Neng Fan
 Associate Professor, Systems and Industrial Engineering
 Associate Professor, Applied Mathematics  GIDP
 Associate Professor, StatisticsGIDP
 (520) 6216557
 Engineering, Rm. 312
 Tucson, AZ 85721
 nfan@email.arizona.edu
Biography
Dr. Neng Fan is an associate professor at Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering, and also a member of Statistics Graduate Interdisciplinary Program (GIDP), and Applied Math GIDP at the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona. He received his bachelor degree in computational mathematics from Wuhan University in China, and master degree in applied mathematics from Nankai University in China. He also received his master and PhD degrees from Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at University of Florida. Before joining UA, he worked in Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico and Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico. His research focuses on development of various optimization methodologies, and their applications in energy systems, renewable energy integration, healthcare, sustainable agriculture, and data analytics. His work has been supported by National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy, US Department of Agriculture, and local industrials.
Degrees
 Ph.D. Industrial and Systems Engineering
 University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States
 Combinatorial and Nonlinear Optimization Methods with Applications in Data Clustering, Biclustering and Power Systems
Interests
Research
(1) Methodologies in Optimization: Integer programming, combinatorial optimization, stochastic programming, robust optimization, multilevel programming, largescale optimization; (2) Applied Operations Research: energy systems, water systems, renewable energy integration, interdependent infrastructures, healthcare, sustainable agriculture; (3) Data Analytics: data mining, machine learning, highdimensional data with uncertainties
Teaching
Optimization, Operations Research, Probability, Statistics, Data Analytics, Machine Learning
Courses
202021 Courses

Deterministic Oper Rsrch
SIE 340 (Fall 2020) 
Dissertation
SIE 920 (Fall 2020) 
Intro SIE Mth:Linear Prg
SIE 500C (Fall 2020) 
Research
SIE 900 (Fall 2020)
201920 Courses

Deterministic Oper Rsrch
SIE 340 (Summer I 2020) 
Deterministic Oper Rsrch
SIE 340 (Spring 2020) 
Dissertation
SIE 920 (Spring 2020) 
Intro SIE Mth:Linear Prg
SIE 500C (Spring 2020) 
Research
SIE 900 (Spring 2020) 
Survey Optimization Meth
SIE 440 (Spring 2020) 
Survey Optimization Meth
SIE 540 (Spring 2020) 
Deterministic Oper Rsrch
SIE 340 (Fall 2019) 
Dissertation
SIE 920 (Fall 2019) 
Intro SIE Mth:Linear Prg
SIE 500C (Fall 2019)
201819 Courses

Dissertation
SIE 920 (Spring 2019) 
Internship
SIE 593 (Spring 2019) 
Master's Report
SIE 909 (Spring 2019) 
Nonlinear Optimization
SIE 645 (Spring 2019) 
Thesis
STAT 910 (Spring 2019) 
Deterministic Oper Rsrch
SIE 340 (Fall 2018) 
Dissertation
MATH 920 (Fall 2018) 
Dissertation
SIE 920 (Fall 2018) 
Intro SIE Mth:Linear Prg
SIE 500C (Fall 2018)
201718 Courses

Dissertation
MATH 920 (Spring 2018) 
Dissertation
SIE 920 (Spring 2018) 
Master's Report
SIE 909 (Spring 2018) 
Research
SIE 900 (Spring 2018) 
Survey Optimization Meth
SIE 440 (Spring 2018) 
Survey Optimization Meth
SIE 540 (Spring 2018) 
Deterministic Oper Rsrch
SIE 340 (Fall 2017) 
Dissertation
MATH 920 (Fall 2017) 
Dissertation
SIE 920 (Fall 2017) 
Intro SIE Mth:Linear Prg
SIE 500C (Fall 2017) 
Master's Report
SIE 909 (Fall 2017) 
Research
SIE 900 (Fall 2017)
201617 Courses

Master's Report
SIE 909 (Summer I 2017) 
Research
SIE 900 (Summer I 2017) 
Dissertation
MATH 920 (Spring 2017) 
Dissertation
SIE 920 (Spring 2017) 
Integer + Comb Optimiz
SIE 644 (Spring 2017) 
Master's Report
SIE 909 (Spring 2017) 
Research
SIE 900 (Spring 2017) 
Survey Optimization Meth
SIE 440 (Spring 2017) 
Survey Optimization Meth
SIE 540 (Spring 2017) 
Deterministic Oper Rsrch
SIE 340 (Fall 2016) 
Dissertation
SIE 920 (Fall 2016) 
Intro SIE Mth:Linear Prg
SIE 500C (Fall 2016) 
Master's Report
SIE 909 (Fall 2016) 
Research
SIE 900 (Fall 2016) 
Thesis
SIE 910 (Fall 2016)
201516 Courses

Survey Optimization Meth
SIE 440 (Spring 2016) 
Survey Optimization Meth
SIE 540 (Spring 2016) 
Thesis
SIE 910 (Spring 2016)
Scholarly Contributions
Journals/Publications
 Karimi, S., Liao, H., & Fan, N. (2020). Flexible methods for reliability estimation using aggregate failuretime data. IISE Transactions. doi:10.1080/24725854.2020.1746869
 Ruiz Duarte, J., Fan, N., & Jin, T. (2020). Multiprocess production scheduling with variable renewable integration and demand response. European Journal of Operational Research, 281(1), 186200. doi:10.1016/j.ejor.2019.08.017
 Sproul, E., Summers, H., Seavert, C., Robbs, J., Khanal, S., Mealing, V., Landies, A., Fan, N., Sun, O., & Quinn, J. (2020). Integrated technoeconomic and environmental analysis of guayule rubber production. Journal of Cleaner Production, 273, 122811.
 Sun, O., & Fan, N. (2020). A review on optimization methods for biomass supply chain: models and algorithms, sustainable issues, challenges and opportunities. Process Integration and Optimization for Sustainability, 4, 203226. doi:10.1007/s41660020001089
 Gu, W., Fan, N., & Liao, H. (2019). Evaluating readmission rates and discharge planning by analyzing the lengthofstay of patients. Annals of Operations Research, 276(12), 89108. doi:10.1007/s1047901829571
 Ruiz Duarte, J., & Fan, N. (2019). Operations of a microgrid with renewable energy integration and line switching. Energy Systems, 10(2), 247272. doi:10.1007/s1266701802868
 Sun, O., & Fan, N. (2019). Solving multistage PMU placement problem by integer programming and equivalent network design model. Journal of Global Optimization, 74(3), 477493. doi:10.1007/s1089801806728
 Sun, O., & Fan, N. (2019). The probabilistic and reliable connected power dominating set problems. Optimization Letters, 13(5), 11891206. doi:10.1007/s1159001813396
 Wang, X., Fan, N., & Pardalos, P. M. (2018). Robust chanceconstrained support vector machines with secondorder moment information. Annals of Operations Research, 263(12), 4568. doi:10.1007/s1047901520396
 Chen, R. L., Fan, N., Pinar, A., & Watson, J. (2017). Contingencyconstrained unit commitment with postcontingency corrective recourse. Annals of Operations Research, 249(1), 381407. doi:10.1007/s104790141760x
 Golari, M., Fan, N., & Jin, T. (2017). Multistage stochastic optimization for productioninventory planning with intermittent renewable energy. Production and Operations Management, 26(3), 409425. doi:10.1111/poms.12657
 Golari, M., Fan, N., & Wang, J. (2017). Largescale stochastic power grid islanding operations by line switching and controlled load shedding. Energy Systems, 8(3), 601–621. doi:10.1007/s1266701602157
 Guo, Z., Chen, R., Fan, N., & Watson, J. (2017). Contingencyconstrained unit commitment with intervening time for system adjustments. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 32(4), 30493059. doi:10.1109/TPWRS.2016.2612680
 Wang, X., Fan, N., & Pardalos, P. M. (2017). Stochastic subgradient descent method for largescale robust chanceconstrained support vector machines. Optimization Letters, 11(5), 1013–1024. doi:10.1007/s1159001610264
 Zhang, P., & Fan, N. (2017). Analysis of budget for interdiction on multicommodity network flows. Journal of Global Optimization, 67(3), 495525. doi:10.1007/s1089801604228
 Zhang, P., Fan, N., & Liu, W. (2017). Mixed integer programming with dosevolume constraints in intensitymodulated proton therapy. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, 18(5), 29–35. doi:10.1002/acm2.12130
 Dabkowski, M., Fan, N., & Breiger, R. (2016). Exploratory blockmodeling for onemode, unsigned, deterministic networks using integer programming and structural equivalence. Social Networks, 47, 93106.
 Sadeghi, E., & Fan, N. (2016). On the minimumcost lambdaedgeconnected ksubgraph problem. Computational Management Science, 13(4), 571–596. doi:10.1007/s1028701602607
 Fan, N., & Watson, J. (2015). On integer programming models for the multichannel PMU placement problem and their solution. Energy Systems, 6(1), 119.
 Chen, R. L., Cohn, A., Fan, N., & Pinar, A. (2014). Contingencyrisk informed power system design. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 29(5), 20872096.
 Golari, M., Fan, N., & Wang, J. (2014). Twostage stochastic optimal islanding operations under severe multiple contingencies in power grids. Electric Power Systems Research, 114, 6877.
 Huang, Y., Zheng, Q. P., Fan, N., & Aminian, K. (2014). Optimal scheduling for enhanced coal bed methane production through CO 2 injection. Applied Energy, 113, 14751483.
 Fan, N., & Pardalos, P. M. (2012). Multiway clustering and biclustering by the Ratio cut and Normalized cut in graphs. Journal of combinatorial optimization, 23(2), 224251.
 Fan, N., Izraelevitz, D., Pan, F., Pardalos, P. M., & Wang, J. (2012). A mixed integer programming approach for optimal power grid intentional islanding. Energy Systems, 3(1), 7793.
 Fan, N., Zheng, Q. P., & Pardalos, P. M. (2012). Robust optimization of graph partitioning involving interval uncertainty. Theoretical Computer Science, 447, 5361.
 Liu, H., Fan, N., & Pardalos, P. M. (2012). Generalized lagrange function and generalized weak saddle points for a class of multiobjective fractional optimal control problems. Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 154(2), 370381.
 Fan, N., & Pardalos, P. M. (2011). A rearrangement of adjacency matrix based approach for solving the crossing minimization problem. Journal of combinatorial optimization, 22(4), 747762.
 Fan, N., Xu, H., Pan, F., & Pardalos, P. M. (2011). Economic analysis of the N k power grid contingency selection and evaluation by graph algorithms and interdiction methods. Energy Systems, 2(34), 313324.
 Fan, N., & Pardalos, P. M. (2010). Linear and quadratic programming approaches for the general graph partitioning problem. Journal of Global Optimization, 48(1), 5771.
Proceedings Publications
 Zuniga Vazquez, D., Ruiz Duarte, J., Fan, N., Qiu, F., & Wang, J. (2020, Feb). Reliable power grid expansion considering N11 contingencies. In IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference.
 Ruiz Duarte, J. L., Hou, S., & Fan, N. (2019, May). Waterconstrained optimal operations of power grid with renewable integration. In Proceedings of the 2019 IISE Annual Conference.
 Zuniga Vazquez, D. A., & Fan, N. (2019, Oct). Twostage stochastic power grid expansion considering multiple N11 contingencies. In Proceedings of 51st North American Power Symposium.
 Hou, S., & Fan, N. (2018, May). Optimal operations and scheduling of water pump stations considering energy consumption. In Proceedings of the 2018 IISE Annual Conference, 20562061.
 Fan, N., & Golari, M. (2014). Integer programming formulations for minimum spanning forests and connected components in sparse graphs. In International Conference on Combinatorial Optimization and Applications.
 Fan, N., Sadeghi, E., & Pardalos, P. M. (2014). Robust support vector machines with polyhedral uncertainty of the input data. In International Conference on Learning and Intelligent Optimization.
 Fan, N., & Watson, J. (2012). Solving the connected dominating set problem and power dominating set problem by integer programming. In International Conference on Combinatorial Optimization and Applications.
 Fan, N., Chen, R., & Watson, J. (2012). N11 contingencyconstrained optimal power flow by interdiction methods. In 2012 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting.
 Fan, N., & Pan, F. (2011). Locating phasor measurements and detecting cutset angles in power systems. In Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT), 2011 IEEE PES.
 Fan, N., Zheng, Q. P., & Pardalos, P. M. (2011). On the twostage stochastic graph partitioning problem. In International Conference on Combinatorial Optimization and Applications.
 Fan, N., & Pardalos, P. M. (2010). Robust optimization of graph partitioning and critical node detection in analyzing networks. In International Conference on Combinatorial Optimization and Applications.