Chrysafis Vogiatzis

Chrysafis Vogiatzis
Chrysafis Vogiatzis
Teaching Assistant Professor
(217) 300-7078
201A Transportation Building

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  • Ph.D., Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Florida, 2014
  • M.S., Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Florida, 2012
  • Dipl. Eng., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 2009

Academic Positions

  • Teaching Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019-present
  • Assistant Professor, North Carolina A&T State University, 2018-2019
  • Assistant Professor, North Dakota State University, 2015-2018

Course Development

  • Analysis of Data (IE 300, Fall 2019/2020/2021, Spring 2021/2022, flipped classroom materials developed)
  • Simulation (IE 398, Spring 2020/2021/2022, new course)
  • Analysis of Network Data (IE 532, Fall 2019/2020/2021)

Student Organizations

  • Faculty advisor for the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)

Research Statement

My current research interests lie in network optimization and combinatorial optimization, along with their vast applications in modern socio-technical and biological systems. One of the main axes of my research is focusing on the study of centrality metrics in biological, social, and infrastructure networks, in order to identify groups and persons of interest. More specifically, my research interests are in operations research (broadly defined) and include:

  1. Network analysis and optimization
  2. Combinatorial optimization
  3. Decomposition techniques
  4. Evacuation and disaster management

Research Interests

  • Operations research
  • Optimization
  • Network analysis and optimization

Research Areas

  • Operations Research

Journal Editorships

  • Operations Research Forum, guest editor for special issue on Dynamics of Disasters

Other Scholarly Activities

  • Educational Justice Project: Workshop in Statistical Modeling with R
  • Graduate Research Identity Development (GRID) program at North Carolina A&T State University.

Professional Societies

  • INFORMS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, Vice Chair 2022--
  • INFORMS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, Member 2020--
  • INFORMS Junior Faculty Interest Group (JFIG) leadership committee, 2017--2019.

Service on Department Committees

  • Undergraduate Programs Committee

Service on College Committees

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Teaching Honors

  • 2019-2020 James Franklin Outstanding Teaching Award in Industrial Engineering (06/2020)
  • Teachers Ranked as Outstanding (Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Spring 2021)
  • Teachers Ranked as Excellent (Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021 )
  • Undergraduate Teacher of the Year 2019, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University (04/16/2019)
  • Graduate Teacher of the Year 2019, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University (04/16/2019)

Research Honors

  • European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference 2018 Best Paper Award (10/25/2018)

Public Service Honors

  • IISE Outstanding Faculty Advisor (U.S. North Central Region) (06/2020)

Other Honors

  • Trusted CI Open Science Cybersecurity Fellowship 2019--2020 (2019)

Improvement Activities

  • INFORMS 2018 JFIG Next Step Career Panel Sessions

Recent Courses Taught

  • IE 300 BD1 (IE 300 BD2, IE 300 BD3, IE 300 BD4, IE 300 BL1, IE 300 BO) - Analysis of Data
  • IE 371 - Simulation Modeling for IE
  • IE 398 CV - Simulation
  • IE 532 - Analysis of Network Data

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