Browsing by Department "Industrial and Systems Engineering"
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A Heuristic Algorithm for Solving Capacitated Facility Location Problems Using a GreedyBased Iterative LP Relaxation Procedure
(20180731)A new methodology to solve the capacitated facility location problem (CFLP) is presented. This optimization problem can be explicitly formulated and solved as a mixed integer program (MIP); however, because binary variables ... 
A Simulation Analysis of Constrained Rate and Line Assembly Processes
(20180508)Simulation presents a way to analyze the performance of a system with zone capacity constraints, operator constraints, and precedence constraints in an assembly line using takt analysis. A smallscale model of an aircraft ... 
Adaptive Evolutionary Monte Carlo for Heuristic Optimization: With Applications to Sensor Placement Problems
(20100114)This dissertation presents an algorithm to solve optimization problems with "blackbox" objective functions, i.e., functions that can only be evaluated by running a computer program. Such optimization problems often arise ... 
Addressing the Consensus Problem in Realtime Using Lightweight Middleware on Distributed Devices
(20121019)With the advent of the modern technological age, a plethora of electronic tools and devices are available in numbers as never before. While beneficial and exceedingly useful, these electronic devices require users to ... 
Algorithms for Computing EdgeConnected Subgraphs
(20181120)This thesis concentrates on algorithms for finding all the maximal kedgeconnected components in a given graph G = (V, E) where V and E represent the set of vertices and the set of edges, respectively, which are further ... 
Algorithms for Stochastic Integer Programs Using Fenchel Cutting Planes
(20140810)This dissertation develops theory and methodology based on Fenchel cutting planes for solving stochastic integer programs (SIPs) with binary or general integer variables in the secondstage. The methodology is applied to ... 
AN ANALYSIS OF COMPLEXITY METRICS IN COMPUTERAIDED DESIGN AT TEXAS A&M
(20140117)ComputerAided Design (CAD) is a critical tool in the development of modern products. Companies pride themselves on their employees’ CAD knowledge with respect to the products they are able to model. It is important that ... 
AN ANALYSIS OF STATIC, DYNAMIC, AND APPARENT MOTION VIBROTACTILE STIMULI
(20120427)The sense of touch is uniquely suited for displaying certain types of information, such as navigation instructions and highlevel messaging. As part of a line of research in developing a vibrotactile communication system ... 
Analysis and Control of Batch Order Picking Processes Considering Picker Blocking
(20111021)Order picking operations play a critical role in the order fulfillment process of distribution centers (DCs). Picking a batch of orders is often favored when customers’ demands create a large number of small orders, since ... 
Assessing the Effect of Clinical Inertia on Diabetes Outcomes: An AgentBased Modeling Approach
(20170731)Clinical inertia (CI) is the failure to intensify treatment in patients with evidence of poor glycemic control. It is a critical barrier in the effective management of type 2 diabetes and can have adverse effects, such as ... 
Automated Morphology Analysis of Nanoparticles
(20121019)The functional properties of nanoparticles highly depend on the surface morphology of the particles, so precise measurements of a particle's morphology enable reliable characterizing of the nanoparticle's properties. ... 
Barriers to Remote Health Interventions for Type 2 Diabetes: A Systematic Review and Proposed Classification Scheme
(2017)BACKGROUND: Diabetes selfmanagement involves adherence to healthy daily habits typically involving blood glucose monitoring, medication, exercise, and diet. To support selfmanagement, some providers have begun testing ... 
Bayesian Hierarchical Model for Combining Tworesolution Metrology Data
(20100114)This dissertation presents a Bayesian hierarchical model to combine tworesolution metrology data for inspecting the geometric quality of manufactured parts. The high resolution data points are scarce, and thus scatter ... 
Bioenergy Logistics Network Design Under Pricebased Supply and Yield Uncertainty
(20141210)In this dissertation, we study the design and planning of bioenergy supply chain networks. This dissertation consists of 3 studies that focus on different aspects of bioenergy supply chain systems. In the first study, ... 
Biobjective Optimization over the Efficient Set Methodology for Pareto Set Reduction in Multiobjective Decision Making: Theory and Application
(20151105)A large number of available solutions to choose from poses a significant challenge for multiple criteria decision making. This research develops a methodology that reduces the set of efficient solutions under consideration. ... 
Blockbased Outpatient Clinic Appointments Scheduling Under Openaccess Policy
(20161207)Outpatient clinic appointment scheduling is an important topic in OR/IE studies. Openaccess policy shows its strength in improving patient access and satisfaction, as well as reducing noshow rate. The traditional ... 
Border Crossing Modeling and Analysis: A NonStationary Dynamic Reallocation Methodology For Terminating Queueing Systems
(20121019)The United States international land boundary is a volatile, security intense area. In 2010, the combined trade was $918 billion within North American nations, with 80% transported by commercial trucks. Over 50 million ... 
A branch, price, and cut approach to solving the maximum weighted independent set problem
(Texas A&M University, 20070917)The maximum weightindependent set problem (MWISP) is one of the most wellknown and wellstudied NPhard problems in the field of combinatorial optimization. In the first part of the dissertation, I explore efficient ... 
Capturing Human Hand Kinematics for Object Grasping and Manipulation
(20130425)The aim of this thesis is to create a lowcost sensor equipped glove using commercially available components that can be used to obtain position, velocity and acceleration data for individual fingers of a hand within an ... 
Characterizing and Detecting Cohesive Subgroups with Applications to Social and Brain Networks
(20150806)Many complex systems involve entities that interact with each other through various relationships (e.g., people in social systems, neurons in the brain). These entities and interactions are commonly represented using graphs ...