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Adolfo Escobedo

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Asst Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 8809
Asst Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 8809
Biography

Adolfo R. Escobedo is an educator and researcher in the field of industrial engineering and operations research. His research interests are in the theory and application of mathematical programming and computing, specifically in the design and analysis of algorithms for power systems operations and planning, circular economy, computational social choice, and computational linear algebra.

Escobedo joined the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering at Arizona State University as an assistant professor in 2016. He received a doctorate in industrial and systems engineering from Texas A&M University in 2016 and a bachelor's in mathematics from California State University Los Angeles in 2009. In conjunction with Erick Moreno-Centeno, Escobedo received an Honorable Mention in the 2015 INFORMS Junior Faculty Interest Group paper competition as a student at Texas A&M based on his work on roundoff error-free factorization algorithms.

Education
  • Ph.D. Industrial and Systems Engineering, Texas A&M University 2016
  • B.A. Mathematics, California State University-Los Angeles 2009
Research Interests

Theory and application of linear and mixed integer programming; design, analysis, and efficient implementation of optimization algorithms; power systems operations and planning; circular economy; computational social choice; and computational linear algebra. 

Publications

Appeard/to-Appear in Refereed Journals:

1. A. R. Escobedo, E. Moreno-Centeno, "Solution of dense linear systems via roundoff-error-free factorization algorithms: theoretical connections and computational comparisons", ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software (TOMS), 44(4) 2018, 40:1-40:24.

2. A. R. Escobedo, E. Moreno-Centeno, "Roundoff-error-free basis updates of LU factorizations for the efficient validation of optimality certificates", SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications, 38(3) 2017, 807-828.

3. E. Moreno-Centeno, A. R. Escobedo "Axiomatic aggregation of incomplete rankings," IIE Transactions, 48(6) 2016, 475-488.

4. A. R. Escobedo, E. Moreno-Centeno, "Roundoff-error-free algorithms for solving linear systems via Cholesky and LU factorizations," INFORMS Journal on Computing, 27(4) 2015, 677-689.

5. A. R. Escobedo, E. Moreno-Centeno, K. W. Hedman, "Topology control for load-shed recovery," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 29(2) 2014, 908-916.

Appeard/to-Appear in Conference Proceedings:

1. L. M. Escobar, A. R. Escobedo, David Escobar, R. A. Romero Lazaro, "Bus-angle difference structural cuts for transmission system expansion planning with L-1 reliability", to appear in Procs. of IEEE Electrical Power and Energy Conference, 2018.

Submitted/Under-Review in Refereed Journals:

1. Y. Yoo,  A. R. Escobedo, "A new binary programming formulation and social choice property for expediting the solution to Kemeny ranking aggregation'', 2018. http://www.optimization-online.org/DB_HTML/2018/11/6932.html

2. L. M. Escobar, J. Kyle Skolfield, A. R. Escobedo, "Derivation and generation of angular valid inequalities for transmission expansion planning", 2018. 

3. C. Lourenco, A. R. Escobedo, E. Moreno-Centeno, T. A. Davis, "Asymptotically optimal exact solution of sparse linear systems via left-looking roundoff-error-free LU factorization", 2018.

4. A. R. Escobedo, D. S. Hochbaum, E. Moreno-Centeno, `"Axiomatic joint aggregation of cardinal and ordinal evaluations,'' 2018.

5. A. R. Escobedo, Y. Yoo, J. K. Skolfield, "A new correlation coefficient for comparing and aggregating non-strict and incomplete rankings", 2017. https://arxiv.org/abs/1801.07793

Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 492Honors Directed Study
IEE 492Honors Directed Study
IEE 574Appl Deterministic Oper Rsch
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 584Internship
IEE 784Internship
IEE 790Reading and Conference
IEE 792Research
IEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
IEE 584Internship
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
IEE 376Oper Rsrch Det Tech/Apps
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 584Internship
IEE 590Reading and Conference
IEE 599Thesis
IEE 622Optimization II
IEE 790Reading and Conference
IEE 792Research
IEE 795Continuing Registration
IEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
IEE 574Appl Deterministic Oper Rsch
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 584Internship
IEE 784Internship
IEE 792Research
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
IEE 584Internship
IEE 792Research
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 622Optimization II
IEE 792Research
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
IEE 574Appl Deterministic Oper Rsch
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 584Internship
IEE 792Research
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
IEE 584Internship
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
IEE 622Optimization II
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
IEE 574Appl Deterministic Oper Rsch
IEE 580Practicum
Presentations
  • L. M. Escobar, A. R. Escobedo, D. Escobar, R. A. Romero Lázaro, “Bus-angle difference structural cuts for transmission system expansion planning with L-1 reliability”,IEEE Electrical Power and Energy Conference, Toronto Canada, Oct 2018.
  • A. R. Escobedo, L. M. Escobar-Vargas, J. K. Skolfield, "Generation of angular valid inequalities for Transmission Expansion Planning", International Symposium on Mathematical Programming, Bordeaux, France, July 2018.
  • Y. Yoo, A. R. Escobedo, “A computationally expedient social choice-related property for group decision-making”, International Symposium on Aggregation and Structures, Valladolid Spain, July 2018.
  •  A. Dean, A. R. Escobedo, W. Campbell, “A decision support tool for circular economy development”, International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, Buffalo, NY, June 2018.
  • Y. Yoo, A. .R. Escobedo, "An improved ranking aggregation algorithm using a new extended Condorcet criterion", IISE Annual Conference & Expo, Orlando FL, May 2018.
  • Y. Yoo, A. R. Escobedo, "An Improved Branch and Bound Algorithm for Robust Ranking Aggregation", INFORMS Optimization Society Conference, Denver CO, Mar 2018.
  • A. R. Escobedo, "Unification of distance and correlation ranking aggregation theories", (invited seminar) Oakland University Mathematics and Statistics Department, Rochester MI, Feb 2018. 
  • A. R. Escobedo, J. K. Skolfield, "A new correlation coefficient for aggregating non-strict and incomplete rankings equitably", paper to be presented at INFORMS Annual Meeting, Houston TX, Oct 2017. 
  • A. R. Escobedo, J. K. Skolfield, "A new correlation coefficient for aggregating incomplete rankings equitably", paper presented at 21st IFORS Conference, Quebec City, July 2017.
  • A. R. Escobedo, J. K. Skoleld, "A rank-correlation coecient for aggregating non-strict and incomplete preferences equitably", paper presented at IISE Annual Conference & Expo, Pittsburgh PA, May 2017. 
  • A. R. Escobedo, E. Moreno-Centeno, "Efficient validation of basic solutions via the roundoff-error-free factorization framework," paper presented at INFORMS Annual Meeting, Nashville TN, Nov 2016.
  • A. R. Escobedo, E. Moreno-Centeno, "Efficient validation of basic solutions via the roundoff-error-free factorization framework," paper presented at 5th International Congress on Mathematical Software, Berlin, July 2016.
  • A. R. Escobedo, E. Moreno-Centeno, "Update algorithms for the roundoff-error-free LU and Cholesky factorizations," paper presented at INFORMS Optimization Society Conference, Princeton NJ, March 2016.
  • A. R. Escobedo, E. Moreno-Centeno, "Update algorithms for the roundoff-error-free LU and Cholesky factorizations," paper presented at INFORMS Annual Meeting, Philadelphia PA, Nov 2015.
  • A. R. Escobedo, M. L. Stowell, D. A. White, "Topological optimization of photonic crystals," poster presented at LLNL Summer Poster Symposium, Livermore CA, Aug 2015.
  • A. R. Escobedo, E. Moreno-Centeno, "Efficient update algorithms for the roundoff-error-free LU and Cholesky factorizations," paper presented at International Symposium on Mathematical Programming, Pittsburgh PA, July 2015. 
  • A. R. Escobedo, E. Moreno-Centeno, "Roundoff-error-free algorithms for solving linear systems via Cholesky and LU factorizations," paper presented at INFORMS Computing Society Conference, Richmond VA, Jan 2015.
  • A. R. Escobedo, E. Moreno-Centeno, "An overview of integer-preserving Gaussian elimination and the roundoff-error-free LU and Cholesky factorizations," TAMU Mathematics Department invited seminar, College Station TX, Dec 2014. 
  • A. R. Escobedo, "Roundoff-error-free algorithms for optimization," CSULA Mathematics Department invited seminar, Los Angeles CA, Nov 2014. 
  • A. R. Escobedo, "Computational tools for recovering load shed via topology control," TAMU Electric Power and Power Electronics Institute invited seminar, College Station TX, Oct 2014. 
  • A. R. Escobedo, E. Moreno-Centeno, K. W. Hedman, "Balanced parallelization policies for the distributed load-shed recovery heuristic," poster presented at XSEDE Conference, Atlanta GA, July 2014.
  • A. R. Escobedo, E. Moreno-Centeno, K. W. Hedman, "Transmission switching load shed recovery heuristic and its parallelization," poster presented at SC13 Broader Engagement Student Session, Denver CO, Nov 2013.
  • A. R. Escobedo, E. Moreno-Centeno, K. W. Hedman, "Topology control for load shed recovery," paper presented at INFORMS Annual Meeting, Minneapolis MN, Oct 2013.
  • A. R. Escobedo, "Load shed recovery: a new application of transmission switching," poster presented at Smart Grid Workshop, College Station TX, April 2013. 
  • A. R. Escobedo, "Robust adaptive topology control," poster presented at Texas A&M University System LSAMP Symposium, Corpus Christi TX, Feb 2012.
Honors / Awards
  • Finalist, INFORMS Junior Faculty Forum Paper Competition, 2015
  • U.S. Senator Phil Gramm Doctoral Fellowship, TAMU, 2016
  • Jimmy H. Smith, Ph.D., P.E. Graduate Scholarship, TAMU, 2015
  • TAMU Energy Institute/Conoco Phillips Fellowship, TAMU, 2013 & 2014
  • Graduate Fellowship, TAMU, 2012-2015
  • LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship, TAMU, 2010-2012
Editorships

Associated Editor for ​Energy Systems​, 2017 - present

Professional Associations

Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS); Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE); Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE); Association for Computer Machinery (ACM); INFORMS Computing Society (ICS); INFORMS Optimization Society (IOS)

Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History

Industrial Engineering

Work History

ASU School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering, Assistant Professor, Aug 2016 - present; TAMU Industrial & Systems Engineering Department, Graduate Research Assistant, June 2012 - Aug 2016; TAMU Industrial & Systems Engineering Department, Instructor of Record, Spring 2016, Spring 2015; LLNL Computational Engineering Division, Graduate Student Intern, May 2015 - Sep 2015.

Service
  • Track chair of Operations Research for IISE Anual Conference & Expo 2017
  • Session chair for INFORMS Anual Meeting 2016, 2017
  • Session chair for INFORMS Optimization Society Conference March 2016
  • Appointed Ambassador for TAMU-System AGEP program Dec 2015 - June 2016
  • Mentor for LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate Program, TAMU Aug 2015 - May 2016
  • Appointed member of 2016 Convocation Speaker Committee, TAMU March 2015
  • Departmental representative in College Student Council, TAMU Jan 2015 - May 2016