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Date Title
12/01/2023 - 1:00pm Asymmetric Stochastic Shortest-Path Interdiction Favoring the Evader
11/17/2023 - 1:00pm Cliques and clubs in temporal graphs
11/10/2023 - 1:00pm Compromise Decisions for Two-Stage Stochastic LPs
11/03/2023 - 1:00pm Assisting Practitioners in Handling Complex Reliability Engineering Problems
10/27/2023 - 1:00pm All-Purpose Screening Procedures for Ranking and Selection
10/13/2023 - 1:00pm Online Modeling and Monitoring for Dependent Dynamic Processes under Resource Constraints
10/06/2023 - 1:00pm Sustainability
09/29/2023 - 1:00pm Does Parking Matter? The Impact of Search Time for Parking on Last-Mile Delivery Optimization
09/22/2023 - 1:00pm Growing Opportunities in the Healthcare Sector
09/08/2023 - 1:00pm Applications of mathematical models in the context of lung cancer screening
04/28/2023 - 1:00pm A Completion of Euler’s Approach to the Isoperimetric Problem
04/21/2023 - 1:00pm Uber Meets Bus – An Agent-based Simulation Model for Ride-Hailing Public Transit
04/14/2023 - 1:00pm Integrated Chance Constraints Programming for Optimal Vaccination Strategies for COVID-19
03/31/2023 - 1:00pm Adversarial Telerobotic Camera View-Frames Placement and Shortest Path Problems with Distributional Ambiguity
03/24/2023 - 1:00pm Co-Evolution of Data Science and Modeling of Multistage Manufacturing Processes
03/10/2023 - 1:00pm The Fusion of Machine Learning and Optimization
03/03/2023 - 1:00pm Industrial Engineering in Healthcare
02/24/2023 - 1:00pm Networked Strategic Learning for Autonomous Systems
02/10/2023 - 1:00pm Distance-based data-driven robust Markov decision processes


Date Title
12/02/2022 - 3:00pm 2022 Dr. Ben Ostrofsky Lecture Series
11/18/2022 - 1:00pm New Algorithms for Optimal Transport Problems
11/04/2022 - 1:00pm Facility Location with Competition or Decision-dependent Uncertainty: Models, Algorithms and Extensions
10/28/2022 - 1:00pm Techno-Economics of Decarbonizing Electricity Systems
10/21/2022 - 1:00pm Solving Dynamic Resource Matching Manufacturing Problem using Model-free Reinforcement Learning
10/14/2022 - 1:00pm IE Principles – Example Applications and Business Impact
10/07/2022 - 1:50pm Toward Physical Internet Enabled Resilient, Sustainable and Hyperconnected Supply Chain, Logistics, and Freight Ecosystems
09/30/2022 - 1:00pm Managerial Regret in Revenue Management
09/23/2022 - 1:00pm Learning-enabled Sustainable and Resilient Energy Systems
09/16/2022 - 1:00pm Engineering-Informed Machine Learning for Additive Manufacturing Accuracy Control
09/13/2022 - 7:00pm Machine Learning Applications in Upstream
09/02/2022 - 1:00pm Good Decisions, Bad Outcomes
04/29/2022 - 1:00pm Chips and Beer: Using Machine Learning to Optimize Inventory
04/22/2022 - 1:00pm Sensing and Data Analytics for Smart Additive Manufacturing
04/15/2022 - 1:00pm Leveraging Machine Learning for Boosting Performance of Power Systems Optimization Problems
04/01/2022 - 1:00pm Risks in Power Systems
03/04/2022 - 1:00pm The Adoption Cycle of Administrative Software in Business Management
02/18/2022 - 1:00pm Scaling up Principled Aggregation by Melding Socio-theoretical Insights and Optimization
02/11/2022 - 1:00pm Reliability and Asset Management
02/04/2022 - 1:00pm A Dynamic-Programming Approach to Assessing the Resource-Adequacy Contribution of Energy Storage


Date Title
12/03/2021 - 1:00pm Adaptive Seamless Dose-Finding Trials
11/19/2021 - 1:00pm Drop & Swap Network Design*
11/12/2021 - 1:00pm Challenges in Providing Prompt and Definitive Care to Trauma Patients
11/05/2021 - 1:00pm Sample Efficient Estimation and Optimization of Expensive to Evaluate Black-Box Functions
10/29/2021 - 1:00pm Probability Maximization via Minkowski Functionals: Convex Representations and Tractable Resolution
10/22/2021 - 1:00pm Developing Operations Research Software for Operations Researchers
10/15/2021 - 1:00pm Toward the Digital Thread of Metal Additive Manufacturing: Melt Pool Modeling and Porosity Prediction
10/08/2021 - 1:00pm Analytical Models for Optimal Process Design in an Integrated Biorefinery
10/01/2021 - 1:00pm Distributionally Robust Optimization for Power System Operations and Resilience
09/24/2021 - 1:00pm Year 2020 – Facing growth opportunities during a global pandemic
09/17/2021 - 1:00pm Exactly solving linear programs: From an undergraduate idea to a fruitful research topic
09/10/2021 - 1:00pm Life with a Degree: Industrious to Industry
04/30/2021 - 1:00pm Improving Tuberculosis Treatment Adherence Support: The Case for Targeted Behavioral Interventions
04/23/2021 - 1:00pm Forecasting and Stochastic Programming Models to Address Uncertainty in the Trauma System Configuration Problem
04/16/2021 - 1:00pm Data Processes and Machine Learning for Health Research in VA
04/09/2021 - 1:00pm Robust and Chance Constrained Optimization in Power and Logistics Systems
04/02/2021 - 1:00pm The Power of a Documented Vision
02/26/2021 - 1:00pm Distributionally Robust Chance-Constrained Building Load Control under Uncertain Renewables
02/12/2021 - 1:00pm Data-Driven Modeling in Online Platforms
02/11/2021 - 12:00pm Designing an Eye Disease Management System for Diabetic Patients in Harris County
02/05/2021 - 1:00pm Continuous Cubic Optimization Formulations for Cluster Detection Problems in Networks


Date Title
11/01/2019 - 1:00pm Data Analytics and Decisions in Healthcare using Optimization Modeling
10/25/2019 - 1:00pm Harris Health Center for Innovation
10/18/2019 - 1:00pm Asset and Reliability Management: The importance of caring for equipment and assets
10/11/2019 - 1:00pm Leveraging Large Databases and Clinical Decision Science to Improve HPV-associated Cancer Prevention
10/04/2019 - 1:00pm Ceramic Binder Jetting Additive Manufacturing: Three Methods to Increase Density
09/27/2019 - 1:00pm Recommender Systems for Computation Services in Cyber-Human Collaborative Manufacturing Systems
09/20/2019 - 1:00pm Human Factors and Transportation: Designing for all road users
09/13/2019 - 1:00pm Set-Based Design for Early System Design Tradespace Exploration
09/06/2019 - 1:00pm Application of IE Principles in Industry
04/26/2019 - 1:00pm A Research Path for LNG Inventory Routing
04/19/2019 - 1:00pm Big-Data Driven Process Improvement for Metal Based Additive Manufacturing
04/12/2019 - 1:00pm Opportunities and Challenges in the Application of AI in Medicine
04/05/2019 - 1:00pm A State-Space Approach for Tracking Arousal from Skin Conductance Measurements
03/29/2019 - 1:00pm Continuous Approximation Models for Some Modern Logistical Problems
03/22/2019 - 1:00pm Human-centered Systems Design to Support Performance in Cognitively-Challenging Contexts
03/01/2019 - 1:00pm Joint Optimization of System Design and Maintenance Planning for Systems under Uncertain Environment
02/22/2019 - 1:00pm The Risk-Averse Static Stochastic Knapsack Problem
02/21/2019 - 1:00pm Two pairs of Boolean functions in biology
02/15/2019 - 1:00pm Network Science and Engineering: Mathematical Modeling and Optimization Aspects - Dr. Vladimir Boginski
02/08/2019 - 1:00pm Multiscale Modeling of Third Generation Advanced High Strength Steels - Dr. Farhang Pourboghrat
02/01/2019 - 1:00pm Evaluating Strategies to Enhance Community Pharmacy Patient Services - Dr. Bryan A. Norman
01/25/2019 - 1:00pm How to manage Operations?
01/18/2019 - 1:00pm Career Fair 101


Date Title
11/09/2018 - 1:00pm Learning for Complex Systems with Data Scarcity
11/02/2018 - 1:00pm Perspectives on Integer Programming in Sparse Optimization
10/26/2018 - 1:00pm An Approximation Approach for Response Adaptive Clinical Trial Design
10/19/2018 - 1:00pm Optimal fractionation in radiotherapy
10/12/2018 - 1:00pm Trade Study:The International Space Station Propulsion Module
10/05/2018 - 1:00pm Case Studies of Engineering Ethics
09/28/2018 - 1:00pm Applied Industrial and Systems Engineering at CINTAS
09/21/2018 - 1:00pm Real World EHR Big Data: Challenges and Opportunities
09/14/2018 - 1:00pm Online Assortment Optimization with Reusable Resources
09/07/2018 - 1:00pm Operational Research Methods and Challenges in The Offshore Drilling Services Industry
04/20/2018 - 1:00pm Research Trends in Behavioral Operations Management
04/13/2018 - 1:00pm A Mathematical Modeling Framework to Personalize Mammography Screening Decisions
04/06/2018 - 1:00pm Physical-Statistical Modeling and Regularization of High-dimensional Spatiotemporal Systems
03/30/2018 - 1:00pm Revenue Cycle Analytics at MD Anderson Cancer Center
03/23/2018 - 1:00pm Manufacturing and Human-Subject Testing of Personalized Point of Care Wearable Sensors for Human Health
03/02/2018 - 1:00pm Decentralized, Block Chain Based Access Control Framework for the Heterogeneous Internet of Things
02/23/2018 - 1:00pm Privacy-Preserving Energy Transactions (PETra): Providing Privacy, Safety, and Security in IoT-based Transactive Microgrids Using Blockchains
02/16/2018 - 1:00pm Robust Quadratic Programming with Mixed-Integer Uncertainty
02/09/2018 - 1:00pm Spatial-temporal Transfer Learning: From Brain Diseases to Networks
02/02/2018 - 1:00pm Case Studies of Engineering Ethics
01/26/2018 - 1:00pm How to Make Most out of the Upcoming Engineering Career Fair?


Date Title
11/10/2017 - 1:00pm Applications of NeuroErgonomics to Health and Safety Research
11/03/2017 - 1:00pm An Unexpected Path of An Industrial Engineer
10/27/2017 - 1:00pm Case Studies in Engineering Ethics
10/20/2017 - 1:00pm Locating Alternative-fuel Refueling Stations on a Multi-class Vehicle Transportation Network
10/13/2017 - 1:00pm Applied Industrial and Systems Engineering at CINTAS Corporation
10/06/2017 - 1:00pm Energy Economics: a Primer for Engineering Students
09/29/2017 - 1:00pm Multi-state Belief Probabilities-Based Prioritization Framework for Customer Satisfaction Attributes in Product Development
09/22/2017 - 1:00pm One Tip for All Presentations
09/15/2017 - 1:00pm Enhancing Trust in Cloud-based Supply Chains
09/08/2017 - 1:00pm Decentralized Generation Scheduling in Energy Networks
09/01/2017 - 1:00pm [CANCELED] How to Make Most out of the Upcoming Engineering Career Fair?
04/28/2017 - 1:00pm Applied Optimization in Improving Energy Efficiency in Process Industries
04/21/2017 - 1:00pm Nurse Staffing and Scheduling: Absenteeism, Uncertainty and Infeasibility
04/14/2017 - 1:00pm Case Studies in Engineering Ethics
04/07/2017 - 1:00pm Re-emerging Directions for Industrial Engineering & Manufacturing Research - the profession in 2030?
03/31/2017 - 1:00pm Qualities of Leadership
03/24/2017 - 1:00pm Dynamic Learning in Strategic Pricing Games
03/10/2017 - 1:00pm Excel Tips and Tricks
03/03/2017 - 1:00pm Healthcare Systems Engineering at MD Anderson Cancer Center
02/24/2017 - 1:00pm One Tip for All Presentations
02/17/2017 - 1:00pm A Non-Cooperative Game for Maintenance Contracting with Vendor Owned Spares Inventory
02/10/2017 - 1:00pm Game-Theoretic and Reliability Methods in Counter-Terrorism and Security
01/27/2017 - 1:00pm JB Hunt Engineering Overview


Date Title
11/18/2016 - 10:00am Regulating Local Monopolies in Electricity Transmission: An Application of Shape Constrained Regression
11/11/2016 - 10:00am Financial Stress Testing: A Data Analytics Approach on Model Risk and Capital Planning
11/04/2016 - 10:00am Project Procurement Challenges and Execution in the EPC World
10/28/2016 - 10:00am Multiechelon Lot Sizing with Intermediate Demands and Production Capacity
10/21/2016 - 10:00am Drones in Logistics: Optimal Routing and Scheduling of Flying Robots for Small Parcel Delivery
10/14/2016 - 10:00am Drone Technology for Monitoring
10/07/2016 - 10:00am Game-theoretic models for leasing and maintenance outsourcing contracts
09/30/2016 - 10:00am Case Studies in Engineering Ethics
09/23/2016 - 10:00am Measuring Variability on Electrical Power Demands in Manufacturing Operations
09/16/2016 - 10:00am One tip for all presentations.
09/09/2016 - 10:00am How to Make Most out of Upcoming Engineering Career Fair?
09/02/2016 - 10:00am The Role of Industrial Engineers in Solving Global Societal Problems
04/15/2016 - 1:00pm Probabilistic Resilience Quantification and Visualization Building Performance to Hurricane Wind Speeds
04/01/2016 - 1:00pm Opportunities to Engineer the Future of Health Care
03/25/2016 - 1:00pm Flow and Routing Control Optimization for Communication Networks by Using Game Theory
03/11/2016 - 1:00pm Condition-based Maintenance under Performance-based Contracting
03/04/2016 - 1:00pm Predicting Biodegradation in Tissue-engineered Scaffold Fabrication
02/26/2016 - 1:00pm Incentives for Efficient Black-box Resource Allocation
02/19/2016 - 1:00pm TBA
02/12/2016 - 1:00pm Biological Responses of Therapeutic Ionizing Radiation and Charged Particles
02/05/2016 - 1:00pm Decision Analysis at Chevron