Henry D. Lester, Ph.D.
Office Hours

Spring 2016

TBD
 
Ph: (251) 460-7993
Henry D. Lester, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Civil Engineering / Systems Engineering

Research Interests

My research interests include systems modeling, analysis, and optimization of complex operational infrastructure and management systems and processes.  Of particular interest are systems vulnerable to disruptions.  Current application areas of interest include construction, built environment, critical infrastructure, resiliency, risk, reliability, interdependencies, engineering economy, project engineering, operations management, manufacturing, logistics, defense, disasters, and national security. 


Education

Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of Alabama
M.S. Civil Engineering, University of Alabama
M.S. Applied Statistics, University of Alabama
M.S. Operations Management, University of Arkansas
B.S. Aeronautics, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


Publications

 

H. Lester, (2018) “System Engineering: Enabling Operations Management” in G. Moynihan (Ed.) Contemporary Issues and Research in Operations Management, InTech Publishing, Rijeka, Croatia [Book Chapter]

H. Lester & R. Smith, (2018) “Infrastructure System Interdependencies and Built Environment Disaster Resiliency”, In Proceedings of the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineering Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, May 2018

P. Sarker* & H. Lester, (2018) “Power System Interruption and Interdependent Infrastructures Disaster Recovery”, In Proceedings of the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineering Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, May 2018

A. Silveira* & H. Lester, (2018) “Significance of Electricity Generation Types in an Energy System”, In Proceedings of the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineering Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, May 2018

S. Walker & H. Lester, (2018) “A Renewable Energy Grid Risk Paradigm Framework”, In Proceedings of the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineering Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, May 2018

H. Lester, M. Perry, & G. Moynihan, (2014) “Detecting Shift Moments in Construction Activity to Estimate Disaster Recovery”, Vulnerability, Uncertainty, and Risk – Quantification, Mitigation, and Management: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Vulnerability and Risk Analysis and Management, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, England, July 2014, 1148 – 1157 

D. Tran, H. Lester, & N. Sobin, (2014) “Toward Statistics for Construction Engineering and Management Research”, Proceedings of the 2014 Construction Research Congress, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, May 2014, 1139 – 1148


Courses

EG 231 Engineering Economics & Ethics
CE 510 Construction Engineering
SE 500 Engineering Probability & Statistics
SE 501 Engineering Optimization
SE 601 Systems Engineering Fundamentals
SE 602 Risk & Failure Analysis
SE 603 Integration, Testing, & Evaluation
SE 605 Project Engineering
SE 607 Systems Modeling & Simulation
SE 608 Reliability Engineering
SE 609 Engineering Research Methods
SE 612 Production Systems Engineering