Victor Zaloom, Ph.D., PE




Background

Professional Experience/Positions Held

  • 2019 - Current: Interim Chair Department of Industrial Engineering, Lamar University
  • 2018-2019: Interim Dean College of Engineering, Lamar University
  • 2015-2016: Associate Dean of Engineering, Lamar University
  • 2013-2015: Interim Dean College of Engineering, Lamar University
  • 2010-2013: Interim Dean of Graduate School, and Associate Dean of Engineering
  • 2006-2010: Associate Dean of Engineering, Lamar University
  • 1981-Current: Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Lamar University
  • 1981-2012: Professor and Chair, Industrial Engineering, Lamar University.
    • Acting Dean of Engineering: summers 1984 & 1999
    • Director of Engineering Graduate Programs 1981-1986 & 1999 to present
    • Director Center for Ports and Waterways 1995-present
    • Interim Chair Mechanical Engineering: 1986-1989 & 1996-1999.
  • 1978-1981: Professor and Chair, Industrial Engineering Department, North Carolina A & T State University
  • 1971-1978: Associate and Assistant Professor, Industrial Engineering, Auburn University
  • 1968-1970: Instructor & Teaching Fellow, Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Houston

Research

Research Interests

  • Risk Analysis in Systems
  • Scheduling theory and applications 

Research Achievements

  • More than 80 publications and paper presentations. Many of these were fully refereed. Others were refereed abstracts and five were invited papers or presentations at national or regional conferences.
  • Served as principal investigator on numerous grants or contracts that generated total extramural funding of more than $1,000,000.
  • Continued research and publication while holding administrative positions as Department Chairman or higher since 1978.
  • Encourage faculty to establish and maintain research programs in order to enhance their academic careers, enhance their teaching, and support their graduate students. Several former graduate students have gone on to department chair and dean positions at major universities. Two of my first three faculty hires have chaired IE Departments at Major Universities (Simen Pulat – Oklahoma, Tayfur Altiok – Rutgers)

Teaching Achievements

  • Consistently receive course ratings between 8 and 10 on a scale of 1-10 for courses I teach.
  • Experience in teaching a wide variety of courses including at the undergraduate level: Engineering Economy, Quality Control, Probability and Statistics, Industrial and Product Safety, and several Operations Research courses. Experience at the graduate level includes: Advanced Engineering Economics, Advanced Scheduling Theory, Statistical Design of Experiments, and others.
  • Developed and taught more than ten short courses for industry including: “Statistical Process Quality Control” which was sponsored by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). This course was taught to practicing engineers 3 or 4 times a year from 1984 to 1993. It was also taught in-house at Dow Chemical, E.I. DuPont, ExxonMobil, and more than 25 other major corporations.

Selected Publications

See CV for full list of publications.

  • Wu, Xing, Rahman, and Victor Zaloom, “Study of travel behavior of vessels in inland waterways using AIS data -- a case study at hotspots in Sabine-Neches Waterways, Ocean Engineering, 2017. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0029801817306601
  • Wu, Xing, Aesha L. Mehta, Victor A. Zaloom, and Brian Craig “Analysis of Waterway Transportation in Southeast Texas Waterway Based on AIS Data - A case study in the Sabine-Neches Waterway”, Ocean Engineering 121 July, 2016 pp. 196-209, doi:10.1016/j.oceaneng.2016.05.012.
  • Wu, Xing, Rahman, and Victor Zaloom, “Study of travel behavior of vessels in inland waterways using AIS data -- a case study at hotspots in Sabine-Neches Waterways, Ocean Engineering, 2017. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0029801817306601
  • Analysis of Waterway Transportation in Southeast Texas Waterway Based on AIS Data”, Xing Wu, Aesha L. Mehta, Victor A. Zaloom, and Brian Craig, Accepted by Ocean Engineering, May 2016.
  • “Probability Analysis of Vessel Collisions and Groundings in Southeast Texas Waterways”, Published in in the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2426, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies Washington, D.C., 2014, pp. 44-52; Xing Wu, Hafizur Rahman, and Victor Zaloom.
  • “Development of a Web-based Safety Survey Data Analysis System for the Maritime Industry, Industrial Engineering Research Conference, May 2012, Orlando, FL, USA, James Curry, Weihang Zhu, Brian Craig, Victor Zaloom
  • “Finite Element Analysis of Micro-grinding Process, Industrial Engineering Research Conference, May 2012, Orlando, FL, USA, Xinyu Liu, B. Gangineni, Weihang Zhu, Victor Zaloom
  • “Multi-Objective Optimization For The Micro-Milling Process With Adaptive Data Modeling” Proceedings of the ASME 2011 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC2011, June 13-17, 2011, Corvallis, Oregon, With Weihang Zhu, and Xinyu Liu.
  • “Scheduling Hazardous Waste Incinerators Using a SA-LP Heuristic”, Journal of Environmental Engineering Science, July 2010, 27(7): 569-575. doi:10.1089/ees.2009.0380, with Schulte, Curry, Zhu, Lou, and Marquez.
  • “An Experimental Study on the GPU-accelerated ACO for Parallel Machine Scheduling with Sequent Dependent Setup”, IERC 2010 Proceedings, Cancun, Mexico, June 2010, With Weihang Zhu, James Curry, Anjali Mishra, A. Marquez.
  • “Sequence Dependent Parallel Machine Scheduling On a GPU Platform Using Ant Colony Optimization”, Proceedings of ASME Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, Oct 4-7, 2009, West Lafayette, IN, With Weihang Zhu, James Curry, Anjali Mishra, Victor Zaloom
  • “A study of Ant Colony-Based Parallel Machine Scheduling with Graphics Hardware Acceleration, Proceedings of the ASME 2009 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, October 4-7, 2009, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA. Weihang Zhu, James Curry, Anjali Mishra and Victor Zaloom.
  • “An Analysis of Correlation of Expert Opinions in Security Risk Assessment”, Proceedings of the 14th ISSAT Conference on Reliability and Quality in Design, Orlando, Florida, August 7-9, 2008 with Vinit Subhedar and Hsing-wei Chu.
  • “Cooling Suits, Physiological Response, and Task Performance in Hot Environments for the Power Industry,” Industrial Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, 2007, Vol.12,No.3, pp287-299, with Craig, Futado, Chard, and Chu.
  • “A Computer Based Training System for Process Safety Management,” Computers and Industrial Engineering, Vol. 31 No. 1/2, pp. 511-514, October, 1996 (with Prakash Ramachandran).
  • “Developing Improvement,” Manufacturing Breakthrough, Vol 2, No. 5, September/October 1993 (with Tansukh Dorawala and Thomas J. Werner).
  • “Further Experiments in Quality: Improving R&D Processes,” Transactions Association for Quality and Participation (AQP) Annual Spring Conference, pp. 211-221, May, 1993, New Orleans (with Tansukh Dorawala and Thomas J. Werner).
  • “Computer Aided Link Analysis (CALA),” Computers in Industry, 1991 (with James Glass and David Gates). “Creating A Positive Work Environment,” Chemical Engineering, June 1990 (with Terry McSween).
  • “A Model to Determine the Technicalness of Manufacturing Industries,” Engineering Management International, Vol. 5, No. 4, 1989.
  • “Statistical Process Quality Control Training and Implementation,” Training and Development, Vol. 42, No. 7, July 1988, pp. 59-61.
  • “Bank Funds Management By Goal Programming,” Proceedings of the 8th Annual Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, pp. 132-135, Orlando, Florida, March, 1986. (with A. Tolga)
  • “A Repricing Model for Production Rate or Quantity Revisions,” Cost Engineering, April, 1985, pp. 10-15.
  • “An Automated Procedure to Establish Workzone Boundaries for Air Force Facilities Maintenance Operations,” The Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol. 33, pp. 913-919, 1982.
  • “A Review of Cost Estimating for Advanced Composite Materials Applications,” Engineering Cost and Production Economics, Vol. 7, pp. 81-86 (1982). “An Algorithm to Schedule Aircraft to Sorties,” Computers and Industrial Engineering, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 95-101, 1980, (with W. R. Howard).
  • “An Analysis of the Effect of Production Quantity and Inventory Selection Policy on the Probability of Meeting a Specified Launch Schedule,” Winter Simulation Conference, Gaithersburg, Maryland, December, 5-7, 1977.
  • “A Note on the Optimal Schedule of Two Parallel Processors,” Naval Research Logistics Quarterly, Vol. 22, No. 4, (1975) (with D. H. Vatz).
  • “Computer Science and Computer Engineering – A Cooperative Program,” Transactions, American Society for Engineering Education, December, 1973 (with H. T. Nagle).
  • “A Computer Science Option in Industrial Engineering,” SIGSC Bulletin, (Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education on the American Association for Computing Machinery), Vol. 5, No. 1, 1973 (with D. B. Webster).
  • “A Technical Note on the Proper Use of Compound Interest Factors,” The Engineering Economist, Vol. 18, No. 4, 1973.
  • “On the Resource Constrained Project Scheduling Problem,” American Institute of Industrial Engineering AIIE Transactions, Vol. II, No. 4, 1971.

Education

  • Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, University Of Houston
  • M.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Florida
  • B.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Florida

Awards & Honors

  • Fellow member Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), (Elected 2008), Chairman IIE Fellows (2010-2011), IIE Fellow Selection Committee Member (2010-20013).
  • National Maritime Security Advisory Committee, Appointed by Tom Ridge, Inaugural Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, December, 2004–2007.
  • Distinguished Alumnus, Department of Industrial Engineering, Cullen College of Engineering University of Houston, selected in 2006.
  • ABET visitor representing IIE, 2002- present.
  • Honorary President, International Conference on Computer, Communication, and Control Technologies CCCT’ 03.  July 31-Aug. 2, 2003, Orlando, Florida.
  • International Advisory Committee Member, International Conference on Manufacturing, Dacca, Bangladesh, August, 2002.
  • Victor A. Zaloom Leadership in Quality Scholarship at Lamar at University
  • Phi Kappa Phi, Elected as student
  • Dean’s List, 5 of 6 eligible terms College of Engineering, University of Florida