Yahya Fathi


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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.

Research Interests

Yahya Fathi’s research interests include 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.


Ph.D.Doctor of PhilosophyUniversity of Michigan1979
MSMaster of ScienceUniversity of Michigan1976
BSIEBachelor of Science in Industrial EngineeringSharif (formerly Arya-Mehr) University of Technology1972

Honors and Awards

  • 1998 | C. A. Anderson Outstanding Faculty Award, ISE Department at NC State University
  • 1991 | C. A. Anderson Outstanding Faculty Award, ISE Department at NC State University


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Representative subsets of non-dominated points in the bi-criteria p-median p-dispersion problem
Tutunchi, G. K., & Fathi, Y. (2020), COMPUTERS & INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING, 146. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cie.2020.106400
Effective methods for solving the Bi-criteria p-Center and p-Dispersion problem
Tutunchi, G. K., & Fathi, Y. (2019), COMPUTERS & OPERATIONS RESEARCH, 101, 43–54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cor.2018.08.009
Valid inequalities for concave piecewise linear regression
Gopalswamy, K., Fathi, Y., & Uzsoy, R. (2019), OPERATIONS RESEARCH LETTERS, 47(1), 52–58. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orl.2018.12.004
An integer programming approach for solving the p-dispersion problem
Sayyady, F., & Fathi, Y. (2016), European Journal of Operational Research, 253(1), 216–225. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2016.02.026
Determining Query Readiness for Structured Data
Alborzi, F., Chirkova, R., Doyle, J., & Fathi, Y. (2015), In Big Data Analytics and Knowledge Discovery (pp. 3–14). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-22729-0_1
Determining query readiness for structured data
Alborzi, F., Chirkova, R., Doyle, J., & Fathi, Y. (2015), Big data analytics and knowledge discovery, 9263, 3–14.
p-Median and p-dispersion problems: A bi-criteria analysis
Sayyady, F., Tutunchi, G. K., & Fathi, Y. (2015), Computers & Operations Research, 61, 46–55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cor.2015.02.007
Branch and bound algorithms for resource constrained project scheduling problem subject to nonrenewable resources with prescheduled procurement
Chaleshtarti, A. S., Shadrokh, S., & Fathi, Y. (2014), Mathematical Problems in Engineering. https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/634649
An integer programming approach for the view and index selection problem
Asgharzadeh Talebi, Z., Chirkova, R., & Fathi, Y. (2013), Data & Knowledge Engineering, 83, 111–125. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.datak.2012.11.001
Locating traffic sensors on a highway network models and algorithms
Sayyady, F., Fathi, Y., List, G. F., & Stone, J. R. (2013), Transportation Research Record, (2339), 30–38. https://doi.org/10.3141/2339-04

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