Biography

Jerzy Filar is a broadly trained applied mathematician with research interests spanning a spectrum of both theoretical and applied topics in Operations Research, Optimisation, Game Theory, Applied Probability and Environmental Modelling. Professor Filar co-authored a research level text book 'Competitive Markov Decision Process' published by Springer in 1996. He authored or co-authored approximately 100 refereed research papers. Professor Filar has a record of research grants/contracts with agencies and research institutes such as NSF, ARC, US EPA, World Resources Institute, DSTO and the Sir Keith and Sir Ross Smith Foundation. He is editor-in-chief of Environmental Modelling and Assessment and serves on editorial boards of Operations Research, JMAA and a number of other journals. Professor Filar is a Fellow of the Australian Mathematical Society. He has supervised 18 PhD students. Jerzy's Erdos Number is 3 (see details, below).

Qualifications

1972   B.Sc.(Hons) Mathematical Statistics University of Melbourne, Australia.

1975   M.Sc.Statistics, Monash University, Australia.

1977   M.A. Mathematics, University of Illinois, Chicago.

1980   Ph.D. Mathematics, University of Illinois, Chicago.

Honours, awards and grants

1968-72   Commonwealth Tertiary Scholarship, University of Melbourne, Australia.

1973-74   Graduate Scholarship, Monash University, Australia.

1976,78   University Fellowship, University of Illinois, Chicago. USA.

1981   Award for the best paper published in OPSEARCH in 1981.

1985   Environmental Science and Engineering Fellowship, from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, USA.

1989/90   Guest Professor, Department of Mathematics at Rijksuniversiteit Limburg, The Netherlands.

1997   Visiting Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Ulm, Germany.

1998   Visiting Professor, Department of Systems Engineering, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong .

1998   Visiting Professor, Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France.

1999   Guest Professor, Institute for Econometrics and Operations Research, Technical University of Vienna, Austria.

2002   Visiting Professor; Department of Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, California, USA and in INRIA, Sophia Antipolis, France.

2003   Fellow of the Australian Mathematical Society.

2005   Ren Potts Medal of the Australian Society for Operations Research.

2006   Australian Research Council Professorial Fellowship 2006-2010.

2007   South Australian Science Excellence Award: Science Leadership and Management Category.

Research Grants and Contracts (see details, in CV attached below)

Jerzy Filar has an established record of research grants and contracts with government agencies and research funding organizations such as NSF, ARC, US EPA, World Resources Institute, DSTO and the Sir Keith and Sir Ross Smith Foundation.

Research expertise

  • Applied mathematics
  • Operations Research
  • Stochastic Modelling

Research interests

Stochastic Modelling, Optimization and Operations Research with emphasis on Markov Decision Processes; Theory of Games; Ennvironmental Modelling; Optimal Control; Linear and Nonlinear Programming, and the applications of the above in engineering and economics. In recent years, Jerzy Filar devoted much effort to the analysis of the famous Hamiltonian Cycle Problem (HCP), from a stochastic perspective. 

Supervisory interests

  • Game theory
  • Operations research
  • Stochastic modelling

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor : Stochastic Modelling and Optimization (2) ; Energy Systems (1) ;

Associate supervisor : Statistics (2) ;

Publications

  • Haythorpe, M.A. and Filar, J. (2014). A Linearly-Growing Conversion from the Set Splitting Problem to the Directed Hamiltonian Cycle Problem. In Honglei Xu, Xiangyu Wang, ed. Optimization and Control Methods in Industrial Engineering and Construction. Netherlands: Springer, pp. 35-52.
  • Boland, J., Pudney, P. and Filar, J.A. (2013). Electricity Supply Without Fossil Fuels. In T Yu, NV Chawla & S Simoff, ed. Computational Intelligent Data Analysis for Sustainable Development. Boca Raton, USA: CRC Press, pp. 243-272.
    [Web Link]
  • Chiera, B.A., Filar, J.A., Zachary, D.S. and Gordon, A.H. (2010). Comparative Forecasting and a Test for Persistence in the El Niño Southern Oscillation. In Jerzy A. Filar & Alain Haurie, ed. Uncertainty and Environmental Decision Making: A Handbook of Research and Best Practice. New York, US: Springer, pp. 255-373.
    [10.1007/978-1-4419-1129-2_9]
  • Filar, J.A. and Haurie, A. (2010). OR/MS and Environmental Decision Making under Uncertainty. In Jerzy A. Filar & Alain Haurie, ed. Uncertainty and Environmental Decision Making: A Handbook of Research and Best Practice. New York, USA: Springer, pp. 1-49.
    [10.1007/978-1-4419-1129-2_1]
  • Chiera, B.A., Filar, J.A., Zachary, D.S. and Gordon, A.H. (2010). Comparative Forecasting and a Test for Persistence in the El Niño Southern Oscillation. In Uncertainty and Environmental Decision Making. New York, USA: Springer, pp. 253-272.
  • Filar, J.A., Hudson, I.L., Mathew, T. and Sinha, B. (2008). Analytic perturbations and systematic bias in statistical modeling and inference. In N Balakrishnan, Edsel A Peña, Mervyn J Silvapulle, ed. Beyond Parametrics in Interdisciplinary Research: Festschrift in Honor of Professor Pranab K. Sen. Lithuania: Institute of Mathematical Statistics, pp. 17-34.
    [10.1214/193940307000000022]
  • Beck, J. and Filar, J.A. (2007). Games, Incompetence, and Training. In Advances in Dynamic Game Theory. New York, USA: Springer, pp. 93-110.
    [10.1007/978-0-8176-4553-3_5]
  • Filar, J.A. and Kang, B. (2006). Two Types of Risk. In Stochastic Processes, Optimization, and Control Theory: Applications in Financial Engineering, Queueing Networks, and Manufacturing Systems. New York, USA: Springer, pp. 109-140.
    [10.1007/0-387-33815-2_7]
  • Filar, J.A., Manyem, P., Visser, M.S. and White, K. (2003). Air Traffic Management at Sydney with Cancellations and Curfew Penalties. In Panos M Pardolos; Victor Korotkikh, ed. Optimization and Industry: New Frontiers. Boston, USA: Kluwer, pp. 113-140.
  • Filar, J.A. (2002). Mathematical Models. In Knowledge for sustainable development: an insight into the encyclopedia of life support systems. Johannesburg, South Africa: UNESCO / EOLSS Publishers, pp. 339-354.
  • Filar, J.A., Lin, Y. and Liu, K. (2002). Finite Horizon Portfolio Risk Models with Probability Criterion. In Zhenting Hou; Jerzy A Filar; Anyue Chen, ed. Markov Processes and Controlled Markov Chains. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer, pp. 405-424.
  • Filar, J.A. and Guo, X. (2002). Linear program for communication MDPs with multiple constraints. In Zhenting Hou; Jerzy A Filar; Anyue Chen, ed. Markov Processes and Controlled Markov Chains. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer, pp. 245-254.
  • Avrachenkov, K.A., Filar, J.A. and Haviv, M. (2001). Singular perturbations of Markov chains and decision processes. In Eugene A Feinberg; Adam Shwartz, ed. Handbook of Markov Decision Processes: Methods and Applications. Boston, USA: Kluwer, pp. 113-152.
  • Andramonov, M., Filar, J.A., Rubinov, A. and Pardalos, P.M. (2000). Hamiltonian Cycle Problem via Markov Chains and Min-type Applications. In P M Pardalos, ed. Approximation and Complexity in Numerical Optimization. Boston, USA: Kluwer, pp. 31-47.
  • Connell, S.A., Filar, J.A., Szczechla, W.W. and Vrieze, O.J. (1999). Discounted Stochastic Games, a Complex Analytic Perspective. In Martino Bardi, T E S Raghavan, T Parthasarathy, ed. Stochastic and Differential Games: Theory and Numerical Methods. Boston, USA: Birkhauser, pp. 271-296.
  • Filar, J.A. and Haurie, A. (1998). Uncertainty in environmental models: dynamic systems perspective. In H Greppin, R D Agosti, C Penel, ed. The Co-Action between Living Systems and the Planet. Geneva, Switzerland: University of Geneva, pp. 283-302.
  • Curiel, I., Filar, J.A. and Zapert, R. (1997). Relative Contribution of the Enhanced Greenhouse Effect on the Coastal Changes in Louisiana. In W E Martin, L A McDonald, ed. Modeling Environmental Policy. New York, USA: Kluwer, pp. 161-184.
  • Filar, J.A. and Liu, K. (1996). Hamiltonian Cycle Problem and Singularly Perturbed Markov Decision Process. In T S Ferguson, L S Shapley, J B MacQueen, ed. Statistics, Probability and Game Theory: Papers in Honor of David Blackwell. USA: Institute of Mathematical Sciences, pp. 45-64.
  • Filar, J.A., Gaertner, P.S. and Janssen, M.A. (1996). An Application of Optimization to the Problem of Climate Change. In Floudas, Christodoulos A.; Pardalos, Panos M., ed. State of the Art in Global Optimization: Computational Methods and Applications. Boston, USA: Kluwer, pp. 475-498.
  • Filar, J.A. and Zapert, R. (1996). Uncertainty Analysis of a Greenhouse Effect Model. In A Haurie, C Carraro, ed. Operations Research and Environmental Management. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer, pp. 101-118.
  • Braddock, R.D., Filar, J.A. and Zapert, R. (1992). System and control theory perspectives of the IMAGE greenhouse model. In T. E. Duncan; B. Pasik-Duncan, ed. Stochastic Theory and Adaptive Control. Berlin, Germany: Springer, pp. 53-68.
    [10.1007/BFb0113231]
  • Chen, M. and Filar, J.A. (1992). Hamiltonian Cycles, Quadratic Programming, and Ranking of Extreme Points. In C. A. Floudas; P. M. Pardalos, ed. Recent Advances in Global Optimization. Princeton, USA: Princeton University Press, pp. 32-49.
    [Web Link]
  • Filar, J.A. and Tolwinski, B. (1991). On the Algorithm of Pollatschek and Avi-ltzhak. In T. E. S. Raghaven; T. S. Ferguson; T. Pathasarathy; O. J. Vrieze, ed. Stochastic Games And Related Topics. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 59-70.
    [10.1007/978-94-011-3760-7_6]
  • Avrachenkov, K., Filar, J.A. and Howlett, P. (2013). Analytic Perturbation Theory and Its Applications. Philadelphia, USA: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.
    [10.1137/1.9781611973143]
  • Borkar, V., Ejov, V., Filar, J.A. and Nguyen, G. (2012). Hamiltonian Cycle Problem and Markov Chains. New York, USA: Springer.
    [Web Link]
  • Filar, J.A. and Vrieze, K. (1997). Competitive Markov Decision Processes - Theory, Algorithms and Applications. New York, USA: Springer.
  • Bielecki, T.R. and Filar, J.A. (1989). Singularly perturbed Markov control problem: limiting average cost. In Proceedings of the 28th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control 1989. New Jersey, USA: IEEE. 28th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. Tampa, USA. Dec 1989, pp. 1263-1266.
    [10.1109/CDC.1989.70340]
  • Filar, J.A. and Haurie, A. (2010). Editor. Uncertainty and Environmental Decision Making: A Handbook of Research and Best Practice. New York, USA: Springer. 138
    [10.1007/978-1-4419-1129-2]
  • Filar, J.A. and Haurie, A. (2009). Editors. Uncertainty and Environmental Decision Making: A Handbook of Research and Best Practice. New York, USA: Springer.
  • Hou, Z., Filar, J.A. and Chen, A. (2002). Editors. Markov Processes and Controlled Markov Chains. Boston, USA: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  • Filar, J.A., Gaitsgory, V. and Mizukami, K. (2000). Editors. Advances in Dynamic Games and Applications. Boston: Birkhauser.
  • Carraro, C. and Filar, J.A. (1995). Editors. Control and Game Theoretic Models of the Environment. New York, USA: Birkhauser.
  • Qin, S. and Filar, J. (2014). Modelling Hospital Patient Flow for Decision Support. In 2014 International Conference on Mechanical Engineering and Automation (ICMEA-2014) 2014 International Conference on Mechanical Engineering and Automation. Beijing, China. Jan 2014, pp. 150-154.
  • Filar, J.A., Gondzio, J., Haurie, A., Moresino, F. and Vial, J. (2000). Decomposition and Parallel Processing Techniques for Two-Time Scale Controlled Markov Chains. In Proceedings of the 39th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. USA: IEEE. 39th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. Sydney, NSW. Dec 2000.
  • Filar, J.A. and Haurie, A. (1997). Optimal Ergodic Control of Singularly Perturbed Hybrid Stochastic Systems. In Lectures in Applied Mathematics: Proceedings of the 1996 AMS-SIAM Summer Seminar. 1996 AMS-SIAM Summer Seminar. Jan 1996, pp. 101-126.
  • Bielecki, T.R., Filar, J.A. and Gaitsgory, V. (1996). Asymptotic Analysis of a Stochastic Manufacturing System with Slow and Fast Machines. In Proceedings of the 35th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. IEEE. 35th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. Kobe, Japan. Dec 1996, pp. 531-532.
  • Liu, K. and Filar, J.A. (1995). Weighted Markov Decision Processes with Perturbation. In Proceedings of the 34th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. IEEE. 34th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. New Orleans, USA. Dec 1995, pp. 2269-2276.
    [10.1109/CDC.1995.480541]
  • Abbad, M. and Filar, J.A. (1992). Stochastic Game Problems. In B. Dutta; D. Mookherjee; T. Parthasarathy; T. E. S. Raghaven; D. Ray; S. H. Tijs, ed. Game Theory and Economic Applications: Proceedings of the International Conference Held at the Indian Statistical Institute, New Dehli, India, December 18-22, 1990. Berlin, Germany: Springer. International Conference on Game Theory and Economic Applications. New Dehli, India. Dec 1990, pp. 69-97.
  • Abbad, M. and Filar, J.A. (1991). Aggregation-Disaggregation Algorithm for {epsilon}²-Singularly Perturbed Limiting Average Markov Control Problems. In Proceedings of the 30th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. New Jersey, USA: IEEE. 30th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. Brighton, England. Dec 1991, pp. 465-470.
    [10.1109/CDC.1991.261346]
  • Abbad, M. and Filar, J.A. (1991). Perturbation Theory for Semi-Markov Control Problems. In Proceedings of the 30th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. New Jersey, USA: IEEE. 30th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. Brighton, England. Dec 1991, pp. 489-493.
    [10.1109/CDC.1991.261352]
  • Braddock, R.D. and Filar, J.A. (1991). Response Times of the Ocean. In Robert G. Bell; Terry M. Hume; Terry R. Healy, ed. Coastal Engineering: Climate for Change. Hamilton, New Zealand: Water Quality Centre DSIR Marine and Freshwater. 10th Australasian Conference on Coastal and Ocean Engineering. Auckland, New Zealand. Dec 1991, pp. 22-27.
    [Web Link]
  • Filar, J.A., Krass, D. and Ross, K.W. (1989). Percentile objective criteria in limiting average Markov control problems. In Proceedings of the 28th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. New Jersey, USA: IEEE. 28th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. Tampa, USA. Dec 1989, pp. 1273-1276.
    [10.1109/CDC.1989.70342]
  • Filar, J.A. and Krass, D. (1987). The embedding of the travelling salesman problem in a Markov decision process. In Proceedings of the 26th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. New Jersey, USA: IEEE. 26th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. Los Angeles, USA. Dec 1987, pp. 2255-2260.
    [10.1109/CDC.1987.272943]
  • Filar, J.A. and Lee, H. (1985). Gain/variability tradeoffs in undiscounted Markov decision processes. In Proceedings of the 24th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. New Jersey, USA: IEEE. 24th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. Fort Lauderdale, USA. Dec 1985, pp. 1106-1112.
    [10.1109/CDC.1985.268672]
  • Baniasadi, P., Ejov, V., Filar, J., Haythorpe, M. and Rossomakhine, S. (2014). "Deterministic "Snakes and Ladders" Heuristic for the Hamiltonian cycle problem" Mathematical Programming Computation, 6(1) pp. 55-75.
  • Baniasadi, P., Ejov, V., Filar, J., Haythorpe, M.A. and Rossomakhine, S. (2014). Deterministic "Snakes and Ladders" Heuristics for the Hamiltonian Cycle Problem. Mathematical Programming Computation, 6(1) pp. 55-75.
    [10.1007/s12532-013-0059-2]
  • Beck, J., Ejov, V. and Filar, J.A. (2012). Incompetence and impact of training in bimatrix games. Automatica, 48(10) pp. 2400-2408.
    [10.1016/j.automatica.2012.06.046] [Scopus]
  • Filar, J., Haythorpe, M.A. and Murray, W. (2012). On the determinant and its derivatives of the rank-one corrected generator of a Markov chain on a graph. Journal of Global Optimization,
    [10.1007/s10898-012-9855-x] [Scopus]
  • Borkar, V. and Filar, J.A. (2011). Markov chains, Hamiltonian cycles and volumes of convex bodies. Journal of Global Optimization,
    [10.1007/s10898-011-9819-6] [Scopus]
  • Eshragh, A. and Filar, J.A. (2011). Hamiltonian Cycles, Random Walks, and Discounted Occupational Measures. Mathematics of Operations Research, 36(2) pp. 258-270.
    [10.1287/moor.1110.0492] [Scopus]
  • Eshragh, A., Filar, J. and Nazari, A. (2011). A Projection-Adapted Cross Entropy (PACE) method for transmission network planning. Energy Systems, 2(2) pp. 189-208.
    [10.1007/s12667-011-0033-x]
  • Boland, J., Filar, J.A., Mohammadian, G. and Nazari, A. (2011). Australian electricity market and price volatility. Annals of Operations Research,
    [10.1007/s10479-011-1033-x] [Scopus]
  • Avrachenkov, K., Burachik, R.S., Filar, J.A. and Gaitsgory, V. (2011). Constraint augmentation in pseudo-singularly perturbed linear programs. Mathematical Programming, 132(1-2) pp. 179-208.
    [10.1007/s10107-010-0388-0] [Scopus]
  • Eshragh, A., Filar, J.A. and Haythorpe, M. (2011). A hybrid simulation-optimization algorithm for the Hamiltonian cycle problem. Annals of Operations Research, 189 pp. 103-125.
    [10.1007/s10479-009-0565-9] [Scopus]
  • Eshragh, A., Filar, J.A. and Nazari, A. (2011). A Projection-Adapted Cross Entropy (PACE) method for transmission network planning. Energy Systems, 2(2) pp. 189-208.
    [10.1007/s12667-011-0033-x] [Scopus]
  • Avrachenkov, K., Ejov, V. and Filar, J.A. (2010). Multivariate polynomial perturbations of algebraic equations. Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, 369(1) pp. 214-221.
    [10.1016/j.jmaa.2010.02.026] [10.1016/j.jmaa.2010.02.026] [Scopus]
  • Boland, J.W., Filar, J.A. and Howlett, P.G. (2010). Environmental Problems, Uncertainty and Mathematical Modeling. Notices of the American Mathematical Society, 57(10) pp. 1286-1294.
    [Scopus]
  • Conticini, C., Filar, J.A. and Nazari, A. (2010). A note on price volatility in the Australian electricity market. Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics Journal, 51 pp. C730-C746.
    [Scopus]
  • Filar, J.A., Haythorpe, M. and Nguyen, G.T. (2010). A conjecture on the prevalence of cubic bridge graphs. Discussiones Mathematicae. Graph Theory, 30(1) pp. 175-179.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Borkar, V.S., Ejov, V. and Filar, J.A. (2009). On the Hamiltonicity Gap and Doubly Stochastic Matrices. Random Structures and Algorithms, 34(4) pp. 502-519.
    [10.1002/rsa.20237] [10.1002/rsa.20237] [Scopus]
  • Ejov, V., Filar, J.A., Haythorpe, M. and Nguyen, G.T. (2009). Refined MDP-Based Branch-and-Fix Algorithm for the Hamiltonian Cycle Problem. Mathematics of Operations Research, 34(3) pp. 758-768.
    [10.1287/moor.1090.0398] [10.1287/moor.1090.0398] [Scopus]
  • Ejov, V., Filar, J.A., Murray, W. and Nguyen, G.T. (2008). Determinants and Longest Cycles of Graph. Siam Journal on Discrete Mathematics, 22(3) pp. 1215-1225.
    [10.1137/070693898] [10.1137/070693898] [Scopus]
  • Ejov, V., Filar, J.A. and Spieksma, F.M. (2007). On regularly perturbed fundamental matrices. Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, 336 pp. 18-30.
    [10.1016/j.jmaa.2007.01.107] [10.1016/j.jmaa.2007.01.107] [Scopus]
  • Filar, J.A., Manyem, P., Panton, D.M. and White, K. (2007). A Model of Adaptive Rescheduling of Flights in Emergencies (MARFE) Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization, 3(2) pp. 335-356.
    [Scopus]
  • Ejov, V., Filar, J.A., Lucas, S.K. and Zograf, P. (2007). Clustering of spectra and fractals of regular graphs. Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, 333(1) pp. 236-246.
    [10.1016/j.jmaa.2006.09.072] [10.1016/j.jmaa.2006.09.072] [Scopus]
  • Filar, J.A. (2006). Controlled Markov Chains, Graphs, and Hamiltonicity. Foundations and Trends in Stochastic Systems, 1(2) pp. 77-162.
  • Ejov, V., Filar, J.A., Lucas, S.K. and Nelson, J.L. (2006). Solving the Hamiltonian Cycle problem using symbolic determinants. Taiwanese Journal of Mathematics, 10(2) pp. 327-338.
  • Ejov, V. and Filar, J.A. (2006). Gröbner bases in asymptotic analysis of perturbed polynomial programs. Mathematical Methods of Operations Research, 64(1) pp. 1-16.
    [10.1007/s00186-006-0073-5] [10.1007/s00186-006-0073-5] [Scopus]
  • Avrachenkov, K., Ejov, V. and Filar, J.A. (2006). On Newton's Polygons, Gröbner Bases and Series Expansions of Perturbed Polynomial Programs. Banach Center Publications, 71 pp. 29-38.
    [10.4064/bc71-0-2]
  • Kang, B. and Filar, J.A. (2006). Time Consistent, Dynamic, Risk Measures. Mathematical Methods of Operations Research, 63(1) pp. 169-186.
    [10.1007/s00186-005-0045-1] [10.1007/s00186-005-0045-1] [Scopus]
  • Filar, J.A., Gupta, A. and Lucas, S.K. (2005). Connected co-spectral graphs are not necessarily both Hamiltonian. Australian Mathematical Society Gazette, 32(3) pp. 193-194.
  • Liu, K. and Filar, J.A. (2005). Weighted Singularly Perturbed Hybrid Stochastic System. Mathematical Methods of Operations Research, 62 pp. 41-54.
    [10.1007/s00186-005-0440-7] [10.1007/s00186-005-0440-7] [Scopus]
  • Borkar, V.S., Ejov, V. and Filar, J.A. (2004). Directed Graphs, Hamiltonicity and Doubly Stochastic Matrices. Random Structures and Algorithms, 25(4) pp. 376-395.
    [10.1002/rsa.20034]
  • Ejov, V., Filar, J.A. and Gondzio, J. (2004). An Interior Point Heuristic for the Hamiltonian Cycle Problem via Markov Decision Processes. Journal of Global Optimization, 29 pp. 315-334.
  • Ejov, V., Filar, J.A. and Nguyen, M. (2004). Hamiltonian Cycles and Singularly Perturbed Markov Chains. Mathematics of Operations Research, 29(1) pp. 114-131.
    [10.1287/moor.1030.0066]
  • Kang, B., Filar, J.A., Lin, Y. and Spanjers, L. (2004). Stochastic Target Hitting Time and the Problem of Early Retirement. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 49(3) pp. 409-419.
    [10.1109/TAC.2004.824469]
  • Kaya, C.Y., Tugai, Y., Filar, J.A., Agrawal, M.R., Ali, R.L., Gowing, L.R., et al. (2004). Heroin users in Australia: population trends. Drug and Alcohol Review, 23(1) pp. 107-116.
  • Ejov, V., Filar, J.A. and Thredgold, J. (2003). Geometric interpretation of Hamiltonian Cycles problem via singularly perturbed Markov decision processes. Optimization, 52(4-5) pp. 441-458.
  • Filar, J.A., Ross, N.P. and Wu, M. (2003). Environmental Assessment Based On Multiple Indicators. Calcutta Statistical Association Bulletin, 54(213/214) pp. 93-104.
  • Filar, J.A., Krieger, H.A. and Syed, Z. (2002). Cesaro limits of analytically perturbed stochastic matrices. Linear Algebra and its Applications, 353 pp. 227-243.
  • Filar, J.A., Altman, E. and Avrachenkov, K.E. (2002). An asymptotic simplex method for singularly perturbed linear programs. Operations Research Letters, 30(5) pp. 295-307.
  • Filar, J.A., Gaitsgory, V. and Haurie, A.B. (2001). Control of singularly perturbed hybrid stochastic systems. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 46(2) pp. 179-190.
  • Filar, J.A., Manyem, P. and White, K. (2001). How Airlines and Airports Recover from Perturbations: A Survey. Annals of Operations Research, 108 pp. 315-333.
    [10.1023/A:1016079600083]
  • Filar, J.A. and Haurie, A. (2001). A two-factor stochastic production model with two time scales. Automatica, 37(10) pp. 1505-1513.
  • Filar, J., Gaitsgory, V. and Haurie, A. (2001). Control of singularly perturbed hybrid stochastic systems. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 46(2) pp. 179-190.
    [10.1109/9.905686]
  • Liu, K. and Filar, J.A. (2001). Weighted Markov Decision Processes with Perturbation. Mathematical Methods of Operations Research, 53(3) pp. 465-480.
  • Chen, M., Filar, J.A. and Liu, K. (2000). Semi-infinite Markov decision processes. Mathematical Methods of Operations Research, 51 pp. 115-137.
  • Coulomb, J., Filar, J.A. and Szczechla, W. (2000). Asymptotic Analysis of Perturbed Mathematical Programs. Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, 251(1) pp. 132-156.
  • Filar, J.A. and Lasserre, J.B. (2000). A non-standard branch and bound method for the Hamiltonian cycle problem. Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics Journal, 42 pp. 586-607.
  • Filar, J.A. and Petrosjan, L.A. (2000). Dynamic Cooperative Games. International Game Theory Review, 2(1) pp. 47-65.
  • Shi, P. and Filar, J.A. (2000). Stability analysis and controller design for a class of uncertain systems with Markovian jumping parameters. IMA Journal of Mathematical Control and Information, 17(2) pp. 179-190.
  • Altman, E., Avrachenkov, K.E. and Filar, J.A. (1999). Asymptotic Linear Programming and Policy Improvement for Singularly Perturbed Markov Decision Processes. Mathematical Methods of Operations Research, 49 pp. 97-110.
  • Zapert, R., Gaertner, P.S. and Filar, J.A. (1998). Uncertainty propagation within an integrated model of climate change. Energy Economics, 20 pp. 571-598.
  • Filar, J.A. and Gaertner, P.S. (1997). A regional allocation of world CO2 emission reductions. Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, 43 pp. 269-275.
  • Szczechla, W.W., Connell, S.A., Filar, J.A. and Vrieze, O.J. (1997). On the Puiseux Series Expansion of the Limit discount Equation of Stochastic Games. SIAM Journal On Control and Optimization, 35(3) pp. 860-875.
  • Abbad, M. and Filar, J.A. (1995). Algorithms for singularly perturbed markov control problems: A survey. Control and Dynamic Systems, 73 pp. 257-287.
    [10.1016/S0090-5267(05)80010-6]
  • Braddock, R.D., Filar, J.A. and Zapert, R. (1995). Stochasticity in the Image Greenhouse Model. Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 22(10-12) pp. 15-25.
    [10.1016/0895-7177(95)00176-3]
  • Filar, J.A., Krass, D. and Ross, K.W. (1995). Percentile Performance Criteria For Limiting Average Markov Decision Processes. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 40 pp. 2-10.
  • Braddock, R.D., Filar, J.A., Zapert, R., Rotmans, J. and den Elzen, M. (1994). The image greenhouse model as a mathematical system. Applied Mathematical Modelling, 18(5) pp. 234-254.
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  • Filar, J.A. and Krass, D. (1994). Hamiltonian Cycles and Markov Chains. Mathematics of Operations Research, 19(1) pp. 223-237.
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  • Filar, J.A., Nickerson, D.J. and Ross, N.P. (1994). Inspection optimization model. Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, 28(3) pp. 137-146.
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  • Abbad, M. and Filar, J.A. (1992). Perturbation and stability theory for Markov control problems. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 37(9) pp. 1415-1420.
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  • Sznajder, R. and Filar, J.A. (1992). Some comments on a theorem of Hardy and Littlewood. Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 75(1) pp. 201-208.
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  • Krass, D., Filar, J.A. and Sinha, S.S. (1992). A Weighted Markov Decision Process. Operations Research, 40(6) pp. 1180-1187.
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  • Abbad, M., Filar, J.A. and Bielecki, T.R. (1992). Algorithms for singularly perturbed limiting average Markov control problems. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 37(9) pp. 1421-1425.
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  • Filar, J.A. and Vrieze, O.J. (1992). Weighted reward criteria in Competitive Markov Decision Processes. Mathematical Methods of Operations Research, 36(4) pp. 343-358.
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  • Filar, J.A., Shultz, T.A., Thuijsman, F. and Vrieze, O.J. (1991). Nonlinear programming and stationary equilibria in stochastic games. Mathematical Programming, 50 pp. 227-237.
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  • Bielecki, T.R. and Filar, J.A. (1991). Singularly perturbed Markov control problem: Limiting average cost. Annals of Operations Research, 28(1) pp. 153-168.
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  • Raghavan, T.E.S. and Filar, J.A. (1991). Algorithms for stochastic games - A survey. Mathematical Methods of Operations Research, 35(6) pp. 437-472.
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  • Filar, J.A., Kallenberg, L.C.M. and Lee, H. (1989). Variance-Penalized Markov Decision Processes. Mathematics of Operations Research, 14(1) pp. 147-161.
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  • Filar, J.A. and Schultz, T.A. (1988). Communicating MDPs: Equivalence and LP properties. Operations Research Letters, 7(6) pp. 303-307.
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  • Filar, J.A. and Schultz, T.A. (1987). Bilinear programming and structured stochastic games. Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 53(1) pp. 85-104.
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  • Breton, M., Haurie, A. and Filar, J.A. (1986). On the computation of equilibria in discounted stochastic dynamic games. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 10(1-2) pp. 33-36.
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  • Durinovic, S., Lee, H., Katehakis, M.N. and Filar, J.A. (1986). Multiobjective markov decision process with average reward criterion. Large Scale Systems: Theory and Applications, 10(3) pp. 215-226.
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  • Filar, J.A. (1986). Quadratic programming and the single-controller stochastic game. Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, 113(1) pp. 136-147.
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  • Filar, J.A. and Schultz, T.A. (1986). Nonlinear programming and stationary strategies in stochastic games. Mathematical Programming, 34(2) pp. 243-247.
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  • Filar, J.A. and Schultz, T.A. (1986). The traveling inspector model. OR Spectrum, 8(1) pp. 33-36.
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  • Filar, J.A. (1985). Player aggregation in the traveling inspector model. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 30(8) pp. 723-729.
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  • Filar, J.A. (1985). The completely mixed single-controller stochastic game. Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society, 95(4) pp. 585-594.
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  • Filar, J.A. (1984). On stationary equilibria of a single-controller stochastic game. Mathematical Programming, 30(3) pp. 313-325.
  • Filar, J.A. (1984). Semi-Antagonistic Equilibrium Points and Action Costs. Cahiers du Centre d'études de recherche opérationnelle, 26(3-4) pp. 227-239.
  • Filar, J.A. and Raghavan, T.E.S. (1984). A Matrix Game Solution of the Single-Controller Stochastic Game. Mathematics of Operations Research, 9(3) pp. 356-362.
  • Filar, J.A. (1983). Percentiles and markovian decision processes. Operations Research Letters, 2(1) pp. 13-15.
  • Vrieze, O.J., Tijs, S.H., Raghavan, T.E.S. and Filar, J.A. (1983). A finite algorithm for the switching control stochastic game. OR Spectrum, 5 pp. 15-24.
  • Filar, J.A. and Raghavan, E.S. (1982). An algorithm for solving S-games and differential S-games. SIAM Journal On Control and Optimization, 20(6) pp. 763-769.
  • Filar, J.A. (1981). A Single Loop Stochastic Game Which One Player Can Terminate. OPSEARCH, 18(4) pp. 185-203.
  • Filar, J.A. (1981). Ordered Field Property for Stochastic Games When the Player Who Controls Transitions Changes from State to State. Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 34(4) pp. 503-515.
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  • Filar, J.A. (1976). Estimation of Strategies in a Markov Game. Naval Research Logistics, 23(3) pp. 469-480.
  • Avrachenkov, K., Filar, J.A. and Howlett, P. (2013). Analytic Perturbation Theory and Its Applications. Philadelphia, USA: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.
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  • Borkar, V., Ejov, V., Filar, J.A. and Nguyen, G. (2012). Hamiltonian Cycle Problem and Markov Chains. New York, USA: Springer.
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  • Filar, J.A. and Vrieze, K. (1997). Competitive Markov Decision Processes - Theory, Algorithms and Applications. New York, USA: Springer.
  • Haythorpe, M.A. and Filar, J. (2014). A Linearly-Growing Conversion from the Set Splitting Problem to the Directed Hamiltonian Cycle Problem. In Honglei Xu, Xiangyu Wang, ed. Optimization and Control Methods in Industrial Engineering and Construction. Netherlands: Springer, pp. 35-52.
  • Boland, J., Pudney, P. and Filar, J.A. (2013). Electricity Supply Without Fossil Fuels. In T Yu, NV Chawla & S Simoff, ed. Computational Intelligent Data Analysis for Sustainable Development. Boca Raton, USA: CRC Press, pp. 243-272.
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  • Chiera, B.A., Filar, J.A., Zachary, D.S. and Gordon, A.H. (2010). Comparative Forecasting and a Test for Persistence in the El Niño Southern Oscillation. In Jerzy A. Filar & Alain Haurie, ed. Uncertainty and Environmental Decision Making: A Handbook of Research and Best Practice. New York, US: Springer, pp. 255-373.
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  • Chiera, B.A., Filar, J.A., Zachary, D.S. and Gordon, A.H. (2010). Comparative Forecasting and a Test for Persistence in the El Niño Southern Oscillation. In Uncertainty and Environmental Decision Making. New York, USA: Springer, pp. 253-272.
  • Filar, J.A. and Haurie, A. (2010). OR/MS and Environmental Decision Making under Uncertainty. In Jerzy A. Filar & Alain Haurie, ed. Uncertainty and Environmental Decision Making: A Handbook of Research and Best Practice. New York, USA: Springer, pp. 1-49.
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  • Filar, J.A., Hudson, I.L., Mathew, T. and Sinha, B. (2008). Analytic perturbations and systematic bias in statistical modeling and inference. In N Balakrishnan, Edsel A Peña, Mervyn J Silvapulle, ed. Beyond Parametrics in Interdisciplinary Research: Festschrift in Honor of Professor Pranab K. Sen. Lithuania: Institute of Mathematical Statistics, pp. 17-34.
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  • Beck, J. and Filar, J.A. (2007). Games, Incompetence, and Training. In Advances in Dynamic Game Theory. New York, USA: Springer, pp. 93-110.
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