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Professor Anna Nagurney


December 16, 2017

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

December 6, 2017

Photos from the University of Alabama INFORMS Student Chapter Seminar by Professor Anna Nagurney have been added.

December 2, 2017

The Conferences page has been updated.

November 25, 2017

The article, Cybersecurity Investments with Nonlinear Budget Constraints and Conservation Laws: Variational Equilibrium, Marginal Expected Utilities, and Lagrange Multipliers, by Gabriella Colajanni, Patrizia Daniele, Sofia Giuffre, and Anna Nagurney, has been accepted for publication in the International Transactions in Operational Research.

The Conferences page has been updated.

Photos from the UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter Seminar by Professor Dmytro Matsypura have been added.

November 24, 2017

The Media page was updated.

November 21, 2017

The article, Quality in Competitive Fresh Produce Supply Chains with Application to Farmers’ Markets, by Deniz Besik and Professor Anna Nagurney, has been published in Socio-Economic Planning Sciences.

November 18, 2017

The Media page was updated.

The interview of Professor Nagurney on THINK! America was posted.

November 14, 2017

The article, Hospital Competition in Prices and Quality: A Variational Inequality Framework, by Professor Anna Nagurney and Karen Li, has been published in Operations Research for Health Care.

Slides for Professor Anna Nagurney's Seminar, Predictive and Prescriptive Models of Cybercrime and Cybersecurity Investments Under Network Vulnerability, at the Culverhouse College of Commerce, University of Alabama on November 17, 2017 have been added to this site.

November 12, 2017

Professor Anna Nagurney was interviewed on Disaster Relief for THINK! America with Terry Gilberg. A link to the show was posted in audio.

November 10, 2017

Photos from the UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter Seminar by Professor Shannon Roberts and the Chapter's Magna Cum Laude Award Celebration were posted.

November 4, 2017

The UMass Commonwealth Honors College Bragging Rights article on Karen Li, OIM '17, whose thesis was supervised by Professor Anna Nagurney, was added to Media.

October 29, 2017

Photos from the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Houston, TX were posted.

October 26, 2017

Photos from the UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter Seminar by Professor Renata Konrad of WPI were posted.

October 21, 2017

The article, Consumer Learning of Product Quality with Time Delay: Insights from Spatial Price Equilibrium Models with Differentiated Products, by Professors Dong "Michelle" Li, Anna Nagurney, and Min Yu, has been accepted for publication in Omega.

October 20, 2017

Seven presentations, prepared for the 2017 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Houston, by Center Associates and the Center Director, have been posted on Visuals.

October 16, 2017

The article, A Competitive Multiperiod Supply Chain Network Model with Freight Carriers and Green Technology Investment Option, by Professors Sara Saberi, Jose M. Cruz, Joseph Sarkis, and Anna Nagurney, has been accepted for publication in the European Journal of Operational Research.

October 14, 2017

An additional presentation, prepared for the INFORMS Annual Meeting, has been added to Visuals. The Journals page has been updated.

October 7, 2017

Four presentations, prepared for the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Houston, TX, October 22-25, 2017, have been added to Visuals.

October 6, 2017

The article, Hospital Competition in Prices and Quality: A Variational Inequality Framework, by Professor Anna Nagurney and Karen Li (UMass Amherst '17), has been accepted for publication in Operations Research for Health Care.

September 22, 2017

The Media page was updated.

September 20, 2017

The Fall 2017 Issue of The Supernetwork Sentinel is now online.

September 16, 2017

Congratulations to the UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter on receiving an INFORMS Student Chapter Award Magna Cum Laude. The award will be presented at the 2017 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas, on October 23, 2017.

The Media page was updated.

September 10, 2017

Photos from the International Conference on Operations Research, Berlin, Germany, were posted.

September 8, 2017

Slides from Professor Anna Nagurney's Semiplenary, Blood Supply Chains: Challenges for the Industry and How Operations Research Can Help, presented at the International Conference on Operations Research, Berlin, Germany, were posted.

September 3, 2017

The Media page was updated.

September 2, 2017

The article, Response to natural disasters like Harvey could be helped with game theory, by Professor Anna Nagurney, was published by The Conversation.

September 1, 2017

On August 30, 2017 Professor Anna Nagurney was interviewed by Angela Kokott for Calgary Today CHQR Radio on Natural disasters... game theory.

August 27, 2017

Photos from Professor Anna Nagurney's Summer Fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study at Harvard University have been posted.

August 22, 2017

We are pleased to welcome new Doctoral Student Center Associate Mojtaba Salarpour.

August 21, 2017

We are pleased to announce the publication of the articles, Supply Chain Network Capacity Competition with Outsourcing: A Variational Equilibrium Framework, by Professors Anna Nagurney and Min Yu and Doctoral Center Associate Deniz Besik in the Journal of Global Optimization and Mergers and Acquisitions in Blood Banking Systems: A Supply Chain Network Approach, by Professors Amir H. Masoumi, Min Yu, and Anna Nagurney, in the International Journal of Production Economics.

August 19, 2017

The Media page was updated.

August 18, 2017

The article, FirstNet for emergency communications: 6 questions answered, by Professors Ladimer S. and Anna Nagurney was published by The Conversation.

August 16, 2017

The Center Director and Center Associates are pleased to welcome Pritha Dutta as a new Doctoral Student Center Associate. The pages of all the Center Associates have been updated.

August 8, 2017

The article, Mergers and Acquisitions in Blood Banking Systems: A Supply Chain Network Approach, by Professors Amir H. Masoumi, Min Yu, and Anna Nagurney, has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Production Economics.

August 3, 2017

The article, A Multitiered Supply Chain Network Equilibrium Model for Disaster Relief with Capacitated Freight Service Provision, by Professor Anna Nagurney, presented at the 3rd International Conference on Dynamics of Disasters, Kalamata, Greece, July 5-9, 2017 was added to the site.

July 31, 2017

The article, A Variational Equilibrium Network Framework for Humanitarian Organizations in Disaster Relief: Effective Product Delivery Under Competition for Financial Funds, by Professors Anna Nagurney and Patrizia Daniele, Emilio Alvarez Flores and Valeria Caruso, presented at the 3rd International Conference on Dynamics of Disasters Kalamata, Greece, July 5-9, 2017, was added to the site.

July 27, 2017

The Media page was updated.

July 26, 2017

Professor Anna Nagurney was interviewed on the Matt Townsend Show on BYU radio.

July 22, 2017

Photos from the 21st IFORS Conference in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada have been posted.

July 17, 2017

The Media page was updated.

July 12, 2017

We have posted the presentation, A Game Theory Model for Freight Service Provision Security Investments for High-Value Cargo, by Professors Anna Nagurney, Shivani Shukla, Ladimer S. Nagurney, and Sara Saberi, prepared for the 21st IFORS Conference in Quebec City, Canada.

July 10, 2017

Photos from the EURO HOpe conference in Vienna, Austria, the visit of Professor Anna Nagurney to the Vienna University of Economics and Business, and the Dynamics of Disasters conference in Kalamata, Greece have been posted.

June 27, 2017

The Media page was updated.

June 23, 2017

Slides from the presentation, Advances in Disaster Communications: Broadband Systems for First Responders, by Professor Ladimer S. Nagurney, prepared for the 3rd International Conference on Dynamics of Disasters, Kalamata, Greece, July 5-9, 2017, has been added to Visuals.

June 22, 2017

Photos from conferences, seminars, and other events have been posted.

June 20, 2017

Slides from the presentations for the 3rd International Conference on Dynamics of Disasters, Kalamata, Greece, July 5-9, 2017, A Variational Equilibrium Network Framework for Humanitarian Organizations in Disaster Relief: Effective Product Delivery Under Competition for Financial Funds, by Professors Anna Nagurney and Patrizia Daniele and Emilio Alvarez Flores and Valeria Caruso, and A Multitiered Supply Chain Network Equilibrium Model for Disaster Relief with Capacitated Freight Service Provision, by Professor Anna Nagurney, have been added to Visuals.

June 19, 2017

Slides from Professor Anna Nagurney's presentation at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, have been added to Visuals.

June 11, 2017

Photos from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study were posted.

June 5, 2017

The Center Director Professor Anna Nagurney has begun her appointment as a Summer Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. The title of her project at Harvard is: Game Theory Network Models for Disaster Relief and Blood Supply Chains.

May 28, 2017

Green Technology Investment Option in a Multi-Period Supply Chain-Freight Carrier Network Model by Professors Sara Saberi, Jose M. Cruz, Joseph Sarkis, and Anna Nagurney will be presented at MSOM2017 on June 20, 2017.

May 25, 2017

The Summer 2017 Issue of The Supernetwork Sentinel is now online.

May 19, 2017

Photos from the UMass Amherst Undergraduate Commencement Celebration were posted.

May 14, 2017

Photos from the UMass Amherst Graduate Commencement were posted.

May 12, 2017

The abstract of Dr. Shivani Shukla's Doctoral Dissertation was added to Dissertations.

May 11, 2017

Yesterday, Center Doctoral Student Associate Shivani Shukla successfully defended her Doctoral Dissertation, Game Theory for Security Investments in Cyber and Supply Chain Networks. Photos from the defense have been posted. Congratulations Dr. Shukla!

May 10, 2017

Photos from the NSF Workshop on Illicit Supply Networks were posted.

May 7, 2017

Photos from the UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter's End of Spring Semester Party were posted.

May 4, 2017

The presentation, Consumer Learning of Product Quality with Time Delay: Insights from Spatial Price Equilibrium Models with Differentiated Products, by Professors Michelle Li, Anna Nagurney, and Min Yu, presented at the 2017 POMS Annual Conference, was added to the site.

April 30, 2017

The Media page was updated.

April 29, 2017

Congratulations to Karen Li on presenting her Honors thesis at the Massachusetts State Undergraduate Research Conference at UMass Amherst on April 28, 2017. Karen is an Operations and Information Management major at the Isenberg School of Management and will graduate in May. The title of her thesis is: Hospital Competition in Prices and Quality: A Variational Inequality Framework. Professor Anna Nagurney was the Chair of her thesis committee with Professor Chaitra Gopalappa of the UMass Amherst College of Engineering at the Co-Chair. Karen also successfully defended her thesis yesterday. Photos from her presentation and defense are now posted.

April 28, 2017

Professor Ladimer Nagurney delivered a guest lecture on Disaster Communications in the Humanitarian Logistics and Healthcare course at the Isenberg School.

April 21, 2017

Professor Anna Nagurney's article, Calculating where America should invest in its transportation and communications networks, has appeared in The Conversation.

Photos from the UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter STEM SLAM were posted.

April 18, 2017

We regret to announce that Martin J. Beckmann, Professor Emeritus of Economics at Brown University and Friend of the Center, passed away on April 11, 2017. Professor Beckmann's book, Studies in the Economics of Transportation, co-authored with Professors C. Bart McGuire and Christopher B. Winsten is a Network Classic. The Center Director, Professor Anna Nagurney, has written an essay on Professor Beckman for her blog. The Brown University Economics Department posted an In Memoriam on its website. The Center Director and Center Associates extend their deepest sympathy to the Beckmann family.

April 14, 2017

The article from the ISOM Website, Surgeon Channels Medical Solutions and Education to War-torn Syria, on Dr. Mahmoud Hariri's presentation to Professor Anna Nagurney’s Humanitarian Logistics and Healthcare course was added to media.

Photos from the UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter Seminar by Basilio Gentile from ETH Zurich, Switzerland were posted.

April 9, 2017

Photos from the Isenberg School of Management SCM-MGMT 597 LG Lecture by Dr. Pierre Rouzier, M.D. of University Health Services were posted.

April 2, 2017

Photos from the UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter Seminar by Professor Ozlem Ergun from Northeastern University were added to the site.

March 26, 2017

We are pleased to report that Pritha Dutta, an Isenberg School of Management PhD student in Management Science, received the first place award in the PhD student presentation category at NEDSI in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 25, 2017, for her presentation, Competition for Blood Donations: A Nash Equilibrium Network Framework, co-authored with the Center Director.

Photos from the conference were added to the site.

March 24, 2017

Presentations by the Center Director and Center Associates at the 2017 NEDSI Conference, Springfield, MA, March 22-25, 2017 were added to Visuals.

March 23, 2017

Photos from the lecture by Dr. Mahmoud Hariri, Scholars at Risk Fellow at Harvard University and Surgeon, Aleppo, Syria, to the UMass Amherst SOM 597 LG - Humanitarian Logistics and Health class were added to Photos.

March 22, 2017

The Media page was updated.

March 21, 2017

The article, Cybersecurity Investments with Nonlinear Budget Constraints: Analysis of the Marginal Expected Utilities, by Professors Patrizia Daniele, Antonio Maugeri, and Anna Nagurney, has been published in Operations Research, Engineering, and Cyber Security: Trends in Applied Mathematics and Technology, N.J. Daras and T.M. Rassias, Editors.

March 16, 2017

The Downloadable Articles page was updated.

March 11, 2017

The presentation for the March 2017 American Physical Society Meeting, Observation of the Braess Paradox in Electric Circuits, by Professors Ladimer S. Nagurney and Professor Anna Nagurney, was posted.

March 10, 2017

Professor Anna Nagurney's article, How disaster relief efforts could be improved with game theory, has appeared in The Conversation.

March 5, 2017

The article, Quality in Competitive Fresh Produce Supply Chains with Application to Farmers’ Markets, by Doctoral Student Center Associate Deniz Besik and Professor Anna Nagurney has been accepted for publication in Socio-Economic Planning Sciences.

March 4, 2017

We are delighted to report that the article, Multifirm Models of Cybersecurity Investment Competition vs. Cooperation and Network Vulnerability, by Professor Anna Nagurney and Doctoral Student Center Associate Shivani Shukla, has been published in the European Journal of Operational Research.

March 3, 2017

Professor Anna Nagurney's presentation, A Scientific Approach to Financial Supernetworks, given at an International Expert Panel in Washington, DC on March 2, 2017, was posted.

February 25, 2017

We are pleased to announce that the Center Director, Professor Anna Nagurney, has been chosen as a 2017 Summer Fellow by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

February 17, 2017

Media reports on Professor Anna Nagurney's interview on Blood Supply Chains were added to the Media page. Links to other outlets that broadcast the interview were added to the Audio/Video page.

The Conferences page was updated.

February 11, 2017

Professor Anna Nagurney was interviewed by Karen Brown of New England Public Radio (WFCR) for her report, America’s Blood Economy: Vulnerable To Economic Trends, Medical Advances.

The Audio/Video page was updated to include the interview.

The Media page was updated.

February 9, 2017

The Media page was updated.

February 7, 2017

The Conferences page was updated.

February 4, 2017

Professor Anna Nagurney is mentioned the Bloodbuy Blogpost: Blood and Circuits: The RAND Corporation Report on the Role of Technology in Maintaining a Stable Blood Supply.

January 27, 2017

The Winter 2017 Issue of The Supernetwork Sentinel is now online.

January 24, 2016

The article, Supply Chain Network Capacity Competition with Outsourcing: A Variational Equilibrium Framework,
by Professors Anna Nagurney and Min Yu and Doctoral Student Center Associate Deniz Besik has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Global Optimization.

January 21, 2017

A photo of the Dissertation Defense of Dr. Luis Andres Maarentes was added to Photos.

The Media page was updated.

January 18, 2017

The article, A Supply Chain Network Game Theory Model of Cybersecurity Investments with Nonlinear Budget Constraints, by Porfessors Anna Nagurney and Patrizia Daniele and Doctoral Student Center Associate Shivani Shukla, has been published in Annals of Operations Research. Photos of the 2017 INFORMS Computing Society Conference have been posted.

January 16, 2017

The Media page was updated to include items pertaining to Professor Nagurney's article in The Conversation.

January 12, 2017

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 published in the Journal of Global Optimization.

January 9, 2017

Professor Anna Nagurney's article, Uncertainty in blood supply chains creating challenges for industry, has appeared in The Conversation.

January 7, 2017

The article, A Supply Chain Generalized Network Oligopoly Model for Pharmaceuticals under Brand Differentiation and Perishability, by Professors Amir H. Masoumi, Min Yu, and Anna Nagurney, Transportation Research E, 48(4), 2012, pp. 762-780, is among the most highly cited papers in the journal over the past 5 years.

Professor Anna Nagurney's presentation, Supply Chain Performance Assessment and Supplier and Component Importance Identification in a General Competitive Multitiered Supply Chain Network Model, prepared for Risk, Resilience and Robustness of Dynamic Supply Networks; Bridging Mathematical Models and Practice ICMS, January 11-13, 2017, Edinburgh, Scotland, has been posted.

January 1, 2017

Wishing all a very Happy New Year and all the best for 2017!

December 26, 2016

The Braess Paradox and Conferences pages were updated.

December 22, 2016

Congratulations and Kudos for 2016 were posted to celebrate the achievements of the Center and its Associates

The article, Multifirm Models of Cybersecurity Investment Competition vs. Cooperation and Network Vulnerability, by Professor Anna Nagurney and Shivani Shukla, has been accepted for publication in the European Journal of Operational Research.

December 21, 2016

Professors' Anna Nagurney & Dong (Michelle) Li book, Competing on Supply Chain Quality: A Network Economics Perspective, was a finalist for Les Plumes des Achats & Supply Chain Award for the best book of the year in Purchasing and Supply Chains.

December 17, 2016

We are delighted to report that the book, Dynamics of Disasters, edited by Professors Illias S. Kotsireas, Anna Nagurney, and Panos M. Pardalos has been published. Photos of the book's arrival have been posted.

December 15, 2016

The Downloadable Articles page was updated.

December 13, 2016

The Media page was updated.

December 11, 2016

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

December 3, 2016

Photos from the UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter Seminar by Professor Joe Sarkis of WPI have been posted.

November 30, 2016

The Media page was updated.

November 25, 2016

We are delighted to announce that the book, Dynamics of Disasters - Key Concepts, Models, Algorithms, and Insights, edited by Professors Illias S. Kotsireas, Anna Nagurney, and Panos M. Pardalos, published by Springer International Publishing Switzerland, has been published and is available in electronic form.

The Downloadable Articles and About the Director pages have been updated.

November 18, 2016

Photos from the 2016 INFORMS Annual Meeting, held this past week in Nashville, TN, have been posted.

November 11, 2016

The Center Director and Center Associates are looking forward to the 2016 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN, next week to learn about new research, to see friends, and to renew acquaintances. Sildes of the presentations of the Center Director and several Center Associates have been added to Visuals.

November 6, 2016

Professor Anna Nagurney's Plenary Talk, Game Theory Models of Cybercrime and Cybersecurity Investments Under Network Vulnerability, at GameSec 2016 - Conference on Decision and Game Theory in Security on November 3, 2016, was added to the site. Photos from the conference were also posted.

October 29, 2016

Congratulations to the UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter! It has been notified by INFORMS that it will be receiving the Cum Laude Award at the Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee in November. This is the 11th award in as many years that this student chapter has received from INFORMS for its activities. The Center Director Professor Anna Nagurney hs been the chapter's Faculty Advisor since this chapter's inception in 2004. INFORMS began recognizing student chapters in 2006 and the UMass Amherst Student Chapter has always received an award. Kudos to the chapter's officers and member, both past and present!

The Conferences page was updated.

October 22, 2016

The Fall 2016 Issue of The Supernetwork Sentinel is now online.

October 21, 2016

The Media page was updated to include an news release on Professor Anna Nagurney's Plenary Talk at GameSec 2016, Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security. The Photos page was also updated.

October 17, 2016

The publication status of several articles was updated.

October 15, 2016

Photos from the UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter Panel Discussion, How to be a sane and successful grad student: From managing coursework to job talks, were added to the site.

October 12, 2016

The Media page was updated.

October 5, 2016

The Conferences page was updated.

September 28, 2016

Congratulations to the Center Director, Professor Anna Nagurney, who will receive the INFORMS Volunteer Service Award at the Distinguished level at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN in November.

Congratulations, also, to Doctoral Center Associate Shivani Shukla on being selected to attend the INFORMS Doctoral Colloquium, also at the INFORMS National Meeting.

September 23, 2016

The Network Classics and Conferences pages were updated.

September 16, 2016

The Conferences page was updated.

September 9, 2016

The Conferences page was updated.

September 7, 2016

We are pleased to announce that the article, A Generalized Nash Equilibrium Network Model for Post-Disaster Humanitarian Relief, by Professor Anna Nagurney, Emilio Alvarez Flores, and Professor Ceren Soylu, will be the lead article in the November 2016 issue of Transportation Research E.

September 4, 2016

We wish everyone a great start to the Academic Year!

August 31, 2016

A link to EPL (Europhysics Letters) was added to Journals.

August 27, 2016

The Media page was updated.

August 25, 2016

The article, A Generalized Nash Equilibrium Network Model for Post-Disaster Humanitarian Relief, by Professor Anna Nagurney, Emilio Alvarez Flores, and Professor Ceren Soylu, has been accepted for publication in Transportation Research E.

August 23, 2016

We are pleased to report that the article, Physical Proof of the Occurrence of the Braess Paradox in Electrical Circuits, by Professors Ladimer S. Nagurney and Anna Nagurney, has been published in EPL (Europhysics Letters) 115 (2016) 28004.

August 16, 2016

The Supernetworks Laboratory for Computation and Visualization page has been updated.

August 14, 2016

We have updated the Center Associates pages.

August 12, 2016

Congratulations to Doctoral Student Center Associate Sara Saberi who today successfully defended her doctoral dissertation with a concentration in Management Science at the Isenberg School of Management. The Center Director Professor Anna Nagurney chaired Sara's doctoral dissertation. Sara is now an Assistant Professor at the Foisie School of Business at Worcester Polytechinc Institute (WPI) in Massachusetts. Sara is Professor Nagurney's 19th PhD student. Her presentation and photos from the defense are on the site.

August 10, 2016

The About the Director page was updated. Introduction to the Volume: Dynamics of Disasters: Key Concepts, Models, Algorithms, and Insights, by Professors Ilias S. Kotsireas, Anna Nagurney, and Panos M. Pardalos was added to the site.

August 6, 2016

Publication information for Downloadable Articles has been updated.

August 1, 2016

We are pleased to report that the article, Physical Proof of the Occurrence of the Braess Paradox in Electrical Circuits, by Professors Ladimer S. Nagurney and Anna Nagurney, has been accepted for publication in EPL (Europhysics Letters).

July 24, 2016

The Conferences page has been updated with conferences during the 2016-2017 Academic Year and Summer 2017.

July 19, 2016

The Media page was updated.

July 16, 2016

Photos from the Center Director Professor Anna Nagurney's Visiting Fellowship at All Souls College, University of Oxford, during Trinity Term 2016 have been added to the site.

July 13, 2016

Photos from the 28th European Conference on Operational Research (EURO16), Poznan, Poland, July 3-6, 2016, were added to the site.

July 11, 2016

The Summer 2016 Issue of The Supernetwork Sentinel is now online.

July 7, 2016

Professor Anna Nagurney, the Center Director, thanks the organizers of EURO 2016 in Poznan, Poland for organizing such a wonderful conference. It was great to see Operations Researchers from around the globe and Center Associates Professors Patrizia Danele, Dmytro Matsypura, Ladimer Nagurney, and Tina Wakolbinger there.

July 1, 2016

Photos from Professor Anna Nagurney's seminar on Disaster Relief at Lancaster University, the 50th Aniversary Celebration of the All Souls College Visiting Fellowship Program and the University of Oxford Encaenia Ceremony were added to the site.

June 30, 2016

The Center Director and Center Associates will present several papers at the 28th European Conference on Operational Research (EURO16) which will be held in Poznan, Poland, July 3-6, 2016. The presentations include: Competitive Food Supply Chain Networks with Application to Fresh Produce, Physical Proof of the Occurrence of the Braess Paradox in Electrical Circuits, A Supply Chain Network Game Theory Model of Cybersecurity Investments with Nonlinear Budget Constraints, and Freight Service Provision for Disaster Relief: A Competitive Network Model with Computations.

June 29, 2016

Professors Anna Nagurney and Ladimer Nagurney wrote a commentary on the British referendum to leave the Eurpoean Union, Why we are stronger together, published in the Daily Hampshire Gazette on June 27, 2016.

June 26, 2016

Slides for Professor Anna Nagurney's Lancaster (UK) Business School seminar have been posted.

June 25, 2016

Professor Anna Nagurney will be delivering a seminar, Disaster Relief Supply Chains: Network Models, Algorithm, and Case Studies, at Lancaster University (UK) Business School on June 28, 2016.

June 23, 2016

The article, Cybersecurity Investments with Nonlinear Budget Constraints: Analysis of the Marginal Expected Utilities, by Profesors Patrizia Daniele, Antonino Maugeri, and Anna Nagurney, an invited paper for Operations Research, Engineering, and Cyber Security: Trends in Applied Mathematics and Technology, T.M. Rassias and N.J. Daras, Editors, Springer, has been added to the site.

June 16, 2016

Photos from Professor Anna Nagurney's Seminar at Imperial College and the dinner with Center Associate Dr. Stavros Siokos on June 9, 2016, were added to the site.

June 11, 2016

Professor Anna Nagurney was quoted in an article, Cyber ransoms are 'fastest-growing threat' expert warns, published in the Waterloo (Canada) Record on June 8, 2016.

June 8, 2016

The Center Director, Professor Anna Nagurney, is looking forward to delivering her seminar, Supply Chain Networks Against Time: From Food to Pharma, at Imperial College, London on June 9, 2016.

June 2, 2016

The book, Competing on Supply Chain Quality: A Network Economics Perspective, by Professors Anna Nagurney and Dong Li has been published and is available from Springer.

May 31, 2016

Professor Anna Nagurney will be delivering the Imperial College - University College London Center for Transport Studies Seminar, Supply Chain Networks Against Time: From Food to Pharma, on June 9, 2016.

May 25, 2016

Professor Anna Nagurney participation, as a faculty contributor, to the $4.2 Million Scholarships for Service grant, received by UMass Amherst to train the Next National Cybersecurity Workforce, was reported in the CICS Significant Bits, Spring 2016 issue.

May 23, 2016

The article, A Layered Protocol Architecture for Scalable Innovation and Identification of Network Economic Synergies in the Internet of Things, by Professors Tilman Wolf and Anna Nagurney, published in the Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE First International Conference on Internet-of-Things Design and Implementation (IoTDI), is available through IEEE Xplore.

May 15, 2016

Photos from The Responsible Business Forum, held at the Said Business School of Oxford University on May 13-14, 2016, were added to the site.

May 11, 2016

Professor Anna Nagurney's YINS Distinguished Lecture, Supply Chain Networks Against Time: From Food to Pharma, at the Yale Institute for Network Science on February 17, 2016 is now available on YouTube.

The Media page was updated.

May 10, 2016

Photos from the 27th Annual POMS Conference, May 6-9, 2016 in Orlando, Florida, have been posted.

May 7, 2016

Congratulations to Center Associate Professor Dong (Michelle) Li who received her Ph.D. Diploma at the UMass Amherst Graduate Commencement Ceremony yesterday. Photos from the ceremony have been posted.

May 6, 2016

The presentation, A Supply Chain Game Theory Framework for Cybersecurity Investments Under Network Vulnerability, by Professors Anna Nagurney and Ladimer S. Nagurney and Doctoral Student Center Associate Shivani Shukla, prepared for the POMS Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, May 6-9, 2016, has been added to the site.

Photos from the Professor Anna Nagurney's visit to the Oxford Maths Institute have been posted.

May 4, 2016

The Center Director, Professor Anna Nagurney, has begun her Visiting Fellowship at All Souls College at the University of Oxford, England. The experience is extraordinary as well as the hospitality extended to her.

April 30, 2016

Photos from the UMass Undergraduate Research Conference, the INFORMS Student Chapter End-of-Semester Party, and the Spring 2016 New England Secuirty Day have been posted.

April 26, 2016

Photos from the Waterloo Analytics Day have been posted.

April 25, 2016

The presentation, Multifirm Models of Cybersecurity Investment Competition vs. Cooperation and Network Vulnerability, by Professor Anna Nagurney and Doctoral Student Center Associate Shivani Shukla, prepared for the Spring 2016 New England Security Day to be held at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, on April 28, 2016, has been added to the site.

April 19, 2016

Congratulations to Doctoral Student Center Associate Shivani Shukla, who has been accepted to the POMS Doctoral Consortium at the POMS Annual Meeting in May. Also, we are delighted to announce that the paper, A Supply Chain Network Game Theory Model of Cybersecurity Investments with Nonlinear Budget Constraints, Anna Nagurney, Patrizia Daniele, and Shivani Shukla, has been accepted for publication in the Annals of Operations Research.

April 17, 2016

On April 14, 2016, Center Associate Professor Ladimer S. Nagurney gave a guest lecture on Disaster Communications in Professor Anna Nagurney's Humanitarian Logistics and Healthcare course at the Isenberg School of Management. The Center Director thanks him for the very informative presentation.

April 13, 2016

The Conferences page has been updated. We are looking forward to many great events.

April 11, 2016

Photos from Professor Anna Nagurney's seminar at the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University have been posted.

April 8, 2016

Professor Anna Nagurney's RENeW blog was chosen as one of the Best Business Professor Blogs for Practical Results by CreditDonkey.com.

April 6, 2016

Slides from the Invited Presentation, A Layered Protocol Architecture for Scalable Innovation and Identification of Network Economic Synergies in the Internet of Things, by Professors Tilman Wolf and Anna Nagurney, presented at the 1st IEEE International Conference on the Internet of Things Design and Implementation in Berlin, Germany on April 6, 2016 have been posted.

April 1, 2016

The Center Director will be speaking on cybersecurity at the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University on April 4, 2016.

March 28, 2016

Photos from the UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter Seminar, A Two-Stage Stochastic Shift Scheduling Model for Cybersecurity Workforce Optimization with On Call Options, by Dr. Les Servi, MITRE Corporation have been posted.

The Winter 2016 Issue of The Supernetwork Sentinel is now online.

March 26, 2016

Photos from Lt. Col. James Bishop's visit to Professor Anna Nagurney's Humanitarian Logistics class and from the Celebration in honor of Professor John Collura have been posted.

March 20, 2016

We are delighted to welcome Isenberg School of Management PhD student in Management Science, Deniz Besik, as the newest Doctoral Student Center Associate.

March 18, 2016

Photos from Professor Anna Nagurney's seminar at MITRE Corporation, Bedford, MA, on March 14, 2016 have been posted.

March 13, 2016

Photos from the visit by Rasmus Dahlberg of the University of Copenhagen to UMass and Professor Nagurney's Seminar at the University of Buffalo have been added to the site. Professor Nagurney thanks Professor Chase Murray at the University of Buffalo and its Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering for the great hospitality!

March 12, 2016

Announcements of Professor Anna Nagurney's seminars at the University of Buffalo on March 11, 2016 and at MITRE Corporation on March 14, 2016 were added to Media.

March 6, 2016

A Letter to the Editor, Lessons in managing life and death situations, by Professor Anna Nagurney was published in the Daily Hampshire Gazette on March 2, 2016.

March 5, 2016

Photos from the UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter Seminar, Community Based Operations Research: Data Analytics and Decision Modeling for Community Development and Social Change, by Professor Michael Johnson, UMass Boston, have been posted.

March 4, 2016

On March 11, 2016, Professor Anna Nagurney will be speaking in the Praxair Seminar Series at the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Buffalo.

February 27, 2016

The Downloadable Articles page was updated.

February 20, 2016

Photos from the UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter Seminar by Dr. Renee Pratt, Information Technologies in Healthcare: Innovation, Implementation, and Interoperability, on February 19, 2016 were posted.

February 18, 2016

On February 17, 2016, Professor Anna Nagurney delivered a Distinguished Lecture at the Yale Institute for Network Science (YINS) entitled Supply Chain Networks Against Time: From Food to Pharma. Photos from the visit have been posted. She thanks the YINS Co-Directors: Professor Nicholas A. Christakis and Professor Daniel Spielman for the wonderful hospitality extendd to her and also acknowledges the INFORMS President, Professor Ed Kaplan, who introduced her at her lecture.

February 14, 2016

We are delighted to announce that the invited paper, A Layered Protocol Architecture for Scalable Innovation and Identification of Network Economic Synergies in the Internet of Things, by Professors Tilman Wolf and Anna Nagurney, will be presented at the 1st IEEE International Conference on the Internet of Things in Berlin, Germany, April 4-8, 2016. This work was supported by their NSF EAGER grant.

February 10, 2016

The February 2016 issue of ORMS Today reported the UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter's Summa Cum Laude Award and Michael Prokle's Judith Liebman Award.

February 6, 2016

The Center Director and Center Associates congratulate Doctoral Student Center Associate Sara Saberi who has accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professorship offer from the Robert A. Foisie School of Business at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Massachusetts. She will be joining the WPI faculty in the Fall 2016 semester.

February 1, 2016

The Media page has been updated.

January 27, 2016

The Center Director, Professor Anna Nagurney, is a contributing faculty member to the CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (SFS) program to train the next national cybersecurity workforce funded by a $4.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to UMass Amherst.

January 25, 2016

The Center Director Professor Anna Nagurney congratulates the authors and co-authors of the 12 most impactful papers published in the INFORMS journal Transportation Science in the last 50 years. One of the papers is the classic paper, Traffic Equilibrium and Variational Inequalities, written by the Director's dissertation advisor, Professor Stella Dafermos. She has written a blogpost, The Most Impactful Papers in Transportation Science in 50 Years - A Walk Down Memory Lane, expanding on the impacts of these papers from a personal perspective.

January 21, 2016

Professor Anna Nagurney's election as a Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford University, United Kingdom, for the 2016 Trinity Term, was reported Inside UMass.

January 16, 2016

On February 17, 2016, Professor Anna Nagurney will deliver a Distinguished Lecture at the Yale Institute for Network Science.

January 15, 2015

The article, Freight Service Provision for Disaster Relief: A Competitive Network Model with Computations, by Professor Anna Nagurney will appear in Dynamics of Disasters, I.S. Kotsireas, A. Nagurney, and P.M. Pardalos, Eds., Springer International Publishing Switzerland.

January 7, 2016

The article, A Supply Chain Network Game Theory Model of Cybersecurity Investments with Nonlinear Budget Constraints, by Professors Anna Nagurney and Patrizia Daniele and Shivani Shukla was added to the site.

January 1, 2016

We have updated the Friends of the Center page to include those who have supported the Center during the past year and recognize those who have received promotions, changed affiliations, etc.

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