


  • Paveena Chaovalitwongse, “Integrating Transportation and Inventory Decision in Multi-Warehouse Multi-Retailer System with Stochastic Demand,” (Sivazlian and Pardalos)


  • Dukwon Kim, “Piecewise Linearities in Network Flows and Solution Approaches,” (Pardalos)
  • Serdar Kirli, “Feasibility of Distributed Manufacturing Operations Control,” (Yeralan), University of Florida (Gainesville)


  • Mehmet Akansel, “Solution Techniques for Single-Job Lot Streaming Problems in Flow Shops,” (Tufekci)
  • Mehmet Fadiloglu, “A Matrix Polynomial Approach to Quasi-Birth-Death Processes and its Implications on Models of Production Lines,” (Yeralan)
  • Leonidas Pitsoulis, “Algorithms for Nonlinear Assignment Problems,” (Pardalos)


  • Diana Isaza Angelis, “The Effect of Activity-Based Costing on Traditional Operations Research Models,” (Lee)
  • Maria Brenda R. Rayco, “Algorithmic Approaches to Demand Point Aggregation for Location Models,” (Francis)


  • Naser A. Altibi, “A Non-Linear Programming Application for Optimization of Electricity Capacity Expansion and Emission Planning Problems,” (Capehart)
  • Mohsen El Hafsi, “Real-Time Production and Setup Scheduling of Deterministic and Stochastic Manufacturing Systems,” (Sivazlian and Bai)
  • Elliott F. Williams, “Solution Techniques for Problems in Lot Streaming,” (Tufekci)


  • Luana Elisa Gibbons, “Algorithms for the Maximum Clique Problem,” (Hearn and Pardalos), Delta Airlines (Atlanta, GA)
  • Tomas Horak, “Application of Hamiltonian Cycles in PC Board Assembly,” (Francis)
  • Franz-Josef Kraemer, “Essays in Production Scheduling with Just-In-Time Related Performance Measures,” (Lee and Bai)
  • Baris Tan, “A Composition Method for Multistation Production Systems,” (Yeralan), Koç University (Istanbul, Turkey)
  • George Vairaktarakis, “Process Choice Decisions in Manufacturing,” (Lee), Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)


  • Hsin-Der Chen, “New Techniques for Dynamic Lot Size Models,” (Hearn and Lee)
  • Konstantinos Gakis, “Integral Techniques in the Study of the Ordinary Renewal Process and its Extensions,” (Sivazlian)
  • Alexander Hipolito, “A Weighted Least Squares Approach to Direction Finding in Mathematical Programming,” (Hearn)
  • Jeffrey M. Herrmann, “An Investigation of Production Scheduling Problems Motivated By Semiconductor Manufacturing,” (Lee), University of Maryland (College Park)
  • Bassam N. Khoury, “The Steiner Problem in Graphs,” (Hearn and Pardalos)
  • Yang Xu, “Multifacility Location Problems On Some Special Networks,” (Francis)


  • David Jai Ramcharan, “Preemptive Priority Queuing Systems,” (Yeralan)


  • Surya Danusaputro Liman, “Scheduling with Restricted Machine Availability and Due Date,” (Lee)
  • Chen-Sin Lin, “Essays in Production Scheduling with Dual Criteria,” (Lee and Elzinga)


  • Reha Uzsoy, “Production Scheduling Algorithms for Semi-Conductor Test Operations,” (Martin-Vega), Purdue University (West Lafayette, Indiana), North Carolina State University (Raleigh)


  • Hahn-Kyou Rhee, “Analysis of a Controllable M/M/2 Queueing System Operating Under the Triadic (0, K, N, M) Policy,” (Sivazlian)
  • Kuo-Hsiung Wang, “Analysis and Diffusion Approximation of the G/G/R Machine Repair Problem with Warm Standby Spares,” (Sivazlian)


  • Wonjoon Choi, “Network Flow Models of Building Evacuation Problems with Flow-Dependent Arc Capacities Networks,” (Tufekci and Francis)
  • Canan Ayse Sepil, “Dual Simplex Algorithms for Network Flow Problems and Extentions,” (Tufekci), Middle East Technical University (Istanbul, Turkey)


  • Erhan R. Erkut, “Distance Constrained Multi-Facility Tree Network Location Problems with Extensions to Planar Networks,” (Francis), University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada)
  • Russell Edward King, “Approximation Techniques for Open Queueing Networks of Dynamic Job Shops with Disassembly-Reassembly Type Customers Networks,” (Hodgson), North Carolina State University (Raleigh)
  • Jose A. Ventura, “Simplicial Decomposition and Dual Methods for Nonlinear Networks,” (Hearn and Elzinga), Pennsylvania State University (State College, Pennsylvania)
  • Abdulrahman Yamani, “Analysis of an Air Transportation System,” (Hodgson)


  • Mei-Lung Chen, “Location Problems on Tree-Like Networks,” (Francis and Tufekci), Northeastern Illinois University (Chicago, Illinois)
  • Siriphong Lawphongpanich, “Decomposition Techniques for the Traffic Assignment Problem,” (Hearn and Elzinga), Naval Postgraduate School (Monterrey, California), University of Florida (Gainesville, Florida)
  • Sencer Yeralan, “Analysis of Serial Production Lines that are Subject to Breakdown,” (Muth), University of Florida (Gainesville), Middle East Technical University (Instanbul, Turkey)


  • Jaime Segura Ribera, “Identification of Linear Relations from Noisy Data,” (Kalman)


  • Barbaros C. Tansel, “Optimal Multi-Facility Location on Tree Networks,” (Francis), University of Southern California (Los Angeles, California), Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, Georgia), Middle East Technical University (Istanbul, Turkey), Bilkent University (Istanbul, Turkey).


  • Abdollazim Hoshyar, “Mathematical Models of Progressive Diseases and Screening,” (Swain)
  • Charles Stafford Loveland, “Solution Approaches to a Multi-Stage, Multi-Machine, Multi-Product Production Scheduling Problem,” (Hodgson)


  • John J. Bartholdi III, “Scheduling Via Networks, Unnetworks, and Almost Networks,” (Ratliff), Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, Georgia)
  • Jacques Antonin Chatelon, “A Subgradient Algorithm for Certain Minimax and Minisum Problems,” (Hearn)
  • Christopher Brooks Haas, “Optimal Control of Multi-Shop Systems,” (Hodgson)
  • Khanh-Luu Thi Nguyen, “Models for Hospital Census Prediction and Allocation,” (Kilpatrick)
  • Vincie Darryl Thornton, “Selected Minimax and Minisum Layout Problems,” (Francis)


  • Virgílio Azuíl Páscoa Machado, “Piecewise Linear Regression of Data Involving Discrete Changes in Geometric Growth Rates,” (Leavenworth)
  • Louis Anthony Martín-Vega, “Optimal Rules and Algorithms for Some Parallel Processor Scheduling Problems,” (Ratliff), University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, University of Florida (Gainesville, Florida), Florida Institute of Technology (Melbourne, Florida), Lehigh University (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania), National Science Foundation (Arlington, Virginia), University of South Florida (Tampa, Florida), North Carolina State University (Raleigh, North Carolina)


  • Albert Wan-Kiu Chan, “On Some Facility Location and Layout Problems,” (Francis)
  • Robert Louis Papineau, “On Some Minimax Layout Problems Involving Interacting Facilities,” (Francis), Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (Quebec, Canada), École de technologie supérieure (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), École Polytechnique de Montréal (Canada)
  • William David Randolph, “The Generalized Inverse Dual for Quadratically Constrained Quadratic Programs,” (Hearn)


  • Jonathan Franklin Brown, “Hysteresis Effect in Repair and Replacement Problems with Downtime,” (Sivazlian)
  • Robert Caleb Dorsey, “A Network Approach to a Class of Multi-Facility, Multi-Product Production Scheduling Problems,” (Ratliff)
  • Horace Werner Heck, Jr., “Computational Schemes for Flow Shops,” (Roberts)
  • Michael Steven Leonard, “Analytical Models for Diagnostic Classification and Treatment Planning for Craniofacial Pain,” (Kilpatrick), Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, Georgia), University of Missouri (Columbia, Missouri), Clemson University (Clemson, South Carolina), Mercer University (Macon, Georgia)
  • Donald Paul Schneider, “A Systems Analysis of Optimal Manpower Utilization in Health Maintenance Organizations.” (Kilpatrick)
  • Peter Bartow McWhite, “Optimal Defense of Networks with Losses,” (Ratliff)


  • Perino Marcellin Dearing, Jr., “On Some Minimax Location Problems Using Rectilinear Distance,” (Francis)
  • Nabil S. Faour, “Stationary Analysis and Optimality Conditions for (_,S) Policies in Multi-Commodity Inventory Control Problems,” (Sivazlian)
  • Marcel Grunspan, “On the Integer Solution of the Hyperbolic Programming Problem,” (Thomas)
  • Thomas Emmet Goswick, “Mixed Ordering Policies in Multi-Product, Multi-Installation Inventory Systems with Variant Set-up Costs,” (Sivazlian)
  • Darrell G. Linton, “Generalized Reliability Methods for Systems with Standbys,” (Braswell), University of Central Florida (Orlando, Florida)


  • Frederick Marsden Allen, “Chance-Constrained Linear Programming with Distribution-Free Constraints,” (Braswell)
  • H.W. Corley, Jr., “Optimal Set-Partitioning with Applications in Regional Design,” (Roberts), University of Texas at Arlington
  • Gerald L. Hefley, “Group Programming Decomposition in Integer Programming,” (Thomas)
  • Conrad Gene Persels, “On the Generation of Geodesics in Color 3-Space,” (Muth)
  • Jean-Claude Picard, “Equivalence Relations for Integer Programs and Networks,” (Ratliff)
  • Don R. Rice, “An Analytical Model for Computer System Performance Analysis,” (Muth)
  • Guy Thomas Sicilia, “Finding the n Most Vital Links in Flow Networks,” (Ratliff)


  • David Hankins Pike, “Optimal Control of Chemical Processes,” (Thomas)
  • Armando Riesco, “A Partitioning Algorithm for Separable Convex Mixed Integer Programming,” (Thomas)
  • Benjamin F. Varn, Jr., “Variable Length Prefix Encodings,” (Thomas), Citadel
  • Carlos D. Villa, “Multi-Product Assembly Line Balancing,” (Roberts)


  • Ronald J. Ireland, “Analysis of the Controlled Queue Problem,” (Thomas)
  • Michael J. Magazine, “Optimal Policies for Queuing Systems with Periodic Review,” (Thomas), North Carolina State University (Raleigh, North Carolina), University of Waterloo (Ontario, Canada), University of Cincinnati (Ohio)
  • Jorge A. Marban, “Directional Derivatives in Classical Optimization,” (Braswell)
  • John Merrill McKinney, “Optimization Problems Arising in Time-shared Systems,” (Patterson), University of Cincinnati (Ohio)
  • Mario Padron, “An Axiomatic Basis and Computational Methods for Optimal Clustering,” (Patterson and First ISE PhD Graduate), University of Puerto-Rico Mayaguez, AT&T (Lucent Technologies), University of Puerto-Rico Mayaguez