Dr. Alkis Vazacopoulos

TEACHING ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
School: School of Business
Room: Babbio Center 633
Email: avazacop@stevens.edu
Education
  • 1994, Ph.D., Operations Research, Industrial Administration Graduate School of Industrial Administration, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Thesis title: “Essays on Machine Sequencing Problems''. Thesis advisor: Professor Egon Balas.  Committee members: Gerald Thompson, Gerard Cornuejols.
  • 1990, Masters of Science, Operations Research, Graduate School of Industrial Administration, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
  • 1988, Masters of Science, Management Information Systems, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, USA
  • 1986, Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Piraeus, Greece. 
Experience

2012 – Present:  CEO/Founder Industrial Algorithms.
2013 - Present:  Adjunct Faculty Stevens Institute of Technology.
2005 - Present: Affiliated Faculty, Center for Applied Optimization, University of Florida, Gainesville Florida.
2011 - 2012:  Client Partner, Verisk Analytics/Interthinx/Strategic Analytics
2008 - 2011: Vice President Research, FICO, Co. (Member of the Research Management Team
2004 - 2008, President, President, Dash Optimization, Inc. Englewood Cliffs, NJ.

 

Institutional Service
  • January 2013- today: Adjunct Faculty Stevens Institute of Technology, Courses taught: Advanced Project Management, Production and Operations Management, Process Optimization and Analytics
  • 2005-present: Affiliated Faculty, Center for Applied Optimization, University of Florida, Gainesville Florida (no salary).
  • 2002-2015: Adjunct Associate Professor, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Department of Management, Marketing, Information Systems and Sciences, S. J Sillberman College of Business Administration, NJ.
  • 1999-2002: Associate Professor, Department of Management, Marketing, Information Systems and Sciences, S. J Silberman College of Business Administration, Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ.
  • 1994-1999: Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Marketing, Information Systems and Sciences, S. J Sillberman College of Business Administration Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ.
  • 1993-1994: Instructor, Graduate School of Industrial Administration, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.1991-1994: Graduate Research Assistant for Professor Egon Balas, Graduate School of Industrial Administration, Carnegie Mellon University.
  • 1990-1991: Graduate Research Assistant for Professor Gerald Thompson, Graduate School of Industrial Administration, Carnegie Mellon University.
  • 1986-1988: Graduate Research Assistant for Professor Stelios Zanakis, Florida International University. 
Professional Service
  • April 2014 – today: Partner Optimization Direct, Inc.
  • April 2011- March 2012: Client Partner, Verisk Analytics/Interthinx/Strategic Analytics.
  • 2008-February 2011: Vice President Research, FICO, Co. (Member of the Research Management Team, 3 members)
  • 2004-2008: President, Dash Optimization, Inc. Englewood Cliffs, NJ.
  • 1998-2004: Vice President and Founder, Director, Dash Optimization, Inc. Englewood Cliffs, NJ
  • 1999-2000: COO, Founder Axioma Inc.
  • 1982-1983: Personnel Department, Accounting Department, Hellenic Shipyards, Athens, Greece.   
Consulting Service
  • Fair Isaac
  • Innovative Scheduling
  • Southwest
  • Aspentech
  • Bank of America
  • Chase
  • M&T
  • Cayuga Partners
  • Cosytec
  • HNC
  • Honeywell
  • PA Consulting
  • Printcafe
  • BASF
  • Economia Applicada
  • Frito Lay
  • ICF
  • Pacific Gas and Electric
  • Perseco
  • Air Products
  • Praxair
  • Procter & Gamble
  • I2 Technologies
  • Delaware Investments
  • Edison Mission
  • Retek
  • Department of Energy
  • Kronos
  • Workbrain
  • Clorox
  • Department of Sanitation, New York
  • Marvin Palmer
  • Perseco
  • Frito Lay, PepsiCO
  • Prograph Management Systems
  • General Mills
  • PSR Brazil
  • Target
  • Llamasoft
  • HESI INC. presented seminars: Mathematical Modeling and Project Management
Honors & Awards
  • 1999-2000: Research Award, S. J. Silberman College of Business Administration, Fairleigh Dickinson University.
  • 1997: Visiting Scientist in FAW (Research Institute for Applied Knowledge Processing), ULM, Germany.
  • 1988-1991: William Larimer Mellon Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University.
  • 1990: Nomination for The Richard M. and Margaret S. Cyert Family Fellowship, Carnegie Mellon University. (2nd place)
  • 1986-1988: Graduate Fellowship, School of Business, Florida International University.
  • 1986: Fellowship, University of Piraeus, Greece.
  • 1986, Fellowship, National Foundation of Fellowships, Greece.
Patents & Inventions
  • Patent Application Publication, Pub. No.: US 2011/0066481 Al, Vazacopoulos et al. (43) Pub. Date: Mar. 17,2011, RANDOM PARTITIONING AND PARALLEL PROCESSING SYSTEM FOR VERY LARGE SCALE OPTIMIZATION AND METHOD. Inventors: Alkiviadis Vazacopoulos, Gabriel 
Tavares.
  • Patent Application Publication, VAZACOPOULOS et al., US 20090271337A1, (io) Pub. No.: US 2009/0271337 Al (43) Pub. Date: Oct. 29, 2009, (54) APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR INPUT AND OUTPUT TO PROCESS TO BE OPTIMIZED, (76) Inventors: Alkis VAZACOPOULOS, Harrington Park, NJ (US); Horia  TIPI, New York, NY (US).
Selected Publications
Journals
  1. A. Aggoun, A. Vazacopoulos. (2004). "Solving Sports Scheduling and Timetabling Problems with Constraint Programming", S. Butenko, J. Gil-Lafuente, P. Pardalos, Economics, Management and Optimization in Sports, Springer. 243-264.
  2. A. Vazacopoulos, N. Verma. (Dec 2004). "Hybrid LP-CP techniques to solve a Multi-Machine Assignment and Scheduling Problem", J. Geunes and P. Pardalos, Supply Chain Optimization, Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  3. S. Talluri, A. Vazacopoulos. (2006). "An Aggregated Metric for Evaluating Plant Performance: Implications for Performance Improvement and Resource Allocation", Volume of Essays in honor of Professor Antonios C. Panayotopoulos, University of Piraeus, 1001-1020.
  4. V. Boginski, P.M. Pardalos and A. Vazacopoulos. (2005). "Network-based Models and Algorithms in Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery", D.-Z. Du and P.M. Pardalos, Handbook of Combinatorial Optimization.
  5. P. Repoussis, D. Paraskevopoulos, N. Hubert, A. Vazacopoulos. (2005). "Optimization in Medicine", C. Audet and P. Hansen, Essays and Surveys on Global Optimization, Springer.
  6. S. Zanakis, J. Evans and A. Vazacopoulos. (1989). "Heuristic methods and applications: A categorized survey", European Journal of Operations Research, 88-110.
  7. E. Balas, J.K. Lenstra, A. Vazacopoulos. (1995). "The One Machine Scheduling with Delayed Precedence Constraints and its Use in Job Shop Scheduling", Management Science, 94-109.
  8. E. Balas, G. Lancia, P. Serafini, A. Vazacopoulos. (1998). "Job Shop Scheduling with Deadlines", Journal of Combinatorial Optimization, 329-353.
  9. E. Balas, A. Vazacopoulos. (1998). "Guided Local Search with Shifting Bottleneck for Job Shop Scheduling", Management Science, 495-518.
  10. E. Balas, N. Simonetti, A. Vazakopoulos. (2008). "Job shop scheduling with setup times, deadlines and precedence constraints", Journal of Scheduling, 253-262.
  11. B. C. Menezes, J. D. Kelly, I. E. Grossman, A. Vazacopoulos. (2015). "Generalized capital investment planning of oil-refineries using MILP and sequence-dependent setups", Computers & Chemical Engineering, 140-154.
  12. P. Repoussis, D. Paraskevopoulos, A. Vazacopoulos, N. Hubert. (2016). "Optimizing Emergency Preparedness and Resource Utilization in Mass-Casualty Incidents", European Journal of Operational Research, 531-544.
  13. P. Pardalos, O. Shylo, A. Vazacopoulos. (Sep 2010). "Solving Job Shop Scheduling Problems utilizing the properties of backbone and “big valley”", Computational Optimization and Applications, 47 (1), 61-76.
  14. Abderrahmane Aggoun, Christos T. Maravelias, Alkis Vazacopoulos. (2009). "Mixed Integer Programming/Constraint Programming Hybrid Methods", Encyclopedia of Optimization, 2270-2276.
  15. Richard Laundy, Michael Perregaard, Gabriel Tavares, Horia Tipi, Alkis Vazacopoulos. (2009). "Solving Hard Mixed-Integer Programming Problems with Xpress-MP: A MIPLIB 2003 Case Study", Journal on Computing, INFORMS. 21 (2), 304-313.
Books
  1. P.M. Pardalos, V. Boginski, A. Vazacopoulos (eds). (2007). Data Mining in Biomedicine, Springer.
Courses
  • MGT 614 Advanced Project Management
  • MGT 657 Operations Management