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Yahya Fathi

Professor Yahya Fathi

Professor

Director of Graduate Programs

Office phone: (919) 515-6417
Office fax: (919) 515-5281
Office location: 436 Daniels Hall
E-mail: fathi@ncsu.edu

PhD, University of Michigan, 1979
MS, University of Michigan, 1976
BSIE, Sharif (formerly Arya-Mehr) University of Technology, 1972

Yahya Fathi has been a professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at North Carolina State University since 1984. Previously, he was an assistant professor of IE at Georgia Tech and at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Dr. Fathi received the NC State University Outstanding Teacher Award in 1999, and he is a member INFORMS, IIE, Omega Rho, and Sigma Xi.

Areas of Interest

Linear and nonlinear programming, integer programming, exact and inexact methods in discrete optimization, with applications in cutting and packing, data mining, cluster analysis, data base management systems, production planning and scheduling, logistics, and quality engineering.

Selected Publications

  • Rong, H., Chirkova, R., & Fathi, Y., (2013). Two-stage stochastic view selection for data-analysis queries. Proceedings of the 16th East-European Conference on Advances in Database and Information Systems, ADBIS 2012, AISC 186. T. Morzy et al. (Eds.), 115-123.
  • Sayyady, F., Fathi, Y., List, G.F., & Stone, J.R., (2013). Locating Weight-In-Motion sensors on a traffic highway network. Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
  • Asgharzadeh, Z., Chirkova, R., & Fathi, Y., (2013). An integer programming approach to the view and index selection problem. Data and Knowledge Engineering, 83, 111-125.
  • Fathi, Y., & Kianfar, K., (2012). An efficient model for the crosscut optimization problem in a wood processing mill. International Journal of Production Research, 50 (2), 485-497.
  • Liu, Z. & Fathi, Y., (2012). The nearest point problem in a polyhedral set and its extensions. Computational Optimization and Applications, 53, 115-130.
  • Raha, A-T., Fathi, Y., & Shanthikumar, J. G., (2012). A Markov Chain framework for approximation of cycle time in semiconductor manufacturing toolsets. IEEE Transactions on semiconductor manufacturing, 25 (4), 589-597.
  • Rong, H., Chirkova, R., & Fathi, Y., (2012).Deterministic view selection for data analysis queries: properties and algorithms. Proceedings of 16th East-European Conference on Advances in Database and Information Systems, ADBIS 2012, LNCS 7503, T. Morzy, T. Haerder, and R. Wrembel (Eds.), 195-208.
  • Fathi, Y., & Kianfar K. (2011). An efficient model for the crosscut optimization problem in a wood processing mill. International Journal of Production Research, 1-13.
  • Liu, Z., & Fathi, Y. (2011). The nearest point problem in a polyhedral cone. Computational Optimization and Applications, 49, 435-456.
  • Kefeli, A., Uzsoy R., Fathi Y., & Kay M. (2011). Using a mathematical programming model to examine the marginal price of capacitated resources. International Journal of Production Economics, 131, 383-391.
  • Kianfar, K., & Fathi, Y. (2010). Generating facets for finite master cyclic group polyhedron using n-step mixed integer rounding functions. European Journal of Operational Research, 207, 105-109.
  • Allen, S.D., Fathi, Y. & Gross, K. (2010). An optimal and near optimal strategy to select individuals for transfer in conservation programs. Biological Conservation, 143 (11), 2858-2863.
  • Asgharzadeh, Z., Chirkova, R., & Fathi, Y. (2009). Exact and inexact methods for solving the problem of view selection for aggregate queries. International Journal of Business Intelligence and Data Mining (IJBIDM), 4, 391-415.
  • Kianfar, K., & Fathi, Y. (2009). Generalized mixed integer rounding valid inequalities: Facets for infinite group polyhedra. Mathematical Programming, Series A, 120, 313-346.
  • Morgan, S.D., & Fathi, Y. (2008). Algorithms for the q-model clustering problem with application in switching cabinet manufacturing. European Journal of Operational Research, 189, 939-951.
  • Kulkarni, G., & Fathi, Y. (2007). Integer programming models for the q-mode problem. European Journal of Operational Research, 182, 612-625.
  • Fathi, Y. & Poonthanomsook, C. (2007). A quartic quality loss function and its properties. Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 1, 8-22.
  • Kulkarni, G., & Fathi, Y. (2007). A VLSN search algorithm for the q-mode problem. IIE Transaction, 39, 971-984.
  • Lightner, C., Tavakoli, A., & Fathi, Y. (2006). Developing a mathematical model for locating facilities and vehicles to minimize response time. Journal of Applied Business Research, 22 (2), 17-24.
  • Wardono, B., & Fathi, Y. (2004). A tabu search algorithm for the multi-stage parallel machine problem with limited buffer capacities. European Journal of Operational Research, 155, 380-401.
  • Fathi, Y., & Aksakalli, V. (2004). Heuristic methods for gang-rip saw arbor design and scheduling. European Journal of Operational Research, 154, 626-640.
  • Morgan, S.D., Fathi, Y., & Taheri, J. (2004). Algorithms for the model configuration problem. IIE Transactions, 36, 169-180.
  • Koksal, G., & Fathi, Y. (2003). Statistical tolerancing using designed experiments in a noisy environment. Computers and Industrial Engineering, 44, 515-526.
  • Fathi, Y., & Barnette, K.W. (2002). Heuristic procedures for the parallel machine problem with tool switches. International Journal of Production Research, 40, 151-164.
  • ElDessouki, W.M., Fathi, Y., & Rouphail, N. (2001). Meta-optimization using cellular automata with application in solving the combined trip distribution and assignment system optimal problem. International Journal of Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 16 (6), 384-398.
  • Fathi, Y., & Palko, D. (2001). A mathematical model and a heuristic procedure for the robust design problem with high-low tolerances. IIE Transactions, 33, 1121-1127.
  • Taylor, J.B., Carrano, A.L. & Fathi, Y. (2000). Parameter design and optimization for a nonlinear precision X-Y microstage. Journal of Manufacturing Systems, 19 (4), 229-238.
  • Elmaghraby, S.E., Fathi, Y., & Taner, M.R. (1999). On the sensitivity of project variability to activity mean duration. International Journal of Production Economics, 62, 219-232.
  • Koksal, G., & Fathi, Y. (1998). Design of economical noise array experiments for a partially controlled simulation environment. Computers and Industrial Engineering, 35 (3-4), 555-558.
  • Koksal, G., Smith, W.A., Fathi, Y., Lu, J-C., & McGregor, R. (1988). A case study in off-line quality control: Characterization and optimization of batch dyeing process design. International Journal of Technology Management, 16 (4-5-6), 358-382.
  • Mittal, R.O. & Fathi, Y. (1997). Application of statistical tolerancing to manufacturing operations. Journal of Engineering Design and Automation, 3, 299-304.
  • Fathi, Y. (1997). A linear approximation model for the parameter design problem. European Journal of Operational Research, 97, 561-570.
  • Fathi, Y., Mittal, R.O., Cline, J.E., & Martin, P.M. (1997). Alternative manufacturing sequences and tolerance buildup: a point of view and a case study. International Journal of Production Research, 35 (1), 123-136.
  • Fathi, Y., Kegler, S.R., & Culbreth, C.T. (1996). A column generation procedure for gang-rip saw arbor design and scheduling. International Journal of Production Research, 34 (2), 313-327.
  • Brown, E.C., Fathi, Y. & Sowell, R.S. (1996). Linear programming applied to an agricultural transportation problem. Journal of Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 12 (1), 105-110.
  • Culbreth, C.T., & Fathi, Y. (1993). Gang-rip saw arbor design. Journal of Wood and Wood Products, 98 (2), 113-118.
  • Fathi, Y., & Ginjupalli, K.K. (1993). A mathematical model and a heuristic procedure for the turbine balancing problem. European Journal of Operational Research, 65, 336-342.
  • Fathi, Y. (1992). SQVAM: A variance minimizing algorithm. Operations Research Letters, 10 (8), 461-466.
  • Fathi, Y. (1991). A nonlinear programming approach to the parameter design problem. European Journal of Operational Research, 53 (3), 371-381.
  • Fathi, Y. (1990). Producer-consumer tolerances. Journal of Quality Technology, 22, 138-145.
  • Fathi, Y., & Nuttle, H.L.W. (1990). Heuristics for the common due date weighted tardiness problem. IIE Transactions, 22, 215-225.
  • Fathi, Y., & Taheri, J. (1989). A mathematical model for loading the sequencers in a printed circuit pack manufacturing environment. International Journal for Production Research, 2, 1305-1316.
  • Fathi, Y., & Murty, K.G. (1989). Computational behavior of a feasible direction method for linear programming. European Journal of Operational Research, 40, 322-328.
  • Fathi, Y., & Nuttle, H.L.W. (1987). Maximum vs. Expected profit and the faithful newsboy problem. (1897) IIE Transactions, 19, 238-240.
  • Fathi, Y., & Tovey, C. (1986). Affirmative action algorithms. Mathematical Programming, 34, 293-301.
  • Murty, K.G., & Fathi, Y. (1984). A feasible direction method for linear programming. Operations Research Letters, 3, 121-127.
  • Murty, K.G., & Fathi, Y. (1982). A critical index algorithm for nearest point problems on simplicial cones. Mathematical Programming, 23, 206-215.
  • Fathi, Y. (1979). Computational complexity of LCPs associated with positive definite symmetric matrices. Mathematical Programming, 17, 335-344.

Ph.D. Graduates

  • Soheil Sajjadi (2013), Associate Engineer at PTV America Inc., Portland, Oregon. LinkedIn Profile
  • Huang Rong (2013), Member of research staff, Deutsche Bank, Cary, NC.
  • Seyedbehzad Aghdashi (2013), Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Institute for Transportation Research and Education, NC State University. Resume
  • Fatemeh Sayyady (2012), Member of research staff, SAS Institute, Inc., Cary, NC. LinkedIn Profile
  • Raha Akhavan (2011), Associate Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia. Faculty Profile
  • Zohreh Asgharzadeh (2010), Member of research staff, SAS Institute, Inc., Cary, NC. LinkedIn Profile
  • Zhe Liu (2009), Member of research staff, Lindo Systems, Inc., .Chicago, Illinois. LinkedIn Profile
  • Kiavash Kianfar (2007), Associate Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Texas A&M, College Station, TX (Finalist in the Nicholson Student Paper Competition, Informs, Pittsburgh, PA, November 2006; Winner of IIE-Pritsker Doctoral Dissertation Award, Vancouver, Canada, May 2008). Faculty Profile
  • Girish Kulkarni (2005), Member of technical staff, Apple, Inc., San Jose, CA. (formerly member of research staff at FedEx, Inc., Memphis, TN and at Amazon.com, Seattle, WA.) LinkedIn Profile
  • Bagas Wardono (2001), Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Jubail University College, Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia. Faculty Profile
  • Shona Davidson Morgan (2001), Associate Professor, Department of Operations Management, North Carolina A&T and State University, Greensboro, NC. Faculty Profile
  • Kim Woodson Barnette (2000), President and CEO, Delta Decisions of DC, Washington, DC. Business Spotlight
  • Stephanie J. Earnshaw (2000), Global Head, US Health Economics, RTI Health Solutions, Research Triangle Institute, RTP, NC. Research Video
  • Wael M. Eldessouki (1998), Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia. Faculty Profile
  • Christopher J. Lacke (1998), Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ. Faculty Profile
  • Gulser Koksal (1993), Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. Faculty Profile
  • Ali Awni (1991), Associate Professor, School of Business Administration, The American University of Cairo, Cairo, Egypt. Faculty Profile

Current Ph.D. Students

  • Tori Ellison, Ph.D. student, Operations Research, NC State University.
  • Golbarg Kazemi Tutunchi, Ph.D. student, Industrial and Systems Engineering, NC State University.
  • Shahrzad Azzizzadeh, Ph.D. student, Operations Research, NC State University.
  • Farid Alborzi, Ph.D. student, co-major in Industrial and Systems Engineering and Computer Science, NC State University.