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Jose Ventura

Professor and Chair, Operations Research

Affiliation(s):

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

356 Leonhard Building

jav1@psu.edu

814-865-3841

Research Areas:

Operations Research, Production, Supply Chain, and Service Systems Engineering

Interest Areas:

Mathematical programming, network design and optimization, production scheduling, inventory control, supply chain management, facility layout and material handling.

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Industrial Engineering, Polytechnic University of Catalunya, 1977
  • Professional Engineer (PE), Industrial Engineering, Polytechnic University of Catalunya, 1979
  • Master of Engineering (M.Eng.), Operations Research, University of Florida, 1984
  • Ph D, Operations Research, University of Florida, 1986

Publications

Book, Chapters

  • Jose Ventura, 2007, Dynamic Programming, CRC Press, New York, NY, pp. 7/1-25

Parts of Book

  • A. Mendoza and Jose Ventura, 2013, EOQ Models with Two Modes of Freight Transportation and All-Units Quantity Discounts, Springer, New York, NY, pp. 11
  • Jose Ventura and A. Mendoza, 2008, Inventory and Transportation in Supplier Selection Decisions, The Material Handling Institute, Charlotte, NC, pp. 671-683
  • Jose Ventura and B. Q. Rieksts, 2004, Inventory Models with Two Modes of Freight Transportation, The Material Handling Institute, Charlotte, NC, pp. 529-539

Journal Articles

  • Seong Wook Hwang, Sang Jin Kweon and Jose Ventura, 2017, "Locating Alternative-Fuel Refueling Stations on a Multi-Class Vehicle Transportation Network", European Journal of Operational Research
  • Ron G. McGarvey, Brian Q. Rieksts, Jose Ventura and Namsu Ahn, 2016, "Binary Linear Programming Models for Robust Broadcasting in Communication Networks", Discrete Applied Mathematics, 204, (1), pp. 12
  • Jose A Ventura, Subramanian Pazhani and Abraham Mendoza, 2016, "A Serial Inventory System with Supplier Selection and Order Quantity Allocation considering Transportation Costs", Applied Mathematical Modelling, 40, (1), pp. 13
  • Hamza Adeinat and Jose Ventura, 2015, "Determining the Retailer's Replenishment Policy considering Multiple Capacitated Suppliers and Price-sensitive Demand", European Journal of Operational Research, 247, (1), pp. 10
  • Jose Ventura, Seong Wook Hwang and Sang Jin Kweon, 2015, "A Continuous Network Location Model for a Single Refueling Station on a Tree", Computers and Operations Research, 62, pp. 9
  • Jose Ventura, Subramanian Pazhani and Abraham Mendoza, 2015, "Finding Optimal Dwell Points for Automated Guided Vehicles in General Guide-Path Layouts", International Journal of Production Economics, 170 C
  • Seong Wook Hwang, Sang Jin Kweon and Jose Ventura, 2015, "Infrastructure Development for Alternative Fuel Vehicles on a Highway Road System", Transportation Research: Part E, 77
  • A. Mendoza and Jose Ventura, 2013, "Modeling Actual Transportation Costs in Supplier Selection and Order Quantity Allocation Decisions", Operations Research: An International Journal, 13, (1), pp. 5-25
  • S. K. Moon, H. S. Oh, Jose Ventura, J. K. Kim and Y. J. Yoon, 2013, "Service Reliability Improvement in Manufacturing and Operating Systems", International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing, 14, (8), pp. 1401-1406
  • K. L. Huang and Jose Ventura, 2013, "Two-Machine Flow Shop Scheduling with Synchronous Material Movement", International Journal of Planning and Scheduling, 1, (4), pp. 301-315
  • Jose A Ventura, Victor A Valdebenito and Boaz Golany, 2013, "A Dynamic Inventory Model with Supplier Selection in a Serial Supply Chain Structure", European Journal of Operational Research, 230, pp. 14
  • Jose Ventura and S. H. Yoon, 2013, "A New Genetic Algorithm for Lot-streaming Flow Shop Scheduling with Limited Capacity Buffers", Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, 24, pp. 1185-1196
  • A. Mendoza and Jose Ventura, 2012, "Analytical Models for Supplier Selection and Order Quantity Allocation", Applied Mathematical Modelling, 36, pp. 3826-3835
  • Brian Q. Rieksts and Jose Ventura, 2010, "Two-Stage Inventory Models with a Bi-Modal Transportation Cost", Computers and Operations Research, 37, (1), pp. 20-31
  • A. Mendoza and Jose Ventura, 2010, "A Serial Inventory System with Supplier Selection and Order Quantity Allocation", European Journal of Operational Research, 207, (3), pp. 1304-1315
  • A. Cintron, A. R. Ravindran and Jose Ventura, 2010, "Multi-Criteria Mathematical Model for Designing the Distribution Network of a Consumer Goods Company", Computers and Industrial Engineering, 58, pp. 584-593
  • A. Mendoza and Jose Ventura, 2009, "Estimating Freight Rates in Inventory Replenishment and Supplier Selection Decisions", Logistics Research, 1, pp. 185-196
  • Jose Ventura and B. Q. Rieksts, 2009, "Optimal Location of Dwell Points in a Single Loop AGV System with Time Restrictions on Vehicle Availability", European Journal of Operational Research, 192, pp. 93-104
  • B. Q. Rieksts, Jose Ventura and Y. T. Herer, 2009, "Power-of-Two Policies for Single-Warehouse Multi-Retailer Inventory Systems with Order Frequency Discounts", Computers and Operations Research, 36, pp. 2286-2294
  • R. A. Pitts and Jose Ventura, 2009, "Scheduling Flexible Manufacturing Cells using Tabu Search", International Journal of Production Research, 47, (24), pp. 6907-6928
  • B. Q. Rieksts and Jose Ventura, 2009, "Time-Relaxed 1-Fault Tolerant Broadcast Networks", Parallel Processing Letters, 19, (2), pp. 335-353
  • A. Mendoza and Jose Ventura, 2008, "Inventory Models with Two Transportation Modes and Quantity Discounts", International Journal of Production Economics, 113, pp. 754-765
  • B. Q. Rieksts and Jose Ventura, 2008, "Optimal Inventory Policies with Two Modes of Freight Transportation", European Journal of Operational Research, 186, pp. 576-585
  • A. Mendoza and Jose Ventura, 2008, "An Effective Method for Supplier Selection and Order Quantity Allocation", International Journal of Business and Systems Research, 2, pp. 1-15
  • B. Q. Rieksts and Jose Ventura, 2007, "A Compounding Algorithm for 1-Fault Tolerant Broadcast Networks", Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research, 24, (5), pp. 687-713
  • B. Q. Rieksts, Jose Ventura, Y. T. Herer and D. Sun, 2007, "Worst-Case Performance of Power-of-Two Policies for Serial Inventory Systems with Incremental Quantity Discounts", Naval Research Logistics, 54, pp. 583-587
  • C. D. Ray, A. Laddad and Jose Ventura, 2007, "The Impact of Cutting Bill Variability on Product Flow for a Hardwood Dimension Mill as Determined through Discrete Event Simulation", Wood and Fiber Science, 39, (4), pp. 614-627
  • S. I. Brown, R. G. McGarvey and Jose Ventura, 2004, "Total Flowtime and Makespan for a No-wait m-Machine", Journal of the Operational Research Society, 55, (6), pp. 614-621

Conference Proceedings

  • Barbara Venegas and Jose Ventura, 2017, "Game-Theoretical Analysis of a Decentralized Supply Chain under Price Sensitive Demand", Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, Atlanta, GA, pp. 6
  • Jose Ventura, Seong Wook Hwang and Sang Jin Kweon, 2017, "A Generalized Formulation for the Flow Refueling Location Problem considering Different Vehicle Classes", Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, Atlanta, GA, pp. 6
  • Abraham Mendoza, Jose A Ventura and Sabramanian Pazhani, 2014, "Positioning Automated Guided Vehicles in a General Guide-Path Layout", Proceedings of the 12th International Material Handling Research Colloquium, Charlotte, NC, USA
  • Sang Jin Kweon, Seong Wook Hwang and Jose A Ventura, 2014, "Robust Analysis of the Basic Economic Order Quantity Model", Proceedings of the Annual Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, Atlanta, GA, pp. 7
  • Hamza Adeinat and Jose A Ventura, 2014, "Determining the Retailer?s Replenishment Policy considering Multiple Capacitated Suppliers and Price-sensitive Demand", Proceedings of the Annual Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, Atlanta, GA, USA, pp. 7
  • Seong Wook Hwang, Sang Jin Kweon and Jose A Ventura, 2014, "Infrastructure Development for Alternative-Fuel Vehicles on a Traffic Network", Proceedings of the Annual Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, Atlanta, GA, pp. 7
  • Subramanian Pazhani, Jose A Ventura and Abraham Mendoza, 2014, "Positioning Automated Guided Vehicles in a General Guide-Path Layout", Proceedings of the Annual Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, Atlanta, GA, USA, pp. 7
  • S. Pazhani, Jose Ventura and A. Mendoza, 2013, "Optimizing Inventory Levels in a Serial Supply Chain considering Multiple Suppliers and Transportation Costs", Institute of Industrial Engineers, Atlanta, GA
  • Jose Ventura and C. Parra, 2013, "A Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm for Scheduling and Routing Workers in a Fixed Product Flexible Open Shop", Institute of Industrial Engineers, Atlanta, GA
  • H. Adeinat and Jose Ventura, 2013, "Optimizing Inventory Levels in a Serial Supply Chain considering Multiple Suppliers and Transportation Costs", Institute of Industrial Engineers, Atlanta, GA
  • H. S. Oh, S. K. Moon and Jose Ventura, 2012, "Service Reliability Evaluation using Fuzzy Failure Mode Effects Analysis and Grey Theory", Asian Network for Industrial Engineers (Singapore) and Institute of Industrial Engineers (Atlanta, GA)
  • Jose Ventura and C. Trail, 2012, "A Multi-objective Fixed Product Flexible Open Shop Problem", Institute of Industrial Engineers, Atlanta, GA
  • Jose Ventura, K. L. Huang and A. Mendoza, 2012, "A Flow-shop Sequencing Problem with Synchronous Material Transfers", Institute of Industrial Engineers, Atlanta, GA
  • A. Mendoza, Jose Ventura and S. R. Cho, 2011, "Production and Distribution Planning in a Supply Chain Network", Institute of Industrial Engineers, Atlanta, GA
  • A. Mendoza and Jose Ventura, 2010, "A Serial Inventory System with Supplier Selection and Order Quantity Allocation", Institute of Industrial Engineers, Atlanta, GA
  • A. Mendoza, Jose Ventura and K. L. Huang, 2010, "A Flowshop Scheduling Problem with Transportation Times and Capacity Contraints", The Material Handling Institute, pp. 296-304
  • A. Mendoza and Jose Ventura, 2009, "Actual Transportation Costs in Supplier Selection Decisions", Proceedings of the Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Institute of Industrial Engineers, Atlanta, GA
  • A. Mendoza and Jose Ventura, 2008, "Incorporating Transportation Costs into Supplier Selection and Order Quantity Allocation", Proceedings of the Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Institute of Industrial Engineers, Atlanta, GA
  • K. L. Huang and Jose Ventura, 2008, "Flow Shop Scheduling with Synchronized Material Movement", Proceedings of the Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Institute of Industrial Engineers, Atlanta, GA
  • M. S. Seo and Jose Ventura, 2008, "An Application of Ant Colony Optimization to Job Shop Scheduling", Proceedings of the Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Institute of Industrial Engineers, Atlanta, GA
  • Jose Ventura and A. Mendoza, 2008, "Inventory and Transportation in Supplier Selection Decisions", Fraunhofer Institut for Material Flow and Logistics, Dortmund, Germany
  • R. A. Pitts and Jose Ventura, 2007, "A Heuristic Algorithm for Minimizing Makespan in a Flexible Manufacturing Environment", Institute of Industrial Engineers, Atlanta, GA
  • R. A. Pitts and Jose Ventura, 2006, "A Tabu Search Algorithm for Routing and Scheduling Flexible Manufacturing Cells", Proceedings of the Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference
  • Jose Ventura, B. Q. Rieksts and Y. T. Herer, 2006, "An Effective Inventory Policy with Order Frequency Discounts", Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Proceedings of the Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference
  • M. S. Seo and Jose Ventura, 2006, "An Ant Colony Algorithm for the Steiner Problem in Graphs", Proceedings of the Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference
  • A. Mendoza and Jose Ventura, 2006, "An Effective Method for Supplier Selection and Order Quantity Allocation", Proceedings of the Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference
  • Y. T. Herer, Jose Ventura and B. Q. Rieksts, 2006, "Power-of-Two Policies for Single-Warehouse Multi-Retailer Inventory Systems with Order Frequency Discounts", Proceedings of the Fourteenth Israeli Industrial Engineering and Management Conference
  • Jose Ventura, M. L. De Grano and B. Q. Rieksts, 2005, "A Two-Stage Inventory Model with Transshipment Costs", Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Proceedings of the Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference
  • A. Mendoza and Jose Ventura, 2005, "An inventory model with incremental quantity discounts and transshipment costs", Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Proceedings of the Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference
  • Jose Ventura and B. Q. Rieksts, 2004, "Inventory Models with Two Modes of Freight Transportation", Proceedings of the 2004 International Material Research Colloqium
  • A. Mendoza and Jose Ventura, 2004, "An Inventory Model with Two Transportation Modes and Quantity Discounts", Proceedings of the Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Institute of Industrial Engineers, Atlanta, GA

Research Projects

  • July 2016 - June 2018, "Product-Based Learning: Bundling Goods and Services," (Sponsor: Leonhard Center).
  • January 2016 - December 2016, "Development of a Simulation/Optimization Tool to Evaluate CO2 Source Options for Fracking Operations," (Sponsor: General Electric).
  • August 2015 - August 2016, "A Framework for Analytics for Natural Gas Supply Systems (FANGSS)," (Sponsor: GE/CCRINGSS).
  • June 2015 - December 2015, "Development of a Case Study about Revenue Management," (Sponsor: SEE 360 Initiative (Schneider Family Gift to Penn State)).
  • September 2014 - June 2015, "Systems Engineering in Health Care Coordination," (Sponsor: GERT Program (PSU College of Engineering and additional matching sources)).
  • May 2012 - July 2013, "A Feasibility Study on the Use of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as an Alternative Fuel along the Pennsylvania (PA) Turnpike Highway System," (Sponsor: Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission).

Honors and Awards

  • Best Paper Award in Logistics and Inventory, Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference, May 2006
  • IIE Fellow Award, Institute of Industrial Engineers, May 2004
  • PSES Outstanding Research Award, College of Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, May 1994
  • NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, National Science Foundation, June 1990 - May 1994
  • Research Initiation Award, National Science Foundation, June 1988 - May 1992
  • Computer and Information Systems Division Award, Institute of Industrial Engineers, May 1991
  • Industrial Engineering Professor of the Year Award, IIE Student Chapter, University of Missouri-Columbia, May 1989
  • Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, Society of Automotive Engineers, May 1989
  • Outstanding Industrial Engineering Professor, University of Missouri-Columbia, May 1988
  • IIE Doctoral Dissertation Award, Institute of Industrial Engineers, May 1988

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Committee Member, Department Faculty Search Committee, August 2016 - May 2017
  • Chairperson, Department Executive Committee, August 2015 - May 2017
  • Committee Member, IME Department ABET Committee, August 2014 - May 2016
  • Committee Member, IME Department P & T Committee, August 2014 - May 2016
  • Committee Member, AD-14 Admin. Review - Judy Todd, September 2016 - November 2016
  • , Interviewer and Evaluator, Undergraduate STEM Awards, February 2014 - February 2014
  • , IEGA (Industrial Engineering Graduate Student Association), January 2011 - January 2011
  • ChairOperations Research (OR) Program, January 2011 - June 2011
  • Co-DirectorQuality and Manufacturing Management Program, January 2005 - June 2008
  • , Promotion and Tenure Committee, August 2003 - May 2005
  • Participant and SpeakerMinority Engineering Program and Women Engineering Program, August 1997 - December 1999
  • , Selection Committee for Study Abroad Applications, August 1997 - December 1999
  • , QMM Graduate Student Society, January 2005 - January 1997

Service to External Organizations:

  • Immediate-Past-ChairInstitute of Industrial Engineers, August 2014 - July 2015
  • Member, Institute of Industrial Engineers, Selection Committee for New Fellows, October 2012 - March 2015
  • Chairperson, Institute of Industrial Engineers, August 2013 - July 2014
  • , Institute of Industrial Engineers, Selection Committee for New Fellows, October 2013 - March 2014
  • Chair-ElectInstitute of Industrrial Engineers, August 2012 - July 2013
  • ScribeInstitute of Industrial Engineers, August 2011 - July 2012
  • Scribe-ElectInstitute of Industrial Engineers, August 2010 - July 2011
  • Panelist, NSF, March 2010
 


 

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