Presentations

Professor Cohn’s primary conference presentations are at INFORMS, AGIFORS, and Industry Study Association meetings.

[Underlined co-authors indicate students; asterisks indicate undergraduates. For more information about a presentation or to receive a copy of the presentation slides, please send an email request to amycohn@umich.edu.]

 


Invited Presentations

“Scheduling Problems in Medical Residency.” IOE691 Providing Better Healthcare Through Systems Engineering: Seminars and Discussions, December 2011, with Brian Jordan.

“Scheduling Problems in Medical Residency.” University of Michigan Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Seminar Series, December 2011.

Tauber Global Operations Conference Healthcare Panel: Moderator. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, November 2011.

“Applied Research in Industrial and Operations Engineering: Wind Farms, Healthcare, Aviation, and More.” SJTU, Shanghai China, June 2011.

“OR As a Strategic Capability: Lessons from the Classroom to the Conference Room to Capitol Hill.” Keynote address at Jeppesen Operations Research Symposium, Denver CO, April 2011.

“Final Report to Southwest Airlines on Block Time and Robustness Analysis.” With Nattavut Yampikulsakul, Ryan Chen, Matthew Friedman, and Luyao Chen. Final project presentation at Southwest Airlines, Dallas TX, March 2011.

“The New Rules for Consumer Affairs: Have Things Improved?” Moderator for panel at American Bar Association Forum on Air and Space conference, February 2011.

“Determining Network Arc Capacities when Node Supplies and Demands Are Uncertain” at Sandia National Labs, February 2011.

“Operations Research in the Airline Industry: Two Different Paths” at Wayne State University, November 2010.

“Measuring Impacts of 3-Hour Tarmac Delay Rule” at Global Airline Industry Program Industry Advisory Board Meeting, MIT, November 2010.

“Planes, Politics, and Polyhedra” at MIT Department of Mathematics, November 2010.

“Operations Research in the Airline Industry: Two Different Paths” at Rutgers University, October 2010.

“4 Myths about the Airline Industry (And what this has to do with IOE)” at Alpha Pi Mu General Board Meeting, October 2010.

“Robust Maintenance Planning and Other Aviation OR Research at the University of Michigan” at Metron Aviation, September 2010.

“Learning About IOE: Energy Applications” ENG110 Lecture, University of Michigan, September 2010.

“Government Regulations for Airline Delays: Unintended Consequences” at MIT Global Airline Industry Program Executive Education Program, June 2010.

“Robust Planning and Recovery in Passenger Aviation” at University of Newcastle, May 2010.

“Including Wind in Power-System Siting and Capacity Expansion Models” at University of Newcastle, May 2010.

“Trends and Advances in Airline Scheduling: Operations Research and the Passenger Bill of Rights” at ATL Research Symposium, Georgia Tech, December 2009.

“Airline Tarmac Delays: Implications of Government Regulation” at Global Airline Industry Program Industry Advisory Board Meeting, MIT, October 2009.

“Including Wind in Power-System Siting and Capacity Expansion Models” at Tulane University, September 2009.

Statement at Passenger Rights Stakeholder Hearing on Capitol Hill, Washington D.C., September 2009.

“Robust Scheduling Planning and Recovery” at MIT Global Airline Industry Program Executive Education Program, June 2009.

“Test-and-Prune: A New Algorithm for Combinatorial Optimization Problems” at North Carolina State University, January 2009.

“Test-and-Prune: A New Algorithm for Combinatorial Optimization Problems in Network Design and System Planning” at Design Science Colloquium and Decision Consortium Speaker Series, November 2008.

“Update: Robust Scheduling and Modeling of Airline Capacity Reductions” at MIT Industry Advisory Board Meeting, Cambridge MA, November 2008.

“Test-and-Prune: A New Algorithm for Combinatorial Optimization Problems” Dallas INFORMS Chapter, Dallas TX, October 2008.

“’Optimized’ Airline Plans and Operational Realities: Key Challenges in Airline Planning” at the 2008 Navitaire Annual Users Conference, October 2008.

“Schedule Optimization and Operational Realities” at Jeppesen Lunch-and-Learn Program, Montreal CA, September 2008.

“Test-and-Prune: A New Algorithm for Combinatorial Optimization Problems” at the GERAD Research Center, Montreal CA, September 2008.

“Schedule Optimization and Operational Realities” at MIT Executive Education Program, Cambridge MA, June 2008.

“’Optimized’ Airline Plans and Operational Realities” Fields Lecture at the University of Toronto, June 2008.

“Planning, Operations, and Robustness” panel at AGIFORS Operations meeting, Amsterdam, May 2008.

“Wheels, Windmills, and Weekends: A New Algorithm for Discrete Optimization Problems” at the University of Pittsburgh, April 2008.

“Delay Propagation and Airline Planning: Research Overview,” at Lufthansa Airlines, Frankfurt Germany, December 2007.

“Truckload Procurement Auctions: Demonstrating an Implicit Bidding Mechanism,” at STIET Seminar Series, Ann Arbor MI, November 2007.

“Assessing Delay Propagation in Airline Plans: An Update,” at 2007 Industry Advisory Board Meeting of the MIT Global Airline Industry Program, Cambridge MA, October 2007.

“Robust Schedule Planning and Recovery: The Role of Operations Research” at MIT Executive Education Program, Cambridge MA, June 2007.

“Resident Scheduling and Medical Decision Making,” with Dr. Joseph Norman, at University of Michigan Medical School Residency Seminar Series, June 2007.

“Using Mathematical Programming to Make VCG Auctions Tractable: Truckload Procurement,” at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, March 2007.

“Assessing Delay Propagation in Airline Plans” at 2006 Industry Advisory Board Meeting of the MIT Global Airline Industry Program, Cambridge MA, October 2006.

“Using Mathematical Programming to Make VCG Auctions Tractable” at the University of Michigan Toyota AI Seminar Series, October 2006.

“Incorporating Reliability, Responsiveness, and Realism in Production Planning and Sequencing” at Intelligent Maintenance Decision-Making Workshop: Needs, Practices and Solutions, Dearborn MI, May 2006.

“Modeling Complex Systems to Ensure Implementable Solutions: Imbedding Complexity in the Variable Definition” at the University of Colorado, December 2005.

“Modeling Complex Systems to Ensure Implementable Solutions: Imbedding Complexity in the Variable Definition” at Northwestern University, Evanston IL, November 2005.

“Composite Variable Models for Large Transportation and Logistics Problems” at the University of Michigan, the University of Chicago, Princeton University, Cornell University, the University of Maryland, and the University of Cincinnati, 2002.


Non-Refereed Conference Presentations

M. Lapp, A. Cohn, and S. Shebalov. “Short-Term Airline Maintenance Planning and Recovery,” INFORMS November 2011, Charlotte NC.

A. Barlatt, J. Batey, A. Cohn, R. Davidson, Y. Fradkin, and O. Gusikhin. “Integrated Planning and Scheduling in a Complex Automotive Manufacturing Environment,” INFORMS November 2011, Charlotte NC. [Finalist for the Wagner Prize.]

K. Schumacher, R.L. Chen, and A. Cohn. “Determining Network Arc Capacities when Node Supplies and Demands are Uncertain,” INFORMS November 2011, Charlotte NC.

R. Chen, A. Cohn, and A. Pinar. “An Implicit Optimization Approach for Survivable Network Design,” INFORMS November 2011, Charlotte NC.

A. Cohn and R. Chen*. “The Passenger Bill of Rights: How New Regulatory Policy Has Impacted Delay,” ISA May 2011, Pittsburgh PA.

A. Cohn, P. Belobaba, and G. Skaltsas. “Planned and Actual Performance of an Airline Schedule,” INFORMS November 2010, Austin TX.

L. McCarty, A. Cohn, and D. Viswanath. “Pre-emptive Re-Routing of Airline Passengers Under Uncertain Delays,” INFORMS November 2010, Austin TX.

R. Chen, D. Callaway, and A. Cohn. “Wind Farm Network Design,” INFORMS November 2010, Austin TX.

O. Gusikhin, P. MacNeille, and A. Cohn. “Vehicle Routing to Minimize Mixed Fleet Fuel Consumption and Environmental Impact,” ICINCO June 2010, Madera Portugal.

A. Cohn and M. Lapp. “Robust Planning and Recovery in Passenger Aviation,” AGIFORS May 2010, Brisbane Australia.

K. Kontoyiannakis*, E. Serrano*, K. Tse*, M. Lapp, and A. Cohn. “A Simulation Framework to Evaluate Airport Gate Allocation Policies Under Extreme Delay Conditions,” Winter Simulation Conference December 2009, Austin TX.

A. Cohn, L. McCarty, and D. Viswanath. “Re-Booking Disrupted Airline Passengers While Uncertainty Still Remains,” INFORMS October 2009, San Diego CA.

D. Callaway, R. Chen, and A. Cohn. “Including Wind in Power System Siting and Capacity Expansion Models,” INFORMS October 2009, San Diego CA.

D. Callaway, R. Chen, and A. Cohn. “Test-and-Prune: Designing Wind Farms with Probabilistic Constraints,” INFORMS October 2009, San Diego CA.

A. Cohn, M. Lapp, J. Ibarra, and A. Heinold. “Building Lines of Flight for Improved Maintenance Robustness,” CORS June 2009, Toronto Canada.

K. Kontoyiannakis*, E. Serrano*, K. Tse*, M. Lapp, and A. Cohn. “Novel Methods for Reducing Passenger On-Aircraft Ground Delays,” CORS June 2009, Toronto Canada.

M. Lapp, S. AhmadBeygi, A. Cohn, and O. Tsimhoni. “A Recursion-Based Approach to Simulating Airline Schedule Robustness,” Winter Simulation December 2008, Miami, FL.

R. Chen, D. Callway, and A. Cohn. “A Power System Planning Model with Intermittent Wind Resources,” INFORMS 2008, Washington DC.

A. Barlatt, A. Cohn, C. Morford, Y. Fradkin, and O. Gusikhin. “Algorithms for Leveraging a Flexible Workforce in Automotive Planning,” INFORMS October 2008, Washington DC.

R. Chen, S. AhmadBeygi, D. Beil, A. Cohn, and A. Sinha. “An Implicit Bidding Mechanism for Combinatorial Auctions – A Truckload Procurement Example,” INFORMS October 2008, Washington DC.

A. Cohn. “Industry Studies and Healthcare Scheduling,” INFORMS October 2008, Washington DC.

A. Cohn and P. Belobaba. “Industry Studies and Robustness in Airline Planning,” INFORMS October 2008, Washington DC.

S. AhmadBeygi, D. Beil, R. Chen, A. Cohn, and A. Sinha. “Solving Stochastic Combinatorial Truckload Procurement Auctions Under Uncertainty,” INFORMS October 2008, Washington DC.

A. Cohn, A. Barlatt, D. Callaway, R. Chen, and O. Gusikhin. “Test-and-Prune: A Parallelized Algorithm for Solving Bi-Level Optimization Problems,” INFORMS October 2008, Washington DC.

S. AhmadBeygi, A. Cohn, and M.Lapp. “An Empirical Analysis of Delay Propagation in the Airline Plans,” INFORMS October 2008, Washington DC.

A. Cohn. “Modeling the Impact of Eliminating Service to Regional Airports,” AGIFORS Annual Symposium September 2008, Montreal Canada.

S. AhmadBeygi, A. Cohn, and M. Lapp. “Decreasing Airline Delay Propagation By Re-Allocating Scheduled Slack,” AGIFORS Annual Symposium September 2008, Montreal Canada. This was a presentation of Dr. AhmadBeygi’s dissertation, which was awarded second place in the Anna Valicek competition.

S. AhmadBeygi, P. Belobaba, A. Cohn, and M. Lapp. “Achieving Robustness Without Increasing Cost: A New Planning Tool for Passenger Aviation,” Sloan Industry Studies Program Annual Meeting June 2008, Boston MA.

A. Cohn. “Constructing Pareto-Optimal Residency Call Schedules,” BMIC June 2008, Orlando FL.

A. Cohn, A. Barlatt, and O. Gusikhin. “A Hybrid Approach for Solving Shift-Selection and Task-Sequencing Problems,” CP-AI-OR May 2008, Paris, France.

A. Barlatt and A. Cohn. “A ‘Divide-and-Conquer’ Approach to High- and Low- Level Resource Planning,” INFORMS November 2007, Seattle WA.

A. Cohn and J. Norman. “Constructing On-Call Schedules for Medical Residents,” INFORMS November 2007, Seattle WA.

S. AhmadBeygi, P. Belobaba, and A. Cohn. “Metrics and Measures of Robustness in Airlines Schedules,” INFORMS November 2007, Seattle WA.

S. AhmadBeygi, D, Beil, R. Chen, A. Cohn, and A. Sinha. “Solving Single-Round, Fully-Enumerated Combinatorial Truckload Procurement Auctions to Optimality,” INFORMS November 2007, Seattle WA.

S. AhmadBeygi, D. Beil, R. Chen, A. Cohn, and A. Sinha. “Stochastic Combinatorial Truckload Procurement Auctions,” INFORMS November 2007, Seattle WA.

A. Barlatt and A. Cohn. “Labor Allocation in Automotive Planning: Leveraging a Flexible Workforce,” INFORMS November 2007, Seattle WA.

A. Cohn (panelist). “Robust Schedule Planning and Recovery: Current Research and Future Challenges,” INFORMS November 2007, Seattle WA.

A. Cohn, Shervin AhmadBeygi, and M. Weir*. “Using Integer Programming and Dual-Based Potentials to Generate Crew Pairings,” AGIFORS August 2007, Seattle WA.

S. AhmadBeygi, D. Beil, R. Chen, A. Cohn, and A. Sinha. “An Implicit Bidding Mechanism for Combinatorial Auctions,” INFORMS Mid-Western Conference August 2007, Evanston IL.

A. Barlatt, A. Cohn, M. Luppino*, and T. Zhou*. “A Parallel Algorithm for Solving Resource Allocation and Scheduling Problems,” INFORMS Mid-Western Conference August 2007, Evanston IL.

S. AhmadBeygi, P. Belobaba, and A. Cohn. “Measuring and Minimizing Delay Propagation in Passenger Airline Plans,” INFORMS Mid-Western Conference August 2007, Evanston IL.

S. AhmadBeygi, P. Belobaba, A. Cohn, and Y. Guan*. “Measuring and Minimizing Delay Propagation in Airline Plans,” AGIFORS June 2007, Denver CO.

S. AhmadBeygi, P. Belobaba, A. Cohn, and Y. Guan*. “Airline Planning to Minimize Delay Propagation,” IIE May 2007, Nashville TN.

A. Barlatt, A. Cohn, Y. Fradkin, and O. Gusikhin. “Using Composite Variable Modeling to Achieve Realism and Tractability in Production Planning,” INFORMS May 2007, San Juan PR.

S. AhmadBeygi, A. Cohn, and M. Lapp.“Incorporating Robustness in Passenger Aviation Planning Models,” at Sloan Industry Studies Program Annual Meeting April 2007, Cambridge MA.

A. Barlatt, A. Cohn, Y. Fradkin, and O. Gusikhin. “A New Modeling Approach for Scheduling Stamping Operations,” INFORMS November 2006, Pittsburgh PA.

S. AhmadBeygi, P. Belobaba, A. Cohn, and Y. Guan*. “Assessing Delay Propagation in Airline Plans.” INFORMS November 2006, Pittsburgh PA.

A. Cohn and S. Root. “Developing Fair and Feasible Schedules for Residents On-Call,” INFORMS November 2006, Pittsburgh PA.

D. Beil, A. Cohn, and A. Sinha. “Simplified Bidding and Solution Mechanisms for VCG Combinatorial Auctions,” INFORMS November 2006, Pittsburgh PA.

A. Cohn and S. Root. “Using Composite Variable Modeling to Solve Integrated Freight Transportation Planning Problems,” INFORMS November 2006, Pittsburgh PA.

A. Cohn and S. Kurnaz. “Incorporating Customer Responsiveness when Solving Blocking Flowshop Scheduling Problems,” POMS 2006, Boston MA.

A. Barlatt and A. Cohn. “Models and Algorithms for Scheduling in Automotive Stamping Plants,” POMS May 2006, Boston MA.

A. Cohn and S. Root. “Integration of the Load Matching and Routing Problem with Equipment Balancing for Small Package Carrier,” Sloan Industry Studies Program Annual Meeting December 2005, Cambridge MA.

S. AhmadBeygi and A. Cohn. “Solving Large Crew Pairing Problems for Integrated and Robust Planning,” INFORMS November 2005, San Francisco CA.

A. Barlatt, A. Cohn, Y. Fradkin, C. Griffen*, O. Gusikhin, and G. Rossi. “Models and Algorithms for Scheduling in Automotive Stamping Plants.” INFORMS November 2005, San Francisco CA.

A. Cohn, S. Root, and A. Wang*. “Integrated Planning for Small Package Carriers,” INFORMS November 2005, San Francisco CA.

A. Cohn. “Hands-On Teaching of the Optimization Process,” INFORMS November 2005, San Francisco CA.

A. Cohn and S. Root. “Integrated Load Matching and Equipment Balancing for Express Package Network,” IIE May 2005, Atlanta GA.

A. Cohn, Y. Koren, and S. Kurnaz. “A Framework for Evaluating Production Policies to Improve Customer Responsiveness,” IIE May 2005, Atlanta GA.

S. AhmadBeygi and A. Cohn. “An Optimization Approach to Solving the Airline Crew Pairing Problem,” IIE May 2005, Atlanta GA.

S. AhmadBeygi and A. Cohn. “An Optimization Approach to Solving the Airline Crew Pairing Problem,” INFORMS October 2004, Denver CO.

A. Cohn, S. Root, and H. Shoals*. “Equipment Matching and Balancing for an Express Package Network,” INFORMS October 2004, Denver CO.

S. AhmadBeygi, A. Cohn, and K. Liu. “Dominance and Indifference in Airline Crew Scheduling,” INFORMS 2003, October Atlanta GA.

A. Cohn, M. Davey, L. Schkade, A. Siegel*, and C. Wong*. “A Network Design Problem in Freight Transportation with Non-Linear, Cross-Arc Costs,” INFORMS October 2003, Atlanta GA.

A. Cohn, Shervin AhmadBeygi, and KoMing Liu. “Dominance and Indifference in Airline Planning Decisions,” NEXTOR June 2003, Washington DC.

A. Cohn, M. Magazine, G. Polak, S. Root, D. Stajninger*, and R. Tatoris*. “Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing and Large-Scale Optimization Techniques,” M&SOM June 2003, Los Angeles CA.

C. Barnhart, J. Bong, A. Cohn, K. Howells, and W. Tandiono. “Network Design for Service Parts Logistics.” INFORMS November 2001, Miami FL.

C. Barnhart and A. Cohn. “Improving Crew Scheduling by Incorporating Key Maintenance Routing Decisions,” INFORMS November 2000, San Antonio TX.

C. Barnhart and A. Cohn. “Improving Airline Crew Schedules by Expanding the Solution Space,” ISMP August 2000, Atlanta GA.

A. Cohn, M. Magazine, and G. Polak. “A Column Generation Approach to Product Clustering and Machine Setup in Printed Circuit Board Assembly,” INFORMS May 2000, Salt Lake City UT.

C. Barnhart and A. Cohn. “Improving Crew Scheduling by Incorporating Key Maintenance Routing Decisions,” TRISTAN IV June 2001, Azores Portugal.


Other Presentations

SWE End-of-Year Banquet Speaker, April 2012.

Alpha Pi Mu General Assembly Speaker, March 2012.

Women of Distinction Breakfast, Keynote Speaker, University of Michigan, February 2012.

International Career Month lecture on healthcare, February 2012, with Jonathan Cohn.

“An Introduction to CHEPS,” UM INFORMS Student Chapter, Ann Arbor MI, September 2011.

“Finding Happiness & Career Success: Advice for Crafting a Fulfilling Academic Path,” Panel at Industry Studies Association Professional Development Workshop, Pittsburgh PA, May 2011.

“Tales from the Tarmac,” Back to the Future, University of Michigan College of Engineering Alumnae event, Ann Arbor MI, May 2011.

Presentation to WISE Residential Program University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI, March 2011.

“Service and Work Family Balance,” at INFORMS Doctoral Colloquium, Washington DC, October 2008.

“What Kind of Department Do I Want?” at INFORMS Doctoral Colloquium, Washington DC, October 2008.

“Faculty Talk About Effective Teaching” College of Engineering Panel on Teaching Effectiveness, Ann Arbor MI, March 2008.

“Service: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” at INFORMS Doctoral Colloquium, Seattle WA, November 2007.

Panelist for Rackham Seminar on Finding an Advisor, Ann Arbor MI, January 2007.

Panelist for Women in Science and Engineering luncheon, Ann Arbor MI, November 2006.

Panel on Work/Family Balance at INFORMS Doctoral Colloquium, San Francisco CA, November 2005.

Panelist for Rackham-CRLT Seminar on College Teaching, Ann Arbor MI, May 2004.

College of Engineering Panel on Mentoring, Ann Arbor MI, November 2003.

Introductory remarks for Tech Day, Ann Arbor MI, November 2003.

“Developing Successful Research Skills by Studying Research Failures: An Alternative Approach to Teaching Optimization Techniques,” at INFORMS Teaching Colloquium, Atlanta GA, October 2003.

“The Academic Job Search,” at INFORMS Doctoral Colloquium, Atlanta GA, October 2003.

“Grad School Preparation for a Research Position,” ASEE Future Faculty Series, Ann Arbor MI, October 2003.

“Teaching at the University of Michigan,” ASEE Future Faculty Series, Ann Arbor MI, October 2003.


Poster Sessions

“Algorithm for Scheduling Power Generators to Meet N-k Security Requirements when Transmission Switching is Employed” with Kathryn Schumacher (presenter) and Richard Chen, 2012 Graduate Academic Conference, Lansing, MI, April 2012. Recipient of Poster Presentation Award.

“Evaluating and Analyzing Conflicts between ACGME Restrictions and Adequate Training Opportunities for Transplant Surgery”with Andrea Obi (presenter), Jennifer Chung, Siyuan Sun*, Wandi Lin, Mark Daskin, and Rishindra Reddy, at the HFES 2012 Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care, Baltimore, MD, March 2012.

“Incorporating Heterogeneous Fleets in the Vehicle Routing Problem: Algorithms and Implications,” with F. Peng and O. Gusikhin, at INFORMS Annual Meeting, Charlotte NC, November 2011.

“Predicting Emergency Department Volume Using Forecasting Methods to Create a “Surge Response” for Non-Crisis Events,” with V. Chase, M. Lavieri, and T. Peterson, at INFORMS Annual Meeting, Charlotte NC, November 2011.

“Medical Resident Scheduling using Multi-Criteria Optimization Models,” with M. Lapp, Y. Jiang*, S. Sun*, J. Guo*, B. Jordan, K. Lu*, D. O’Connell, and X. Xu*, at INFORMS Annual Meeting, Charlotte NC, November 2011.

“Teaching Mathematical Modeling Using Innovative Technology Applications,” with M. Lapp, at Research and Scholarship in Engineering Education Poster Session, Ann Arbor MI, October 2009.

Summary of wind research for NSF WIRES, Barcelona Spain, June 2009.

Summary of aviation research for Sloan ISA Conference, Chicago IL, May 2009.

“Simplified Bidding and Solution Structures for Combinatorial Procurement Auctions,” with D. Beil, A. Sinha, S. AhmadBeygi, and R. Chen, at NSF Grantees Conference, Knoxville TN, November 2008.