Industrial Engineering


Gino J. Lim, Ph.D.
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


Ph.D., University of Wisconsin — Madison

Professional Experience: 

Fellow, Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering (IISE)
Board member, INFORMS Board of Directors
Vice President, INFORMS Chapters/Fora
Vice Chair, INFORMS Subdivisions Council
Program Chair, INFORMS Annual Meeting 2017, Houston, TX
Director, Systems Optimization & Computing Laboratory (SOCL)
Program Chair, ISERC Annual Conference & Expo 2012, Orlando, FL
Associate Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Houston
Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Houston
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Computer Sciences Department, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Professional and Scientific Affiliations: 

The Institute of Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
The Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
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

Drone placement and routing

Risk analysis for ports and waterways

Awards & Honors: 

Best Paper Award, Energy Systems Division, ISERC, IISE, Pittsburgh, PA 2017
Fellow, Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering (IISE), 2017
Volunteer Service Award at the Meritorious level, INFORMS, Nashville, TN, 2016
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: 

Vice President, (INFORMS Board of Directors), Chapters/Fora of INFORMS, Jan 2018 -

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 - 2014

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, Chapters/Fora of INFORMS, 2014 - 2015

Member, Council of Industrial Engineering Academic Department Heads (CIEADH), 2011 - present

Selected Publications

  • S. Kim, G. J. Lim, and J. Cho, “Drone Flight Scheduling Under Uncertainty on Battery Duration and Air Temperature,” Computers and Industrial Engineering, vol 117, pp 291-302, March:

    , 2018.
  • G.J. Lim, J. Cho, S. Bora, T. Biobaku, and H. Parsaei, “Models and Computational Algorithms for Maritime Risk Analysis: A review,” in press, Annals of Operations Research, DOI :10.1007/s10479-018-2768-4. January

    , 2018.
  • W. Cao, A. Khabazian, P. Yepes, G. Lim, F. Poenisch, D. Grosshans, and R. Mohan, “Linear energy transfer incorporated intensity modulated proton therapy optimization," Physics in Medicine and Biology, vol. 63, no. 1, Featured Article, Article #: 015013(10pp), January

    , 2018.
  • S. Abbasi, M. Barati, and G.J. Lim, “A Parallel Sectionalized Restoration Scheme for Resilient Smart Grid Systems,” in press, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, November

    , 2017.
  • G.J. Lim, S. Kim, J. Cho, Y. Gong, and A. Khodaei, “Multi-UAV Pre-positioning and Routing for Power Network Damage Assessment,” in press, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid

    , 2017.
  • S. Kim, G. J. Lim, J. Cho, and M. Cote, “Drone-aided Healthcare Services for Patients with Chronic Diseases in Rural Areas,” Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems, 88(1), 163-180, September

    , 2017.
  • S. Abbasi, M. Barati, and G. J. Lim, “A Multi-objective MPEC Model for Disaster Management of Power System Restoration,” in Proceedings of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, May 20-23, 2017. (Best Paper Award, Energy Systems Division)

    , 2017.
  • M. Zaghian, W. Cao, W. Liu, L. Kardar, K. S. Randeniya, R. Mohan, G. Lim, “Comparison of linear and nonlinear programming approaches for "worst case dose" and "minmax" robust optimization of intensity-modulated proton therapy dose distributions," Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, 18 (2), pp15-25

    , 2017.
  • L. Liao, G. J. Lim, Y. Li, J. Yu, N. Sahoo, H. Li, M. Gillin, X. Zhu, A. Mahajan, S. J. Frank, D.R. Grosshans, Q. Nguyen, D. Gomez, and X. Zhang, “Robust optimization for intensity modulated proton therapy treatment plans with multi-isocenter large fields,” International Journal of Particle Therapy, vol 3, no. 2, pp305-311, 2016. DOI: 0.14338/IJPT-16-00012.1

    , 2016.
  • G.J. Lim, S. Zangeneh, and S. Kim, “A clustering approach for defining hurricane evacuation zones,” Journal of Urban Planning and Development, vol. 142, No. 4, 04016008-1, December, 2016. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)UP.1943-5444.0000323

    , 2016.
  • G.J. Lim, A. Mobasher, J.F. Bard, A. Najjarbashi, “Nurse Scheduling with Lunch Break Assignments in Operating Suites,” Operations Research for Health Care, vol. 10, pp 35-48, DOI:10.1016/j.orhc.2016.07.001, September

    , 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.
  • 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.
  • A. Khayatian, M. Barati, and G.J. Lim, “Market-based and resilient coordinated microgrid planning under uncertainty,” in Proceedings of IEEE/PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition (T&D), Dallas, TX, pp1-5, May 2-5,

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

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

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

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

    , 2011.
  • Gino Lim and Arezou Mobasher, “Robust Nurse Scheduling Problem,” Proceedings of the IIE Annual Conference, ID: 724, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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, 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.
  • 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, 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, 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, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Proceedings of the 2012 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC), Editors: Gino J. Lim and Jeffrey Herrmann

    , 2012.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.

Dissertations Directed

  • MS students graduated

    • Sanaz Karamimoghaddam, MS thesis title: “Evaluation of Relative Biological Effectiveness for Proton Therapy,” August 2016.
    • Shaunak Vaigare, MS thesis title: “Flash Flood Warning System and Decision Support Tool for Emergency Management,” December 2011. National Hurricane Center.
    • Abhilasha A. Kelkar, MS thesis title: “A Comparison Study on Beam Angle Optimization Methods in Radiation Treatment Planning,” December, 2011
    • Elham Torabi, MS thesis title: “A Genetic Algorithm Approach for an Operating Room Scheduling Problem with Multiple Objectives,” May 2011.
    • Meng Liu, MS thesis title: “Hurricane Prediction and Damage Estimation using HAZUS-MH and Hurricane Ike Survey,” August 2010.
    • 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.
    • Joshua Reese, MS thesis title: “Theoretical Aspects of Vector Quantization and Its Applications,” August 2007. Currently employed by Pros Revenue Management, Houston, Texas.
  • Ph.D. students graduated (18)

    • Aida Khayatian, Ph.D. (May 2018), "Integrated Microgrid Expansion Planning and Policy Making under Uncertainty in Power Electricity Market, Operation Research Scientist, Opex Analytics, Evanston, IL
    • Guven Kaya, Ph.D., (August 2017), “Large Scale Optimization Models and Algorithms in Healthcare Delivery,” Senior Software Engineer, GE Aviation Digital, Austin, TX.
    • Li Liao, Ph.D., Dissertation title:“Novel Approaches for High Performance Computing in Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy” December 2016, Senior research scientist, Global One Oncology, Inc., Houston, TX.
    • Taofeek Biobaku, Ph.D., Dissertation title:"Risk-based Optimization Models for Maritime Safety and Security,", July 2016. Praxair, MD.
    • Jaeyoung Cho, Ph.D., Dissertation title:"Maritime Vehicle Routing under Uncertainty: LNG Shipping and Offshore Pipeline Damage Assessment Problems", June 2016, Assistant Professor, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX.
    • Khaled Eldressi, Ph.D., 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.
    • Maryam Zaghian, Ph.D., Dissertation title: "Radiation Therapy Optimization Considering Uncertainties and Biological Effects," December 2015. Sr. Healthcare Systems Engineer, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX.
    • Likang Ma, Ph.D. Dissertation title:"Parallel Computational Algorithms for Combinatorial Optimization Problems" August 2014, Optym, Gainesville, FL
    • Laleh 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
    • Mukesh Rungta, Ph.D. Dissertation title: “Reliable Route Planning for Emergency Evacuation,” May 2013, Air Liquide, Galsgow, Delaware.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • MohammadReza Baharnemati, Ph.D. Dissertation title: A network optimization for emergency evacuation route planning,” December 2011, Optym, Gainesville, FL.
    • Arezou Mobasher, Ph.D. Dissertation title: “Nurse Scheduling Optimization in a General Clinic and an Operating Suite,” August 2011, American Airlines, Dallas, TX.
    • Shabnam Zangeneh, Ph.D. Dissertation title: “An Optimization Approach for a Short Notice Evacuation,” December 2010, Boeing, Seattle, Washington.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Sumeet S. Desai, Ph.D. Dissertation title: “An Optimization Framework for Hazardous Materials Route Selection Problem”, December 2006. Currently employed by Praxair, MD.
  • Post doc mentorship

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