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

  • Henry Washington, Steven Jiang, Lauren Davis, Hyung Kim (2023). (Examining local food deserts using visual analytics). In Christine Leitner, Jens Neuhüttler, Clara Bassano and Debra Satterfield (eds), (The Human Side of Service Engineering) 108, AHFE International, USA..
  • Tanzid Hasnain, Tobin Walton, K Odubela, S. McConnell, Lauren Davis, J. Ivy, Steven Jiang, D Coan, Md Islam, E. Mpere (2023). (Resiliency within the Socio-Ecological System of a Large Food Bank Network: Preparing, mitigating, responding, and recovering from Hurricane Florence.). International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction.
  • Mikaya Hamilton, Steven Jiang, Lauren Davis (2023). (Understanding the Dietary Need of a Local Food Bank’s Population Using Visual Analytics). In Jay Kalra, (Health Informatics and Biomedical Engineering Applications) 78, AHFE International, USA.
  • Arvav Jhala, Yang Cheng, Jean Goodwin, Munindar Singh, Mohd Anwar, Lauren Davis, Steven Jiang, Anna Lee, Younho Seong, Siobahn Grady, Deepak Kumar, Tianduo Zhang (2022). (A Digital Communication Twin for Addressing Misinformation: Vision, Challenges, Opportunities ). (2) 36, pp. 36--41. IEEE Internet Computing.
  • 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.