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Funded Research Projects

Banerjee, A., “Generating a Stochastic Optimal Schedule from Historical Data for Efficient Management of Railroad Maintenance Activities,” 2007, Association of American Railroads (through Texas Transportation Institute), $30,000

Edwards, J.C., K. Mechler and A. Banerjee, “Improving Texas Rural Community Healthcare through HIT Implementation,” 2007-2009, Texas Office of Rural Community Affairs (through Texas A&M Research Foundation), $1,600,000

Gonzalez, J., J.A. Wall and A. Banerjee, “Continuation of Research in Support of Army Digitization and Transformation (Force XXI),” 2006-2008, NAVAIR – Orlando TSD, $749,999 (ISEN portion $66,000)

Bickel, J.E. (PI), R. Gibson and D. McVay, “Quantifying the Value of Seismic Information: Phase II,” 2006-2008, WesternGeco/Schlumberger, $125,000

Butenko, S., “IRES: Discrete and Nondifferentiable Optimization: Algorithms and Applications,” 2006-2009, National Science Foundation, $123,385

Butenko, S. and P. Stetsyuk, “Network-Based Techniques for Mining Massive Data Sets,” 2006-2008, Civilian Research and Development Foundation, $55,500

Damnjanovic, I., A. Wimsatt and S. Butenko, “Impact of Reconstruction Strategies on System’s Performance Measures: Maximizing Safety and Mobility while Minimizing Life-Cycle Costs,” 2007-2008, University Transportation Center for Mobility, Texas Transportation Institute, $60,000

Çetinkaya, S. (PI) and E. Tekin (Co-PI), “Effective Inventory Management and Capacity Utilization Under Demand Uncertainty for Technology Products with Short Life-Cycles,” Nokia Telecommunications, 2006-2007, $50,000

Klutke, G-A. (PI) and S. Çetinkaya (Co-PI), “Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need: Fellowships for Research in Industrial and Systems Engineering,” U.S. Department of Education, 2006-2009, $380,000

Tekin, E. (PI) and S. Çetinkaya (Co-PI), “Supply Chain Revenue Management: Mitigating Profit-at-Risk in Manufacturing and Distribution Networks,” National Science Foundation, 2006-2009, $250,000

Üster, H. (PI) and S. Çetinkaya (Co-PI), “An Integrated Outbound Logistics Model for Frito-Lay: Operational Level Distribution Optimization,” Frito-Lay and PepsiCo, 2006- 2007, $212,000

Üster, H. (PI), S. Çetinkaya (Co-PI) and E. Akçali, “Collaborative Research: Analytical Approaches for the Design and Operation of Closed-Loop Supply Chains,” National Science Foundation, 2005-2008 (ISEN portion $182,000)

Ding, Y., “CAREER: Collaborative Information Processing of Distributed Sensor Networks for Manufacturing Quality Improvements,” 2004-2009, National Science Foundation, $400,000

Ding, Y., “SST: Robust Wireless Piezoelectric Sensor Network for Structural Health Monitoring,” 2004-2007, National Science Foundation, $150,000. In collaboration with Jiong Tang at University of Connecticut and Xiaodong Wang at Columbia University

Ding, Y., “DDDAS - SMRP: A Framework for the Dynamic Data-Driven Fault Diagnosis of Wind Turbine Systems,” 2006-2009, National Science Foundation, $180,000. In collaboration with Dr. Jiong Tang at University of Connecticut

Ding, Y., “Collaborative Research: Fault Tolerance Analysis and Design of Clustered Sensor Networks,” 2007-2010, National Science Foundation, $161,336. This project is in collaboration with Dr. Yong Chen at University of Iowa

Gaukler, G. and Y. Ding, “ARI-LA: A Framework for Developing Novel Detection Systems Focused on Interdicting Shielded HEU,” 2007-2012, National Science Foundation and the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office of the U. S. Department of Homeland Security, $1,019,374. This project is part of a $7.5 million research effort led by W. F. Miller.

Lawrence, B. and Y. Ding, “Inventory, Backlog, and Supply Chain Analysis,” 2007-2008, Smith Services, $144,500

Wilhelm, W. E. and Y. Ding, “Strategic Design and Tactical Operation of Surveillance Sensor Systems for Ports and Waterway Security,” 2005-2008, National Science Foundation, $331,111

Wilhelm, W. E. and Y. Ding, REU Supplementary Grant, 2005-2008, National Science Foundation, $12,000

Wilhelm, W. E. and Y. Ding, REU Supplementary Grant, 2007-2008, National Science Foundation, $12,000

Coulson, R.N., A. Birt, D. Cairns, R.M. Feldman, J.M. Guldin, C. Lafon, F. Stephen and M.D. Tchakerian, “Applied Silvicultural AssessmentTransactionsof Southern Pine Beetle in Southern Pine Stands West of the Mississippi,” 2006-2008, USDA Forest Service, $298,766

Krugler, P.E., C. Chang-Albitres, R.M. Feldman, D. Kang and R. Smith, “Development of a TxDOT ROW Acquisition Simulation-Optimization Model,” 2006 - 2007, Texas Department of Transportation, $170,000

Johnson, A.L., “Warehouse Performance Self-Assessment and Benchmarking,” 2006-2007, The Book Industry Study Group, Inc., $15,000

Lawrence, F.B., Narayanan, A. and A.L. Johnson, “Lean Warehouse Management,” 2007, Wilson Supply, $46,700

Klutke, G-A. (PI) and S. Çetinkaya (Co-PI), “Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need: Fellowships for Research in Industrial and Systems Engineering,” U.S. Department of Education, 2006-2009, $380,000

Hung, N.P., L. San Andres, V.J. Leon and D. Kim, “REU Site: Development of Micro-Turbomachinery,” 2006-2009, National Science Foundation, $259,249

Leon, V.J. and B. Lawrence, “Texas A&M University Global Research Center: Monterrey-Mexico,” 2007-2008, Texas A&M University and Dwight Look College of Engineering, $336,000

Ntaimo, L., “CSR-CSI: System Integration of Dynamical Data Driven Wildfire Spread and Firefighting Modeling, Simulation, and Optimization,” 2007-2009, National Science Foundation, $80,000

Ntaimo, L. and X. Hu, “DDDAS-SMRP: Dynamic Data Driven Integrated Simulation and Stochastic Optimization for Wildland Fire Containment,” 2005-2008, National Science Foundation, $200,000

Peters, B.A., D.N. Ford, K.F. Reinschmidt and D.R. Smith, “Masters Degree for Project Managers,” 2006-2007, Parsons Engineering Sciences, Inc., $125,415

Peters, B.A., D.N. Ford, K.F. Reinschmidt and D.R. Smith, “Masters Degree for Project Managers,” 2007-2008, Parsons Engineering Sciences, Inc., $127,234

Phillips, D.T. and J.R. McKee, “Systems Assessment and Validation for Emergency Responders,” 2007, Department of Homeland Security/SPAWAR, $600,000

Çetinkaya S. and E. Tekin, “Effective Inventory Management and Capacity Utilization under Demand Uncertainty for Technology Products with Short Life Cycles,” 2006-2007, Nokia, $50,000

Tekin E. and S. Çetinkaya, “Supply Chain Revenue Management: Mitigating Profit-at-Risk in Manufacturing and Distribution Networks,” 2006-2009, National Science Foundation, $250,000

Üster, H., “Sensors: Models and Algorithms for Efficient Design and Operation of Wireless Sensor Networks,” 2005-2007, National Science Foundation, $175,000

Üster, H. (PI) and S. Çetinkaya (Co-PI), “An Integrated Outbound Logistics Model for Frito-Lay: Operational Level Distribution Optimization,” 2006-2007, Frito-Lay Inc. and PepsiCo., $212,000

Üster, H. (Texas A&M PI), S. Çetinkaya (Texas A&M Co-PI) and E. Akçalı (University of Florida PI), “Collaborative Research: Analytical Approaches for the Design and Operation of Closed-Loop Supply Chains,” 2005-2008, National Science Foundation, $303,258 (Texas A&M portion $182,212)

Wilhelm, W. E., “Enhancing NAFTA Logistics: Synthesizing Opportunities for Companies and Their Supply Chains,” 2006-2007, National Science Foundation, $49, 997. ( In collaboration with James H. Bookbinder, Department of Management Sciences, University of Waterloo, and Fernando Mata Carrasco, Escuela de Graduados en Administración y Dirección de Empresas, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico.)

Wilhelm, W.E., REU Supplementary Grant, 2006-2007, National Science Foundation, $6,000

Wilhelm, W.E. and Y. Ding, “Strategic Design and Tactical Operation of Surveillance Sensor Systems for Ports and Waterway Security,” 2005-2008, National Science Foundation, $331,111

Wilhelm, W.E. and Y. Ding, REU Supplementary Grant, 2005-2008, National Science Foundation, $12,000

Wilhelm, W.E. and Y. Ding, REU Supplementary Grant, 2007-2008, National Science Foundation, $12,000

Wortman, M.A., “Workshop on Predictive Modeling in Engineering,” 2006-2008, National Science Foundation, $48,000

Wortman, M.A., “Collaborative Research: Innovations in Product Flexibility,” 2006-2009, National Science Foundation, $219,971

Wortman, M.A., “Collaborative Research: SGER: Investigating Probability Laws in the
Design of Manufacturing Processes for Safety Critical Parts,” 2006-2008, National
Science Foundation, $99,998