Douglas R. Bish
- Secondary Appointment - Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
My research interests are on the application of operations research and related techniques to solve problems in healthcare, disaster management, and logistics. I was the recipient of the INFORMS Pierskalla award for the best paper in healthcare and the National Science Foundation CAREER award. I have research funding from the National Science Foundation and Carilion Clinic, among others. I teach courses on optimization and logistics.
- Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech
- M.S., Industrial Engineering and Management Science, Northwestern University
- M.S., BioMedical Engineering, Northwestern University
- B.S., Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Cal Poly, SLO
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- El-Amine, H., E.K. Bish, and D.R. Bish (2017) Robust post-donation blood screening under limited information on prevalence rates. Forthcoming in Operations Research
Finalist for the 2015 INFORMS Pierskalla Award for the Best Paper in Healthcare.
- Pereira*, V.C. and Bish, D.R. (2014) “Scheduling and routing for a bus-based evacuation with constant evacuee arrival rates,” Transportation Science doi:10.1287/trsc.2014.0555.
- Bish, E.K., Ragavan*, P.K., Bish, D.R., Slonim, A.D., Stramer, S.L. (2014) “A probabilistic method for the estimation of residual risk in donated blood,” Biostatistics 15(4): 620-635, doi: 10.1093/biostatistics/kxu017.
- Bish, D.R., Bish, E.K., Xie*, S.R., and Stramer, S. (2014) “Going beyond "ame-for-all" testing of infectious agents in donated blood,” IIE Transactions 46(11):1147-1168.
Received 2016 Best Applications Paper Award in IIE Transactions: Operations Engineering and Analytics
- Bish, D.R., Agca*, E., and Glick, R. (2014). Decision support for hospital evacuation and emergency response. Annals of Operations Research 221(1):89-106.
- Bish, D.R., Chamberlayne*, E.P., and Rakha, H.A., (2013) “Optimizing network flows with congestion-based flow reductions,” Networks and Spatial Economics 13(3):283-306.
- Bish, D.R. and Sherali, H.D., (2013) “Aggregate-level demand management in evacuation planning,” European Journal of Operational Research, 224(1):79-92.
- Bish, E.K., Zeng, X., Liu, J., and Bish, D.R., (2012) “Comparative statics analysis of multi-product newsvendor networks under responsive pricing,” Operations Research 60(5):1111-1124.
- Bish, D.R., Bish, E.K., Xie*, R., and Slonim, A.D. (2011) “Optimal selection of screening assays for infectious agents in donated blood,” IIE Transactions on Healthcare 1(2): 67-90.
Winner of the 2011 INFORMS Pierskalla Award for the Best Paper in Healthcare.
- Principal Investigator, “Planning decision support tools for large-scale pediatric emergencies,” Carilion Clinic.
- Principal Investigator, “CAREER: Decision support models for hospital and regional evacuations,” National Science Foundation.
- Co-Principal Investigator, “Optimal blood screening strategies for infectious agents: Mathematical models and decision support tools,” National Science Foundation.
- Principal Investigator, “Optimization-based decision support tools for hospital evacuations,” Carilion Clinic.
- Principal Investigator, “Evacuation planning with demand management,” National Science Foundation.
- ISE 4424 – Logistics Engineering.
- ISE 5405 – Optimization I.
- ISE 6404 – Graph Theory and Network Flows.
- Member, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).
- Member, Institute of Industrial Engineers.
Hadi El-Amine is the 2015 Bonder Scholar (September 2015)
"Creating Safer Blood Products" project was published on NSF's Science, Engineering & Education (SEE) Innovation site.
Research work on safe and effective post-donation blood screening practices was featured in the October 2014 issue of Institute of Industrial Engineer’s (IIE) Industrial Engineer magazine
Research [Industrial Engineer] (October 2014)
Virginia Tech researcher seeks to improve emergency hospital, community evacuations (April 2011)
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