Hanif D. Sherali
547 Whittemore Hall
Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (0118)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Telephone: (540) 231-5474
Facsimile: (540) 231-3322
University Distinguished Professor, Emeritus
Elected Member: U.S.
National Academy of Engineering
B.S.: Bombay University, India,
1975 (Electrical Engineering)
Class Valedictorian and Awarded the Indian
Institute of Engineer's Gold Medal
M.S.: Georgia Institute of Technology,
1977 (Operations Research)
Overall Grade Point Average: 4.0/4.0
Ph.D.: Georgia Institute of Technology,
1979 (Operations Research)
Overall Grade Point Average: 4.0/4.0
Mathematical optimization modeling, analysis, and design of algorithms for specially structured linear, nonlinear, and continuous and discrete nonconvex programs, with applications to transportation, location, engineering and network design, production, economics, and energy systems.
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE AND
Investigator on 66 research projects sponsored by several agencies including the National
Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, Naval Surface Warfare Center, National Aeronautics and
Space Administration, U.S. Department of the
Interior, Association of American
Railroads, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Federal Bureau of
Highway Administration, U.S. and Virginia Departments of Transportation,
and the Federal Aviation Administration.
331 refereed articles (H-index = 54 and total citations = 22,093, including books, as of May, 2014). Journals include: Operations Research, Management Science, Mathematical Programming, Mathematics of Operations Research, Operations Research Letters, Transportation Science, INFORMS Journal on Computing, SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics, SIAM Journal on Optimization, IIE Transactions, Discrete Applied Mathematics, Discrete Optimization, Journal of Global Optimization, Naval Research Logistics, Networks, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, Computational Optimization and Applications, Applied Mathematics and Optimization, Optimization Letters, Transportation Research, European Journal of Operational Research, Annals of Operations Research, and IEEE Transactions.
nine books: Disjunctive Programming (Springer Verlag, 1982), Linear
Programming and Network Flows (John Wiley & Sons, 1990, 2005, 2010), Nonlinear
Programming: Theory and Algorithms (John Wiley & Sons,
1993, 2006), A Reformulation-Linearization Technique for Solving Discrete
and Continuous Nonconvex Problems (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1999), Applied Optimization Methods for Wireless Networks (Cambridge University Press, 2013), and Spiritual Discourses (Author House, 2014). (Also, edited two other books/journal issues.)
Consulting Services on 36 different projects.
311 papers (228 invited seminars/lectures and 83 contributed
43 Ph.D. dissertations and 44 M.S. theses.
Member for a total of 175 students (99 Ph.D. students and 76 M.S.
Area Editor of Operations Research; Associate Editor of Operations Research Letters, Optimization Letters, IIE Transactions, Journal
of Global Optimization,
Informatica, Computers and Operations Research, Arabian Journal of Science
and Engineering, and Aligarh Journal of Statistics (Optimization
Area). Book Series Co-editor for Optimization and Control of Complex Systems, and Editorial
Board Member for Nonconvex Optimization and its Applications.
committees, and conference cluster chair, session chair, and organizer on
reviewer for over 1,059 journal articles and several proposals and book
manuscripts for 82 journals, 11 international agencies (including 11
divisions of the National Science Foundation), and 10 book
HONORS AND AWARDS
different prizes from India
for Engineering and Mathematics
Medal from the Indian Institute of Engineers
to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering
to the Georgia
to the Georgia
Tech College of Engineeering's
Distinguished Engineering Alumni
Thesis Award, Georgia Tech
David F. Baker Distinguished Research Award
Albert G. Holzman Distinguished Educator Award
- Two IIE
Transactions Best Paper Awards
- Two IEEE
Best Paper Awards
- Journal of Global Optimization Best Paper Award
L. Saaty Prize for Applied Advances in the Mathematical and Management
- INFORMS Frederick W. Lanchester
(inaugural) Fellow Award
Computer Science Technical Section Research Award
Prize: INFORMS Military Applications Section Research Award
- IFORS Prize for Operations Research in
Research Meritorious Service Award
- National Institute of Justice Operations Research Challenge Competition Award
Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia for
"excellent teaching, research, and public service"
Award for the Virginia Engineering Educator of the Year
18 award winning dissertations/theses/projects
Alumni Award for Excellence in Research
Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching and inducted into the Academy of Teaching Excellence
Alumni Award for Excellence in Graduate Advising and inducted into the Academy of Advising Excellence
College of Engineering Certificate of Teaching Excellence awards
Award for Excellence in Research
- Two Dean's
Award for Excellence in Teaching
Award for Excellence in Service
Professorship at the King Fahd
University, Saudi Arabia.
other commendations by the College
of Engineering for
excellence in teaching.
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