I joined the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of South Carolina in August of 2008 as an assistant professor in the Transportation area. Prior to coming to USC, I was a faculty member at North Carolina A&T State University. Before that, I worked for the Port of Houston Authority as a project manager and systems analyst. I received both of my Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Transportation Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
My current research interests include (1) supply chain and logistics, (2) intermodal network design, (3) freight transportation systems, (4) civil infrastructure systems, and (5) health care systems. The common thread in my research is the application of transportation engineering, operations research, computer science, and management science techniques to improve system efficiency while ensuring quality customer (or patient) service. I am particularly interested in using technologies to capture data to enable more sophisticated modeling of infrastructure and health care systems.
Additional information about me can be found in my CV.
My Contact information
University of South Carolina
Department of Civil
and Environmental Engineering
300 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29208
October 2014: Our work on storage space allocation using ant-based control is recognized and higlighted in the October issue of Discover magazine.
September 2014: Our paper titled "Integrated Quay Crane and Yard Truck Scheduling for Unloading Inbound Containers" has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Production Economics.
August 2014: Our paper titled "Planning-Level Tool for Assessing and Optimizing Gate Layout for Marine Container Terminals" has been published in Transportation Research Record (No. 2409, pp. 31-39).
January 2014: I have been appointed the Chair of the TRB Intermodal Freight Terminal Design and Operations Committee.