Lauren Berrings Davis


Lauren Berrings Davis
College of Engineering

Industrial & Systems Engineering

McNair hall 404
Ph.D.Industrial Engineering / North Carolina State University
M.S.Industrial & Management Engineering / Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
B.S.Computational Mathematics / Rochester Institute of Technology

Research Interests

Humanitarian Logistics, Supply Chain Optimization, Emergency preparedness/ response

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Recent Publications

  • Shubhra Paul, Lauren Davis (2021). (An ensemble forecasting model for predicting contribution of food donors based on supply behavior). Annals of Operations Research.
  • Tahir Bashir, Seongtae Kim, Liping Liu, Lauren Davis (2021). (A Resampling Based Semi-supervised Learning Analysis for Identifying School Needs of Backpack Programs). In Stahlbock, R., Weiss, G.M., Abou-Nasr, M., Yang, CY., Arabnia, H.R., Deligiannidis, L. , (Transactions on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence ) pp. 823–835. Springer, Cham.
  • Jessye Talley, Lauren Davis, Benjamin Morin, Liping Liu (2021). (Quantifying the impact of consumer behavior on foodborne illness using a compartment model). (106923) 151, Computers and Industrial Engineering .
  • Joseph Graves, Gizem Templeton, Lauren Davis, Seongtae Kim (2021). (Visualizing the Food Landscape of Durham, North Carolina). (1) 10, pp. e347. Stat.
  • Jessye Talley, Lauren Davis (2020). (Simulation-Based Approach to Evaluate the Effects of Food Supply Chain Mitigation and Compliance Strategies on Consumer Behavior and Risk Communication Methods). (Women in Industrial and Systems Engineering) pp. 391-416. Springer.
  • Jessye Bemley, Lauren Davis, Liu, Benjamin Morin (2019). (A Vector-Borne Contamination Model to Assess food-borne outbreak intervention Strategies). 66, pp. 383-403. Applied Mathematical Modeling .
  • Ritson Delpish, Steven Jiang, Lauren Davis, Kehinde Odubela (2019). (A Visual Analytics Approach To Combat Confirmation Bias for A Local Food Bank). In Boring R., (Advances in Human Error, Reliability, Resilience, and Performance: Proceedings of the AHFE 2018 International Conference on Human Error, Reliability, Resilience, and Performance) 778, pp. 13-23. Springer.
  • Hussain Abualkhar, Emmett Lodree, Lauren Davis (2019). (Managing volunteer convergence at disaster relief centers). International Journal of Production Economics.
  • Sefakor Fianu, Lauren Davis (2018). (A markov decision process model for equitable distribution of supplies under uncertainty). (3) 264, pp. 1101-1115. European Journal of Operational Reserach.
  • Yogeeta Desai, Steven Jiang, Lauren Davis, (2017). (Development of a Dashboard for a Local Food Bank). American Journal of Engineering and Applied Science.
  • Irem Orgut, Luther Brock, III, Lauren Davis, Julie Ivy, Steven Jiang, Shona Morgan, Reha Uzsoy, Charlie Hale, Earline Middleton (2016). (Achieving Equity, Effectiveness, and Efficiency in Food Bank Operations: Strategies for Feeding America with Implications for Global Hunger Relief). (Advances in Managing Humanitarian Operations) pp. 229–256. Springer International Publishing.
  • Raquel Teasley, Jessye Bemley, Lauren Davis, Alan Erera, Yanling Chang (2016). (A Markov Chain Model for Quantifying Consumer Risk in Food Supply Chains). (2) 5, pp. 149-161. Health Systems.
  • Lauren Davis, Steven Jiang, Shona Morgan, Isaac Nuamah, Jessica Terry (2016). (Analysis and prediction of food donation behavior for a domestic hunger relief organization). 182, pp. 26-37. International Journal of Production Economics.
  • Emmett Lodree, Lauren Davis (2016). (Empirical analysis of volunteer convergence following the 2011 tornado disaster in Tuscaloosa Alabama). (2) 84, pp. 1109-1135. Natural Hazards.
  • Luther Brock, Lauren Davis (2015). (Estimating available supermarket commodities for food bank collection in the absence of information). (7) 42, pp. 3450 - 3461. Expert Systems with Applications.
  • Husniyah Abdus-Salaam, Lauren Davis (2015). (Tactical allocation and acceptance of multiple patient classes in the presence of no-shows). (2) 4, pp. 93 - 103. Health Systems.
  • Jarrett Chapman, Lauren Davis, Funda Samanlioglu, Xiuli Qu (2014). (Evaluating the Effectiveness of Prepositioning Policies in Response to Natural Disasters). (2) 5, pp. 86-100. International Journal of Operations Research and Information Systems.
  • Lauren Davis, Irem Sengul, Julie Ivy, Luther Brock, Lastella Miles (2014). (Scheduling food bank collections and deliveries to ensure food safety and improve access). (3) 48, pp. 175 - 188. Socio-Economic Planning Sciences.
  • Lauren Davis, Funda Samanlioglu, Xiuli Qu, Sarah Root (2013). (Inventory Planning and Coordination in disaster relief efforts). (2) 141, pp. 561-573. International Journal of Production Economics.
  • Jessye Bemley, Lauren Davis, Luther Brock (2013). (Prepositioning Commodities to Repair Maritime Navigational Aids). (1) 3, pp. 65-89. Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management .
  • Lauren Davis, Funda Samanlioglu, Steven Jiang, Daniel Mota, Paul Stanfield (2012). (A heuristic approach for allocation of data to RFID tags: A data allocation knapsack problem). (1) 39, pp. 93-104. Computers and Operations Research.
  • Husniyah Abdus-Salaam, Lauren Davis (2012). (Impact of Batch Appointments on No-Show Rates: A Public versus Private Clinic Perspective). (1) 1, pp. 36-45. Health Systems.
  • Xiuli Qu, Maurice Jackson, Lauren Davis (2012). (Simulation-Based Evaluation of Port Emergency Evacuation Plans for Predictable Natural Disasters). (2) 9, Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
  • Lauren Davis, Russell King, Thom Hodgson, Wenbin Wei (2011). (Information sharing in Capacity Constrained Supply Chain). (24) 49, pp. 7469-7491. Inernational Journal of Production Research.
  • Chanel Helper, Lauren Davis (2010). (Impact of Demand Correlation and Information Sharing in a Capacitated Supply Chain with Multiple Retailers). (4) 59, pp. 552-560. Computers and Industrial Engineering.
  • Mojahid Osman, Balasubramanian Ram, Paul Stanfield, Funda Samanlioglu, Lauren Davis, Joy Bhaduri (2010). (Radio Frequency Identification System Optimization Models for Life Cycle of a Durable Product). (9) 48, pp. 2699-2721. International Journal of Production Research.
  • Lauren Davis, Thom Hodgson, Russell King, Wenbin Wei (2009). (A Computationally Efficient Algorithm for Undiscounted Markov Decision Processes with Restricted Observations). 56, pp. 86-92. Naval Research Logistics.
  • Paul Stanfield, Lauren Davis, Funda Samanlioglu, Silvanus Udoka (2006). (Dynamic allocation of RFID memory across the product life cycle). pp. 1. IIE Annual Conference. Proceedings.