Grants

Federally Funded Grants:

 

  • Multi-objective Robust Stochastic Planning and Scheduling of Healthcare Service Providers, National Science Foundation, September, 2009 – August 2012   (joint with Sanjay Mehrotra, Heron Rodriguez and Debra DaRosa).
  • COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH:   Optimizing the supply chain for cost and carbon footprint, National Science Foundation August, 2009 – July 2012.
  • Yield Management Opportunities at Carry Transit, Carry Transit, January, 2007 – December, 2007 (joint with K. Smilowitz and T. Homem-de-Mello).
  • Risk Management in Supply Chain Design and Operations, National Science Foundation, March, 2005 – February 2008 (joint work with S. Chopra ).
  • Integrated Location-Inventory Models Under Uncertainty, Office of Naval Research, January 2005 – June, 2006 (joint work with C. Coullard).
  • COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH:  Integrated supply chain design for customer service, robustness and information systems, National Science Foundation,August, 2002 – July, 2004
  • SGER:  Solution Evaluation Methods of Multi-objective Combinatorial Optimization Algorithms, National Science Foundation, August, 2001-July 2002(joint work with C. Coullard).
  • Stochastic Multi-Objective Location, Inventory and Routing Models for Perishable Commodities, National Science Foundation, September, 1998 – August, 2002 (joint work with A. Hurter and C. Coullard).
  • Models of Production and Distribution for Perishable Commodities, National Science Foundation, September 1996-August 1999 (joint work with A. Hurter and C. Coullard).
  • Modeling And Solving Large-Scale Production, Location And Distribution Problems For Time-Sensitive Products, National Science Foundation, September 1995 – August, 1998 (joint work with A. Hurter and C. Coullard)
  • Models of Production and Distribution for Perishable Commodities, National Science Foundation, October 1993-September 1996 (joint work with A. Hurter and M. Van Buer).
  • National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator AwardJuly 1984-January 1990,.  (Industrial matching funds from General Motors Corporation; National Science Foundation Funds).
  • Analysis of Errors and Their Propagation Among Interrelated Transportation Models, Urban Mass Transportation Administration,  October 1984-November 1985, co-principal investigator, with F. Koppelman.
  • Development of a Search Model for Alternate Transit Fare Policies, Urban Mass Transportation Administration, September, 1982-May 1984, co-principal investigator with J. Schofer.
  • Location Techniques for Finite Capacity Service Centers Subject to Random Breakdowns, National Science Foundation, May 1980- October, 1982.
  • Development of a Model of Lightering Operations, Maritime Administration,September 1980-May 1982.

 

Other Externally Funded Grants:

  • Optimal Investment Allocation of Automakers and Electricity Generators in a Carbon Constrained World, Ford Motor Company, January 2011 – June 2012 (joint with S. Skerlos).
  • Matching funds for COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH:  Integrated supply chain design for customer service, robustness and information systems, General Motors, January, 2003 – August, 2004.
  • Vehicle Routing, USA Floral Products, Inc., June, 1999-December, 1999.
  • Summer Internship at Heartland Blood CentersJune, 1996 – September 1996.
  • Rationalizing And Standardizing Steel Coil Purchases: A Systemic Approach, General Motors, September 1994-December 1995.
  • Bloodbank Scheduling for Heartland Blood Centers, Heartland Blood Centers, co-principal investigator with P. Jones, July 1992-September 1992.
  • Models and Algorithms for Dynamic Vehicle Routing and Positioning, United Parcel Service Foundation, January 1993-January 1994.
  • Optimization of Materials Sourcing, Thermo-King Corporation, Phase I :January 1990-January 1991, co-investigator with P. Jones; Phase II : September 1992-March 1994, co-investigator with P. Jones.
  • United Parcel Service Grant, co-principal investigator with J. Schofer, R. Braeutigam and P. Jovanis, January 1983-December 1986.
  • Analysis of Emergency Medical Service Location Alternatives in Austin, Texas, City of Austin, September 1978-August 1980, co-principal investigator with D. Eaton(1979-1980).

Internally Funded Research

 

  • Applied Location Modeling, Northwestern University Transportation Center, June-August 1981.
  • Analysis of the Effects of Inventory Handling on Port Operations, Northwestern University Transportation Center, June-August 1981.
  • Modeling Supertanker Lightering, Northwestern University Transportation Center,August 1980.
  • Development of Analytic and Simulation Capabilities for Deepwater Ports, University of Texas Bureau of Engineering Research, September 1978-August 1979.