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Rene Villalobos

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Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 8809
Biography

Associate Professor
Department of Industrial Engineering
Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering

J. Rene Villalobos is an associate professor in the Industrial Engineering Department of Arizona State University. His research interests are in the areas of logistics, automated quality systems, manufacturing systems and applied operations research. Sponsors of Dr. Villalobos research include the National Science Foundation, Texas Advanced Technology Program, The Arizona Dept. or Transportation, US Army and private industry totaling an excess of $3 million dollars. He was the recipient of the 1993 IIE Doctoral Dissertation Award and a 1995 NSF Career Grant. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Texas. Expertise Manufacturing Systems Applied Operations Research Automated Quality Control Education 1991, Ph.D. Industrial Engineering, Texas A&M University
1987, M.S. Industrial Engineering, University of Texas-El Paso
1982, B.S. Mechanical-Industrial Engineering, Instituto Tecnolgico de Chihuahua
Research Interests

Logistics, automated quality systems, manufacturing systems and applied operations research

Publications
  • Ahumada, O. and J.R. Villalobos. Application of Planning Models in the Agri-Food Supply Chain: A review. The European Journal of Operational Research (2009).
  • Alghandoor, A., P.E. Phelan, R. Villalobos, B.E. Phelan. Modeling and Forecasting the U.S. Manufacturing Aggregate Energy Intensity. International Journal of Energy Research (2008).
  • A Montano, Jesus Villalobos, M Gutierrez, L Mar. Performance of Serial Assembly Line Designs under unequal Operator Speeds and Learning. International Journal of Production Research (2007).
  • In-Jae Jeong, J Leon, V Jorge, Jesus Villalobos. Integrated decision support system for diagnosis, maintenance planning and scheduling of manufacturing systems. Intermational Journal of Production Research (2007).
  • Jesus Villalobos. The Stock Portfolio Game. NFORMS Tranasctions on Education (2007).
  • Villalobos, Jesus, Ahumada, Omar, Sanchez, Octavio. Diseño de una Plataforma Logística para la Comercialización de Hortalizas en EEUU. (2007).
  • H Garcia, Jesus Villalobos, G Runger. Automated Feature Selection for Visual Inspection Systems. IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (2006).
  • Villalobos, Jesus, Maltz, Arnold, Ahumada, Omar, Sanchez, Otcavio, Trevino, Gerardo. Logistics Capacity Study of the. (2006).
  • Villalobos, Jesus, Garcia, H. Outliers Elimination for the Refinement of AVI Systems. (2006).
  • Villalobos, Jesus, Martinez, H. Development of a Virtual Inspection System for Solder Paste. (2006).
  • Jesus Villalobos, L Munoz, M Gutierrez. An Application of Fixed and Adaptive Multivariate SPC Charts for On-line Monitoring of SMD Assembly. International Journal of Production Economics (2005).
  • M Van den Briel, Jesus Villalobos, G Hogg, T Lindeman, A Mule. Development of Efficient Boarding Strategies at America West Airlines. Interfaces (2005).
  • Larios-Rosillo, V, Ruiz-Sanchez, F, Villalobos, Jesus, Leon, J. Virtual reality distributed laboratories to support micro and nano manufacturing design and research. (2005).
  • Ruiz-Sanchez, J, Larios-Rosillo, V, Villalobos, Jesus, Leon, J. Construction of a Virtual and Distributed Laboratory as an operative tool for the Mx- US Manufacturing Network, MANET. (2005).
  • Villalobos, Jesus. Virtual Concept Session on Shape Digitalization and Tracking In Design. (2005).
  • Villalobos, Jesus, Ahumada, Omar. Operational Rules for Modified Worksharing and Bucket Brigades Systems with Operator Learning. (2005).
  • Villalobos, Jesus, Garcia, Hugo. Automated Feature Selection for SMD Inspection. (2005).
Research Activity
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
IEE 512Intro to Financial Engineering
IEE 535Intro Intnl Logistics Systems
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 584Internship
IEE 595Continuing Registration
IEE 784Internship
IEE 792Research
IEE 795Continuing Registration
IEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 584Internship
EGR 590Reading and Conference
IEE 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 584Internship
IEE 595Continuing Registration
IEE 599Thesis
IEE 792Research
IEE 795Continuing Registration
IEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 584Internship
IEE 595Continuing Registration
IEE 784Internship
IEE 792Research
IEE 795Continuing Registration
IEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 584Internship
IEE 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
IEE 512Intro to Financial Engineering
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 584Internship
IEE 595Continuing Registration
IEE 599Thesis
IEE 790Reading and Conference
IEE 792Research
IEE 795Continuing Registration
IEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
IEE 300Economic Analys for Engineers
IEE 535Intro Intnl Logistics Systems
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 584Internship
IEE 595Continuing Registration
IEE 784Internship
IEE 790Reading and Conference
IEE 792Research
IEE 795Continuing Registration
IEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 584Internship
IEE 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
IEE 512Intro to Financial Engineering
IEE 545Simulating Stochastic Systems
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 584Internship
IEE 590Reading and Conference
IEE 595Continuing Registration
IEE 599Thesis
IEE 784Internship
IEE 792Research
IEE 795Continuing Registration
IEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
IEE 300Economic Analys for Engineers
IEE 492Honors Directed Study
IEE 535Intro Intnl Logistics Systems
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 595Continuing Registration
IEE 784Internship
IEE 790Reading and Conference
IEE 792Research
IEE 795Continuing Registration
IEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 584Internship
IEE 792Research
IEE 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
IEE 300Economic Analys for Engineers
IEE 512Intro to Financial Engineering
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 584Internship
IEE 590Reading and Conference
IEE 595Continuing Registration
IEE 599Thesis
IEE 784Internship
IEE 790Reading and Conference
IEE 792Research
IEE 795Continuing Registration
IEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
IEE 300Economic Analys for Engineers
IEE 492Honors Directed Study
IEE 493Honors Thesis
IEE 535Intro Intnl Logistics Systems
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 584Internship
IEE 595Continuing Registration
IEE 784Internship
IEE 790Reading and Conference
IEE 792Research
IEE 795Continuing Registration
IEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 584Internship
IEE 595Continuing Registration
IEE 792Research
IEE 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
IEE 461Production Control
IEE 512Intro to Financial Engineering
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 590Reading and Conference
IEE 595Continuing Registration
IEE 599Thesis
IEE 784Internship
IEE 790Reading and Conference
IEE 792Research
IEE 795Continuing Registration
IEE 799Dissertation
Presentations
  • Villalobos, Jesus, Ahumada, Omar. Final Results of project on Distribution Strategies of Fresh Produce in the USA. CAADES Membership Meeting (Dec 2007).
  • Villalobos, Jesus, Garcia, Hugo. A Novel Feature Selection Method for the Quadratic Discriminant Function. Informs Annual Meeting (Nov 2007).
  • Villalobos, Jesus, Sanchez, Ocatvio. Design of a Logistics Platform for the Distribution of Fresh Produce. Informs Annual Meeting (Nov 2007).
  • Villalobos, Jesus. Productivity Based Incentives for Dynamic Work Allocation Systems. INFORMS Annual Meeting (Nov 2007).
  • Villalobos, Jesus. The Stock Portfolio Classroom Game. INFORMS Annual Meeting (Nov 2007).
  • Villalobos, Jesus, Ahumada, Omar. Design of a Logistics Platform for the Distribution of Fresh Produce. INFORMS Annual Meeting (Nov 2007).
  • Villalobos, Jesus, Sanchez, Octavio, Ahumada, Omar. Development of Logistics Platforms for International Fresh Produce Commerce. INFORMS International Meeting 2007 (Jul 2007).
  • Villalobos, Jesus, Garcia, Hugo. A Reconfigurable Framework for Automated Visual Inspection Systems. INFORMS International Meeting 2007 (Jul 2007).
  • Garcia, Hugo, Villalobos, Jesus. Feature Selection via the Minimization of Misclassification Probabilities of Discriminant Functions. INFORMS 2006 Annual Meeting - Pittsburgh, PA (Dec 2006).
  • Van den Briel, menkes, Villalobos, Jesus. How to board a 150 seat airplane in less than 15 minutes?. 21st European Conference on Operational Research (Jul 2006).
  • Polanco, J., Villalobos, Jesus, Runger, George, Kempf, K. The Pricing of Capacity Options Contracts. IIE Annual Conference
Service
  • Informs Transactions on Education, reviewer (2006 - Present)
  • Canamex Task Force, Informal Advisor (2005 - Present)
  • IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, Reviewer (2005 - Present)
  • IEEE Transactions on Electronics Packaging, reviewer (2005 - Present)
  • IIE Transactions, Reviewer (2005 - Present)
  • International Journal of Production Economics, Reviwer (2005 - Present)
  • International Journal of Production Research, reviewer (2005 - Present)
  • Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists, faculty Advisor (2004 - Present)
  • Arizona Dept. of Commerce, Informal Adivsor (2006 - 2007)
  • City of Phoenix, Presenter (2006 - 2007)
  • FSE Graduate Recruitment, Recruiter (2006 - 2007)
  • Engineers without Borders, Faculty Advisor (2005 - 2007)
  • FSE, Leading recruting and engagement activities with Mexico and Latinamerica (2004 - 2007)
  • International Activities Committe, Member (2004 - 2007)
  • Workshop for supplier development of the aerospace industry, organizer (2006 - 2006)
  • City of Phoenix, Informal Advisor and grantee (2004 - 2006)
  • Arizona Department of Commerce, Informal Advisor (2006 - 2006)
  • Arizona-Mexico plennary Meeting, Presenter and PI for study of Guaymas-Arizona Multimodal project (2006 - 2006)
  • Arizona-mexico Plennary, Organization of roundtable discussion (2006 - 2006)
  • Virtual Conference Committee, Member (2005 - 2006)
  • 2005 NSF/DMII Grantees Conference, Co-chair of the conference (2004 - 2005)
  • National Science Foundation/DMII, Panel Reviewer (2005 - 2005)
  • Graduate Council, Representative of the FSE (2002 - 2005)