Dr. Alex Ruiz-Torres is a full time faculty member of the Facultad de Administracion de Empresas at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. He also holds adjunct positions at Florida Atlantic University and Universidad Latina de Panama. He teaches in the area of operations and supply chain management, offering undergraduate and graduate courses in production planning, lean and six sigma systems, logistics, and simulation. In 2019 he was a visiting scholar at Waseda University in Tokyo and has received two Fulbright awards including the 2014 Fulbright - Aalto University Distinguished Chair (Helsinki, Finland). He has also been awarded two NASA faculty fellowships at the Kennedy Space Center and a NASA Small Business Technology Transfer grant. He has been a visiting lecturer at universities in Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas. He has consulted for manufacturing, logistic, and healthcare organizations in the U.S., Ecuador, Mexico, and China. He has over seventy journal publications, including articles in the European Journal of Operations Research, Computers & Operations Research, International Journal of Production Economics, Computers & Industrial Engineering, Omega, and the International Journal of Production Research. His research interests include production planning, supply chain models, simulation modeling, and knowledge based systems.

Education

PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY, University Park, PA
Ph.D. in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (1994-1997)

STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Palo Alto, CA
M.S. in Industrial and Management Engineering (1991-1992)

GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Atlanta, GA
Bachelor in Industrial and Systems Engineering (1987-1991)

Contact Information

Phone: 787:764:0000 Ext 87125
Email: alex.ruiztorres@upr.edu