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
  • Sharotry, A., Jimenez, J. A., Mendez, F. A., Wierschem, D. C., Rolfe, R. M., & Valles Molina, D. (n.d.). Manufacturing Operator Ergonomics: A Conceptual Digital Twin Approach to Detect Biomechanical Fatigue. IEEE Access.
  • 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. (2021). A Stochastic Programming Model for Food Bank Disaster Relief Operations considering Transportation Capacity Limitations.

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.
  • Fulton, Lawrence V (Principal), Villagran, Melinda Morris (Co-Principal), , Bing Zhou (Co-Principal), Mendez, Francis A (Co-Principal), Ekin, Tahir (Co-Principal), Qasem, Apan Muhammad (Co-Principal), Konur, Dincer (Supporting), Alanis, Emmanuel (Supporting), Zihagh, Fereshteh (Supporting), Dong, Zhijie (Supporting), Shen, Xiaoxi (Supporting), De Nadai, Alessandro Stevens (Supporting), Zhu, Ye (Supporting), Hewitt, Barbara A (Supporting), Valles Molina, Damian (Supporting), White, Alexander (Supporting), Dolezel, Diane M (Supporting), Ioudina, Vera (Supporting), Islam, Tanzima Z (Supporting), Lee, Chul Ho (Supporting), Metsis, Vangelis (Supporting), Moradi, Masoud (Supporting), Gao, Ju (Supporting), Li-Jen, Lester (Supporting), Jones, Dustin (Supporting), Pham, Vung (Supporting), Holt, Melinda (Supporting), Kyung An, Min (Supporting), Islam, ABM (Supporting), Cho, Hyuk (Supporting), Liu, Quigzhoung (Supporting), Liang, Fan (Supporting). The Accelerating Credentials of Purpose and Value for the Texas Innovation Corridor (TIC) Consortium Grant, THECB, State, $1450000. (Submitted: November 2021). Grant.
  • Mendez, Francis A (Co-Principal), Jimenez, Jesus (Principal), Wright, Robert L (Co-Principal), Perez Roman, Eduardo (Co-Principal), Emami, Anahita (Co-Principal). Phase 3 - Quality Assurance of New and Existing Products to Support Texas State Workforce Commission, Texas State Workforce Commission, State, $275063. (Funded: September 2021 - August 2023). 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
MS Accounting and Information Technology
January 2019-Present
Member
College Review Committee
August 2017-Present
Committee Member
CIS & QM Department Curriculum Committee
August 2013-Present
Committee Chair
QMST 2333 Course coordinator
2011-Present