Dr. Alberto Marquez, P.E.
Associate Professor


Research Areas

  • Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence
  • Supply Chain Management and Port and Terminal Management
  • Software as a Service Applications for Decision Support


  • Development of a Modeling framework for Risk-Informed Asset Management of the Port of Beaumont. Lamar University. $29,109. November 2022
  • A simulation approach to evaluate current port operations and optimize future operations through effective port asset management during construction and operations. Lamar University. $21,733. November 2022
  • 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


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

Professional Service

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