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Tallys  Yunes

Tallys Yunes

Associate Professor, Management Science

Research Interests

APPLICATIONS: scheduling (sports, healthcare, workforce, machines); product line simplification; political districting; call center operations; information layout; logistics, THEORY: prescriptive analytics, modeling, integer programming, constraint programming, binary and multi-valued decision diagrams, meta-heuristics, large neighborhood search, integration of optimization techniques.

Featured Publications

  • C. Zacharias and T. Yunes, Multimodularity in the Stochastic Appointment Scheduling Problem with Discrete Arrival Epochs, Management Science 66(2), 744-763, 2020.

    A. A. Cire, A. Diamant, and T. Yunes, A Network-Based Formulation for Scheduling Clinical Rotations, Production and Operations Management 28(5), 1186-1205, 2019.

    M. Shunko, T. Yunes, G. Fenu, A. Scheller-Wolf, V. Tardif, and S. Tayur, Product Portfolio Restructuring: Methodology and Application at CaterpillarProduction and Operations Management 27(1), 100–120, 2018.

    L. de Oliveira, C. C. de Souza, and T. Yunes, Lower Bounds for Large Traveling Umpire Instances: New Valid Inequalities and a Branch-and-Cut Algorithm, Computers & Operations Research 72, 147–159, 2016.

    A. A. Cire, J. N. Hooker, and T. Yunes, Modeling with Metaconstraints and Semantic Typing of Variables, INFORMS Journal on Computing 28(1), 1–13, 2016.

    R. Cano, C. C. de Souza, P. J. de Rezende, and T. Yunes, Arc-Based Integer Programming Formula- tions for Three Variants of Proportional Symbol Maps, Discrete Optimization 18, 87–110, 2015.

    L. de Oliveira, C. C. de Souza, and T. Yunes, On the Complexity of the Traveling Umpire Problem, Theoretical Computer Science 562, 101–111, 2015.

    G. Kunigami, P. J. de Rezende, C. C. de Souza, and T. Yunes, Optimizing the Layout of Proportional Symbol Maps: Polyhedra and Computation, INFORMS Journal on Computing 26(2), 199–207, 2014.

    L. de Oliveira, C. C. de Souza, and T. Yunes, Improved Bounds for the Traveling Umpire Problem: A Stronger Formulation and a Relax-and-Fix Heuristic, European Journal of Operational Research 236(2), 592–600, 2014.

    D. Bergman, A. A. Cire, W.-J. van Hoeve, and T. Yunes, BDD-Based Heuristics for Binary Optimiza- tion, Journal of Heuristics 20(2), 211–234, 2014.

    M. A. Trick, H. Yildiz, and T. Yunes, Scheduling Major League Baseball Umpires and the Traveling Umpire Problem, Interfaces 42(3), 232–244, 2012.

    T. Yunes, I. D. Aron, and J. N. Hooker, An Integrated Solver for Optimization Problems, Operations Research 58(2), 342–356, 2010.

    T. Yunes, D. Napolitano, A. Scheller-Wolf, and S. Tayur, Building Efficient Product Portfolios at John Deere and Company, Operations Research 55(4), 615–629, 2007.

    T. Yunes, A. V. Moura, and C. C. de Souza, Hybrid Column Generation Approaches for Urban Transit Crew Management Problems, Transportation Science 39(2), 273–288, 2005.

    T. Yunes, Software Tools Supporting Integration, book chapter in Hybrid Optimization — The Ten Years of CPAIOR, M. Milano and P. Van Hentenryck (eds.), 393–424, Springer, 2011. ISBN: 978-1- 4419-1643-3.

Teaching and Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, Management Science, Miami Herbert Business School, 2012 - Present
  • Assistant Professor, Management Science, Miami Herbert Business School, 2006 - 2012
  • Instructor, Management Science, Miami Herbert Business School, 2005 - 2006


  • Prescriptive Analytics
  • Operations Research
  • Combinatorial Optimization


  • Ph.D., Operations Research, Carnegie Mellon University, 2006
  • M.S., Operations Research, Carnegie Mellon University, 2002
  • M.S., Computer Science, University of Campinas (UNICAMP), 2000
  • B.S., Computer Engineering, University of Campinas (UNICAMP), 1997

Honors and Awards

  • Excellence in Teaching Award (fifteen times), Miami Herbert Business School, 2012 - 2019
  • Runner-up, POMS College of Healthcare Operations Management Best Paper Award (joint with C. Zacharias), 2018
  • Faculty Research Mentor of the Year Award, Miami Herbert Business School, 2015
  • Air Force Office of Scientific Research grant, 2011 - 2014
  • Honorable mention, INFORMS Railway Applications Section (RAS) Problem Solving Competition, 2010
  • Gerald L. Thompson Doctoral Dissertation Award in Management Science, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, 2006
  • William L. Mellon Fellowship, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, 2000 - 2003
  • First prize, VIII UNESCO Latin American Master’s thesis contest, Mérida, Venezuela, 2001
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