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Payman Jula

Associate Professor, Technology and Operations Management

Email: pjula@sfu.ca

Credentials

PhD (UC Berkeley), MSc (UC Berkeley)

Biography

Payman research interests are in data science, operations management (both manufacturing and service), transportation & logistics, and innovation & entrepreneurship. He has worked with many international high-tech companies such as Samsung Semiconductor, Cypress Semiconductor, Micron Technology, Global Foundries, and Teck Resources on using data science to model and improve operations and supply chain management. Payman has studied the economics of Asia - North America supply chains. His team has assisted several healthcare delivery institutes on their operations improvement. Payman has a PhD in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, and an MSc in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, both from the University of California at Berkeley

Research Interests

Data Science
Supply Chain Management
Transportation and Logistics
Innovation and entrepreneurship
Production Planning & Scheduling 
Healthcare Operations Modeling & Improvement
Operations Management (Service & Manufacturing)

Selected Publications

articles and reports

Mohammadi, M., Jula, P., & Tavakkoli-Moghaddam, R. (2019). Reliable single-allocation hub location problem with disruptions. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 123(March 2019), 90-120. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.tre.2019.01.008

Zahiri, B., Jula, P., & Tavakkoli-Moghaddam, R. (2018). Design of a pharmaceutical supply chain network under uncertainty considering perishability and substitutability of products. Information Sciences, 423, 257-283. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ins.2017.09.046

Mohammadi, M., Jula, P., & Tavakkoli-Moghaddam, R. (2017). Design of a reliable multi-modal multi-commodity model for hazardous materials transportation under uncertainty. European Journal of Operational Research, 257(3), 792-809. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2016.07.054

Saremi, A., Jula, P., ElMekkawy, T., & Wang, G. G. (2015). Bi-criteria appointment scheduling of patients with heterogeneous service sequences. Expert Systems with Applications: An International Journal, 42(8), 4029-4041. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.eswa.2015.01.013

Zahiri, B., Tavakkoli-Moghaddam, R., Mohammadi, M., & Jula, P. (2014). Multi-objective design of an organ transplant network under uncertainty. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 72, 101-124. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.tre.2014.09.007

Jula, P., & Kones, I. (2013). Continuous-time algorithms for scheduling a single machine with sequence dependent setup times and time window constraints in coordinated chains. International Journal of Production Research, 51(12), 3654-3670. http://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2012.757666

Saremi, A., Jula, P., ElMekkawy, T., & Wang, G. (2013). Appointment scheduling of outpatient surgical services in a multistage operating room department. International Journal of Production Economics, 141(2), 646-658. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2012.10.004

Jula, P., & Kones, I. (2012). Scheduling a single machine to maintain a dynamic WIP profile in coordinated manufacturing chains. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 59(9), 1167-1179. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00170-011-3554-5

Jula, P., & Rafiey, A. (2012). Coordinated scheduling of single machine with sequence dependent set up times and time window constraints. International Journal of Production Research, 50(8), 2304-2320. http://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2011.575089

Leachman, R. C., & Jula, P. (2012). Estimating flow times for containerized imports from Asia to the United States through the western rail network. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 48(1), 296-309. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.tre.2011.07.002

Leachman, R. C., & Jula, P. (2011). Congestion analysis of waterborne, containerized imports from Asia to the United States. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 47(6), 992-1004. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.tre.2011.05.010

Jula, P., & Leachman, R. C. (2011). Long- and short-run supply-chain optimization models for the allocation and congestion management of containerized imports from Asia to the United States. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 47(5), 593-608. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.tre.2011.02.006

Jula, P., & Leachman, R. C. (2011). A supply-chain optimization model of the allocation of containerized imports from Asia to the United States. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 47(5), 609-622. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.tre.2011.02.007

Lashkarian, N., Touusi, K. N., Jula, P., & Kiaei, S. (2010). Performance bound on ergodic capacity of MIMO beam-forming in indoor multi-path channels. IEEE Transactions on Communications, 58(11), 3254-3264. http://doi.org/10.1109/TCOMM.2010.091710.090520

Jula, P., & Leachman, R. C. (2010). Coordinated multistage scheduling of parallel batch-processing machines under multiresource constraints. Operations Research, 58(4), 933-947. http://doi.org/10.1287/opre.1090.0788

Jula, P., & Leachman, R. C. (2008). Coordinating decentralized local schedulers in complex supply chain manufacturing. Annals of Operations Research, 161(1), 123-147. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10479-006-0148-y