The Open University of Israel
Dr. Yuval Cohen

Dr. Yuval Cohen

Industrial Engineering

Updated: July 2012

 

Personal

Tel (office): 972-9-778-1883
Tel (mobile): 972-54-539-8152

Fax: 972-9-778-0668

E-mail: yuvalco@openu.ac.il

Born: Tel Aviv, 1961
Marital Status: Married + 3

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Education

1998 Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
Dissertation: A new modeling technique for discrete industrial control
Advisor: Professor Bopaya Bidanda
1992 M.Sc., Industrial Engineering, Technion (IIT)
Thesis: Optimizing the makespan in assembly lines under learning
Advisor: Professor Ezey Dar-El
1989 B.Sc., Industrial Engineering, Ben-Gurion University
Final project: Detailed simulation of an emergency evacuation of the city of Dimona (in case of nuclear hazard)
Advisor: Professor Zilla Sinuany
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Academic Appointments

2010 - Senior Lecturer, Afeka Tel-Aviv College of Engineering
2008 - Senior Lecturer, The Open University of Israel
2003-2008 Lecturer, The Open University of Israel
2002-2009 Lecturer, Holon Institute of Technology
2001-2003 Visiting lecturer, The Open University of Israel
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Professional Experience

1989 Ben-Gurion University: Teaching Assistant (Industrial Engineering)
1989 Ziggelman Institute: Consultant
1990-1992 Technion (IIT): Teaching Assistant (Industrial Engineering)
1992-1997 University of Pittsburgh: Teaching/Research Assistant (Industrial Engineering)
1997-1998 TEFEN-USA: Industrial Engineer
1998-2001 FedEx Ground: Senior Operations Planning Analyst, Responsible for the rolling five year plan ($4,500,000,000): hub capacity, hubs and facilities expansions, relocations, and new locations, plus hub load-plans (3 million avg. daily packages), and load-factor control (of 5,000 avg. daily trailers)
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Administrative Activities at the Open University

2001 - Head of the Industrial Engineering program
2001 - Member, Engineering Subcommittee
2001 - Academic responsibility for 15 courses
2001 - Academic advisor (for students) in the Industrial Engineering program
2001 - Area Head, Industrial Engineering and Management (e.g., managing MBA courses related to operations management and project management, generating and maintaining Web page and printed pamphlet, visiting OU study centers to brief on the program, Program status meetings, etc.)
2011 Member, OU Senate
2001-2004 Member, Mathematics & Computer Science
2004 - Member, Management and Economics Subcommittee
2003 - Member, Committee for Accreditation of Prior Studies
2003 - Member, OU Faculty Council
2003 Academic Advisor to Tafnit on Water and Energy Infrastructure courses
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Fields of Research

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Scholarships

1992-1997 University of Pittsburgh
1990-1992 Technion (IIT)
1989 Ben-Gurion University
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Awards

1988 Israel Transportation Association award for simulation of suggested traffic changes at Ben-Yehuda street in Tel-Aviv, Israel
1992 Gutwierth graduate award of excellence for exceptional merit at the Technion, Haifa, Israel
2000 FedEx Ground Recognition Award for Outstanding Planning Effort, Pittsburgh, PA
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Sponsored Research

2007 Open University Research Authority, Project scheduling, IS 30,000
2005 Open University Research Authority - Pilot Research Fund, Inventory Acquisition Decisions, $8,000
2004 Eshkol Local Governance fund sponsored by "Mifal HaPais" "Developing Operating Measures for Municipality of Shoham"
2003 Open University - Active Research Fund, Learning in Inventory Acquisition Decisions, $2,000
1994-1995 Benjamin Franklin Foundation, Maynard Co., TalkMOST system - an intelligent voice-activated work-measurement system, $60,000
1993 American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Technology evaluation of two-dimensional bar-code symbologies, $50,000
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Membership on Editorial Boards

2011-2016 Journal of Information and Operations Management, ISSN: 0976–7754 & E-ISSN: 0976–7762
2008-2012 International Journal of Information &, Decision Sciences (IJIDS) - Evaluation of manuscripts
2009-2011 International Journal of Managing Information Technology (IJMIT)
2008-2010 International Journal of Information Technology Project Management (IJITPM) - Evaluation of manuscripts
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Supervision of Higher Degrees

2010 Miri Kedmi, M.Sc. Technology Management, Holon Institute of Technology
2009 Alon Avgill, M.Sc. Technology Management, Holon Institute of Technology
2007 Dan Tofler, Eran Gadassi, M.Sc. Technology Management, Holon Institute of Technology
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Membership in Professional Societies

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Teaching Responsibility for Open University Courses

2002 - Introduction to Industrial Engineering (10163)
2003 -2008 Operations Management I (10687)
2004 - Operations Management II (10688)
2004 - Facility Layout and Associate Systems Design (10580)
2005 - Simulation for Industrial Engineers (10695)
2006 - Project Management for Industrial Engineering (10906)
2006 - Stochastic Models in Operations Research (10907)
2007 - Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems (CIM) (10571)
2006 -2010 Final Project in Industrial Engineering (10923)
2006 - Non-linear Optimization Methods (10926)
2006 -2011 Quality and Productivity Management (10587)
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Other Teaching Experience

2009 -2013 Senior Lecturer, Afeka Tel-Aviv college of engineering
  • Courses: Risk management, Operations Research II.
2001-2008 Lecturer, Holon Academic Institute of Technology
  • Courses: Engineering Economy, Production Management, Logistics, Distribution Systems, Quality Management, Simulation, M.Sc. Research Seminar
2004 Temporary External Lecturer, Dept. of Industrial Engineering, The Technion (IIT)
  • Course: Production Management
2002 Temporary External Lecturer, Dept. of Industrial Engineering, Ruppin Academic Institute
  • Course: Simulation
1992-1997 Teaching/Research Assistant, Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
  • Courses (1992-1993): Computer Aided Design (CAD), Engineering Economy (graduate course), Information Systems (graduate course), Statistics, Production and Inventory Planning, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Automatic Data Collection
  • Developed, wrote, and taught sessions for the "Automatic Data Collection Laboratory" (1994)
  • Courses (1996-1997): Modeling with computer applications, Simulation modeling (graduate course), Production Planning and Control, Productivity and Work Measurement
1990-1992 Teaching Assistant, Industrial Engineering, The Technion (IIT)
  • Courses: Production Planning and Control-II, Logistics, Introduction to Industrial Engineering, Quality Control, Design of Assembly Lines (graduate course)
1989 Teaching Assistant, Industrial Engineering, Ben-Gurion University
  • Courses: Operations Research I, Operations Research II, Simulation, Queuing Theory
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Other Professional Activities

2010 Initiator and organizer of the isENBIS annual conference (at the Open University)
2009, 2010, 2011. Initiator and organizer of the conference on Quality Management (at the open University)
2003, 2004, 2006,  Initiator and organizer of the conference on Quality Management (at the Holon Institute of Technology)
2007 Initiator and organizer of the conference on Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial "Greenhouses" (at the Holon Institute of Technology)
2007 Referee at the "FIRST" robotic competition, Yad-Eliyahu
2005, 2006, 2007 Initiator and organizer of the annual Logistics conference (at the Open University)
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List of Publications

Books

1. Shtub A., Cohen Y., Keren B., (2008) Project Management for Industrial Engineering Students, The Open University of Israel, ISBN: 978-965-06-0963-4 (in Hebrew: 612 pages).

Articles in Refereed Books

  1. Cohen Y., Wang M., and Bidanda B.; Modeling and implementation of agent-based discrete industrial automation, in: Sobh T., Elleithy K., Mahmood A., Karim M. (editors), Innovative algorithms and techniques in automation, industrial electronics and telecommunications; Springer; 2007; 535-541.
  2. Cohen Y.; A modeling technique for execution and simulation of discrete automation, , in: Sobh T., Elleithy K., Mahmood A., Karim M. (editors), Novel algorithms and techniques in telecommunications, automation and industrial electronics; Springer; 2008; 273-278.
  3. Cohen Y., Wang M., and Bidanda B.; Automatic translation of a process level Petri-net to a ladder-diagram, in: Sobh T., Elleithy K., Mahmood A., Karim M. (editors), Advanced Techniques in computing Sciences and Software Engineering; Springer; 2010; 25-31.
  4. Cohen Y., Wang M., and Bidanda B.; Transition Network for Automation Modeling: A Case Study, in: Elleithy K., Sobh T., Iskander M. Kapila V. Karim M., Mahmood A. (editors), Technological Developments in Networking, Education and Automation; Springer; 2010; 187-192.
  5. Cohen Y., & Zwikael O.; A New Technique for Estimating the Distribution of a Stochastic Project Makespan, in Wang J., Project Management Techniques and Innovations in Information Technology, IGI Global, 33-47, 2012. (ISBN13: 9781466609303, DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-0930-3).
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    Articles in Refereed Journals

    1. Billo E. R., Bidanda B., Cohen Y., Fei C., and Petri K.; Performance standards and testing of two-dimensional bar-code systems for overhead scanning, Journal of Manufact uring Systems (JOMS); 15 (5); 1996; 305-315.
    2. Cohen Y., Bidanda B., and Billo E. R.; Accelerating the generation of work-measurement standards through automatic speech recognition: A laboratory study, International Journal of Production Research (IJPR); 36 (10); 1998; 2701-2715.
    3. Cohen Y. and Dar-El E. M.; Optimizing the number of stations in assembly lines under learning, Production Planning and Control; 9 (3); 1998; 230-240.
    4. Cohen Y., Vitner G., and Sarin S.; Optimal allocation of work in assembly lines for lots with homogeneous learning, European Journal of Operational Research (EJOR), Special issue on line balancing; 168 (3); 2006; 922-931.
    5. Zwikael O., Cohen Y., And Sadeh A.; Non-Delay scheduling as a managerial approach for managing projects, International Journal of Project Management ( IJPM; 24; 2006; 330-336.
    6. Cohen Y., and Sadeh A.; A new approach for constructing and generating AOA networks, Journal of Engineering, Computing and Architecture (ISSN 1934-7197); 1 (1); 2006; 1-15.
    7. Cohen Y., Sadeh A., and Ben-David A.; A new approach for decision rule extraction from binary data, Journal of Engineering, Computing and Architecture (ISSN 1934-7197); 1(2); 2007; 1-10.
    8. Cohen Y., Vitner G., and Sarin S.; Work allocation to stations with varying learning slopes and without buffers, European Journal of Operational Research (EJOR); 184 (2); (January 2008); 797-801.
    9. Cohen Y., Dar-El E., Vitner G., and Sarin S.; Work allocation to stations in a line with unlimited buffers for three general learning patterns, International Journal for Intelligent  Systems Technologies and Applications (IJISTA); 4 (1-2); 2008; 123-140.
    10. Cohen Y., Dar-El E., Vitner G., and Sarin S.; Optimal layout and work allocation in batch Assembly under learning effect, International Journal for Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications (IJISTA); 4 (1-2); 2008; 188-207.
    11. Benzion U., Cohen Y., Peled R., and Shavit T.; Decision-making and the newsvendor problem: an experimental study, Journal of the Operational Research Society (JORS); 59 (9); 2008; 1281-1287. (0ne of ten most cited papers of JORS in 2009).
    12. Prakash, A., Khilwani, N., Tiwari, M.K., Cohen, Y.; Modified immune algorithm for job selection and operation allocation problem in flexible manufacturing systems, Advances in Engineering Software (AES); 39 (3); 2008; 219 – 232.
    13. Cohen Y. and Zwikael O.; Modelling and Scheduling Projects Using Petri Networks; International Journal of Project Organization and Management (IJPOM); 1 (2); 2009; 221-233.
    14. Cohen Y., and Keren B.; Trailer to door assignment in a synchronous cross-dock operation, International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management (IJLSM); 5, (5); 2009; 574-590.
    15. Cohen Y., Wang M. E., and Bidanda B.; Automatic translation of process level Petri-net to a ladder diagram, Journal of Communication and Computer(JCC); 6 (11); 2009, 58-64.
    16. Cohen Y., and Dar-El E.; The sliding frame - extending the concept to various assembly line balancing problems, International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management (IJMTM); 20 (1/2/3/4); 2010; 4-24.
    17. Cohen Y., Mining the successful binary combinations: Methodology and a simple case study, International Journal of Computer Science Issues (IJCSI), 7(1), 2010; 1-9.
    18. Benzion U., Cohen Y., Shavit T., The newsvendor problem with unknown distribution, Journal of Operational Research Society (JORS), 61; 2010; 1022-1031.
    19. Cohen Y., Zwikael O., A New Technique for Estimating the Distribution of a Stochastic Project Makespan, International Journal of Information Technology Project Management (IJITPM), 1 (3), July-September 2010, 14-27.
    20. Cohen Y., A New Modeling and Implementation Technique for Agent-Based Discrete Industrial Automation, Journal of Communication and Computer; 8 (1); 2011, 1-7.
    21. Cohen Y., A new technique for evaluating the balanced scorecard dashboard values, Problems and Perspectives in Management, 2011, 9 (1), 79-84.
    22. Cohen Y., Zwikael O., and Sadeh A.; Using a sliding-frame approach for scheduling large and complex IT projects, International Journal of Information Technology Project Management (IJITPM), 2 (4), 2011, 1-13.
    23. Keren B., and Cohen Y.; Optimising Project Performance: The Triangular Trade-off Optimisation Approach, International Journal of Engineering Management and Economics (IJEME) 3 (1), 2012.
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      Accepted for publication

      1. Cohen Y., Absenteeism as a Major Cause of Bottlenecks in Assembly Lines, International Journal of Production Research (IJPR) , 2012.
      2. Cohen Y., Sadeh A., Zwikael O., Finding the Shortest Non-Delay Schedule for a Resource-Constrained Project, International Journal of Operations Research and Information Systems (IJORIS), 2012. (http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00207543.2011.651541)
      3. Cohen Y., Ornoy H., and Keren B., Personality Types of Project Managers and their Success: A Field Survey, Project Management Journal, 2012.

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      Open University Publications (in Hebrew)


      1. Scientific editor of the Hebrew translation of Production and Operations Analysis, by Steven Nahmias
      2. Study guide for Operations Management I (with Dr. Beni Bar-Yoseph)
      3. Study guide for The Strategy of Operations, MBA course (with Dr. Beni Bar-Yoseph)
      4. Study guide for Project Management for Business Administration, MBA course (with Prof. Uri Benzion and Dr. Arie Nachmias)
      5. Study guide for Stochastic Models in Operations Research (with Prof. Alan Stulman)
      6. Study guide for Project Management for Industrial Engineering (with Prof. Avi Shtub and Dr. Baruch Keren),
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      Articles in Refereed Conference Proceedings

      1. Cohen Y., and Delorme X., Column Generation Approach for Planning the Operation of Reconfigurable Production Line Segments with Bideractional Conveyance System, 14th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in  Manufacturing (INCOM-2012), Bucharest, Romania, May, 2012.
      2. Weintraub E., Cohen Y.,  Business – IT divide problem pertaining to planning and budgeting activities, Proceedings of the 17th Industrial Engineering and Management Conference (IEM); Tel-Aviv, Israel; March 2012.
      3. Cohen Y.,  Faccio M., The combined effect of multiple models sequencing and  absemteeism/turnover on the throughput of assembly lines, Proceedings of the 17th Industrial Engineering and Management Conference (IEM); Tel-Aviv, Israel; March 2012.
      4. Golan M., Singer G., Goren-Bar D., Cohen Y., Using manual assembly instructions to generate standard times, Proceedings of the 17th Industrial Engineering and Management Conference (IEM); Tel-Aviv, Israel; March 2012.
      5. Cohen Y., Singer G., Golan M., Goren-Bar D., Automating the Transformation From a Prototype to a Method of Assembly, Proceeding of the International Conference on Industrial Electronics, Technology and Automation (IETA 11), in IEEE's: Proceedings of the International Joint Conferences on Computer, Information, and Systems Sciences, and Engineering (CISSE); December 2011.
      6. Cohen Y., Absenteeism as a major cause of bottlenecks in serial production processes, 21st International Conference on Production Research (ICPR 21), Stuttgart, Germany, July 2011.
      7. Cohen Y., A route card modeling technique for complex assembly, 21st International Conference on Production Research (ICPR 21), Stuttgart, Germany, July 2011.
      8. Cohen Y., Zwikael O., Sadeh A.; Optimal Project Subsets Selection in Polynomial Time, Proceedings of the 20th Industrial Engineering Research Conference (IERC); Reno, NV, USA; May 2011.
      9. Cohen Y., Minimizing Lifetime Costs in Production Lines: Stations With Shared Machines, Proceedings of the 20th Industrial Engineering Research Conference (IERC); Reno, NV, USA; May 2011.
      10. Cohen Y, Goren-Bar D., Golan M.; New automated assembly model based on  automated route card scheme, Proceedings of the 5th Israeli Industrial Engineering Research Meeting (IIERM); Dead-Sea Resort, Israel; March 2011.
      11. Cohen Y., Goren-Bar D., New Automated Assembly Model Based On Automated Route Card Scheme, Proceeding of the International Conference on Industrial Electronics, Technology and AutomationIETA 10), in IEEE's: Proceedings of the International Joint Conferences on Computer, Information, and Systems Sciences, and Engineering (CISSE); December 2010. 
      12. Cohen Y.; The Impact of Absenteeism and Turnover in Assembly Lines and Strategies for Overcoming Them, Proceedings of the Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Conference (MSOM 2010), Haifa, Israel; June 2010.
      13. Cohen Y.; A New Technique for Solving the Assembly Line Design Problem, Proceedings of the 19th Industrial Engineering Research Conference (IERC); Cancun, Mexico; May 2010.
      14. Cohen Y.; Optimizing Purchase Mix of Bundles and Separate Products in the Supply-Chain, Proceedings of the 19th Industrial Engineering Research Conference (IERC); Cancun, Mexico; May 2010.
      15. Cohen Y.; Planning for Assembly Lines Absenteeism and Turnover, Proceedings of the 19th Industrial Engineering Research Conference (IERC); Cancun, Mexico; May 2010.
      16. Cohen Y., Keren B., New modelling framework for project risk analysis with stochastic risks, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Stochastic Models in Reliability Engineering, Life Sciences and Operations Research (SMRLO), Beer-Sheva, February 2010.
      17. Gurevich G., Keren B., Cohen Y., The impact of bundling parishable products on retailer and producer total profit, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Stochastic Models in Reliability Engineering, Life Sciences and Operations Research, (SMRLO), Beer-Sheva, February 2010.
      18. Sadeh A., Cohen Y., Zwikael O., Using Sliding Frame Approach for Scheduling Large and Complex Projects, The IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM), Singapore, December 2009. 
      19. Cohen Y. Wang M., Bidanda B., Transition Network for Automation Modeling: A Case Study, The International Conference on Industrial Electronics, Technology and Automation (IETA 09), in IEEE's: Proceedings of the International Joint Conferences on Computer, Information, and Systems Sciences, and Engineering (CISSE), December 2009. 
      20. Darel E., Cohen Y., Manual Assembly of Lots: Learning as a Drive for a Single Line Configuration, International Conference of Production Research (ICPR-20), Shanghai, China, August 2009.
      21. Keren B., Cohen Y., Hadad Y., Trade-off optimization in project management: time, budget, and quality, Proceedings of 23rd European Conference On Operational Research Conference (EURO), Bonn, Germany, June 2009. 
      22. Gurevich G., Keren B., Cohen Y., Hadad Y., Optimal Bundling for single-period inventory problem, Proceedings of 23rd European Conference On Operational Research Conference (EURO), Bonn, Germany, June 2009. 
      23. Cohen Y., Benson D., Keren B., New Operations Planning Heuristic for LTL and Package Delivery Systems, Proceedings of the 18th Industrial Engineering Research Conference (IERC), Miami, USA, May 2009. 
      24. Cohen Y., Sarin S., A New Technique for Solving the Assembly Line Design Problem, Proceedings of the 18th Industrial Engineering Research Conference (IERC), Miami, USA, May 2009. 
      25. Cohen Y., Load Plan Heuristic for a Network of Hubs and Terminals in Package Delivery Systems, Proceedings of the ORSIS conference 2009, Herzlia, Israel, May 2009. 
      26. Cohen Y., Load Plan Heuristic for a Network of Hubs and Terminals in Package Delivery Systems, Proceedings of the ORSIS conference 2009, Herzelia, Israel, May 2009. 
      27. Cohen Y, Dar-El E., Vitner G., The sliding frame - extending the concept to various assembly line balancing problems, Proceedings of the 4th Israeli Industrial Engineering Research Meeting (IIERM), Maalot, Israel, March 2009. 
      28. Gurevich G, Baruch K, Cohen Y., Optimal bundling policy for the newsvendor problem, Proceedings of the 4th Israeli Industrial Engineering Research Meeting (IIERM), Maalot, Israel, March 2009. 
      29. Cohen Y., Automatic Translation of a Process Level Petri-Net to a Ladder Diagram, The International Conference on Industrial Electronics, Technology and Automation (IETA 08), in IEEE's Proceedings of the International Joint Conferences on Computer, Information, and Systems Sciences, and Engineering (CISSE), December 2008. 
      30. Cohen Y, Dar-El E., Applying a sliding frame approach for solving a new assembly line design problem, Proceedings of the 17th Industrial Engineering Research Conference (IERC), Vancouver, Canada, May 2008. 
      31. Cohen Y., Zwikael O., and Sadeh A., Sliding-frame: a new promising approach in project scheduling, Proceedings of the 17th Industrial Engineering Research Conference (IERC), Vancouver, Canada, May 2008. 
      32. Cohen Y., Sadeh A., and Raz D., From Node Routing to Arc Routing: Utilizing the Chinese Postman problem for Heuristically Solving the TSP, Proceedings of the ORSIS conference 2008, Shfayim, Israel, May 2008. 
      33. Sadeh A, Cohen Y, and O Zwikael, A Heuristic Efficient Solution for Non-Delay Resource Constrained Project Schedule. In: Funda Sivrikaya and Serifoglu Umit Bilge (editors), Proceedings of the Eleventh International Workshop on Project Management and Scheduling (PMS), Istanbul Turkey, April 2008, 236-239. 
      34. Cohen Y., Keren B., A simple heuristic for assigning doors to trailers in cross-docks, Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Logistics (ICIL), Tel-Aviv, Israel, March 2008. 
      35. Cohen Y., Zwikael O., and Sadeh A., Using a sliding-frame approach for scheduling large and complex projects, Proceedings of the 15th Industrial Engineering and Management Conference (IEM), Tel-Aviv, Israel, March 2008. 
      36. Cohen Y., Wang M. E., and Bidanda B., A modeling technique for execution and simulation of discrete automation, The International Conference on Industrial Electronics, Technology and Automation (IETA 07), in IEEE's Proceedings of the International Joint Conferences on Computer, Information, and Systems Sciences, and Engineering (CISSE), December 2007. 
      37. Cohen Y., Sadeh A., and Zwikael O., On the time dimension of risks in multi project environment, Proceedings of the 16th Industrial Engineering Research Conference (IERC), Nashville, TN, May 2007. 
      38. Cohen Y., Zwikael O., and Keren B., Project dynamic scheduling using petri nets and pheromones, Proceedings of the 16th Industrial Engineering Research Conference (IERC), Nashville, TN, May 2007. 
      39. Cohen Y., and Keren B., A new efficient heuristic for cross-dock door assignment problem, Proceedings of the ORSIS conference 2007, Maale-HaChamisha, Israel, May 2007. 
      40. Cohen Y., Wang M. E., and Bidanda B., Modeling and implementation of agent-based discrete industrial automation, The International Conference on Industrial Electronics, Technology and Automation (IETA 06), in IEEE's Proceedings of the International Joint Conferences on Computer, Information, and Systems Sciences, and Engineering (CISSE), December 2006. 
      41. Cohen Y., Sadeh A., and Rokach L., New rule extraction approach using a modified QM algorithm, Proceedings of the 15th Industrial Engineering Research Conference (IERC), Orlando, FL, May 2006. 
      42. Cohen Y., A Polynomial-time optimal inspection policy technique and its implementation, Proceedings of the 15th Industrial Engineering Research Conference (IERC), Orlando, FL, May 2006. 
      43. Cohen Y., and Sarin S., A Comparison of the effect of industrial learning on sequential vs. parallel batch assembly makespan, Proceedings of the 15th Industrial Engineering Research Conference (IERC), Orlando, FL, May 2006. 
      44. Cohen Y., Vitner G., and Sarin S., Learning and buffers effects on work allocation of lots' assembly, Proceedings of the 15th Industrial Engineering Research Conference (IERC), Orlando, FL, May 2006. 
      45. Cohen Y., Sadeh A., and Zwikael O., Extending a heuristic for resource constrained project scheduling (proceedings distributed in a CD), Proceedings of the 14th Industrial Engineering and Management Conference (IEM), Tel-Aviv, Israel, March 2006. 
      46. Cohen Y., Sadeh A., and Zwikael O., An efficient technique for finding the shortest non-delay schedule for a resource-constrained project, Proceedings of the 14th Industrial Engineering Research Conference (IERC), Atlanta, GA, May 2005. 
      47. Cohen Y., Vitner G., and Sarin S., Work allocation to stations with various learning slopes in assembly lines for lots, Proceedings of the 14th Industrial Engineering Research Conference (IERC), Atlanta, GA, May 2005. 
      48. Cohen Y., Bidanda B., and Rokach L., A new technique for modeling and implementation of agent-based discrete industrial automation, Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Manufacturing (FAIM), Bilbao, Spain, July 2005. 
      49. Cohen Y., Sadeh A., and Zwikael O., New efficient heuristic for resource constrained project scheduling, Proceedings of the 18th International Conference of Production Research (ICPR), Salerno, Italy, August 2005. 
      50. Cohen Y., and Vitner G., Evaluating productivity by combining characteristics of BSC and QFD, Proceedings of the 18th International Conference of Production Research (ICPR), Salerno, Italy, August 2005. 
      51. Cohen Y., Sadeh A., and Zwikael O., A new approach for generating project activities on arcs network, Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Project Management and Scheduling (PMS), Nancy, France, 2004, pp. 80-83. 
      52. Cohen Y., and Sadeh A., A new technique for generating AOA network from a list of precedence constraints, Proceedings of the 13th Industrial Engineering and Management Conference (IEM), Tel-Aviv, Israel, 2004, p. 74e. 
      53. Cohen Y., Vitner G., and Dar-El E., Optimal work allocation in batch assembly lines, under homogeneous learning, Proceedings of the 13th Industrial Engineering and Management Conference (IEM), Tel-Aviv, Israel, 2004, p. 96e. 
      54. Cohen Y. and Vitner G., Combining the characteristics of balanced score card and QFD into a new technique for evaluating productivity, Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Production and Quality Research (ISPQR), Miami, FL, February 2004. 
      55. Cohen Y., and Vitner G., Optimal Work allocation in batch assembly lines, under learning, Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Production and Quality Research (ISPQR), Miami, FL, February 2004. 
      56. Cohen Y., and Bukchin J., A new arc-elimination approach: reducing the complexity of network routing in two dimensions, Second International Conference on Freight Transportation and Logistics (ODYSSEUS), Palermo, Sicily, 2003, pp. 1-5. 
      57. Cohen Y., and Sadeh A., The importance of network representation: converting AON networks to AOA networks with minimum dummies, EURO-INFORMS Joint International Meeting, Istanbul, 2003. 
      58. Sadeh A., and Cohen Y., A new approach for finding wining combinations in dichotomic data, EURO-INFORMS Joint International Meeting, Istanbul, 2003. 
      59. Sadeh A., and Cohen Y., Finding wining combinations, Operations Research Society of Israel Annual Meeting (ORSIS), 2003. 
      60. Cohen Y., A new algorithm for constructing activities on arcs (AOA) networks, INFORMS annual meeting, San-Jose, CA, 2002, p. 52. 
      61. Cohen Y., and Bidanda B., Y-net: a new technique for modeling discrete control in industrial systems, Proceedings of the 14th International Conference of Production Research (ICPR), Osaka, Japan, 1997, 54-57. 
      62. Cohen Y., and Bidanda B., Y-net: a new technique for modeling discrete control in industrial systems, Proceedings of the Sixth Industrial Engineering Research Conference (IERC), Miami, FL, 1997, 586-591. 
      63. Cohen Y., Bidanda B., and Billo, E. R., On integrating work measurement systems with voice-recognition technologies, Proceedings of the Fifth Industrial Engineering Research Conference (IERC), Minneapolis, MN, 1996, 551-556. 
      64. Cohen Y., and Bidanda B., Discrete control modeling technique for automated industrial systems, Proceedings of the Embedded Computing Conference / Industrial Control Programming (ECC/ICP), Paris, France, 1996, 279-287. 
      65. Billo E. R., Bidanda B., and Cohen Y., The new generation of two-dimensional bar-code symbologies, Proceedings of the 13th International Conference of Production Research (ICPR), Jerusalem, Israel, 1995, 303-305. 
      66. Cohen Y., Bidanda B., Billo E. R., and Zandin K., A New generation of work-measurement for manufacturing and industrial applications, Proceedings of the 13th International Conference of Production Research (ICPR), Jerusalem, Israel, 1995, 730-732. 
      67. Billo E. R., Bidanda B., and Cohen Y., On the development of an intelligent speech-based work-measurement system, Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM), Stuttgart, Germany, 1995, 424-433. 
      68. Cohen Y., Minimization of the makespan in production lines under learning, Proceedings of the Seventh Conference of Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM), Haifa, Israel, 1992, Section 4.3.2.
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      Research Reports

      Cohen Y., Bidanda B., and Billo, E. R., Accelerating the generation of work-measurement standards through automatic speech recognition. Technical report 97-1, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 1997
      Cohen Y., and Bidanda B., A new discrete control modeling technique for automated industrial systems. Technical report 97-2, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 1997
      Cohen Y., and Sadeh A., A new approach for determining rules of wining combinations of dichotomic and binary data, Research report - June 2003-1, Department of Management and Economics, The Open University of Israel, 2003
      Cohen Y., Work allocation to stations in assembly line under the effect of learning, Research report - June 2003-2, Department of Management and Economics, The Open University of Israel, 2003
      Benzion U., Cohen Y., Peled R., and Shavit T., Decision-making and the newsvendor problem: an experimental study, Discussion Paper No. 07-11, Monaster Center for Economic Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
      Cohen Y., Work allocation to stations in assembly line under the effect of learning, Research report - June 2003-2, Department of Management and Economics, The Open University of Israel (2003)
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