Alberto Marquez, Ph.D., PE




Research

Research Areas

  • Simulation 
  • Production planning and inventory management 
  • Statistical Quality Control 
  • Scheduling 
  • Heuristics and decision support systems 
  • Information theory applications
  • Modeling range, heterogeneity, mobility and uniformity in manufacturing flexibility.

Grants

  • 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 form 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
  • 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
  • “Benefit Cost Analysis Research and Development for Port of Beaumont – FASTLANE GRANT 2016” PI: Alberto Marquez Co-PI’s Victor Zaloom, $4,975. Sponsor: Port of Beaumont, April 1, 2016– August 31, 2016
  • Benefit Cost Analysis Research and Development for Port of Beaumont” PI: Victor Zaloom with Co-PI’s Alberto Marquez $3,753. Sponsor: Port of Beaumont, June 1, 2015 – August 31, 2015

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 enhacement 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

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

Serkan Varol
Implementation of Machine Learning Algorithsm 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

THESIS CHAIRMANSHIPS


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

Luis Mario Dominguez
Adapting algorithms to solve the work load assignment problem measuring the productivity yield. Master Thesis. Tecnologico de Monterrey Campus Ciudad de Mexico. 2006

COURSES TAUGHT AT LAMAR UNIVERSITY


DE/MSIE/MEM/MEIE

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

BSIE/BSIT

  • 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

  • Fulbright - CONACYT scholar 2004-2009
  • ABET visitor representing IIE, 2015- present.
  • Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars
  • Lamar University Merit Award 2013
  • Professional Engineer, Texas Board of Professional Engineers