Yearly Archives: 2017

New Masters 2017!

This week I am very happy to congratulate all of the students completing their Master’s of Science and PhD degrees. Several of these students are my advisees and I am quite proud of their accomplishments.  As of today, all of my MSc students have defended their work.  And on Friday, my first PhD student will… Read More »

Teaching Scholar Award

Teaching Scholar Award November 2017:  It was just announced that Dr. Charles Nicholson has won the 2017 Teaching Scholar Award from the Gallogly College of Engineering at the University of Oklahoma for excellence in the scholarship of teaching.  The announcement during the General College of Engineering faculty meeting last week was both a surprise and… Read More »

Game Theory and Strategic Thinking

Game Theory and Me “Game Theory”!? If you know what this is about, you are not alone. If you don’t, you are not alone either. When I tell people that my research is about game theory application in road-bridge transportation network. Reaction from most people are that their facial expression tells me they lost interest… Read More »

Multi-Drug Resistance in Cancer: Data Analysis for P-glycoprotein Inhibition

Drug efflux and P-glycoprotein Over time, cancerous cells have the ability to become resistant to treatments such as chemotherapy through several mechanisms. One of them is drug efflux, an otherwise useful body mechanism that protects normal cells by ensuring the intracellular drug concentration stays below a cell-killing threshold. Drug efflux is possible thanks to proteins… Read More »

NSGA-II explained!

Non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm II (NSGA-II) In this post, I will attempt to explain some basic ideas of multi-objective optimization and the non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm II (known as NSGA-II to it’s friends).  I will also provide an example in Python using the library “inspyred”. But first let’s talk multiple objectives… Multi-objective optimization problems deals… Read More »

KDD 2017 Conference – Part 1

  Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Conference 2017 One of the few top venues that bring together to researchers and practitioners from data science, data mining, knowledge discovery, and big data is the SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (known as KDD). Last month, I had the pleasure to attend the 23rd edition of this… Read More »

Probabilistic Prediction of Post-disaster Functionality

Probabilistic Prediction of Post-disaster Functionality Loss of Community Building Portfolios Considering Utility Disruptions I am proud to announce that the latest collaborative work from the CORE lab has been accepted for publication in the ASCE’s Journal of Structural Engineering.  The new paper title is a mouthful, “Probabilistic Prediction of Post-disaster Functionality Loss of Community Building… Read More »

Southwest Airlines Operations Tour

OU NOC Tour I was happy to represent the Analytics Lab recently as a part of a larger team from OU who were invited down to Dallas, TX near Love Field to meet with Southwest Airlines (SWA) to learn more about the airline business and operations.   The attendees from OU included the Vice President… Read More »


12th International Conference on Structural Safety & Reliability Several members of the combined CORE lab at OU attended the 12th International Conference on Structural Safety & Reliability (ICOSSAR 2017) at the Technische Universität Wien in Vienna, Austria during the summer. The CORE lab had a combined 5 presentations during the conference! Presentations On Tuesday, August 8, Naiyu… Read More »