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from the Center Director
Professor Anna Nagurney


December 31, 2015

A Happy, Prosperous, and Rewarding New 2016 Year to all from the Center Director and the Center Associates!

December 24, 2015

Center Associate Sara Saberi's Doctoral Colloquium Support Award for the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Philadelphia is noted in the WORMS Annual Newsletter.

December 22, 2015

Congratulations and Kudos for 2015 were posted to celebrate the achievements of the Center and its Associates.

December 17, 2015

The Media page was updated.

December 15, 2015

Photos from Professor Anna Nagurney's MIT Henry L. Pierce Laboratory Seminar and the UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter End-of-Semester Party were added to the site.

December 12, 2015

Slides from Professor Anna Nagurney's Henry L. Pierce Laboratory Seminar, Supply Chain Networks Against Time: From Food to Pharma, at MIT were added to Visuals.

December 7, 2015

The article, A Mean-Variance Disaster Relief Supply Chain Network Model for Risk Reduction with Stochastic Link Costs, Time Targets, and Demand Uncertainty, by Professors Anna and Ladimer S. Nagurney, will appear in Dynamics of Disasters, I.S. Kotsireas, A. Nagurney, and P.M. Pardalos, Eds., Springer International Publishing Switzerland.

December 5, 2015

A new Braess Paradox page on this site honors the tenth anniversary of the publication in Transportation Science of the English translation of the renowned Braess Paradox (1968) journal article by Dietrich Braess, Anna Nagurney, and Tina Wakolbinger, and Professor Braess' visit to the Virtual Center for Supernetworks at the Isenberg School of Management.

December 3, 2015

Photos from Professor Anna Nagurney's seminars at the UMass Amherst Departments of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering Cyber Security Faculty Lecture Series and at the UMass Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Introductory Lectures on Security and Privacy, as well as, Professors Nagurney and Dong Li receiving the galleys of their new book, Competing on Supply Chain Quality: A Network Economics Perspective, were added to the site.

December 2, 2015

Professor Anna Nagurney's Book Review of Handbook of Global Logistics Transportation in International Supply Chains, James H Bookbinder, Editor, was published in the European Journal of Operational Research.

November 27, 2015

We are delighted to announce that the new book, Competing on Supply Chain Quality: A Network Economics Perspective, by Professors Anna Nagurney and Dong Li will be available soon from Springer.

November 24, 2015

The article, A General Multitiered Supply Chain Network Model of Quality Competition with Suppliers, by Professors Dong Li and Anna Nagurney has been published in the International Journal of Production Economics.

November 23, 2015

The Fall 2015 Issue of The Supernetwork Sentinel is now online.

November 21, 2015

The article, Towards Pricing Mechanisms for Delay Tolerant Services, by L. Marentes, T. Wolf, A. Nagurney, and Y. Donoso has been published in the International Journal of Computers Communications & Control.

November 14, 2015

On Friday, November 13, 2015, the UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter hosted a seminar by Dr. Eugene Litvinov of ISO New England and celebrated the chapter's receipt of the INFORMS Summa Cum Laude Award. Photos have been posted.

November 10, 2015

Several new items were added to Media.

November 4, 2015

Photos from the 2015 INFORMS Annual Meeting were added to the site.

October 28, 2015

Photos from the celebration of the publication of Forecasting Urban Travel: Past, Present, Future, by David Boyce and Huw Williams at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, on October 22, 2015 were added to the site.

October 27, 2015

Presentations for the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 1-4, 2015, by the Center Director, Center Associates, and collaborators have been added to Visuals.

October 24, 2015

Professor Anna Nagurney's presentation at the Northwestern University Book Launch for Forecasting Urban Travel by David Boyce and Huw Williams was added to Visuals.

October 20, 2015

Photos from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Fall 2015 Conference have been posted.

October 18, 2015

On October 16, 2015, Professor Anna Nagurney spoke to the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Conference in Boston, MA on The Application of Supernetworks to Critical Infrastructure from Transportation to Electric Power.

Center Associate Professor Dong "Michelle" Li is featured on the Arkansas State University website Getting to Know the Faculty.

October 14, 2015

Photos from the Amazon Supply Chain Optimization Summit, held in Seattle, WA October 11-12, 2015, were added to the site.

October 5, 2015

We are delighted to annouce that our chapter, A Supply Chain Game Theory Framework for Cybersecurity Investments Under Network Vulnerability, is receiving media attention.

September 30, 2015

We are delighted to announce that Doctoral Student Center Associate Shivani Shukla was awarded the First Prize for her poster at the Air Force Association (AFA) Paul Revere Chapter Cyber15 Workshop. The poster, Game Theoretic Model for Cybersecurity with Nonlinear Budget Constraints, was co-authored with Professors Anna Nagurney, Ladimer S. Nagurney, and Patrizia Daniele. See Media. Congratulations, Shivani!

September 28, 2015

The article, A General Multitiered Supply Chain Network Model of Quality Competition with Suppliers, by Professors Dong Li and Anna Nagurney has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Production Economics.

September 27, 2015

Posters presented by Center Associates at the New England Security Day (NESD) and the Air Force Association (AFA) Paul Revere Chapter Cyber15 Workshop were added to Visuals.

September 25, 2015

Photos from the New England Security Day held September 17, 2015 at UMass Amherst were added to the site.

September 24, 2015

Photos from the September 10, 2015 Seminar by Dr. George M. Karagiannis of the Technical University of Crete were added to the site.

September 23, 2015

The article, Supply Chain Performance Assessment and Supplier and Component Importance Identification in a General Competitive Multitiered Supply Chain Network Model, by Professors Dong Li and Anna Nagurney has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Global Optimization.

September 18, 2015

The article, A Supply Chain Game Theory Framework for Cybersecurity Investments Under Network Vulnerability, by Professors Anna Nagurney and Ladimer S. Nagurney and Shivani Shukla, has been published in Computation, Cryptography, and Network Security, N.J. Daras and M.T. Rassias, Editors, Springer International Publishing Switzerland (2015), pp 381-398.

September 12, 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Niklas Arvidsson who was awarded the NECTAR PhD Award 2015 for his dissertation at the University of Gothenberg, Essays on Operational Freight Transport Efficiency and Sustainability, supervised by Professor Johan Woxenius of the University of Gothenburg and Professor Anna Nagurney.

September 9, 2015

The Air Force Association Paul Revere Chapter Cyber Workshop 2015 and the ACEC 2015 Fall Conference were added to Conferences.

September 6, 2015

Congratulations to Doctoral Student Center Associate Sara Saberi on being chosen for the 2015 INFORMS Doctoral Student Colloquium that will take place just prior to the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 1-4, 2015. Also, kudos to Sara on her selection as the recipient of the 2015 WORMS (Women in Operations Research and the Management Sciences) Travel Award, which will cover her colloquium and conference registrations. Only one such award was given this year.

September 3, 2015

The New England Security Day - NESD 2015 will be held at UMass Amherst on September 17, 2015. Professor Anna Nagurney is one of the organizers of the conference.

August 27, 2015

Professors Anna Nagurney and Tilman Wolf of UMass Amherst and Professors Jim Griffioen and Ken Calvert of the University of Kentucky have been awarded an NSF Grant, EAGER: Collaborative Research: Enabling Economic Policies in Software-Defined Internet Exchange Points, for $299,871.00.

August 23, 2015

We wish Center Associate Dr. Dong "Michelle" Li best of luck in her new position as an Assistant Professor at the College of Business at Arkansas State University.

We have updated many of the Center Associate pages.

August 16, 2015

An article on Professor Anna Nagurney's plenary lecture at the Congreso Internacional de Industria y Organizaciones – Logística, Innovación y Desarrollo Tecnológico was published in Inside UMass.

August 11, 2015

The article, A Game Theory Model of Cybersecurity Investments with Information Asymmetry, by Professors Anna and Ladimer S. Nagurney, has been published in Netnomics.

August 9, 2015

Photos from the Congreso Internacional de Industria y Organizaciones – Logística, Innovación y Desarrollo Tecnológico were added to the site.

August 3, 2015

Profesor Anna Nagurney's Plenary, Sustainable Supply Chain Networks for Sustainable Cities, prepared for Congreso Internacional Industria y Organizaciones, Bogota, Colombia, August 4-6, 2015, was added to the site.

July 28, 2015

The Summer 2015 Issue of The Supernetwork Sentinel is now online.

July 26, 2015

The article, A General Multitiered Supply Chain Network Model of Quality Competition with Suppliers, by Dong Li and Professor Anna Nagurney was added to Downloadable Articles and other articles were updated.

July 23, 2015

The Congreso Internacional de Industria y Organizaciones – Logística, Innovación y Desarrollo Tecnológico to be held in Bogota, Columbia, August 4-6, 2015, was added to Conferences. Professor Anna Nagurney will be a plenary speaker at the conference.

July 17, 2015

Photos from the 27th European Conference on Operational Research were added to the site.

July 12, 2015

Photos from the 13th EUROPT Workshop on Advances in Continuous Optimization were added to the site.

July 11, 2015

More Media coverage of the Dynamics of Disasters Conference.

July 6, 2015

The presentation, An Integrated Disaster Relief Supply Chain Network Model With Time Targets and Demand Uncertainty, by Professors Anna Nagurney, Amir H. Masoumi, and Min Yu, prepared for the 27th European Conference on Operational Research (EURO15), Glasgow, Scotland, July 12-15, 2015, has been posted.

July 5, 2015

Photos from the Dynamics of Disaster Conference were added to the site.

July 3, 2015

The Dynamics of Disaster Conference in Kalamata, Greece was a great success. Professor Anna Nagurney thanks her fellow co-organizers, Professor Panos M. Pardalos of the University of Florida and Professor Ilias Kotsireas of Wilfrid University, all the speakers, and the participants for such a stimulating conference on such an important theme. Center Associates that had papers presented at the conference: Professor Tina Wakolbinger of the Vienna University of Economics and Business and Professor Ladimer S. Nagurney of the University of Hartford, who had a co-authored paper with the Center Director.

June 25, 2015

The presentation, Fashion Supply Chain Network Competition with Ecolabelling, by Professors Anna Nagurney, Min Yu and Jonas Floden, prepared for the 27th European Conference on Operational Research (EURO15), Glasgow, Scotland, July 12-15, 2015, has been posted.

June 22, 2015

The presentation, A Mean-Variance Disaster Relief Supply Chain Network Model for Risk Reduction with Stochastic Link Costs, Time Targets, and Demand Uncertainty, prepared for 2nd International Conference on Dynamics of Disasters to be held in Kalamata, Greece, June 29-July 2, 2015, and it's associated article, A Mean-Variance Disaster Relief Supply Chain Network Model for Risk Reduction with Stochastic Link Costs, Time Targets, and Demand Uncertainty, have been posted.

June 19, 2015

Photos from the Isenberg Business Leadership Awards Dinner and Professor Anna Nagurney's Visiting Professorship Visit to Gothenburg University were added to the site.

June 15, 2015

Some of Professor Anna Nagurney's work on the Braess Paradox was mentioned in the article, Playing in Traffic, by Brain Hayes in Americal Scientist July-August 2015 Issue.

The Conferences page has been updated.

June 12, 2015

Professor Anna Nagurney has been featured in the What's Your StORy? column in the June 2015 issue of OR/MS Today.

June 6, 2015

Photos from the National Science Foundation Future Internet Architectures PI Meeting were added to the site.

June 3, 2105

Press releases on the Dynamics of Disaster Conference have been added to Media. The University of Hartford UNotes article on Professors Anna and Ladimer Nagurney's Netnomics article on cybersecurity investments was also added to Media.

June 1, 2015

Poster presentations prepared for the Spring 2015 NSF Future Internet Architectures PI Meeting to be held at MIT, June 1-2, 2015, have been posted in Visuals.

May 27, 2015

The article, A Supply Chain Game Theory Framework for Cybersecurity Investments Under Network Vulnerability, by Professors Anna and Ladimer S. Nagurney and Doctoral Student Center Associate Shivani Shukla, is in press in Computation, Cryptography, and Network Security (2015), N.J. Daras and M.T. Rassias, Editors, Springer, New York.

May 25, 2015

The Center Director Professor Anna Nagurney and Center Associates mourn the tragic death of the INFORMS Fellow and Nobel laureate in Economic Sciences John F. Nash and his wife on May 23, 2015. The Center Director has written a tribute in his memory on her blog, since his contributions to noncooperative game theory and the Nash equilibrium have inspired many of her research papers.

May 15, 2015

Photos from the 26th Annual POMS Conference, held in Washington, DC, May 8-11, 2015, were added to the site.

May 12, 2015

A photo from the Doctoral Dissertation Defense of Dr. Dong "Michelle" Li was added to the site.

May 9, 2015

The Center Director and Center Associates are co-authors of 3 presentations at the 26th Annual POMS Conference being held in Washington, DC, May 8-11, 2015. The presentations are: Fashion Supply Chain Network Competition with Ecolabelling by Professors Anna Nagurney, Min Yu and Jonas Floden, A Supply Chain Network Game Theory Model with Product Di erentiation, Outsourcing of Production and Distribution, and Quality and Price Competition by Professor Nagurney and Dong "Michelle" Li, and Supply Chain Network Competition in Price and Quality with Multiple Manufacturers and Freight Service Providers by Professors Nagurney and Floden, and Sara Saberi and Shivani Shukla.

May 8, 2015

The Dissertation Abstract of Dong "Michelle" Li was added to Dissertations of Doctoral Center Associates. She is the 18th PhD student to complete her dissertation with Professor Nagurney as the dissertation Chair.

May 5, 2015

The Center Director, Professor Nagurney, and all the Center Assoicates congratulate Doctoral Student Center Associate Dong "Michelle" Li on successfully degending her Doctoral Dissertation yesterday at the Isenberg School of Management. Slides from her defense presentation have been added to Visuals. The Center Director was the dissertation committee chair and the committee members were: Professors Adams Steven, Hari Balasubramanian, and Christian Rojas. Thanks to them for their service and terrific inputs on the dissertation.

May 3, 2015

Photos from the Isenberg Scholarship Celebration have been posted. Congratulations to The Nagurney Scholarship recipient, Pranjal Singhal '17, and Eugene M. Isenberg Scholar Award recipients Sara Saberi and Michael Prokle.

May 1, 2015

Congratulations to Doctoral Student Center Associate Sara Saberi who received the 2014-2015 Outstanding Doctoral Student Researcher Award at the Isenberg School of Management. A photo of her receiving the award has been posted.

April 28, 2015

The Virtual Center for Supernetworks was well represented at the Social Science Research Beyond the Academy, UMass Graduate Student Research Exposition and PhD Alumni Panels Event. Center Associate Dr. Padma Ramanujan of SAS in Cary, North Carolina, (UMass PhD '99), was a panelist and Doctoral Student Center Associate Shivani Shukla displayed her poster on cybersecurity with co-authors Center Associates Professors Ladimer S. Nagurney and Patrizia Daniele, along with the Center Director. Photos of the event have also been posted.

Slides from the guest lecturers in SCH-MGMT 597LG -- Humanitarian Logistics and Healthcare. Professor Nagurney sincerely thanks each of the guest lecturers for their time and effort spent preparing and delivering their lectures.

April 19, 2015

The article, A Game Theory Model of Cybersecurity Investments with Information Asymmetry, by Professors Anna and Ladimer S. Nagurney, has been accepted for publication in Netnomics. Photos from a tour of ISO New England for the UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter and the SCM-MGMT 597 LG - Humanitarian Logistics and Healthcare class were added to the site.

April 12, 2015

Photos from Sara Saberi's Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Defense and the UMass Data Science Center Lunch were added to the site.

April 11, 2015

Visuals from the presentations to Professor Anna Nagurney's Humanitarian Logistics and Healthcare class by Ms. Debbie Wilson, R.N. and SMSgt Thomas Orifice were added to the Course Page.

The poster, Game Theoretic Models for Cybersecurity in Supply Chains and Financial Services Networks, by Professors Anna and Ladimer S. Nagurney and Doctoral Student Center Associate Shivani Shukla, presented at the UMass Data Science Center Launch on April 9, 2015, was added to Visuals.

April 7, 2015

An article from the Isenberg website on the presentation by Jeff Meyer, CEO of Red Cross Blood Services for Massachusetts and Connecticut, to Professor Anna Nagurney's Humanitarian Logistics and Healthcare class was added to Media.

April 4, 2015

Photos from the April 3, 2015 UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter Academic Job Search Panel at the Isenber School of Management featuring Panelists, Center Associate Professor Amir H. Masoumi of Manhattan College, Professor Davit Khachatryan of Babson College, and Professor Chaitra Gopalappa of UMass Amherst were added to the site.

March 31, 2015

We are delighted to report that the article, Supply Chain Network Competition in Price and Quality with Multiple Manufacturers and Freight Service Providers, by Professors Anna Nagurney and Jonas Floden and Center Doctoral Associates Sara Saberi and Shivani Shukla appears in the May 2015 issue of Transportation Research E.

March 27, 2015

The article, Fashion Supply Chain Network Competition with Ecolabelling, by Professors Anna Nagurney, Min Yu, and Jonas Floden, has appeared in Sustainable Fashion Supply Chain Management: From Sourcing to Retailing, T.-M. Choi and T.C.E. Cheng, Editors, Springer (2015).

The INFORMS press release on Professor Anna Nagurney's article, A Multiproduct Network Economic Model of Cybercrime in Financial Services, published in Service Science was reprinted in Forensic.

March 21, 2015

Photos from the Plenary Symposium on Physics of Sustainability and Human-Nature Interactions at the 79th annual conference of the German Physical Society (DPG) held in Berlin, Germany, March 15-20, 2015, were added to Photos of Center Activities.

March 20, 2015

The INFORMS press release on Professor Anna Nagurney's article, A Multiproduct Network Economic Model of Cybercrime in Financial Services, published in Service Science was reprinted in Analytics and by the ACSC. Full references are in Media.

March 13, 2015

INFORMS has issued a press release on Professor Anna Nagurney's article, A Multiproduct Network Economic Model of Cybercrime in Financial Services, published in Service Science. The release was reprinted in various Media outlets and used in a Digital Guardian blogpost.

March 10, 2015

Professor Anna Nagurney's presentation, Design of Sustainable Supply Chain Networks for Sustainable Cities, for the Plenary Symposium on Physics of Sustainability and Human-Nature Interactions at the 79th annual conference of the German Physical Society (DPG) was added to Visuals.

March 7, 2015

Photos from the UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter Seminar by Dr. Radhika Kulkarni, VP of R&D Analytics, SAS, Cary, NC were added to the site.

March 6, 2015

Professor Anna Nagurney will be giving a Distinguished Invited Talk, Design of Sustainable Supply Chain Networks for Sustainable Cities, at the Plenary Symposium on Physics of Sustainability and Human-Nature Interactions jointly organized by the Division of Physics of Socio-Economic Systems and the Division of Dynamics and Statistical Physics at the 79th annual conference of the German Physical Society (DPG) to be held March 15-20, 2015 at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany.

March 3, 2015

The article, A Multiproduct Network Economic Model of Cybercrime in Financial Services, by Professor Anna Nagurney has been published in Service Science and the article, Supply Chain Network Competition in Price and Quality with Multiple Manufacturers and Freight Service Providers, by Professors Anna Nagurney and Jonas Floden and Doctoral Student Center Associates Sara Saberi and Shivani Shukla has been accepted for publication in Transportation Research E.

February 27, 2015

Photos from the World Congress on Global Optimization: WCGO 2015 were added to Photos of Center Activities.

February 20, 2015

Visuals for the presentation, Supply Chain Performance Assessment and Supplier and Component Importance Identfication in a General Competitive Multitiered Supply Chain Network Model, by Professor Anna Nagurney and Doctoral Student Center Associate Dong Li, prepared for WCGO 2015, were added to the site.

February 19, 2015

The article, A Supply Chain Network Game Theory Model with Product Differentiation, Outsourcing of Production and Distribution, and Quality and Price Competition, by Professor Anna Nagurney and Doctoral Student Center Associate Dong Li has been published in Annals of Operations Research.

February 17, 2015

The invited paper, Design of Sustainable Supply Chains for Sustainable Cities, prepared by Professor Anna Nagurney for the Complex-City Workshop, December 5-6, 2011, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, has been published in Environment & Planning B.

February 14, 2015

An article from the Isenberg website on Doctors without Borders volunteer, Ms. Debbie Wilson, speaking to Professor Anna Nagurney's Humanitarian Logistics and Healthcare class was added to Media.

We congratulate Center Associate and Webmaster, Professor Ladimer Nagurney, on being awarded a 2015-2016 Sabbatical by the University of Hartford.

February 8, 2015

Photos from yesterday's 2015 Women of Isenberg Conference have been posted. A short video clip of Professor Nagurney in the Building Your Brand panel has been posted. Thanks to Doctoral Student Center Associate for producing the video.

February 5, 2015

The 2014 UMass Amherst Annual Report on Research is now online. In it, is an article on Professor Anna Nagurney and Professor Tilman Wolf's research on the Next Generation Internet. The report also includes a listing of the book, Networks Against Time: Supply Chain Analytics for Perishable Products, by Center Director and Associates Professors Anna Nagurney, Min Yu, Amir H. Masoumi, and Ladimer S. Nagurney in the Faculty Bookshelf and an announcement of Doctoral Center Associate Sara Saberi's Isenberg Scholar Award.

January 31, 2015

The Media page was updated.

January 28, 2015

Publication information on the Downloadable Articles page has been updated.

January 24, 2015

The article, Overcoming economic challenges of internet operators in low income regions through a delay tolerant architecture with mechanic backhauls, by Luis Marentes, and Professors Tilman Wolf, Anna Nagurney, Yezid Donoso, Harold Castro has been published online by Netnomics.

The article, Securing the Sustainability of Global Medical Nuclear Supply Chains Through Economic Cost Recovery, Risk Management, and Optimization, by Professors Anna Nagurney and Ladimer S. Nagurney, and Dong Li, hs been published in the International Journal of Sustainable Transportation.

January 20, 2015

Professors Anna Nagurney and Tilman Wolf and the ChoiceNet Project are discussed in an article in Research Next.

January 17, 2015

Professor Anna Nagurney will be speaking at the 2015 Women of Isenberg Conference.

January 15, 2015

Photos from the 2015 INFORMS Computing Society Conference were added to Photos of Center Activities.

January 8, 2015

Center Associate Sara Saberi's Isenberg Scholar Award is announced in Research Next.

January 3, 2015

We hope that the New Year is off to a great start for you. We are pleased to announce that the paper, Overcoming Economic Challenges of Internet Operators in Low Income Regions Through a Delay Tolerant Architecture with Mechanic Backhauls, by Luis Marentes and Professors Tilman Wolf, Anna Nagurney. Yezid Donoso, and Harold Castro, has been accepted for publication in the journal Netnomics.

December 30, 2014

The Center Director and Center Associates wish one and all a very Happy New Year and much success in 2015!

The Winter 2015 Issue of The Supernetwork Sentinel is now online.

Thank you for your support in 2014!

December 27, 2014

The presentation for the INFORMS Computing Society Conference has been added to Visuals. The Projects and Laboratory pages have been updated.

December 24, 2014

Professor Anna Nagurney's receipt of the University of Catania Medal was reported in the Fall 2014 Transportation Science & Logistics Newsletter of INFORMS; see Media.

December 23, 2014

The article, Supply Chain Network Competition in Price and Quality with Multiple Manufacturers and Freight Service Providers, by Professors Anna Nagurney and Jonas Floden and Center Doctoral Associates Sara Saberi and Shivani Shukla, has been added to the site.

December 19, 2014

A link was added to the INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research.

December 12, 2014

Photos from the UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter End of Semester Party have been posted.

December 6, 2014

Yesterday, the UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter hosted Professor Tilman Wolf of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering for a seminar, The Economy Plane for the Internet. Slides from the presentation have been posted in Visuals and photos from the seminar have been added to Photos of Center Activities.

December 3, 2014

The Center Director and Center Associates have had a wonderful year of achievements which are summarized in Congratulations and Kudos!

November 28, 2014

A link to the World Congress on Global Optimization: WCGO 2015, was added to Conferences. The article, A Game Theory Model for a Differentiated Service-Oriented Internet with Duration-Based Contracts, by Professors Anna Nagurney, Tilman Wolf, and Ladimer S. Nagurney and Center Doctoral Associate Sara Saberi, which will appear in the Proceedings of ICS 2015 was added to the site.

November 26, 2014

Professors Anna and Ladimer Nagurney's Guest Commentary: Net Neutrality – past – present – future: What it means to us, was reported in UNotes.

November 24, 2014

The article, A Game Theory Model for a Differentiated Service-Oriented Internet with Duration-Based Contracts, by Professors Anna Nagurney, Tilman Wolf, and Ladimer S. Nagurney and Sara Saberi has been accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the INFORMS Computing Conference 2015 and was announced in the Media.

November 19, 2014

Guest commentary: Net Neutrality – past – present – future: What it means to us by Professors Anna Nagurney and Ladimer S. Nagurney, Springfield Republican, November 17, 2014

November 13, 2014

Photos from the 2014 INFORMS Annual Meeting have been posted. Another visual from the conference has been added to Visuals.

November 5, 2014

Another visual, prepared for the 2014 INFORMS Annual Meeting, has been added to Visuals.

November 3, 2014

Photos from the UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter Annual INFORMS Conference Tune-up Event held on October 31, 2014 were posted.

November 1, 2014

An additional visual, prepared for the INFORMS Annual Meeting, has been added to Visuals.

October 27, 2014

The article, A Network Economic Game Theory Model of a Service-Oriented Internet with Price and Quality Competition in Both Content and Network Provision, by Sara Saberi and Professors Anna Nagurney and Tilman Wolf, published in Service Science, was added to this site.

A visual, prepared for the INFORMS Annual Meeting, has been added to Visuals.

October 24, 2014

The Downloadable Articles page was updated.

October 20, 2014

Service Science was added to Relevant Journals.

October 15, 2014

Media coverage on the publication of the article, Spatial Price Equilibrium with Information Asymmetry in Quality and Minimum Quality Standards, published in the International Journal of Production Economics.

October 13, 2014

Photos from the Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter on October 3, 2014 were added to Photos of Center Activities.

October 11, 2014

The article, Supply Chain Performance Assessment and Supplier and Component Importance Identification in a General Competitive Multitiered Supply Chain Network Model, by Dong Li and Professor Anna Nagurney has been added to the site.

October 10, 2014

Photos from the ACSC Cyber Risk Analysis Workshop were added to Photos of Center Activities.

October 4, 2014

Media Coverage on the September 19, 2014 ACSC Cyber Risk Analysis Workshop was added to Media.

October 3, 2014

The Fall 2014 issue of The Supernetwork Sentinel is now online.

October 1, 2014

The article, A Multiproduct Network Economic Model of Cybercrime in Financial Services, by Professor Anna Nagurney has been added to this site.

September 28, 2014

The article, A Cournot-Nash–Bertrand Game Theory Model of a Service-Oriented Internet with Price and Quality Competition Among Network Transport Providers, by Professors Anna Nagurney and Tilman Wolf has been published in Computational Management Science.

September 20, 2014

Professor Anna Nagurney spoke on Network Science and Economics at the ACSC Workshop: Cybersecurity Risk Analysis for Enterprise Security yesterday at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA.

September 15, 2014

The article, Spatial Price Equilibrium with Information Asymmetry in Quality and Minimum Quality Standards, by Professors Anna Nagurney and Ladimer S. Nagurney and Dong Li has been published in the International Journal of Production Economics.

September 14, 2014

The Physics of Socio-Economic Systems Division of the German Physical Society will be holding its conference in Berlin, Germany, March 15-20, 2015. Professor Anna Nagurney will be speaking on Design of sustainable supply chain networks for sustainable cities as an invited speaker.

September 10. 2014

The 2013 INFORMS Annual Report with Congratulations to Professor Anna Nagurney, Center Associate Professor Amir Masoumi, and the UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter was added to Media.

September 6, 2014

The article, A Network Economic Game Theory Model of a Service-Oriented Internet with Price and Quality Competition in Both Content and Network Provision, by Sara Saberi and Professors Anna Nagurney, and Tilman Wolf has been accepted for publication in Service Science.

September 1, 2014

Links to the 2015 INFORMS Computing Society Conferernce and to EURO XXVII have beed added to Conferences.

August 28, 2014

The Conferences page was updated to include a link to 2nd International Conference on Dynamics of Disasters (DOD 2015), to be held in Kalamata, Greece on June 29-July 2, 2015. Professor Anna Nagurney is a Co-organizer of the conference.

August 19, 2014

Publication of the article, Supply Chain Network Competition in Time-Sensitive Markets, by Professors Anna Nagurney, Min Yu, Jonas Floden, and Ladimer S. Nagurney in Transportation Research E was reported in UNOTES daily.

August 15, 2014

The article, Spatial Price Equilibrium with Information Asymmetry in Quality and Minimum Quality Standards, by Professor Anna Nagurney, Doctoral Center Associate Dong Li, and Professor Ladimer S. Nagurney has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Production Economics.

August 13, 2014

Publication information has been updated on the Downloadable Articles page.

August 1, 2014

The article, A Supply Chain Network Game Theory Model with Product Differentiation, Outsourcing of Production and Distribution, and Quality and Price Competition, by Professor Anna Nagurney and Center Doctoral Associate Dong Li has been accepted for publication in the Annals of Operations Research.

July 31, 2014

Publlication information on various papers was updated on the Downloadable Articles page.

July 24, 2014

A photo from the 20th Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies was added to Photos of Network Innovators.

July 23, 2014

The Center Associates and Downloadable Articles pages have been updated.

July 22, 2014

We are delighted that the paper, Equilibria and Dynamics of Supply Chain Network Competition with Information Asymmetry in Quality and Minimum Quality Standards, co-authored by Professor Anna Nagurney and Doctoral Student Center Associate Dong "Michelle" Li was published in the latest issue of the journal Computational Management Science dedicated to its founding editor, Professor Berc Rustem.

July 14, 2014

The Summer 2014 issue of the Supernetwork Sentinel is now online.

July 12, 2014

A photo of Center Associates Professors Patrizia Daniele and Jose M. Cruz at The 10th AIMS Conference on Dynamical Systems, Differential Equations and Applications was posted.

July 9, 2014

The article, A Dynamic Network Oligopoly Model with Transportation Costs, Product Differentiation, and Quality Competition, by Professor Anna Nagurney and and Doctoral Student Center Associate Dong Li, has been published in Computational Economics.

July 8, 2014

The Downloadable Articles page has been updated.

July 5, 2014

The Media page has been updated.

July 3, 2014

The article, Supply Chain Network Competition in Time-Sensitive Markets, by Professors Anna Nagurney, Min Yu, Jonas Floden, and Ladimer S. Nagurney has been accepted for publication in Transportation Research E.

July 1, 2014

Photos from the Conference on Optimization Control and Applications in the Information Age in Honor of the 60th Birthday of Professor Panos M. Pardalos held in Chalkidiki, Greece, June 15-20, 2014, were added to Photos of Center Activities and Photos of Network Innovators.

June 30, 2014

The INFORMS Annual Meeting and the 61st NARSC Conference were added to Conferences.

June 29, 2014

Activities of the Center Director and Center Associates have been recently reported in the Media.

June 22, 2014

Photos from Professor Anna Nagurney's lecture at University of Catania have been posted. She thanks the University of Catania for awarding her the University Medal. She also thanks Professor Patrizia Danele for being such a wonderful host.

June 21, 2014

We would like to thank Center Associate Professor Patrizia Daniele of the University of Catania, Sicily, for organzing the wonderful session, Recent Advances on Equilibrium Problems with Applications to Networks, at the 18th European Conference on Mathematics for Industry, Taormina, Sicily, June 12, 2014. Three presentations co-authored by the Center Director and several Center Associates have been added to Visuals.

June 20, 2014

Photos from the 18th European Conference on Mathematics in Industry: ECMI 2014 held in Taormina, Sicily, Italy, June 9-14, 2014 were posted.

June 19, 2014

Professor Anna Nagurney was quoted in the article, A vital supply chain: Keeping blood in supply is a constant calculation for San Diego Blood Bank, published in the San Diego Union Tribune on June 7, 2014.

June 8, 2014

The article, Fashion Supply Chain Network Competition with Ecolabelling, by Professors Anna Nagurney, Min Yu, and Jonas Floden, has been accepted for publication in the book, Sustainable Fashion Supply Chain Management: From Sourcing to Retailing, T.-M. Choi and T.C.E. Cheng, Editors, Springer. This book will be the first in a new series on supply chains edited by Christopher Tang of UCLA's Anderson School of Management.

June 7, 2014

We have updated our conference presentations on Visuals.

June 2, 2014

We have added the presentation, Supply Chain Network Competition in Time-Sensitive Markets, co-authored by Professors Anna Nagurney, Min Yu, Jonas Floden, and Ladimer S. Nagurney, that will be presented at the 18th European Conference on Mathematics for Industry to be held in Taormina, Italy, June 9-13, 2014.

May 31, 2014

The publication status of several of our papers was updated on Downloadable Articles.

May 27, 2014

Photos from the workshop, Energy, Cities, and the Control of Complex Systems, held in Erice, Sicily, May 12-14, 2014 have been posted.

May 26, 2014

Five Center Associates attended and presented at the 25th Annual POMS Conference on May 9-12, 2014 in Atlanta, Ga. Photos from the conference have been posted.

May 23, 2014

The article, When and for whom would e-waste be a treasure trove? Insights from a network equilibrium model of e-waste flows, by Professors Tina Wakolbinger, Fuminori Toyasaki, and Anna Nagurney and Thomas Nowak has been published in the International Journal of Production Economics.

May 17, 2014

The Center Director Professor Anna Nagurney thanks Dr. Adilson Motter and Dr. Robert Schock for the excellent Workshop on Energy, Cities, and Complex Systems, which took place recently in Erice, Sicily. Professor Nagurney enjoyed the discussions and speaking on Sustainable Supply Chains for Sustainable Cities.

May 11, 2014

Congratulations to Center Associates and UMass Management Science PhD Alumni, Professors Zugang "Leo" Liu '08 and Trisha Woolley Anderson '10, who have been awarded Tenure and Promoted to Associate Professor at Penn State U. Hazleton and Texas Wesleyan University, respectively.

Also, congratulations to Professor Liu for receiving the Faculty Research Award and Professor Anderson for receiving her university's Teaching Award.

May 7, 2014

The Center Director and Center Associates will be very busy during the next week presenting at the 25th Annual POMS Conference and the 47th Session of the International Seminars on Planetary Emergencies Energy, Cities, and the Control of Complex Systems. The visuals for these presentation have been added to Visuals.

May 6, 2014

The article, Supply Chain Network Competition in Time-Sensitive Markets, by Professors Anna Nagurney, Min Yu, Jonas Floden, and Ladimer S. Nagurney has been posted.

May 4, 2014

Photos from the award ceremony for the Isenberg School of Management Doctoral Student Outstanding Performance Awards were posted.

May 2, 2014

Photos from the UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter seminar by Professor Ryan Wright and from the Isenberg School of Management Scholarship Gala have been added. Congratulations to George Tyros'15 and Doctoral Center Associate Sara Saberi on their awards.

May 1, 2014

The article, Fashion Supply Chain Network Competition with Ecolabelling, by Professors Anna Nagurney, Min Yu, and Jonas Floden has been added to Downloadable Articles. The POMS presentation, A Network Economic Game Theory Model of a Service-Oriented Internet with Price and Quality Competition in Both Content and Network Provision, by Doctoral Center Associate Sara Saberi and Professors Anna Nagurney and TilmanWolf has been added to Visuals.

April 28, 2014

We are pleased to report that the paper, Equilibria and Dynamics of Supply Chain Network Competition with Information Asymmetry in Quality and Minimum Quality Standards, by Professor Anna Nagurney and Doctoral Center Associate Dong Li, has been accepted for publication in the journal Computational Management Science. It will be presented at the POMS Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, May 9-12, 2014. Visuals for the conference.

April 21, 2014

Congratulations to Doctoral Center Associate Dong "Michelle" Li on being chosen for an Outstanding Doctoral Student Researcher Award by the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst.

April 15, 2014

The Winter 2014 edition of the Supernetwork Sentinel is now online.

April 13, 2014

Photos from the UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter Seminar by Professor Adams Steven were posted.

April 11, 2014

Professor Anna Nagurney was quoted in an article on traffic congestion in the Manila Daily Tribune.

April 6, 2014

Professor Anna Nagurney was the Guest Speaker at the Phi Kappa Phi Induction Ceremony at UMass Amherst. She thanks the Chapter President, Professor Don Katzner of the Economics Department, for inviting her. Her address was Our Outstanding UMass Amherst Students. She extends her congratulations to all the inductees.

April 5, 2014

Photos from the INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research and the UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter Seminar by Professor Eric Gonzales have been posted.

April 3, 2014

Professor Nagurney thanks INFORMS for organizing an outstanding Business Analytics & Operations Research conference in Boston earlier this week. Her presentation, Cybersecurity and Financial Services, is now posted.

March 29, 2014

Professor Anna Nagurney will be speaking on Cybersecurity and Financial Services at the INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research in Boston, MA on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Her presentation was highlighted in UMass media.

March 25, 2014

Professor Anna Nagurney's Guest Editorial: Community experts enhance disaster management education as guest lecturers at the Isenberg School of Management at UMass was published on masslive.com

March 23, 2014

Professor Anna Nagurney is pleased to acknowledge the Media Coverage of the guest speakers in her Humanitarian Logistics and Healtchourse course.

March 19, 2014

Professor Anna Nagurney and the Center Associates are saddened to acknowledge the passing of Eugene M. Isenberg, UMass Alumnus, Benefactor, and Friend. Professor Nagurney has contributed a longer reflection on her RENeW Blog. Our deepest sympathy to Mrs. Isenberg and the Isenberg family.

March 16, 2014

The article, Equilibria and Dynamics of Supply Chain Network Competition with Information Asymmetry in Quality and Minimum Quality Standards, by Professor Anna Nagurney and Doctoral Center Associate Dong Li has been added to the site.

March 14, 2014

Professor Nagurney would like to thank Professor Ladimer Nagurney from the University of Hartford for his guest lecture, Disaster Communications, in her Humanitarian Logistics and Healthcare course on Thursday, March 13, 2014.

March 5, 2014

Congratulations to Isenberg School of Management UMass Amherst Alumna '03, Christina Calvaneso, who was an Undergraduate Student Center Associate, on her selection for the 2014 Isenberg Young Alumni Award. She will receive this award on June 18, 2014 at the Colonnade Hotel in Boston at the Isenberg Business Leadership Awards banquet. This is only the second year that this award has been given.

March 2, 2014

Photos from Dr, Rouzier's and Dave Madsen's lectures in Professor Nagurney's Humanitarian Logistics course have been posted.

March 1, 2014

Congratulations to Doctoral Center Assoiciate Dong "Michelle" Li who successfully defended her doctoral dissertation proposal on February 21, 2014. Photos from her defense and from the visit of Mr. Rick Lee of the Red Cross have been posted.

February 28, 2014

Congratulations to Doctoral Center Associate Sara Saberi who has been awarded a 2014 Isenberg Fellowship by UMass Amherst.

Professor Nagurney would like to thank Dr. Pierre Rouzier, MD at UMass University Health Services, and Mr. Dave Madsen, anchor and managing director at WGGB - abc40 for their fabulous guest lectures in her Humanitarian Logistics and Healthcare course, delivered, respectively, on February 25 and 27.

February 21, 2014

Professor Anna Nagurney would like to thank Professor Panos Pardalos and his colleagues for their wonderful organization of the Learning and Intelligent OptimizatioN Conference, LION 8, that was held in Gainesville, FL this past week. Photos from the conference have been posted in Photos of Center Activities.

Professor Nagurney would also like to thank Mr. Rick Lee, Director, Pioneer Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross who spoke in her Humanitarian Logistics course yesterday.

February 13, 2014

The Conferences page was updated to include Humanitarian Technology: Science, Systems and Global Impact 2014 to be held May 13-15, 2014 in Boston, MA.

February 8, 2014

Today, the Inaugural Women of Isenberg Business Conference took place at the Isenberg School of Management with guest speakers and panelists and many dicussions and refreshments. It was organized by Women in Business at the Isenberg School. One of the panelists was Christina Calvaneso '03, a former Undergraduate Center Associate. Professor Anna Nagurney was delighted to see her. Photos have been posted.

February 4, 2014

Today, Jeffrey Hescock, Director of University Emergency Management and Business Continuity at UMass, visited Professor Anna Nagurney's Humanitarian Logistics and Healthcare course to speak on Emergency Management. His presentationo is on the site. Professor Nagurney thanks Mr. Hescock for taking time out of his busy schedule to speak to the class and to share his breadth of knowledge on this important topic.

January 31, 2014

Slides for the presentation at LION-8, Equilibria and Dynamics of Supply Chain Network Competition with Information Asymmetry in Quality and Minimum Quality Standards, by Professor Anna Nagurney and Center Doctoral Associate Dong (Michelle) Li were added to the site.

January 18, 2013

Publication information was updated on Downloadable Articles.

January 16, 2014

More photos have been added to Photos of Center Activities.

January 9, 2014

Professor Anna Nagurney thanks the organizers of TEDx UMass for posting a video of her presentation, The Traffic Circle of Life, at the UMass Amherst TEDx Professor Showcase, which took place on November 25, 2013 at the Isenberg School of Management.

January 7, 2014

The INFORMS Fellows Class of 2013 was featured in an article and photo in the December 2013 issue of OR/MS Today.

David E Boyce, Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering at University of Illinois - Chicago, presented a seminar, Urban Travel Forecasting: A 60 Year Retrospective, at the Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden on September 10, 2013. We thank Professor Boyce for allowing us to link to the visuals from this seminar on this site.

January 6, 2014

Photos from the Network Frontier Workshop held December 5-6, 2013 at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, were added to the site.

January 2, 2014

The Fall 2013 edition of the Supernetwork Sentinel is now online.

December 31, 2013

Great way to end the 2013 year with the TS&L (Transportation Science and Logistics) Fall 2013 newsletter of INFORMS featuring 3 of its members, who were elected INFORMS Fellows in 2013, including Professor Anna Nagurney, and more!

December 26, 2013

Activities and achievements for 2013 of the Center Director and Center Associates were highlighted in Congratulations and Kudos! The individual Center Associates pages were updated to include promotions, awards, and some recent publications. It was a remarkable year for all! Happy New 2014 Year!

December 21, 2013

Professor Anna Nagurney's invited presentation at the Network Frontier Workshop at Northwestern University was reported by the UMass News Office.

December 20, 2013

INFORMS has posted the video of Professor Anna Nagurney's lecture, Network Economics of Cyber Crime with Applications to Financial Service Organizations, delivered in one of the Analytics Section Sponsored Sessions at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Minneapolis in October 2013.

December 17, 2013

The media page was updated to include information on the TEDxUMassAmherst Professor Speaker Showcase where Professor Anna Nagurney spoke.

December 13, 2013

Slides for the presentation, Network Performance and ChoiceNet, at the International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, ICCCN 2013, and a link to the article, ChoiceNet: Toward an Economy Plane for the Internet, both by Professors Tilman Wolf, Jim Griffioen, Ken Calvert, George Rouskas, Dr. Ilya Baldin, and Professor Anna Nagurney, were added to the site.

December 4, 2013

Professor Anna Nagurney will be presenting Envisioning a Future Internet Architecture: The Network Economics of ChoiceNet at the Network Frontier Workshop at Northwestern University on December 5, 2013.

December 1, 2013

We are pleased to report that the article, Supply Chain Network Sustainability Under Competition and Frequencies of Activities from Production to Distribution, by Professors Anna Nagurney, Min Yu, and Jonas Floden has been published in Computational Management Science.

November 30, 2013

Professor David E. Boyce's reflections on the session in his honor at the Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International were added to the page created for the session.

November 27, 2013

On Monday, November 25, 2013, Professor Anna Nagurney spoke at TEDxUMassAmherst. The visuals from her presentation, The Traffic Circle of Life, are now online. Professor Nagurney thanks the students who organized this special Professor Speaker Showcase at which she was one of eight UMass Amherst faculty presenters and one of three Isenberg School of Management ones! The evening was an intellectual feast! Photos have been posted.

On Friday, November 22, 2013, the UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter hosted, Q&A: Meet the Master Inventor and Research Scientist Dr. Mary E. Helander. Photos of the event have been posted.

November 24, 2013

This year's Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International marked the 50th consecutive year that Professor David E. Boyce has attended that conference. Professor Anna Nagurney organized a session honoring Professor Boyce. A page was added to this site on this session with the presentations given and photos.

November 22, 2013

Professor Anna Nagurney was interviewed in the Gothenburg Daily in an article, Gothenburg has become my second home.

November 17, 2013

Photos from the 60th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, held in Atlanta, GA, November 14-16, 2013, were added to Photos of Network Innovators.

November 14, 2013

Professor Anna Nagurney is interviewed in an article, Ask The Experts: Should American Airline, US Airways Merger Be Blocked? published November 13, 2013 on CardHub.com

November 11, 2013

We are pleased to announce tha the article, A Network Economic Game Theory Model of a Service-Oriented Internet with Choices and Quality Competition, by Professors Anna Nagurney and Tilman Wolf and Doctoral Center Associates Dong Li and Sara Saberi has appeared as the lead article in Netnomics 14(1-2) pp 1-25.

November 6, 2013

At the 60th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International in Atlanta, GA, November 13-16, 2013, Professor Anna Nagurney and Center Associates will be making several presentations. In one of the Walter Isard Memorial Sessions, Professors Anna Nagurney, Amir Masoumi, and Min Yu will be speaking on An Integrated Disaster Relief Supply Chain Network Model with Time Targets and Demand Uncertainty. Professors Anna Nagurney and Ladimer S. Nagurney and Center Associate Dong Li will also present Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Networks with Outsourcing Under Price and Quality Competition.

November 3, 2013

Photos from the Seminar by Dr. Les Servi of Mitre and the UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter's Celebration of its Magna Cum Laude Award, Professor Amir Masoumi's Judith B. Liebman Award, and Professor Anna Nagurney's elevation to INFORMS Fellow have been added to Centerphotos.

November 1, 2013

Professor Anna Nagurney has been named an Invited Speaker at the Network Frontier Workshop to be held December 4-6, 2013 at Northwestern University.

October 30, 2013

The Media Page was updated to include the latest mention of the center and its associates in the media.

October 27, 2013

Photos from the Texas A&M Seminar have been posted. Professor Anna Nagurney thanks Professor Sergiy Butenko and the Texas A&M INFORMS Student Chapter for hosting her visit.

October 23, 2013

On Friday, October 25, 2013, Professor Anna Nagurney will be speaking on Networks Against Time: From Food to Pharma at Texas A&M University, College Station, TX as part of their INFORMS/Dow Chemical Seminar Series.

October 18, 2013

Additional photos from the 2013 INFORMS Annual Meeting were added to the site.

October 14, 2013

The article, Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Networks with Outsourcing Under Price and Quality Competition, by Professors Anna Nagurney and Ladimer S. Nagurney and Center Associate Dong Li has been published in the International Transactions in Operational Research.

October 13, 2013

Photos from the 2013 INFORMS Annual Meeting were added to Photos of Center Activities.

October 11, 2013

Professor Anna Nagurney thanks all of her collaborators, students, supporters, and colleagues over the years for making her recent election as an INFORMS Fellow possible. See Media for more information.

October 9, 2013

Presentations by several of the Center Associates of the Virtual Center for Supernetworks at the 2013 INFORMS Annual Meeting have been added to the Visuals page.

October 2, 2013

The Isenberg School of Management announced Professor Anna Nagurney's election as an INFORMS Fellow.

September 28, 2013

Photos from Workshop 2013 - ETH Risk Center: Vulnerability and Resilience of Supply Chains held in Zurich, Switzerland, September 12-13, 2013, were added to the site.

September 27, 2013

Slides for the 2013 INFORMS Annual Meeting presentations, Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Networks with Outsourcing Under Price and Quality Competition and Network Economics of Cyber Crime with Applications to Financial Service Organizations, have been posted.

September 25, 2013

The article, Spatial Price Equilibrium with Information Asymmetry in Quality, by Center Director Professor Anna Nagurney and Center Associates Dong Li and Professor Ladimer S. Nagurney has been posted.

September 20, 2013

Professor Anna Nagurney's activities were described in the INFORMS Computing Society Newsletter, Summer 2013 and her Supply Chain Workshop presentation in Zurich, Switzerland was highlighted by the UMass News Office.

September 18, 2013

Congratulations are in order -- Center Associate Professor Amir H. Masoumi will receive the Judith B. Liebman Award from INFORMS at the Annual INFORMS Conference in Minneapolis in October, 2013. Amir is being recognized for his work with the UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter while he was a doctoral student at the Isenberg School of Management. He is the third Center Associate to receive this national award -- the others are Professor Tina Wakolbinger and Professor Patrick Qiang. These recipients were all nominated by Professor Anna Nagurney.

Also, the UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter has been notified by INFORMS that it will be receiving its 7th national award from INFORMS for its activities, also at the Minneapolis meeting. Specifically, it will be recognized with the Magna Cum Laude Award. Professor Anna Nagurney has been the Faculty Advisor of this chapter since 2004.

September 16, 2013

The Media page was updated.

September 9, 2013

On Friday, September 13, 2013, Professor Anna Nagurney will present, Networks Against Time: From Food to Pharma, at Workshop 2013 - ETH Risk Center Vulnerability and Resilience of Supply Chains in Zurich, Switzerland.

September 8, 2013

The article, Supply Chains and Transportation Networks, by Professor Anna Nagurney, has appeared in the Handbook of Regional Science, Springer, Berlin, Germany edited by Professors Manfred Fischer and Peter Nijkamp.

September 4, 2013

The article, Supply Chain Network Sustainability Under Competition and Frequencies of Activities from Production to Distribution, by Professors Anna Nagurney, Min Yu, and Jonas Floden, has been accepted for publication in Computational Management Science.

August 31, 2013

Professor Anna Nagurney was informed in a letter from Dr. Anne G. Robinson, President of INFORMS, that she was one of twelve INFORMS Fellows elected this year.

According to the INFORMS website: INFORMS Fellows are examples of outstanding lifetime achievement in operations research and the management sciences. They have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments and made significant contributions to the advancement of OR/MS over a period of time. Their service to the profession and to INFORMS has culminated in election to the INFORMS Fellow Award.

Professor Nagurney is deeply honored and humbled by her election to INFORMS Fellow.

August 25, 2013

The article, Supply Chain Networks with Global Outsourcing and Quick-Response Production Under Demand and Cost Uncertainty, by Professors Zugang Liu and Anna Nagurney has been published in the Annals of Operations Research 208(1): (2013) pp 251-289 and the article, Financial Networks, by Professor Anna Nagurney has been published in Computational Management Science 10: (2013) pp 77-80.

August 22, 2013

Professor Anna Nagurney, Center Director, is pleased to announce that, after review of the Center's self-study, the Evaluation Committee for Centers & Institutes at UMass Amherst has recommended the continuation of the Virtual Center for Supernetworks for the next 5 years. The evaluation cited many of the activities and accomplishments of the Center and its Associates as reasons for the continuation. Professor Nagurney thanks the Center Associates and visitors to the site for their support.

August 21, 2013

The article, A Dynamic Network Economic Model of a Service-Oriented Internet with Price and Quality Competition, by Professors Anna Nagurney and Tilman Wolf and Center Doctoral Student Associates Dong Li and Sara Saberi has been prepared for the Network Models in Economics and Finance conference volume, edited by Professors Grigory Bautin, Themistocles Rassias, and Panos Pardalos.

August 16, 2013

Professor Anna Nagurney was notified by UMass Amherst Provost James Staros amd Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement Michael Malone that the Evaluation Committee for Centers and Institutes, after review of the Virtual Center for Supernetworks' Self-Study, has recommended that the Center be continued for another 5 years.

Professor Nagurney and the Center Associates are very thankful for this recognition and for the confidence in the Center's ongoing activities.

August 9, 2013

The article, A Supply Chain Network Game Theory Model with Product Differentiation, Outsourcing of Production and Distribution, and Quality and Price Competition, by Professor Anna Nagurney and Center Associate Dong Li was added to the site.

August 4, 2013

Photos of Center Associates and UMass PhD Alumni at the 26th European Conference on Operational Research in Rome, Italy have been posted.

August 1, 2013

The article, A Cournot-Nash–Bertrand Game Theory Model of a Service-Oriented Internet with Price and Quality Competition Among Network Transport Providers, by Professors Anna Nagurney and Tilman Wolf has been accepted for publication in Computational Management Science.

July 30, 2013

We are pleased to announce the addition of Professors Jonas Floden, Maureen McKelvey, Tilman Wolf, and Johan Woxenius as Friends of the Center. We thank them for their support of the work and goals of the Virtual Center for Supernetworks, its Director, and its Center Associates.

July 25, 2013

Professor Anna Nagurney's Letter-to-the-Editor, Bradley International Airport plans would be boon for academics, was published in today's Republican.

The announcement of WINE 2013: The 9th Conference on Web and Internet Economics to be held in Cambridge, MA, December 11-14, 2013, was added to the site.

In the Loop reported Professor Nagurney's quote in the New York Times.

July 24, 2013

The book, Networks Against Time: Supply Chain Analytics for Perishable Products, by Professors Anna Nagurney, Min Yu, and Ladimer S. Nagurney and Doctoral Student Center Associate Amir H. Masoumi was reported in the UMass Magazine, the Lafayette Magazine, and the Brown Alumni Magazine.

July 21, 2013

Professor Anna Nagurney's blogpost And the Research Beat Goes on Brilliantly at the Isenberg School of Management was featured on the AACSB website. Professor Ladimer S. Nagurney's presentation to Lead America at Olin College was featured in UNOTES.

July 20, 2013

We are delighted to announce that our Virtual Center for Superetworks website has been redesigned and updated for easier and more consistent navigation on various platforms and browsers. Many thanks to the great Supernetworks Team with special acknowledgement to Center Associate and Webmaster Professor Ladimer S. Nagurney for the site redesign and implementation!

July 19, 2013

Professor Anna Nagurney was quoted in The New York Times article, Washington and Oregon Cities Try to Evade Political Jam to Build a Bridge, published July 16, 2013, authored by Kirk Johnson.

July 12, 2013

The article, Supply Chain Network Sustainability Under Competition and Frequencies of Activities from Production to Distribution, by Professors Anna Nagurney, Min Yu, and Jonas Floden, has been added to the site. New conferences were added to the site.

July 11, 2013

Photos from the Conference on Network Models in Economics and Finance, Athens, Greece, June 13-15, 2013, were added to the site.

July 9, 2013

Photos from the 2013 Commencement at the University of Gothenburg, School of Business, Economics and Law were added to the site.

July 8, 2013

A photo of Center Associate Professor Qiang (Patrick) Qiang speaking at IOCSCM-2013 was added to the site.

July 5, 2013

Professors Anna Nagurney and Jonas Folden were interviewed by Mary Catherine O'Connor for an article on smartplanet.com, Does congestion pricing make cities more car-free?

June 30, 2013

The Summer 2013 issue of The Supernetwork Sentinel is now online.

Professor Ladimer S. Nagurney spoke to high school students on What is Supply Chain Management? at Olin College in Needham, MA.

June 23, 2013

The book, Networks Against Time: Supply Chain Analytics for Perishable Products, by Professors Anna Nagurney, Min Yu, and Ladimer S. Nagurney and Doctoral Student Center Associate Amir H. Masoumi was featured on the Isenberg School of Management website.

June 21, 2013

On June 14, 2013, Professor Anna Nagurney delivered a plenary talk, Network Economics and the Internet, at the Conference on Network Models in Economics and Finance, Athens, Greece.

June 12, 2013

Professor Nagurney was recently interviewed on KUT Radio Austin, Texas. The interview is linked to Media and Audio/Video.

June 10, 2013

Professor Nagurney participated in the 25th NOFOMA Conference hosted by the Chalmers University of Technology Department of Technology Management and Economics and the University of Gothenburg School of Business, Economics and Law, June 4-5, 2013. Photos have been added to Photos of Center Activities.

On Wednesday, June 12, 2013, Professor Nagurney will be delivering the Commencement Address at the University of Gothenburg, School of Business, Economics and Law.

June 7, 2013

Professor Anna Nagurney participated in the NORDLOG Symposium and NOFOMA Conference this week in Gothenburg. Photos from the NORDLOG Symposium have been added to Photos of Center Activities.

May 26, 2013

The article, Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Networks with Outsourcing Under Price and Quality Competition, by Professor Anna Nagurney, Center Associate Dong Li, and Professor Ladimer S. Nagurney, has been accepted for publication in the International Transactions in Operational Research.

May 24, 2013

Professor Anna Nagurney was quoted in the article, Facebook’s Lessons: Social Networks for Payments Companies, published in Payments Source.

May 20, 2013

The article, A Network Economic Game Theory Model of a Service-Oriented Internet with Choices and Quality Competition, by Professors Anna Nagurney and Tilman Wolf and Doctoral Student Center Associates Dong Li and Sara Saberi, has been accepted for publication in Netnomics. This paper acknowledges support from the NSF grant on which Professors Wolf and Nagurney are the PI and Co-PI, respectively.

May 18, 2013

On Monday, June 3, 2013, Professor Anna Nagurney will be giving the invited presentation, Reflections of an Experienced Researcher on Presenting and Publishing Quantitative Research, at the Nordlog Doctoral Workshop as part of the 25th NOFOMA Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden.

May 14, 2013

Photos from the 10th International Conference on Computational Management Science have been posted.

May 11, 2013

Photos from The New York Times 2013 Energy For Tomorrow Conference have been posted.

May 10, 2013

The article, A Dynamic Network Oligopoly Model with Transportation Costs, Product Differentiation, and Quality Competition, by Professor Anna Nagurney and Center Associate Dong Li has been accepted for publication in Computational Economics.

May 9, 2013

We congratulate Center Associate Amir H. Masoumi who will be receiving his Doctoral Diploma at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Graduate Commencement on Friday, May 11, 2013. The abstract of his dissertation can be found on the site.

May 7, 2013

The special issue on Financial Networks of Computational Management Science, edited by Professor Anna Nagurney, has gone to press. Her editorial from the issue is now online.

May 3, 2013

Professor Anna Nagurney and Center Associates Dong Li and Professor Ladimer Nagurney have two presentations at the POMS Annual Meeting on May 3-6, 2013 in Denver, CO. The first is Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Networks with Outsourcing Under Price and Quality Competition and the second is Securing the Sustainability of Global Medical Nuclear Supply Chains Through Economic Cost Recovery, Risk Management, and Optimization.

April 28, 2013

Professor Anna Nagurney will be making two presentations at the 10th International Conference on Computational Management Science, Montreal, Canada, May 1-3, 2013. The first is A Supply Chain Network Game Theoretic Framework for Time-Based Competition with Transportation Costs and Product Differentiation in collaboration with Professor Min Yu and the second is A Cournot-Nash-Bertrand Game Theory Model of a Service-Oriented Internet with Price and Quality Competition Among Network Transport Providers in collaboration with Professor Tilman Wolf.

April 26, 2013

Yesterday, Professor Anna Nagurney participated in a session, Transport and Traffic, at The New York Times 2013 Energy For Tomorrow Conference. A video of the session is now online. Her participation was reported in In the Loop and on the ISOM website.

April 21, 2013

On Friday, April 19, 2013, Center Director Professor Anna Nagurney and Center Associate Dr. Amir H. Masoumi joined Professors Hari Balasubramanian, Ana Muriel, and Senay Solak in a panel discussion on obtaining an Academic Position. Dr. Masoumi created a series of slides entitled, The Process of Applying for and Securing an Academic Position, which have been added to this site.

April 16, 2013

Professor Anna Nagurney delivered a seminar, Networks Against Time: From Food to Pharma, at the School of Graduate Professional Studies, Penn State University, Great Valley Campus, hosted by Center Associate and Penn State Assistant Professor Qiang (Patrick) Qiang.

April 13, 2013

Professor Anna Nagurney has been invited to speak at the ETH Risk Center Workshop, Vulnerability and Resilience of Supply Chains, to be held in Zurich, Switzerland, September 12-13, 2013

April 12, 2013

Professor Anna Nagurney, in collaboration with Professor Min Yu and Amir H. Masoumi, have completed their contribution, An Integrated Disaster Relief Supply Chain Network Model with Time Targets and Demand Uncertainty, to the Walter Isard Memorial Opus, edited by Professors Adam Rose and Peter Nijkamp.

April 5, 2013

Photos from Professor Anna Nagurney's visit to the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Oklahoma have been posted. Special thanks to Professor Janet K. Allen, her host, and to the University of Oklahoma INFORMS Student Chapter and its Faculty Advisors, Professors Kash Barker and Hillel Kumin, for their hospitality.

April 2, 2013

Yesterday, Professor Anna Nagurney lectured in the Dream Course and presented a public lecture at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma. Slides for both presentations have been posted in Visuals. She thanks her hosts from the University of Oklahoma for their wonderful hospitality.

March 28, 2013

On Tuesday, April 16, 2013, Professor Anna Nagurney will be delivering a seminar, Networks Against Time: From Food to Pharma, at Penn State Great Valley, Malvern, PA, where she will be hosted by Center Associate and Penn State Great Valley Professor Patrick Qiang.

On Thursday, April 25, 2013, Professor Anna Nagurney will be a panelist in a session, Transport and Traffic, at the The New York Times 2013 Energy For Tomorrow Conference. Her fellow panelists will include Walter Hook, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, Peder Jensen, European Environment Agency, Naveen Lamba, IBM, and Janette Sadik-Khan, NYC transportation commissioner. Other speakers at the conference will include NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, Carol Browner, and NY Times Columnists Thomas L. Friedman and Joe Nocera.

March 26, 2013

Photos from Professor Anna Nagurney's seminar, Perishable Product Supply Chains in Health Care: Models, Analysis, and Computations, at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria on March 12, 2013 have been posted.

March 25, 2013

Photos from Professor Anna Nagurney's Seminar, Grand Challenges and Opportunities in Supply Chain Networks: From Analysis to Design, at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden on March 4, 2013 have been posted..

March 24, 2013

On Monday, April 1, 2013, Professor Anna Nagurney will deliver the Understanding Engineering Systems lecture at the University of Oklahoma.

March 19, 2013

Professor Anna Nagurney's seminars in Vienna and Gotthenburg were reported In the Loop. Project presentations from Professor Nagurney's Humanitarian Logistics and Healthcare Course at the Vienna University of Economics and Business have been added to the site.

March 15, 2013

Professor Anna Nagurney's article, Design of Sustainable Supply Chains for Sustainable Cities, has been accepted for publication in Environment & Planning B.

March 12, 2013

Today, Professor Anna Nagurney delivered a seminar, Perishable Product Supply Chains in Health Care: Models, Analysis, and Computations, at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria.

March 8, 2013

Professor Anna Nagurney will be delivering a plenary address, Network Economics and the Internet, at the Conference on Network Models in Economics and Finance, which will take place on June 13-15, 2013 in Athens, Greece. Photos of the presentations of copies of the book, Networks Against Time, to Administrators of the authors' universities have been posted.

March 1, 2013

On Monday, March 4, 2013, Professor Anna Nagurney will be delivering the Optimization Seminar, Grand Challenges and Opportunities in Supply Chain Networks: From Analysis to Design, at the Matematiska Vetenskaper, Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden.

February 24, 2013

Photos from the Meet an Isenberg PhD Alum event with Professor Tina Wakolbinger (UMass PhD'07) have been posted.

February 22, 2013

Photos from the 2013 AAAS meeting Symposium Dynamics of Disasters have been posted.

February 19, 2013

Photos from Professor Nagurney's CSSI Seminar have been posted.

February 16, 2013

We are very excited about the symposium, Dynamics of Disasters, at the AAAS Meeting in the Hynes Center in Boston, that will take place tomorrow afternoon that Professor Anna Nagurney organized. There has been increasing media coverage of this symposium including, most recently, by the College of Engineering at UMass Amherst on one of the panelists at the symposium, Professor David McLaughlin, who is also the Director of the Engineering Research Center CASA.

February 15, 2013

Professor Anna Nagurney spoke today in the UMass Amherst Computational Social Science Initiative Seminar Series on Grand Challenges and Opportunites in Supply Chain Networks: From Analysis to Design. She thanks her hosts for this wonderful invitation.

February 10, 2013

Publications on the Downloadable Articles page were updated.

February 8, 2013

The Media page was updated to include additional references to the Center and the Center Director and Associates in the media.

February 2, 2013

Professor Anna Nagurney, Center Director, and all the Center Associates congratulate Center Associate Amir H. Masoumi, who successfully defended his Doctoral Dissertation yesterday at the Isenberg School of Management, UMass Amherst. Photos from the Dissertation Defense and the Celebratory Dinner afterwards have been posted.

February 1, 2013

Center Associate (and Center Webmaster) Professor Ladimer Nagurney has been promoted to Full Professor in the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture at the University of Hartford. Warmest congratulations from the Center Director and Associates!

January 29, 2013

On February 19, 2013, the UMass INFORMS Student Chapter Meet an Isenberg PhD Alum event will feature Professor Tina Wakolbinger (UMass PhD'07) of the Vienna University of Economics and Business.

January 25, 2013

Professor Anna Nagurney has organized a Symposium, Dynamics of Disasters, for the AAAS meeting, Boston, MA on February 17, 2013.

January 19, 2013

Professor Anna Nagurney will speak on Grand Challenges and Opportunities in Supply Chain Networks: From Analysis to Design at the UMass Computational Social Science Initiative Seminar on Friday, February 15, 2013.

January 16, 2013

We congratulate Friend of the Center Professor Panos M. Pardalos of the University of Florida on being awarded the Medal of the University by the University of Catania, Italy. A photo of Professor Pardalos with Center Associate Professor Patrizia Daniele at the University of Catania has been posted in Photos of Network Innovators.

January 14, 2013

Publication information on the Downloadable Articles page was updated.

January 9, 2013

The North American Regional Science Council has posted a page on Professor Anna Nagurney's receipt of the Walter Isard Award on its website.

January 5, 2013

Some highlights from 2012 are given in Congratulations and Kudos.

December 31, 2012

We would like to wish everyone a healthy and prosperous New Year!

December 27, 2012

Photos from the UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter's Fall 2012 End-of-Semester Party have been posted.

December 21, 2012

The Center is very pleased to announce the publication of a new book, Networks Against Time: Supply Chain Analytics for Perishable Products, by Professors Anna Nagurney, Min Yu, and Ladimer S. Nagurney and Doctoral Student Center Associate Amir H. Masoumi. The book, in the SpringerBriefs in Optimization series, will be available in January 2013.

December 19, 2012

The Winter 2013 issue of the Supernetwork Sentinel has now been posted.

December 14. 2012

Professor Anna Nagurney's receipt of the Isard Award was reported by Gothenburg University.

December 12, 2012

Slides from Professor Cruz's December 7th presemtation, The myths and facts of how to get a tenure-track job and how to get tenure, were added to the site.

December 8, 2012

Photos from Professor Jose Cruz's presentation have been added to the site.

December 1, 2012

On Friday, December 7, 2012, the UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter will be hosting a Meet an Isenberg PhD Alum event with Professor Jose M. Cruz (UMass PhD'04), Associate Professor and an Ackerman Scholar in Operations and Information Management, and the Director of the Masters of Science in Business Analytics and Project Management Program at the School of Business at the University of Connecticut. Professor Cruz will be speaking on: The myths and facts of how to get a tenure-track job and how to get tenure. The event will be followed by the Chapter's End of Semester Party.

November 28, 2012

Several conferences have been added to the Conferences page.

November 24, 2012

A photo of Professor Ladimer S. Nagurney receiving his Radio Club of America Fellowship Plaque was added to Photos of Center Activities.

November 23, 2012

Professor Anna Nagurney has organized a session, Dynamics of Disasters: Harnessing the Science of Networks To Save Lives, at the AAAS Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, February 17, 2013.

November 21, 2012

A photo of Professor Anna Nagurney receiving the Walter Isard Award from Professor William Anderson was added to Photos of Center Activities.

November 15, 2012

Slides for the presentation, Supply Chain Networks with Global Outsourcing and Quick-Response Production under Demand and Cost Uncertainty, by Professors Zugang Liu and Anna Nagurney, for the Decision Sciences Institute 2012 Conference, San Francisco, CA, November 17-20, 2012 have been posted.

November 14, 2012

Professor Anna Nagurney's Walter Isard Award was announced on the Isenberg Website. On November 13, 2012, Professor Ladimer Nagurney spoke on The MO99 Supply Chain for Nuclear Medicine at the University of Hartford Biomedical Engineering Seminar.

November 11, 2012

At the 59th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International in Ottawa, Canada, November 7-10, 2012, the 50th Anniversary of the Japan Section of RSAI Special Award was presented to Professor David E. Boyce and the 2012 Walter Isard Award was presented to Professor Anna Nagurney. Photos of the awardees have been posted.

November 10, 2012

Informs Online has reposted Professor Anna Nagurney's blogpost, Investing in Science for Economic Growth and Our Future in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, from her Renew Blog.

November 7, 2012

Photos from the UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter Meet a UMass PhD Alum Event and celebration of the Chapter's Magna Cum Laude Award from INFORMS, held on November 2, 2012, have been posted in Photos of Center Activities.

November 2, 2012

Professor Nagurney's participation on the panel, Forward Looking, at the Future Urban Transport Symposium in Gothenburg, Sweden was reported In the Loop.

October 30, 2012

Photos from the 2012 INFORMS Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, October 14-17, 2012 have been posted in Photos of Center Activities.

October 29, 2012

Photos from the FUT SYMPOSIUM 2012: URBAN FREIGHT FOR LIVABLE CITIES How to deal with collaboration and trade-offs Gothenburg, Sweden, October 15-17, 2012 have been posted in Photos of Center Activities.

October 24, 2012

Slides for the presentation, A Dynamic Network Oligopoly Model with Transportation Costs, Product Differentiation, and Quality Competition, at the 59th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International have been posted.

October 21, 2012

We are pleased to report that the article, Securing the Sustainability of Global Medical Nuclear Supply Chains Through Economic Cost Recovery, Risk Management, and Optimization, by Professors Anna Nagurney and Ladimer S. Nagurney and Dong Li, has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Sustainable Transportation.

In addition, the article, Competitive Food Supply Chain Networks with Application to Fresh Produce, by Professors Min Yu and Anna Nagurney has been published in the European Journal of Operational Research and the article, Medical Nuclear Supply Chain Design: A Tractable Network Model and Computational Approach, by Professors Anna Nagurney and Ladimer S. Nagurney has been published in the International Journal of Production Economics.

October 12, 2012

Slides for the 2012 INFORMS Annual Meeting presentation, Supply Chain Networks with Global Outsourcing and Quick-Response Production under Demand and Cost Uncertainty, have been posted.

October 10, 2012

Professor Anna Nagurney will be a panelist in the concluding panel, Forward Looking, at the FUT SYMPOSIUM 2012: Urban Freight for Livable Cities in Gothenberg Sweden, October 15-17, 2012.

October 7, 2012

Slides for the 2012 INFORMS Annual Meeting presentation, Multiproduct Humanitarian Healthcare Supply Chains: A Network Modeling and Computational Framework, have been posted.

October 6, 2012

Announcements of the FUT Symposium 2012: Urban Freight for Livable Cities and the 10th International Conference on Computational Management Science were added.

October 3, 2012

Slides for the 2012 INFORMS Annual Meeting presentation, A Dynamic Oligopoly Model For Pharmaceuticals Supply Chain Networks Under Brand Differentiation and Perishability, have been posted.

September 30, 2012

Slides for the 2012 INFORMS Annual Meeting presentations, A Dynamic Network Oligopoly Model with Transportation Costs, Product Differentiation, and Quality Competition and Securing the Sustainability of Global Medical Nuclear Supply Chains Through Economic Cost Recovery, Risk Management, and Optimization, have been posted.

September 26, 2012

Photos from the INFORMS Student Chapter Meet an Isenberg PhD Alum event, Show Me The Data: My Experience as a Statistical Consultant, with Dr. Davit Khachatryan (UMass PhD'10) were added to the site.

September 19, 2012

Professor Anna Nagurney will be participating in the University of Gothenburg Fall 2012 PhD Course: Theoretical Perspectives in Contemporary Business Administration Research. Slides for her course segment, Operations Management and Supply Chain Network Theory, have been posted.

September 17, 2012

Professors Min Yu and Anna Nagurney's article, Competitive Food Supply Chain Networks with Application to Fresh Produce, will appear in the European Journal of Operational Research.

September 14, 2012

The Fall 2012 issue of the Supernetwork Sentinel has been posted.

September 5, 2012

The syllabus from the Fall 2012 Gothenburg University School of Business, Economics and Law course, Theoretical Perspectives in Contemporary Business Administration Research, in which Professor Anna Nagurney will lecture was added to the site.

September 3, 2012

Photos of Center Associate Professor Min Yu (UMass PhD'12) at the University of Portland, where she has assumed her new position as an Assistant Professor, have been added to Photos of Network Innovators.

August 31, 2012

Professor Anna Nagurney, Center Director, and all the Center Associates extend their best wishes to their colleagues, students, and friends on the beginning of the 2012-2013 Academic Year.

Professor Anna Nagurney's article, Supply Chains and Transportation Networks, has been accepted for publication in the Handbook of Regional Science edited by Professors Manfred Fischer and Peter Nijkamp.

August 21, 2012

Congratulations to Center Associate Professor Jose M. Cruz (UMass BS'95, MS'00, MBA'01, PhD '04) upon his appointment as the Interim Director of the Master of Science in Business Analytics and Project Management at the School of Business at the University of Connecticut Storrs.

August 17, 2012

The ACM SIGCOMM 2012 Conference Paper by Tilman Wolf, Jim Griffioen, Ken Calvert, Rudra Dutta, George Rouskas, Ilia Baldine, and Anna Nagurney was reported in the media. Downloadable Articles has been updated with revised articles. The Photos of Center Activities page was updated to welcome new Doctoral Student Associates.

August 14, 2012

Photos from The 9th AIMS Conference on Dynamical Systems, Differential Equations and Applications were added to Photos of Network Innovators.

August 12, 2012

The Center welcomes Shivani Shukla as a new Doctoral Student Center Associate.

August 5, 2012

The article, A Supply Chain Network Game Theoretic Framework for Time-Based Competition with Transportation Costs and Product Differentiation, by Professors Anna Nagurney and Min Yu has been added to the site.

August 2, 2012

The poster paper, Choice as a Principle in Network Architecture, by Tilman Wolf, Jim Griffioen, Ken Calvert, Rudra Dutta, George Rouskas, Ilia Baldine, and Anna Nagurney, will be presented at ACM SIGCOMM 2012, Helsinki, Finland, August 13-17, 2012.

July 26, 2012

The article, Competitive Food Supply Chain Networks with Application to Fresh Produce, by Professors Min Yu and Anna Nagurney, has been accepted for publication in the European Journal of Operational Research.

July 22, 2012

Downloadable Articles has been updated with revised articles.

July 12, 2012

The article, Medical Nuclear Supply Chain Design: A Tractable Network Model and Computational Approach, by Professors Anna and Ladimer Nagurney has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Production Economics.

July 10, 2012

Center Associate Professor Ladimer S. Nagurney has been informed that the Board of Directors of the Radio Club of America has elevated him to a Fellow of the Radio Club of America. He will receive his certificate at the Club's 103rd Annual Banquet at the New York Athletic Club in New York City in November 2012. The Radio Club of America is the oldest association of professionals in the radio and wireless telecommunications industries. Founded in 1909, The Radio Club of America has counted among its Fellows the very best in the radio communications industry such as Edwin Armstrong, David Sarnoff, Louis Hazeltine, John V. L. Hogan, Paul Godley and Allen B. DuMont.

July 2, 2012

Photos from the Gothenburg Commencement have been added to the site. The Associates page has been updated.

June 30, 2012

On May 21, 2012, Center Associate, Professor Patrick Qiang presented a seminar, Complex Network Performance Analysis with Applications to Transportation and Supply Chains with Sustainability Implications, at Tongji University, China. Photos from the seminar have been added to Photos of Network Innovators.

June 27, 2012

Several Center Associates will be presenting their research at the AIMS Conference in Orlando, Florida in a special session organized by Professor Patrizia Daniele of the University of Catania in Italy. More information is available on the conference website.

June 22, 2012

Center Director Professor Anna Nagurney thanks her colleagues and the administrators at the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg for their warmth and hospitality during her latest visit during the month of June to the school and the University of Gothenburg. She also thanks Professor Lars-Goran Mattsson of KTH in Stockholm for hosting her seminar there on June 18, 2012. She wishes all of her Swedish friends and colleagues a Glad Midsommar!

On June 14, 2012, Professor Nagurney delivered the Commencement Address at the Graduate Commencement of the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg. Text of her address.

June 5, 2012

On June 18, 2012, Professor Nagurney will be presenting a seminar, Perishable Product Supply Chains in Health Care: Models, Analysis, and Computations, at the Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden.

June 4, 2012

Professor Nagurney's selection as Spotlight Scholar was reported In the Loop.

May 30, 2012

Professor Anna Nagurney will be returning to Sweden for the month of June where she will be a Visiting Professor of Operations Management at the University of Gothenburg. On June 14, 2012 she will be delivering the commencement address for the Masters degree recipients at the University of Gothenburg School of Business, Economics and Law.

May 28, 2012

The Center welcomes Sara Saberi as a new Doctoral Student Center Associate.

May 25, 2012

The Center Director, Professor Anna Nagurney, has been chosen by UMass Amherst as a Spotlight Scholar.

May 24, 2012

The Summer 2012 issue of the Supernetwork Sentinel has been posted. Read about the activities of the Center Associates of the Virtual Center for Supernetworks.

May 23, 2012

Professor Anna Nagurney has updated the Director's page.

May 21, 2012

Center Associate, Professor Patrizia Daniele, took part in the Workshop on Variational Analysis and Applications in Erice, Italy during the week of May 14, 2012. A photo from the workshop has been added to Photos of Network Innovators.

May 13, 2012

Photos from the 2012 University of Massachusetts Commencement have been posted. Congratulations to all the graduates!

May 9, 2012

Pictures of the Isenberg School of Management Awards Ceremony were added to this site.

May 5, 2012

The Center Director, Professor Anna Nagurney, was honored to receive a Research Excellence Award from the Isenberg School of Management. She would like to congratulate the other Award winners including her departmental colleagues, Professors Mila Sherman, Bing Liang, Nikunj Kapadia, and Traci Hess and Professor Christian Rojas from the Department of Resource Economics.

April 29, 2012

Photos of Center Associates and UMass PhD Alumni at the 23rd Annual Poms Conference were added to the site.

April 28, 2012

The description of Professor Anna Nagurney's new research project, Cybersecurity Risk Analysis and Security Investment Optimization, was added and publication information on several articles was updated.

April 27, 2012

Photos from SBP-12 have been added to the site.

April 26, 2012

The Center Director is delighted to share the following announcements of research awards received by Center Associates:

1. Professor Patrick Qiang of Penn State - Great Valley has received his campus' Early Career Award for his research.
2. Professor Jose M. Cruz of the School of Business at UConn has been appointed an Ackerman Scholar.

Congratulations on these fabulous accomplishments!

April 21, 2012

Slides from presentations at the 2012 POMS Conference in Chicago, April 20-22, 2012, co-authored by the Center Director, Professor Anna Nagurney, and Center Associates, Amir Masoumi and Min Yu, have been posted in Visuals.

April 20, 2012

The abstract of Min Yu's Doctoral Dissertation, Analysis, Design, and Management of Supply Chain Networks with Application to Time-Sensitive Products, was added to the Dissertations page.

April 19, 2012

The syllabus and lecture slides for Professor Anna Nagurney's Spring 2012 course, SCH MGMT 597LG, Humanitarian Logistics and Healthcare have been added to the site.

April 17, 2012

The article, A Dynamic Network Oligopoly Model with Transportation Costs, Product Differentiation, and Quality Competition, by Professor Anna Nagurney and Dong Li, was added to the site.

April 13, 2012

On Wednesday, April 11, 2012, Professor Anna Nagurney was interviewed on WGBY's Connecting Point about her research on the Braess Paradox, Supply Chains, and Humanitarian Logistics.

April 7, 2012

Yesterday, Center Doctoral Student Associate Min Yu successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, Analysis, Design, and Management of Supply Chain Networks with Application to Time-Sensitive Products, at the Isenberg School of Management. Her committee consisted of Professor Anna Nagurney, Chair, and Professors June Dong, Mila Getmansky Sherman, and Christian Rojas. Min will be an Assistant Professor at the Pamplin School of Business at the University of Portland in Oregon beginning in the Fall of 2012. She will also be a Pamplin Fellow there. Congratulations to Dr. Min Yu! Photos of the Defense.

April 6, 2012

Center Associate Professor Patrick Qiang of Penn State Great Valley presented a seminar, Complex Network Performance Analysis with Applications to Transportation and Supply Chains with Sustainability Implications at the Engineering, Business, and Computing Division Research Interest Group (EBC-RIG) Penn State Berks. Photos have been posted.

April 1, 2012

Photos from Center Director Professor Anna Nagurney's visit to Gothenburg University have been posted.

March 31, 2012

While visiting the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg, Professor Anna Nagurney realized that her UMass Isenberg School of Management colleagues, Professors Marta Calás and Linda Smircich, were also simultaneously visiting the University of Gothenburg. An article on their visit is In the Loop.

March 25, 2012

Center Associate Professor Patrizia Daniele of the University of Catania, Italy, delivered a keynote, General Financial, Economic and Electric Models: Methodologies and Suggestions for the Recovery, at FIWEM’1, The First French-Italian Workshop on Energy Markets and Models, Variational Inequalities, Generalized Nash Games: Applications to Energy and Industrial Sectors in Brescia, Italy, March 19-20, 2012. Slides of her presentation and photos from the workshop have been added to the site.

March 18, 2012

The article, Competitive Food Supply Chain Networks with Application to Fresh Produce, by Min Yu and Anna Nagurney has been posted.

March 16, 2012

Slides from the Guest lectures in Professor Anna Nagurney's course, Humanitarian Logistics and Healthcare, on March 13, 2012 Disaster Communication by Center Associate Professor Ladimer S. Nagurney and on March 15, 2012 Blood Supply Chains by Center Associate Amir H. Masoumi, have been posted.

March 10, 2012

Slides for Professor Anna Nagurney's International Collaborations Seminar at the University of Gothenburg have been posted.

March 8, 2012

Slides for Professor Anna Nagurney's presentation at the UMass/ACSC Workshop on Cybersecurity Risk Analysis and Optimization have been posted.

March 6, 2012

Slides for Professor Anna Nagurney's Seminar at the Chalmers University of Technology have been posted.

March 5, 2012

Slides for Professor Anna Nagurney's Finance Seminar at the University of Gothenburg have been posted.

March 3, 2012

Slides for Professor Anna Nagurney's Logistics Seminar at the University of Gothenburg have been posted.

March 2, 2012

Professor Anna Nagurney will be a Visiting Professor at Gothenburg University. Slides for her lecture on Financial Networks have been posted.

February 24, 2012

Professor Nagurney's PBS interview has been referenced in several pieces in the media. See media for more details.

February 21, 2012

The article, A Supply Chain Generalized Network Oligopoly Model for Pharmaceuticals Under Brand Differentiation and Perishability, by Amir H. Masoumi, Min Yu, and Professor Anna Nagurney has been published in Transportation Research E.

February 17, 2012

Professor Anna Nagurney was interviewed for the PBS series, America Revealed, in a segment entitled, Gridlock, by Yul Kwon. Watch the video of the segment on the PBS site.

February 5, 2012

The revised version of the article, Supply Chains and Transportation Networks, by Professor Anna Nagurney, prepared for the Handbook of Regional Science, has been added to the site.

February 3, 2012

The article, Securing the Sustainability of Global Medical Nuclear Supply Chains Through Economic Cost Recovery, Risk Management, and Optimization, by Professors Anna Nagurney and Ladimer Nagurney and Dong Li has been added to the site.

January 27, 2012

Links to the Journals Optimization and Engineering and Socio-Economic Planning Sciences were added to the site.

January 17, 2012

Professor Nagurney's new Humanitarian Logistics and Healthcare Course was featured on the Isenberg School of Management homepage.

January 15, 2012

Professor Anna Nagurney's Viewpoint: Preparing for the next global disaster was published in today's Springfield Sunday Republican.

January 12, 2012

Center Associates Amir H. Masoumi, Min Yu, and Professor Anna Nagurney's article, A Supply Chain Generalized Network Oligopoly Model for Pharmaceuticals Under Brand Differentiation and Perishability, has been accepted for publication in Transportation Research E.

January 8, 2012

The Winter 2012 issue of the Supernetwork Sentinel is now online.

January 4, 2012

Professors Anna Nagurney and Qiang (Patrick) Qiang's article, Fragile Networks: Identifying Vulnerabilities and Synergies in an Uncertain Age, has been published in the International Transactions in Operational Research.

January 2, 2012

Professor Nagurney's syllabi for her Spring 2012 courses, SCH-MGMT 597LG - Humanitarian Logistics and Healthcare and SOM 825 Advanced Mathematical Programming: Dynamic Network Systems, have been posted.

January 1, 2012

The Downloadable Articles and the Media pages have been updated.

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