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Stanley Zionts

Alumni Professor Emeritus of Decision Support Systems
UB Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Adjunct Professor Emeritus of Industrial Engineering
Management Science and Systems Department


PhD, Carnegie-Mellon University
MS, Carnegie-Mellon University
BS, Carnegie-Mellon University 


Dr. Zionts' interests include mathematical programming, multiple criteria decision making, decision support systems, entrepreneurship, management strategy, and negotiation. He has published more than 100 articles and several books. He was a visiting professor at the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Brussels, and he has made presentations at numerous conferences and universities. Dr. Zionts founded and served as the first president of the International Society on Multiple Criteria Decision Making, and was awarded the Gold Medal Award and the Presidential Service Award by that organization.

Selected Publications

Wallenius, J., J. Dyer, P. Fishburn, R. Steuer, S. Zionts, and D. Kalyanmoy, "Multiple Criteria Decision Making; Multiattribute Utility Theory: Recent Accomplishments and What Lies Ahead", Forthcoming in Management Science

J. E. Aronson and S. Zionts, eds., OPERATIONS RESEARCH: METHODS, MODELS AND APPLICATIONS, Proceedings of a Conference in Honor of Gerald L. Thompson on the Occasion of his 70th Birthday, Quorum Books, Westport, Ct., 1998.

Koksalan, M., and S. Zionts, eds., Multiple Criteria Decision Making in the New Millenium: Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making, Ankara, Turkey, July, 2000, Springer-Verlag, Vol. 507, Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems, 2001.

Ehtamo, H. et al., and S. Zionts, "Generating Pareto Solutions in Two-Party Negotiations by Adjusting Artificial Constraints", Management Science Vol. 45, No. 12, December, 1999, pp. 1697-1709.

Kasanen, E., H. Wallenius, J. Wallenius, and S. Zionts, "A Study of High-Level Managerial Decision Process, with Implications for Decision Science Research", European Journal of Operations Research, Vol.120, No. 3, February 1, 2000, pp. 496-510.

Vroblefski, M., R. Ramesh, and S. Zionts, "Efficient Lot Sizing Under a Differential Transportation Cost Structure for Serially Distributed Warehouses", European Journal of Operational Research Vol. 127, No. 3, pp. 574-593, 2000.

Vroblefski, M., R. Ramesh, and S. Zionts, "General Open and Closed Queuing Networks with Blocking: A Unified Framework for Approximation." INFORMS Journal on Computing, Vol. 12, No. 4, pp. 299-316, 2000.

Gopal, R. D., R. Ramesh, and S. Zionts, "Cascade Graphs: Design, Analysis, and Algorithms for Relational Joins," INFORMS Journal of Computing, 13, 1, Winter, 2001, 2-28.

Gopal, R. D., R. Ramesh, and S. Zionts, "Criss-Cross Hash Joins: Design and Analysis", IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 13, 4, July/August, 2001, 637-653.

Joro, T., Korhonen, P., and S. Zionts, "An Interactive Approach to Improve Estimates of Value Efficiency in Data Envelopment Analysis, European Journal of Operational Research, 149 (2003) 688-699.

Wang, J. G. and S. Zionts, "The Aspiration Level Interactive Method (AIM) Reconsidered: Robustness of Solutions to Multiple Criteria Problems", European Journal of Operational Research, 175 (2006) 948-958.

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Stanley Zionts
Professor Emeritus
Management Science and Systems
School of Management
University at Buffalo
325P Jacobs Management Center
Buffalo, NY 14260-4000