Doctoral Defenses

“A Data-Driven Framework for Decision Making Under Uncertainty: Integrating Markov Decision Processes, Hidden Markov Models and Predictive Modeling”

Farzad Kamalzadeh
Ph.D. in Operations Research Dissertation Defense
Advisor: Dr. Michael Hahsler, Assistant professor
January 29, 2020

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“Process Reengineering and Optimization in Healthcare for Treating the Uninsured”
Farnaz Nourbakhsh
Ph.D. in Operations Research Dissertation Defense
Advisor: Dr. Sila Cetinkaya, Professor and Chair EMIS
November 21, 2019

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“Generalized Relay Network Design and Collaborative Dispatching in Truckload Transportation”
Amin Ziaeifar
Ph.D. in Operations Research Dissertation Defense
Advisor: Dr. Halit Uster, Professor
August 23, 2019

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“Cost-and-Time-Effective Regional Evacuation Network Design and Operation under Travel Congestion and Uncertainty”
Nadere Mansouri
Ph.D. in Operations Research Dissertation Defense
Advisor: Dr. Halit Uster, Professor
August 19, 2019

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“Extreme-point Tabu Search Heuristics for Fixed-charge Generalized Network Problems”
Angelika Leskovskaya
Ph.D. in Operations Research Dissertation Defense
Advisor: Dr. Richard Barr, Associate Professor
July 29, 2019

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“Network Design for In-Motion Wireless Charging of Electric Vehicles: Models and Algorithms”
Mamdouh Mubarak
Ph.D. in Operations Research Dissertation Defense
Advisor: Dr. Halit Uster, Professor
August 27, 2018

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“Modeling Kidney Transplantation Decisions: Regulatory Oversight, Information Sharing and Post-transplant Drug Choice”
Zahra Gharibi
Ph.D. In Operations Research Dissertation Defense
Advisor: Dr. Michael Hahsler, Assistant Professor
May 3, 2018

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“Designing Smart-Grid Telecommunications Systems via Interval Flow Network Optimization”
Anthony Klinkert
Doctorate of Engineering in Engineering Management Praxis Defense
Advisor: Dr. Richard Barr, Associate Professor
April 20, 2018

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“Maximizing Financial Benefit of Lean Six Sigma Projects through Optimized Selection Criteria”
Colin Wasiloff
Doctorate of Engineering in Engineering Management Praxis Defense
Advisor: Dr. Eli Olinick, Associate Professor
January 18, 2018

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“Private, Public, or Hybrid: An AHP Model for Infrastructure-as-a-Service IaaS Cloud Strategy Selection for Enterprises and Software Development Organizations”
Erik Loen
Doctorate of Engineering in Engineering Management Praxis Defense
Advisor: Dr. Eli Olinick, Associate Professor
May 1, 2017

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“A Methodology of Assessing Affordability maturity of U.S. Defense Systems”
Long S. Dong
Ph.D. in Systems Engineering Dissertation Defense
Advisor: Dr. Jerrell Stracener, Professor of Practice
April 3, 2017

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“Development of Leading Indicator Methodology of University Research Project Performance”
Rodman P. Abbott
Ph.D. in Applied Science Dissertation Defense
Advisor: Dr. Jerrell Stracener, Professor of Practice
November 17, 2016

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“A Methodology to Design a Program Organization”
Adel K. Alblawi
Ph.D. in Systems Engineering Dissertation Defense
Advisor: Dr. Jerrell Stracener, Professor of Practice
April 11, 2016

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“Tale of Two States: Using Least-Squares k-Variable Adjudication Methodology (KVAM) to Interpret Economic Growth in Texas and California”
Ted Munger
Doctorate of Engineering in Engineering Management Praxis Defense
Advisor: Dr. Richard Barr, Associate Professor
March 28, 2016

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“Inventory Routing Problems”
Yuanyuan Dong
Ph.D. in Operations Research Dissertation Defense
Advisor: Dr. Eli Olinick, Associate Professor
November 9, 2015

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“Application of Optimization Methods to Bachelor’s Degree Planning”
Tayo Olabumuyi
Doctorate of Engineering in Engineering Management Praxis Defense
Advisor: Dr. Eli Olinick, Associate Professor
October 16, 2015

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“Inventory Cost Reduction with Improved Demand Estimation Using the tBISA Distribution”
Razan Kattoa
Doctorate of Engineering in Engineering Management Praxis Defense
Advisor: Dr. Eli Olinick, Associate Professor
April 28, 2015

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“A Methodology for Selecting the Preferred System of Systems during Mission Planning and Acquisition”
Behrokh Mokhtarpour
Ph.D. in Systems Engineering Dissertation Defense
Advisor: Dr. Jerrell Stracener, Professor of Practice
April 27, 2015

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