Dr. Roger Z. Ríos Mercado


Profesor Titular A
Programa de Posgrado en Ingeniería de Sistemas
U A N L
Investigador Nacional SNI Nivel 2

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Operations Research, U. of Texas – Austin, USA (1997)
  • M.S.E., Operations Research, U. of Texas – Austin (1992)
  • Lic. in Mathematics, UANL (1988)

Postdoctoral/Visiting Positions

  • Visiting Scholar, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain (2015)
  • Visiting Scholar, University of Texas at Austin, USA (2014)
  • Visiting Scholar, University of Texas at Austin, USA (2013)
  • Visiting Scholar, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain (2013)
  • Fulbright Scholar (sabbatical leave), University of Texas at Austin, USA (2012-2013)
  • Visiting Scholar, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain (2007)
  • MEC Visiting Scholar (sabbatical leave), Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain (2005-2006)
  • Visiting Scholar, University of Colorado, USA (2004)
  • Visiting Researcher, University of Houston, USA (1997-1999)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Texas A&M University, USA (1997-1999)

Research Interests

  • Discrete optimization
  • Heuristic and metaheuristic (GRASP, tabu search, scatter search, iterated greedy, VNS) techniques for fast and high-quality solutions to hard optimization problems
  • Exact optimization schemes (B&B, B&C, B&P) for mixed-integer programming
  • Location science
  • Combinatorial optimization
  • Scheduling
  • Territory design
  • Routing and transportation
  • Application areas:
    • Health-care applications
    • Ambulance relocation/deployment
    • Districting/territory design applications in product distribution/recycling applications
    • Efficient use of natural resources and environment
    • Forestry management
    • Optimization of natural gas transmission systems
    • Machine scheduling problems in manufacturing systems

Courses Taught at PISIS

  • Data structures in C++
  • Dynamic programming
  • Foundations of integer programming
  • Linear optimization
  • Metaheuristic optimization
  • Network flow programming
  • Queueing systems
  • Stochastic processes
  • Operations research (undergrad)
  • Optimization topics (undergrad)

Mailing Address

UANL
AP 111 – F, Cd. Universitaria
San Nicolás de los Garza, NL 66450
México
Tel. +52 (81) 8329-4000 x1634
Tel. +52 (81) 8329-4000 x5945 (Assistant)
 roger.riosuanl.edu.mx
 http://yalma.fime.uanl.mx/~roger/

Visit Prof Rios’ Publications site.

Recent Supervised Thesis can be found at the Students page

Recent Publications:

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2017

Ríos-Mercado, Roger Z; Bard, Jonathan F

An Exact Algorithm for Designing Optimal Districts in the Recycling of Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment through an Improved Reformulation Informe técnico

Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León Av. Universidad S/N, Cd. Universitaria, San Nicolás de los Garza, Nuevo León, México, Technical Report, (PISIS-2017-03), 2017.

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Mendoza-Gómez, Rodolfo; Ríos-Mercado, Roger Z; Valenzuela-Ocaña, Karla B

An Iterated Greedy Algorithm with Variable Neighborhood Descent for the Planning of Specialized Diagnostic Services in a Segmented Healthcare System Informe técnico

Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León Av. Universidad S/N, Cd. Universitaria, San Nicolás de los Garza, Nuevo León, México, Technical Report, (PISIS-2017-02), 2017.

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Ríos-Mercado, Roger Z; González-Velarde, José Luis ; Maldonado Flores, J R

Tabu Search with Strategic Oscillation for Improving Recollection Assignment Plans of Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment Informe técnico

Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León Av. Universidad S/N, Cd. Universitaria, San Nicolás de los Garza, Nuevo León, México, Technical Report, (PISIS-2017-01), 2017.

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Ríos-Mercado, Roger Z

Metaheuristics for Natural Gas Pipeline Networks Artículo de revista

Handbook of Heuristics, pp. 1–19, 2017.

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Huerta-Muñoz, Diana L; Ríos-Mercado, Roger Z; Ruiz, Rubén

An iterated greedy heuristic for a market segmentation problem with multiple attributes Artículo de revista

European Journal of Operational Research, 261 (1), pp. 75–87, 2017.

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2016

Mendoza-Gómez, Rodolfo; Ríos-Mercado, Roger Z; Valenzuela-Ocaña, Karla B

Efficient Planning of Specialized Diagnostic Services in a Segmented Healthcare System Informe técnico

Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL San Nicolás de los Garza, México, Reporte Técnico, (PISIS-2016-01), 2016, (PISIS-2016-01).

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R'ios-Mercado, Roger Z; Escalante, Hugo J

GRASP with path relinking for commercial districting Artículo de revista

Expert Systems with Applications, 44 , pp. 102–113, 2016.

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Garc'ia-Ayala, Gabriela ; Gonz'alez-Velarde, Jos'e L; R'ios-Mercado, Roger Z; Fern'andez, Elena

A novel model for arc territory design: promoting Eulerian districts Artículo de revista

International Transactions in Operational Research, 23 (3), pp. 433–458, 2016.

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R'ios-Mercado, Roger Z

Assessing a metaheuristic for large scale commercial districting Artículo de revista

Cybernetics and Systems, 2016.

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2015

Ríos-Mercado, Roger Z

Computational Experience with a Reactive GRASP for Large Scale Commercial Districting Informe técnico

Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL San Nicolás de los Garza, México, 2015, (PISIS-2015-02.).

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R'ios-Mercado, Roger Z; Borraz-S'anchez, Conrado

Optimization problems in natural gas transportation systems: A state-of-the-art review Artículo de revista

Applied Energy, 147 , pp. 536–555, 2015.

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Quevedo-Orozco, Dagoberto R; R'ios-Mercado, Roger Z

Improving the quality of heuristic solutions for the capacitated vertex p-center problem through iterated greedy local search with variable neighborhood descent Artículo de revista

Computers & Operations Research, 62 , pp. 133–144, 2015.

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Mendoza-G'omez, Rodolfo ; R'ios-Mercado, Roger Z; Valenzuela-Oca~na, Karla B

Un procedimiento basado en GRASP para un problema de asignaci'on de equipos m'edicos de diagn'ostico en una red de hospitales p'ublicos Inproceedings

Proceedings of the X Spanish Conference on Metaheuristics, Evolutionary and Bioinspired Algorithms, pp. 135–142, 2015.

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Gonz'alez-Estrada, Ana L; R'ios-Mercado, Roger Z; Aguirre-Calder'on, 'Oscar A

Un m'etodo multi-arranque aleatorizado para un problema de dise~no de una red de caminos y ubicaci'on de maquinaria y patios forestales con consideraciones ambientales Inproceedings

Proceedings of the X Spanish Conference on Metaheuristics, Evolutionary and Bioinspired Algorithms, pp. 143–150, 2015.

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R'ios Mercado, Roger Z

Mejorando la planificaci'on de sistemas territoriales con optimizaci'on metaheur'istica Artículo de revista

Nova Scientia, 7 (15), pp. 81–95, 2015.

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R'ios Mercado, Roger Z; L'opez P'erez, Fabi'an J

Planificaci'on inteligente de territorios comerciales bajo requerimientos de realineaci'on y asignaci'on disjunta Artículo de revista

Ciencia UANL, 18 (71), pp. 91–101, 2015.

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2014

Ríos-Mercado, Roger Z; Borraz-Sánchez, Conrado

Optimization Problems in Natural Gas Transportation Systems: A State-of-the-Art Review Informe técnico

Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL San Nicolás de los Garza, México, 2014, (PISIS-2014-04.).

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Schaeffer, Satu Elisa; Ríos-Mercado, Roger Z; Fernández, Elena

The Windy Prize-Collecting Rural Postman Problem: An Ant-Colony Based Heuristic Informe técnico

Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL San Nicolás de los Garza, México, 2014, (PISIS-2014-05.).

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Escalante, H J; Ríos-Mercado, R Z

GRASP with Path Relinking for Commercial Districting Informe técnico

Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL San Nicolás de los Garza, México, 2014, (PISIS-2014-02.).

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Elizondo-Amaya, M G; Ríos-Mercado, R Z; Díaz, J A

A Dual Bounding Scheme for a Territory Design Problem Artículo de revista

44 , pp. 193–205, 2014.

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2013

Quevedo-Orozco, D R; Ríos-Mercado, R Z

Improving the Quality of Heuristic Solutions for the Capacitated Vertex p-Center Problem through Iterated Greedy Local Search and Variable Neighborhood Descent Informe técnico

Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL San Nicolás de los Garza, México, 2013, (PISIS-2013-04.).

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Ayala, García G; González-Velarde, J L; Ríos-Mercado, R Z; Fernández, E

A Novel Model for Arc Territory Design: Promoting Eulerian Districts Informe técnico

Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL San Nicolás de los Garza, México, 2013, (PISIS-2013-03.).

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Olivares-Benítez, E; Ríos-Mercado, R Z; Gonźalez-Velarde, J L

A Metaheuristic Algorithm to Solve the Selection of Transportation Channels in Supply Chain Design Artículo de revista

International Journal of Production Economics, 145 (1), pp. 161–172, 2013.

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Ríos-Mercado, R Z; Ĺopez-Ṕerez, J F

Commercial Territory Design Planning with Realignment and Disjoint Assignment Requirements Artículo de revista

Omega, 41 (3), pp. 525–535, 2013.

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Ĺopez-Ṕerez, J F; Ríos-Mercado, R Z

Embotelladoras ARCA Uses Operations Research to Improve Territory Design Plans Artículo de revista

Interfaces, 43 (3), pp. 209–220, 2013.

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Salazar-Aguilar, M A; Ríos-Mercado, R Z; Gonźalez-Velarde, J L

GRASP Strategies for a Bi-objective Commercial Territory Design Problem Artículo de revista

Journal of Heuristics, 19 (2), pp. 179–200, 2013.

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Salazar-Aguilar, M A; Ríos-Mercado, R Z; González-Velarde, J L

GRASP Strategies for a Bi-objective Commercial Territory Design Problem Artículo de revista

Journal of Heuristics, 19 (2), pp. 179–200, 2013.

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2012

Elizondo-Amaya, M G; Ríos-Mercado, R Z; Díaz, J A

A dual bounding scheme for a territory design problem Informe técnico

Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL San Nicolás de los Garza, México, 2012, (PISIS-2012-03.).

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Huerta-Muñoz, D L; Ríos-Mercado, R Z; Ruiz, R

An iterated greedy heuristic for a market segmentation problem with multiple attributes Informe técnico

Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL San Nicolás de los Garza, México, 2012, (PISIS-2012-02.).

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Olivares-Benitez, E; Ríos-Mercado, R Z; González-Velarde, J L

A metaheuristic algorithm to solve a bi-objective supply chain design problem Informe técnico

Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL San Nicolás de los Garza, México, 2012, (PISIS-2012-01.).

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R'ios-Mercado, Roger Z; R'ios-Sol'is, Yasm'in A

Just-in-time Systems Libro

Springer, 2012.

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Cano-Belm'an, J; Ríos-Mercado, R Z; Salazar-Aguilar, M A

Commercial Territory Design for a Distribution Firm with New Constructive and Destructive Heuristics Artículo de revista

International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems, 5 (1), pp. 126–147, 2012.

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Olivares-Benitez, E; Gonźalez-Velarde, J L; Ríos-Mercado, R Z

A Supply Chain Design Problem with Facility Location and Bi-objective Transportation Choices Artículo de revista

TOP, 20 (3), pp. 729–753, 2012.

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García-Ayala, G; Ríos-Mercado, R Z; Chaćon-Mondraǵon, O L

A Disjunctive Programming Model and a Rolling Horizon Algorithm for Optimal Multiperiod Capacity Expansion in a Multiproduct Batch Plant Artículo de revista

Computers & Chemical Engineering, 46 , pp. 29–38, 2012.

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Cano-Belḿan, J; Ríos-Mercado, R Z; Salazar-Aguilar, M A

Commercial Territory Design for a Distribution Firm with New Constructive and Destructive Heuristics Artículo de revista

International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems, 5 (1), pp. 126–147, 2012.

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Salazar-Aguilar, M A; Ríos-Mercado, R Z; Gonźalez-Velarde, J L; Molina, J

Multiobjective Scatter Search for a Commercial Territory Design Problem Artículo de revista

Annals of Operations Reseach, 199 (1), pp. 343–360, 2012.

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Ríos-Mercado, R Z; Ferńandez, E; Gonźalez-Velarde, J L; Pradenas, L (Ed.)

Operations Research and Systems (ALIO/INFORMS Joint International Meeting) Libro

Springer, Norwell, USA, 2012, (Special issue of textit Annals of Operations Research).

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Cabrera-Ríos, M; Salazar-Aguilar, M A; Marroquín, Guadalupe Villarreal M; Salazar, Patricia Anaya A

Artificial Neural Networks-Based Forecasting: An attractive option for Just-In-Time systems Parte de obra colectiva

Ríos-Mercado, R Z; Ríos-Solís, Yasmín (Ed.): Just-in-Time Systems, pp. 245–259, Springer, Berlin, Germany, 2012.

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2011

Escalante, H J; Ríos-Mercado, R Z

An Improved GRASP with Path Relinking for a Commercial Territory Design Problem Informe técnico

Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL San Nicolás de los Garza, México, 2011, (PISIS-2011-10.).

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López-Pérez, J F; Ríos-Mercado, R Z

Embotelladoras ARCA uses operations research to improve territory design plans Informe técnico

Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL San Nicolás de los Garza, México, 2011, (PISIS-2011-08.).

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García-Ayala, G; Ríos-Mercado, R Z; Mondragón, Chacón O L

A disjunctive programming model and a rolling horizon algorithm for optimal multiperiod capacity expansion in a multiproduct batch plant Informe técnico

Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL San Nicolás de los Garza, México, 2011, (PISIS-2011-05.).

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Ríos-Mercado, R Z; López-Pérez, J F

Commercial territory design planning with realignment and disjoint assignment requirements Informe técnico

Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL San Nicolás de los Garza, México, 2011, (PISIS-2011-06.).

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Ibarra-Rojas, O J; Ríos-Mercado, R Z; Rios-Solis, Y A; Saucedo-Espinosa, M A

A decomposition approach for the piece-mold-machine manufacturing problem Informe técnico

Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL San Nicolás de los Garza, México, 2011, (PISIS-2011-04.).

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Ríos-Mercado, R Z; Ĺopez-Ṕerez, J F

Commercial Territory Design Planning with Realignment and Disjoint Assignment Requirements Informe técnico

Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, Universidad Aut́onoma de Nuevo Léon San Nicoĺas de los Garza, Mexico, (PISIS--2011--06), 2011.

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Salazar-Aguilar, M A; Ríos-Mercado, R Z; Cabrera-Ríos, M

New Models for Commercial Territory Design Artículo de revista

11 (3), pp. 487–507, 2011.

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Salazar-Aguilar, M A; Ríos-Mercado, R Z; Gonźalez-Velarde, J L

A Bi-objective Programming Model for Designing Compact and Balanced Territories in Commercial Districting Artículo de revista

Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 19 (5), pp. 885–895, 2011.

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Salazar-Aguilar, M A; Ríos-Mercado, R Z; González-Velarde, J L

A Bi-objective Programming Model for Designing Compact and Balanced Territories in Commercial Districting Artículo de revista

Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 19 (5), pp. 885–895, 2011.

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Ríos-Mercado, R Z; Salazar-Acosta, J C

A GRASP with Strategic Oscillation for a Commercial Territory Design Problem with a Routing Budget Constraint Parte de obra colectiva

Batyrshin, I; Sidorov, G (Ed.): Advances in Soft Computing, 7095 , pp. 307–318, Springer, Heidelberg, Germany, 2011.

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Ibarra-Rojas, Omar J; Ríos-Mercado, Roger Z; Rios-Solis, Yasmin A; Saucedo-Espinosa, Mario A

A decomposition approach for the piece--mold--machine manufacturing problem Artículo de revista

International Journal of Production Economics, 134 (1), pp. 255–261, 2011.

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2010

Salazar-Aguilar, M A; Ríos-Mercado, R Z; González-Velarde, J L

A divide-and-conquer approach to commercial territory design Informe técnico

Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL San Nicolás de los Garza, México, 2010, (PISIS-2010-05.).

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