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Faculty Profile

Vera Tilson
Associate Professor of Operations Management
Phone: 585.275.7956
Office: 3-349 Carol Simon Hall

Bio

Prior to her academic career, Professor Tilson worked as a software engineer and project manager in telecommunications, medical instrumentation, supply chain software and financial industries.

Teaching Interests

Professor Tilson's teaching interests are in quantitative decision making and in healthcare operations management. She was the recipient of the MBA Superior Teaching award in 2009.

Research Interests

Professor Tilson’s research interests are in health care operations, stochastic scheduling and supply chain management. She has published articles in the Management Science, MSOM, OR, Production and Operations Management Journal, DSS, European Journal of Operations Research, and others.

Professional History

Associate Professor of Operations Management
University of Rochester, Simon Business School
July 2013 -
Project Manager
TravelAnalytics Inc.
October 2004 - May 2005
Software Developer
QuikCAT.com
2000 - 2001
Software Developer
Polydyne Development Corp.
1998 - 2000
Project Manager
News Digital Systems Ltd
April 1997 - May 1998
Systems Integration Engineer
News Digital Systems Ltd
1995 - April 1997
Software Engineer
News Digital Systems Ltd
1994 - 1995
Member Applied Mathematics Group
MathSoft Inc
1992 - 1994
Software Engineer
Code Laboratories
1987 - 1991

Education

Case Western Reserve University - 2006
Ph D
Operations Management
Colorado School of Mines - 1992
MS
Applied Mathematics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - 1992
Other
Master's Thesis Research - Visiting Scholar
MIT - 1987
BS
Electrical Engineering

Publications

2016
Case Article—Medication Waste Reduction in an In-Hospital Pharmacy: A Case That Bridges Problem Solving Between a Traditional Case and an Industry Project
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: INFORMS Transactions on Education
Volume: 16
Issue: 2
2016
Case—Medication Waste Reduction in an In-Hospital Pharmacy
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: INFORMS Transactions on Education
2016
Case—Medication Waste Reduction in an In-Hospital Pharmacy, Part A
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: INFORMS Transactions on Education
Volume: 16
Issue: 2
2015
Optimizing the timing and number of batches for compounded sterile products in an in-hospital pharmacy
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Decision Support Systems
Volume: 76
2015
Configuring Surgical Instrument Tray Sets to Reduce OR Costs
Contribution Type: Conference Proceeding
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: INFORMS Healthcare Conference,
2014
On the Complexity of Project Scheduling to Minimize Exposed Time
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: European Journal of Operational Research
Volume: 237
Issue: 2
2014
Monopoly Production and Pricing of Finitely Durable Goods with Strategic Consumers' Fluctuating Willingness to Pay
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: International Journal of Production Economics
Issue: 154
2014
Mathematical Modeling to Reduce Waste of Compounded Sterile Products in Hospital Pharmacies
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Hospital Pharmacy
Volume: 49
Issue: 7
2014
Quantitative Case Study: Use of Pharmacy Patient Information Systems to Improve Operational Efficiency
Contribution Type: Conference Proceeding
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: IEEE
2013
Technical Note—Managing a Secret Project
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Operations Research
Volume: 61
Issue: 1
2013
The Impact of Technology on the Labor Procurement Process
Contribution Type: Conference Proceeding
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: HICSS - 46
2013
Optimal Workflow Decisions for Investigators in Systems with Interruptions
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Management Science
Volume: 59
Issue: 5
2012
A Queueing Model to Evaluate the Impact of Patient “Batching” on Throughput and Flow Time in a Medical Teaching Facility
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Manufacturing and Service Operations Management
Volume: 14
Issue: 4
2012
Case Article—Vermillion OVA1 Test
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: INFORMS Transactions on Education
Volume: 12
Issue: 3
2012
Case—Vermillion OVA1 Test, Part A
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: INFORMS Transactions on Education
Volume: 12
Issue: 3
2012
Case—Vermillion OVA1 Test, Part B
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: INFORMS Transactions on Education
Volume: 12
Issue: 3
2012
Literature survey: Mathematical models in the analysis of durable goods with emphasis on information systems and operations management issues
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Decision Support Systems
Volume: 53
Issue: 2
2011
Analytical Model of Adoption of item level RFID in a two-echelon supply chain with shelf-space and price-dependent demand
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Decision Support Systems
Volume: 51
Issue: 2011
2011
Reminder Systems for Reducing No-shows in Office Practices
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Proceedings of the 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
2011
Unexpected Motivations behind Joining Group Purchasing Organization (GPO)
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Proceedings of the 44th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences
2011
Literature Survey: Mathematical Models in the Analysis of Durable Goods with Applications to IS Research
Contribution Type: Conference Proceeding
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
2010
A Research Agenda for Emerging Roles of Healthcare GPOs and Their Evolution from Group Purchasing to Information Sharing to Strategic Consulting
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Proceedings of the 43rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
2010
Analytical Model of Adoption of Item Level RFID in a Two-Echelon Supply Chain with Shelf-Space and Price-Dependent Demand
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Proceedings of the 43rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
2010
Unanticipated Influence of Coordination Mechanisms on Physician Workstyles and ED Operational Efficiency
Contribution Type: Conference Proceeding
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Proceedings of the Americas Conference on Information Systems
2009
Channel Strategies for Durable Goods
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Productions and Operations Management
Volume: 18
Issue: 2009
2009
Pricing and Allocation of Retail Space with One RFID Enabled Supplier and One Non-RFID Enabled Supplier
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: International Journal of Revenue Management
Volume: 3
Issue: 2009
2009
Scheduling Projects with Stochastic Activity Duration to Maximize EPV
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: European Journal of Operational Research
Volume: 198
Issue: 2009
2008
Monotonicity Properties of Wholesale Price Contracts
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Mathematical Social Sciences
Volume: 56
Issue: 2008
2008
Operational Performance of a US Emergency Department: Impact of Coordination Mechanisms and Physician Workstyles
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Productivity and Quality Research
2008
Unanticipated Influence of Coordination Mechanisms on Physician Workstyles and ED Operational Efficiency

Current Research Programs

Management of Medication Inventory in Hospital Units
Mathematical Modeling to Evaluate Batch Operations for In-hospital Pharmacy (provisional title)
Work on for submission to DSS
Test Routing Decisions in Emergency Rooms
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