Research Interests

  • Applications:
    • Shared Mobility, Sustainable Transportation, Vehicle Routing Problems
    • Network Equilibrium, Congestion Pricing
    • Risk Management in Transportation Systems, Hazardous Materials Transportation
    • Human-Infrastructure Interaction, Modeling Human Behavior, Bounded Rationality, Satisficing
  • Methodology:
    • Computational Game Theory, Robust Optimization, Bi-level Optimization
    • Reinforcement Learning, Neural Combinatorial Optimization
    • Market Design, Combinatorial Auction, Stable Matching
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Articles under Review

  1. Bogyrbayeva A.*, S. Jang, A. Shah, Y. J. Jang, C. Kwon. A Reinforcement Learning Approach for Rebalancing Electric Vehicle Sharing Systems. arXiv pdf github abstract

  2. Haider, Z.*, Y. Hu, H. Charkhgard, D. Himmelgreen, C. Kwon. Creating Grocery Delivery Hubs for Food Deserts at Local Convenience Stores via Spatial and Temporal Consolidation. ssrn pdf abstract

  3. Haider, Z.*, H. Charkhgard, S. W. Kim, C. Kwon. Optimizing the Relocation Operations of Free-Floating Electric Vehicle Sharing Systems. (Honorable Mention, Student Paper Competition of the POMS College of Sustainable Operations, 2020) ssrn pdf abstract

  4. A. Bogyrbayeva*, C. Kwon. Pessimistic Evasive Flow Capturing Problems. pdf abstract

Journal Articles (Published or To Appear)

  1. Bogyrbayeva A.*, M. Takalloo*, H. Charkhgard, C. Kwon. An Iterative Combinatorial Auction Design for Fractional Ownership of Autonomous Vehicles. International Transactions in Operational Research, Accepted. doi pdf abstract

  2. Takalloo, M.*, A. Bogyrbayeva*, H. Charkhgard, C. Kwon. Solving the Winner Determination Problem in Combinatorial Auctions for Fractional Ownership of Autonomous Vehicles. International Transactions in Operational Research, Accepted. doi pdf abstract

  3. Takalloo, M.*, C. Kwon (2020). On the Price of Satisficing in Network User Equilibria. Transportation Science, 54(6), 1555–1570. doi arXiv pdf abstract

  4. Melendez, K.A.*, T.K. Das, C. Kwon (2020). A Nash-bargaining Model for Trading of Electricity Between Aggregations of Peers. International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, 123, 106185. doi pdf abstract

  5. Melendez, K.A.*, T.K. Das, C. Kwon (2020). Optimal operation of a system of charging hubs and a fleet of shared autonomous electric vehicles. Applied Energy, 279, 115861. pdf abstract

  6. Su. L.*, C. Kwon. (2020) Risk-Averse Network Design with Behavioral Conditional Value-at-Risk for Hazardous Materials Transportation. Transportation Science, 54(1), 184–203. doi pdf abstract

  7. Zhang, A.*, J.E. Kang, C. Kwon (2020). Generalized Stable User Matching for Autonomous Vehicle Co-ownership Programs. Service Science, 12(2–3), 61–79. doi pdf abstract

  8. Zhang, A.*, J. E. Kang, C. Kwon (2020). Multi-day Scenario Analysis for Battery Electric Vehicle Feasibility Assessment and Charging Infrastructure Planning. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 111, 439–457. doi pdf abstract

  9. Taslimi, M.*, R. Batta, C. Kwon (2020). Medical Waste Collection Considering Transportation and Storage Risk. Computers & Operations Research, 120, 104966. doi pdf abstract

  10. Takalloo, M.*, C. Kwon (2020). Sensitivity of Wardrop Equilibria: Revisited. Optimization Letters, 14, 781–796. doi arXiv pdf abstract

  11. Liu, X.*, C. Kwon. (2020) Exact Robust Solutions for the Combined Facility Location and Network Design Problem in Hazardous Materials Transportation. IISE Transactions, 52(10), 1156–1172. (Runner-up, Student Paper Competition of the INFORMS Section on Location Analysis (SOLA), 2019) doi pdf abstract

  12. Eaton, M., S. Yurek, Z. Haider*, M. Julien, F. Johnson, B. Udell, H. Charkhgard, C. Kwon. (2019) Spatial Conservation Planning under Uncertainty: Adapting to Climate Change Risks using Modern Portfolio Theory. Ecological Applications, 29(7):e01962. doi abstract

  13. Subramanian, V. T. K. Das, C. Kwon, A. Gosavi (2019). A Data-Driven Methodology for Dynamic Pricing and Demand Response in Electric Power Networks. Electric Power Systems Research, 174, 105869. doi pdf abstract

  14. Melendez, K. A. *, V. Subramanian, T. K. Das, C. Kwon (2019). Empowering end-use consumers of electricity to aggregate for demand-side participation. Applied Energy, 248, 372–382. doi abstract

  15. Sun, L.*, M. Karwan, C. Kwon (2019). Path-Based Approaches to Robust Network Design Problems Considering Boundedly Rational Network Users. Transportation Research Record, 2673(3), 637–645. doi pdf abstract

  16. Su, L.*, L. Sun*, M. Karwan, C. Kwon (2019). Spectral Risk Measure Minimization in Hazardous Materials Transportation. IISE Transactions, 59(6), 638–652. (Featured in IISE Magazine) doi pdf abstract

  17. Saghand, P.G., H. Charkhgard, C. Kwon (2019). A Branch-and-Bound Algorithm for a Class of Mixed Integer Linear Maximum Multiplicative Programs: A Multi-objective Optimization Approach. Computers & Operations Research, 101, 263–274. doi pdf abstract

  18. Haider, Z.*, A. Nikolaev, J. E. Kang, C. Kwon (2018). Inventory Rebalancing through Pricing in Public Bike Sharing Systems. European Journal of Operational Research, 270(1), 103–117. doi pdf abstract

  19. Zhang, A.*, J. E. Kang, K. Axhausen, C. Kwon (2018). Multi-day Activity-Travel Pattern Sampling Based on Single-Day Data. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 89, 96–112. doi pdf abstract

  20. Haider, Z.*, H. Charkhgard, C. Kwon (2018). A Robust Optimization Approach for Solving Problems in Conservation Planning. Ecological Modelling, 368, 288–297. doi pdf abstract

  21. Chung, B.D., S. Park, C. Kwon (2018). Equitable Distribution of Recharging Stations for Electric Vehicles. Socio-Economic Planning Science, 63, 1–11. doi pdf abstract

  22. Sun, L.*, M. Karwan, C. Kwon (2018). Generalized Bounded Rationality and Robust Multicommodity Network Design. Operations Research, 66(1), 42–57. (Outstanding Paper Award in Urban Transportation Planning and Modeling, the INFORMS Transportation Science & Logistics (TSL) Society, 2019) doi pdf abstract

  23. Esfandeh, T.*, R. Batta, and C. Kwon (2018). Time-Dependent Hazardous-materials Network Design Problem. Transportation Science, 52(2), 454–473. doi pdf github abstract

  24. Toumazis, I.*, M. Kurt, A. Toumazi, L. Karakosta, C. Kwon (2017). Comparative Effectiveness of Up-to-Three Lines of Chemotherapy Treatment Plans for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer. Medical Decision Making, Accepted. doi pdf abstract

  25. Zhang, A.*, J.E. Kang, C. Kwon (2017). Incorporating Demand Dynamics in Multi-Period Capacitated Fast-charging Location Planning for Electric Vehicles. Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, 103, 5–29. doi pdf github abstract

  26. Ahmed, M.T.*, J. Zhuang and C. Kwon (2017). Understanding Conflicting Interests of a Government and a Tobacco Manufacturer: A Game-Theoretic Approach. Group Decision and Negotiation, 26(6), 1209–1230. doi pdf abstract

  27. Taslimi, M.*, R. Batta, C. Kwon (2017). A Comprehensive Modeling Framework for Hazmat Network Design, Hazmat Response Team Location, and Equity of Risk. Computers & Operations Research, 79, 119–130. doi pdf abstract

  28. Li, X., R. Batta, C. Kwon (2017). Effective and Equitable Supply of Gasoline to Impacted Areas in the Aftermath of a Natural Disaster. Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, 57, 25–34. doi pdf abstract

  29. Chung, S. H. and C. Kwon (2016). Integrated Supply Chain Management for Perishable Products: Dynamics and Oligopolistic Competition Perspectives with Application to Pharmaceuticals. International Journal of Production Economics, 179, 117–129. doi pdf abstract

  30. Sun, L.*, M. Karwan, and C. Kwon (2016). Robust Hazmat Network Design Problems Considering Risk Uncertainty. Transportation Science, 50(4), 1188–1203. doi pdf abstract

  31. Toumazis, I*. and C. Kwon (2016). Worst-case Conditional Value-at-Risk Minimization for Hazardous Materials Transportation. Transportation Science, 50(4), 1174–1187. doi pdf github abstract

  32. Kumar, A. A., J. E. Kang, C. Kwon, and A. Nikolaev (2016). Inferring Origin-Destination Pairs and Utility-Based Travel Preferences for Shared Mobility Systems Users in a Multi-Modal Environment. Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, 91, 270–291. doi pdf abstract

  33. Sun, L.*, M. H. Karwan, C. Kwon (2016). Implications of Cost Equity Consideration in Hazmat Network Design. Transportation Research Record, 2567(1), 67–77. doi pdf abstract

  34. Esfandeh, T.*, C. Kwon, R. Batta (2016). Regulating Hazardous Materials Transportation by Dual Toll Pricing. Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, 83, 20–35. doi pdf abstract

  35. Sun, L.*, M. Karwan, and C. Kwon (2016). Incorporating Driver Behaviors in Network Design Problems: Challenges and Opportunities. Transport Reviews, 36(4), 454–478. doi pdf abstract

  36. Hwang, H., J. Park, S. H. Chang, N. Attard, S. Wells, C. Kwon, K. Friedman (2015). The Ties that Bind: Economic and Freight Transportation Implications of U.S.-Canada Border Bridges Using a Bi-national Transportation Network-Combined Economic Model. Research in Transportation Business & Management, 16, 32–49. doi pdf abstract

  37. Chung, S. H. and C. Kwon (2015). Multi-Period Planning for Electric-Car Charging Station Locations: a Case of Korean Expressways. European Journal of Operational Research. 242(2), 677–687. doi pdf github abstract

  38. Lee, T. and C. Kwon (2014). A Short Note on the Robust Combinatorial Optimization Problems with Cardinality Constrained Uncertainty. 4OR, 12(4), 373–378. doi pdf github abstract

  39. Park, J., C. Kwon, and M. Son (2014). Economic Implications of the Canada-U.S. Border Bridges: Applying a Binational Economic Model for Canada and the U.S.. Research in Transportation Business and Management, 11, 123–133. doi pdf abstract

  40. Kang, Y.*, R. Batta and C. Kwon (2014). Value-at-Risk Model for Hazardous Material Transportation. Annals of Operations Research, 222(1), 361–387. doi pdf github abstract

  41. Berglund, P. G.* and C. Kwon (2014). Solving a Location Problem of a Stackelberg Firm Competing with Cournot-Nash Firms. Networks and Spatial Economics, 14(1), 117–132. doi pdf abstract

  42. Kang, Y.*, R. Batta and C. Kwon (2014). Generalized Route Planning Model for Hazardous Material Transportation with VaR and Equity Considerations. Computers & Operations Research, 43, 237–247. doi pdf github abstract

  43. Berglund, P. G.* and C. Kwon (2014). Robust Facility Location Problem for Hazardous Waste Transportation. Networks and Spatial Economics, 14(1), 91–116. doi pdf abstract

  44. Toumazis, I.* and C. Kwon (2013). Routing Hazardous Materials on Time-Dependent Networks using Conditional Value-at-Risk. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 37, 73–92. doi pdf github abstract

  45. Kwon, C., T. Lee, P. G. Berglund* (2013). Robust Shortest Path Problems with Two Uncertain Multiplicative Cost Coefficients. Naval Research Logistics, 60(5), 375–394. doi pdf github abstract

  46. Chung, B.D., J. Li, T. Yao, C. Kwon and T. L. Friesz (2012). Demand Learning and Dynamic Pricing under Competition in a State-Space Framework. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 59(2), 240–249. doi pdf abstract

  47. Wang, J.*, Y. Kang*, C. Kwon and R. Batta (2012). Dual Toll Pricing for Hazardous Material Transport with Linear Delay. Networks and Spatial Economics, 12, 147–165. doi pdf abstract

  48. Jung, T.* and C. Kwon (2011). Retailer-Supplier Matching: an Application of the Deferred Acceptance Algorithm. International Journal of Services Operations and Informatics, 6(3), 248–258. doi pdf abstract

  49. Friesz, T. L., T. I. Kim, C. Kwon and M. A. Rigdon (2011). Approximate Network Loading and Dual Time Scale Dynamic User Equilibrium. Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, 45(1), 176-207. doi pdf abstract

  50. Kwon, C., T. L. Friesz, R. Mookherjee, T. Yao and B. Feng (2009). Non-cooperative Competition Among Revenue Maximizing Service Providers with Demand Learning. European Journal of Operational Research, 197(3), 981-996. doi pdf abstract

  51. Kwon, C. and T. L. Friesz (2008). Valuation of American Options by the Gradient Projection Method. Applied Mathematics and Computation, 206(1), 380-388. doi pdf abstract

  52. Friesz, T. L. and C. Kwon (2008). Supply Chain Design in Perfect Competition. International Journal of Services Operations and Informatics, 3(3/4), 340-356. doi pdf abstract

  53. Miller, T. C., T. L. Friesz, R. L. Tobin and C. Kwon (2007). Reaction Function Based Dynamic Location Modeling in Stackelberg-Nash-Cournot Competition. Networks and Spatial Economics, 7(1), 77-97. doi pdf abstract

Edited Book

  1. Batta, R. and C. Kwon (2013), Handbook of OR/MS Models in Hazardous Materials Transportation, International Series in Operations Research & Management Science, Vol. 193, Springer doi

Book

  1. C. Kwon (2016), Julia Programming for Operations Research: A Primer on Computing, 7.5" x 9.25". 246 pages. ISBN-10: 153332879X, ISBN-13: 978-1533328793. url

Papers in Refereed Proceedings

  1. C. Kwon (2011), Conditional Value-at-Risk Model for Hazardous Materials Transportation, in Proceedings of the 2011 Winter Simulation Conference, S. Jain, R. R. Creasey, J. Himmelspach, K. P. White, and M. Fu, eds. pp. 1708-1714 doi abstract
  2. Jeong, B., C. Kwon, Y.S. Zhang, and S. Yang (2010), Evaluating the Research Performance of a R\&D Program: an Application of DEA, Proceedings of the International Multi-Conference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2010 Vol III, 5 pages. pdf
  3. Friesz, T. L., M. A. Rigdon and C. Kwon (2008), A New Gradient Projection Algorithm for the Dynamic User Equilibrium Problem, International Symposium on Dynamic Traffic Assignment 2008, 9 pages.
  4. Friesz, T. L., C. Kwon and M. A. Rigdon (2007), A Model of Competition in Service Management, Proceedings of 2007 IEEE/INFORMS International Conference on Service Operations and Logistics, and Informatics, 6 pages. doi
  5. Friesz, T. L., C. Kwon and R. Mookherjee (2007). A Computable Theory of Dynamic Congestion Pricing. In: Transportation and Traffic Theory 2007: Papers selected for presentation at ISTTT17, a peer reviewed series since 1959, R. E. Allsop, M. G. H. Bell and B. G. Heydecker (Eds.), pp. 1-26. pdf abstract
  6. Friesz, T. L., C. Kwon, A. Chow and B. Heydecker (2007), A Dynamic Efficient Toll Problem, The Sixth Triennial Symposium on Transportation Analysis (TRISTAN VI), 4 pages pdf
  7. Friesz, T. L., R. Mookherjee and C. Kwon (2006), Dynamic Non-cooperative Games as a Foundation for Modeling Dynamic User Equilibrium, The First International Symposium on Dynamic Traffic Assignment, 18 pages. pdf
  8. Friesz, T. L., C. Kwon and R. Mookherjee (2006), A Computable Theory of Dynamic Congestion Pricing, The First International Symposium on Dynamic Traffic Assignment, 15 pages. pdf

Book Chapters

  1. Toumazis, I.*, C. Kwon, and R. Batta (2013), Value-at-Risk and Conditional Value-at-Risk Minimization for Hazardous Materials Routing, in Handbook of OR/MS Models in Hazardous Materials Transportation (Eds.:R. Batta and C. Kwon), Springer doi pdf github
  2. Friesz, T. L., T. I. Kim, C. Kwon and M. A. Rigdon (2010), Computing Dual Time Scale Dynamic User Equilibria, in New Developments in Transport Planning: Advances in Dynamic Traffic Assignment (Eds.: C. M. J. Tampere, F. Viti and L. H. Immers), Edward Elgar Publishing. pdf
  3. Friesz, T. L., C. Kwon and D. Bernstein (2009), Evolutionary and Preferential Attachment Models of Demand Growth, in Complexity and Spatial Networks: In Search of Simplicity (Eds.: Aura Reggiani and Roberto Patuelli), Springer-Verlag. doi pdf
  4. Friesz, T. L., C. Kwon and D. Bernstein (2007), Analytical Dynamic Traffic Assignment Models in Handbook of Transport Modelling 2nd Edition (Eds.: D. A. Hensher and K. J. Button), Elsevier. pdf
  5. Friesz, T. L. and C. Kwon (2007), Strategic Freight Network Planning Models and a Dynamic Oligopolistic Urban Freight Network in Handbook of Transport Modelling 2nd Edition (Eds.: D. A. Hensher and K. J. Button), Elsevier. pdf

Grants

  1. (pi, 100%) “Converting Convenience Stores from Sources of Unhealthy Foods to Hubs of Healthy Food Deliveries,” Creative Research Grant, USF Research & Innovation, 5/1/2020–4/30/2021
  2. (pi, 50%) “Measuring the Impact of the Large-scale Adoption of Ridesharing on the Spread of Infectious Diseases,” U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT) through Center for Transportation, Environment, and Community Health (CTECH), , co-PIs: Tapas Das (USF), Miguel Reina (USF), 10/1/2019–9/30/2020
  3. (pi, 50%) “Efficient Operations of Free-Floating Electric-Car Sharing Systems Considering Energy-Aware Customers,” INFORMS TSL Cross-regional Collaborative Grant, , co-PI: Sang Won Kim (CUHK), 2019
  4. (pi, 80%) “Creating and Designing New Markets for Fractional Ownership of Autonomous Vehicles”, Proposal Enhancement Grant, USF Research & Innovation, co-PI: Hadi Charkhgard (USF), 5/1/2018–4/30/2019.
  5. (co-pi, 30%) “Applying Location-based Informatics, Simulation, and Optimization Methods to Forklift Driver Behavior, Congestion, and Wireless Charging Studies”, Toyota Material Handing North America, PI: Sang Won Yoon (Binghamton), co-PI: Sung Hoon Chung (Binghamton), 12/1/2016–11/30/2017.
  6. (pi, 100%) “Regulating Hazardous-materials Transportation with Behavioral Modeling of Drivers,” U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT) through Center for Transportation, Environment, and Community Health (CTECH), , 11/30/2016–11/29/2017
  7. (co-pi, 50%) “Market Potential for Battery Electric Vehicles based on Multi-Day Activity-Travel Patterns”, U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT) through University Transportation Research Center (UTRC), PI: Jee Eun Kang (UB), co-PI: Joan Lucas (Brockport), 5/1/2015–7/31/2016
  8. (pi, 100%) “CAREER: Advancing Routing Methods in Hazardous Materials Transportation”, National Science Foundation, 08/01/2014–07/31/2019, [CMMI-1351357]
  9. (co-pi, 50%) “Effective and Equitable Supply of Gasoline to Impacted Areas in the Aftermath of a Natural Disaster”, U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT) through University Transportation Research Center (UTRC), PI: Rajan Batta (UB), 03/01/2014–05/31/2015
  10. (co-pi, 35%) “The Ties that Bind: Developing a Bi-national Transportation-Combined Economic Simulation Model to Assess Security and Policy Implications of US-Canada Border Bridges”, U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT) through University Transportation Research Center (UTRC), PI: Jiyoung Park (UB), co-PI: Kathryn Friedman (UB), 02/01/2014–08/31/2015
  11. (pi, 80%) SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grant, “Developing an Interactive Web-Application for Instructions Involving Networks”, co-PI: Ann Bisantz (UB), 06/01/2013–06/30/2014 [SUNY IITG 2013]
  12. (pi, 100%) Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) / U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT) through University Transportation Research Center (UTRC), Emerging Investigators Program, “Real-time Dynamic Pricing for Bicycle Sharing Programs”, 10/01/2012–08/31/2014 [RITA 49997-34-24]
  13. (pi, 33%) Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) / U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT) through University Transportation Research Center (UTRC), “Towards Socially and Economically Sustainable Urban Developments”, co-Is: Jiyoung Park (UB), Qian Wang (UB), 12/23/2011–09/30/2012 [RITA 49111-23-23]
  14. (pi, 100%) Goodwill Industries of WNY, Inc. through the Center for Industrial Effectiveness, “Processing Area Improvement Initiative”, 11/30/2011–5/30/2012
  15. (pi, 50%) National Science Foundation (NSF), “Collaborative Research: Regulating Hazardous Materials Transportation by Multi-Objective Dual Toll Pricing”, co-PIs: Rajan Batta (UB), 09/01/2011–08/31/2014 [CMMI-1068585]
  16. (pi, 100%) Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) / U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT) through University Transportation Research Center (UTRC), Faculty Development Minigrants, “Robust Routing for Hazardous Materials Transportation with Conditional Value-at-Risk on Time-Dependent Networks”, 07/01/2011–09/30/2012 [RITA 49111-07-23]
  17. (pi, 100%) Efficient Schools Team, LLC., Buffalo, NY, through The Center for Industrial Effectiveness, “Food Service Efficiency & Capacity Analysis Study/Assessment”, 03/30/2011–09/30/2011
  18. (pi, 50%) Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C., “Economic Implications of the Canada-US Border Bridges: Applying a Transportation-Combined Multiregional Input-Output Model for Canada and the U.S.”, co-PI: Jiyoung Park (UB), 03/01/2011–02/28/2012 [link]
  19. (co-pi, 50%) The Canadian-American Studies Committee, Fall 2010 Grant Competition, , PI: Jiyoung Park (UB), 2010