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Emanuel Melachrinoudis

Professor, Interim MIE Department Chair and Director, Industrial Engineering
334 Snell Engineering Center
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


  • PhD (1980), Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Research & Scholarship Interests

Deterministic operations research and multi-criteria optimization; facility location; supply chain, transportation and logistics; wireless sensor network lifetime maximization with sink mobility; wildfire prediction and mitigation
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College Research Initiatives

Honors & Awards

  • Industrial Engineering Professor of the Year Award, 2004
  • Industrial Engineering Professor of the Year Award, 2003
  • Member of Board of Editors of International Journal of Operational Research
  • Member of Board of Editors of Sensor Networks
  • Member of Board of Editors of Journal of Mathematical Modeling and Algorithms in Operations Research

Teaching Interests

  • Deterministic and Probabilistic Operations Research
  • Network Optimization
  • Multi-Criteria Optimization

Professional Affiliations

  • Decision Sciences Institute
  • Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences
  • Institute of Industrial Engineers (Senior Member)
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Selected Publications

  • R. Heydari, E. Melachrinoudis, A Path-Based Capacitated Network Flow Model for Empty Railcar Distribution, Annals of Operations Research, 253(2), 2017, 773-798
  • M. Hajian, E. Melachrinoudis, P. Kubat, Modeling Wildfire Propagation Using the Stochastic Shortest Path Problem: A Network Size Reduction Methodology, Environmental Modeling and Software, 82, 2016, 73-88
  • N. Zaarour, E. Melachrinoudis, M. Solomon, Phase-out of Obsolete Inventory Items in Retail Stores, European Journal of Operational Research, 255, 2016, 133-141
  • H. Min, E. Melachrinoudis, A Model-based Decision Support System for Solving Vehicle Routing and Driver Scheduling Problems under Hours of Service Regulations, International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, 19, 2016, 256-277
  • E. Melachrinoudis, E. Yavuz, R. Heydari, An O(m2+mn2) Algorithm for the Bi-Objective Location Problem on a Network with Mixed Metrics, International Journal of Operational Research, 23, 2015, 427-450
  • N. Zaarour, E. Melachrinoudis, M. Solomon, H. Min, The Optimal Determination of the Collection Period for Returned Products in the Sustainable Supply Chain, International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, 17, 2014, 35-45
  • R. Heydari, E. Melachrinoudis, Location of an Obnoxious Facility with Elliptic Maximin and Network Minisum Objectives, European Journal of Operational Research, 223(2), 2012, 452-460
  • M. Mekuria, P. Furth, E. Melachrinoudis, Optimization of Spacing of Transit Stops on a Realistic Street Network, Transportation Research Record, 4, 2012, 29-37
  • E. Melachrinoudis, The Location of Undesirable Facilities, Chapter 10, Foundations of Location Analysis, International Series in Operations Research and Management Science, Springer, New York, 2010, 207-239
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