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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1995

Ríos-Mercado, R Z; Bard, J F

The Flowshop Scheduling Problem with Sequence-Dependent Setup Times: A GRASP Approach Informe técnico

Graduate Program in Operations Research, University of Texas at Austin 1995.

BibTeX

Ríos-Mercado, R Z; Bard, J F

The Flowshop Scheduling Problem with Sequence-Dependent Setup Times: A Lower Bounding Scheme Informe técnico

Graduate Program in Operations Research, University of Texas at Austin 1995.

BibTeX

152 registros « 4 de 4 »

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