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Department of Industrial Engineering
E206 Engineering Bldg 2
4722 Calhoun Rd
Houston TX 77204-4008
Phone: 713-743-4180
Fax: 713-743-4190
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Gino J. Lim, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Hari and Anjali Agrawal Faculty Fellow

Office Location: E206 Engineering Building 2

Phone: 713-743-4194 | Fax: 713-743-4190

Email: ginolim [at] uh [dot] edu

Website: Systems Optimization & Computing Laboratory (SOCL)
E2MAP Project Website


  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin — Madison

Professional Experience

  • Director, Systems Optimization & Computing Laboratory (SOCL)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Houston
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Computer Sciences Department, University of Wisconsin

Professional and Scientific Affiliations

  • The Institute of Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
  • The Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Mathematical Programming Society (MPS)
  • Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)

Courses Taught

  • INDE 3364 Engineering Statistics II
  • INDE 3381 Linear Optimization
  • INDE 6111 Graduate Seminar
  • INDE 6372 Advanced Linear Optimization
  • INDE 7340 Integer Programming
  • INDE 7342 Nonlinear Programming
  • INDE 7397 Tools and Methods for Optimization

Research Interests

Dr. Lim's research interests are in Optimization, Operations Research Applications in Health Systems, Homeland Security, and Evacuation Planning and Management. He has a keen interest in developing optimization techniques (LP, MIP, NLP, and Stochastic Programming) for solving large scale decision making problems in such areas as medicine, biology, supply chain under disruption, and transportation networks. His research projects are funded by SERRI-ORNL, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), City of Houston, Qatar National Research Fund, the University of Houston, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Varian Medical Systems, Inc.

Interesting Applications of Large Scale Network Optimization and High Performance Computing:

1. Proton radiation therapy planning, Operating Room scheduling

2. Resilient Network Systems Design for Port Security, Evacuation Planning and Management

3. UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) placement and routing optimization

4. Power Systems: Economic Benefits of Power Systems Design. Microgrids, 

Some articles about Dr. Lim and his colleagues' research:

Current Research Projects

  • Optimization in Hospital Operations: Staff Scheduling, Warehouse management, etc.
  • Robust optimization models for evacuation planning and managment.
  • Optimization tool design for radiation treatment planning: IMRT and IMPT.
  • Parallel computation, high performance computing, GPU-based optimization algoritms
  • Facility Location and Relocation Models.
  • Risk analysis for ports and waterways

Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding Asian & Pacific Islander American (APIA) Award, OCA-Greater Houston Chapter, September 19, 2014
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston, 2007 and 2010
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, IE Department, University of Houston, 2005, 2006, and 2009
  • Moving Spirit Award, INFORMS, Pittsburgh, PA, 2006
  • Who's who in engineering education, 2005.
  • Travel Award, FASEB/MARC, Tucson, AZ, 2004
  • Travel Grant Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002-2003
  • Vilas Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002-2003
  • Pierskalla Best Paper Award, INFORMS, San Jose, CA, 2002

Professional Activities

  • Program Chair, 2017 annual INFORMS conference, Houston, TX
  • Chair, IIE Annual Research Conference, Orlando, Florida, 2012
  • Chair, INFORMS Bonder Scholarship Selection Committee, 2007 - 2011
  • Chair, CIEADH Oversight Committee, 2012 - 2015
  • Chair, 2014 ISERC Doctoral Colloquium
  • Vice President of Outreach and Awards for Productions and Operations Management (POMS) College of Healthcare Operations Management (CHOM), 2008-2009
  • Program Co-chair, Doctoral Colloquium, 2012 - 2013 (with Dr. Deji Badiru)
  • Council Member of INFORMS, Student Chapter Representative, 2010 - present
  • INFORMS University of Houston Student Chapter Faculty Advisor, 2004 - 2013
  • Council Member, Healthcare Applications Section (HAS) of INFORMS, 2006-2008
  • Conference Co-organizer, Annual Texas Hurricane Center Conference, 2009-2012
  • Conference Track Chair, Value Engineering for for SAVE International Conference, 2009-2010
  • Member, Organizing Committee, 2015 Annual INFORMS Conference, Philadelphia
  • Member, Chapter/Fora of INFORMS, 2014 - present
  • Member, Council of Industrial Engineering Academic Department Heads (CIEADH), 2011 - present

External Link(s) to Publications Listing

  • Research in Large Scale Computation and Healthcare (SOCL website)
  • Research in Resilient Network Design and Homeland Security (E2Map website)

Selected Publications

  • S. Lin, G. Lim, and J. Bard, “Benders Decomposition and an IP-based Heuristic for Selecting IMRT Treatment Beam Angles,” European Journal of Operational Research, 251(3), pp715-726. DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2015.12.050

    , 2016.
  • G.J. Lim and M.R. Baharnemati, and S. Kim, “An Optimization Approach for Real Time Evacuation Reroute Planning,” Annals of Operations Research, 238(1), pp375-388, DOI :10.1007/s10479-015-2072-5, March

    , 2016.
  • T. Biobaku, G. Lim, S. Bora, J. Cho, and H. R. Parsaei, “An optimal sonar placement approach for detecting underwater threats under budget limitations”, Journal of Transportation Security, 9(1), pp17-34. DOI 10.1007/s12198-015-0164-8, June

    , 2016.
  • M. Akladios, G. Lim, and H.R. Parsaei, “How Does Effectiveness of Student Learning Differ: a Comparison between Online vs. Face-to-Face formats.” International Journal of Business, Humanities and Technology, 5(6), pp18-21, December

    , 2015.
  • Xiang W, Yin J, Lim G, “An ant colony optimization approach for solving an operating room surgery scheduling problem,” Computers and Industrial Engineering, 85, pp. 335-345, July 2015. DOI:

    , 2015.
  • T. Biobaku, G. Lim, S.  Bora, J. Cho, H. Parsaei, “Literature survey on underwater threat detection,” Transactions on Maritime Science, 4(1), pp 14-22, April 2015. DOI:

    , 2015.
  • W. Cao, G. Lim, Y. Li, X. Zhu, and X. Zhang, “Improved beam angle arrangement in intensity modulated proton therapy treatment planning for localized prostate cancer,” Special issue “Proton Therapy for Cancer”, Cancers, 7(2), pp574-584; doi:10.3390/cancers7020574. March

    , 2015.
  • Xiang W, Yin J, Lim G, “A short-term operating room surgery scheduling problem integrating multiple nurses roster constraints,” Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, 63(2), pp. 91-106, February 2015.

    , 2015.
  • G.J. Lim, M. Rungta, and M.R. Baharnemati, "Reliability Analysis of Evacuation Routes under Capacity Uncertainty of Road Links," IIE Transactions, vol. 47, pp 50-63, DOI: 10.1080/0740817X.2014.905736, January (Featured Article)

    , 2015.
  • W. Xiang and G. Lim, "Pareto Set-based Ant Colony Optimization for Multi-Objective Surgery Scheduling Problem," THE OPEN CYBERNETICS & SYSTEMICS JOURNAL, 8(1):1211-1218 · December

    , 2014.
  • S. Bora, G. Lim, T. Biobaku, J. Cho, and H. Parsaei, “Assessing the Resiliency and Importance of a Supply Chain Network,” in Proceedings of the 44th International Conference on Computers & Industrial Engineering, ID: imss14-cie44-400, Istanbul, Turkey, October

    , 2014.
  • G.J. Lim, W. Cao, and R. Mohan, “Recent Advances in Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy Treatment Planning Optimization,” in Proceedings of the 15th Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering and Management Systems Conference, pp1520-1525, Jeju, Korea, October 12-15

    , 2014.
  • J. Cho, G. Lim, T. Biobaku, S. Bora, and H. Parsaei, “Liquefied Natural Gas Ship Route Planning Model Considering Market Trend Change,” Transactions on Maritime Science, 3(2), pp 119-130, October, 2014. DOI: 10.7225/toms.v03.n02.003

    , 2014.
  • W. Cao, G.J. Lim, Li, Liao, Y. Li, S. Jiang, X. Li, K. Suzuki, G. Kazumichi, D. Gomez, X. Zhu, and X. Zhang, “Proton energy optimization and reduction for intensity-modulated proton therapy”, Physics Medicine and Biology, 59 (21), pp 6341-6354, October

    , 2014.
  • L. Kardar, Y. Li, X. Li, H. Li, W. Cao, J.Y. Chang, L. Liao, R. X. Zhu, N. Sahoo, M. Gillin, Z. Liao, R. Komaki, J. D. Cox, G. Lim, and X. Zhang, “Evaluation and mitigation of the interplay effects for intensity modulated proton therapy for lung cancer in a clinical setting,” Practical Radiation Oncology, 3(6), pp e259–e268, DOI:  

    , 2014.
  • M. Zaghian, G.J. Lim, W. Liu, and R. Mohan, “Satisfying Dose-Volume Constraints in Linear Fluence Map Optimization for IMPT,”  Journal of Cancer Therapy, 5(2), pp198-207,, February

    , 2014.
  • G.J. Lim, L. Kardar, and W. Cao, “A Hybrid Framework for Optimizing Beam Angles in Radiation Therapy Planning,”  Annals of Operations Research, Vol 217, No 1 pp 357-383, DOI: 10.1007/s10479-014-1564-z

    , 2014.
  • Yupeng Li, Laleh Kardar, Xiaoqiang Li, Heng Li, Wenhua Cao, Joe Y. Chang,  Li Liao, Ronald X. Zhu, Narayan Sahoo, Gillin Michael, Gino Lim, and Xiaodong Zhang, “On the interplay effects with proton scanning beams in stage III lung cancer,” Medical Physics, 41(2),, February

    , 2014.
  • Xiang W*, Yin J, Lim G, “Modified Ant Colony Algorithm for Surgery Scheduling under Multiresource Constraints,” Advances in Information Sciences and Service Sciences, 5(9), pp. 810-818, May

    , 2013.
  • Wenhua Cao, Gino Lim, Xiaoqiang Li, Yupeng Li, X Ronald Zhu and Xiaodong Zhang, "Incorporating deliverable monitor unit constraints into spot intensity optimization in intensity-modulated proton therapy treatment planning," Phys. Med. Biol. 58(15), pp. 5113–5125, July

    , 2013.
  • Sumeet Desai and Gino J Lim, "Solution Time Reduction Techniques of a Stochastic Dynamic Programming Approach for Hazardous Materials Route Selection Problem," Computers and Industrial Engineering, 65(4), pp 634-645, DOI:10.1016/j.cie.2013.05.002, August

    , 2013.
  • S. Desai and G.J. Lim, “Information Based Rerouting Framework to Hazardous Materials
    Transportation”, Industrial and Systems Engineering Review, 1(1), pp1-12,

    , 2013.
  • G.J. Lim and A.D. Sonmez, “Gamma Robust Facility Relocation Problem,” European Journal of Operational Research, 229(1), pp67-74, August

    , 2013.
  • G.J. Lim and L. Ma, “GPU-based Parallel Vertex Substitution Algorithm for the p-Median Problem,” Computers and Industrial Engineering, 64(1), pp381-388, January

    , 2013.
  • G.J. Lim, A. Mobasher, and M. Cote, “Multi-objective Nurse Scheduling Models with patient workload and nurse preferences,” Management, 2(5), November

    , 2012.
  • Gino J. Lim, Shabnam Zangenehb, M. Reza Baharnemati, Tiravat Assavapokee, "Capacitated Network Flow Optimization Approach for Short Notice Evacuation Planning," European Journal of Operational Research, November, 223 (1), pp 234-245. 

    , 2012.
  • M. Rungta, G.J. Lim, and M.R. Baharnemati, “Optimal Egress Time Calculation and Path Generation for Large Evacuation Networks,” Annals of Operations Research, 201 (1), pp403-421, December

    , 2012.
  • W. Cao, G.J. Lim, A. Lee, Y. Li, W. Liu, R. Zhu, and X. Zhang, “Uncertainty incorporated beam angle optimization for IMPT treatment planning,” Medical Physics, 39(8), pp 5248-5256,, August

    , 2012.
  • X. Li, W. Cao, X. Wang, Y. Li, X. Zhu, N. Sahoo, M. Gillin, G. Lim, and X. Zhang, “Deliverable optimization incorporating monitor unit constraints for intensity modulated proton therapy treatment planning,” Medical Physics, vol. 39, no. 6, p3982, June

    , 2012.
  • W. Cao, X. Li, G. Lim, Y. Li, X. Zhu, and X. Zhang, “An investigation of the impact of spot spacing on plan quality using IMPT optimization incorporating deliverable monitor unit constraints,” Medical Physics, vol. 39, no. 6, p3981, June

    , 2012.
  • A.D. Sonmez and G.J. Lim, “A decomposition approach for facility location and relocation problem with demand change under uncertainty,” European Journal of Operational Research, 218 (2), pp 327-338, April

    , 2012.
  • Gino J. Lim and W. Cao, “A two-phase method for selecting IMRT treatment beam angles: Branch-and-Prune and local neighborhood search,” European Journal of Operational Research, 217 (3), pp 609-618, March

    , 2012.
  • Gino Lim, Laleh Kardar, Wenhua Cao, and Abhilasha Kelkar, “Radiation Therapy Beam Angle Optimization Methods: A Comparison Study,” Proceedings of the IIE Annual Research Conference, ID: 122, ISERC.

    , 2012.
  • Arezou Mobasher and Gino Lim, “Nurse Scheduling Problem in an Operating Suite: A Heuristic Approach,” Proceedings of the IIE Annual Research Conference, ID: 383, ISERC

    , 2012.
  • Gino Lim and Arezou Mobasher, “Operating Suite Nurse Scheduling Problem: A Column Generation Approach,” Proceedings of the IIE Annual Research Conference, ID: 385, ISERC

    , 2012.
  • Mohammad Reza Baharnemati, “An Information-based Rerouting Decision Making Tool for Regional Evacuation,” Proceedings of the IIE Annual Research Conference, ID: 705, ISERC

    , 2012.
  • Gino Lim and Mukesh Rungta, “Optimal Clearance Time and Path Generation for Large Evacuation Networks,” Proceedings of the IIE Annual Research Conference, ID: 974, ISERC

    , 2012.
  • A. Mobasher, G. Lim, J.F. Bard, and V. Jordan, “Daily scheduling of nurses in operating suites,” IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering, vol. 1, Issue 4, pp 232-246, December

    , 2011.
  • McGuire MF, Lim G, Brown RE. “Uncovering Disease Networks using Counterterrorism Approaches,” 6th INFORMS Workshop on Data Mining and Health Informatics, Charlotte, NC November

    , 2011.
  • W. Cao, G. Lim, Y. Li, and X. Zhang, “Using Beam Angle Optimization to Improve Treatment Plan Quality of Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy (IMPT) for Prostate Cancer,” Medical Physics, vol. 38, no. 6, p3741, July

    , 2011.
  • Arezou Mobasher and Gino Lim, “Nurse Scheduling Problem in an Operating Suite,” Proceedings of the IIE Annual Conference, ID: 261, IERC

    , 2011.
  • Mohammad Reza Baharnemati and Gino Lim, “Hurricane Evacuation Planning: A Network Flow Optimization Approach,” Proceedings of the IIE Annual Conference, ID: 721, IERC

    , 2011.
  • Wenhua Cao and Gino Lim, “Beam Angle Selection in Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy Treatment Planning for Prostate Cancer,” Proceedings of the IIE Annual Conference, ID: 723, IERC

    , 2011.
  • Gino Lim and Arezou Mobasher, “Robust Nurse Scheduling Problem,” Proceedings of the IIE Annual Conference, ID: 724, IERC

    , 2011.
  • Ayse D. Sonmez and Gino Lim, “Alpha-Robust Facility Relocation Problem,” Proceedings of the IIE Annual Conference, ID: 876, IERC

    , 2011.
  • Likang Ma and Gino Lim, “GPU-Based Parallel Algorithm Design and Implementation for IMRT Treatment Planning,” Proceedings of the IIE Annual Conference, ID: 1105, IERC

    , 2011.
  • Likang Ma and Gino Lim, “GPU-Based Parallel Computational Algorithms for Solving P-Median Problem,” Proceedings of the IIE Annual Conference, ID: 1110, IERC

    , 2011.
  • Gino J. Lim, “How mathematical models can help improve cancer treatment plans,” Analytics, pp31-, 34, May/June

    , 2010.
  • Gino J. Lim and Sumeet Desai, "Markov Decision Process Approach for Multiple Objective Hazardous Materials Transportation Route Selection Problem,” International Journal of Operational Research, vol. 7, No. 4, pp 506-529

    , 2010.
  • S. Desai, G. J. Lim, and M. Karson, “A Comparison of Multivariate Statistical Methods for Estimating Expected Consequences for Low-probability and High-consequence Incidents,” Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing & Service Industries, vol. 20, Issue 3, pp 233-250

    , 2010.
  • Gino J. Lim and Wenhua Cao, “A beam angle optimization approach for 3D Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy treatment planning”, Proceedings of the IIE Annual Conference, IERC

    , 2010.
  • Shabnam Zangeneh and G.J. Lim, “A mathematical approach to define hurricane evacuation zones,” Proceedings of the IIE Annual Conference, IERC

    , 2010.
  • Gino J. Lim, MohammadReza Baharnemati, “An evacuation planning framework: A path-based optimization approach,” Proceedings of the IIE Annual Conference, IERC

    , 2010.
  • Arezou Mobasher and G.J. Lim, “A two-state non-weighted goal programming approach for Nurse Scheduling Problem under consideration of patient demand and shift preferences of nurses,” Proceedings of the IIE Annual Conference, IERC

    , 2010.
  • Ayse D. Sonmez and G.J. Lim, “Facility location and relocation problem with uncertain future demand,” Proceedings of the IIE Annual Conference, IERC

    , 2010.
  • Pooya Tabesh, G.J. Lim, S. Khator, and C. Dacso, “A support vector machine approach for predicting heart conditions,” Proceedings of the IIE Annual Conference, IERC

    , 2010.
  • M. Aklidios, H.R. Parsaei, and G.J. Lim, “Comparing the effectiveness and students’ learning in an engineering economy course,” Proceedings of the IIE Annual Conference, IERC

    , 2010.
  • M. Ho, G.B. Song, and G.J. Lim, “Development of innovative shape memory alloy based tool for Brachytherapy,” pp1593, Earth and Space 2010: Engineering, Science, Construction, and Operations in Challenging Environments

    , 2010.
  • A. Abdel-Rahman and G. J. Lim, “A nonlinear Partial Least Squares algorithm using quadratic fuzzy inference system,” J. of Chemometrics, vol 23, pp 530-537

    , 2009.
  • Gino J. Lim, Josh Reese and Allen Holder, “Fast and Robust Techniques for Euclidean p-Median Problem with Uniform Weights,” Computers and Industrial Engineering, vol. 57, pp 896-905

    , 2009.
  • Gino J. Lim, Shabnam Zangeneh, M.Reza Baharnemati, and Tiravat Assavapokee, “A sequential solution approach for short notice evacuation scheduling and routing”, Proceedings of the IIE Annual Conference, pp874-879, IERC

    , 2009.
  • Gino J. Lim, Allen Holder, and Joshua Reese, “A clustering approach for optimizing beam angles in IMRT planning,” Proceedings of the IIE Annual Conference, pp663-668, IERC

    , 2009.
  • Gino J. Lim, Shabnam Zangeneh, M.Reza Baharnemati, and Hamid R. Parsaei, “A network flow based optimization approach for hurricane evacuation planning”, ICOVACS

    , 2009.
  • Gino J. Lim, Jaewon Choi, and Radhe Mohan, "Iterative Solution Methods for Beam Angle and Fluence Map Optimization in Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy Planning,” OR Spectrum, vol 30, no 2, pp 289-309, April

    , 2008.
  • Gino J. Lim, “Comments on: Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy treatment plan optimization,” by H.E. Romeijn and J.F. Dempsey, TOP – Journal of Statistics and Operations Research, vol. 16, pp 248-250

    , 2008.
  • Gino J. Lim, Michael C. Ferris, David M. Shepard, Stephen J. Wright, and Matthew A. Earl, "An Optimization Framework for Conformal Radiation Treatment Planning,” INFORMS Journal On Computing, vol 19, no. 3, pp 366-380, Summer

    , 2007.

Books / Book Chapters

  • S. Bora, G. Lim, H. Parsaei, “Risk Analysis and Efficient Logistics for Maritime Ports and Waterways in Qatar,” (invited), Industrial Engineering Applications in Emerging Countries, Chapter 2, vol2, pp 29-50, Taylor and Francis (CRC Press),

    , 2015.
  • S. Bora, E. Boros, L. Lei, A. Chaovalitwongse, G. Lim, H. Parsaei, “A Vessel Scheduling Problem with Special Cases,” Operations Research and Enterprise Systems, Communications in Computer and Information Science Series 509, pp. 108-125, Springer International Publishing, 2015. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-17509-6_8

    , 2015.
  • A. Mobasher, G. Lim, J.F. Bard, and V. Jordan, “Daily Scheduling of Nurses in Operating Suites,” Handbook of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2nd ed., Chapter 55, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, October.

    , 2013.
  • Mukesh Rungta and Gino J. Lim, “Optimization in Evacuation Route Planning,” Handbook of Emergency Response: A Human Factors and Systems Engineering Approach, CRC Press, Chapter 5, pp97-119, August.

    , 2013.
  • Gino J. Lim and Arezou Mobasher and Laleh Kardar and Murray J. Cote, “Nurse Scheduling,” Handbook of Healthcare System Scheduling, International Series in Operations Research & Management Science, Vol 18, pp31-64

    , 2012.
  • Proceedings of the 2012 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC), Editors: Gino J. Lim and Jeffrey Herrmann

    , 2012.
  • Wenhua Cao and Gino J. Lim, “Optimization Models for Cancer Treatment Planning,” Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science, Wiley Online Library, January

    , 2011.
  • Wenhua Cao and Gino J. Lim, “An Introduction to Optimization in Healthcare Delivery,” Handbook of Healthcare Delivery, edited by Yuehwern Yih, , edited by Yuehwern Yih, Chapter 15, Handbook of Healthcare Delivery Systems, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group

    , 2011.
  • Gino J. Lim, “Optimization Models and Computational Approaches for Three-Dimensional Conformal Radiation Treatment Planning,” Handbook of Optimization in Medicine, Springer-Verlag, edited by PM Pardalos and HE Romeijn, Editors, pp53-82

    , 2009.
  • Gino J. Lim, “Optimization based Framework for Radiation Therapy,” Chapter 477, Encyclopedia of Optimization, 2nd ed., edited by C.A. Floudas and Panos Pardalos

    , 2008.
  • Gino J. Lim and Eva K. Lee, “Optimization in Medicine and Biology,” Taylor and Francis, January

    , 2008.
  • Gino J. Lim, “An Introduction to Radiation Therapy Planning Optimization,” Optimization in Medicine and Biology, edited by Gino J. Lim and Eva K. Lee, pp197-221

    , 2008.

Dissertations Directed

  • << Post doc mentorship>>

    1. Selim Bora, Ph.D., Texas A&M at Qatar, March 2013 - February 2015.
    2. Mary McGuire, Ph.D., University of Texas, Houston, TX, Sep. 2011 – November, 2013
    3. Wenhua Cao, Ph.D., University of Houston, Houston, TX Jan 2012 – November 15, 2013

    << Ph.D. students supervised (14)>>

    1. Jaeyoung Cho, Dissertation title:"Maritime Vehicle Routing under Uncertainty: LNG Shipping and Offshore Pipeline Damage Assessment Problems", June 2016, Assistant Professor, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX.
    2. Khaled Eldressi, Dissertation title: "A New Approach to Measure Intangibles in the Economic Analysis of Advanced Technology Projects," May 2016. Co-advised with Hamid R. Parsaei at Texas A&M University.
    3. Maryam Zaghian, Dissertation title: "Radiation Therapy Optimization Considering Uncertainties and Biological Effects," December 2015. Sr. Healthcare Systems Engineer, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX.
    4. Likang Ma, Ph.D. Dissertation title:"Parallel Computational Algorithms for Combinatorial Optimization Problems" August 2014, Optym, Gainesville, FL
    5. L aleh Kardar, Ph.D. Dissertation title:"Radiation Therapy Optimization under Uncertainty for Lung Cancer: Interplay Effects and Tumor Shrinkage," May 2014, Pros Revenue Management, Houston, TX
    6. Mukesh Rungta, Ph.D. Dissertation title: “Reliable Route Planning for Emergency Evacuation,” May 2013, Air Liquide, Galsgow, Delaware.
    7. Ayse D. Sonmez, Ph.D. Dissertation title: “Facility Location and Relocation Problem: Models and Decomposition Algorithms,” May 2012, Assistant Professor, North American University, Houston, TX.
    8. Wenhua Cao, Ph.D. Dissertation title: “Optimizing Beam Angles for Radiation Therapy Treatment Planning,” December 2011, Assistant Professor, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX.
    9. MohammadReza Baharnemati, Ph.D. Dissertation title: A network optimization for emergency evacuation route planning,” December 2011, Optym, Gainesville, FL.
    10. Arezou Mobasher, Ph.D. Dissertation title: “Nurse Scheduling Optimization in a General Clinic and an Operating Suite,” August 2011, Optym, Gainesville, FL.
    11. Shabnam Zangeneh, Ph.D. Dissertation title: “An Optimization Approach for a Short Notice Evacuation,” December 2010, Lecturer, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
    12. Araby Abdel Rahman, Ph.D. Dissertation title: Start-up Time Reduction for Batch and Continuous Processes Using Optimization,” December 2008. Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Helwan University, Egypt.
    13. Jaewon Choi, Ph.D. Dissertation title: “Optimization Models and Iterative Solution Methods for Intensity Modulated Radiation Treatment Planning”, December, 2006. Currently employed by Bechtel, Co., Houston, Texas.
    14. Sumeet S. Desai, Ph.D. Dissertation title: “An Optimization Framework for Hazardous Materials Route Selection Problem”, December 2006. Currently employed by Laureate Education Inc., Baltimore, MD.

    << MS students supervised>>

    1. Shaunak Vaigare, MS thesis title: “Flash Flood Warning System and Decision Support Tool for Emergency Management,” December 2011
    2. Abhilasha A. Kelkar, MS thesis title: “A Comparison Study on Beam Angle Optimization Methods in Radiation Treatment Planning,” December, 2011
    3. Elham Torabi, MS thesis title: “A Genetic Algorithm Approach for an Operating Room Scheduling Problem with Multiple Objectives,” May 2011.
    4. Meng Liu, MS thesis title: “Hurricane Prediction and Damage Estimation using HAZUS-MH and Hurricane Ike Survey,” August 2010.
    5. Pooya Tabesh, MS thesis title: “Heart Failure Monitoring, Detection, and Prediction Using Data Mining Techniques,” December 2009. Assistant Professor, College of Business, University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX.
    6. Joshua Reese, MS thesis title: “Theoretical Aspects of Vector Quantization and Its Applications,” August 2007. Currently employed by Pros Revenue Management, Houston, Texas.