Authors: Alberto Garcia-Diaz and
Don T. Phillips
Book Special Features
This book presents a clear exposition of the fundamental theory, procedures, and applications of network analysis with emphasis on flow optimization.
This book was written for two key audiences. It can serve as a textbook on theory and applications of network models for advanced undergraduate students and graduate students, especially Master's students and introductory level Ph.D. students in industrial engineering, business and operations research academic programs. The textbook is also intended to be used as a valuable resource for practitioners in these areas.
The book offers a wide, well-balanced and comprehensive topical coverage that includes both the theoretical basis of network optimization and network analysis tools that are outside the boundaries of network flow optimization, a short introduction of Stochastic Network Flow using the Graphical Evaluation and Review Technique (GERT)and several useful applications, network reliability, and project management methodologies.
The license-free use of a Network Optimization Program (NOP) to solve all problems included in this book.
ABOUT DR. GARCIA-DIAZ:
Dr. Alberto Garcia-Diaz is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Tennessee with an academic career that spans over 40 years. He earned PhD and MSc degrees in Industrial Engineering with emphasis on operations research from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a BSc degree in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad Industrial de Santander in Colombia. He was on the faculty of Texas A&M University for 27 years and on the faculty of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville (UTK) for almost 12 years. At UTK he served three years as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and two years as Interim Head of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department. Professor Garcia-Diaz has contributed to the field of operations research with publications in the area of transportation, with particular emphasis on optimization methodologies in pavement and bridge management systems, as well as game theory applications in highway cost allocation. His other areas of research and teaching include network analysis, statistical design of experiments and facilities planning and design. He is an elected Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers for professional leadership and outstanding contributions to industrial engineering. He is author or co-author of three books and numerous technical articles published in scholarly journals and professional conference proceedings.
ABOUT DR. PHILLIPS:
Dr. Don T. Phillips is an academician with a career that spanned over 45 years. He has contributed to industrial and systems engineering in the areas of manufacturing, operations research, and lean engineering. He is an elected Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers for professional leadership and outstanding contributions to industrial engineering. He is author or co-author of 10 other books and over 120 technical articles published in scholarly journals and professional conference proceedings. Phillips earned a BSc degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Lamar University, and an MS and PhD degree from the University of Arkansas. His research and teaching areas include manufacturing systems analysis, operations research, lean manufacturing, systems simulation, product cost analysis and the design remanufacturing/sustainment systems. Dr Phillips was co-author and lead author for the Joint Publishers Book-of-the Year award for Operations Research: Principles and Practice, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. in 1976: The David F. Baker Distinguished Research Award, Institute of Industrial Engineers, 1989; and the Halliburton Award of Excellence in1990. He was the Chevron Distinguished Professor at Texas A&M University for 15 years. In 2015 he was co-author of the International Book of The Year award in Lean Manufacturing from the Shingo Institute. In 2010 he was named Engineer of the Year and was given a Lifetime achievement award by the State of Texas for contributions in the field of Industrial Engineering. He is currently Distinguished Research Professor at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.
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