Alberto Marquez, Ph.D., PE




Research

Research Areas

  • Simulation 
  • Production planning and inventory management 
  • Statistical Quality Control 
  • Scheduling 
  • Heuristics and decision support systems 

Grants

  • Benefit-Cost Analysis of the Rebuild and Expansion of Transit Shed 1 project at the Port of Port Arthur”. Analysis Port Infrastructure Development Program of the Department of Transportation. $3,000 August 2020
  • “Reconstruction of Wharves 2, 3, and 4 and Addition of a Second Rail Line at the Port of Beaumont. INFRA 2019 Grant Application. $3,000. August 2019
  • Cost-Effectiveness/Benefit-Cost Analysis Summary. Benefit-Cost Analysis Research and Development for Port of Beaumont – TIGER GRANT 2016” PI: Victor Zaloom Co-PI: Alberto Marquez, $4,975. Sponsor: Port of Beaumont, April 1, 2016– August 31, 2016
  • Grant for 50,000 US for the “Jalisco 2020: A technological survey on status and opportunities” State of Jalisco Government. 2004.
  • Grant of US 5,000 Research Enhancement Grant Award from Lamar University for the proposal “Measuring Manufacturing Flexibility Elements. An information Theory Approach. 2007-2008.
  • Wood Procurement Optimization for MeadWestvaco, PI: James Curry, Co-PI: Weihang Zhu, Alberto Marquez, $10,000, June 2008 - November 2008.
  • “Multimedia Learning of ‘Engineering Economics’ through Role Play Gaming on a Mobile Platform” Co-Pi Alberto Marquez, Wei-hang Zhu, with Juilia Yoo. National Science Foundation grant: $191,505. May 2012-April 20

University Service

  • Master of Engineering Management Graduate Advisor
  • Industrial Engineering department representative at the Lamar University Faculty Senate 2011-2012
  • Faculty Advisor for the Student Chapter of the Institute for Operations research and management science at Lamar University
  • Multicultural enhancement committee member
  • Advisor to the student chapter of the Society of Professional Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Faculty Advisor for the American Society for Quality
  • Cardinal Tennis Club Advisor
  • University Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee

Affiliations

  • Institute for Operations Research and Management Science
  • Institute of Industrial Engineers

Professional Service

Faculty advisor for Lamar University Student Chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (2008- current)

Faculty advisor for Lamar University INFORMS student chapter

Peer-reviewed journals reviewer:

International Journal of Production Research
IEEE Transactions on Systems Man and Cybernetics
IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering

Selected Publications

Academic journal papers and book chapters

Presentations and conference papers

  1. Marquez A, Zaloom, V. (2020) “Benefit estimations of port terminal infrastructure rehabilitation and construction project” IISE Annual Conference to be presented in New Orleans May-June 2020.
  2. Brake, Sehin, Wade, Valles, Marquez, Jimenez. (2020). Cross-cultural engineering skill development at an international summer boot camp. 127th ASEE Annual Conference. June 21-24 2020.
  3. Bousaid, Z. & Marquez, A. (2017). Determining Inventories of Relief Supplies During Disaster Response Operations by Predicting Non Linear Human Behavior With A System Dynamics Model. INFORMS Annual Conference 2017, Houston, Texas.
  4. Mahale, S., Marquez, A., & Zhu, W. (2017). A client server framework for job-shop scheduling system to minimize tardiness and labor overtime costs under labor and machine constraints. INFORMS Annual Conference 2017, Houston, Texas.
  1. Marquez A, Zaloom, V. (2020) “Benefit estimations of port terminal infrastructure rehabilitation and construction project” IISE Annual Conference to be presented in New Orleans May-June 2020.
  2. Brake, Sehin, Wade, Valles, Marquez, Jimenez. (2020). Cross-cultural engineering skill development at an international summer boot camp. 127th ASEE Annual Conference. June 21-24 2020.
  3. Bousaid, Z. & Marquez, A. (2017). Determining Inventories of Relief Supplies During Disaster Response Operations by Predicting Non Linear Human Behavior With A System Dynamics Model. INFORMS Annual Conference 2017, Houston, Texas.
  4. Mahale, S., Marquez, A., & Zhu, W. (2017). A client-server framework for a job-shop scheduling system to minimize tardiness and labor overtime costs under labor and machine constraints. INFORMS Annual Conference 2017, Houston, Texas.

Education

  • Ph.D. Industrial and Management Systems Engineering. Arizona State University. 1999.
  • M.S. Management Sciences. Tecnologico de Monterrey Campus Estado de Mexico. 1990.
  • B.S. (Industrial Eng.) Tecnologico de Monterrey Campus Estado de Mexico. 1986.

Teaching

DOCTORAL THESIS CHAIRMANSHIPS

Zeina Bousaid

Determining Inventory of Medical Supplies during Disaster Response Operations with a System Dynamics Approach. Beaumont, TX. 2018

Sujay Mahale

Developing a real-time online scheduling system for a manufacturing service company: Achieving visibility. Beaumont, TX. 2017

Serkan Varol

Implementation of Machine Learning Algorithms in the Context of Forecasting Brand Loyalty in Automobile Industry. Doctor of Engineering Field Study. Lamar University. Beaumont, TX. 2016

Jaber Alzahrani

The Measuring Efficiencies and Economic Impact of Air Transportation Sector in the U.S. Economy Using Data Envelopment Analysis and Leontief Analysis. Doctor of Engineering Field Study. Lamar University. Beaumont, TX. 2015

MASTER THESIS CHAIRMANSHIPS


Shankar Deo

Methodology to implement lean manufacturing in the cement industry. Master Thesis. Lamar University. Beaumont, TX. 2013

Luis Mario Dominguez

Adapting algorithms to solve the workload assignment problem measuring the productivity yield. Master Thesis. Tecnologico de Monterrey Campus Ciudad de Mexico. 2006

COURSES TAUGHT AT LAMAR UNIVERSITY


D.E./M.S. IE/M.E.M./M.E. IE

  • Advanced Engineering Economics
  • Statistical Decision Making
  • Heuristic Algorithms
  • Supply chain management
  • Engineering in the XXI Century
  • Capital Projects

B.S. IE/B.S. IT

  • Probability and Statistics
  • Engineering Economics
  • Supply Chain Management

Teaching Grants

Online course development grant. Lamar University. For preparing the course “INEN 4357 Supply chain management” a the undergraduate level.
Online course development grant. Lamar University. For preparing the course “INEN 2373 Engineering Economics” a the undergraduate level.

Academic Employment

Associate Professor 2013 - Present
Department of Industrial Engineering
Lamar University, Beaumont, TX

Assistant Professor 2007 - 2013
Department of Industrial Engineering
Lamar University, Beaumont, TX

Department Chair 2003 - 2006
Industrial and Systems Engineering department
Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico City, Mexico

Assistant Professor 2000 - 2003
Industrial and Systems Engineering department
Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico City, Mexico

Research Assistant 1995 - 1999
Industrial and Management Systems Engineering department
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Teaching Assistant 1994 - 1995
Industrial and Management Systems Engineering department
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

 

Awards & Honors

  • Educational Transcendence Award. Tecnologico de Monterrey. Mexico City 2018
  • Fulbright - CONACYT scholar 2004-2009
  • ABET visitor representing IIE, 2015.
  • Phi Beta delta Honor Society for International Scholars
  • Lamar University Merit Award 2013
  • Professional Engineer, Texas Board of Professional Engineers