Felisa Del Carmen Higgins

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Associate Clinical Professor of Supply Chain & Information Systems, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education

Office Address 436 Business Building
Phone Number 814-863-5882
Email Address fup2@psu.edu

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Expertise

Applications of Optimization in Healthcare

Education

Ph D, Industrial Engineering (Operations Research), Purdue University, 2003

MS, Industrial Engineering (Operations Research), Florida State University, 1997

CERT, Industrial Engineering, Florida A&M University, 1995

Courses Taught

B A 297C – Leadership Development--Sapphire (1)
This course introduces students to key leadership concepts and facilitates students' creation of leadership development proposals. Course is required for all Sapphire students.

B A 302 – Supply Chains (2)
Introduction to key elements and strategic importance of supply chain networks.

B A 302H – Supply Chains (2)
Introduction to key elements and strategic importance of supply chain networks.

HIST 299 – Foreign Studies (3)
Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.

I B 399 – Foreign Studies (3)
Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.

PORT 199 – Foreign Studies (3)
Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.

PORT 299 – Foreign Studies (3)
Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.

PSU 006 – First-Year Seminar Business (1)
Facilitate student's adjustment to the high expectations, demanding workload, increased academic liberties, and other aspects of the transition to college life.

SCM 301 – Supply Chain Management (3)
Supply chain management concepts, principles, and methodologies.

SCM 450 – Strategic Design and Management of Supply Chains (3)
Strategic design and management of supply chains.

SCM 450W – Strategic Design and Management of Supply Chains (3)
Strategic design and management of supply chains.

SCM 494H – Research Project (variable)
Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.

SCM 496 – Independent Studies (variable)
Creative projects, including research and design, that are supervised on an individual basis and that fall outside the scope of formal courses.

Selected Publications

Tuncel A. T., Preciado F. D., Rardin R. L., Langer M., Richard J. P., "Strong valid inequalities for fluence map optimization problem under dose-volume restrictions." Annals of Operations Research, 2010, springerlink.com.ezaccess.libraries.psu.edu/content/p6028712l51393h6/
This work was supported in part by NCI STTR grant number 1 R01 CA12345-01..
Preciado-Walters F., Rardin R. L., Langer M., Thai V. P., "Column Generation for IMRT Cancer Therapy Optimization with Implementable Segments." Annals of Operations Research, 2006.
Preciado-Walters F., Rardin R. L., Langer M., Thai V. P., "A Coupled Column Generation, Mixed-Integer Approach to Optimal Planning of Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy for Cancer." Msthematical Programming B, 2004.
Preciado-Walters F., Rardin R. L., Langer M., Thai V. P., "IMRT Optimization with Directly Implementable Segments." Medical Physics, 2003.
Rardin R. L., Langer M., Preciado-Walters F., Thai V. P., "The Importance of Developing Good Error Bounds for IMRT Treatment Planning." Medical Physics, 2002.