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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2010

Maldonado Flores, J R; Ríos Mercado, R Z

Búsqueda Tabú para un Problema de Diseño Territorial con Máxima Dispersión Inproceedings

Campos, V; Duarte, A; Gallego, M; Gortázar, F; Martí, R (Ed.): Proceedings of the VII Spanish Conference on Metaheuristics, Evolutionary and Bioinspired Algorithms (MAEB'10), pp. 751–757, Valencia, Spain, 2010, (In Spanish).

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

Commercial territory design for a distribution firm with new constructive and destructive heuristics Informe técnico

Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL San Nicolás de los Garza, México, 2010, (PISIS-2010-02.).

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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 Informe técnico

Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, Universidad Aut́onoma de Nuevo Léon San Nicoĺas de los Garza, Mexico, (PISIS--2010--01), 2010.

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Ferńandez, E A; Kalcsics, J; Nickel, S; Ríos-Mercado, R Z

A Novel Maximum Dispersion Territory Design Model Arising in the Implementation of the WEEE-Directive Artículo de revista

Journal of the Operational Research Society, 61 (3), pp. 503–514, 2010.

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Cano-Belmán, J; Ríos-Mercado, R Z; Bautista, J

A Scatter Search Based Hyper-Heuristic for Sequencing a Mixed-Model Assembly Line Artículo de revista

Journal of Heuristics, 16 (6), pp. 749–770, 2010.

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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 Informe técnico

Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL San Nicolás de los Garza, México, 2010, (PISIS-2010-01.).

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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 Informe técnico

Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL San Nicolás de los Garza, México, 2010, (PISIS-2010-01.).

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2009

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

Constructing Efficient Commercial Territory Design Plans for a Beverage Distribution Firm with a Bi-objective Programming Model Informe técnico

Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, Universidad Aut́onoma de Nuevo Léon San Nicoĺas de los Garza, Mexico, (PISIS--2009--08), 2009.

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

New models for commercial territory design Informe técnico

Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL San Nicolás de los Garza, México, 2009, (PISIS-2009-07.).

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

Constructing efficient commercial territory design plans for a beverage distribution firm with a bi-objective programming model Informe técnico

Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL San Nicolás de los Garza, México, 2009, (PISIS-2009-08.).

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

New models for commercial territory design Informe técnico

Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL San Nicolás de los Garza, México, 2009, (PISIS-2009-07.).

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

Constructing efficient commercial territory design plans for a beverage distribution firm with a bi-objective programming model Informe técnico

Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL San Nicolás de los Garza, México, 2009, (PISIS-2009-08.).

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Salazar-Aguilar, M A; Ríos-Mercado, R Z; Gonz'alez-Velarde, J L

GRASP Strategies for a Bi-objective Commercial Territory Design Problem Inproceedings

Meli'an Batista, B; Moreno P'erez, J A; Carrisoza Priego, E (Ed.): Proceedings of the Workshop on Intelligent Metaheuristics for Logistic Planning (MHIPL), pp. 63–74, Sevilla, Spain, 2009.

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

Diseño de territorios comerciales con múltiples objetivos Inproceedings

Ĺopez, Leyva J C (Ed.): Proceedings of the 4th Meeting of the Ibero-american Network on Multicriteria Decision and Evaluation (RED-M'09), pp. 1–4, Zapopan, Mexico, 2009, (ISBN: 978-970-764-849-4).

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Benítez, Olivares E; Velarde, Gonz'alez J L; Ríos-Mercado, R Z

Diseño de territorios comerciales con múltiples objetivos Inproceedings

L'opez, Leyva J C (Ed.): Proceedings of the 4th Meeting of the Ibero-american Network on Multicriteria Decision and Evaluation (RED-M'09), pp. 1–4, Zapopan, Mexico, 2009, (ISBN: 978-970-764-849-4).

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Ríos-Mercado, R Z; Ferńandez, E; Kalcsics, J; Nickel, S

Computational Experience with GRASP for a Maximum Dispersion Territory Design Problem Inproceedings

Proceedings of EU/MEeting 2009, pp. 89–94, Porto, Portugal, 2009.

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Cano-Belḿan, J; Ríos-Mercado, R Z; Bautista, J

A Scatter Search Based Hyper-Heuristic for Sequencing a Mixed-Model Assembly Line Informe técnico

Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, Universidad Aut́onoma de Nuevo Léon San Nicoĺas de los Garza, Mexico, (PISIS--2009--01), 2009.

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Belḿan, Cano J; Ríos-Mercado, R Z; Valhondo, Bautista J

Combinacíon de Reglas bajo un Esquema de Búsqueda Dispersa para Secuenciar Modelos Mixtos en Líneas de Montaje Inproceedings

Alba, E; Chicano, F; Luna, F; Luque, G (Ed.): Proceedings of the VI Spanish Conference on Metaheuristics, Evolutionary and Bioinspired Algorithms (MAEB'09), pp. 641–648, Malaga, Spain, 2009, (In Spanish).

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Cano-Belmán, J; Ríos-Mercado, R Z; Bautista, J

A scatter search based hyper-heuristic for sequencing a mixed-model assembly line Informe técnico

Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL San Nicolás de los Garza, México, 2009, (PISIS-2009-01.).

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Ríos-Mercado, R Z; Ferńandez, E A

A Reactive GRASP for a Commercial Territory Design Problem with Multiple Balancing Requirements Artículo de revista

Computers & Operations Research, 36 (3), pp. 755–776, 2009.

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Borraz-Śanchez, C; Ríos-Mercado, R Z

Improving the Operation of Pipeline Systems on Cyclic Structures by Tabu Search Artículo de revista

Computers & Chemical Engineering, 33 (1), pp. 58–64, 2009.

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Ríos-Mercado, R Z (Ed.)

Heuristic Research: Advances and Applications Libro

Springer, Norwell, USA, 2009, (Special issue of textitJournal of Heuristics).

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Baldoquín, M G; Cancela, H; and Ríos-Mercado, R Z; Urquhart, M E (Ed.)

Operations Research Advances in Latin America Libro

Springer, Norwell, USA, 2009, (Special issue of textitAnnals of Operations Research).

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2008

Ferńandez, E A; Kalcsics, J; Nickel, S; Ríos-Mercado, R Z

A Novel Territory Design Model Arising in the Implementation of the WEEE-Directive Informe técnico

Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, Universidad Aut́onoma de Nuevo Léon San Nicoĺas de los Garza, Mexico, (PISIS--2008--03), 2008.

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

The Supply Chain Problem with Facility Location and Bi-objective Transportation Choices Informe técnico

Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, Universidad Aut́onoma de Nuevo Léon San Nicoĺas de los Garza, Mexico, (PISIS--2008--04), 2008.

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Fernández, E; Kalcsics, J; Nickel, S; Ríos-Mercado, R Z

A novel territory design model arising in the implementation of the WEEE-directive Informe técnico

Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL San Nicolás de los Garza, México, 2008, (PISIS-2008-03.).

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

The supply chain problem with facility location and bi-objective transportation choices Informe técnico

Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL San Nicolás de los Garza, México, 2008, (PISIS-2008-04.).

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Carrillo, Peña D A; Ramírez, Reyes A B; Guerrero, ́Avila R M; Ríos-Mercado, R Z

Implementacíon de un Algoritmo para Ubicar el Centro de una Red en Problemas de Localizacíon Artículo de revista

Ingenierías, 11 (40), pp. 54–61, 2008.

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Allende, S; Osorio-Lama, M A; Ríos-Mercado, R Z; Ruckmann, J (Ed.)

Operations Research and Systems (CLAIO XII) Libro

Springer, Norwell, USA, 2008, (Special issue of textitAnnals of Operations Research).

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2007

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

A Metaheuristic Algorithm for a Bi-objective Supply Chain Design Problem Inproceedings

Ĺopez, Leyva J C (Ed.): Proceedings of the 3rd Meeting of the Ibero-american Network on Multicriteria Decision and Evaluation (RED-M'07), pp. 1–7, Culiacan, Mexico, 2007, (Paper 13B-2. ISBN: 978-970-660-203-9).

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Caballero-Herńandez, S I; Ríos-Mercado, R Z; Ĺopez, F; Schaeffer, S E

Empirical Evaluation of a Metaheuristic for Commercial Territory Design with Joint Assignment Constraints Inproceedings

Fernandez, J E; Noriega, S; Mital, A; Butt, S E; Fredericks, T K (Ed.): Proceedings of the 12th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering Theory, Applications, and Practice (IJIE), pp. 422–427, Cancun, Mexico, 2007, (ISBN: 978-0-9654506-3-8).

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Segura-Ramiro, J A; Ríos-Mercado, R Z; ́Alvarez-Socarŕas, A M; de Romenus, Alba K

A Location-Allocation Heuristic for a Territory Design Problem in a Beverage Distribution Firm Inproceedings

Fernandez, J E; Noriega, S; Mital, A; Butt, S E; Fredericks, T K (Ed.): Proceedings of the 12th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering Theory, Applications, and Practice (IJIE), pp. 428–434, Cancun, Mexico, 2007, (ISBN: 978-0-9654506-3-8).

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Ríos-Mercado, R Z

Computational Experience with a Reactive GRASP for a Large Scale Commercial Territory Design Problem Inproceedings

Geiger, M J; Habenicht, W (Ed.): Proceedings of EU/ME 2007 Metaheuristics in the Service Industry, pp. 72–79, Stuttgart, Germany, 2007, (ISBN: 978-3-00-022976-3).

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Caballero-Herńandez, S I; Ríos-Mercado, R Z; Ĺopez, F

Solucíon Heurística a un Problema de Diseño de Territorios Comerciales con Restricciones de Asignacíon Conjunta mediante GRASP Inproceedings

Alba, E; Chicano, F; Herrera, F; Luna, F; Luque, G; Nebro, A J (Ed.): Proceedings of the I Spanish Meeting on Evolutionary Algorithms and Metaheuristics (JAEM), pp. 145–153, Zaragoza, Spain, 2007, (In Spanish).

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Facundo, Martínez K V; Martínez, Saucedo J A; Ramiro, Segura J A; V́azquez, Urbano M A; Mercado, Ríos R Z

El Problema del ́Arbol de Empuje en Sistemas de Telecomunicaciones Artículo de revista

Ingenierías, 10 (36), pp. 16–22, 2007.

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2006

Ríos-Mercado, R Z; Ferńandez, E

A GRASP for a Sales Territory Design Problem with Multiple Balancing Planning Criteria Inproceedings

Proceedings of the XIII Latin Ibero American Conference on Operations Research, Montevideo, Uruguay, 2006.

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Ríos-Mercado, R Z; Ferńandez, E A

A Reactive GRASP for a Sales Territory Design Problem with Multiple Balancing Requirements Informe técnico

Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, Universidad Aut́onoma de Nuevo Léon San Nicoĺas de los Garza, Mexico, (PISIS-2006-12), 2006.

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Ríos-Mercado, R Z; Fernández, E

A reactive GRASP for a sales territory design problem with multiple balancing requirements Informe técnico

Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL San Nicolás de los Garza, México, 2006, (PISIS-2006-12.).

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Esparza, C E; Guerrero, M P; Ríos-Mercado, R Z

Optimal Design of Gating Systems by Gradient Search Methods Artículo de revista

Computational Materials Science, 36 (4), pp. 457–467, 2006.

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Ríos-Mercado, R Z; Kim, S; Boyd, E A

Efficient Operation of Natural Gas Transmission Systems: A Network-Based Heuristic for Cyclic Structures Artículo de revista

Computers & Operations Research, 33 (8), pp. 2323–2351, 2006.

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Kalashnikov, V V; Ríos-Mercado, R Z

A Natural Gas Cash-Out Problem: A Bilevel Programming Framework and a Penalty Function Method Artículo de revista

Optimization and Engineering, 7 (4), pp. 403–420, 2006.

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Amouzegar, M A; Moshirvaziri, K; Ríos-Mercado, R Z (Ed.)

JAMDS 10th Anniversary Special Issue Libro

Hindawi Publishing Corporation, New York, 2006, (Special issue of textitJournal of Applied Mathematics and Decision Sciences).

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2005

Borraz-Śanchez, C; Ríos-Mercado, R Z

Improving the Operation of Pipeline Systems on Cyclic Structures by Tabu Seach Informe técnico

Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, Universidad Aut́onoma de Nuevo Léon San Nicoĺas de los Garza, Mexico, (PISIS-2005-04), 2005.

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Borraz-Sánchez, C; Ríos-Mercado, R Z

Improving the operation of pipeline systems on cyclic structures by tabu search Informe técnico

Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL San Nicolás de los Garza, México, 2005, (PISIS-2005-04.).

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Vargas-Súarez, L; Ríos-Mercado, R Z; Ĺopez, F

Usando GRASP para Resolver un Problema de Definicíon de Territorios de Atencíon Comercial Inproceedings

Arenas, M G; Herrera, F; Lozano, M; Merelo, J J; Romero, G; Śanchez, A M (Ed.): Proceedings of the IV Spanish Conference on Metaheuristics, Evolutionary and Bioinspired Algorithms (MAEB), pp. 609–617, Granada, Spain, 2005, (In Spanish).

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Dempe, S; Kalashnikov, V V; Ríos-Mercado, R Z

Discrete Bilevel Programming: Application to a Natural Gas Cash-Out Problem Artículo de revista

European Journal of Operational Research, 166 (2), pp. 469–488, 2005.

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Villalobos-Morales, Y; Ríos-Mercado, R Z

Preprocesamiento Efectivo de un Problema de Minimizacíon de Combustible en Sistemas de Transporte de Gas Natural Artículo de revista

Revista Ingeniería de Sistemas, 19 , pp. 79–103, 2005, (In Spanish).

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Pradenas, L; Ríos-Mercado, R Z; Ferland, J A; Scherer, R; Michelon, P; Maculan, N (Ed.)

Latin-Ibero-American Conference on Operations Research (CLAIO XI): An Conference of Current Theory and Practice Libro

Springer, Norwell, USA, 2005, (Special issue of textitAnnals of Operations Research).

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Borraz-Śanchez, C; Ríos-Mercado, R Z

A Hybrid Meta-Heuristic Approach for Natural Gas Pipeline Network Optimization Parte de obra colectiva

Blesa, M J; Blum, C; Roli, A; Sampels, M (Ed.): Hybrid Metaheuristics, pp. 54–65, Springer, Berlin, Germany, 2005.

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2004

Esparza, C E; Mata, Guerrero M P; Ríos-Mercado, R Z

Discriminación de fallas monofásicas Informe técnico

Graduate Program in Systems Engineering, UANL San Nicolás de los Garza, México, 2004, (PISIS-2004-06.).

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