Externally Funded Projects

  • Fab Capacity Management and WIP Target Optimization with Predictive Maintenance Considerations. Funded by Samsung (joint with E. Kutanoglu). March 2013 - March 2014 ($100,000).
  • Simulation, Optimization and Visualization Tools for UUV Deployment and Ice Floe Measurement. Funded by Conoco-Phillips (joint with D. Morton). September 2011 - May 2012 ($66,000).
  • Rapid Detection of Cellphone Viruses via Stochastic Optimization. Funded by a telecommunications carrier (joint with D. Morton). July 2010 - May 2012 ($94,500).
  • Designing and Controlling Processing Networks with Parameter Uncertainty. Funded by NSF (joint with D. Morton). June 2008 - September 2012 ($380,000).
  • Predictive Maintenance and Small Lot Manufacturing. Funded by AMD via the Advanced Manufacturing Center, UT-Austin (joint with E. Kutanoglu). September 2007 - September 2009 ($50,000).
  • Research in Advanced Technologies. Funded by International SEMATECH, Austin, Texas. January 2001 - January 2012 ($350,000).
  • CAREER Award: Scheduling of Multiclass Queueing Networks via Fluid Models. Funded by the National Science Foundation. June 2002 - May 2008 ($375,000).
  • Fab-wide Control and Disruption Management in High Volume Semiconductor Manufacturing. Funded by NSF/SRC/ISMT (joint with S. J. Qin and E. Kutanoglu). September 2004 - August 2007 ($400,000).
  • Queueing Methods for Analysis and Scheduling of Transport Rings. Funded by the National Science Foundation. September 2003 - August 2007 ($139,000).
  • International Research Fellowship: Reentrant Line Models for Use in Semiconductor Manufacturing. National Science Foundation and CIMAT, Mexico. May 1999 - January 2000 ($24,000).
  • Avoiding Virtual Bottlenecks in Semiconductor Wafer Fabrication. Harris Semiconductor, Palm Bay, FL (joint with J. Dai at Georgia Tech). Fall 1995 - August 1998 ($75,000).