Yahya Fathi

Professor and Director of the Graduate Program

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.

Discover more about Dr. Fathi, see Faculty Profile: Yahya Fathi.

Ph.D. Student Advising

Graduates (07-2018)

Current Students (07-2018)


Ph.D. 1979

University of Michigan

MS 1976

Master of Science

University of Michigan

BSIE 1972

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

Sharif (formerly Arya-Mehr) University of Technology

Research Description

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.

Honors and Awards

  • 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, 1998


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.
Determining query readiness for structured data
Alborzi, F., Chirkova, R., Doyle, J., & Fathi, Y. (2015), In Big data analytics and knowledge discovery (Vol. 9263, pp. 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.
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.
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
Two-stage stochastic view selection for data-analysis queries
Huang, R., Chirkova, R., & Fathi, Y. (2013), In Advances in databases and information systems (Vol. 186, pp. 115–123).
A Markov chain framework for cycle time approximation of toolsets
Akhavan-Tabatabaei, R., Fathi, Y., & Shanthikumar, J. G. (2012), IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing, 25(4), 589–597.
An efficient model for the crosscut optimisation problem in a wood processing mill
Fathi, Y., & Kianfar, K. (2012), International Journal of Production Research, 50(2), 485–497.

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