Prof. Anna Nagurney

Anna Nagurney 

John F. Smith Memorial Professor of Operations Management;

Director of the Virtual Center for Supernetworks 

Telephone: 413-545-5635


Office: Isenberg 316

Virtual Center web site:
Personal web site:


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Ph.D., Brown University
Sc.M. Brown University
A.B., Sc.B., Brown University 

Research/Teaching Interests:

Supernetworks; network systems including: transportation, logistical/supply chain, financial and economic networks, social and knowledge networks, energy/power grids and the internet.

Network metrics and design for robustness and vulnerability analysis; synergies in network integration; sustainable systems; humanitarian operations and logistics; environmental decision-making and corporate social responsibility.


Methodologies: Risk analysis, multicriteria decision-making, network and optimization theory, game theory, variational inequalities, dynamical systems.

Recent Awards and Honors:

INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) Fellow, elected in 2013, for outstanding lifetime achievement in operations research and the management sciences.


Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, University of Massachusetts Amherst, April 14, 2013


Walter Isard Award in Recognition of Distinguished Scholarly Achievement in the Field of Regional Science, the North American Regional Science Council, 2012.


Spotlight Scholar, University of Massachusetts Amherst 2012


2011-2012 Research Excellence Award, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst 


Certificate of Appreciation, 65th Public Affairs Operations Center, Massachusetts Army National Guard, from Lt. Col. James Sahady, February 28, 2012


Certificate in Appreciation of Outstanding Service for the INFORMS Northeastern Regional Conference, University of Massachusetts Amherst, May 6-7, 2011

The Jane F. Garvey Transportation Leadership Award from the Institute of Transportation Engineers, UMass Amherst Student Chapter, 2011


The Ernst & Young Inclusive Excellence Award for Accounting and Business School Faculty 2010 Honor for outstanding example in promoting diversity and inclusiveness


Stellar Scholar in Production and Operations Management, based on the h-index, in study published online in the Journal of Operations Management, 2008; h-index of 13; tied for 9th place with six other scholars, based on citations since 1985 and on records of faculty publications at 225 American schools of business


Certificate of Appreciation from INFORMS for serving as the Committee Chair for the 2009 WORMS Award


Faculty Advisor to the UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter, the chapter received the 2008 and 2006 Annual Summa Cum Laude Award and the 2007 Magna Cum Laude Award from INFORMS


Fulbright Senior Specialist Award in Business Administration,  Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences, University of Catania, Italy, March 5-19, 2008


RSAI (Regional Science Association International) Fellow, awarded at the North American RSAI Meeting, Savannah, Georgia, November 8-11, 2007


2007 Award for the Advancement of Women in Operations Research / Management Science  (WORMS), awarded at the INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, November 4-7, 2007


Radcliffe Institute Science Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2005-2006


Moving Spirit Award, INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences), November 15, 2005, San Francisco, California


Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity, University of Massachusetts  Amherst, September 16, 2005


College Outstanding Research Award, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2004  - 2005


The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Research Team Residency Fellowship (with Patrizia Daniele and Monica-Gabriela Cojocaru), Lake Como, Italy, Project: Dynamics of Complex Networks in an Environment of Risk and Uncertainty: Theoretical Foundations and Applications to Global Supply Chain and International Financial Networks, March 2004


2004 Best Paper Award for the paper, "International financial networks with intermediation: Modeling, analysis, and computations," with J. M. Cruz, Computational Management Science (2003), 1, 31-58


Named Intellectual Leader in Regional SciencePapers in Regional Science, January, 2004, based on citations to published articles


AT&T Faculty Fellowship in Industrial Ecology, 2002


Fulbright/University of Innsbruck Distinguished Faculty Chair in Economics, Innsbruck, Austria, 2001-2002


AT&T Faculty Fellowship in Industrial Ecology, 2001


Chancellor's Medal, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2000


Distinguished Faculty Lecturer, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1999 - 2000


Eisenhower Faculty Fellowship, National Highway Institute, 1999


John F. Smith Memorial Professorship, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1998


Distinguished Chaired Visiting Professorship at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden, 1996


Science Feature, featured in the magazine, March 13, 1992, in Women in Science


Faculty Award for Women, National Science Foundation, 1991; $250,000



2012 Advanced Cyber Security Center Grant - Cybersecurity Risk Analysis and Security Investment Optimization, Co-PI,  $75,000.


2011-2014 National Science Foundation Grant -- NeTS: Large Collaborative Research: Network Innovation Through Choice, Co-PI, $909, 794 awarded to UMass Amherst; full value of grant, with collaborators at NCState, the University of Kentucky, and RENCI: $2,732,832.


2008 Institute for International Education Grant - to support travel for several conferees to the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Conference on Humanitarian Logistics: Networks for Africa on Lake Como, Italy, May 5-9, 2008.


2008 Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Study and Conference Center Grant - to host conference on "Humanitarian Logistics: Networks for Africa," on Lake Como, Italy, May 5-9, 2008.


2008 Fulbright Senior Specialist in Business Administration - to conduct a workshop, present lectures, and overview programs and educational materials on the theme - Complex Networks and Vulnerability Analysis: From Innovations in Theory to Education and Practice. The site is the University of Catania in Italy, March 5-19, 2008.


2000-2007 National Science Foundation Grant - Decentralized Decision-Making in Complex Network Systems; $711,125. Supplement received through the Management of Knowledge Intensive Dynamic Systems Program (MKIDS): Knowledge Supernetworks: The Modeling and Management of the Dynamics of Complex Business Processes Under Risk and Uncertainty.                


2006 Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Educational Programs - Exploratory Seminar on Dynamic Networks: Behavior, Optimization and Design, with David Parkes of Harvard University, $12,000.


2004 Grant for Professional Development in Teaching, Center for Teaching, University of Massachusetts at Amherst - Web-Based Computation and Visualization Tools for Transportation and Logistics; $3,000


2004 Professional Development Support; $2,885 as part of PMYR, University of Massachusetts Amherst.


2002 AT&T Faculty Fellowship in Industrial Ecology - Renewal of 2001 AT&T award; $25,000. 


2002 National Science Foundation Grant - Decentralized Decision-Making in Complex Network Systems;  $11,250 REU supplement.


2001 AT&T Faculty Fellowship in Industrial Ecology - Supernetworks and the Environment: Foundations and a Virtual Center; $25,000.


2000 National Science Foundation Grant - Co-PI - Enterprise-wide Simulation and Analytical Modeling of Comprehensive Freight Movements;   $140,000 (1 year), $6,000 REU supplement in 2001.


2000 National Science Foundation Grant - U.S.-Sweden Collaborative Research: Sustainable Transportation and Land Use in the Information Society; $28,515 (3 year project).


1996 GE Fund Grant; $850,000, Research Associate, awarded to Department of Chemical Engineering.


1991 National Science Foundation Faculty Award for Women, New Directions in Variational Inequalities for Equilibrium Modeling and Computations; $250,000; $50,000 per year for 5 years.


1990 United States Department of Agriculture - Eco­nomic Research Service; $15,000, Federal Agricultural Credit Programs and Financial Markets: A General Equilibrium Application.


1990 School of Management Summer Research Grant, University of Massachusetts Amherst; $5,000.


1988 National Science Foundation VPW Grant; $138,000+, Parallel and Serial Algorithms for Large-Scale Nonlinear Network Flow Problems.


1987 National Science Foundation Supercomputer Grant - Alternative Algorithms for the Computa­tion of Dynamic Equilibria.


1984-87 School of Management Summer Research Grant, University of Massachusetts Amherst; $1,500.


1986 Cornell Center for Theory and Simulation, the Production Supercomputer Facility, Large-Scale Computations of Competitive Equilibrium Problems.


1985 Faculty Research Grant, University of Massachusetts Amherst, An Abstract Network Framework for the Study of the Firm; $2,130.


1983 Faculty Research Grant, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Sensitivity Analysis in the Combined Network Spatial Price Equilibrium Problem,  $2,073.

Recent Plenary and Endowed Lectures:

International financial networks, Stockholm Optimization Days, Stockholm, Sweden, June 26-27, 2000.


Financial networks, Computational Methods in Decision Making and Finance, Neuchatel, Switzerland, August 16, 2000.


Parallel computation and finance, Parallel Matrix Algorithms and Applications, Neuchatel, Switzerland, August 17-19, 2000.


Faculty commencement address, Undergraduate commencement, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst, May 24, 2003.


Networks - the science spanning disciplines, Mesh Forum, Connecting Networks, Chicago, Illinois, May 1-4, 2005.


Equilibria, supernetworks, and evolutionary variational inequalities, 44th Workshop on Variational Analysis and Partial Differential Equations, Erice, Sicily, July 5-14, 2006.


Supernetworks: Management Science for the 21st Century, International Management Science Forum, Shanghai, China, August 18-19, 2006.


Operations research and the captivating study of networks and complex decision-making, Brown Symposium for Undergraduates in the Mathematical Sciences (SUMS), Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, March 3, 2007.


Multicriteria decision-making for the environment: Sustainability and vulnerability analysis of critical infrastructure systems from transportation networks to electric power supply chains, the 19th Conference on Multicriteria Decision Making, Auckland, New Zealand, January 7-10, 2008.


Transportation network equilibrium - the formalism for networks today from the Internet to electric power supply chains and financial networks: What the world should learn from regional scientists, the 55th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, Brooklyn, New York, November 19-22, 2008.


Synergies and vulnerabilities of supply chain networks in a global economy: What we can learn from half a century of advances in transportation,  Kleber-Gery lecture, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota,  April 16, 2009.


To merge or not to merge: Multimarket supply chain network oligopolies, coalitions, and the merger paradox, NET2009: Evolution and Complexity, Rome, Italy, May 28-30, 2009.


Traffic panel, World Science Festival, New York City, June 10-14, 2009.


Speaker at Invited Workshop, "Social Science and Social Computing: Steps to Integration;" title of presentation: Network design: From the physical world to virtual worlds, Honolulu, Hawaii, May 22-23, 2010.


Supply chain networks: Challenges and opportunities from analysis to design, Computational Management Science 2010, Vienna, Austria, July 28-30, 2010.


Fragile networks: Identifying vulnerabilities and synergies in an uncertain world, Yalta Optimization Conference 2010: "Network Science," Yalta, Ukraine, August 2-4, 2010.


Supernetworks: Opportunities and challenges for decision-making in the 21st century, PAKDD 2011: The 15th Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, Shengzen, China, May 24-27, 2011,  delivered via videotape.


Supernetworks in healthcare and humanitarian operations, 2011 IEEE Conference on Supernetworks and System Management, Shanghai, China, May 29-30, 2011, delivered by Min Yu.


Sustainability: Methodology with some applications, Engineering and Renewable Energy Opening Workshop, SAMSI Program on Uncertainty Quantification, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, September 19-21, 2011.


Grand challenges and opportunities in supply chain network analysis and design, NetGCooP 2011, International Conference on Network Games, Control and Optimization, Paris, France, October 12-14, 2011. 


Design of sustainable supply chains for sustainable cities, COMPLEX-City Workshop, sponsored by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, December 5-6, 2011; emailed presentation.


Life as a network, Commencement / Diploma speech given to Master's degree recipients, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden, June 14, 2012.


Grand challenges and opportunities in supply chain networks: From analysis todesign, Keynote talk in the Oklahoma University Presidential Dream Course, "Understanding and Engineering Systems," Norman, Oklahoma, April 1, 2013, plus public lecture - title: Assessing the performance and vulnerability of networks from transportation to the Internet, financial networks, and supply chains: Which nodes and links really matter? Oklahoma University, Norman, Oklahoma, April 1, 2013.


Transport and traffic, panelist, The New York Times EnergyforTomorrow Conference, NYC,April 25, 2013.


On great leadership, Commencement / Diploma speech to be given to Master's degree recipients, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden, June 12, 2013.


Network economics and the Internet, Network Models in Economics and Finance, Athens,Greece, June 13-15, 2013.


Networks against time: From food to pharma, Workshop 2013, ETH Risk Center: Vulnerability and Resilience of Supply Chains, Switzerland, September 12-13, 2013.


The traffic circle of life, TEDx UMass Amherst, Professor Speaker Showcase, Isenberg School of Management, November 25, 2013.


Envisioning a future Internet: The network economics of ChoiceNet, 2013 Network Frontier Workshop, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, December 4-6, 2013.


Network Economics: A Variational Inequality Approach, Advanc­es in Computational Economics, vol. 1, Kluwer Academic Pub­lish­ers, Boston, Massachusetts, 1993; second revised edition, vol. 10, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 1999.


Advances in Equilibrium Modeling, Analysis and Computation, Annals of Operations Research, vol. 44, guest editor, J. C. Baltzer, A. G. Scientific Publishing Company, Switzer­land, 1993.


Projected Dynamical Systems and Variational Inequalities with Applications (with D. Zhang), Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, Massachusetts, 1996.


Financial Networks: Statics and Dynamics (with S. Siokos), Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, 1997.


Environmental Networks: A Framework for Economic Decision-Making and Policy Analysis (with K. K. Dhanda and P. Ramanujam), Edward Edgar Publishing, Cheltenham, England, 1999.


Sustainable Transportation Networks, Edward Edgar Publishing, Cheltenham, England, 2000.


Supernetworks: Decision-Making for the Information Age (with J. Dong), Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, England, 2002.


Innovations in Financial and Economic Networks, editor, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, England, 2003.


Supply Chain Network Economics: Dynamics of Prices, Flows, and Profits, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, England, 2006.


Fragile Networks: Identifying Vulnerabilities and Synergies in an Uncertain World (with Q. Qiang), John Wiley & Sons, New York, 2009.


Networks Against Time: Supply Chain Analytics for Perishable Products. (with M. Yu, A.H. Masoumi and L.S. Nagurney), Springer Science and Business Media, New York, NY, 2013.  



Some Recent Journal Publications:

Dynamics of a transportation pollution permit system with stability analyses and computation (with D. Zhang) (2001), Transportation Research D, 6, 243-268.


Paradoxes in networks with zero emission links: Implications for telecommunications versus transportation (with J. Dong) (2001), Transportation Research D, 6, 283-296.


On the equivalence between stationary link flow patterns and traffic network equilibria (with D. Zhang and J. H. Wu) (2001), Transportation Research B, 35, 731-748.


Bicriteria decision making and financial equilibrium: A variational inequality perspective (with J. Dong) (2001), Computational Economics, 17, 29-42.


Financial networks and optimally sized portfolios (with J. Dong) (2001), Computational Economics, 17, 5-27.


Finance and variational inequalities (2001), Quantitative Finance, 1, 309-317.


Financial networks with intermediation (with K. Ke) (2001), Quantitative Finance, 1, 441-451.


Teleshopping versus shopping: A multicriteria network equilibrium framework (with J. Dong and P. L. Mokhtarian) (2001), Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 34, 783-798.


A multiclass, multicriteria traffic network equilibrium model with elastic demand (with J. Dong) (2002), Transportation Research B, 36, 445-469.


Urban location and transportation in the Information Age: A multiclass, multicriteria network equilibrium perspective (with J. Dong) (2002), Environment & Planning B, 29, 53-74.


Spatial economic networks with multicriteria producers and consumers: Statics and dynamics (with J. Dong and D. Zhang) (2002), Annals of Regional Science, 36, 79-105.


Multicriteria network equilibrium modeling with variable weights for decision-making in the Information Age with applications to telecommuting and teleshopping (with J. Dong and P. L. Mokhtarian)  (2002), Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 26, 1629-1650.


A supply chain network equilibrium model (with J. Dong and D. Zhang) (2002), Transportation Research E, 38, 281-303.


Dynamics of supply chains: A multilevel (logistical/informational/ financial) network perspective (with K. Ke, J. Cruz, K. Hancock, and F. Southworth) (2002), Environment & Planning B, 29, 795-818.


Supply chain networks and electronic commerce: A theoretical perspective (with J. Loo, J. Dong, and D. Zhang) (2002), Netnomics, 4, 187-220.


Recent advances in Network Economics (2002), Networks, 41, 68-72.


Supply chain supernetworks and environmental criteria (with F. Toyasaki) (2003), Transportation Research D, 8, 185-213.


Dynamics of global supply chain supernetworks (with J. Cruz and D. Matsypura) (2003), Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 37, 963-983.


Financial networks with electronic transactions: Modeling, analysis, and computations (with K. Ke) (2003), Quantitative Finance, 3, 71-87.


A space-time network for telecommuting versus commuting decision-making (with J. Dong and P.L. Mokhtarian) (2003), Papers in Regional Science, 82, 451-473.


A supply chain network equilibrium model with random demands (with J. Dong and D. Zhang) (2004), European Journal of Operational Research, 156, 194-212.


International financial networks with intermediation: Modeling, analysis, and computations (with J. Cruz) (2003), Computational Management Science, 1, 31-58.


Dynamics of international financial networks with risk management (with J. Cruz) (2004), Quantitative Finance, 4, 276-291.


Dynamic supernetworks for the integration of social networks and supply chains with electronic commerce: Modeling and analysis of buyer-seller relationships with computations (with T. Wakolbinger) (2004), Netnomics, 6, 153-185.


Management of knowledge intensive systems as supernetworks: Modeling, analysis computations, and applications (with J. Dong) (2005), Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 42, 397-417.


Reverse supply chain management and electronic waste recycling: A multitiered network equilibrium framework for e-cycling (with F. Toyasaki) (2005), Transportation Research E, 41, 1-28.


Supply chain networks, electronic commerce, and supply side and demand side risk (with J. Cruz, J. Dong, and D. Zhang) (2005), European Journal of Operational Research, 164, 120-142.


Multitiered supply chain networks: Multicriteria decision-making and uncertainty  (with J. Dong, D. Zhang, and H. Yan) (2005), Annals of Operations Research, 135, 155-178.


A retrospective on Beckmann, McGuire, and Winsten's Studies in the Economics of Transportation  (with D. Boyce and H. S. Mahmassani) (2005), Papers in Regional Science, 84, 85-103.


Projected dynamical systems and evolutionary variational inequalities via Hilbert spaces with applications (with M.-G. Cojocaru and P. Daniele) (2005), Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 27, 1-15.


Global supply chain network dynamics with multicriteria decision-making under risk and uncertainty (with D. Matsypura) (2005), Transportation Research E, 41, 585-612.


Supernetworks: An introduction to the concept and its applications with a specific focus on knowledge supernetworks (with T. Wakolbinger) (2005), International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, 4, 1523-1530.


Preface to "On a paradox of traffic planning" (with D. Boyce) (2005), Transportation Science, 39, 443-445.


"On a paradox of traffic planning," translation of the (1968) original D. Braess paper from German to English (with D. Braess and T. Wakolbinger) (2005), Transportation Science, 39, 446-450.


A network modeling approach for the optimization of Internet-based advertising strategies and pricing with a quantitative explanation of two paradoxes (with L. Zhao) (2005), Netnomics, 7, 97-114.


On the relationship between supply chain and transportation network equilibria: A supernetwork equivalence with computations (2006), Transportation Research E, 42, 293-316.


Financial networks with intermediation: Risk management with variable weights (with K. Ke) (2006), European Journal of Operational Research, 172, 40-63.


In memoriam: C. Bartlett McGuire (1925-2006), Christopher B. Winsten (1923-2005) (with David Boyce) (2006), Transportation Science, 40, 1-2.


The evolution and emergence of integrated social and financial networks with electronic transactions: A dynamic supernetwork theory for the modeling, analysis, and computation of financial flows and relationship levels (with T. Wakolbinger and L. Zhao) (2006), Computational Economics, 27, 353-393.


Evolution variational inequalities and projected dynamical systems with application to human migration (with J. Pan) (2006), Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 43, 646-657.


Modeling generator power plant portfolios and pollution taxes in electric power supply chain networks: A transportation network equilibrium transformation (with K. Wu, Z. Liu, and J. K. Stranlund) (2006), Transportation Research D, 11, 171-190.


Optimal endogenous carbon taxes for electric power supply chains with power plants (with Z. Liu and T. Woolley) (2006), Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 44, 899-916.


Financial engineering of the integration of global supply chain networks and social networks with risk management (with J. M. Cruz and T. Wakolbinger) (2006), Naval Research Logistics, 53, 674-696.


Double-layered dynamics: A unified theory of projected dynamical systems and evolutionary variational inequalities (with M.-G. Cojocaru and P. Daniele) (2006),  European Journal of Operational Research, 175, 494-507.


Sustainable supply chain networks and transportation (with Z. Liu and T. Woolley) (2007), International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, 1, 29-51.


Modeling of electric power supply chain networks with fuel suppliers via variational inequalities (with D. Matsypura and Z. Liu) (2007), International Journal of Emerging Power Systems, vol. 8, iss. 1, Article 5.


Financial networks with intermediation and transportation network equilibria: A supernetwork equivalence and reinterpretation of the equilibrium conditions with computations (with Z. Liu) (2007), Computational Management Science, 4, 243-281.


Dynamic electric power supply chains and transportation networks: an evolutionary variational inequality formulation (with Z. Liu, M.-G. Cojocaru, and P. Daniele) (2007),  Transportation Research E, 43, 624-646.


A network efficiency measure for congested networks (with Q. Qiang), (2007), Europhysics Letters, 79, 38005, p1-p5.


The Internet, evolutionary variational inequalities, and the time-dependent Braess paradox (with D. Parkes and P. Daniele) (2007), Computational Management Science, 4, 355-375.


Robustness of transportation networks subject to degradable links (with Q. Qiang) (2007), Europhysics Letters, 80, 68001, pp 1-6.


A unified network performance measure with importance identification and the ranking of network components (with Q. Qiang)  (2008), Optimization Letters, 2, 127-142.


A network equilibrium framework for Internet advertising: Models, qualitative analysis, and algorithms (with L. Zhao) (2008), European Journal of Operational Research, 187, 456-472.


An efficiency measure for dynamic networks with application to the Internet and vulnerability analysis (with Q. Qiang) (2008), Netnomics, 9, 1-20.


A network efficiency measure with application to critical infrastructure networks (with Q. Qiang) (2008), Journal of Global Optimization, 40, 261-275.


A system-optimization perspective for supply chain network integration: The horizontal merger case (2009), Transportation Research E, 45, 1-15.


A relative total cost index for the evaluation of transportation network robustness in the presence of degradable links and alternative travel behavior (with Q. Qiang) (2009), International Transactions in Operational Research, 16, 46-67.


An integrated electric power supply chain and fuel market network framework: Theoretical modeling with empirical analysis for New England (with Z. Liu) (2009), Naval Research Logistics, 56, 600-624.


Environmental impact assessment of transportation networks with degradable links in an era of climate change (with Q. Qiang and L. S. Nagurney) (2010), International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, 4, 154-171.


An integrated framework for the design of optimal web banners (with L. Hai and Lan Zhao) (2010), Netnomics, 11, 69-83.


Multiproduct supply chain horizontal network integration: Models, theory, and computational results (with T. Woolley and Q. Qiang) (2010), International Transactions in Operational Research, 17, 339.


Supply chain network design under profit maximization and oligopolistic competition (2010), Transportation Research, 46, 281-294.


Optimal supply chain network design and redesign at minimal total cost and with demand satisfaction (2010), International Journal of Production Economics, 128, 200-208.


Sustainable supply chain network design: A multicriteria perspective (with L. S. Nagurney) (2010), International Journal of Sustainable Engineering, 3, 189-197.


Fragile networks: identifying vulnerabilities and synergies in an uncertain age (with Q. Qiang) (2010), International Transactions in Operational Research, in press.


The negation of the Braess paradox as demand increases: The wisdom of crowds in transportation networks (2010), Europhysics Letters, 91, 48002, p1-p5.


Supply chain outsourcing under exchange rate risk and competition (with Z. Liu) (2011), Omega, 39, 539-549.


Supply chain network design for critical needs with outsourcing (with M. Yu and Q. Qiang) (2011), Papers in Regional Science, 90, 123-142.


Supernetworks: The science of complexity (2011), Journal of University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, 33, 205-228.


Risk reduction and cost synergy in mergers and acquisitions via supply chain network integration (with Z. Liu) (2011), Journal of Financial Decision Making, 17(2), 1-18.


Supply chain networks with global outsourcing and quick-response production under demand and cost uncertainty (with Z. Liu) (2011), Annals of Operations Research, in press.


Dynamics and equilibria of ecological predator-prey networks as nature's supply chains (with L.S. Nagurney) (2012), Transportation Research E, 48, 89-99.


Sustainable fashion supply chain management under oligopolistic competition and brand differentiation (with M. Yu) (2012), International Journal of Production Economics, 135, 532-540.


A bi-criteria indicator to assess supply chain network performance for critical needs under capacity and demand disruptions (with Q. Qiang) (2012), Transportation Research A - special issue on Network Vulnerability in Large-Scale Transport Networks, 46, 801-812.


Multiperiod competitive supply chain networks with inventorying and a transportation network equilibrium reformulation (with Z. Liu) (2012), Optimization and Engineering, 13, 471-503.


Supply chain network operations management of a blood banking system with cost and risk minimization (with A. Masoumi and M. Yu) (2012), Computational Management Science, 9, 205-231.


Competitive food supply chain networks with applications to fresh produce (with M. Yu) (2013), European Journal of Operational Research, 224, 273-282.


A supply chain generalized network oligopoly model for pharmaceuticals under brand differentiation and perishability (with A. Masoumi and M. Yu) (2012), Transportation Research 48, 762-780.


A game theoretical approach to the vertical coexistence of small and big fish (with C. Mullon (2012), Ecological Modelling 240, 41-48.  


Medical nuclear supply chain design: A tractable network model and computational approach (with L.S. Nagurney) (2012), International Journal of Production Economics 140(2), 865-874.


Supply chain networks with global outsourcing and quick-response production under demand and cost uncertainty (with Z. Liu) (2013), Annals of Operations Research, 208(1), 251-281.


Securing the sustainability of global medical nuclear supply chains through economic cost recover, risk management, and optimization (with L. S. Nagurney and D. Li) (2013), International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, in press.


Design of sustainable supply chains for sustainable cities (2013), Environment & Planning B, in press.


Financial networks (2013), Computational Management Science 10(2-3), 77-80.


A Cournot-Nash-Bertrand game theory model of a service-oriented Internet with price and quality competition among network transport providers (with T. Wolf) (2013), Computational Management Science, in press.


Pharmaceutical supply chain networks with outsourcing under price and quality competition (with D. Li and L. S. Nagurney) (2013), International Transactions in Operational Research20(6), 859-888.


Supply chain network sustainability under competition and frequencies of activities from production to distribution (with M. Yu and J. Floden) (2013), Computational Management Science 10(4), 397-422.

Professional and Academic Activities

Faculty Advisor -- UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter:

The Chapter was awarded the Annual Summa Cum Laude Award from INFORMS on November 6, 2007 at the INFORMS National Meeting in Seattle, Washington and the Annual Magna Cum Laude Award from INFORMS on October 14, 2008 at the INFORMS National Meeting in Washington, DC. The chapter received the Annual Summa Cum Laude Award from INFORMS on October 13, 2009 at the INFORMS National Meeting in San Diego, California. The chapter received the Annual Magna Cum Laude Award from INFORMS on November 9, 2010 in Austin, Texas and also on November 15, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina and on October 15, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona, at the Annual INFORMS National Meetings.


National Service:      

Transportation Supply Analysis Committee, National Research Council, 1989-1991; 1991-1994; 1994-1997.


Transportation Science Section of the Operations Research Society of America, Councillor, 1989-1991.


National Science Foundation Advisory Panel for Advanced Scientific Computing, 1990-1992.


Chair - Committee of Visitors, Division of Advanced Scien­tific Computing, National Science Foundation, 1990.


Transportation Science Section Dissertation Prize Committee, 1990, 1991.


Chair - Transportation Science Section Dissertation Prize Committee, 1992.


Workshop on Computational Economics, National Science Founda­tion, March 6, 1991.


Cornell National Supercomputer Facility National Allocation Committee, 1990-1995. National Science Foundation Panel: Special CAREER Award Transportation, March 1, 1996, Arlington, VA.


Robert Herman Transportation Science Section Lifetime Achievement Prize Committee, 1995, 1998, 2001.


Computer Science Technical Section of INFORMS Prize Committee, 1997.


Chair, Computer Science Technical Section of INFORMS Prize Committee, 1998.


National Science Foundation Panel; KDI-NCC, Arlington, VA, August 3-5, 1998.


Girls, Inc., National Economic Literacy Advisory Board, 1999-


National Science Foundation Panel; URI, Arlington, VA, October 22-23, 1998.


National Science Foundation Panel; PAESMEM, May 13-14, 1999.


Chair - 2000 Robert Herman Lifetime Achievement Prize in Transportation Science.


National Science Foundation - Committee of Visitors - Programs on Gender Equity and People with Disabilities, May 3-4, 2000.


National Science Foundation Panel; ITR, Arlington, Virginia, April 23-24, 2001.


INFORMS speaker with the INFORMS Speaker Bureau, 2004-


National Science Foundation Panel; Human and Social Dynamics, Arlington, Virginia, June 24-25, 2004.


National Science Foundation Panel, Human and Social Dynamics, Arlington, Virginia, May 26-27, 2005.


National Science Foundation Panel, Human and Social Dynamics, Arlington, Virginia, May 15-16, 2006.


Chair -  Ad Hoc Committee on Diversity; INFORMS, July 2006 -- January 2007.


National Science Foundation Panel, Engineering Research Centers, Arlington, VA, August 1-2, 2007.


Editor-in-Chief of Transportation Science Search Committee of INFORMS, 2008.


Chair of the 2009 WORMS (Women in Operations Research and the Management Sciences) Award.


Member of Subdivisions Council, INFORMS, 2009-2010.


National Science Foundation Panel, Cyber Enabled Discovery and Innovation, Arlington, VA,

May 5-6, 2010.


Alternative UMass Amherst representative for I3P (Institute for Information Infrastructure

Protection), 2010 - present.


Chair of the INFORMS Speakers Program 2011-2012. 


WORMS - Junior VP of Communications, January, 2012 - December 2012; VP of Communications, January 2013 - December 2013.


International Service:


Councilor - International Regional Science Association, 1989-1991.


Discipline Advisory Committee for Fulbright Scholar Awards in Management Information Systems, July 1995 - July 1999.


Committee Member, Fudan Premier Prize in Management Science, Shanghai, China, 2006.        


Advisory Board Member, Computational Optimization, Econometrics, and Finance (COMISEF) project, funded by the European Union, 2006-present.           


Advisory Council Member of the Society for Computational Economics, 2007-2010.


Advisory Committee - 2nd International Conference on Transportation Logistics (T-LOG), July 4-7, 2007, Shenzen, China.


Regional Science Association International Fellow Selection Committee, 2009 and 2010. Chair of this Committee for 2011.


Shevchenko Scientific Society (USA) and U.S.-Ukraine Foundation Mathematics Competition Committee, 2008, 2009, and 2010.


Elected Councillor at Large, North American Regional Science Council (NSARC) for the term 2011-2013.

Book Series Editorships:

Advances in Computational Economics, Co-Editor with H. Amman, Springer (formerly Kluwer Academic Publishers).


New Dimensions in Networks, Edward Elgar Publishing.

Book Series Editorial Board

Advances in Computational Management Science, Springer (formerly Kluwer Academic Publishers).


Advances in Spatial Science, Springer (2010-2012).

Journal Editorships:

Co-Editor - Netnomics, 2003 - 2006.

Associate Editor - Special Issue of Operations Research on Stochastic Models in Transportation.

Associate Editor - Operations Research Letters (1990-2002).

Associate Editor - The International Journal of High Performance Computing, for over a dozen years - 2012.

Associate Editor - Computational Economics, formerly Computer Science in Economics and Management.

Associate Editor - Annals of Regional Science.

Associate Editor - Networks.

Associate Editor - Computational Management Science.

Associate Editor - Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, (2000-2008).

Associate Editor - The Journal of Financial Decision Making.

Associate Editor - International Journal of Sustainable Transportation.

Associate Editor - Optimization Letters.

Associate Editor - International Transactions in Operational Research (ITOR).

Associate Editor - Journal of Computational Optimization in Economics and Finance.

Associate Editor - Numerical Algebra, Control and Optimization.

Associate Editor - Economics of Transportation.

Associate Editor - Transportation Research E, 2013 --

Associate Editor - TOP, 2013 --

Associate Editor - International Journal of Financial Engineering and Risk Management, 2013 --


Editor - Supernetwork Sentinel, The Newsletter of the Virtual Center for Supernetworks; see: