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Lisa Maillart

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Professor & PhD Recruitment Coordinator
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Dr. Lisa Maillart is a Professor, PhD Student Recruitment Coordinator, and Director of the Stochastic Modeling, Analysis and Control (SMAC) Laboratory. Prior to joining the faculty at Pitt, she served on the faculty of the Department of Operations in the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. She received her M.S. and B.S. in industrial and systems engineering from Virginia Tech, and her Ph.D. in industrial and operations engineering from the University of Michigan. She also spent a year as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar and visiting faculty at the Technical University of Eindhoven. Her primary research interest is in sequential decision making under uncertainty, with applications in medical decision-making, healthcare operations, healthcare policy, and maintenance optimization. She regularly teaches IE 1070, IE 1082, IE 3094, and IE 3089.

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(2017) Fulbright U.S. Scholar (Netherlands).

(2014) Co-Advised Anahita Khojandi, INFORMS George B. Dantzig Dissertation Award runner-up.

(2009) Alan O. Plait Tutorial Excellence Award, Reliability & Maintainability Symposium.

(2006) Graduate Faculty Status Group II-T, University of Arkansas.

(2006) Best Quality & Reliability Engineering Paper of the Year, IIE Transactions.

(2005) Most Outstanding Weatherhead School of Management Junior Faculty Paper, Winner.

(2005) Co-Advised Oguzhan Alagoz, INFORMS George B. Dantzig Dissertation Award Finalist.

(2005) CASE Mather Spotlight Series Prize for Women's Scholarship, WSOM winner.

Alpha Pi Mu, Industrial Engineering Honor Society, Member.

Omega Rho, Operations Research International Honor Society, Faculty Member.

PhD, Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 2001

MS, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Operations Research Option, Virginia tech, 1997

BS, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Minor in Statistics, Virginia Tech, 1995

Sanoubar, S., He, K., Maillart, L.M., & Prokopyev, O.A. (2021). Optimal Age-Replacement in Anticipation of Time-Dependent, Unpunctual Policy Implementation. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON RELIABILITY, 70(3), 1177-1192.Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi: 10.1109/TR.2020.2980278.

Sanoubar, S., Maillart, L.M., & Prokopyev, O.A. (2021). Age-replacement policies under age-dependent replacement costs. IISE TRANSACTIONS, 53(4), 425-436.Informa UK Limited. doi: 10.1080/24725854.2020.1819580.

Nemati, S., Icten, Z.G., Maillart, L.M., & Schaefer, A.J. (2020). Mitigating Information Asymmetry in Liver Allocation. INFORMS JOURNAL ON COMPUTING, 32(2), 234-248.Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). doi: 10.1287/ijoc.2018.0874.

Abdul-Malak, D.T., Kharoufeh, J.P., & Maillart, L.M. (2019). Maintaining systems with heterogeneous spare parts. NAVAL RESEARCH LOGISTICS, 66(6), 485-501.Wiley. doi: 10.1002/nav.21864.

He, K., Maillart, L.M., & Prokopyev, O.A. (2019). Optimal sequencing of heterogeneous, non-instantaneous interventions. ANNALS OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH, 276(1-2), 109-135.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s10479-018-2813-3.

John, A., Sun, R., Maillart, L., Schaefer, A., Spence, E.H., & Perrin, M.T. (2019). Macronutrient variability in human milk from donors to a milk bank: Implications for feeding preterm infants. PLOS ONE, 14(1), e0210610.Public Library of Science (PLoS). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0210610.

Khojandi, A., Maillart, L.M., Prokopyev, O.A., Roberts, M.S., & Saba, S.F. (2018). Dynamic Abandon/Extract Decisions for Failed Cardiac Leads. MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, 64(2), 633-651.Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). doi: 10.1287/mnsc.2016.2621.

Maillart, L.M., & Mayorga, M.E. (2018). Introduction to the Special Issue on Advancing Health Services. SERVICE SCIENCE, 10(3), V-VII.Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). doi: 10.1287/serv.2018.0225.

Mofrad, M., Maillart, L.M., Norman, B.A., & Rajgopal, J. (2018). Multi-dose vial administration with non-stationary demand and delayed service. Operations Research for Health Care, 19, 66-79.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.orhc.2018.03.003.

He, K., Maillart, L.M., & Prokopyev, O.A. (2017). Optimal planning of unpunctual preventive maintenance. IISE TRANSACTIONS, 49(2), 127-143.Informa UK Limited. doi: 10.1080/0740817X.2016.1224959.

van Oosterom, C., Maillart, L.M., & Kharoufeh, J.P. (2017). Optimal Maintenance Policies for a Safety-Critical System and Its Deteriorating Sensor. NAVAL RESEARCH LOGISTICS, 64(5), 399-417.Wiley. doi: 10.1002/nav.21763.

Eckman, D.J., Maillart, L.M., & Schaefer, A.J. (2016). Optimal pinging frequencies in the search for an immobile beacon. IIE TRANSACTIONS, 48(6), 489-500.Informa UK Limited. doi: 10.1080/0740817X.2015.1110270.

Mofrad, M.H., Garcia, G.G.P., Maillart, L.M., Norman, B.A., & Rajgopal, J. (2016). Customizing immunization clinic operations to minimize open vial waste. SOCIO-ECONOMIC PLANNING SCIENCES, 54, 1-17.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.seps.2015.10.007.

He, K., Maillart, L.M., & Prokopyev, O.A. (2015). Scheduling Preventive Maintenance as a Function of an Imperfect Inspection Interval. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON RELIABILITY, 64(3), 983-997.Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi: 10.1109/TR.2015.2417153.

Khojandi, A., Maillart, L.M., & Prokopyev, O.A. (2014). Optimal planning of life-depleting maintenance activities. IIE TRANSACTIONS, 46(7), 636-652.Informa UK Limited. doi: 10.1080/0740817X.2013.849835.

Khojandi, A., Maillart, L.M., Prokopyev, O.A., Roberts, M.S., Brown, T., & Barrington, W.W. (2014). Optimal Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Generator Replacement. INFORMS JOURNAL ON COMPUTING, 26(3), 599-615.Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). doi: 10.1287/ijoc.2013.0586.

Mofrad, M.H., Maillart, L.M., Norman, B.A., & Rajgopal, J. (2014). Dynamically optimizing the administration of vaccines from multi-dose vials. IIE TRANSACTIONS, 46(7), 623-635.Informa UK Limited. doi: 10.1080/0740817X.2013.849834.

Icten, Z.G., Shechter, S.M., Maillart, L.M., & Nagarajan, M. (2013). Optimal management of a limited number of replacements under Markovian deterioration. IIE TRANSACTIONS, 45(2), 206-214.Informa UK Limited. doi: 10.1080/0740817X.2012.679349.

Sandikci, B., Maillart, L.M., Schaefer, A.J., & Roberts, M.S. (2013). Alleviating the Patient's Price of Privacy Through a Partially Observable Waiting List. MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, 59(8), 1836-1854.Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). doi: 10.1287/mnsc.1120.1671.

Batun, S., & Maillart, L.M. (2012). Reassessing Tradeoffs Inherent to Simultaneous Maintenance and Production Planning. PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT, 21(2), 396-403.Wiley. doi: 10.1111/j.1937-5956.2011.01250.x.

Maillart, L.M. (2012). Stochastic Processes with Applications to Reliability Theory. INTERFACES, 42(2), 220-221.

Ulukus, M.Y., Kharoufeh, J.P., & Maillart, L.M. (2012). OPTIMAL REPLACEMENT POLICIES UNDER ENVIRONMENT-DRIVEN DEGRADATION. PROBABILITY IN THE ENGINEERING AND INFORMATIONAL SCIENCES, 26(3), 405-424.Cambridge University Press (CUP). doi: 10.1017/S0269964812000083.

Elwany, A.H., Gebraeel, N.Z., & Maillart, L.M. (2011). Structured Replacement Policies for Components with Complex Degradation Processes and Dedicated Sensors. OPERATIONS RESEARCH, 59(3), 684-695.Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). doi: 10.1287/opre.1110.0912.

Maillart, L.M., Yeung, T.G., & Icten, Z.G. (2011). Selecting test sensitivity and specificity parameters to optimally maintain a degrading system. PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS PART O-JOURNAL OF RISK AND RELIABILITY, 225(O2), 131-139.SAGE Publications. doi: 10.1177/1748007810395667.

Nabors, S., Bountourelis, T., Schaefer, A., Luangkesorn, L., Kharoufeh, J., Maillart, L., Yang, W., & Clermont, G. (2011). Cost impact of blocking: predictability of ICU patient throughput and cost variance using process modeling. Critical Care, 15.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1186/cc9880.

Erkin, Z., Bailey, M.D., Maillart, L.M., Schaefer, A.J., & Roberts, M.S. (2010). Eliciting Patients' Revealed Preferences: An Inverse Markov Decision Process Approach. DECISION ANALYSIS, 7(4), 358-365.Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). doi: 10.1287/deca.1100.0185.

Maillart, L.M., Kamrani, A., Norman, B.A., Rajgopal, J., & Hawrylak, P.J. (2010). Optimizing RFID tag-inventorying algorithms. IIE TRANSACTIONS, 42(9), 690-702.Informa UK Limited. doi: 10.1080/07408171003705714.

Kurt, M., & Maillart, L.M. (2009). Structured replacement policies for a Markov-modulated shock model. OPERATIONS RESEARCH LETTERS, 37(4), 280-284.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.orl.2009.03.008.

Maillart, L.M., Cassady, C.R., Rainwater, C., & Schneider, K. (2009). Selective Maintenance Decision-Making Over Extended Planning Horizons. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON RELIABILITY, 58(3), 462-469.Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi: 10.1109/TR.2009.2026689.

Levesque, M., & Maillart, L.M. (2008). Business opportunity assessment with costly, imperfect information. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT, 55(2), 279-291.Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi: 10.1109/TEM.2008.919724.

Maillart, L., & Levesque, M. (2008). Business Opportunity Assessment: A POMDP Approach. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 55(2), 279-291.

Maillart, L., Ivy, J.S., Ransom, S., & Diehl, K. (2008). Assessing Dynamic Breast Cancer Screening Policies. Operations Research, 56(5), 1411-1427.

Maillart, L., Sandikci, B., Schaefer, A.J., Alagoz, O., & Roberts, M.S. (2008). Estimating the Patient's Price of Privacy in Liver Transplantation. Operations Research, 56(5), 1393-1410.

Maillart, L.M., Cassady, C.R., & Honeycutt, J. (2008). A binomial approximation of lot yield under Markov modulated Bernoulli item yield. IIE TRANSACTIONS, 40(4), 459-467.Informa UK Limited. doi: 10.1080/07408170701592507.

Maillart, L.M., Ivy, J.S., Ransom, S., & Diehl, K. (2008). Assessing Dynamic Breast Cancer Screening Policies. OPERATIONS RESEARCH, 56(6), 1411-1427.Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). doi: 10.1287/opre.1080.0614.

Alagoz, O., Maillart, L.M., Schaefer, A.J., & Roberts, M.S. (2007). Choosing among living-donor and cadaveric livers. MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, 53(11), 1702-1715.Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). doi: 10.1287/mnsc.1070.0726.

Alagoz, O., Maillart, L.M., Schaefer, A.J., & Roberts, M.S. (2007). Determining the acceptance of cadaveric livers using an implicit model of the waiting list. OPERATIONS RESEARCH, 55(1), 24-36.Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). doi: 10.1287/opre.1060.0329.

Maillart, L.M., & Zheltova, L. (2007). Structured maintenance policies on interior sample paths. NAVAL RESEARCH LOGISTICS, 54(6), 645-655.Wiley. doi: 10.1002/nav.20236.

Maillart, L.M. (2006). Maintenance policies for systems with condition monitoring and obvious failures. IIE TRANSACTIONS, 38(6), 463-475.Informa UK Limited. doi: 10.1080/074081791009059.

Maillart, L.M., & Fang, X. (2006). Optimal maintenance policies for serial, multi-machine systems with non-instantaneous repairs. NAVAL RESEARCH LOGISTICS, 53(8), 804-813.Wiley. doi: 10.1002/nav.20171.

Cassady, C.R., Maillart, L.M., & Salman, S. (2005). Ranking sports teams: A customizable quadratic assignment approach. INTERFACES, 35(6), 497-510.Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). doi: 10.1287/inte.1050.0171.

Alagoz, O., Maillart, L.M., Schaefer, A.J., & Roberts, M.S. (2004). The optimal timing of living-donor liver transplantation. MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, 50(10), 1420-1430.Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). doi: 10.1287/mnsc.1040.0287.

Maillart, L.M., & Pollock, S.M. (2002). Cost-optimal condition-monitoring for predictive maintenance of 2-phase systems. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON RELIABILITY, 51(3), 322-330.Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi: 10.1109/TR.2002.801846.

Richard Cassady, C., Maillart, L.M., Rehmert, I.J., & Nachlas, J.A. (2000). DEMONSTRATING DEMING'SkpRULE USING AN ECONOMIC MODEL OF THE CSP-1. Quality Engineering, 12(3), 327-334.Informa UK Limited. doi: 10.1080/08982110008962596.

Bountourelis, T., Luangkesorn, L., Schaefer, A., Maillart, L., Nabors, S.G., & Clermont, G. (2011). Development and validation of a large scale ICU simulation model with blocking. In Proceedings of the 2011 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC), (pp. 1143-1153).IEEE. doi: 10.1109/wsc.2011.6147837.

Nabors, S.G., Bountourelis, T., Schaefer, A., Clermont, G., Luangkesorn, L., Kharoufeh, J., Maillart, L., & Yang, W. (2011). Systematic Engineering Of Acute Care Delivery: Predictability Of Intensive Care Unit Patient Throughput Using Process Modeling. In AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, 183.American Thoracic Society. doi: 10.1164/ajrccm-conference.2011.183.1_meetingabstracts.a2371.

Flory, J.A., Kharoufeh, J.P., & Maillart, L.M. (2010). Optimal deployment of irreparable, multi-component systems. In IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2010 Proceedings.

Ulukus, M.Y., Kharoufeh, J.P., & Maillart, L.M. (2010). Optimal replacement of a system with markov-modulated degradation. In IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2010 Proceedings.

Maillart, L.M., Yeung, T.G., & Icten, Z.G. (2009). Integrating Dynamic Control Charts and Maintenance Policies. In IFAC Proceedings Volumes, 42(4), (pp. 692-696).Elsevier BV. doi: 10.3182/20090603-3-ru-2001.0067.

Sandikci, B., Maillart, L.M., Schaefer, A.J., Alagoz, O., & Roberts, M.S. (2008). Estimating the Patient's Price of Privacy in Liver Transplantation. In OPERATIONS RESEARCH, 56(6), (pp. 1393-1410).Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). doi: 10.1287/opre.1080.0648.

Yisha, X., Cassady, C.R., & Maillart, L.M. (2008). A production system with random yield and equipment deterioration: Single period. In IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2008, (pp. 13-17).

Schneider, K., Maillart, L.M., & Cassady, C.R. (2007). The re-use of single-use medical devices. In IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2007 - Industrial Engineering's Critical Role in a Flat World - Conference Proceedings, (pp. 661-664).

Alagoz, O., Roberts, M.S., Schaefer, A.J., & Maillart, L.M. (2004). When to accept a living-donor liver. In IIE Annual Conference and Exhibition 2004, (p. 1127).

Maillart, L.M., Pollock, S.M., & IEEE. (1999). The effect of failure-distribution specification-errors on maintenance costs. In ANNUAL RELIABILITY AND MAINTAINABILITY SYMPOSIUM, 1999 PROCEEDINGS, (pp. 69-77).IEEE. doi: 10.1109/RAMS.1999.744099.

Cassady, C.R., Maillart, L.M., Bowden, R.O., & Smith, B.K. (1998). Characterization of optimal age-replacement policies. In Proceedings of the Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium, (pp. 170-175).

Cassady, C.R., Maillart, L.M., & Nachlas, J.A. (1997). Central limit theorem based approach to single sampling plan parameter selection. In Industrial Engineering Research - Conference Proceedings, (pp. 124-128).

Research interests

Applied probability
Healthcare operations
maintenance optimization
Markov decision processes (MDPs)
medical decision making
Sequential decision making under...