Maciej Rysz, Ph.D.

Maciej Rysz is a research assistant professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Florida. His research and teaching interests lie in operations research, network science, data analytics, and systems management. Before joining the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department, he served as a postdoctoral research associate with the National Research Council.  Maciej received his Ph.D. in industrial engineering with focus on operations research from the University of Iowa in 2014.


  • ESI 6314: Deterministic Methods In Operations Research
  • ESI 6553: Systems Design
  • ESI 6552: Systems Architecture

Research Interests

  • Stochastic and combinatorial optimization
  • Network science and graph theory
  • Machine learning
  • Quantitative risk management


  • A stochastic optimization technique for planning human-machine maintenance interactions in fruit harvesting systems (in preparation).
  • Rysz, M., Pajouh, F., (2018) Finding Cliques with the highest betweenness centrality, European Journal of Operations Research, 271(1): 155-164.  
  • Rysz, M., Mehta, S., (2018) A two-stage stochastic optimization approach for detecting structurally stable clusters in random graphs, IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, DOI: 10.1109/TNSE.2018.2867817.
  • Xu, G., Semenov, A., Rysz, M., (2018) An integer programming approach for the key management problem in wireless sensor networks, Optimization Letters, (submitted).
  • Mehta, S.S., Ton, C., Rysz, M., Kan, Z., E. A. Doucette, J. W. Curtis, (2018) A new approach to visual servo control using terminal constraints, Journal of the Franklin Institute, (submitted).  
  • Mehta, S.S., Ton, C., Kan, Z., Rysz, M., (2018) Particle filter-based geolocalization of GNSS interference sources using direction of arrival measurements, Defense Technology, (submitted).  
  • Rysz, M., Krokhmal, P., and Pasiliao, E.L., (2017) Detecting resilient structures in stochastic networks: A two-stage stochastic optimization approach, Networks, 69(2): 189-204.
  • Rysz, M., Pajouh, F., Krokhmal, P., and E. L. Pasiliao (2016) Identifying risk-averse low-diameter clusters in graphs with stochastic vertex weights, Annals of Operations Research, 262(1): 89-108.
  • Rysz, M., Vinel, A., Krokhmal, P., Pasiliao, E. L., (2015) A scenario decomposition algorithm for stochastic programming problems with a class of downside risk measures, INFORMS Journal on Computing, 27(2): 416-430.
  • Rysz, M., Mirghorbani, M., Krokhmal, P., Pasiliao, E. L., (2014) On risk-averse maximum weighted subgraph problems, Special Issue in Honor of the 60th Birthday of Panos M. Pardalos: Journal of Combinatorial Optimization, 28(1): 167-185.
  • Rysz, M., Pajouh, F., Krokhmal, P., Pasiliao. E.L., (2014) On risk-averse weighted k-club problems, Examining Robustness and Vulnerability of Critical Infrastructure Networks, NATO Science for Peace and Security Series – D: Information and Communication Security, 37: 231-242.
  • Lovanh, N., Quintanar, A., Rysz, M., Loughrin, J., Mahmood, R., (2014) Effect of Heat Fluxes on Ammonia Emission from Swine Waste Lagoon Based on Neural Network Analyses, Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 7(1): 16-29.
  • Rysz, M., Krokhmal, P., and Pasiliao, E.L., (2013) Minimum risk maximum clique problem, Dynamics of Information Systems: Algorithmic Approaches, Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics 51: 251-267.
  • Xiao, S., Wang, S., Ni, J., Briggs, R., Rysz, M., (2008) Reliability Analysis of Carbon Nanotubes Using Molecular Dynamics with the Aid of Grid Computing, Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, 5(4): 528-534.


  • Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering
    University of Iowa, 2014
  • M.S. & B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Iowa, 2009

Contact Information

Maciej Rysz 
Research Assistant Professor

Main Campus:
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
University of Florida
303 Weil Hall
P.O. Box 116595
Gainesville, FL 32611-6595

University of Florida Research and Engineering Education Facility
1350 N. Poquito Road
Shalimar, FL 32579

Phone: (850) 833-9350, ext 244
Fax: (850) 833-9366