Research Associate Professor & Interim Graduate Program Director
Virginia Modeling, Analysis & Simulation Center

Rafael Diaz PhD

2115c Monarch Hall
Norfolk, 23529

Ph.D. in Modeling and Simulation, Old Dominion University, (2007)

M.B.A. in Business Administration, Old Dominion University, (2002)

Articles

Diaz, R. and Marsillac, E. (2017). Evaluating strategic remanufacturing supply chain decisions. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION RESEARCH 55 (9) , pp. 2522-2539.
Diaz, R., Bailey, M. P.. and Kumar, S. (2016). Analyzing a lost-sale stochastic inventory model with Markov-modulated demands: A simulation-based optimization study. JOURNAL OF MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS 38 , pp. 1-12.
Behr, J. G. and Diaz, R. (2016). Emergency Department Frequent Utilization for Non-Emergent Presentments: Results from a Regional Urban Trauma Center Study. PLOS ONE 11 (1).
Behr, J. G., Diaz, R. and Akpinar-Elci, M. (2016). Health Service Utilization and Poor Health Reporting in Asthma Patients. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH 13 (7).
Ng, M., Diaz, R. and Behr, J. G. (2016). Inter- and intra-regional evacuation behavior during Hurricane Irene. TRAVEL BEHAVIOUR AND SOCIETY 3 , pp. 21-28.
Liu, H., Behr, J. G. and Diaz, R. (2016). Population vulnerability to storm surge flooding in coastal Virginia, USA. INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT 12 (3) , pp. 500-509.
Diaz, R., Behr, J. G. and ManWo Ng (2016). Quantifying the economic and demographic impact of transportation infrastructure investments: A simulation study. SIMULATION-TRANSACTIONS OF THE SOCIETY FOR MODELING AND SIMULATION INTERNATIONAL 92 (4) , pp. 377-393.
Diaz, R. (2016). Using dynamic demand information and zoning for the storage of non-uniform density stock keeping units. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION RESEARCH 54 (8) , pp. 2487-2498.
Diaz, R., Behr, J. G., Landaeta, R., Longo, F. and Nicoletti, L. (2015). Modeling Energy Portfolio Scoring: A Simulation Framework. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ANALYTICS 2 (4) , pp. 1-22.
Diaz, R. and Ardalan, A. (2010). An Analysis of Dual-Kanban Just-In-Time Systems in a Non-repetitive Environment. Production and Operations Management 19 (2) , pp. 233-245.

Conference Proceeding

Ardalan, A. and Diaz, R. (2010). A comparison of modified Just-In-Time production system with CONWIP (pp. 75-79) The Annual meeting of the Industrial Simulation Conference.
Ardalan, A. and Diaz, R. (2005). Analysis of Global and Local Decision Rules in a Dual Kanban Job Shop 26th National Conference of American Society of Engineering Management.

Presentations

Ardalan, A. and Diaz, R. ( 2010). CONWIP and Net-Requirement CONWIP: A Simulation Study International Conference on Operations Research .
Ardalan, A. and Diaz, R. (August , 2008). A heuristic to enhance performance of kanban-controlled JIT job shops The Third World Conference on Production and Operations Management .
Ardalan, A. and Diaz, R. (July , 2007). A Simulation Analysis of Local and Global Priority Rules in Job Shops International INFORMS .