ISyE 6320 - Fall 2013

Public Impact Applications of Operations Research and Management Science

Instructors

Pinar Keskinocak and Julie Swann

Office

Room 408 and Room 411 (Groseclose building)

E-mail

pinar@isye.gatech.edu & jswann@isye.gatech.edu

Phone

404-894-2325 & 404-385-3054

Class meeting location

ISYE 228

Class meeting times

Tuesday & Thursday 3:05 – 4:25

The class will not necessarily meet regularly at these times. Each student team will meet with the advisors at agreed upon times once a week.

 


 



 
 

Articles

Logistics/SCM

  • O. Ergun, L. Guyi, J. Heier-Stamm, P. Keskinocak, J. Swann, “Improving Humanitarian Operations through Collaboration,” to appear in Production and Operations Management.
  • O. Ergun, G. Karakus, P. Kerl, P.Keskinocak, J. Swann, M. Villarreal (2013), “Disaster Response Planning of the Private Sector and the Role of Operations Research,” Handbook on Operations Research for Homeland Security, J. Herrmann (editor) and F. Hillier (senior editor), International Series in Operations Research and Management Science, Vol.183, Springer, ) 197-217.
  • S. Duran, O. Ergun, P. Keskinocak, J. Swann (2012), “Humanitarian Logistics: Advanced Purchasing and Pre-positioning of Relief Items,” Handbook of Global Logistics: Transportation in International Supply Chains (International Series in Operations Research & Management Science), J. H. Bookbinder (Ed.), Springer, New York, 181: 447-462.
  • O. Ergun, P. Keskinocak, J. Swann, and M. Villarreal (2012). “Disaster Preparedness and Retail Operations,” Handbook of Operations Research for Homeland Security (International Series in Operations Research and Management Science), J. Herrmann (editor) and F. Hillier (senior editor), Springer.
  • M. Celik, O. Ergun, B. Johnson, P. Keskinocak, A. Lorca, P. Pekgun, J. Swann (2012). “Modeling in Humanitarian Logistics ,” New Directions in Informatics, Optimization, Logistics, and Production, TutORials in Operations Research, P. Mirchandani (editor) and C. Smith (series editor), INFORMS, Hanover, 18-49.

·         S. Duran, M. Gutierrez, P. Keskinocak (2011), “Pre-Positioning of Emergency Items Worldwide for CARE International,” Interfaces, Vol.41, No.3, 223-237.

Revenue management

Bio-terrorism

Health

  • A. Ekici, P. Keskinocak. J. Swann (2013), “Modeling Influenza Pandemic and Planning Food Distribution,” to appear in Manufacturing and Service Operations Management.
  • A. Lasry, M. Washington, H. Smalley, F. Engineer, P. Keskinocak, L. Pickering (2013), “Public Health Modeling at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” in Operations Research and Healthcare Policy, G. Zaric (editor), International Series in Operations Research and Management Science, Vol.190, 3-16. Springer, New York.
  • J.A. Griffin, J. Swann, and P. Keskinocak (2013), “Allocating Scarce Healthcare Resources in Developing Countries: A Case for Malaria Prevention,” in Handbook of Health Care Operations Management, Brian Denton (editor), Springer, Vol.184, 511-532.

·         A. Vats, K.H. Goin, M. Villarreal, T. Yilmaz, J.D. Fortenberry, P. Keskinocak (2012), “The Impact of a  Lean Rounding Process in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit,” Critical Care Medicine, Vol.40, No.2, 608-617.

·         J. Griffin, S. Xia, S. Peng, P. Keskinocak (2012), “Improving Patient Flow in an Obstetric Unit,” Healthcare Management Science, Vol.15, No.1, 1-14. doi:10.1007/s10729-011-9175-6

  • H. Smalley, F. Engineer, P. Keskinocak, L. Pickering (2011), “Universal Tool for Vaccine Scheduling – Applications for Children and Adults,” Interfaces, Vol.41, No.5, 436-454.
  • P. Shi, P. Keskinocak, J. Swann, B.Y. Lee (2010), “The Impact of Mass Gatherings and Holiday Travelling on the Course of an Influenza Pandemic: A Computational Model,” BMC Public Health, 10, 778. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-778.
  • P. Shi, P. Keskinocak, J. Swann, B.Y. Lee (2010), “Modeling Seasonality and Viral Mutation to Predict the Course of an Influenza Pandemic,” Epidemiology and Infection, 138(10), 1472-1481. doi:10.1017/S0950268810000300.
  • H. K. Smalley, P. Keskinocak, and A. Vats (2011), “Development of a Handoff Continuity Score to Improve Pediatric ICU Physician Schedule Design for Enhanced Physician and Patient Continuity,” Critical Care, Vol.15, 1-7.   doi:10.1186/cc10504
  • D. Laborde, J. Griffin, H.K. Smalley, P. Keskinocak, G. Matthew (2011), “A Framework for Assessing Patient Crossover and Health Information Exchange Value,” Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA), Vol.18, No.5, 698-703. doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2011-000140
  • A. Ak, O. Ergun, J. Heier, P. Keskinocak, C. Wardell (2010), “Quantitative Models for Vaccine Procurement,” submitted to Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chains: Case Studies and Research Issues, D. Goldsman, P. Goldsman, and S. Kumar (editors), Taylor and Francis.
  • F. Engineer, P. Keskinocak, L. Pickering (2009), “Catch-up Scheduling for Childhood Immunization,” Operations Research, Vol.57, No.6, 1307-1319.
  • R. Hagtvedt, P. Griffin, P. Keskinocak (2009), “A Simulation Model to Compare Strategies for the Reduction of Healthcare Associated Infections,” Interfaces, Vol.39, No.3, 256-270.
  • Stephen Chick, Hamed Mamani, David Simchi-Levi (2006) The Balancing Act: Supply Chain Coordination and Influenza Vaccination.
  • Sewell, Edward C. Phd; Jacobson, Sheldon H. Phd; Weniger, Bruce G. Md, Mph. Reverse engineering a formulary selection algorithm to determine the economic value of pentavalent and hexavalent combination vaccines.  Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 20(11) Supplement:S45-S56, November 2001.
  • Pierskalla, W.P. and D.J. Brailer, 1994. Applications of operations research in health care delivery. In Handbooks on Operations Research and Management Sciences, Vol. 6 6, S.M. Pollock et el. edition, Elsevier Science, B.U.
  • Linda Green and Peter Kolesar, Improving Emergency Responsiveness with Management Science, forthcoming in Management Science. 
  • Linda Green, Sergei Savin, Ben Wang. Managing Patient Service in a Diagnostic Medical Facility.
  • Linda Green, V. Nyugen, Strategies for Cutting Hospital Beds: The Impact on Patient Service,  Health Services Research, 2000.
  • Linda Green, Capacity Planning in Hospitals,” in Handbook of Operations Research/Management Science Applications in Health Care, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004.
  • Roy Anderson (2006), Planning for Pandemics of Infectious Diseases, The Bridge, Vol.36, No.3.
  • EK Lee, S Maheshwary, J Mason, W Glisson, Large-scale dispensing for emergency response to bioterrorism & infectious disease outbreak. Interfaces -- OR Applications for Homeland Defense 2006. To appear.

Green supply chain

 

Books

  • S. M. Pollock, M. H. Rothkopf, and A. Barnett, Eds., Operations Research in the Public Sector, Handbooks in Operations Research and Management Science Volume 6, Elsevier, 1994.
  • Brandeau, M.L., Sainfort, F., and W.P. Pierskalla, Eds., Operations Research and Health Care: Methods and Applications, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004


 

Useful Links/Articles from the Press

Water

·         Dying for a Drink – B. Walsh, TIME Magazine, December 15, 2008, 46-49.

·         World Water Crisis – Photo Essay, TIME Magazine.

 

Energy

·         The Truth About Solar Power – TIME Magazine video.

·         The Political Scientist – Steven Chu, Time Magazine, August 24, 2009.

 

Health

·         UNICEF Report - The State of the World’s Children 2009: Maternal and Newborn Health

·         WHO – World Health Statistics 2009

·         Computational Biology and Medical Applications, H.J. Greenberg, A.G. Holder, M.Y. Leung, R. Schwartz, OR/MS Today, June 2009, 34-39.

·         Lollipops for Excellence – A Pediatric Hospital’s Quality Program, Industrial Engineer, August 2008, 24-28.

 

Environment

·         Earth Trends – World Resources Institute

·         Basel Action Network  

·         Planet in Peril – CNN.com

·         America’s Most Toxic CitiesForbes, November 06, 2009

·         Trash trackers: The secret life of garbage, C. Brahic, New Scientist, September 18, 2009.

·         Ghana: Digital Dumping Ground, PBS Frontline World Stories from a Small Planet.

 

Women’s rights and economic empowerment

·         Saving the World’s Women - The New York Times Magazine Special Issue – August 23, 2009

 

 

Disaster news

·         http://www.disasternews.net/

·         http://www.cbsnews.com/digitaldan/disaster/disasters.shtml  & http://www.headlinespot.com/subject/disaster/  (contains links to many different national/international disaster news pages)

·         http://www.sciencedaily.com/news/earth_climate/natural_disasters/

·         http://www.foxnews.com/specialsections/naturaldisaster/

·         http://redcross.wordpress.com/ (American Red Cross)

·         http://www.nsf.gov/news/newsmedia/disaster_news/index.jsp (National Science Foundation)

·         http://nhss.cr.usgs.gov/ (by U.S. Geological Survey, with interactive, real-time maps)

·         http://www.alertnet.org/ (by Reuters foundation)

·         http://www.nationalserviceresources.org/disaster-updates (a weekly update of disasters)

 


 



Syllabus  - ISyE 6320 - Fall 2013

Public Impact Applications of Operations Research and Management Science

Instructors

Pinar Keskinocak and Julie Swann

Office

Room 408 and Room 411 (Groseclose building)

E-mail

pinar@isye.gatech.edu & jswann@isye.gatech.edu

Phone

404-894-2325 & 404-385-3054

Class meeting location

ISYE 228

Class meeting times

Tuesday & Thursday 3:05 – 4:25

The class will not necessarily meet regularly at these times. Each student team will meet with the advisors at agreed upon times once a week.

Course page

http://www.isye.gatech.edu/people/faculty/Pinar_Keskinocak/teaching/
isye6320-fall2013/course-page.htm

COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES

This course focuses on the health and public applications of Operations Research/Management Science (OR/MS). In particular, we will focus on OR/MS applications in non-profit organizations.

Students participating in the course will complete a group project (some of these are with a partner organization) and will also read and discuss papers on relevant course topics. A tentative listing of reading materials can be found on the course page.

COURSE TOPICS

Course topics include the following:

  • Infection control in hospitals
  • Patient flow analysis and optimization in hospitals
  • Managing the supply chains of disaster relief items
  • Modeling infectious diseases and evaluating intervention strategies
  • Cost sharing among different units of non-profit organizations
  • Transportation services procurement in non-profit organizations
  • Debris collection after disasters

 

COURSE ORGANIZATION

Students are responsible for all announcements made in class and for all changes in the schedule that are posted on the class website.

Projects: Students will form groups (up to 4 students per group) and work on a real-world project (some of these are with a partner organization).

Reports: Each group will submit a detailed project scope/description (by the end of August), a mid-semester progress report (by October 17) and a final report (by December 1st). Each student is expected to keep a personal log of their activities and time spent for the project. The groups will submit short summaries (not to exceed one page) of their weekly progress to the instructor as well as their plans for the following week, clearly specifying the accomplishments of each team member in the previous week and the task assignment for the following week.

Presentations: Students will make group presentations about the progress of their projects, following the same content and timeline as the reports. The presentations will be an excellent opportunity for everyone to learn about new topics and give feedback to each other.

Class participation: Students are expected to attend the presentations and join the discussion. We may also have presentations given by other ISYE faculty and Ph.D. students or outside guests on health and public applications of OR/MS (the exact dates, times, and locations of these presentations will be announced ahead of time).

Meetings: Each group will hold weekly meetings with the instructor. We will discuss accomplishments for the past week, goals for the next week, and other issues relevant to the project.

Grading: 30% of the grade will be based on presentations; 5% based on class participation, in particular, participation in the discussions about the presented projects; 65% of the grade will be based on projects (including the final report). Note that "team participation" will also be an important component of each student’s final grade.