Selected Publications

(* denotes a co-author who is a student under my supervision; The updated publication list can be found here.)
Journal Papers
  • *W. Gu, N. Fan, H. Liao, Fitting aggregated phase-type distributions to the length-of-stay in intra-hospital patient transfers, Operations Research for Health Care, Vol. 29, 100291, DOI: 10.1016/j.orhc.2021.100291, 2021. [LINK]
  • *W. Gu, N. Fan, H. Liao, Modeling the length-of-stay of patients with geriatric diseases or alcohol use disorder using phase-type distributions with covariates, IISE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering, Vol. 11(3), pp 181–191, DOI: 10.1080/24725579.2020.1866715, 2021. [LINK]
  • S. Karimi, H. Liao, N. Fan, Flexible methods for reliability estimation using aggregate failure-time data, IISE Transactions, Vol. 51(1), pp. 101-115, DOI: 10.1080/24725854.2020.1746869, 2021. [LINK]
  • *D.A. Zuniga Vazquez, *J.L. Ruiz Duarte, N. Fan, F. Qiu, N-1-1 contingency-constrained unit commitment with renewable integration and corrective actions, Annals of Operations Research, accepted, DOI: 10.1007/s10479-021-04204-y, 7/2021.[LINK]
  • *D.A. Zuniga Vazquez, N. Fan, T. Teegerstrom, C. Seavert, H. Summers, E. Sproul, J. Quinn, Optimal production planning and machinery scheduling for semi-arid farms, Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, Vol. 187, 106288, DOI: 10.1016/j.compag.2021.106288, 2021. [LINK]
  • *D.A. Zuniga Vazquez, *O. Sun, N. Fan, E. Sproul, H.M. Summers, J.C. Quinn, S. Khanal, P. Gutierrez, V. Mealing, A. Landis, C. Seavert, T. Teegerstrom, B. Evancho, Integrating environmental and social impacts into optimal design of guayule and guar supply chains, Computers & Chemical Engineering, Vol. 146, 107223, DOI: 10.1016/j.compchemeng.2021.107223, 2021. [LINK]
  • H. Summers, E. Sproul, C. Seavert, S. Angadi, J. Robbs, S. Khanal, P. Gutierrez, T. Teegerstrom, *D. A. Zuniga Vazquez, N. Fan, J. Quinn, Economic and environmental analyses of incorporating guar into the American Southwest, Agricultural Systems, Vol. 191, 103146, DOI: 10.1016/j.agsy.2021.103146, 2021. [LINK]
  • *J.L. Ruiz Duarte, N. Fan, T. Jin, Multi-process production scheduling with variable renewable integration and demand response, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 281(1), pp. 186-200, DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2019.08.017, 2020. [LINK]
  • E. Sproul, H.M. Summers, C. Seavert, J. Robbs, S. Khanal, V. Mealing, A.E. Landis, N. Fan, *O. Sun, J.C. Quinn, Integrated techno-economic and environmental analysis of guayule rubber production, Process Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 273, 122811, DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.122811, 2020. [LINK]
  • *O. Sun, N. Fan, A review on optimization methods for biomass supply chain: models and algorithms, sustainable issues, challenges and opportunities, Process Integration and Optimization for Sustainability, Vol. 4, pp. 203-226, DOI: 10.1007/s41660-020-00108-9, 2020. [LINK]
  • *O. Sun, N. Fan, Solving multistage PMU placement problem by integer programming and equivalent network design model, Journal of Global Optimization, Vol. 74(3), pp. 477-493, DOI: 10.1007/s10898-018-0672-8, 2019. [LINK]
  • *W. Gu, N. Fan, H. Liao, Evaluating readmission rates and discharge planning by analyzing the length-of-stay of patients, Annals of Operations Research, Vol. 276 (1-2), pp. 89-108, DOI:10.1007/s10479-018-2957-1, 2019. [LINK]
  • *J.L. Ruiz Duarte, N. Fan, Operations of a microgrid with renewable energy integration and line switching, Energy Systems, Vol. 10(2), pp. 247-272, DOI: 10.1007/s12667-018-0286-8, 2019. [LINK]
  • *O. Sun, N. Fan, The probabilistic and reliable connected power dominating set problems, Optimization Letters, Vol. 13(5), pp. 1189-1206, DOI: 10.1007/s11590-018-1339-6, 2019. [LINK]
  • X. Wang, N. Fan, P.M. Pardalos, Robust chance-constrained support vector machines with second-order moment information, Annals of Operations Research, Vol. 263(1), pp 45–68, DOI: 10.1007/s10479-015-2039-6, 2018. [LINK]
  • *P. Zhang, N. Fan, J. Shan, S. Schild, M. Bues, W. Liu, Mixed integer programming with dose-volume constraints in intensity-modulated proton therapy, Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, Vol. 18(5), pp 29-35, DOI: 10.1002/acm2.12130, 2017. [LINK]
  • Z. Guo, R. Chen, N. Fan, J.-P. Watson, Contingency-constrained unit commitment with intervening time for system adjustments, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 32(4), pp 3049-3059, DOI: 10.1109/TPWRS.2016.2612680, 2017. [LINK] [Slides in 2013 at FERC]
  • R. Chen, N. Fan, A. Pinar, J.-P. Watson, Contingency-constrained unit commitment with post-contingency corrective recourse, Annals of Operations Research, Vol. 249(1). pp 381-407, DOI: 10.1007/s10479-014-1760-x, 2017. [LINK]
  • *M. Golari, N. Fan, T. Jin, Multistage stochastic optimization for production-inventory planning with intermittent renewable energy, Production and Operations Management, Vol. 26(3), pp 409-425, DOI: 10.1111/poms.12657, 2017. [LINK]
  • *M. Golari, N. Fan, J. Wang, Large-scale stochastic power grid islanding operations by line switching and controlled load shedding, Energy Systems, Vol. 8(3), pp 601-621, DOI: 10.1007/s12667-016-0215-7, 2017. [LINK]
  • *P. Zhang, N. Fan, Analysis of budget for interdiction on multicommodity network flows, Journal of Global Optimization, Vol. 67(3), pp 495-525, DOI: 10.1007/s10898-016-0422-8, 2017. [LINK]
  • X. Wang, N. Fan, P.M. Pardalos, Stochastic subgradient descent method for large-scale robust chance-constrained support vector machines, Optimization Letters, Vol. 11(5), pp 1013-1024, DOI: 10.1007/s11590-016-1026-4, 2017. [LINK]
  • M. Dabkowski, N. Fan, R. Breiger, Exploratory blockmodeling for one-mode, unsigned, deterministic networks using integer programming and structural equivalence, Social Networks, vol. 47, pp 93-106, DOI: 10.1016/j.socnet.2016.05.005, 2016. [LINK]
  • *E. Sadeghi, N. Fan, On the minimum-cost lambda-edge-connected k-subgraph problem, Computational Management Science, Vol. 13(4), pp 571-596, DOI: 10.1007/s10287-016-0260-7, 2016. [LINK]
  • N. Fan, J.-P. Watson, On integer programming models for the multi-channel PMU placement problem and their solution, Energy Systems, Vol. 6(1), pp 1–19, DOI: 10.1007/s12667-014-0132-6, 2015. [LINK]
  • *M. Golari, N. Fan, J. Wang, Two-stage stochastic optimal islanding operations under severe multiple contingencies in power grids, Electric Power Systems Research, Vol. 114, pp 68–77, DOI: 10.1016/j.epsr.2014.04.007, 2014. [LINK]
  • Y. Huang, Q. Zheng, N. Fan, K. Aminian, Optimal scheduling for enhanced coal bed methane production through CO2 injection, Applied Energy, vol. 113, pp 1475-1483, DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2013.08.074, 2014. [LINK]
  • R. Chen, A. Cohn, N. Fan, A. Pinar, Contingency-risk informed power system design, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, DOI: 10.1109/TPWRS.2014.2301691, vol. 29(5), pp 2087–2096, 2014. [LINK]
  • H. Liu, N. Fan, P.M. Pardalos, Generalized Lagrange function and generalized weak saddle points for a class of multiobjective fractional optimal control problems, Journal of Optimization Theory and applications, Vol. 154(2), pp 370-381, DOI: 10.1007/s10957-012-0007-8, 2012. [LINK]
  • N. Fan, Q.P. Zheng, P.M. Pardalos, Robust optimization of graph partitioning involving interval uncertainty, Theoretical Computer Science, Vol. 447, pp 53-61, DOI: 10.1016/j.tcs.2011.10.015, 2012. [LINK]
  • N. Fan, D. Izraelevitz, F. Pan, P.M. Pardalos, J. Wang, A mixed integer programming approach for optimal power grid intentional islanding, Energy Systems, Vol. 3(1), pp 77-93, DOI: 10.1007/s12667-011-0046-5, 2012. [LINK]
  • N. Fan, P.M. Pardalos, Multi-way clustering and biclustering by the Ratio cut and Normalized cut in graphs, Journal of Combinatorial Optimization, Vol. 23(2), pp 224-251, DOI: 10.1007/s10878-010-9351-5, 2012. [LINK]
  • N. Fan, P.M. Pardalos, A rearrangement of adjacency matrix based approach for solving the crossing minimization problem, Journal of Combinatorial Optimization, Vol. 22(4), pp 747-762, DOI: 10.1007/s10878-010-9326-6, 2011. [LINK]
  • N. Fan, H. Xu, F. Pan, P.M. Pardalos, Economic analysis of the N–k power grid contingency selection and evaluation by graph algorithms and interdiction methods, Energy Systems, Vol. 2(3-4), pp 313–324, DOI: 10.1007/s12667-011-0038-5, 2011. [LINK]
  • N. Fan, P.M. Pardalos, Linear and quadratic programming approaches for the general graph partitioning problem, Journal of Global Optimization, Vol. 48(1), pp 57-71, DOI: 10.1007/s10898-009-9520-1, 2010. [LINK]
Selected Conference Papers and Book Chapters:
 
  • *D.A. Zuniga Vazquez, *J.L. Ruiz Duarte, N. Fan, F. Qiu, J. Wang, Reliable power grid expansion considering N-1-1 contingencies, IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT NA), 2/2020. [LINK[Poster]
  • *D.A. Zuniga Vazquez, N. Fan, Two-stage stochastic power grid expansion considering multiple N-1-1 contingencies, In: Proceedings of 51st North American Power Symposium, DOI: 10.1109/NAPS46351.2019.9000326, 10/2019.  [LINK[Slides]
  • N. Fan, *M. Golari, Integer programming formulations for minimum spanning forests and connected components in sparse graphs, In: Z. Zhang et al. (eds.) Combinatorial Optimization and Applications, pp. 613–622, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-12691-3_46, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol. 8881, 2014. [LINK]
  • N. Fan, *E. Sadeghi, P.M. Pardalos, Robust support vector machines with polyhedral uncertainty of the input data, In: P.M. Pardalos et al. (eds.): Learning and Intelligent OptimizatioN, (LION 2014), pp. 291–305, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-09584-4 26, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol. 8426, 2014. [LINK]
  • N. Fan, S. Mujahid, J. Zhang, P. Georgiev, P. Papajorgji, I. Radziukyniene, B. Neugaard, P.M. Pardalos, Nurse scheduling problem: an integer programming model with a practical application in a VA hospital, In: P. Georgiev, P. Papajorgji, P.M. Pardalos (eds.) Systems Analysis Tools for Better Health Care Delivery, Vol. 74, pp 65-98, DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-5094-8_5, 2013. [LINK]
  • N. Fan, J.-P. Watson, Solving the connected dominating set problem and power dominating set problem by integer programming, In: Lin, G. (eds.) Combinatorial Optimization and Applications, pp. 371–383, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-31770-5_33, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol. 7402, 2012. [LINK]
  • R. Chen, A. Cohn, N. Fan, A. Pinar, N–k–e survivable power system design, Proc. of 12th Intl. Conf. Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems (PMAPS 2012), Istanbul, Turkey, June 10-14, 2012.
  • N. Fan, R. Chen, J.-P. Watson, N–1–1 contingency-constrained optimal power flow by interdiction methods, Proceedings of IEEE PES General Meeting 2012, DOI: 10.1109/PESGM.2012.6345713, San Diego, CA, July 22-26, 2012. [LINK]
  • N. Fan, Q.P. Zheng, P.M. Pardalos, On the two-stage stochastic graph partitioning problem, In: Wang, W., Zhu, X., Du, D.-Z. (eds.) Combinatorial Optimization and Applications , pp. 500–509, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-22616-8_39, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol. 6831, 2011. [LINK
  • N. Fan, F. Pan, Locating phasor measurements and detecting cutset angles in power systems, Proceedings of IEEE PES Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, DOI: 10.1109/ISGT.2011.5759187, 2011. [LINK]
  • N. Fan, P.M. Pardalos, Robust optimization of graph partitioning and critical node detection in analyzing networks, In: Wu, W., Daescu, O. (eds.) Combinatorial Optimization and Applications, Part I, pp. 170–183, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-17458-2_15, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol. 6508, 2010. [LINK
  • N. Fan, N. Boyko, P.M. Pardalos, Recent advances of data biclustering with application in computational neuroscience, In: W. A. Chaovalitwongse, P.M. Pardalos, P. Xanthopoulos (eds.) Computational Neuroscience, Series: Springer Optimization and Its Applications, Vol. 38, pp 105-132, DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-88630-5_6, 2010. [LINK]
  • P. Xanthopoulos, N. Boyko, N. Fan, P.M. Pardalos, Biclustering: algorithms and applications in data mining,Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science, DOI: 10.1002/9780470400531.eorms0105, 2010. [LINK]