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Scholarly Works

Ruben Proano
Assistant Professor

2013 Submissions

Published Conference Proceedings

Schmoke, Timothy and Ruben A Proano. "Mitigating Subjectivity in Multi-attribute Group-decision Making Problems." Proceedings of the 2013 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, May 2013, San Juan. Ed. A. Krisnamurthy and W.K.V Chan. San Juan, Puerto Rico: n.p., Print. *

Tolentino-Pena, Manuel, Ruben A. Proano, and Michael Kuhl. "Optimization of Inpatient Hemodialysis Scheduling Considering Efficiency and Treatment Delays." Proceedings of the 2013 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, May 2013, San Juan. Ed. A. Krisnamurthy and W.K.V Chan. San Juan, Puerto Rico: n.p., Print. «

Invited Presentations/Keynotes

Proano, Ruben A. "Making Vaccines More Affordable and Profitable." IE Graduate Seminar. University of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, PA. 5 Dec. 2013. Guest Lecture.

Proano, Ruben A. and Michael Kuhl. "Reducing a Wasteful Shuffle of Paitents: An Optimization Based Approach to Hospital Bed Assignments." LMI Speaker Series. Logistics Management Institute. Washington, DC. 4 Oct. 2013. Keynote Speech. ≠

Proano, Ruben A. "Generating Better Inpatient Dialysis Schedules." INFORMS Annual Meeting. INFORMS. Minneapolis, Minnesotta. 6 Oct. 2013. Conference Presentation.

Proano, Ruben A. "Vaccine Prioritization: A Multi-attribute Group Decision Making Problem with Heterogenous Information." INFORMS Healthcare. INFORMS. Chicago, ILLINOIS. 23 Jun. 2013. Conference Presentation.

2012 Submissions

Journal Paper

Dhamodharan, A and Ruben A Proano. "Determining the Optimal Vaccine Vial Size in Developing Countries: A Monte Carlo Simulation Approach." Healthcare Management Science 15. (2012): 188-196. Print. *

Published Conference Proceedings

Lehrman, M T, C O Alm, and R A Proano. "Detecting Distressed and Non-distressed Affect States in Short Forum Text." Proceedings of the 2012 Workshop on Language in Social Media (LSM 2012). Ed. Meena Nagarajan. Montreal, Canada: n.p., 2012. Print. *

Cignarale, C and R.A Proano. "Optimizing Patient-to-bed Assignments Under Isolation Requirements." Proceedings of the 2012 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference. Ed. Bill Gibbs. Orlando, FL: ISERC, 2012. Print. *

Esterman, M, et al. "Design for Assembly Line Performance: The Link Between DFA and Line Performance Metrics." Proceedings of the 2012 International Forum on Design for Manufacture and Assembly. Ed. Unknown. Providence, R.I.: n.p., 2012. Web.

Invited Presentations/Keynotes

Proano, R.A. "Uso De Optimización Para Facilitar La Hospitalización De Pacientes Bajo Restricciones De Aislamiento." Universidad San Francisco de Quito. Universidad San Francisco de Quito. Quito, Ecuador. 17 Aug. 2012. Guest Lecture.

Proano, R. A. "Vaccines: Challenges and Opportunities for Operations Research." Research Symposium on Health and Medical Systems. University at Buffalo. Buffalo, NY. 15 Mar. 2012. Lecture.

Proano, R. A. "Using Mathematical Modeling to Make Combination Vaccines More Affordable and Profitable." Phacilitate Vaccine Forum 2012. Phacilitate. Washington, D.C. 15 Jan. 2012. Lecture.

2011 Submissions

Journal Paper

Proano, Ruben A., Sheldon H. Jacobson, and Wembo Zhang. "Making Combination Vaccines More Accessible to Low-income Countries: The Antigen Bundle Pricing Problem." Omega 40. 1 (2012): 53-64. Print. «

Proano, Ruben A., Sheldon H. Jacobson, and Janet A. Jokela. "Response to Modeling the National Pediatric Vaccine Stockpile: Supply Shortages, Health Impacts and Cost Consequences." Vaccine 29. 4 (2011): 615-615. Print. *

Published Conference Proceedings

Dhamodharan, Aswin, Ruben A. Proano, and Kumar Seshavadhani. "A Stochastic Approach to Determine the Optimal Vaccine Vial Size." Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference. Ed. T. Doolen and E. Van Aken. Reno, NV: n.p., 2011. Web. *

Kotagiri, Rohita, Ruben A. Proano, and Michael Kuhl. "Vaccine Vendor Managed Inventory: The Effect of Using Birth Forecast." Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference. Ed. T. Doolen and E. Van Aken. Reno, NV: n.p., 2011. Web. *

Pommier, Mauricio and Ruben A. Proano. "Dynamic Pricing Strategy to Optimally Allocate Vaccines." Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference. Ed. T. Doolen and E. Van Aken. Reno, NV: n.p., 2011. Web. *

Invited Presentations/Keynotes

Proano, Ruben A. "Modeling Approaches in Prioritizing Vaccine Development Projects." Approaches to Prioritizing New Preventive Vaccines. Institute of Medicine. The National Academies, Washington, DC. 3 May 2011. Address. £

Proano, Ruben A. "An OR Based Price Discrimination Approach to Improve Vaccine Access." Department of Industrial Engineering Seminar Series. University of Buffalo. Bell Hall, Buffalo, NY. 21 Jan. 2011. Guest Lecture. ∆

Proano, Ruben A. "Determining the Optimal Vaccine Subsidy: An OR Approach." INFORMS Healthcare. Institue of Operations Research and Management Science, McGill University. Hilton Montreal Bonaventure, Montreal, Canada. 21 Jun. 2011. Conference Presentation. ∆ ˜

Proano, Ruben A. "Determining the Best Vaccine Vial Size: A Stochastic Approach." INFORMS Annual Meeting. Institue of Operations Research and Management Science. Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, NC. 15 Nov. 2011. Conference Presentation. ∆

2010 Submissions

Published Article

Proano, Ruben A., Sheldon H. Jacobson, and Janet A. Jokela. “A multi-attribute approach for setting pediatric vaccine stockpiles.” Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization, 6.4 (2010): 709-727. Print. ≠ «

Formal Presentation

Proano, Ruben A. “Spreading the Cure: Making Combination Vaccines More Accessible to Low-Income Countries”. United Nations. United Nations Headquarters, NY. 29 October 2010. Presentation. †

Proano, Ruben A., Wenbo Zhang, and Sheldon H. Jacobson. “Making Combination vaccines more affordable: Determining the optimal subsidy.” INFORMS. Austin, TX. 7-10 Nov. 2010. Presentation. †

Dhamodharan, Aswin, and Ruben A. Proano. “Determining the Optimal Vaccine Vial Size.” INFORMS. Austin, TX. 7-10 Nov. 2010. Presentation. †

Proano, Ruben A., Sheldon H. Jacobson, and Wenbo Zhang. “Making combination vaccines more accessible to low-income countries.” ALIO-INFORMS. Buenos Aires, Argentina. 9 June 2010. Presentation. †

Proano, Ruben A. “Optimal Scheduling of Dialysis Procedures.” INFORMS. Austin, TX. 7-10 Nov. 2010. Presentation.