Prof Emer. Benjamin Avi-Itzhak

Operations Research and Optimization

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Overview

Professor, Rutgers University.  (Joint:Fellow, Rutgers Center for Operations Research,Professor, Department of Management Science and Information Systems, School of Business)

Research Interests: Stochastic Models, Queueing Theory, Telecommunication Systems, Supply Chain Management, Electric Power Generation and Distribution, Shipping and Transportation.

Selected Publications

 

     "A Problem of Optimizing a Water Collecting Reservoir" (with S. Ben-Tuvia), Oper. Res., 11(1), 1963, 122-136.

     "Preemptive Repeat Priority Queues, Parts I and II", Oper. Res., 11, 1963, 597-619.

     "Car Pool Systems in Railroad Transportation-Mathematical Models" (with B.A. Ben and B.A. Powell), Management Sci., 13(9), 1967, 694-711.

     "Heavy Traffic Characteristics of a Circular Data Network", Bell System Tech. Jour.,50(8), 1971, 2521-2549.

     "Quantitative Models in Crime Control" (with R. Shinnar), The Journal of Criminal Justice, 1(3), September 1973.

    "Operating Cost Calculation of an Electric Power Generating System Under Incremental Loading Procedure" (with J. Vardi and J. Zahavi), IEEE Trans., 96(1), 1977, 285-292.

    "Processor Sharing with a Limited Number of Service Positions and Symmetric Queues" (with S. Halfin), J. App. Prob., 24, 990-1000, 1987.

    "A Sequence of Servers with Arbitrary Input and Regular Service Times Revisited" (with H. Levy), Management Science, 41, 1039-1048, 1995.

    "Strategic Equilibrium for a Pair of Competing Servers with Convex Cost and Bulking" (with D. Christ) Management Science, 48, 6, 813 – 820, 2002.

“On Measuring Fairness in Queues” (with H. Levy). Advances in Applied Probability, 36, 3, 919-936, 2004.

 

Research

Stochastic Models, Queueing Theory, Telecommunication Systems, Supply Chain Management, Electric Power Generation and Distribution, Shipping and Transportation.