Andrew M. Ross
Honors and Awards
- Outstanding Teacher, ISE Dept., academic years 2004, 2005, and 2006 (as voted on by students in the department)
- INFORMS Telecom Dissertation Contest 2002: Honorable Mention.
- two Outstanding Teaching Assistant awards at UC Berkeley (1998, 1999)
- IEOR Teacher of the Year award, UC Berkeley, 2000 (as voted on by students in the department; usually given to faculty)
- Chavin Prize for Mathematical Writing, 1996, Harvey Mudd College.
Eastern Michigan University
- Math 110: Mathematical Reasoning
- Math 118: Linear Models and Probability
- Math 121: Calculus II
- CSIE 177: Five Miles to Clean Water
- Math 319: Mathematical Modeling
- Math 419/592: Advanced Mathematical Modeling
- Math 560: Optimization Theory
- ISE 111: Engineering Probability
- ISE 339/492: Stochastic Models (senior/MS level)
- ISE 439: Queueing Theory (PhD level)
Ph.D. Dissertation Advisor and Committee Chair
- David Schweitzer, ISE Dept., 2002--2005, "Multi-server polling systems"
- Rui Kang, ISE Dept. 2003--2006, "Non-Homogeneous Retrial Queues"
- Thomas Little, ISE Dept. 2004--2007, "Satellite Internet Access Queueing System Design"
Masters' Thesis and Projects
- Kate Lausch, ISE, Queues with Abandonment, Spring 2005
- Leigh Soltis, Math, Optimizing sensor placement in a two-dimensional region, Winter 2008
- David Lubke, Math, Low-Variance Retrial Times in Multiserver Queueing Models, Spring 2009 (M.S. thesis)
Winner of a Graduate Research Fair Award (Natural Science/Math/Technology division)
- Nicholas Conti, Math, Lesson plans on queueing theory for cafeteria lunch lines, Fall 2009
Undergraduate Thesis and Projects
- E. Shane Cloyd, ISE, Non-Homogeneous Markovian Queue Solutions in Excel, Fall 2003
- Arleigh Waring, ISE, Predictive Outbound Dialing, Fall 2004 (Senior Thesis)
- Seth Hoxworth, Math, Optimal quit-or-play decisions in the TV game show ``1 vs. 100'', Winter 2008 (Honors Thesis)
- Hannah Burandt, Math Education, Lesson plans on Social Networks, Spring 2009 (Honors Thesis)
- Co-PI on: Integrating the Engineering Curriculum: Careers and Concentrations, Toolboxes and Technology; NSF ; $100,000; 1 year
- Co-PI on: Ways and Means, 1935: Debating the Social Security Act through Math (new Reacting to the Past game proposal), NSF, $5,000; 1 year
(all are peer-reviewed)
Rosenberger, J., Ross, A.M., and Snyder, D.
"Paying Professors What They're Worth",
UMAP Journal, Vol. 16 No. 3. (1995)
Oren, S.S. and Ross, A.M.
"Economic Congestion Relief Across Multiple Regions Requires Tradable Physical Flow-Gate Rights",
IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, V17N1, Feb. 2002, pgs. 159--165
Ross, A.M. and Shanthikumar, J.G.
"Estimating effective capacity in Erlang loss systems under competition",
Queueing Systems: Theory and Applications (QUESTA),
V49N1, Jan. 2005, pgs. 23--47
Oren, S.S. and Ross, A.M.
"Can we prevent the gaming of ramp constraints?"
Decision Support Systems, Vol. 40, Issues 3-4, October 2005,
Ross, A.M. and Shanthikumar, J.G.
"A Two-Provider Cost Model",
Queueing Systems: Theory and Application (QUESTA),
Vol. 51, issue 1/2, Oct. 2005
Kuntraruk, Jirada and Pottenger, William and Ross, A.M.
"Application Resource Requirement Estimation in a Parallel-Pipeline Model of Execution",
IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems,
Vol. 16, Number 12, Dec. 2005,
Andrew M. Ross, Ying Rong, Lawrence V. Snyder
"Supply disruptions with time-dependent parameters"
Computers and Operations Research,
Volume 35, Issue 11, November 2008, Pages 3504-3529
Andrew M. Ross, Arthur Benjamin, and Michael Munson
"Estimating Winning Probabilities in Backgammon Races"
In: Ethier, Stewart N. and Eadington, William R. (eds.),
Optimal Play: Mathematical Studies of Games and Gambling
Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming,
University of Nevada, Reno, 2007
Andrew M. Ross,
"Computing Bounds on the Expected Maximum of Correlated Normal Variables",
Methodology and Computing in Applied Probability (MCAP),
Volume 12, Number 1 / March, 2010
- Andrew M. Ross,
"Distribution Sensitivity in a Highway Flow Model",
Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry,
13 Feb 2009
- 1997-03-24: Monday Math Seminar, Harvey Mudd College. "A Diet Problem" and "Experiences in O.R. Grad School" (with Jay Rosenberger)
- 2000-05-04: Graduate Stochastic Systems Seminar, Stanford University. "Dial-Up Internet Access and Emergency 9-1-1: Time-dependent queues"
- 2002-03-11: Dissertation Competition Finals, INFORMS 6th Telecom Conference, Boca Raton, 2002 (Honorable Mention)
- 2003-04-01: Operations Research Colloquium, Penn. State. "Internet Access: A Two-Provider Cost Model"
- 2004-02-24: Rutgers IE department. "Outsourcing Problems in the Dial-Up Internet Access Industry"
- 2004-04-21: Lehigh Mathematics Department weekly seminar. "Queueing Theory"
- 2004-06-08: Univ. of Florida GERC, IE department. "Time-Dependent Telecommunications Models"
- 2005-04-05: Princeton Univ., ORFE department. "Useful Bounds on the Expected Maximum of Correlated Normal Variables"
- 2005-12-06: Moravian College, Math dept. "Queueing Theory"
- 2002-04-24: Lehigh Math 205. "Performance prediction for modem banks"
- 2002-11-26: Lehigh Math 205. (same material)
- 2002-04-19: Lehigh O.R. Seminar. "Two queueing problems with unknown arrival rates"
- 2002-09-11: Lehigh O.R. Seminar. "Queueing Theory"
- 2003-10-15: Lehigh O.R. Seminar. "Queueing Theory"
- 2004-09-22: Lehigh O.R. Seminar. "Queueing Theory"
- 2005-11-02: Lehigh ECE 451. "Non-Poisson Arrivals in Data Networks"
- 2002-03-27: Lehigh Career Services panel: "How to get a job in academe"
- 2002-10-15: Lehigh Career Services panel: "How to get a job in academe"
Conference Sessions Chaired
- 2002 INFORMS Telecom conference, March. Session title: Traffic Engineering for Loss Systems
- 2002 INFORMS conference, November. Session title: Applied Probability Models
- 2003 INFORMS conference, October. Session title: Numerical Methods in Queueing (co-chaired with John Shortle)
- 2004 INFORMS conference, October. Session title: Call Center Models
- 2004 INFORMS conference, October. Session title: Non-Homogeneous Queues
- 2002 INFORMS Telecom conference, March. "Dissertation: Queueing Systems with Daily Cycles and Stochastic Demand with Uncertain Parameters"
- 2002 INFORMS Telecom conference, March. "Estimating effective capacity in Erlang loss systems under competition"
- 2002 INFORMS conference, November. "Approximations for Queue Design under Arrival Rate Uncertainty"
- 2003 Lehigh Univ. Wireless Day (Dec. 8th). "Dimensioning Internet Access Points" poster.
- 2003 HICSS, January. "Designs for Ramp-Constrained Day-Ahead Auctions"
- 2003 INFORMS conference, October. "Scaling for Erlang-Loss Laplace Transforms in Limited Precision"
- 2004 CORS/INFORMS conference, May. "On-Line Durations with Idle Timeouts and Heavy Tails"
- 2004 INFORMS conference, October. "Expected Maximum-in-system for an Mt/G/infinity System"
- 2009 AAPT Conference, July. "A Project-Based Seminar on Accessing Clean Drinking Water", James Carroll and Andrew Ross
- 2009 CanQueue, August. "Low-Variance Retrial Times in a Multiserver Queueing Model", Andrew Ross, David Lubke, Andrew Livingston, and Katherine Ballentine.
- 2009 SACNAS National Conference, October. "Influenza vaccination scheduling for institutional living environments: a compartmental modeling approach", Peter Larson and Andrew Ross.
At the University
- EMU Numb3rs Club coordinator, 2006-present
- EMU Math 110 committee, 2007-present
- EMU Math Area committee, 2007-present
- keeper of the unofficial Math Dept. Video Library
- EMU Parking Committee, 2007-present
- EMU Graduate Council, 2007-2010
- DUETSs advisory board, 2008-present
Beyond the University
- Referee for: Management Science, Operations Research, Annals
of O.R., IIE Transactions, Manufacturing and Service Operations
Management, and a book manuscript review for a publisher.
- Judge, Lehigh Valley Science Fair, March 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
- Judge, Regional PJAS Science Fair (Pennsylvania Junior Academy
of Sciences), March 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
- Event Coordinator/Judge, Washtenaw Science Olympiad, March 2007, 2008, 2009
as of 2010-01-21
- MAA (Mathematics Association of America) member, 1996-present
- INFORMS member, 1996-present
- UC Berkeley Student INFORMS chapter member 1997-2001, President, 1997A and 1998.
- Amateur radio operator, call sign KC6OHS.