Chrysafis Vogiatzis

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Chrysafis Vogiatzis, Ph.D.,
Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
phone: +1-217-300-7078
email: chrys [at] illinois [dot] edu

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About me

I received my Ph.D. degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering at the University of Florida under the supervision of Dr. Panos M. Pardalos. Prior to joining the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, I was an assistant professor at the Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering at North Dakota State University and the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering at North Carolina A&T State University. I also have a M.Sc. degree from the University of Florida and a Dipl. Eng. degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece.


My current research interests lie in network optimization and combinatorial optimization, along with their vast applications in modern socio-technical and biological systems. One of the main axes of my research is focusing on the study of centrality metrics in biological, social, and infrastructure networks, in order to identify groups and persons of interest. More specifically, my research interests are in Operations Research (broadly defined) and include:

  • Network optimization

  • Combinatorial optimization

  • Decomposition techniques

  • Evacuation and disaster management

You can find out more about my research here.


I have taught a wide array of classes in Industrial and Systems Engineering over the years, including (but definitely not limited to):

  • Production and inventory control

  • Supply chain management

  • Probabilities and statistics for engineers

  • Analysis of data

  • Analysis of network data

  • Integer and network optimization

  • Quantitative modeling

For more information, and to see evaluations of my teaching, please see here.