McCormick | Northwestern Engineering _

Karen Smilowitz

James N. and Margie M. Krebs Professor in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences


S. Keppler, K. Smilowitz and P. Leonardi. 2020. Contextual trustworthiness of organizational partners: evidence from nine school networks. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, forthcoming.


P. Boada-Collado, S. Chopra and K. Smilowitz. 2020. The role of partial information and commitment in dynamic transportation procurement. Transportation Science, 54 (3), pp. 588-605.


M. Basdere, S. Mehrotra and K. Smilowitz. 2020. A study of the Lock-Free Tour Problem and path-based reformulations. IISE Transactions, 52 (6), pp. 603-616.


A. Bayram, S. Deo, S. Iravani, and K. Smilowitz. 2020. Managing virtual appointments in chronic care. IISE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering, 10 (1), 1-17.


D. Banerjee and K. Smilowitz. 2019. Incorporating equity into the school bus scheduling problem. Transportation Research E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 131, pp. 228-246.


L. Zeng, S. Chopra and K. Smilowitz. 2019. The covering path problem on a grid. Transportation Science, 53 (6), pp. 1656-1672..


M. Basdere, G. Caniglia, C. Collar, C. Rozolis, G. Chiampas, M. Nishi, and K. Smilowitz. 2019. SAFE: A Comprehensive Data Visualization System. INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics (formerly Interfaces) 49 (4).


M. Cherkesly, M. Rancourt, and K. Smilowitz. 2019. Community healthcare network in underserved areas: design, mathematical models, and analysis. Production and Operations Management 28 (7), pp. 1716-1734.


S. Ansari, M. Basdere, X. Li, Y. Ouyang, and K. Smilowitz. 2018. Advancements in continuous approximation models for logistics and transportation systems: 1996 - 2016. Transportation Research Part B 107, pp. 229-252.


K. Yagci Sokat, I. Dolinskaya, K. Smilowitz, and R. Bank. 2018. Incomplete information imputation in limited data environments with application to disaster response. European Journal of Operational Research 269 (2), pp. 466-485.


I. Dolinskaya, Z. Shi, and K. Smilowitz. 2017. Adaptive orienteering problem with stochastic travel times. Transportation Research Part E 109, pp. 1-19.


V. Hemmelmayr, K. Smilowitz, and L. de la Torre. 2017. A periodic location routing problem for collaborative recycling. IISE Transactions 49 (4), pp. 414-428.


P. VonAchen, K. Smilowitz, M. Raghavan, and R. Feehan. 2016. Optimizing community healthcare coverage in remote Liberia. Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management 6 (3), pp. 352-371.


T. Hanken, S. Young, K. Smilowitz, G. Chiampas, and D. Waskowski. 2016. Developing a data visualization system for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine 31 (5), pp. 572-577.


K. Yagci Sokat, R. Zhou, I.Dolinskaya, K. Smilowitz, and J. Chan. 2016. Capturing real-time data in disaster response logistic. Journal of Operations and Supply Chain Management 9 (1), pp. 23.


M. Savelsbergh and K. Smilowitz. 2016. Stratified patient appointment scheduling for mobile community-based chronic disease management programs. IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering 6 (2), pp 65-78.


C. Ross, M. Basdere, J.L. Chan, S. Mehrotra, K. Smilowitz, and G. Chiampas. 2015. Data value in patient tracking systems at marathon events. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 47 (10), pp 2014-2023.


B. Balcik, S. Iravani, and K. Smilowitz. 2014. Multi-vehicle sequential resource allocation for a nonprofit distribution systems. IIE Transactions 46 (12), pp. 1279-1297.


R. Lien, S. Iravani, and K. Smilowitz. 2014. Sequential resource allocation for nonprofit operations. Operations Research 62 (2), pp. 301-317.


M. Basdere, C. Ross, J.L. Chan, S. Mehrotra, K. Smilowitz, and G. Chiampas. 2014. Acute incident rapid response at a mass gathering event through comprehensive planning systems: a case report from the 2013 Shamrock Shuffle. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine 29 (3), pp. 320-325.


S. Deo, T. Jiang, S. Iravani, K. Smilowitz and S. Samuelson. 2013. Improving health outcomes through better capacity allocation in a community-based chronic care model. Operations Research 61 (6), pp. 1277-1294.


K. Smilowitz, M. Nowak, and T. Jiang. 2013. Workforce management in periodic delivery operations. Transportation Science 47(2), pp. 214-230.


M. Huang, K. Smilowitz, and B. Balcik. 2013. A continuous approximation approach for assessment routing in disaster relief. Transportation Research Part B 50, pp. 20-41.


J. Turner, S. Lee, T. Homem-de-Mello, M. Daskin, and K. Smilowitz. 2012. Dynamic fleet scheduling with uncertain demand and customer flexibility. Computational Management Science 9(4), 459-481.


S. Lee, J. Turner, M. Daskin, T. Homem-de-Mello, and K. Smilowitz. 2012. Improving fleet utilization for carriers by interval scheduling. European Journal of Operational Research 218(1), pp. 261--269.


L. de la Torre, I. Dolinskaya, and K. Smilowitz. 2012. Disaster relief routing: Integrating research and practice. Socio-Economic Planning Sciences 46, pp 88-97.


R. Lien, S. Iravani, K. Smilowitz, and M. Tzur. 2011. An efficient and robust design for transshipment networks. Production and Operations Management 20(5), pp. 699--713.


M. Huang, B. Balcik, and K. Smilowitz. 2011. Models for relief routing: equity, efficiency and efficacy. Transportation Research E: Logistics and Transportation Review 48 (1), pp. 2--18.


G. Zhang, K. Smilowitz, and A. Erera. 2011. Dynamic planning for urban drayage operations. Transportation Research E: Logistics and Transportation Review 47(5), pp. 764--777.


M. Huang, T. Homem-de-Mello, K. Smilowitz and B. Driegert. 2011. Supply chain broker operations: a network perspective. Transportation Research Record 2224, pp. 1--7.


B. Balcik, B. Beamon and K. Smilowitz. 2008. Last mile distribution for humanitarian relief chains. Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems 12(2), pp. 51--63.


K. Smilowitz and C. Daganzo. 2007. Continuum approximation techniques for the design of integrated package distribution systems. Networks 50(3), pp. 183--196.


N. Adler and K. Smilowitz. 2007. Hub-and-spoke network alliances and mergers: price-location competition in the airline industry. Transportation Research Part B 41(4), pp. 394--409.


P. Francis, K. Smilowitz, and G. Zhang. 2007. Improved modeling and solution methods for the multi-resource routing problem with flexible tasks. European Journal of Operational Research 180, pp. 1045-1059.


P. Francis, K. Smilowitz, and M. Tzur. 2007. Flexibility and complexity in periodic distribution problems. Naval Research Logistics 54(2), pp. 136-150.


P. Francis, K. Smilowitz and M. Tzur. 2006. The period vehicle routing problem with service choice. Transportation Science 40(4), pp. 439-454.


C. Daganzo and K. Smilowitz. 2006. A note on asymptotic formulae for one-dimensional network flow problems. Annals of Operations Research 144(1), pp. 153-160.


P. Francis and K. Smilowitz. 2006. Modeling techniques for periodic vehicle routing problems. Transportation Research Part B 40, pp. 872-884.


K. Smilowitz. 2006. Multi-resource routing with flexible tasks: an application in drayage operations. IIE Transactions 38(7), pp. 577 - 590.


C. Daganzo and K. Smilowitz. 2004. Bounds and approximations for the transportation problem of linear programming and other scalable network problems. Transportation Science 38 3, pp. 343-356.


K. Smilowitz, A. Atamturk and C. Daganzo. 2003. Deferred item and vehicle routing within integrated networks. Transportation Research E 39, pp. 305-323.


K. Smilowitz and C. Daganzo. 2002. Reproducible features of congested highway traffic. Mathematical and Computer Modeling 35(5-6), pp. 509-516.


K. Smilowitz and C. Daganzo. 2000. Experimental verification of time-dependent accumulation predictions. Transportation Research Record 1710, pp. 85-95.


K. Smilowitz and S. Madanat. 2000. Optimal inspection, maintenance and rehabilitation policies for networks of infrastructure facilities under measurement and forecasting uncertainty. Journal of Computer Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering 15, pp. 5-13.


S. Madanat, K. Smilowitz, and A. Lago. 1999. Optimal inspection and maintenance policies for infrastructure systems: facility and network problems. Transportation Research Record 1667, pp. 1-7.


K. Smilowitz, C. Daganzo, M.J. Cassidy and R.L. Bertini. 1999. Some observations of highway traffic in long queues. Transportation Research Record 1678, pp. 225-233.


Book Chapters


B. Balcik and K. Smilowitz. 2019. Contributions to humanitarian and non-profit operations: equity impacts on modeling and solution approaches. A. Smith, editor, Women in Industrial and Systems Engineering: Key Advances and Perspectives on Emerging Topics, Forthcoming.


B. Balcik, S. Iravani, and K. Smilowitz. 2010. Equity in nonprofit and public sector: A vehicle routing perspective. J. Cochran, editor, Encyclopedia of Operations Research.


A. Erera and K. Smilowitz. 2008. Intermodal drayage truck routing and scheduling. P. Ioannou, editor, Intelligent Freight Transportation, Automation and Control Engineering Series, CRC Press.


P. Francis, K. Smilowitz, and M. Tzur. 2008. The period vehicle routing problem and its extensions. B. Golden, S. Raghavan, and E. Wasil, editors, The Vehicle Routing Problem: Latest Advances and New Challenges.


M. Johnson and K. Smilowitz. 2007. Community-based operations research. INFORMS Tutorials in Operations Research, pp. 102--123.