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Kayse Lee Maass

Assistant Professor,  Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

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  • 321 SN
  • 617.373.3629

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Research Focus

Stochastic optimization, network theory, facility location modeling, and supply chain design for applications regarding equity, access, human trafficking, mental health, and humanitarian logistics

Education

  • PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Industrial and Operations Engineering, 2017
  • MS, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Industrial and Operations Engineering, 2014
  • BA, Bethel University, Mathematics, 2012
  • BA, Bethel University, Physics, 2012

Professional Affiliations

  • Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS)
    • Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society
    • Health Applications Society
    • Transportation Science and Logistics Society
    • Service Science Section
    • Location Analysis Section
    • Women In ORMS Forum
  • Production and Operations Management Society (POMS)
  • Health, Education, Advocacy, Linkage (HEAL) Trafficking
  • Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK)

Research Overview

Stochastic optimization, network theory, facility location modeling, and supply chain design for applications regarding equity, access, human trafficking, mental health, and humanitarian logistics

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Selected Publications

  • M.S. Daskin,  K.L. Maass (2019). Location Analysis and Network Design. Chapter 17, Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, (H. Zijm, M. Klumpp, A. Regattieri, and S. Heragu editors), Springer. pp. 379-398. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-92447-2_17
  • L.M. Flowers, K.L. Maass, G.J. Melin, R.L. Campbell, C.M. Lohse, P.J. Novotny, J.J. Westphal, D.M. Nestler, K.S. Pasupathy (2018). Consequences of the 48-Hour Rule: A Lens into the Psychiatric Patient Flow Through an Emergency Department, American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 36(11) 2029-2034.  DOI: 10.1016/j.ajem.2018.03.016
  • K.L. Maass, M.S. Daskin (2017). A Cyclic Allocation Model for the Inventory-Modulated Capacitated Location Problem, Information Systems and Operational Research, 55(4) 312-338
  • K.L. Maass, M.S. Daskin, S. Shen (2016). Mitigating Hard Capacity Constraints with Inventory in Facility Location Modeling, IIE Transactions, 48(2)120-133
  • K.L. Maass, B. Liu, M.S. Daskin, M. Duck, Z. Wang, R. Mwenesi, H. Schapiro (2015). Incorporating Nurse Absenteeism Into Staffing with Demand Uncertainty, Health Care Management Science, 20(1)141-155
  • K.L. Maass, A. Weiss, V.M.H Lo, M.S. Daskin (2015). Maximizing Diversity in the Engineering Global Leadership Cultural Families, Interfaces, 45(4)293-304
  • M.S. Daskin, K.L. Maass (2015). The p-Median Problem. Chapter 2, Location Science, (G. Laporte, S. Nickel, and F. Saldanha-da-Gama editors), Springer, pp. 21-45

Faculty

Sep 26, 2019

Maass Mentioned in United Nations Report on Modern Slavery

MIE Assistant Professor Kayse Lee Maass’s research on disrupting human trafficking was mentioned in a recent United Nations report titled “Current and emerging forms of slavery: Report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences.”

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Aug 27, 2019

Maass Awarded NSF Grant to Study Resource Allocation to Disrupt Human Trafficking Networks

MIE Assistant Professor Kayse Lee Maass is a co-principal investigator on a $535K NSF grant, titled, “ISN2: Disrupting Human Trafficking via Needs Matching and Capacity Expansion.”

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Aug 26, 2019

Maass Receives NSF Award to Address Labor Trafficking in the Agricultural Sector

MIE Assistant Professor Kayse Maass (PI), Shawn Bhimani (co-PI), Visiting Assistant Professor in D’Amore-McKim School of Business’s Supply Chain and Information Management Group, and Amy Farrell (co-PI), associate professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and co-director of the Violence and Justice Research Lab, received a $574K grant from the NSF for “ISN2: Coordinated Interdiction for Disruption of Labor Trafficking in the Agricultural Sector.”

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Feb 08, 2019

Using Industrial Engineering Principals to Combat Human Trafficking

MIE Assistant Professor Kayse Lee Maass is using her industrial engineering expertise and supply-chain models to help experts combat human trafficking.

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Nov 14, 2018

Maass Recognized for Research in Location Analysis

MIE Assistant Professor Kayse Lee Maass received the Best SOLA Dissertation Award as runner up at the INFORMS Section of Location Analysis (SOLA) annual conference in Phoenix. Her dissertation was entitled "Mitigating Hard Capacity Constraints in Facility Location Modeling".

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Oct 04, 2018

The National Science Foundation Funds Research at Worcester Polytechnic Institute Aimed at Disrupting Human Trafficking Networks

MIE Assistant Professor Kayse Lee Maass was featured in both the Markets Insider’s article “The National Science Foundation Funds Research at Worcester Polytechnic Institute Aimed at Disrupting Human Trafficking Networks” and the Worcester Business Journal’s article “WPI researchers granted $145k to attack human trafficking networks” for her work against human trafficking.

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Aug 30, 2018

New Faculty Spotlight: Kayse Maass

Kayse Maass joins the Mechanical & Industrial Engineering department in August 2018 as an Assistant Professor.

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