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Faculty Profile

Emanuel Melachrinoudis

Professor, Associate 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; network design for maximum survivability
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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

  • Zaarour, N., Melachrinoudis, E., and Solomon, M., "Maximizing revenue of end of life items in retail stores", European Journal of Operational Research 255, pp.133–141, 2016.
  • Zaarour, N., Melachrinoudis, E., Solomon, M., and Min, H., "The Optimal Determination of the Collection Period for Returned Products in the Sustainable Supply Chain,"International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications 17, pp. 35-45,  2014.
  • Heydari, R., and Melachrinoudis, E., "Location of an Obnoxious Facility with Elliptic Maximin and Network Minisum Objectives," European Journal of Operational Research223, pp. 452-460, 2012.
  • Mekuria, M., Furth, P., and Melachrinoudis, E., "Optimization of Spacing of Transit Stops on a Realistic Street Network," Transportation Research Record 4, pp. 29-37, 2012.
  • Melachrinoudis, E., "The Location of Undesirable Facilities," Chapter 10, in: Eiselt, H.A., and Marianov, V. (eds.). Foundations of Location Analysis, International Series in Operations Research & Management Science, Springer, New York, pp. 207-239, 2010.
  • Santivanez, J., Melachrinoudis, E., and Helander, M., "Network Location of a Reliable Center Using the Most Reliable Route Policy," Computers and Operations Research 36, pp.1437-1460, 2009.
  • Basagni, S., Carosi, A., Melachrinoudis, E., Petrioli, C., and Wang, M.Z., "Controlled Sink Mobility for Prolonging Wireless Sensor Networks Lifetime," Wireless Networks 14, pp. 831-858, 2008.
  • Xanthopulos, Z., Melachrinoudis, E., and Solomon, M., "Interactive Multiobjective Group Decision Making with Interval Parameters," Management Science 46, pp. 1585-1601, 2000.
  • Helander, M.E., and Melachrinoudis, E., "Facility Location and Reliable Route Planning in Hazardous Material Transportation," Transportation Science 31, pp. 216-226, 1997.
  • Melachrinoudis, E., and Helander, M.E., "A Single Facility Location Problem on a Tree with Unreliable Edges," Networks 27, pp. 219-237, 1996.
  • Melachrinoudis, E., "A Discrete Location Assignment Problem with Congestion," IIE Transactions 26, pp. 83-89, 1994.
  • E. Melachrinoudis, E. Yavuz, R. Heydari "An O(m¬2+mn2) Algorithm for the Bi-objective Location Problem on a Network with Mixed Metrics", International Journal of Operational Research, 23, 2015, 427-450 
  • E. Melachrinoudis, H. Min, C. Selneck "A Decision Support System for Developing the Managerial Policy of Urban Paratransit Services: A Case Study of the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority", Journal of Transportation Management, 24, 2014, 37-62 
  • N. Zaarour, E. Melachrinoudis, M. Solomon, H. Min "A Reverse Logistics Network Model for Handling Returned Products", International Journal of Engineering Business Management, 6, 2014, 1-10
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