Publications

2017
Traub (M.D.), S.J., S. Saghafian, M.R. Buras, and M.H. Temkit. 2017. “Resource Utilization in Emergency Department Patients with Known or Suspected Poisoning.” Journal of Medical Toxicology 13 (3): 238-244.
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Traub (M.D.), S.J., M.H. Temkit, and S. Saghafian. 2017. “Emergency Department Holding Orders.” Journal of Emergency Medicine 52 (6): 885-893.
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2016
Traub (M.D.), S.J, A. Bartley, R. Didehban, V. Smith (M.D.), C.A. Lipinski (M.D.), and S Saghafian. 2016. “Physician in Triage versus Rotational Patient Assignment.” Journal of Emergency Medicine 50 (5): 784-790.
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Saghafian, S, and B.T. Tomlin. 2016. “The Newsvendor under Demand Ambiguity: Combining Data with Moment and Tail Information.” Operations Research 64 (1): 167-185.
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Saghafian, S, and M.P. Van Oyen. 2016. “Compensating for Dynamic Supply Disruptions: Backup Flexibility Design.” Operations Research 64 (2): 390-405. Abstract
  • POMS (Production and Operations Management Society) 2013 College of Supply Chain Best Student Paper Award (Honorable Mention)
  • 2012 Richard Wilson Prize
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Saghafian, S., and M.H. Veatch. 2016. “A cμ Rule for Two-Tiered Parallel Servers.” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control 61 (4): 1046-1050.
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Traub (M.D.), S.J, C. Stewart (M.D.), R. Didehban, A. Bartley, S Saghafian, V. Smith (M.D.), S. Silvers (M.D.), R. LeCheminant, and C.A. Lipinski (M.D.). 2016. “Emergency Department Rotational Patient Assignment.” Annals of Emergency Medicine 67 (2): 206-215.
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2015
Boloori, A, S Saghafian, H.A Chakkera (M.D.), and C.B Cook (M.D.). 2015. “Characterization of Remitting and Relapsing Hyperglycemia in Post-Renal Transplant Recipients.” PLoS ONE 10 (11): 1-16 (e0142363).
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Traub (M.D.), S.J, C. Stewart (M.D.), R. Didehban, D Nestler (M.D.), Y.H. Chang, S Saghafian, and C.A. Lipinski (M.D.). 2015. “Emergency Department Rapid Medical Assessment: Overall Effect and Mechanistic Consideration.” Journal of Emergency Medicine 48 (5): 620-627.
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Saghafian, S, G Austin, and SJ Traub (M.D.). 2015. “Operations Research/Management Contributions to Emergency Department Patient Flow Optimization: Review and Research Prospects.” IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering 5 (2): 101-123. Abstract

Featured Article in IIE Magazine

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2014
Saghafian, S, W.J Hopp, M.P. Van Oyen, J.S. Desmond (M.D.), and S.L Kronick (M.D.). 2014. “Complexity-Augmented Triage: A Tool for Improving Patient Safety and Operational Efficiency.” Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (MSOM) 16 (3): 329-345. Abstract

 

  • MSOM (Manufacturing & Service Operations Management) Journal 2016 Best Paper Award ($2,000 awarded to one paper among all published in the prior three years)
  • INFORMS MSOM Society 2016 Best Paper Award of Service Special Interest Group (SIG)
  • Selected as one of five papers representing the best work published in MSOM 2011-2015 for distribution to Deans and Department Heads
  • First Place, MSOM 2012 Best Student Paper Award
  • INFORMS 2011 Doing Good with Good OR  Award (finalist)
  • Univ. of Michigan College of Engineering 2011 Outstanding Ph. D. Research Award
  • SSRN's Top Ten download list (Health Economics)

  

 

 

 

 

 

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Saghafian, S, and X Chao. 2014. “The Impact of Operational Decisions on the Optimal Design of Salesforce Incentives.” Naval Research Logistics 61 (4): 320-340.
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2013
Li, X, Y Li, and S Saghafian. 2013. “A Hybrid Manufacturing-Remanufacturing System with random Remanufacturing Yield and Market Driven Product Acquisition.” IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management 60 (2): 424-437 (special issue on sustainability) .
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Kim, E, S Saghafian, and MP Van Oyen. 2013. “Joint Control of Production, Remanufacturing, and Disposal Activities in a Hybrid Manufacturing-Remanufacturing System.” European Journal of Operational Research 231 (2): 337-348 .
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2012
Saghafian, S, WJ Hopp, MP Van Oyen, Desmond (MD ) J.S, and SL Kronick. 2012. “Patient Streaming as a Mechanism for Improving Responsiveness in Emergency Departments.” Operations Research 60 (5): 1080-1097. Abstract
  • INFORMS 2010 Pierskalla Award for the best paper in Healthcare
  • POMS 2011 College of Healthcare Best Paper Award (second place) 

     

  •  MSOM 2011 Healthcare Operations Management SIG Workshop (among 6 papers accepted)  
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Saghafian, S, and M.P. Van Oyen. 2012. “The Value of Flexible Suppliers and Disruption Risk Information: Newsvendor Analysis with Recourse.” IIE Transactions 44 (10): 834-867. Abstract
  • Featured Article in IIE Magazine
  • POMS 2009 College of Supply Chain Best Student Paper Award (among 4 finalists)
  • An earlier version was listed on the SSRN's Top Ten download list " SCM: Analytical" and "MRN Production & Operations Management."  
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2011
Saghafian, S, MP Van Oyen, and B Kolfal. 2011. “The "W" Network and the Dynamic Control of Unreliable Flexible Servers.” IIE Transactions 43 (12): 893-907. Abstract

2010 Murty Prize for the Best Paper on Optimization

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2009
Saghafian, S, and MR Akbari. 2009. “Integrative Cell Formation and Layout Design In Cellular Manufacturing Systems.” Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering 3 (2): 97-115.
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2005
Hejazi, SR, and S Saghafian. 2005. “Flowshop Scheduling Problems with Makespan Criterion: A Review.” International Journal of Production Research 43 (14): 2895-2929. Abstract

Cited over 190 times (Google Scholar)

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Saghafian, S, and SR Hejazi. 2005. “Multi-criteria Group Decision Making Using A Modified Fuzzy TOPSIS Procedure.” IEEE Proc. , 215-221. Abstract

Cited over 80 times (Google Scholar)

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