Nan Kong (a picture taken in the Beautiful Hawaii)


Assistant Professor
Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Telephone: 765-496-2467
Fax: 765-496-1459
E-mail: nkong@purdue.edu
Office number: MJIS3082


EDUCATION


RESEARCH INTERESTS

Stochastic Optimization (stochastic programming, Markov decision processes, simulation optimization); Discrete Optimization; Agent-based Modeling and Simulation

Healthcare Resource Allocation; Medical Decision Making; Hospital Simulation

Healthcare Networks and Communication


PUBLICATIONS

            JOURNAL ARTICLES

·         Stahl, J.E., N. Kong, S.M. Shechter, A.J. Schaefer, and M.S. Roberts, "A Methodological Framework for Optimally Re-Organizing Liver Transplant Regions," 2005. Medical Decision Making. Vol. 25, No. 3, pp. 35-46.

·         Kong, N., A.J. Schaefer, and B. Hunsaker, "Two-Stage Integer Programs with Stochastic Right-Hand Sides: A Superadditive Dual Approach," 2006. Mathematical Programming. Vol. 108, pp. 275-296.

·         Kong, N. and A.J. Schaefer, "A Factor ˝ Approximation Algorithm for a Class of Two-Stage Stochastic Mixed-Integer Programs," 2006. European Journal of Operational Research. Vol. 172, pp. 740-746.

·         Prokopyev, O., N. Kong, and D. L. Martinez-Torres, "The Equitable Dispersion Problem," 2009. European Journal of Operational Research. Vol. 197, No. 1, pp. 59-67.

·         Wang L. and N. Kong, "Security Constrained Economic Dispatch: A Markov Decision Process Approach with Embedded Stochastic Programming," 2010. International Journal of Operations Research and Information Systems. Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 1-16.

·         Kong, N., A.J. Schaefer, B. Hunsaker, and M.S. Roberts, “Maximizing the Efficiency of the U.S. Liver Allocation Systems through Region Design,” 2010. Management Science. Vol. 56, No. 12, pp. 2111-2122.

·         Teng, Y. and N. Kong, “An Efficient Approximation for Refining Organ Geographic Distribution in the U.S. Liver Transplantation and Allocation,” 2010. International Journal of Operations Research. Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 51-65.

BOOK CHAPTER

·         Feng, L. N. Kong, and M. Lawley, “Capacity Planning for Publicly Funded Community Based Long-Term Care Services,” 2011. In Community-Based Operations Research, M. P. Johnson, ed. International Series in Operations Research and Management Science, Vol. 167. Springer.    

PAPERS UNDER REVIEW/REVISION 

·         Kong, N., A.J. Schaefer, and S. Ahmed, “Totally Unimodular Stochastic Programs.”

·         Sandikci, B., N. Kong, and A.J. Schaefer, “A Hierarchy of Bounds for Two-Stage Stochastic Mixed-Integer Programs.”

·         Feng, W. H., N. Kong, and H. Wang, “From Refining to Designing: A Simulation Study of Liver Allocation with Single Scoring Formula.”

·         Lin, F., N. Kong, H. Xu, L. Sands, and M. Lawley, “Capacity Planning for Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBS).”

·         Karademir, S., O. Prokopyev, and N. Kong. “On Greedy Approximation Algorithms for a Class of Two-Stage Stochastic Assignment Problems.”

·         Li, J.-Q., N. Kong, X. Hu, and L. Liu. “A Two-Phase Approach to Transit Itinerary Planning under Uncertainty.”

·         Zhu, M., Y. Li, N. Kong, and R. Klein. “Assessing Colonoscopy Screening Strategies for Colorectal Cancer.”

·         Imperiale, T. F. and N. Kong. “Second-look Endoscopy for Bleeding Peptic Ulcer Disease: A Decision- and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis.”

CONFERENCE/WORKSHOP PROCEEDING PAPERS

·         Teng, Y., N. Kong, T. Reimer, and S. Swope. “How Initial Public Opinion on Vaccination Affects Vaccination Adherence during Infectious Disease Outbreak: An Agent-Based Simulation Study in Randomly Generated Social Network,” 2011. Abstract. In Proceedings of the 33rd Society for Medical Decision North America Annual Meeting, Chicago, USA, October 22 – 26, 2011. Poster Presentation.

·         Teng, Y., L. Han, W. Tu, and N. Kong. “Optimizing Coverage for a Chlamydia Trachomatis Screening Program,” 2011. In Proceedings of IEEE 7th International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, Trieste, Italy, August 24 – 27, 2011.  

·         Teng, Y., N. Kong, and W. Tu. “Optimal Screening Strategy Design for Chlamydia Infection among Young Women,” 2011. In Proceedings of the 2011 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Reno, Nevada, USA, May 21—25, 2011.

·         Sainathuni, B., P. J. Parikh, X. Zhang, and N. Kong. “The Effect of Picker-Blocking on Warehousing and Distribution Decisions,” 2011. In Proceedings of the 2011 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Reno, Nevada, USA, May 21—25, 2011.

·         Qu, X., L. Leaven, Y. Peng, J. Shi, and N. Kong. “A Two-Stage Stochastic Programming Model for Outpatient Appointment Scheduling,” 2011. In Proceedings of the 2011 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Reno, Nevada, USA, May 21—25, 2011.

·         Kong, N. and T. Imperiale. “Second-look Endoscopy for Bleeding Peptic Ulcer: A Decision-and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis,” 2010. Abstract. In Proceedings of the 32nd Society for Medical Decision Making North America Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, October 24 – 27, 2010. Poster Presentation.

·         Kong. N. and P. Fabri. “Optimal Physician Scheduling in a Multi-Clinic Network to Improve Patient Accessibility to Outpatient Care,” 2009. In Proceedings of the 2009 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Miami, Florida, USA, May 30 – June 3, 2009.

·         Elman, A., N. Kong, E. Bartlett, and K.J. Otto, "Analysis of Sensory Transformations in Response to Complex Sensory Stimuli in the Auditory Pathway," 2008. In Proceedings of the 3rd INFORMS Workshop on Data Mining and Health Informatics (DM-HI 2008).

·         Chen, X., I. Brian, and N. Kong, "Temporal Prediction Models for Mortality Risk among Patients Awaiting Liver Transplantation," 2008. In Proceedings of the 3rd INFORMS Workshop on Data Mining and Health Informatics (DM-HI 2008).

·         Y. Teng and N. Kong, "Applying Agent-based Modeling and Simulation (ABMS) to the U.S. Organ Transplantation and Allocation Network," 2008. In Proceedings of the 3rd INFORMS Workshop on Data Mining and Health Informatics (DM-HI 2008).

·         Kong. N. and P. Fabri. “Optimal Physician Scheduling in a Multi-Clinic Network to Improve Patient Accessibility to Outpatient Care,” 2007. Abstract. In Proceedings of the 29th Society for Medical Decision Making North America Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, October 20 – 24, 2007. 

·         Kong. N., A.J. Schaefer, B. Hunsaker, and M. Roberts. “Computational Improvement of Integer Programming Models for Determining the Optimal Configuration of Regions in the U.S. Organ Transplantation and Allocation Network,” 2005. Abstract. In Proceedings of the 27th Society for Medical Decision Making North America Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, USA, October 21 – 24, 2005. Oral Presentation.

·         Kong, N., A.J. Schaefer, B. Hunsaker and M.S. Roberts. “Optimizing Regions for Organ Transplants,” 2004. Extended Abstract. In Proceedings of the 2004 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Houston, Texas, USA, May 16 – 18, 2004.

·         Kong, N., S.M. Shechter, A.J. Schaefer, and J.E. Stahl. “Organ Transplantation Regions: The Need for Optimization,” 2002. Extended Abstract. In Proceedings of the2002 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Orlando, Florida, USA, May 19 – 22, 2002.

·         Stahl, J.E., N. Kong, Z. Wang, A.J. Schaefer, and G.S. Gazelle. “Organ Transplant Regions – What Is Their Optimal Size and Distribution? A Framework for Analysis,” 2001. Abstract. In Proceedings of the 23rd Society for Medical Decision Making North America Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, USA, October 21 – 24, 2001. Also appear in Medical Decision Making, Vol. 21, No. 6, p. 524.


TEACHING

Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University

·         BME495: Nonlinear Dynamic Systems. Fall 2009, 2010, 2011.

·         BME595: Healthcare Systems Engineering. Fall 2010.

·         BME695: Stochastic Dynamic Programming/Control in Medical Decision Making. Fall 2008, Spring 2011.

·         BME695: Data Mining in Health Care. Spring 2010.

·         CLA: Cancer Prevention and Treatment. Spring 2008.

·         CLA: Technological and Managerial Innovations in Telemedicine. Fall 2008.

Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering, University of South Florida.

·         ESI6448: Integer Programming. Spring 2007.

·         ESI4312: Deterministic Operations Research. Fall 2006, Fall2005.


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