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Houshang Darabi


Houshang Darabi is currently an Assistant Professor with the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago. Houshang received his Ph.D. degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, in 2000. His research interests include the application of discrete-event systems control theory in modeling and analysis of service and manufacturing systems, computer-integrated manufacturing, supply chain networks, and manufacturing information systems. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Commerce, Motorola Inc., and several other agencies. He has published in different prestigious journals and has presented his research in national and international conferences. Houshang is a senior member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), a member of the Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society (ISA), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).


Supply chain networks, Radio Frequency and Identification (RFID) systems, health care resource management of mass casualty events, real time monitoring and control of agent based supply chain systems, supervisory control and data acquisition systems, and programmable logic controllers.

Representative Publications

Houshang Darabi, Mohsen Jafari and Shomit Manapure. Finite Automata Decomposition for Flexible Manufacturing Systems Control and Scheduling. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetic- Part C, 33(2), 2003.

J. Liu, and H. Darabi. Control Reconfiguration of Discrete Event System Controllers with Partial Observation. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics- Part B, 34 (6), 2004.

Houshang Darabi. Finite automata modeling and analysis of workflow management systems. International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 1 (4), 2006.

Andreas Schaller, Lusine Baghdasaryan, Francesca Ruffolo, and Houshang Darabi. Experience and Challenges in Creating Mathematical Models that Facilitates Simultaneous Product and Supply Chain Design. Proceedings of the Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference. May 2005.

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