Optimization and Data Mining

The Lamar IE department teaches students how to implement complex optimization and data mining software solutions.  Courses in the area include:

  • INEN 5381 - Heuristic Algorithms
  • INEN 5370 - Operations Research
  • INEN 5375 - Simulation
  • INEN 5345 - Production and Inventory Control
  • INEN 5382 - Enterprise Bus Intelligence (Data Mining)
  • INEN 5394 - Database
  • MYSI 5360 - Business Intelligence
  • MYSI 5370 - Data Mining and Predictive Analysis
  • INEN 5357 - Supply Chain Management
  • COCS 5311 - Data Mining

Recient thesis and discertation topics in this area include:

  • Rail track geometry degradation and maintenance modeling
  • Risk assessment of commonly transported chemicals in ports
  • Real time face recognition in unconstrained environment
  • Delphi-SWOT strategic planning for the Industrial Engineering Department at Lamar University using data analytics
  • Text classification and cleaning of near miss records
  • Reports to rank healthcare services providersDeveloping a real time online scheduling system for a manufacturing service company
  • Refinery production planning considering nervousness
  • A heuristic algorithm for scheduling hazardous waste incinerators
  • A seaport warehouse storage assignment : a Port of Beaumont case study
  • Chemical vessels scheduling problem in a port using MIP, CP, and priority job scheduling heuristics
  • Efficient scheduling for energy saving for food processing industry - a case for an ice cream processing facility
  • Multi-objective optimization for natural gas pipeline network operation
  • Title Risk assessment of commonly transported chemicals in ports
  • Text classification and cleaning of near miss records
  • Cleaning large data sets with a coordinated machine learning and manual approach
  • Reports to rank healthcare services providers
  • Using Python to analyze safety records
  • A data to text framework for describing regression models
  • Using natural language generation to document portfolio performance: an optimization approach for content determination
  • Measuring efficiencies and economic impact of air transportation sector in the U.S. economy using data envelopment analysis and Leontief analysis