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Refereed Journal Publications

Refereed Conference Proceedings

  • Issac Shams, Saeede Ajorlou, Kai Yang, "Bayesian Variable Selection in Multi-response Hierarchical Structured Additive Models", INFORMS Workshop on Data Mining and Analytics (DMA 2014), San Francisco, USA, 2014
  • I. Shams, S. Ajorlou and K. Yang, "A Multivariate Hierarchical Bayesian Framework for Healthcare Predictions with Application to Medical Home Study in The Department of Veteran Affairs", World Congress on Engineering (WCE) (Recommended for Best Paper Award), London, 2014
  • I. Shams, S. Ajorlou and K. Yang, "On Modeling Non-homogeneous Poisson Process for Stochastic Simulation Input Analysis", World Congress on Engineering (WCE)(Recommended for Best Paper Award), London, 2014
  • S. Ajorlou, I. Shams, and K. Yang, "A Fast Clustering Algorithm for Mining Social Network Data", World Congress on Engineering (WCE), London, 2014
  • Y. Zhao and K. Yang, 2014. Efficient staffing for hospital call centers with service blending. ." Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC)., Montreal, Canada, 2014
  • S Ajorlou, I. Shams, and K. Yang, "Predicting Patient Risk of Readmission with Frailty Models in the Department of Veteran Affairs", IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE), 2014
  • I. Shams, S.Ajorlou, K. Yang, "A Patient Readmission Risk Prediction Model", Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC), Puerto Rico, USA, 2013
  • X. Ma, K. Yang, P. Reeves, S. Yu. "RFID-Based Healthcare Workflow Management in Sterile Processing Department", Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC). Orlando, Florida, 2012
  • X. Ma, S. Lu, K. Yang, (Acceptance Rate 17%) " Service-Oriented Architecture for SPDFLOW: A Healthcare Workflow System for Sterile Processing Departments", 9th IEEE International Conference on Services Computing, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 2012
  • A. Alaeddini, C. Reddy, K. Yang, "An Integrated Prediction and Optimization Models for Effective Appointment Scheduling in the Presence of Disturbances", KDD 2011, San Diego, 2011
  • A. Alaeddini, K. Yang, C. Reddy, "A Stochastic Optimization Model for Patient Scheduling under Different Arrival Disturbances", IERC 2011 , Reno, Nevada, 2011
  • A. Alaeddini, S. Shirinkam, K. Yang, "An Adaptive Sequential Bayesian Methodology for Process Optimization", IERC 2011, Reno, Nevada, 2011
  • S. Shirinkam, A. Alaeddini, K. Yang, "Feature Selection for Unlabeled Data with Complex Structure", IERC 2011, Reno, Nevada, 2011
  • C. Reddy, A. Alaeddini, K. Yang, "A probabilistic Model for Predicting Readmissions in Medical Centers", INFORMS 2011, Charlotte, NC, 2011
  • A. Alaeddini, K. Yang, "An Integrated Prediction and Optimization Model for Effective Appointment Scheduling in the Presence of No Shows", INFORMS 2011, Charlotte, NC, 2011
  • A. Alaeddini, K. Yang, C. Reddy, "A Statistical Model for Predicting Disturbances in Hospital Appointment Scheduling", Student Paper Competition Joint Statistical Meetings, Miami, Florida, 2011
  • A. Alaeddini, K. Yang, C. Reddy, "A Probabilistic Model for Predicting Disturbances in Hospital Appointment Scheduling", 2011 SIAM International Conference on Data Mining, Mesa, AZ, April 28-30, 2011
  • INFORMS Pierskalla Award Finalist: Adel Alaeddini, Kai Yang, Susan Q. Yu, "A Probabilistic Model for Predicting the Rate of No-Show in Hospital Appointments", 2010 INFORMS Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas, Nov 7-10, 2010

Refereed Conference Presentations

  • Saeede Ajorlou, Issac Shams, Kai Yang, "An Analytics Approach to Designing Patient Centered Medical Homes in the Department of Veteran Affairs", INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 2014
  • Issac Shams, Saeede Ajorlou, Kai Yang "Component Selection in Multi-response Hierarchical Structured Additive Models", INFORMS Workshop on Data Mining and Analytics, San Francisco, 2014
  • I. Shams, S. Ajorlou, K.Yang, "Stochastic Patient Assignment Models for Balanced Healthcare in Patient Centered Medical Home" SIAM Conference on Optimization, San Diego, 2014
  • I. Shams, S. Ajorlou, K. Yang, "A Patient Flow Approach for Care Transition Processes to Reduce Hospital Readmissions", INFORMS Southeast Michigan Symposium, Detroit, 2013
  • I. Shams, S. Ajorlou, K. Yang, "An Analytics Framework for Reducing Patient Rehospitalizations in the Department of Veteran Affairs", INFORMS Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, 2013
  • I. Shams, S. Ajorlou, K. Yang, "Balanced Healthcare Prediction Models for Patient Centered Medical Homes", INFORMS Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, 2013
  • I. Shams, K. Yang, "Predicting Avoidable 30-day Hospital Readmissions", INFORMS Healthcare Conference, June 23-26, Chicago, 2013
  • S. Ajorlou, I. Shams, K. Yang, "Clinical Workload Prediction Models for VA Patient Aligned Care Teams using Multilevel Analysis", INFORMS Healthcare Conference, June 23-26, Chicago, 2013
  • I. Shams, S. Ajorlou, K. Yang, "A Patient Readmission Risk Prediction Model Based on Frailty Models", Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, Puerto Rico, May 18-22 , 2013
  • A. Alaeddini, K. Yang, J. Helm, "A Comprehensive Probabilistic Framework for Prediction of Patientsí» Readmission to Medial Centers", Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC), San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 18-22, 2013
  • I. Shams, S. Ajorlou, K. Yang, "A Patient Readmission Risk Prediction Model", Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC), San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 18-22, 2013
  • X. Ma, K. Yang, B. Bidassie, "Bridging Primary and Specialty Care by Collaborative Healthcare Workflow", Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC), San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 18-22, 2013
  • N. Ravi, J. Wang, K. Yang, "Prediction of Primary Care Patients Workload", Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC), San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 18-22, 2013
  • J. Wang, K. Yang, "Estimation of the Probability of Surgery Lists Over and Under-run", Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC), San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 18-22, 2013
  • X. Ma, K. Yang, P. Reeves, S. Yu, "Real-time Operation Room Workflow Management. Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC), Orlando, Florida, May 19-23, 2012
  • Y. Zhao, K. Yang, "Specialty Care Clinic Scheduling in Multiple-service-site Health Care System", Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC), Orlando, Florida. May 19-23, 2012
  • S. Yu, K. Yang, N. Ravi., P. Reeves, "Statistical Model based Patient Panel Pool Determination for Patient Centered Medical Homes", Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC), Orlando, Florida., May 19-23, 2012
  • X. Ma, K. Yang (2011) "RFID-based Design of Smart Inventory for Medical Supply. Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS 2011), Charlotte, NC
  • X. Ma, K. Yang (2011) "RTLS-based ubiquitous healthcare system design and implementation", Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS 2011), Charlotte, NC
  • X. Ma, K. Yang (2011) "RTLS-based ubiquitous management of medical supply". Industrial Engineering Research Conference (IERC), Reno, Nevada.
  • J. Wang, K. Yang, S. Yu (2011), "A Study of Operating Room Labor Performance", Society for Heath Systems Conference and Expo 2011, Orlando, FL Feb 17-19
  • J. Wang, K. Yang, S. Yu (2011), "Operating Room Utilization Improvement", Society for Heath Systems Conference and Expo 2011, Orlando, FL Feb 17-19
  • A. Murat, K. Yang, K., J. Wang, Y. Zhao (2011), "Multi-facility Operating Room Surgical Case Scheduling" Society for Heath Systems Conference and Expo 2011, Orlando, FL Feb 17-19
  • S. Tyagi, K.Yang (2011), "Real-time location system (RTLS) for supply, processing and distribution facility of a hospital" IERC 2011, Reno, NV, 2011
  • J. Wang, A. Murat, K. Yang (2011), "Sensitivity Analysis of Factors Impacting Operating Room Utilization by Simulation" IERC 2011, Reno, NV, 2011
  • J. Wang, K. Yang (2011), "Using DEA to Evaluate Multi-facility Operating Room Efficiency", IERC 2011, Reno, NV, 2011
  • X. Ma, Y. Zhao, A. Alarmiri, A. Murat, K. Yang (2011), " Allocation of Perishable Medical Inventory with Returns and Transshipments", IERC 2011, Reno, NV, 2011
  • Wang, J. Yu, S. Kai Yang (2010), "Operating Room Utilization Study", IERC 2010 Annual Conference June 5-9, 2010, Cancun, Mexico
  • Abdella, G., Yang, K., Ellis, D., Alamri, A. (2010), "Mistake-Proofing in Inpatient Discharging Process", IERC 2010 Annual Conference June 5-9, 2010, Cancun, Mexico
  • Adel, Alaeddini, Kai Yang (2010), "A Probabilistic Model for Decreasing the Rate of No-Show in Hospital Appointments", IERC 2010 Annual Conference June 5-9, 2010, Cancun, Mexico
  • Yu, S., Yang, K. (2010), "Improving Telephone Care by reducing response time and abandon rate", Poster Presentation, IERC 2010 Annual Conference June 5-9, 2010, Cancun, Mexico
  • Wang, J., Yang, K., Yu, S (2010), "Improving Operating Room Utilization" 2010 INFORMS Annual Meeting, Nov 7-10, 2010, Austin, Texas
  • Wang, J., Yang, K., Yu, S (2011), "A Study of Operating Room Labor Performance", Society for Heath Systems Conference and Expo 2011, Orlando, FL Feb 17-19
  • Wang, J., Yang, K., Yu, S (2011), "Operating Room Utilization Improvement", Society for Heath Systems Conference and Expo 2011, Orlando, FL Feb 17-19
  • Murat, A., Yang, K., Wang, J. Zhao, Y. (2011), "Multi-facility Operating Room Surgical Case Scheduling" Society for Heath Systems Conference and Expo 2011, Orlando, FL Feb 17-19
  • Tyagi, S., Yang, K. (2011), "Real-time location system (RTLS) for supply, processing and distribution facility of a hospital" IERC 2011, Reno, NV, 2011
  • Wang, J., Murat, A., Yang, K. (2011), "Sensitivity Analysis of Factors Impacting Operating Room Utilization by Simulation" IERC 2011, Reno, NV, 2011
  • Wang, J., Yang, K. (2011), "Using DEA to Evaluate Multi-facility Operating Room Efficiency", IERC 2011, Reno, NV, 2011
  • Ma, X., Zhao, Y., Alarmiri, A., Murat, A., Yang, K (2011) "Allocation of Perishable Medical Inventory with Returns and Transshipments", IERC 2011, Reno, NV, 2011
  • Ma, X., Yang, K. (2011), "RTLS-based Ubiquitous Management of Medical Supply", Poster Presentation, IERC 2011 Annual Conference, Reno, NV

Presentations to University Seminar Series

  • Saeede Ajorlou, Issac Shams, Kai Yang, "An Analytic Approach to Designing a Patient Centered Medical Home", National Science Foundation Health System Optimization Workshop, Chicago, IL, September 12-13, 2014
  • Issac Shams, Kai Yang, "An Analytical Framework to Reducing Hospital Readmission", Center for Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, September 23, 2013
  • Kai Yang, "Industrial Engineering for Healthcare Industry", Invited Seminar Speaker, Department of Industrial and System Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, Feb 23, 2012
  • Kai Yang, Susan Yu, "Industrial Engineering for Healthcare Industry", Invited Seminar Speaker, Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Oct 3, 2011
  • Kai Yang, "Industrial Engineering for Healthcare Industry", Department of Industrial and System Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, Nov 3, 2010
  • Kai Yang, "The Role of Industrial Engineering in Healthcare Industry", Invited Seminar Speaker, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Science, McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, April 13, 2010
  • Kai Yang, "Industrial Engineering for Healthcare Industry", Invited Seminar Speaker, Department of Industrial and System Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, Feb 2, 2010