# RUTCOR Faculty and Membership

James Abello, Research Professor, DIMACS; Ph.D., University of
California at San Diego.

Optimization methods for massive data analysis, synthesis and visualization; synthetic computational geometry, combinatorics and complexity

Optimization methods for massive data analysis, synthesis and visualization; synthetic computational geometry, combinatorics and complexity

Susan L. Albin, Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering,
SE; D.E.Sc., Columbia.

Queuing; simulation; quality control and reliability

Queuing; simulation; quality control and reliability

Farid Alizadeh,
Associate
Professor
of
Management
Science
and
Information
Systems,
RBS;
Ph.D.,
Minnesota

Combinatorial optimization; convex programming; computational biology

Combinatorial optimization; convex programming; computational biology

Benjamin Avi-Itzhak, Professor of Management and Operations Research, RBS/RUTCOR; D.Sc., Israel Institute of Technology.

Stochastic models in operations research

Adi Ben-Israel,
Professor of Operations Research, RBS/RUTCOR; Ph.D., Northwestern.

Matrix theory; convexity and optimization; mathematical programming; mathematical economics

Matrix theory; convexity and optimization; mathematical programming; mathematical economics

Melike
Baykal-Gursoy, Professor of Systems Engineering, ISE; Ph.D., Univ.
of Pennsylvania.

Stochastic Modeling, Optimization and Control: Markov Decision Processes; Stochastic Games, Queueing Theory, and their applications to Telecommunication, Supply Chain, and Transportation Systems.

Stochastic Modeling, Optimization and Control: Markov Decision Processes; Stochastic Games, Queueing Theory, and their applications to Telecommunication, Supply Chain, and Transportation Systems.

Douglas H. Blair, Professor of Economics, SAS-NB; Ph.D., Yale.

Microeconomic theory; social choice theory

Microeconomic theory; social choice theory

Endre Boros,
Professor of Operations Research, RUTCOR/RBS; Ph.D., Budapest.

Discrete and combinatorial optimization; integer programming

Discrete and combinatorial optimization; integer programming

Michael Lee Bushnell, Professor of Electrical and Computer
Engineering, SE; Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon.

VLSI design; testing of logic circuits; computer-aided design

VLSI design; testing of logic circuits; computer-aided design

Jonathan Eckstein,
Professor
of
Management
Science
and
Information
Systems,
RBS/RUTCOR;
Ph.D.,
Massachusetts
Institute
of
Technology.

Mathematical programming; parallel computing; convex analysis; proximal methods; applied combinatorial optimization; information systems

Mathematical programming; parallel computing; convex analysis; proximal methods; applied combinatorial optimization; information systems

Michael R. Greenberg, Professor of Urban Planning and Public
Health, EJBSPPP; Ph.D., Columbia.

Environmental planning; public health

Environmental planning; public health

Michael D. Grigoriadis, Professor of Computer Science, SAS-NB;
Ph.D., Wisconsin.

Algorithms for network optimization

Algorithms for network optimization

Vladimir Gurvich,
RUTCOR;
Ph.D.,
Moscow
Institute
of
Physics
and
Technology.

Game theory; graph theory; complexity

Game theory; graph theory; complexity

Alan Hoffman, Visiting Professor of RUTCOR; Ph.D.,
Columbia.

Combinatorics and optimization; linear algebra

Combinatorics and optimization; linear algebra

Marianthi
Ierapetritou,
Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering; Ph.D., Imperial
College.

Process Systems Engineering; Process Design, Planning and Scheduling; Uncertainty and Environmental Considerations; Nonlinear and Mixed Integer Optimization; Metabolic Engineering; Pharmaceutical Process Optimization

Process Systems Engineering; Process Design, Planning and Scheduling; Uncertainty and Environmental Considerations; Nonlinear and Mixed Integer Optimization; Metabolic Engineering; Pharmaceutical Process Optimization

Myong K. (MK)
Jeong,
Associate
Professor
of
Operations
Research
and
Industrial
Engineering,
RUTCOR/
ISE;
Ph.D.,
Georgia
Institute
of
Technology

Data mining, pattern recognition, optimization techniques for machine learning, process monitoring

Data mining, pattern recognition, optimization techniques for machine learning, process monitoring

Douglas H. Jones, Associate Professor of Management, RBS; Ph.D.,
Florida State.

Psychometrics; integer programming applications to test construction; optimal experimental design; Bayesian methods; optimal financial portfolios

Psychometrics; integer programming applications to test construction; optimal experimental design; Bayesian methods; optimal financial portfolios

Jeffry N. Kahn, Professor of Mathematics, SAS-NB; Ph.D., Ohio
State.

Matroids; extremal problems in set theory and graph theory; finite geometries

Matroids; extremal problems in set theory and graph theory; finite geometries

Bahman Kalantari,
Professor
of
Computer
Science,
SAS-NB;
Ph.D.,
University
of
Minnesota.

Mathematical Programming and Matrix Scaling, Discrete and Combinatorial Optimization, Computational Geometry, Polynomial Root-Finding, and Polynomiography

Mathematical Programming and Matrix Scaling, Discrete and Combinatorial Optimization, Computational Geometry, Polynomial Root-Finding, and Polynomiography

Paul Kantor,
Professor
of
Library
and
Information
Science
SC&I;
Graduate
Faculty
of
Computer
Science,
Ph.D.,
Princeton.

Information, sensor and decision systems; information economics; information systems evaluation; text classification

Information, sensor and decision systems; information economics; information systems evaluation; text classification

Michael N. Katehakis,
Professor
of
Management
Science, RBS;
Ph.D., Columbia.

Dynamic programming reliability; queuing; sequential statistics; operations management

Dynamic programming reliability; queuing; sequential statistics; operations management

Kenneth Kendall,
Professor II of Management, RSBC; Ph. D., SUNY (Buffalo).

Methods for systems analysis and design; adoption of emerging information technologies, design of strategic information systems ( http://www.aitp-edsig.org/educator/eoy2010.htm )

Methods for systems analysis and design; adoption of emerging information technologies, design of strategic information systems ( http://www.aitp-edsig.org/educator/eoy2010.htm )

Alexander Kogan,
Professor of Accounting and Information Systems, RBS/RUTCOR; Ph.D.,
USSR Academy of Sciences.

Expert systems; logical analysis of data; Boolean functions; combinatorial optimization; information systems

Expert systems; logical analysis of data; Boolean functions; combinatorial optimization; information systems

Cheng-few Lee, Professor of Finance, RBS; Ph.D., SUNY (Buffalo).

Applying econometrics and economic theory in finance and accounting research

Applying econometrics and economic theory in finance and accounting research

Lei Lei, Associate Professor of Management Science, RBS; Ph.D.,
Wisconsin (Madison).

Vehicle scheduling and cyclic scheduling; convex resource allocation and production planning algorithms; supply chain management

Vehicle scheduling and cyclic scheduling; convex resource allocation and production planning algorithms; supply chain management

Richard McLean, Associate Professor of Economics, SAS-NB; Ph.D.,
SUNY (Stony Brook).

Game theory and its applications

Game theory and its applications

Benjamin Melamed,
Professor of Management Science and Information Systems, RBS/RUTCOR;
Ph.D., Michigan.

Stochastic processes; modeling and simulation; telecommunications modeling; programming languages

Stochastic processes; modeling and simulation; telecommunications modeling; programming languages

Joseph I. Naus, Chairperson and Professor of Statistics, SAS-NB;
Ph.D., Harvard.

Applied probability; data quality control; clustering

Applied probability; data quality control; clustering

Rosa Oppenheim, Professor of Operations Research, RBS; Ph.D.,
Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn.

Mathematical programming; graph theory; forecasting

Mathematical programming; graph theory; forecasting

Lee Papayanopoulos,
Professor of Engineering, RBS - MSCIS; Ph.D. Columbia.

Industrial Engineering, Operations Researach

Industrial Engineering, Operations Researach

William M.
Pottenger,
Associate Research Professor, Computer Science and DIMACS; Ph.D., Univ.
of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Data mining, statistical relational learning, parallel processing and information extraction

Data mining, statistical relational learning, parallel processing and information extraction

Andras Prekopa,
Professor
of
Operations
Research
and
Statistics,
SAS-NB;
Ph.D.,
Budapest.

Stochastic processes; stochastic optimization; linear and nonlinear programming; inventory control; applications to engineering design; economics; finance

Stochastic processes; stochastic optimization; linear and nonlinear programming; inventory control; applications to engineering design; economics; finance

Fred
S.
Roberts, Professor of Mathematics, SAS-NB, and Director of the
Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science
(DIMACS); Ph.D., Stanford.

Discrete mathematical models; graph theory; decision making; measurement theory

Discrete mathematical models; graph theory; decision making; measurement theory

Andrzej Ruszczynski,
Professor of Management Science and Information Systems, RBS/RUTCOR;
Ph.D., Warsaw.

Stochastic programming, financial modeling, and risk management

Stochastic programming, financial modeling, and risk management

Michael E. Saks, Professor of Mathematics, SAS-NB; Ph.D.,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Combinatorial optimization and algorithms; extremal set theory; partially ordered sets

Combinatorial optimization and algorithms; extremal set theory; partially ordered sets

Glenn Shafer, Board of Governors Professor of Accounting and
Information Systems, RBS; Ph.D., Princeton.

Expert systems; causal conjecture; game-theoretic probability; statistics; finance

Expert systems; causal conjecture; game-theoretic probability; statistics; finance

Eduardo D. Sontag, Professor of Mathematics, SAS-NB; Ph.D.,
Florida.

System and control theory

System and control theory

Dan Stratila, Assistant Professor of Operations Research,
RUTCOR/RBS; Ph.D., MIT.

Discrete optimization, large-scale computations, logistics, supply chain management

Discrete optimization, large-scale computations, logistics, supply chain management

William E. Strawderman, Professor of Statistics, SAS-NB; Ph.D.,
Rutgers.

Decision theory; inference; multivariate statistics

Decision theory; inference; multivariate statistics

Hector J. Sussmann, Professor of Mathematics, SAS-NB; Ph.D., New
York.

System and control theory

System and control theory

Hiroki Tsurumi, Professor of Economics, SAS-NB; Ph.D.,
Pennsylvania.

Bayesian econometrics and statistical inference

Bayesian econometrics and statistical inference

Robert Vichnevetsky, Professor of Computer Science, SAS-NB;
Ph.D., Brussels.

Numerical analysis; modeling and simulation of systems

Numerical analysis; modeling and simulation of systems

Honggang
Wang, Assistant Professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering;
Ph.D., Purdue University.

System uncertainty modeling and analysis, stochastic optimization, operations research, and their applications in energy production, supply chains, and manufacturing systems.

System uncertainty modeling and analysis, stochastic optimization, operations research, and their applications in energy production, supply chains, and manufacturing systems.

Charles A. Weibel, Professor of Mathematics, SAS-NB; Ph.D.,
Harvard.

Algebraic K-theory; homological algebra; algebraic topology; category theory

Algebraic K-theory; homological algebra; algebraic topology; category theory

Yao Zhao, Associate
Professor, RBS-SCMMS; Ph.D., Northwestern.

Supply Chain Management, Inventory Control, Interface supply chain and project management

Supply Chain Management, Inventory Control, Interface supply chain and project management