Publications

Journal Articles

  1. Konak, A., Kulturel-Konak, and A., Snyder, L.V. (2015). “A Game-Theoretic Genetic Algorithm for the Reliable Server Assignment Problem under Attacks,” Computers & Industrial Engineering, 85, 73-85.
  2. Xioa, Y. and Konak, A. (2015). “A simulating annealing algorithm to solve the green vehicle routing & scheduling problem with hierarchical objectives and weighted tardiness,” Applied Soft Computing Journal, (in print).
  3. Coit, D.W., Chatwattanasiri N., Wattanapongsakorn, N., and Konak, A. (2015). “Dynamic k-out-of-n System Reliability with Component Partnership,” Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 138, 82-92.
  4. Kulturel-Konak, S., Konak, A., Okudan Kremer, G., Esparragoza, I., (2014). “Professional Skills Assessment: Is a Model of Domain Learning Framework Appropriate?” International Journal of Quality Assurance in Engineering and Technology Education, (in print).
  5. Kulturel-Konak S. and Konak, A. (2015). “A Large Scale Hybrid Simulated Annealing Algorithm for Cyclic Facility Layout Problem,” Engineering Optimization, 47(7), 963-973.
  6. Konak, A., Clark, T., and Nasereddin, M. (2014). “Using Kolb’s Experiential Learning Cycle to Improve Student Learning in Virtual Computer Laboratories,” Computers and Education, 27, 11-22.
  7. Konak, A. (2014). “Two-Edge Disjoint Survivable Network Design Problem with Relays: A Hybrid Genetic Algorithm and Lagrangian Heuristic Approach,” Engineering Optimization, 46(1), 130-145.
  8. Kulturel-Konak, S. and Konak, A.  (2013). “Linear Programming Based Genetic Algorithm for the Unequal Area Facility Layout Problem,” International Journal of Production Research,51(14), 4302-4324.
  9. Konak, A., Buchert, GE., and Juro, J. (2013). “A Flocking-Based Approach to Maintain Connectivity in Mobile Wireless Ad Hoc Networks,” Applied Soft Computing Journal, 13(2), 1284-1291.
  10. Konak, A. (2012). “Network Design Problem with Relays: A Genetic Algorithm with a Path-Based  Crossover and a Set Covering Formulation,” European Journal of Operational Research,  218(3),  829-837.
  11. Konak, A., Kulturel-Konak, S., and Levitin, G., (2012). “Multi-objective Optimization of Linear Multi-state Multiple Sliding Window System,” Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 98(1), 24-24.
  12. Konak, A., Bartolacci, M.R., and Gavish, B., (2011). “A Dynamic Programming Approach for Batch Sizing in a Multi-Stage Production Process with Random Yields,” Applied Mathematics and Computation, 218(4),1399-1406.
  13. Konak, A. (2011) “Predicting Coverage in Wireless Local Area Networks with Obstacles using Kriging and Neural Networks,” International Journal of Mobile Network Design and Innovation, 3(4), 224-230.
  14. Dengiz, O., Konak, A., Smith A.E. (2011). “Connectivity Management in Mobile Ad hoc Networks Using Particle Swarm Optimization,” Ad Hoc Networks Journal, 9(7), 1312-1326 .
  15. Konak, A. and Kulturel-Konak, S. (2011). “Reliable Server Assignment in Networks using Nature Inspired Metaheuristics,” IEEE Transactions on Reliability, 60(2), 381-393.
  16. Kulturel-Konak, S. and Konak, A. (2011). “A New Relaxed Flexible Bay Structure Representation and Particle Swarm Optimization for the Unequal Area Facility Layout Problem,” Engineering Optimization, 43(12), 1263-1287. (The most read article of the journal)
  17. Konak, A. and Smith, A.E. (2011). “Efficient Optimization of Reliable 2-Node Connected Networks: A Bi-objective Approach,” Informs Journal on Computing, 23(3), 430-445.
  18. Kulturel-Konak, S. and Konak, A. (2011). “Unequal Area Flexible Bay Facility Layout using Ant Colony Optimization,” International Journal of Production Research, 49(7), 1877-1902.
  19. Konak, A. (2009). “A Kriging Approach to Predicting Coverage in Wireless Networks,” International Journal of Mobile Network Design and Innovation, 3(2), 64-70.
  20. Konak, A. (2009). “Efficient Event-driven Simulation Approaches to Analysis of Network Reliability and Performability,” International Journal of Modeling and Simulation, 29(2), 156-168.
  21. Konak, A., Kulturel-Konak, S. and Azizoglu, M. (2008). “Minimizing the Number of Tool Switching Instants in Flexible Manufacturing Systems,” International Journal of Production Economics, 116, 298–307.
  22. Konak, A. and  Kulturel-Konak, S. (2007). “Ant  Colony Optimization for the Minimization of the Number of Tool Switching  Instants in Flexible Manufacturing Systems,” International Journal of Information Technology and Intelligent Computing, 2(2).
  23. Konak, A. and Bartolacci, M.R. (2007). “Designing Survivable Resilient Networks: A Stochastic Hybrid Genetic Algorithm Approach,”  OMEGA- The International Journal of Management Science, 35(6), 645-658.
  24. Coit, D.W. and Konak, A. (2006). “Multiple Weighted Objectives Heuristic for the Redundancy Allocation Problem,” IEEE Transactions on Reliability, 55(3), 551-558.
  25. Konak, A., Kulturel-Konak, S,  Norman, B.A., and  Smith, A.E. (2006). “A new mixed integer programming formulation for facility layout design using flexible bays,” Operations Research Letters, 34(6),  660-672.
  26. Konak, A.,  Coit, D.W., and  Smith A.E. (2006). “Multi-Objective Optimization Using Genetic Algorithms: A Tutorial,” Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 91, 992-1007. (The second most downloaded article of the journal, the 7th in the ScienceDirect Top 50 downloaded articles by US-based authors in Engineering )
  27. Nasereddin, M., Konak, A. and Bartolacci, MR. (2005). “A Neural Network-Based Approach for Predicting Connectivity in Wireless Networks,” International Journal of Mobile Network Design and Innovation, 1(1), 18-23.
  28. Bartolacci, M.R.,  Konak, A. and  Whitaker, R.M. (2004). “A Connetivity Decision Support System (CDSS) for Wireless Network,” Asian Journal of Information Technology, 3(9), 773-780.
  29. Ramirez-Marquez, J. E.,  Coit, D.W., and Konak, A. (2004). “Redundancy Allocation for Series-Parallel Systems Using a Max-Min Approach,” IIE Transactions, 42(21), 891 – 898.
  30. Konak, A. and  Smith, A.E. (2004). “Capacitated Network Design Considering Survivability: An Evolutionary Approach,” Journal of Engineering Optimization, 36(2), 189-205.
  31. Konak, A.,  Kulturel-Konak, S.,  Smith A.E., and Nettleship, I. (2003). “Estimation of shrinkage for near net-shape using a neural network approach,” Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, 14(2), 219-228.
  32. Srivaree-ratana, C.,  Konak, A. and  Smith, A.E. (2002). “Estimation of all-terminal network reliability using an artificial neural network,” Computers and Operations Research, 29(7), 849-868.

Refereed Proceedings

  1. Park, K., Okudan Kremer, G.E., Kulturel-Konak, S., Konak, A., Esparragoza, I. “Model of Domain Learning Based Skill Assessment: Instrument Set Flexibility,” Proceedings of the 122nd ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, WA, June 14-17, 2015, 13 pages.
  2. Chipperfield, S., Yoder, K., Kulturel-Konak, S., and Konak, A. “Living in an International World: Assessing Students’ Global Awareness,” Proceedings of the Spring 2015 Mid-Atlantic Section ASEE  Conference, Villanova University, PA, April 10-11, 2015, 1-9.
  3. Vance, K., Konak, A. and Kulturel-Konak, S., “Teamwork Efficacy, Attitudes and Interest: Insights on Their Relationships,” Proceedings of ASEE Mid-Atlantic Section Spring 2015 Conference, Villanova University, PA, April 10-11, 2015, 1-13.
  4. Richards, R., Konak, A., Bartolacci, M.R, Nasereddin, M.,”Collaborative Learning in Virtual Computer Laboratory Exercises,” Proceedings of the Spring 2015 Mid-Atlantic ASEE Conference, Villanova University, PA, April 10-11, 2015, 1-13
  5. Magluilo, S., Konak, A., Kulturel-Konak, S., Esparragoza, I., Okudan Kremer, G.,”PEAR: Peer Evaluation & Assessment Resource”, Proceedings of the Spring 2015 Mid-Atlantic ASEE Conference, Villanova University, PA, April 10-11, 2015, 1-13.
  6. Vance, K., Kulturel-Konak, S., Konak, A. “Teamwork Efficacy and Attitude Differences between Online and Face-to-Face Students,” 2015 IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference (ISEC), Princeton, NJ, March 7, 2015, 1-6.
  7. Xioa, Y. and Konak, A. “Green Vehicle Routing Problem with Time-varying Traffic Congestion,” 14th INFORMS Computing Society Conference, Richmond, Virginia, January 11-13, 2015,134–148.
  8. Kulturel-Konak, S. and Konak, A. “A Simulated Annealing Algorithm with a Dynamic Temperature Schedule for the Cyclic Facility Layout Problem,” 14th INFORMS Computing Society Conference, Richmond, Virginia, January 11-3, 2015, 200-211.
  9. Esparragoza, I., Kulturel-Konak, S., Konak, A., and Kremer, G. “A Tool for Assessing Ethical Awareness and Reasoning Development of Engineering Students,” Proceedings of A Tool for Assessing Ethical Awareness and Reasoning Development of Engineering Students, Dubai, UAE, December 3-6, 2014, 768-770.
  10. Kulturel-Konak, S., Konak, A., Okudan Kremer, G.E., and Esparragoza, I. “Using A Modular Assessment Framework for Assessing Professional Skills,” Proceedings of ASEE Mid-Atlantic Section Fall 2014 Conference, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, November 14-15, 2014, 1-8.
  11. Konak, A., Ryoo, J., and Kulturel-Konak, S. “Student Perceptions of a Hands-on Delivery Model for Asynchronous Online Courses in Information Security,” Proceedings of ASEE Mid-Atlantic Section Fall 2014 Conference, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, November 14-15, 2014, 1-7.
  12. Kulturel-Konak, S., Konak, A., Okudan Kremer, G.E., Esparragoza, I., Yoder, G. “Peer Evaluation and Assessment Resource (PEAR) to Assess Students’ Professional Skills,” Proceedings of the 2014 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, Montreal, Canada, May 31- June 3, 2014. (Received the Best Paper Award in Engineering Education)
  13. Konak, A., “Improving Network Connectivity in Emergency Ad Hoc Wireless Networks,” The 11th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2014), The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, May 18-21, 2014. (Nominated for the Best Paper Award)
  14. Cioffi, Noreen, Kulturel-Konak, S, and Konak, A., “Anything is Possible- Teaching Entrepreneurship in an Interactive K-12 Workshop,” Integrated STEM Education Conference (ISEC), 2014 IEEE, Princeton, NJ, March 8, 2014, 1-7. (Nominated for the Best Paper Award)
  15. Vance, K. Kulturel-Konak, S, and Konak, A., “Assessing Teamwork Skills and Knowledge,” Integrated STEM Education Conference (ISEC), 2014 IEEE Princeton, NJ, March 8, 2014, 1-4.
  16. Konak, A., “A Cyber Security Discovery Program: Hands-on Cryptography,” Integrated STEM Education Conference (ISEC), 2014 IEEE, Princeton, NJ, March 8, 2014, 1-6.
  17. Nasereddin, M., Clark, T., and Konak, A. “Using Virtual Machines in a K-12 Outreach Program to Increase Interest in Information Security Fields,” 4th IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference (ISEC’14), Princeton, NJ, March 8, 2014, 1-7.
  18. Konak, A., Clark, T., and Nasereddin, M.  “Best Practices to Design Hands-on Activities for Virtual Computer Laboratories,” Integrated STEM Education Conference (ISEC), 2013 IEEE, Princeton, NJ, March 9, 2013, 1-7.
  19. Wagner, K.G., Myers, M.C., Konak, A.  “Fostering student learning in information security fields through collaborative learning in virtual computer laboratories,” Integrated STEM Education Conference (ISEC), 2013 IEEE, Princeton, NJ, March 9, 2013, 1-7.
  20. Kulturel-Konak, S., Konak, A., Esparragoza, I., and Okudan Kremer, G.  “Assessing Professional Skills in STEM Disciplines,” Integrated STEM Education Conference (ISEC), 2013 IEEE, Princeton, NJ, March 9, 2013, 1-4.
  21. Konak, A. and Bartolacci, M.R (2012), “Broadening E-Commerce Information Security Education Using Virtual Computing Technologies,” The 2012 Networking and Electronic Commerce Research Conference, Riva Del Garda, Italy, October 11-14.
  22. Konak, A., Bartolacci, M.R., and Huff H. (2012), “An Exploratory Factor Analysis of Student Learning in a Collaborative Virtual Computer Laboratory,” The 18th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2012), Seattle, Washington, August 9-11, 2012.
  23. Konak, A. and Kulturel-Konak, S. (2011) “A Clonal Selection Algorithm to Investigate Diverse Solutions for the Reliable Server Assignment Problem,” Proceedings of International Conference on Evolutionary Computation Theory and Applications 2011, University PARIS-EST Créteil (UPEC), Paris, France, October 24-26, 156-161.
  24. Kulturel-Konak, S. and Konak, A. (2011) “Ant Colony Optimization for The  Unequal-Area Facility Layout Problem,” Proceedings of International Conference on Evolutionary Computation Theory and Applications 2011, University PARIS-EST Créteil (UPEC), Paris, France, October 24-26, 273-277.
  25. Konak, A., (2010) “Estimating Path Loss in Wireless Local Area Networks Using Ordinary Kriging,” Proceedings of Winter Simulation Conference 2010, Baltimore, MD, December 5-10, 2888-2896.
  26. Kulturel-Konak, S. and Konak, A. (2010) “Simulation Optimization Embedded Particle Swarm Optimization for Reliable Server Assignment, ” Proceedings of Winter Simulation Conference 2010, Baltimore, MD, December 5-10,  2897-2906.
  27.    Konak, A. and Kulturel-Konak, S. (2009). “An Integrated Genetic Algorithm and Integer Programming Approach to the Network Design Problem with Relays,” Proceedings of the 2009 Integration of AI and OR Techniques in Constraint Programming for Combinatorial Optimization Problems , Pittsburgh, PA, 325.
  28.    Kulturel-Konak, S. and Konak, A. (2008). “Reliable Network Server Assignment using an Ant Colony Approach,” Proceedings of ESREL 2008- Annual Conference of European Safety and Reliability Association (ESRA) and Society for Risk Analysis Europe (SRA-E) , Valencia, Spain, September 22 – 25 , 2657-2663.
  29. Konak, A. (2007). “Combining Network Reductions and Simulation to Estimate Network Reliability,” Proceedings of Winter Simulation Conference 2007, Washington, D.C., December 9-12, 2301-2305.
  30. Konak, A. and  Kulturel-Konak, S. (2007). “An ant colony optimization approach to the     minimum tool switching instant problem in flexible manufacturing system,” 2007 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Scheduling (CISched), Honolulu, Hawaii, April 1-5, 43-48.
  31. Konak, A. and  Kulturel-Konak, S. (2005). “Simulation Optimization with Tabu Search: An Empirical Study,” Proceedings of Winter Simulation Conference 2005, Orlando, FL, December 4-7, 7 pages.
  32. Cossiavelou, V.,  Nasereddin, M,  Konak, A. and  Bartolacci M.R. (2005).   “A Connectivity-Based, Multi-Objective Model for Optimal Wireless Base Station Placement,” The 12th International Conference on Telecommunication Systems, Modeling and Analysis, Dallas, TX.
  33. Konak, A. and  Smith, A.E. (2005). “Designing Resilient Networks Using a Hybrid Genetic Algorithm Approach,” Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference – GECCO 2005, Washington, DC, USA., ACM.
  34. Bartolacci, M.R.,  Konak A., and  Whitaker R.M. (2004). “A Connectivity-Based, Multi-Objective Model for Optimal Wireless Base Station Placement,” The 12th International Conference on Telecommunication Systems, Modeling and Analysis, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, 79-94.
  35. Konak, A.,  Smith A.E., and  Kulturel-Konak, S. (2004). “New Event-driven Sampling Techniques for Network Reliability Estimation,” Proceedings of Winter Simulation Conference 2004, Washington, D.C., December 5-8, 224-231.
  36. Bartolacci, M.R.,  Konak, A. and  Whitaker R.M. (2004). “A CDSS for Wireless Users,” 4th ABIT Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.
  37. Konak, A.,  Kulturel-Konak, S.,  Norman, B.A., and  Smith, A.E. (2004). “A new mixed-integer programming formulation for unequal area facility layout problem in a continuous plane,” IIE Annual Conference, Huston, Texas.
  38. Coit, D. W. and  Konak, A. (2004). “Redundancy Allocation Problem Heuristic Based on Multiple-Objective Optimization Concepts,” IIE Annual Conference, Houston, Texas.
  39. Bartolacci, M. R., Peltsverger, B., Konak, A. and  Peltsverger, S. (2004). “Allocation of Multiple Wireless Access Points in Mobile Networks,” 42nd Annual ACM Southeast Conference, University of Alabama in Huntsville.
  40. Bartolacci, M.R.,  Konak, A.,  Whitaker, R.M., and  Allen, S. (2003). “A Connectivity Decision Support System (CDSS) Model Framework for Wireless Networks,” The 11th International Conference on Telecommunication Systems, Modeling and Analysis (ICTSM11), Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA,, 67-75.
  41. Ramirez-Marquez, J.E., Konak, A., and  Coit D.W. (2003). “A New System Reliability Optimization Approach: Maximization of the Minimum Subsystem Reliability,” IERC, Portland, Oregon.
  42. Konak, A. and  Smith, A.E. (2002). “Multiobjective optimization of survivable networks considering reliability,” The 10th International Conference on Telecommunication Systems, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.
  43. Kulturel-Konak, S., Konak, A., and  Smith A.E. (2000). “Minimum cost 2-edge-connected Steiner graphs in rectilinear space: an evolutionary approach,” Proceedings of the 2000 Congress on Evolutionary Computation. CEC00 (Cat. No.00TH8512), La Jolla, CA, USA, IEEE, 97-103 vol.1.
  44. Konak, A. and  Smith, A.E. (1999). “A hybrid genetic algorithm approach for backbone design of communication networks,” Proceedings of the 1999 Congress on Evolutionary Computation-CEC99 (Cat. No. 99TH8406), Washington, DC, USA, IEEE, 1817-23 Vol. 3.
  45. Konak, A. and  Smith, A.E. (1998). “A general upper bound for all-terminal network reliability and its uses,” Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Banff, Canada.

Book Chapters

  1. Konak, A., Dengiz, O., and Smith, A.E., (2011) “Improving Network Connectivity in Ad Hoc Networks Using Particle Swarm Optimization and Agents,” in Wireless Network Design: Optimization Models and Solution Procedures (International Series in Operations Research and Management Sciences Vol. 158), eds. Kennington, JL., Olinick, E., and Rajan, D., 247-267,   Springer, New York, USA.
  2. Konak, A., Kulturel-Konak, S., and Smith, A.E. (2009) “Two-Edge Disjoint Survivable Network Design Problem with Relays,” in Operations Research and Cyber-Infrastructure (Operations Research/Computer Science Interfaces Series Vol. 47), eds. Chinneck, J.W., Kristjansson, B., and Saltzman, M.,  279-292, Springer, New York, USA.
  3. Kulturel-Konak, S. and Konak, A. (2008) “A Local Search Hybrid Genetic Algorithm Approach to the Network Design Problem with Relay Stations,” in Telecommunications Modeling Policy and Technology (edited volume of the Ninth INFORMS Telecommunications Section Conference, March 27-29, 2008), eds. B. Golden, S. Raghavan, and E. Wasil, Springer, 311-324.
  4. Kulturel-Konak, S.,  Konak, A., and Coit, D.W. (2007). “Multiobjective Metaheuristic Approaches to Reliability Optimization,” in Computational Intelligence in Reliability Engineering: Evolutionary Techniques in Reliability Analysis and Optimization (Studies in Computational Intelligence), ed. Gregory Levitin,  Springer, 37-62.
  5. Konak, A. and  Smith, A.E. (2005). “Network Reliability Optimization,”   in Handbook of Telecommunications, ed. P. M. Pardalos and M. G. C. Resende, Springer,  735-760.
  6. Dengiz, O.,  Konak, A., and Kulturel-Konak, S.,  Smith, A.E., and  Nettleship, I. (2002). “Neural Computing Approach to Shape Change Estimation in Hot Isostatic Pressing,” in Adaptive Computing in Design and Manufacture V, ed. I. C. Parmee.,Springer-Verlang, London.