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Wanpracha "Art" Chaovalitwongse

Associate Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering and Radiology

Wanpracha 'Art' Chaovalitwongse photo

  • Ph.D. Industrial & Systems Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville 2003
  • M.S. Industrial & Systems Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville 2000
  • B.S. Telecommunication Engineering, King Mongkut Institute of Technology, Thailand 1999

Art Chaovalitwongse joins Industrial & Systems Engineering and Radiology in the fall of 2011 from Rutgers University. Earlier in 2011, he spent one semester at Princeton University as visiting associate professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering. Prior to his academic career, he worked in the Corporate Strategic Research at ExxonMobil Research & Engineering managing research to develop mathematical models and data analyses for upstream and downstream business operations. His current research focuses on decision-making paradigms for complex data and engineering systems. By developing computational approaches to frame, model and optimize complex systems using large amounts of data, Chaovalitwongse's work addresses computational challenges in many diverse areas including health care, computational biology, and logistics. He has published over 50 articles in leading journals in several diverse areas.

Chaovalitwongse's work in health care was awarded Excellence in Research from the University of Florida. He holds several patents of novel optimization techniques adopted in the development of seizure prediction systems. He is an IEEE Senior Member, a two-time winner (2004 & 2008) of the William Pierskalla Best Paper for Research Excellence in Operations Research and Health Care Applications by Institute of Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) and received the National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2006.