Publications

Journal articles

  1. Vahid Roshanaei, Curtiss Luong, Dionne M Aleman, David Urbach. Propagating logic-based BendersĀ“ decomposition approaches for distributed operating room scheduling. European Journal of Operational Research. 257(2):439-455. 2017.
  2. Marlee Vandewouw, Dionne M Aleman, David A Jaffray. Robotic path-finding in inverse treatment planning for stereotactic radiosurgery with continuous dose delivery. Medical Physics. 43(8):4545-4557. 2016.
  3. Shuo Wang, Vahid Roshanaei, Dionne M Aleman, David Urbach. A discrete event simulation evaluation of distributed operating room scheduling. IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering. 6(4):236-245. 2016.
  4. Mario Ventresca, Dionne M Aleman. Network robustness versus multi-strategy sequential attack. Journal of Complex Networks. 3(1):126-146. 2015.
  5. C-H Jason Lee, Dionne M Aleman, Michael B Sharpe. A fast beam orientation optimization method that enforces geometric constraints in IMRT for total marrow irradiation. International Transactions in Operational Research. 22(4):635-645. 2015.
  6. Evgeniia Doudareva, Kimia Ghobadi, Dionne M Aleman, Mark Ruschin, David A Jaffray. Skeletonization for isocentre selection in Gamma Knife Perfexion. TOP. 23(2):369-385. 2015.
  7. Mario Ventresca, Dionne M Aleman. Efficiently identifying critical nodes in large complex networks. Computational Social Networks. 2(1):1-16. 2015.
  8. Danielle Ripsman, Dionne M Aleman, Kimia Ghobadi. Interactive visual guidance for automated stereotactic radiosurgery treatment planning. Expert Systems with Applications. 42(21):8337-8348. 2015.
  9. Michael Beeler, Dionne M Aleman, Michael W Carter. Cost effectiveness analyses of H1N1 vaccination programs: How accurate were they?. Journal of Infectious Diseases and Immunity. 6(4):26-36. 2014.
  10. Mario Ventresca, Dionne M Aleman. A randomized rounding algorithm with local search for containment of pandemic disease spread. Computers & Operations Research. 48:11-19. 2014.
  11. Solmaz Azari-Rad, Alanna Yontef, Dionne M Aleman, David Urbach. A simulation model for perioperative process improvement. Operations Research in Health Care. 3(1):22-30. 2014.
  12. Mario Ventresca, Dionne M Aleman. A derandomized approximation algorithm for the critical node detection problem. Computers & Operations Research. 43:261-270. 2014.
  13. Babak Taati, Jasper Snoek, Dionne M Aleman, Alex Mihailidis, Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh. Data mining in bone marrow transplant records to identify patients with high odds of survival. IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics. 18(1):21-27. 2014.
  14. Dionne M Aleman, Johan Wallgren, H Edwin Romeijn, James F Dempsey. A fluence map optimization model for restoring traditional fractionation in IMRT treatment planning. Optimization Letters. 8(4):1453-1473. 2014.
  15. Mario Ventresca, Dionne M Aleman. Evaluation of strategies to mitigate contagion spread using social network characteristics. Social Networks. 35(1):75-88. 2013.
  16. Kimia Ghobadi, Hamid R Ghaffari, Dionne M Aleman, David A Jaffray, Mark Ruschin. Automated treatment planning for a dedicated multi-source intra-cranial radiosurgery treatment unit accounting for overlapping structures and dose homogeneity. Medical Physics. 40(9):1-11. 2013. eid 091715.
  17. Michael Beeler, Dionne M Aleman, Michael W Carter. A simulation case study to improve staffing decisions at mass immunization clinics for pandemic influenza. Journal of Operational Research Society: Special Issue on Healthcare Operations Research. 65(4):497-511. 2013.
  18. Solmaz Azari-Rad, Alanna Yontef, Dionne M Aleman, David Urbach. Reducing elective general surgery cancellations at a Canadian hospital. Canadian Journal of Surgery. 56(2):113-118. 2013.
  19. Velibor V Misic, Dionne M Aleman, Michael B Sharpe. Computational enhancements to fluence map optimization for total marrow irradiation using IMRT. Computers & Operations Research: Special Issue on Operations Research for Health Care Delivery. 40(9):2167-2177. 2013.
  20. Kimia Ghobadi, Hamid R Ghaffari, Dionne M Aleman, David A Jaffray, Mark Ruschin. Automated treatment planning for a dedicated multi-source intra-cranial radiosurgery treatment unit using projected gradient and grassfire algorithms. Medical Physics. 39(6):3134-3141. 2012.
  21. Dionne M Aleman, Theodorus G Wibisono, Brian Schwartz. A non-homogeneous mixing model for predicting pandemic disease spread. Interfaces Special Issue on Humanitarian Applications: Doing Good with OR. 41(3):301-315. 2011.
  22. Anna Durbin, Ashley Corallo, Theodorus G Wibisono, Dionne M Aleman, Brian Schwartz, Peter Coyte. A Cost Effectiveness Analysis of the H1N1 Vaccine Strategy for Ontario, Canada. Journal of Infectious Diseases and Immunity. 3(3):40-49. 2011.
  23. Mohammad R Oskoorouchi, Hamid R Ghaffari, Tamas Terlaky, Dionne M Aleman. An interior point constraint generation algorithm for semi-infinite optimization with healthcare application. Operations Research. 59(5):1184-1197. 2011.
  24. C-H Jason Lee, Dionne M Aleman, Michael B Sharpe. A set cover approach to fast beam orientation optimization in intensity modulated radiation therapy for total marrow irradiation. Physics in Medicine and Biology. 56(17):5679-5695. 2011.
  25. Dionne M Aleman, Michael B Sharpe. Optimization methods for total marrow irradiation using intensity modulated radiation therapy treatment planning. INFOR. 49(4):234-240. 2011.
  26. Velibor V Misic, Dionne M Aleman, Michael B Sharpe. Neighborhood search approaches to non-coplanar beam orientation optimization for total marrow irradiation using IMRT. European Journal of Operational Research. 205(3):522-527. 2010.
  27. Dionne M Aleman, Daniel Glaser, H Edwin Romeijn, James F Dempsey. Interior point algorithms: guaranteed optimality for fluence map optimization in IMRT. Physics in Medicine and Biology. 55(18):5467-5482. 2010.
  28. Dionne M Aleman, H Edwin Romeijn, James F Dempsey. A response surface approach to beam orientation optimization in intensity modulated radiation therapy treatment planning. INFORMS Journal on Computing: Computational Biology and Medical Applications. 21(1):62-76. 2009.
  29. Christopher Fox, H Edwin Romeijn, Bart Lynch, Chunhua Men, Dionne M Aleman, James F Dempsey. Comparative analysis of 60Co intensity modulated radiation therapy. Physics in Medicine and Biology. 53(12):3175-3188. 2008.
  30. Dionne M Aleman, H Edwin Romeijn, James F Dempsey. Neighborhood search approaches to beam orientation optimization in intensity modulated radiation therapy treatment planning. Journal on Global Optimization. 42(4):587-607. 2008.

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Refereed conference proceedings

  1. Mario Ventresca, Dionne M Aleman. A region growing algorithm for detecting critical nodes. Proceedings of Computational Social Networks at COCOA. 2014. Maui, HI.
  2. Mario Ventresca, Dionne M Aleman. A fast greedy algorithm for the critical node detection problem. Proceedings of Computational Social Networks at COCOA. 2014. Maui, HI.
  3. Mario Ventresca, Alexandra Szatan, Buser Say, Dionne M Aleman. Deriving pandemic public policies from contact networks. Proceedings of the INFORMS Workshop on Data Mining and Health Informatics. 2013.
  4. Kimia Ghobadi, Dionne M Aleman, David A Jaffray, Mark Ruschin. Automated inverse planning over a continuous path using Gamma Knife Perfexion. Proceedings of the ISERC Annual Conference. 2013.
  5. Michael Beeler, Dionne M Aleman, Michael W Carter. Estimation and management of pandemic influenza transmission risk at mass immunization clinics. Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Annual Conference. 2012.
  6. Michael Beeler, Dionne M Aleman, Michael W Carter. Estimation and management of pandemic influenza transmission risk at mass immunization clinics. Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Annual Conference. 2011. Phoenix, AZ.
  7. Michael Beeler, Dionne M Aleman, Michael W Carter, Brian Schwartz. Improving influenza pandemic mitigation policy through agent-based modeling and simulation. Proceedings of the ISERC Annual Conference. 2011. Reno, NV.
  8. Hamid R Ghaffari, Dionne M Aleman, Mark Ruschin, David A Jaffray. An inverse planning approach to Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion. Proceedings of the International Conference on the Use of Computers in Radiation Therapy. 2010. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  9. Natalia E Lizon, Dionne M Aleman, Brian Schwartz. Quantitatively predicting flu centre impact on Canadian healthcare resource use. Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Annual Conference. :2230-2236. 2010. Baltimore, MD.
  10. Dionne M Aleman, Theodorus G Wibisono, Brian Schwartz. A non-homogeneous approach to simulating the spread of disease in a pandemic outbreak. Proceedings of the ISERC Annual Conference. 2009. Miami, FL.
  11. Velibor V Misic, Dionne M Aleman, Michael B Sharpe. Total Marrow Irradiation Using Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy Optimization. Proceedings of the ISERC Annual Conference. 2009. Miami, FL.
  12. Dionne M Aleman, Theodorus G Wibisono, Brian Schwartz. Accounting for individual behavior and demographics in pandemic disease modeling. Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Annual Conference. :1977-1985. 2009. Austin, TX.
  13. Dionne M Aleman, Michael B Sharpe. Optimization methods for total marrow irradiation using intensity modulated radiation therapy treatment planning. Proceedings of the ORAHS Annual Conference. 2008. Toronto, ON, Canada.
  14. Dionne M Aleman, H Edwin Romeijn, James F Dempsey. Beam orientation optimization methods in intensity modulated radiation therapy treatment planning. Proceedings of the ISERC Annual Conference. 2006.

    Winner, IERC Best Paper: Service Systems

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Book chapters

  1. Dionne M Aleman. Chapter "Fluence map optimization in intensity modulated radiation therapy treatment planning". in Decision Analytics and Optimization in Disease Prevention and Treatment. N. Kong and S. Zhang, editors. Wiley and Sons. 2016. forthcoming.
  2. Mario Ventresca, Alexandra Szatan, Buser Say, Dionne M Aleman. Chapter "Deriving pandemic disease mitigation strategies by mining social contact networks". in Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics. 2015. forthcoming.
  3. Mario Ventresca, Dionne M Aleman. Chapter "Approximation algorithms for detecting critical nodes". in NATO Science for Peace and Security Series D: Information and Communication Security, ed S. Butenko, IOS Press. 2014. forthcoming.
  4. Dionne M Aleman, Hamid R Ghaffari, Velibor V Misic, Michael B Sharpe, Mark Ruschin, David A Jaffray. Chapter "Optimization methods for large-scale radiotherapy". in Systems Analysis Tools for Better Health Care Delivery. eds P. Geogiev, P. Papajorgji, and P. Pardalos. Springer. 2012. Springer. forthcoming.
  5. Dionne M Aleman, H Edwin Romeijn, James F Dempsey. Chapter "Beam orientation optimization". in Optimization and Medicine and Biology, eds. G. Lim and E.K. Lee. Auerbach Publications. 2008. Auerbach Publications.

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Magazine articles

  1. Mario Ventresca, Dionne M Aleman. Pandemic preparedness & response logistics. OR/MS Today. 41(2):26-30. 2014.
  2. Dionne M Aleman. Predicting the spread of pandemic disease in urban environments. OR/MS Today. 39(1):24-28. 2012.

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