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Director, Virtual Center for Supernetworks, PhD Coordinator & John F. Smith Memorial Professor Operations & Information Management
Conference Organizer, 3/2008, Humanitarian Logistics: Networks for Africa, Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, Lake Como, Italy
Fulbright Distinguished Faculty Chair in Economics, 3/2002-7/2002, SOWI Business School, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Recent Honors & Awards
University Medal, University of Catania, Italy, 2014
INFORMS Fellow, elected for outstanding lifetime achievement in operations research and the management sciences, 2013
Notable Computing Article Published in 2013 – ACM Computing Reviews, 2013
Elected to the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2013
Walter Isard Award for distinguished scholar achievements in Regional Science, 2012
Spotlight Scholar Award, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2012
Research Excellence Award, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2011-2012
Certificate of Appreciation, 65th Public Affairs Operations Center, Massachusetts\Army National Guard, 2012
Jane F. Garvey Transportation Leadership Award from the Institute of Transportation Engineers, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2011
Certificate in Appreciation of Outstanding Service INFORMS Northeastern Regional Conference, 2011
The Ernst & Young Inclusive Excellence Award for Accounting and Business School Faculty, 2010
A Network Economic Game Theory Model of a Service-Oriented Internet with Price and Quality Competition in Both Content and Network Provision (with S. Saberi and T. Wolf) (2014), Service Science, 6(4), 1-24.
Competitive Food Supply Chain Networks with Application to Fresh Produce (with M. Yu) (2013), European Journal of Operational Research, 224(2), 273-282.
Supply Chain Networks with Global Outsourcing and Quick-Response Production Under Demand and Cost Uncertainty (with Z. Liu) (2013), Annals of Operations Research, 208(1), 251-281.
Networks Against Time: Supply Chain Analytics for Perishable Products (with M. Yu, A. H. Masoumi, and L. S. Nagurney), Springer Science + Business Media, New York, NY, 2013.
Fragile Networks: Identifying Vulnerabilities and Synergies in an Uncertain World (with Q. Qiang), John Wiley & Sons, New York, 2009.