Faculty Profile for Dr. Francis A Mendez

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Dr. Francis A Mendez
Professor — CIS & Quantitative Methods
MCOY 464
phone: (512) 245-3303

Biography Section

Teaching Interests

Statistical Methods and Exploratory Data Analysis.

Research Interests

Exploratory data analysis and computational statistics.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Kim, J., Mendez, F. A., & Jimenez, J. (2020). Storage location assignment heuristics based on slot selection and frequent itemset grouping for large distribution centers. IEEE Access, 8, 189025–189035. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3031585
  • Wierschem, D. C., Jimenez, J. A., & Mendez, F. A. (2020). A Motion Capture System for the Study of Human Manufacturing Repetitive Motions. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. Retrieved from McCoy College
  • Mendez, F. A., Wierschem, D. C., & Jimenez, J. (2018). A Motion Capture System Framework for the Study of Human Manufacturing Repetitive Motions. In Digital Commons@Georgia Southern (pp. 1–8). Georgia Southern University. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/pmhr_2018/25
  • Kothamasu, M., Perez, E., & Mendez, F. A. (n.d.). A Stochastic Programming Model for Food Bank Disaster Relief Operations considering Transportation Capacity Limitations.
  • Marthak, Y. V., Perez, E., & Mendez, F. A. (2021). A Stochastic Programming Model for Tactical Product Prepositioning at Domestic Hunger Relief Organizations Impacted by Natural Hazards. Natural Hazards. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-021-04639-3

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Dean Paul R. Gowens Excellence Professorship in Business Administration, McCoy College of Business Administration. January 2019 - January 2022
  • Award / Honor Recipient: 2019 Presidential Distinction Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities, McCoy College of Business. 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Professor, Alpha Chi National College Honor Society. January 2018 - December 2018
  • Award / Honor Nominee: 2018 Excellence in Teaching Award, Texas State University. August 2018
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Dean Paul R. Gowens Professorship of Excellence, McCoy College of Business. December 2018 - January 22, 2019

Selected Grants

  • Jimenez, Jesus, Mendez, Francis A, Perez, Eduardo, Wright, Robert L (Supporting). Exploratory Analysis and Quality Assurance to Support Texas State Use Program Administration, Texas Workforce Commission, State, $197752. (Submitted: November 2019, Funded: September 28, 2020 - August 31, 2021). Grant.
  • Perez, Eduardo (Principal), Mendez, Francis A (Co-Principal). Ensuring an Accessible Trauma System in Texas, Texas State University-MIRG, $30000. (Funded: September 1, 2019 - August 30, 2021). Grant.
  • Jimenez, Jesus (Principal), Aslan, Semih (Co-Principal), Koutitas, Georgios (Co-Principal), Mendez, Francis A (Co-Principal), Valles Molina, Damian (Co-Principal), Wierschem, David C (Co-Principal). Using Industry 4.0 Digital Twins to Model Human Labor in Smart Material Handling Systems, Toyota Material Handling, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $197411.11. (Submitted: December 14, 2018, Funded: August 14, 2019 - August 13, 2020). Grant.
  • Mendez, Francis A (Principal), Valles Molina, Damian (Co-Principal). Development of An Artificial Intelligence System to Prevent Overexertion Injuries at the Workplace, Texas State University, $14938. (Submitted: October 2019, Funded: January 2020 - May 2021). Grant.
  • Mendez, Francis A (Principal). McCoy College Faculty Development Grant, Texas State University, Texas State University, $2500. (Submitted: September 2019, Funded: January 1, 2020 - March 1, 2020). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Consultant
A product quality control project for the Texas Workforce Commission, Purchasing from People with Disabilities Program
October 2020-Present
Member
Ingram School of Engineering
September 2020-Present
Member
MS Accounting and Information Technology
January 2019-Present
Member
College Review Committee
August 2017-Present
Student Org Advisor (Non-Professional Org)
Data Analytics Club at Texas State University
September 2014-Present