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Dr. Zhuang's Group Members

 

Current Group Members:

Yash Ahuja (M.S. Student, May 2018 to present)

  • Working on big data analytics

Ridwan Al Aziz (Ph.D. Student, May 2018 to present)

  • Working on big data analytics

Puneet Agarwal (Ph.D. Student, August 2017 to present)

  • Working on risk management

Mohammed Hassan Y Alyaqub (Ph.D. Student, August 2016 to present)

  • Working on information sharing in emergency management

Xuejun Ding (Visiting Professor)

  • Associate Professor, Dongbei University of Finance and Economics
  • Visiting Dr. Zhuang's group from September 2017 to September 2018
  • Supported by China Scholarship Council

Madeline Donegan (Undergraduate Student)

  • Working with Dr. Zhuang since Fall 2017

Qingwu Gao (Visiting Professor)

  • Associate Professor, Nanjing Audit University
  • Visiting Dr. Zhuang's group from March 2018 to March 2019

Vincenzo Giancaspro (Undergraduate Student)

  • Working with Dr. Zhuang since Fall 2017

Srivatsa Manjunath Hegde (M.S. Student, May 2018 to present)

  • Working on big data analytics

Kyle Hunt (Undergraduate Student)

  • Working with Dr. Zhuang since Fall 2017

Jesse Iannarelli (Undergraduate Student)

  • Working with Dr. Zhuang since summer 2018

Meiling Jiang (Ph.D. Student, School of Management)

  • Working on information diffusion on networks

Jie Jin (Visiting Ph.D. Student)

  • Ph.D. Student, Beihang University
  • Visiting Dr. Zhuang's group from September 2017 to September 2018
  • Supported by China Scholarship Council
  • Jin, J., J. Zhuang, and Q. Zhao. "Supervision After Certification: An Evolutionary Game Analysis for Chinese Environmental Labeled Enterprises," Sustainability, 10(5), Article 1494, 2018.

Esther Jose (Undergraduate Student)

  • Working with Dr. Zhuang since Spring 2017

Elyse Levine (Undergraduate Student)

  • Working with Dr. Zhuang since Fall 2017

Vineet Madasseri Payyappalli (Ph.D. Student, August 2015 to present)

  • Working on risk preference modeling for attacker-defender games
  • Guan, P., J. Zhang, V. Madasseri Payyappalli, and J. Zhuang. "Modeling and Validating Public-private Partnerships in Disaster Management-A Sequential Game considering Risk Preferences," Decision Analysis, 15(2): 55-71, 2018.
  • Madasseri Payyappalli, V., J. Zhuang, and V. R. R. Jose. "Deterrence and Risk Preferences in a Sequential Attacker-Defender Game with Continuous Defense Effort," Risk Analysis, 37(11): 2229-2245, 2017.

Nafisa Mahbub (Ph.D. Student, May 2018 to present)

  • Working on risk analysis and data analytics

Eric Niblock (Undergraduate Student)

  • Working with Dr. Zhuang since summer 2018

Ali Pala (Ph.D. Student, August 2014 to present)

  • Pala, A. and J. Zhuang. "Security Screening Queues with Impatient Applicants: A New Model with a Case Study," European Journal of Operational Research, 265(3): 919-930, 2018.
  • Pala, A., J. Zhang, J. Zhuang, and N. Allen. "Behavior Analysis of Illegal Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico," Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, forthcoming.
  • Catalano, M., E. Newell, A. Pala, J. Coles, and J. Zhuang. "A 2008-2013 Case Study: US Visa Applicant Security Screening Wait Time Analysis,'' Proceedings of the 2015 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC 2015), Nashville, Tennessee, May 30-June 2, 2015. (Full paper refereed. 8 pages.)

Arpit Rana (M.S. Student, May 2018 to present)

  • Working on big data analytics

Sarah Schwartz (Undergraduate Student)

  • Working with Dr. Zhuang since Spring 2017

Bairong Wang (Ph.D. Student, August 2014 to present)

  • Supported by China Scholarship Council
  • Wang, B. and J. Zhuang. "Rumor Response, Debunking Response, and Decision Makings of Misinformed Twitter Users during Disasters," Natural Hazards, forthcoming.
  • Wang, B. and J. Zhuang. "Crisis Information Distribution on Twitter: A Content Analysis of Tweets during Hurricane Sandy," Natural Hazards, 89(1): 161-181, 2017.
  • Chu, Z, W. Wang, B. Wang, and J. Zhuang. "Research on Factors Influencing Municipal Household Solid Waste Separate Collection: Bayesian Belief Networks,'' Sustainability, 8(2), 152, 2016, 14 pages.

Zonghao Wang (M.S. Student, September 2017 to present)

  • Working on rumor management

 

 

Graduated Ph.D. Students:

Jing Zhang (Ph.D., 2018)

  • Dissertation: Detection, Interdiction, and Defensive Resource Allocation Games in Homeland Security
  • Placement: Data Scientist, Ford Motors
  • Pala, A., J. Zhang, J. Zhuang, and N. Allen. "Behavior Analysis of Illegal Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico," Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, forthcoming.
  • Zhang, J., J. Zhuang*, and B. Behlendorf. "Stochastic Shortest Path Network Interdiction Considering Partially Strategic Attackers with a Case study of Arizona-Mexico Border," Reliability Engineering & System Safety, forthcoming.
  • Zhang, J., J. Zhuang, and V. R. R. Jose. "The Role of Risk Preferences in a Multi-target Attacker-Defender Resource Allocation Game," Reliability Engineering & System Safety, 169: 95-104, 2018.
  • Coles, J., J. Zhang, and J. Zhuang. "Partner Selection in Disaster Relief: Partnership formation in the presence of incompatible agencies," International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 27: 94-104, 2018.
  • Coles, J., J. Zhang, and J. Zhuang. "Bridging the Research-Practice Gap in Disaster Relief: Using the IFRC Code of Conduct to develop an aid model," Annals of Operations Research, forthcoming.
  • Coles, J., J. Zhang, and J. Zhuang. "Scalable Simulation of a Disaster Response Agent-based network Management and Adaptation System (DRAMAS)," Journal of Risk Research, forthcoming.
  • Guan, P., J. Zhang, V. Madasseri Payyappalli, and J. Zhuang. "Modeling and Validating Public-private Partnerships in Disaster Management-A Sequential Game considering Risk Preferences," Decision Analysis, 15(2): 55-71, 2018.
  • Coles, J., J. Zhang, and J. Zhuang. "Experiments on Partnership and Decision Making in a Disaster Environment," International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 18: 181-196, 2016.
  • Coles, J., J. Zhang, and J. Zhuang. "Partnership Behavior in Disaster Relief Operations: A case study comparison of the responses to the tornado in Joplin, Missouri and Hurricane Sandy along the Jersey Coast," Natural Hazards, 84(1), 625-647, 2016.
  • Coles, J. and J. Zhuang. "Introducing Terrorist Archetypes: Using Terrorist Objectives and Behavior to Predict New, Complex, and Changing Threats," Military Operations Research, 21(4): 47-62, 2016.

Peiqiu Guan (Ph.D., 2015)

  • Dissertation: Public and Private Partnership in Disaster Management
  • Placement: Modeling/Scoring/Analysis-Analyst, Citibank N.A.
  • Guan, P., J. Zhang, V. Madasseri Payyappalli, and J. Zhuang. "Modeling and Validating Public-private Partnerships in Disaster Management-A Sequential Game considering Risk Preferences," Decision Analysis, 15(2): 55-71, 2018.
  • Guan, P., M. He, and J. Zhuang, and S. Hora. "Modeling A Multi-target Attacker-defender Game with Budget Constraints," Decision Analysis, 14(2): 87-107, 2017.
  • Guan, P. and J. Zhuang. "Modeling Resources Allocation in Attacker-defender Games with 'Warm Up' CSF," Risk Analysis, 36(4): 776-791, 2016.
  • Guan, P. and J. Zhuang. "Modeling Public-private Partnerships in Disaster Management via Centralized and Decentralized Models," Decision Analysis, 12(4): 173-189, 2015.
  • Yaraghi, N., P. Tabesh, P. Guan and J. Zhuang. "Comparison of Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) and Monte-Carlo AHP under Different Levels of Uncertainty," IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 62(1): 122-132, 2015.

John Coles (Ph.D., 2014)

  • Dissertation: Modeling and Simulating the Network Behavior of Agencies during Disaster Relief Operations
  • Placement: Senior Research Scientist, CUBRC (after declining an Assistant Professor offer from Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Coles, J., J. Zhang, and J. Zhuang. "Partner Selection in Disaster Relief: Partnership formation in the presence of incompatible agencies," International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 27: 94-104, 2018.
  • Coles, J., J. Zhang, and J. Zhuang. "Bridging the Research-Practice Gap in Disaster Relief: Using the IFRC Code of Conduct to develop an aid model," Annals of Operations Research, forthcoming.
  • Coles, J., J. Zhang, and J. Zhuang. "Scalable Simulation of a Disaster Response Agent-based network Management and Adaptation System (DRAMAS)," Journal of Risk Research, forthcoming.
  • Coles, J., J. Zhang, and J. Zhuang. "Experiments on Partnership and Decision Making in a Disaster Environment," International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 18: 181-196, 2016.
  • Coles, J., J. Zhang, and J. Zhuang. "Partnership Behavior in Disaster Relief Operations: A case study comparison of the responses to the tornado in Joplin, Missouri and Hurricane Sandy along the Jersey Coast," Natural Hazards, 84(1), 625-647, 2016.
  • Coles, J. and J. Zhuang. "Introducing Terrorist Archetypes: Using Terrorist Objectives and Behavior to Predict New, Complex, and Changing Threats," Military Operations Research, 21(4): 47-62, 2016.
  • Coles, J., J. Zhuang, and J. Yates "Case Study in Disaster Relief: A Descriptive Analysis of Agency Partnerships in the Aftermath of the January 12th, 2010 Haitian Earthquake," Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, 46(1): 67-77, 2012.
  • Coles, J. and J. Zhuang. "Decisions in Disaster Recovery Operations: A Game Theoretic Perspective on Organization Cooperation," Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, 8(1), Article 35, 1-14, 2011.
  • Catalano, M., E. Newell, A. Pala, J. Coles, and J. Zhuang. "A 2008-2013 Case Study: US Visa Applicant Security Screening Wait Time Analysis,'' Proceedings of the 2015 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC 2015), Nashville, Tennessee, May 30-June 2, 2015. (Full paper refereed. 8 pages.)

Cen Song (Ph.D., 2014)

  • Dissertation: Screening Strategies in the Face of Strategic Applicants with Network Queuing
  • Placement: Assistant Professor, School of Business Administration, China University of Petroleum.
  • Song, C. and J. Zhuang. "Modelling Precheck Parallel Screening Process in the Face of Strategic Applicants with Incomplete Information and Screening Errors," Risk Analysis, 38(1): 118-133, 2018.
  • Song, C. and J. Zhuang. "Regulating Food Risk Management—A Government–Manufacturer Game facing Endogenous Consumer Demand," International Transactions in Operational Research, forthcoming.
  • Song, C. and J. Zhuang. "N-Stage Security Screening Strategies in the Face of Strategic Applicants," Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 165: 292-301, 2017.
  • Song, C. and J. Zhuang. "Two-Stage Security Screening Strategies in the Face of Strategic Applicants, Congestions and Screening Errors," Annals of Operations Research, 258(2): 237-262, 2017.
  • Song, C. and J. Zhuang. "Modeling A Government-Manufacturer-Farmer Game for Food Supply Chain Risk Management," Food Control, 78: 443-455, 2017.

Fei He (Ph.D., 2013)

  • Dissertation: Balancing Pre-Disaster Preparedness and Post-Disaster Relief for Natural Disasters and Terrorism
  • Placement: Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Texas A&M University-Kingsville.
  • He, F. and J. Zhuang. "Balancing Pre-disaster Preparedness and Post-disaster Relief," European Journal of Operational Research, 252(1): 246-256, 2016.
  • Rao, N., C. Y. T. Ma, K. Hausken, F. He†, D. Yau, and J. Zhuang, "Defense Strategies for Asymmetric Networked Systems with Discrete Components,'' Sensors, forthcoming.
  • Rao, N., S. Poole, C. Ma, F. He, J. Zhuang, and D. Yau. "Defense of Cyber Infrastructures Against Cyber-Physical Attacks Using Game-Theoretic Models,'' Risk Analysis, 36(4): 694-710, 2016.
  • He, F. and J. Zhuang. "Modeling 'Contracts' between Terrorist Groups and Governments in a Sequential Game,'' Journal of the Operational Research Society, 63(6): 790-809, 2012.
  • Rao, N., C. Y. T. Ma, K. Hausken, F. He, and J. Zhuang, "Game-Theoretic Approach to Cyber-Physical Infrastructures: UltraScience Net Case Study,'' Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Multisensor Fusion and Integration for Intelligent Systems (MFI 2016), Baden, Germany, September 19-21, 2016. (Full paper refereed. xx pages.)
  • Rao, N., C. Y. T. Ma, K. Hausken, F. He, and J. Zhuang, "Defense Strategies for Infrastructures with Multiple Systems of Components,'' Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Information Fusion (FUSION 2016), Heidelberg, Germany, July 5-8, 2016. (Full paper refereed. 8 pages.)
  • Rao, N., C. Ma, U. Shah, F. He, and J. Zhuang. "On Resilience of Cyber-Physical Infrastructures Using Discrete Product-Form Games,'' Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Information FUSION (FUSION 2015), Washington, D.C., July 6-9, 2015. (Full paper refereed. 8 pages.)
  • Rao, N.,C. Ma, F. He, J. Zhuang, and D. Yau. "Cyber-Physical Correlations for Infrastructure Resilience: A Game-Theoretic Approach,'' Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Information FUSION (FUSION 2014), Salamanca, Spain, July 7-10, 2014. (Full paper refereed. 8 pages.)
  • He, F., J. Zhuang, N. Rao., C. Ma, and D. Yau. "Game-Theoretic Resilience Analysis of Cyber-Physical Systems,"Proceedings of the 1st IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems, Networks, and Applications (CPSNA 2013), Taipei, Taiwan, August 19-20, 2013. (full paper refereed, acceptance rate~=37%, 6 pages.)
  • Rao, N., S. Poole, C. Ma, F. He, J. Zhuang, and D. Yau. "Cyber and Physical Information Fusion for Infrastructure Protection: A Game-Theoretic Approach,'' Proceedings of the 1st IEEE International Symposium on Resilient Cyber Systems (ISRCS13), San Francisco, California, August 13-15, 2013. (Full paper refereed. 6 pages.)
  • Rao, N., S. Poole, C. Ma, F. He, J. Zhuang, and D. Yau. "Cyber and Physical Information Fusion for Infrastructure Protection: A Game-Theoretic Approach,'' Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Information FUSION (FUSION 2013), Istanbul, Turkey, July 9-12, 2013. (Full paper refereed. 8 pages.)
  • Rao, N., S. Poole, C. Ma, F. He, J. Zhuang, and D. Yau. "Game-Theoretic Approach to Cyber-Physical Infrastructures: UltraScience Net Case Study,'' Proceedings of the third Workshop on Design, Modeling and Evaluation of Cyber Physical Systems (CyPhy'13), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 8-11, 2013. (Full paper refereed. X pages.)

Jie Xu (Ph.D., 2013)

  • Dissertation: Robust Screening Policy at Security Queues in the Presence of Strategic Applicants with Private Information
  • Placement: Business Consultant, Neuric Technologies Llc.
  • Xu, J. and J. Zhuang. "Modeling Costly Learning and Counter-learning in a Defender-attacker Game with Private Defender Information," Annals of Operations Research, 236(1), 271-289, 2016.
  • Xu, J., J. Zhuang, and Z. Liu. "Modeling and Mitigating the Effects of Supply Chain Disruption in a Defender-attacker Game," Annals of Operations Research, 236(1), 255-270, 2016.

Xiaojun Shan (Ph.D., 2012)

  • Placement: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Delaware.
  • Dissertation: Game-theoretic Defensive Resource Allocations inthe Face of a Partially Strategic Attacker Considering Equity Constraints
  • Shan, X. and J. Zhuang. "Modeling Cumulative Defensive Resource Allocation against a Strategic Attacker in a Multi-period Multi-target Game," Reliability Engineering and System Safety, forthcoming.
  • Shan, X. and J. Zhuang. "Modeling Credible Retaliation Threats in Deterring the Smuggling of Nuclear Weapons using Partial Inspection---A Three-Stage Game," Decision Analysis, 11(1): 43-62, 2014.
  • Shan, X. and J. Zhuang. "Subsidizing to Disrupt Terrorism Supply Chain---A Four Player Sequential Game," Journal of the Operational Research Society, 65(7): 1108-1119, 2014.
  • Shan, X. and J. Zhuang. "Cost of Equity in Homeland Security Resource Allocation In the Face of A Strategic Attacker," Risk Analysis, 33(6): 1083-1099, 2013.
  • Shan, X. and J. Zhuang. "Hybrid Defensive Resource Allocations in the Face of Partially Strategic Attackers in a Sequential Defender-attacker Game,'' European Journal of Operational Research, 228(1): 262-272, 2013.

 

 

Graduated M.S. Students with Thesis Options:

Shivasubramanian Srinivasan (M.S. 2018)

  • Thesis: Fire Safety Code Inspection -- A Game between Fire Inspection Agency and Building Owners

Mohit Singh Panesir (M.S. 2018)

  • Thesis: Blockchain Applications for Disaster Management and National Security

Haritha Appojala (M.S., 2018)

  • Thesis: Exploratory Data Analysis, Regression, Prediction and Optimization Models using National Bridge Inventory Database
  • Placement: Senior Operations Research Analyst, FedEx

Junlin Tang (M.S., 2018)

  • Thesis: Big Data and Predictive Analytics in Fire Risk using Weather Data
  • Placement: Valuation Analyst, Citi

Meilin He (M.S., 2017)

  • Thesis: An attacker-defender resource allocation game with complementary and substituting effects.' on cyber security project
  • Placement: Financial Analyst, Citi
  • He, M., L. Devine, and J. Zhuang. "Perspectives on Cybersecurity Information Sharing among Multiple Stakeholders using a Decision Theoretic Approach," Risk Analysis, , 38(2): 215-225, 2018.
  • Guan, P., M. He, and J. Zhuang, and S. Hora. "Modeling A Multi-target Attacker-defender Game with Budget Constraints," Decision Analysis, 14(2): 87-107, 2017.

Vijoe Maria Michael Raj (M.S., 2017)

  • Thesis: An Advanced Analytical Approach for Optimal Resource Allocation to Fire Departments
  • Placement: Senior Operations Research Analyst, Fedex

Shiva Subramanian Ganesan (M.S., 2017)

  • Thesis: A Game Theory Framework to Architecture Decision Making Process
  • Placement: Bioinformatics Scientist, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Urvashi Lalit Shah (M.S., 2015)

  • Thesis: Game-Theoretic Approach to Resilience of Cyber-Physical Network Infrastructures and Preventive Strategies for Providers in the face of EMP threats
  • Placement: Senior Analyst, Stanley Black & Decker
  • Rao, N., C. Ma, U. Shah, F. He, and J. Zhuang. "On Resilience of Cyber-Physical Infrastructures Using Discrete Product-Form Games,'' Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Information FUSION (FUSION 2015), Washington, D.C., July 6-9, 2015. (Full paper refereed. 8 pages.)

Vineet Madasseri Payyappalli (M.S., 2015)

  • Thesis: Modeling Risk Preferences in a Sequential Attacker-Defender Game with Continuous Defense Effort
  • Placement: Continue as a Ph.D. student with Dr. Zhuang
  • Guan, P., J. Zhang, V. Madasseri Payyappalli, and J. Zhuang. "Modeling and Validating Public-private Partnerships in Disaster Management-A Sequential Game considering Risk Preferences," Decision Analysis, 15(2): Page TBA, 2018.
  • Madasseri Payyappalli, V., J. Zhuang, and V. R. R. Jose. "Deterrence and Risk Preferences in a Sequential Attacker-Defender Game with Continuous Defense Effort," Risk Analysis, 37(11): 2229-2245, 2017.

Xiaowen Wang (M.S., 2014)

  • Thesis: Simulating a Multi-stage Screening Network---A Queueing Theory and Game Theory Application
  • Placement: Software Quality Engineer, Microstrategy.
  • Wang, X., C. Song, and J. Zhuang. "Simulating A Multi-Stage Screening Network---A Queueing Theory and Game Theory Application,'' in Game Theoretic Analysis of Congestion, Safety and Security, K. Hausken and J. Zhuang (eds.), pp. 55-80, Springer Series in Reliability Engineering, Springer, 2015.

Wei-Yuan Hsu (M.S., 2012)

  • Thesis: Heuristics, Optimization, and Equilibrium Analysis for Automated Wargames
  • Placement: Graduate student, University of Connecticut
  • Hsu, W., E. Newell, J. Zhuang, and D. Ross. "Heuristics, Optimization, and Equilibrium Analysis for Automated Wargames," Proceedings of the 2012 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference. (Full paper refereed. 10 pages.)
  • Wei-Yuan did a summer internship with Dr. Zhuang at the U.S. Air Force Research Lab (Rome, NY) in summer 2011

Mohsen Golalikhani (M.S., 2011)

  • Thesis: Modeling arbitrary layers of continuous level defenses in facing with strategic attacker
  • Placement: Ph.D. Student, University at Buffalo.
  • Golalikhani, M. and J. Zhuang. "Modeling Arbitrary Layers of Continuous Level Defenses in Facing with A Strategic Attacker," Risk Analysis, 31(4): 533-547, 2011.
  • Ali, M., M. Golalikhani, and J. Zhuang. "A Computational Study on Different Penalty Approaches for Solving Constrained Global Optimization Problems with the Electromagnetism-like Method,'' Optimization, 63(3): 403-419, 2014.

Cen Song (M.S., 2011)

  • Thesis: Food Supply Chain Risk Management: A Sequential Game between Retailers and Regulating Government in the face of Strategic Consumers
  • Placement: Continue as a Ph.D. student with Dr. Zhuang
  • Song, C. and J. Zhuang. "Modeling A Government-Manufacturer-Farmer Game for Food Supply Chain Risk Management," Food Control, 78: 443-455, 2017.
  • Song, C. and J. Zhuang. "Regulating Food Risk Management—A Government–Manufacturer Game facing Endogenous Consumer Demand," International Transactions in Operational Research, forthcoming.

Han Wu (M.S., 2011)

  • Thesis: Publicity vs. Impact --- A Sequential Game with a Non-profit Organization and N Donors
  • Placement: Ph.D. Student, University of Louisville
  • Zhuang, J., G. Saxton, and H. Wu†. "Publicity vs. Impact in Nonprofit Disclosures and Donor Preferences: A Sequential Game with One Nonprofit Organization and N Donors,'' Annals of Operations Research, 221(1): 469-491, 2014.

Long Zhang (M.S., 2011)

  • Thesis: Modeling Free-gym as an Incentive Game between Healthcare Insurance Company and Policy Subscribers
  • Placement: International Cooperation Bureau, Supreme People's Procuratorate, China

Jerome Ndayishimiye Niyirora (M.S., 2010)

  • Thesis: Differential Equations Modeling of Patients and Physicians Dynamics in Emergency Rooms: Optimal control solutions and heuristic implementation methods
  • Placement: Instructor, Department of Health Information Management, State University of New York Polytechnic Institute
  • Niyirora, J. and J. Zhuang. "Fluid approximations and control of queues in emergency departments," European Journal of Operational Research, 261(3): 1110-1124, 2017.

Other Graduated M.S. Students

Mengran Hao (M.S. Student):

  • Hao, M., S. Jin and J. Zhuang. "Robustness of Optimal Defensive Resource Allocations in the Face of Less than Fully Rational Attackers,'' Proceedings of the 2009 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, p.p. 886-891.

Shilan Jin (M.S. Student)

  • Jin, S., Z. Liu and J. Zhuang. "Monte Carlo Simulation-Based Supply Chain Disruption Management for Wargames," Proceedings of the 2010 Winter Simulation Conference, p.p. 2682-2693, 2010. (Full paper refereed.)
  • Hao, M., S. Jin and J. Zhuang. "Robustness of Optimal Defensive Resource Allocations in the Face of Less than Fully Rational Attackers,'' Proceedings of the 2009 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, p.p. 886-891.

John Urschel (M.S. Student)

  • Mr. Urschel did not write any thesis/dissertation with Dr. Zhuang
  • Urschel, J. and J. Zhuang. "Are NFL Coaches Risk and Loss Averse? Evidence From Their Use of Kickoff Strategies,'' Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports, 7(3), Article 14, 2011.
    • Highlighted in "What NFL Coaches and Investors Share," The Wall Street Journal, September 22, 2011. PDF.

Graduated B.S. Students:

Bruck Adam (Undergraduate Student)

  • Summer 2010 (CSTEP/SUNY LSAMP Research Program for underrepresented students); finished one research report and one poster for the project "International Collaboration and Competition following Volcanic ash Clouds---A Game Theory Perspective" PDF.
  • Fall 2010: IE 498 Undergraduate Research with Dr. Zhuang
  • Fall 2010: CSTEP/SUNY LSAMP Research Internship with Dr. Zhuang

Leonard Arambam (Undergraduate Student)

  • Starting with Dr. Zhuang since Spring 2013

Kristen Alcazaren (Undergraduate Student)

  • Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013: IE 498 Undergraduate Research with Dr. Zhuang
  • Undergraduate Research Award, UB's Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, April 2013

John Balzani (Undergraduate Student)

  • Fall 2013: IE 498 Undergraduate Research with Dr. Zhuang
  • Undergraduate Research Award, UB's Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, November 2013

Adam Behrendt (Undergraduate Student)

  • Working with Dr. Zhuang since Fall 2015
  • Supported by an NSF REU supplementary award for AY 2016-2017

Matthew Brondum (Undergraduate Student)

  • Spring 2013, Fall 2013: IE 498 Undergraduate Research with Dr. Zhuang
  • Spring 2014: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences' Senior Scholar Program with Dr. Zhuang
  • Undergraduate Research Award, UB's Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, May 2013; December 2013
  • Supported by an NSF REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) supplementary award for AY 2013-2014 for the project Link
  • Matt presented our research at INFORMS 2013 (Minneapolis, MN, 10/2013)
  • Senior Scholar, UB's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 2014

Lauren Coviello (Undergraduate Student)

  • Since Spring 2013: CSTEP/SUNY LSAMP Research Program for underrepresented students
  • Finished a poster "Terrorist Attacks in Relation to the Top 10 Tourist Countries" PDF.

Marie Catalano (Undergraduate Student; graduated in May 2013 and joined Cornell University)

  • Spring 2012, Fall 2012: IE 498 Undergraduate Research with Dr. Zhuang
  • Spring 2013: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences' Senior Scholar Program with Dr. Zhuang
  • Spring 2013: IE 499 Independent Study with Dr. Zhuang
  • Working on an NSF project on visa screening Link.
    • Undergraduate Research Award, UB's Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (CURCA), April 2012
    • Undergraduate Research Award, UB's Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (CURCA), October 2012
    • Supported by an NSF REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) supplementary award for AY 2012-2013
  • Marie presented our research at INFORMS 2012 (Phoenix, AZ, 10/2012) and SRA 2012 (San Francisco, CA, 12/2012)
  • Catalano, M., E. Newell, A. Pala, J. Coles, and J. Zhuang. "A 2008-2013 Case Study: US Visa Applicant Security Screening Wait Time Analysis,'' Proceedings of the 2015 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC 2015), Nashville, Tennessee, May 30-June 2, 2015. (Full paper refereed. 8 pages.)

Hao Chen (Undergraduate Student)

  • Since Spring 2011: Research Internship (UB CURCA Research Program for undergraduate students)
  • Working on sustainability games
  • Spring 2011: IE 498 Undergraduate Research with Dr. Zhuang

May Cheung (Undergraduate Student)

  • Since Spring 2010: Research Internship (UB CURCA Research Program for undergraduate students)
  • Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Summer 2011: IE 498/499 Undergraduate Research with Dr. Zhuang
  • Spring 2012: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences' Senior Scholar Program with Dr. Zhuang
  • Cheung, M. and J. Zhuang. "Regulation Games Between Government and Competing Companies: Oil Spills and Other Disasters,'' Decision Analysis, Special Issue on Games and Decisions in Reliability and Risk, 9(2): 156-164, 2012.
  • May presented our research at UB's Celebration of Academic Excellence (Buffalo, NY, 4/2011) and Second New York Conference on Applied Mathematics (Buffalo, NY, 4/2011).

Thomas Darlington (Undergraduate Student)

  • Spring 2013: IE 498 Undergraduate Research with Dr. Zhuang
  • Undergraduate Research Award, UB's Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, May 2013, December 2013
  • Supported by an NSF REU supplementary award for AY 2013-2014 for the project Link
  • Tom presented our research at INFORMS 2013 (Minneapolis, MN, 10/2013)

Laura Devine (Undergraduate Student)

  • Work with Dr. Zhuang from Fall 2014 to Spring 2017
  • Supported by an NSF REU supplementary award for AY 2014-2015, and 2015-2016
  • He, M., L. Devine, and J. Zhuang. "Perspectives on Cybersecurity Information Sharing among Multiple Stakeholders using a Decision Theoretic Approach," Risk Analysis, , 38(2): 215-225, 2018.
  • Seaberg, D., L. Devine, and J. Zhuang. "A Review of Game Theory Applications in Natural Disaster Management Research," Natural Hazards, 89(3): 1461-1483, 2017.

 

Christopher Diaz (Undergraduate Student)

  • Working with Dr. Zhuang from Sep 2013 to May 2015
  • Supported by an NSF REU supplementary award for AY 2014-2015

Jodie-Ann Duquesnay (Undergraduate Student)

  • Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012: CSTEP/SUNY LSAMP Research Internship with Dr. Zhuang
  • Spring 2011, Fall 2012: IE 498 Undergraduate Research with Dr. Zhuang
  • Duquesnay, J. and J. Zhuang. "Social Media and Disaster Preparedness" (poster), Technical Research Exhibition at the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) 2012 Annual Convention, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, March 28th - April 1st, 2012.
    • Undergraduate Research Award, UB's Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, February 2012

Sabrina Fleurantin (Undergraduate Student)

  • Summer 2009 (CSTEP/SUNY LSAMP Research Program for underrepresented students)
  • Working on a project "The Effect of Volcanic Eruption on Climate and Global Warming"
  • Finished one report and one poster

Nikhitha Garapati (Undergraduate Student)

  • Starting with Dr. Zhuang in Spring 2016

Benjamin Grace (Undergraduate Student)

  • Starting with Dr. Zhuang since Fall 2016

Ryan Hauser (Undersgraduate student)

  • Spring 2013: working on a time-series data analysis

Donald Hession (Undergraduate Student)

  • Working with Dr. Zhuang since Summer 2017

Fanni Kozma (Undergraduate Student)

  • Working with Dr. Zhuang since Fall 2016

Christopher Kujawinski (Undergraduate Student)

  • Since Spring 2011: Research Internship (UB CURCA Research Program for undergraduate students)

Zhihao Liu (Undergraduate Student)

  • Research Internship (UB CURCA Research Program for undergraduate students)
  • Fall 2010 and Spring 2011: IE 498 Undergraduate Research with Dr. Zhuang
  • Working on energy games between developing and developed countries

Kathryn Lukasiewicz (Undergraduate Student)

  • Working with Dr. Zhuang since Spring 2016
  • Supported by an NSF REU supplementary award for AY 2016-2017

Giovanni Madejski (Undergraduate Student)

  • Since Spring 2012: Research Internship (UB CURCA Research Program for undergraduate students)
  • Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013: IE 498 Undergraduate Research with Dr. Zhuang
  • Madejski, G., X. Shan, J. Zhuang, and N. Rao "Modeling Attacks and Defenses of Smart Grids using Game Theory," under review.
  • Undergraduate Research Award, UB's Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, April 2013, May 2013

Elizabeth Newell (Undergraduate Student; graduated in May 2013 and joined GE)

  • Since Spring 2010: Research Internship (UB CURCA Research Program for undergraduate students)
  • Spring 2013: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences' Senior Scholar Program with Dr. Zhuang
  • Undergraduate Research Award, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Summer 2010, based on our research
  • Undergraduate Research Award, UB's Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (CURCA), December 2011, May 2012, October 2012, March 2013
  • Supported by an NSF REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) supplementary award for AY 2012-2013 on visa screening Link.
  • Air Force Research Lab-sponsored Research assistant, Fall 2011
  • Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013: IE 498 Undergraduate Research with Dr. Zhuang
  • Zhuang, J. and E. A. Newell. "Technology Evolutionary Games in Complex Transportation Systems in the Face of Adaptive Adversaries," invited white paper published at Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute website, following the Fifth Annual U.S. Department of Homeland Security University Network Summit, Washington D.C., March 2011.
  • Hsu, W., E. Newell, J. Zhuang, and D. Ross. "Heuristics, Optimization, and Equilibrium Analysis for Automated Wargames," Proceedings of the 2012 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (Full paper refereed. 10 pages.)
  • Editor Assistant, Decision Analysis Today, January 2011-August 2013
  • Elizabeth presented our research at INFORMS 2012 (Phoenix, AZ, 10/2012), ISERC 2013 (San Juan, Puerto Rico, 5/2013)
  • Catalano, M., E. Newell, A. Pala, J. Coles, and J. Zhuang. "A 2008-2013 Case Study: US Visa Applicant Security Screening Wait Time Analysis,'' Proceedings of the 2015 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC 2015), Nashville, Tennessee, May 30-June 2, 2015. (Full paper refereed. 8 pages.)

Leurys Mesa (Undergraduate Student)

  • Working with Dr. Zhuang in Spring 2016, Fall 2016

Nevin Mutlu (Undergraduate Student)

  • Spring 2011: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences' Senior Scholar Program with Dr. Zhuang
  • Working on disaster relief network

Kyoung Eun (April) Park (Undergraduate Student)

  • Working with Dr. Zhuang from Jan 2014 to August 2015

Joao Pedro Pimentel Abbade (Undergraduate Student)

  • Working with Dr. Zhuang in Summer 2016

Vincent Philippone (Undergraduate Student)

  • Working with Dr. Zhuang in Fall 2016

Robert Purkiss (Undergraduate Student)

  • Working with Dr. Zhuang from Fall 2015 to Spring 2016

Jerry Qu (Undergraduate Student)

  • Working with Dr. Zhuang from Summer 2016 to Spring 2017

Aeliya Rashid (Undergraduate Student)

  • Working with Dr. Zhuang since Summer 2017

Daniel Seaberg (Undergraduate Student)

  • Starting with Dr. Zhuang since Fall 2014
  • Supported by an NSF REU supplementary award for AY 2014-2015, and AY 2015-2016
  • Seaberg, D., L. Devine, and J. Zhuang. "A Review of Game Theory Applications in Natural Disaster Management Research," Natural Hazards, 89(3): 1461-1483, 2017.

 

Tyree Singleton (Undergraduate Student)

  • Working with Dr. Zhuang since Summer 2017
  • Supported by the 2017 Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) 
  • Project: Analysis of Retweet Distribution and Information Sharing on Twitter

Alexander Stojanovski (Undergraduate Student)

  • Working with Dr. Zhuang since Fall 2017

Benjamin Swart (Undergraduate Student)

  • Working with Dr. Zhuang since Fall 2017

Paige Tesmer (Undergraduate Student)

  • Working on security screening modeling
  • Spring 2013, Fall 2013: IE 498 Undergraduate Research with Dr. Zhuang
  • Undergraduate Research Award, UB's Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, April 2013
  • Supported by an NSF REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) supplementary award for AY 2013-2014 for the project Link

Bailey Wei (Undergraduate Student)

  • Working with Dr. Zhuang since Summer 2017

Victoria Xue (Undergraduate Student)

  • Working with Dr. Zhuang from Summer 2016

Benjamin Yi (Undergraduate Student)

  • Starting with Dr. Zhuang since Fall 2013
  • Fall 2013 Honors Contract project

Graduated High School Students:

Marcus Alexander (12th grade High School Student from City Honors High School)

  • 2010 BEAM/SEAS Honors Research Summer Program for underrepresented students
  • Finished one research report and PPT presentation entitled "Evolutionary Game Theory: The Basic Models"

Alexa Ditonto (11th grade Student from Orchard Park High School)

  • 2012 BEAM/SEAS Honors Research Summer Program for underrepresented students
  • Working on a project "Disaster Trends: Comparing and contrasting disaster response using data and milestones, Part I"

 

Dana Marie (11th grade Student from Clarence High School)

  • 2011 BEAM/SEAS Honors Research Summer Program for underrepresented students
  • Working on a project "Empirical Analysis of the Correlation between Terrorism Activities and Defense Allocation."

 

Katherine Metzler (11th grade Student from Kenmore West High School)

  • 2013 BEAM/SEAS Honors Research Summer Program for underrepresented students
  • Working on a project "Disaster Trends: Comparing and contrasting disaster response using data and milestones, Part II"

 

Mary Rose Ricotta (11th grade Student from Immaculata Academy)

  • 2012 BEAM/SEAS Honors Research Summer Program for underrepresented students
  • Working on a project "Disaster Trends: Comparing and contrasting disaster response using data and milestones, Part II"

 

Past Visiting Scholars:

Yiran Cao (Visiting Graduate Student)

  • Graduate Student, Nanjing University, China
  • Visiting Dr. Zhuang's group from October 2015 to April 2016

Guohua Chen (Visiting Scholar)

  • Associate Professor, Nanjing University, China
  • Visiting Prof. Zhuang's group from Mar 2016 to Mar 2017
  • Working on supply chain mangament and simulation

Yulin Deng (Visiting Professor)

  • Assistant Professor, Business School of Hohai University, China
  • Visiting Dr. Zhuang's group from June 2010 to December 2010
  • Working on incentive mechanisms

Jing (Jenny) Fu (Visiting Ph.D. Student)

  • Ph.D. Student, Huazhong Normal University, China
  • Visiting Dr. Zhuang's group from August 2013 to January 2015
  • Working on information theory
  • Supported by China Scholarship Council

Jianyuan Huang (Visiting Professor)

  • Professor, College of Public Administration, Hohai University, China
  • Visiting Dr. Zhuang's group from July 2009 to December 2009
  • Working on water resource allocation game in China

Xianghong Lai (Visiting Professor)

  • Assistant Professor, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, China
  • Visiting Dr. Zhuang's group from February 2014 to August 2014

Zhimei Lei (Visiting Ph.D. Student)

  • Ph.D., Dalian University of Technology, China
  • Visiting Dr. Zhuang's group from October 2015 to October 2017
  • Supported by China Scholarship Council

Feng Li (Visiting Ph.D. Student)

  • Ph.D. Student, University of Science and Technology of China
  • Visiting Dr. Zhuang's group from September 2016 to May 2017
  • Supported by China Scholarship Council
  • Li, F., Q. Zhu, and J. Zhuang. "Analysis of Fire Protection Efficiency in United States: A Two-stage DEA based Approach," OR Spectrum, 40(1): 23-68, 2018.

Lihua Li (Visiting Professor)

  • Associate Professor, People’s Public Security University of China
  • Visiting Dr. Zhuang's group from September 2016 to September 2017
  • Supported by China Scholarship Council

Shuying Li (Visiting Ph.D. Student)

  • Ph.D. Student, Tsinghua University, China
  • Visiting Dr. Zhuang's group from November 2014 to December 2014, and from September 2015 to September 2016
  • Supported by China Scholarship Council
  • Li, S., J. Zhuang, and S. Shen. "Dynamic forecasting conditional probability of bombing attacks based on time series and intervention analysis,'' Risk Analysis, 37(7): 1287-1297, 2017.
  • Li, S., J. Zhuang, and S. Shen. "A Three-stage Evacuation Decision-making and Behavior Model for the Onset of an Attack,'' Transportation Research Part C, 79: 119-135, 2017.
  • Li, S., J. Zhuang, S. Shen, and J. Wang. "Driving-forces Model on Individual Behavior in Scenarios considering Moving Threat Agents,'' Physica A, 481: 127-140, 2017.

Manxiu Ning (Visiting Professor)

  • Associate Professor, Fuzhou University, China
  • Visiting Dr. Zhuang's group from December 2014 to December 2015
  • Ning, M., J. Gong, X. Zheng, and J. Zhuang. "Does New Rural Pension Scheme Decrease Elderly Labor Supply? Evidence from CHARLS,'' China Economic Review, 41: 315-330, 2016.

Zifeng Su (Visting Scholar)

  • Ph.D. Student, Harbin Engineering University, China
  • Visiting Dr. Zhuang's group from August 2015 to August 2016
  • Working on disaster management project

Jingjing Wang (Visting Scholar)

  • Associate Research Fellow, Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
  • Visiting Dr. Zhuang's group from August 2015 to August 2016
  • Working on disaster management project

 

Sulian Wang (Visiting Ph.D. Student)

  • Ph.D. Student, Tsinghua University, China
  • Visiting Dr. Zhuang's group from December 2016 to June 2017

Tao Wang (Visting Scholar)

  • Officer, Public Security Department of Jiangsu Province, China
  • Visiting Dr. Zhuang's group from February 2015 to April 2016
  • Supported by China Scholarship Council
  • Wang, T., and J. Zhuang. "The True Meaning of Terrorism and Response to Terrorism," Social Sciences, 6(6): 160-168, 2017.

Yan Wang (Visiting Student)

  • Graduate Student, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Visiting Dr. Zhuang's group from May 2014 to July 2014

Wenxing Xu (Visiting Professor)

  • Associate Professor, Beijing Institute of Petrochemical Technology
  • Visiting Dr. Zhuang's group from December 2016 to November 2017
  • Supported by China Scholarship Council

Xuhui Zheng (Visiting Professor)

  • Associate Professor, Fuzhou University
  • Visiting Dr. Zhuang's group from December 2014 to December 2015

 

Contact: Phone: 1-716-645-4707 • Fax: 1-716-645-3302 • E-mail: jzhuang@buffalo.edu

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