Research

Research Interests:

  • Methodologies in Optimization: Integer programming, combinatorial optimization, stochastic programming, robust optimization, multilevel programming, large-scale optimization
  • Applied Operations Research: energy systems, water systems, renewable energy integration, interdependent infrastructures, healthcare processes
  • Data Analytics: data mining, machine learning, high-dimensional data with uncertainties

Publications and corresponding links to those papers can be found here

Research Projects

  • Collaborative Research: Automated Knowledge Discovery in Reliability and Healthcare from Complex Data with Covariates, NSF CMMI, PI, 8/1/2016-7/31/2019. [LINK]
  • Sustainable Bioeconomy for Arid Regions (SBAR), USDA NIFA, Co-Investigator (PI: K. Ogden), 9/1/2017-8/31/2022. [LINK] [News]
  • TRIPODS: UA-TRIPODS - Building Theoretical Foundations for Data Sciences, NSF TRIPODS, Leader of RWG5 (PI: H. Zhang), 9/1/2017-8/31/2020. [LINK] [UA-TRIPODS]
  • Data Analytics for Real-Time Traffic Management, funded by Metropia, Inc., PI, 1/1/2017-12/31/2017.
  • Sustainable Manufacturing under Green Quality Assurance with Onsite Renewable Integration, UA Faculty Seed Grants, PI, 8/1/2016-6/30/2017.
  • Integration of Renewable Energy Resources with the Sustainable Water System in Hong Kong: Models and Algorithms, Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, Co-Investigator, 01/2016-8/2018. [LINK]
  • Assessment of Marginal Costs, Water Usage and Emission Reductions for TEP’s Portfolio Diversification Strategy, Tucson Electric Power through UA Renewable Energy Network, PI, 7/1/2015-12/31/2016.
  • Optimization of Storage System and Demand Response for Renewable Energy Integration, UA REN Faculty Exploratory Grants - state Technology and Research Initiative Fund (TRIF), PI, 7/1/2015-6/30/2016. 
  • Instituto Tecnológico de Hermosillo (ITH)-Engineering Research Program Summer 2014: Mathematical Modeling and Industrial Applications, ITH through Office of Global Initiatives of UA, Program Director/PI, 7/2014.

Academic Activities

  • Associate EditorOptimization Letters, 2011-present.
  • Associate EditorEnergy Systems, 2011-present.
  • Member of Program Committee, The 11th Annual International Conference on Combinatorial Optimization and Applications (COCOA'17), Shanghai, China, December 16-18, 2017.
  • Member of Program Committee, The 10th Annual International Conference on Combinatorial Optimization and Applications (COCOA'16), Hong Kong, China, December 16-18, 2016.
  • Member of Program Committee, The 9th Annual International Conference on Combinatorial Optimization and Applications (COCOA’15), Houston, Texas, December 18-20, 2015. 
  • Member of International Scientific Committee, Second International Conference on “Energy, Sustainability and Climate Change", ESCC 2015, Crete, Greece, June 21-27, 2015.
  • Member of ProgramCommittee, The 8th Annual International Conference on Combinatorial Optimization and Applications (COCOA’14), Maui, Hawaii, December 19-21, 2014.
  • Member of Steering Committee, International Conference on Systems & Optimization Aspects of Smart Grid Challenges 2013 (SGC2013), Tucson, Arizona, March 21-23, 2013.
  • Stream Chair for Energy Applications, The 13th INFORMS Computing Society Conference, Santa Fe, NM, January 6-8, 2013.
  • Member of Advisory Board, Conference on Systems and Optimization Aspects of Smart Grid Challenges, Gainesville, FL, April 28-30, 2011.