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Kayse Lee Maass

321 SN
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


  • PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Industrial and Operations Engineering, 2017
  • MS, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Industrial and Operations Engineering, 2014
  • BA, Bethel University, Mathematics, 2012
  • BA, Bethel University, Physics, 2012

Research & Scholarship Interests

large-scale optimization, stochastic optimization, deterministic optimization, network theory, queueing theory, mental health, facility location modeling, supply chain design, social inequality, human trafficking, healthcare operations
Affiliated With

Department Research Areas

Professional Affiliations

  • Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS)
    • Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society
    • Health Applications Society
    • Transportation Science and Logistics Society
    • Service Science Section
    • Location Analysis Section
    • Women In ORMS Forum
  • Health, Education, Advocacy, Linkage (HEAL) Trafficking
  • Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK)
  • Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honor Society
  • Sigma Zeta- National Science and Math Honor Society

Selected Publications

  • L.M. Flowers, K.L. Maass, G.J. Melin, R.L. Campbell, C.M. Lohse, P.J. Novotny, J.J. Westphal, D.M. Nestler, K.S. Pasupathy, Consequences of the 48-Hour Rule: A Lens into the Psychiatric Patient Flow Through an Emergency Department, American Journal of Emergency Medicine (online)
  • K.L. Maass, M.S. Daskin, A Cyclic Allocation Model for the Inventory-Modulated Capacitated Location Problem, Information Systems and Operational Research, 55(4), 2017, 312-338
  • K.L. Maass, M.S. Daskin, S. Shen, Mitigating Hard Capacity Constraints with Inventory in Facility Location Modeling, IIE Transactions, 48(2), 2016, 120-133
  • K.L. Maass, B. Liu, M.S. Daskin, M. Duck, Z. Wang, R. Mwenesi, H. Schapiro, Incorporating Nurse Absenteeism Into Staffing with Demand Uncertainty, Health Care Management Science, 20(1), 2015, 141-155
  • K.L. Maass, A. Weiss, V.M.H Lo, M.S. Daskin, Maximizing Diversity in the Engineering Global Leadership Cultural Families, Interfaces, 45(4), 2015, 293-304
  • M.S. Daskin, K.L. Maass, The p-Median Problem, Chapter 2, Location Science, (G. Laporte, S. Nickel, and F. Saldanha-da-Gama editors), Springer, 2015, 21-45

Related News

February 8, 2019

MIE Assistant Professor Kayse Lee Maass is using her industrial engineering expertise and supply-chain models to help experts combat human trafficking.

November 14, 2018

MIE Assistant Professor Kayse Lee Maass received the Best SOLA Dissertation Award as runner up at the INFORMS Section of Location Analysis (SOLA) annual conference in Phoenix. Her dissertation was...

October 4, 2018

MIE Assistant Professor Kayse Lee Maass was featured in both the Markets Insider's article "The National Science Foundation Funds Research at Worcester Polytechnic Institute Aimed at Disrupting Human Trafficking Networks" and the Worcester Business Journal's article "WPI researchers granted $145k to attack human trafficking networks" for her work against human trafficking.

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