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Anastassios N. Perakis | Faculty

Anastassios N. Perakis

Associate Professor, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering;
SNAME Fellow; Office of Naval Research Distinguished Faculty Fellow; The Boeing Co Welliver Faculty Fellow 

213 NAME Bldg., 2600 Draper Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2145
tassos@umich.edu
(734) 764-3723

Research

Probabilistic modeling and optimization of marine systems. Probabilistic modeling of the ocean acoustic detection process; marine systems reliability, maintenance and replacement. Bulk and liner shipping fleet deployment (1982-present); optimal deterministic, time dependent and stochastic vehicle weather routing in a weighted Euclidean space; structural reliability of marine diesel engine shafting systems (1982-present); artificial intelligence/expert systems applications in ship operations; development of expert and decision support systems for optimal container stowage (1985-1989); port and inland waterway project planning (1991-present); and marine transportation economics/management applications. Work in the above has resulted in more than 100 publications.

Teaching

Courses Taught at the University of Michigan:

  • MFG 599D(3)/ME 599D(3) - Decision and Risk Analysis for Automotive and Manufacturing Engineers, Spring '01
  • NA 277 (2) - Introduction to Probability and Statistics with Marine Applications, Winter 1998.
  • NA 385 - Ship Production and Shipping Management
  • IOE 460 - Decision Analysis (Fall 1983 and Fall 1987)
  • NA 400 - Maritime Management I (Major Rev.) Renumbered NA 380, Winter 1985
  • NA 470 - Ship Design
  • NA 474 - Optimization and Numerical Methods in Ship Design (revised, Fall '90)
  • NA 485 - Maritime Management II
  • NA 490 - Directed Study, Research and Special Problems
  • NA 518 - Strength Reliability of Ship and Offshore Structures
  • NA 560 - Ship Production (6 lectures), Winter 1994
  • NA 572 - Decisions in Ship Design
  • NA 580 (3) - Maritime Management II
  • NA 580 (4) - Optimization, Market Forecasts and Management of Marine Systems, Winter 1998
  • NA 582 - Marine Reliability Analysis
  • NA 590 - Reading and Seminar in Marine Engineering
  • NA 591 - Reading and Seminar in Naval Architecture
  • NA 990 - Dissertation/Pre-Candidate
  • NA 995 - Dissertation/Candidate

Publications

Non-Sponsored Research:

  • Fluctuation statistics and signal detection modeling (multi-path ocean acoustic propagation).
  • Vessel routing in a weighted Euclidean space.
  • Optimal container stowage planning (using non-AI techniques).
  • Optimal spill cleanup response modeling.
  • Optimal Inspection of Ageing Marine Infrastructure
  • Short Sea Shipping
  • Game Theoretic modeling and solutions of decisions to limit the introduction of and control non-indigenous species in the US Great Lakes.
  • Condition-Based Maintenance.
  • Zhiyong Yang and A.N. Perakis, "A Modified Duopoly Game Model in Bulk Commodity Transportation Markets", accepted for publication to International Game Theory Review, (accepted, September 5, 2005).
  • Milkie, C.M. and A.N. Perakis, "Statistical Analysis of USCG Diesel Engine Casualty Data as an Aid to Reliability Centered Maintenance," revised paper accepted for publication to the Transactions of the American Society of Naval Engineers (Naval Engineers Journal ), Spring 2004 Issue.
  • A.N. Perakis and Zhiyong Yang, " Evaluation of the Economic Impact of Proposed Non-Indigenous Species Control Measures for the St. Lawrence Seaway Using Multi-Attribute Decision Theory," Maritime Economics and Logistics , Vol. 6, pp. 16-33, 2004.
  • Nicholson, Benjamin L., A.N. Perakis and J.W. Bulkley, "Hierarchical Analysis of Seaborne Petrochemical Spill Prevention," Environmental Management , Springer Verlag, Publisher, Vol. 31, No. 4, April 2003, pp. 532-545.
  • Zhiyong Yang and A.N. Perakis, "Multi-attribute Decision Analysis of Mandatory Ballast Water Treatment Measures in the US Great Lakes", Transportation Research, part D , Vol. 9, 81-86, 2003.
  • A.N. Perakis and Zhiyong Yang, "Options for Non-Indigenous Species Control and Their Economic Impact on the Great Lakes and St Lawrence Seaway: A Survey," Marine Technology , Vol. 40, Number 1, 34-41, January 2003.
  • S-C. Cho and A.N. Perakis, "An Improved Formulation for Bulk Cargo Ship Scheduling with a Single Loading Port," Maritime Policy and Management , Vol. 28, No. 4, pp. 339-345, 2001
  • Rosello, B.J. and A.N. Perakis, "An Efficient Single-Screw-11,000 TEU Containership: The 'Suez Max SS,' Marine Technology , Vol. 38, No. 4, October 2001.
  • T.A. Loukakis, G.J. Grigoropoulos and A.N. Perakis, "Seakeeping Standard Series for Oblique Seas - A Synopsis," Ocean Engineering , Vol. 27, pp. 111-126, 2000.
  • N.A. Moore and A.N. Perakis, "Development of a Diesel Engine Reliability Database for the U.S. Coast Guard," Marine Technology , Vol. 36, No. 3, pp. 127-142, July 1999.
  • A.N. Perakis and J. Li, "Recent Technical and Management Improvements in U.S. Inland Waterway Transportation," Maritime Policy and Management , Vol. 26, No. 3, pp. 265-278, 1999.
  • B.J. Powell and A.N. Perakis, "Fleet Deployment Optimization for Liner Shipping: An Integer Programming Model", Maritime Policy and Management , Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 183-192, Spring 1997.
  • S.-C. Cho and A.N. Perakis, "Optimal Liner Fleet Routing Strategies", Special Issue of Maritime Policy and Management , Vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 249-259, Fall 1996.
  • D.V. Lyridis, M.G. Parsons and A.N. Perakis, "Statistical Assessment of the Stochastic Modeling of Torsional Vibratory Loads in Internal Combustion Engines," Journal of Ship Research , Vol. 39, No. 1, March 1995, pp. 76-85.
  • C.B. Rehling and A.N. Perakis, "Recent Trends in Ship Conversions: An Overview," Maritime Policy and Management , Vol. 29, No. 4, pp. 295-309, Fall 1994.
  • D.V. Lyridis, A.N. Perakis and M.G. Parsons, "Structural Reliability Analysis of Marine Diesel Shafting Systems: An Equivalent Stationary Process Approach to the Level Crossing Problem," Journal of Ship Research , Vol. 38, No. 3, September 1994, pp. 253-258.
  • E.A. Tsokalis, A.N. Perakis and T.W. Kowenhoven, "A Survey of Classical and New Marine Oil Spill Cleanup Response Methods," Marine Technology , Vol. 31, No. 2, pp. 79-93, April 1994.
  • W. Mark Bremer and A.N. Perakis, "An Operational Tanker Scheduling Optimization System: Model Implementation, Results and Possible Extensions," Maritime Policy and Management , Vol. 19, No. 3, 1992, pp. 189-199.
  • A.N. Perakis and W. Mark Bremer, "An Operational Tanker Scheduling Optimization System: Background, Current Practice and Model Formulation," Maritime Policy and Management , Cardiff, Wales, Vol. 19, No. 3, 1992, pp. 177-187.
  • D.I. Jaramillo and A.N. Perakis, "Fleet Deployment Optimization for Liner Shipping: Implementation and Results," Maritime Policy and Management , Cardiff, Wales, Vol. XVIII, No. 4, 1991, pp. 235-262.
  • A.N. Perakis and D.I. Jaramillo, "Fleet Deployment Optimization for Liner Shipping: Background, Problem Formulation and Solution Approaches," Maritime Policy and Management , Cardiff, Wales, Vol. XVIII, No. 3, 1991, pp. 183-200.
  • A.N. Perakis and B. Inözü, "Optimal Maintenance, Repair and Replacement for Great Lakes Marine Diesels," special issue of the European Journal of Operations Research , focusing on operations research in water transportation, Vol. 55, (1991), pp. 165- 182.
  • B. Inözü and A.N. Perakis, "Statistical Analysis of Failure Time Distributions for Great Lakes Marine Diesels Using Censored Data," Journal of Ship Research , Vol. 35, No. 1, pp. 73- 82, March 1991.
  • A.N. Perakis and Bahadir Inözü, "Reliability Analysis of Marine Diesels: State-of-the-Art and Current Modeling," Marine Technology , Vol. 27, No. 4, pp. 237-249, July 1990.
  • N.A. Papadakis and A.N. Perakis, "On the Minimal-Time Ship Weather Routing Problem, " Operations Research , Vol. 38, No. 3, pp. 426-438, May-June 1990.
  • A.N. Perakis and D.V. Lyridis, "Level Crossing Probabilities for Multi-path Acoustic Processes with Bimodal Spectra," Journal of the Acoustical Society of America , Vol. 87, pp. 2122-2127, May 1990.
  • E. Nikolaidis, A.N. Perakis and M.G. Parsons, "Probabilistic Torsional Vibration Analysis of a Marine Diesel Engine Shafting System: The Level Crossing Problem," Journal of Applied Mechanics , Vol. 56, pp. 953-959, December 1989.
  • A.N. Perakis and N. Papadakis, "Minimal Time Vessel Routing in a Time-Dependent Environment," Transportation Science , Vol. 23, No. 4, pp. 266-277, November 1989.
  • N.A. Papadakis and A.N. Perakis, "A Nonlinear Approach to the Multi-origin, Multi-destination Fleet Deployment Problem, " Naval Research Logistics Quarterly , Vol. 36, No. 4, pp. 515-528, August 1989.
  • David Saginaw II and A.N. Perakis, "A Decision Support System for Containership Stowage Planning," Marine Technology , Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 47-61, January 1989.
  • A.N. Perakis and N.A. Papadakis, "New Models for Minimal Time Ship Weather Routing," presented at the November 1988 SNAME Annual Meeting and included in the Transactions of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers , Vol. 96, pp. 247-269, 1988.
  • K.W. Hagemeister and A.N. Perakis, "Applications of Regression Analysis in Shipbuilding Planning and Control," Journal of Ship Production , Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 94-103, May 1988.
  • A.N. Perakis, E. Nikolaidis, and E. Katzouros, "Closed-Form Approximations and Series Representations for Partially Saturated Ocean Acoustic Processes," Journal of the Acoustical Society of America , Vol. 83 (4), pp. 1465-1470, April 1988.
  • P.W. Vickers and A.N. Perakis, "Minimum Cost Inspection in a Process Lane," Journal of Ship Production , Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 229-236, November 1987.
  • A.N. Perakis and N. Papadakis, "Fleet Deployment Optimization Models, Part II," Maritime Policy and Management , Cardiff, Wales, Vol. XIV, No. 2, pp. 145-155, Spring 1987.
  • A.N. Perakis and N. Papadakis, "Fleet Deployment Optimization Models, Part I," Maritime Policy and Management , Cardiff, Wales, Vol. XIV, No. 2, pp. 127-144, Spring 1987.
  • E. Nikolaidis, A.N. Perakis and M.G. Parsons, "Probabilistic Torsional Vibration Analysis of a Motor Ship Propulsion Shafting System: The Input-Output Problem," Journal of Ship Research , Vol. 31, No. 1, pp 41-52, March 1987.
  • K. Hattori and A.N. Perakis, "The Over tonnage of Large Tankers: Status and Prospects," Journal of Ship Production , August 1986, pp. 163-178.
  • E. Nikolaidis, A.N. Perakis and M.G. Parsons, "Structural Reliability of Marine Diesel Engine Propulsion Shafting Systems," presented at the November 1985 SNAME.Annual Meeting and included in the Transactions of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers , Vol. 93, pp. 189-223, 1985.
  • A.N. Perakis, "A Second Look at Fleet Deployment," Maritime Policy and Management , Cardiff, Wales, Vol. XII, No. 2, pp. 209-214, Summer, 1985.
  • E. Nikolaidis and A.N. Perakis, "Second Order Statistics and Discrete-Time Detection Modeling for Partially Saturated Processes," Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 77, No. 3, pp. 1078-1085, March, 1985.
  • H.N. Psaraftis and A.N. Perakis, "A Sequential Hypothesis Test Optimal Stopping Problem in Passive Sonar Detection," Journal of the Acoustical Society of America , Vol. 75, No. 3, March 1984, pp. 859-865.
  • H.N. Psaraftis and A.N. Perakis, "A Basic Problem of Resource Allocation in Target Tracking," Journal of the Acoustical Society of America , Vol. 72, No. 3, September, 1982, pp. 824-833.
  • H.N. Psaraftis, A.N. Perakis, and P.N. Mikhalevsky, "New Model for the Ocean Acoustic Detection Process," Journal of the Acoustical Society of America , Vol. 69, No. 6, June, 1981, pp. 1724-1734.

Shorter Communications, Notes or Briefs:

  • A.N. Perakis and H.N. Psaraftis, "Discrete-Time Modeling of the Unsaturated Detection Process," Journal of the Acoustical Society of America , Vol. 74, No. 5, November, 1983, pp. 1630-1633.

Refereed Conference or Symposium Proceedings:

  • Xie, Xinlian and A.N. Perakis, "Comparison Study of Transportation Costs of Double and Single Hull Tankers" , presented and included in the Proceedings of Pacific 2005 International Maritime Conference , Sydney, Australia, January 31-February 6, 2006. (accepted in 2005)
  • Jude, David, Stoermer, Eugene, Johengen, Thomas, and A.N. Perakis, "Non-indigenous species in the Great Lakes: Ecology, Interactions, Impacts and Future Research Directions", (refereed) presented at the Univ. of Michigan Great Lakes Symposium: Our Challenging Future, Nov. 5-6, 2002. Web Proceedings at http://www.miseagrant.org/symposium/papers.html
  • A.N. Perakis, "Optimization of Fleet Deployment of Liners and Bulkers: Insights from a Decade of Research," paper presented at and included in the Proceedings of the 7thWorld Conference on Transport Research , Sydney, Australia, July 16-21, 1995.
  • S.C. Cho and A.N. Perakis, "Optimal Liner Fleet Routing Strategies," paper presented at and included in the Proceedings of the 7th World Conference on Transport Research , Sydney, Australia, July 16-21, 1995.
  • D.V. Lyridis, A.N. Perakis and M.G. Parsons, "Level Crossing Probabilities for Cyclostationary Processes with Two Frequencies in Marine Diesel Shafting Systems," paper presented at the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE International), Intl. Congress, Detroit, Michigan, February 27 - March 2, 1995, and included in the SAE Technical Paper Series, paper No. 950-731, ISSN 0148-7191.
  • A.N. Perakis, "Port Planning Cost Estimation Procedures: Current Practice and Possible Improvements," paper presented at the Transportation Management Conference , New York, May 24-26, 1994. Also published in the Proceedings, pp. 183-194, of that conference.
  • B. Inözü and A.N. Perakis, "Reliability-Based Replacement Algorithms and Applications to Marine Diesels," paper presented at the Operations Research 1990 International Conference, Vienna, Austria, August 28-31, 1990, and included in the Proceedings of the German Society for Mathematics, Economics, and Operations Research (GMÖOR), Springer Verlag, 1992.
  • W. Mark Bremer and A.N. Perakis, "An Operational Tanker Scheduling Optimization System," presented at and included in the Proceedings of the 6th World Conference on Transport Research , Lyon, France, June 29-July 3, 1992.
  • A.N. Perakis, "Economics and Optimization Issues for a SWATH Passenger-Ferry Design," Proceedings, 5th International Congress on Marine Technology , sponsored by the International Maritime Association of East Mediterranean, Athens, Greece, May 1990.
  • A.N. Perakis and J.T. Dillingham, "The Application of Artificial Intelligence Techniques in Marine Operations," Proceedings, SNAME International Symposium on Ship Operation, Management, and Economics , U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York, September 17-18, 1987.
  • A.N. Perakis and J.T. Dillingham, "Marine Applications of Artificial Intelligence," Invited paper, Proceedings, Fleet Management Technology Conference , Baltimore, Maryland, May 5-6, 1987.
  • J.T. Dillingham and A.N. Perakis, "Expert System for Stowage Planning," invited paper, Proceedings, Fleet Management Technology Conference , Baltimore, Maryland, May 5-6, 1987.
  • J.T. Dillingham and A.N. Perakis, "Application of Artificial Intelligence in the Marine Industry," Invited paper, Proceedings, Fleet Management Technology Conference , Boston, Massachusetts, April 15-16, 1986.
  • E. Nikolaidis and A.N. Perakis, "Propulsion Shafting System Design and Torsional Vibration Analysis: A Survey of Methods and Problems," Proceedings, 3rd International Congress on Maritime Technology , sponsored by the International Maritime Association of East Mediterranean, Athens, Greece, June 1984.
  • T.A. Loukakis, A.N. Perakis and F.A. Papoulias, "Form Factors Affecting the Seakeeping Behavior of Surface Ships," Proceedings, 12th Scientific and Methodological Seminar on Ship Hydrodynamics , Varna, Bulgaria, September 1983.
  • A.N. Perakis, H.N. Psaraftis and H.I. Gonzalez, "Detection Modeling of Unsaturated and Partially Saturated Ocean Acoustic Signals," Proceedings, Sixth MIT/ONR Workshop on Command and Control , M.I.T., Cambridge, MA, July 1983.
  • H.N. Psaraftis and A.N. Perakis, "Myopic and Presbyopic Approaches to a Multi- Sensor, Multi-Target Resource Allocation Problem," Proceedings, Fifth MIT/ONR Workshop on Command and Control , Monterey, CA, August 1982.
  • H.N. Psaraftis, A.N. Perakis and P.N. Mikhalevsky, "Memory Detection Models for Phase Random Ocean Acoustic Fluctuations," Invited Paper, Proceedings, I.E.E.E. International Conference on Communications , Denver, CO, June, 1981, pp. 12.6.1 12.6.5.
  • H.N. Psaraftis and A.N. Perakis, "An Evaluation of Some New Continuous and Discrete-Time Models for Ocean Acoustic Detection," presented at the 4th MIT/ONR Workshop on Command and Control , San Diego, CA, June 1981. (paper 4.17 was reprinted, by permission of IEEE, in the Proceedings, 4th MIT/ONR Workshop on Command and Control , San Diego, CA, June 1981.)

Refereed Conference Summaries or Abstracts:

  • A.N. Perakis, "Recent Research in the Probabilistic Modeling and Optimization of Marine Systems," Proceedings, Kolloquium '88 , Institut fuer Schiffbau, Universitaet Hamburg, June 1988.

Abstracts in Non-refereed Conference Proceedings:

  • A.N. Perakis and N. Papadakis, "Optimal Vehicle Routing Problems in a Weighted Euclidean Space, "presented at the TIMS/ORSA Joint National Meeting , Washington, D.C., April 24-27, 1988.
  • A.N. Perakis and B. Inözü, "Reliability and Replacement Problems for Great Lakes Marine Operations," TIMS/ORSA Joint National Meeting , St. Louis, MO, October 26-28, 1987.
  • A.N. Perakis and J.T. Dillingham, "Artificial Intelligence Applications for Marine Operations Optimization Problems," TIMS/ORSA Joint National Meeting , Miami, Florida, October 27-29, 1986.
  • A.N. Perakis and N. Papadakis, "Optimization Schemes for Computer-Aided Merchant Shipping Fleet Deployment," 4th World Conference on Transportation Research , Vancouver, Canada, May 11-15, 1986.
  • A.N. Perakis and N. Papadakis, "Fleet Deployment Optimization Models," TIMS/ORSA Joint National Meeting , Boston, Mass., April 29- May 1, 1985.
  • A.N. Perakis, "'Slow Steaming' and Fleet Operations Optimization," presented at the 10th Triennial Conference on Operations Research , Washington, DC, August 6-10, 1984.
  • A.N. Perakis, "On the Dimensions and the Measurement of Business Risk," presented at the TIMS/ORSA Joint National Meeting , Chicago, IL, April 25-27, 1983.

Books:

  • A.N. Perakis, " Reliability and Safety of Marine Systems: Theory and Applications ," published by The National Technical University of Athens, Greece, 1989.

Chapters in Books (refereed):

  • A.N. Perakis, "Fleet Operations Optimization and Fleet Deployment," chapter 26 in Handbook of Maritime Economics and Business , invited and refereed chapter, Costas Th. Grammenos, Editor, Lloyd's of London, pp. 580-597, LLP 2002, ISBN 1-84311-195-0. Book commemorates the 10th Anniversary of the founding of IAME, the International Association of Maritime Economists.
  • E. Nikolaidis, A.N. Perakis and M.G. Parsons, "Torsional Vibration Analysis of Diesel Engine Shafting Systems: A Structural Reliability Approach," in Advanced Diesel Engineering and Operations , (edited by S. Haddad), Ellis Horwood/Wiley, 1988, pp. 107-159.

Book Reviews:

  • Kamien, Morton I. and Nancy L. Schwartz, "Dynamic Optimization," North-Holland, 1991, Interfaces, Vol. 23, no. 1, Jan-Feb 1993, pp. 138-140 .
  • Smith, David K., "Dynamic Programming: A Practical Introduction," Ellis Horwood, 1991, Interfaces, Vol. 22, no. 6, Nov-Dec 1992, pp 168-171
  • Wostenholme, E.F., System Enquiry: A System Dynamics Approach , Wiley, 1990, Interfaces , Vol. 22, No. 2, March-April 1992, pp. 120-122.
  • Ghosh, Subir (editor), Statistical Design and Analysis of Industrial Experiments , Marcel Dekker, 1990, Interfaces , Vol. 21, No. 6, November-December 1991 issue, pp. 126-128.

Government, University or Industrial Reports (non-refereed):

  • A.N. Perakis, "Unmanned Underwater System", Final Boeing Welliver Fellowship Individual Report, Anaheim, CA, August 4, 2003.
  • A.N. Perakis, S. Fotopoulos, M. Jenkins, G. Joshi, S. Joshi, D. Lindner, T. Mangir, G. Rajagopalan, and Chwen. Sheu, "Value Chain of Higher Education and Industry", Final Group Report, Submitted by the 2003 Boeing Welliver Faculty Fellows, August 8, 2003.
  • A.N. Perakis and Z. Yang, "An Evaluation of Market shares of Rail vs. Ship Transportation in US Great Lakes Wheat Exports", Final Report, 2003 Spring/Summer Research Grants Program, Sponsored by the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies and the Office of the Vice President for Research, November 2003
  • A.N. Perakis and Z. Yang, "An Evaluation of Market shares of Rail vs. Ship Transportation in US Great Lakes Wheat Exports", Final Report, 2003 Spring/Summer Research Grants Program, Sponsored by the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies and the Office of the Vice President for Research, November 2003
  • Jude, David, Stoermer, Eugene, Johengen, Thomas, and A.N. Perakis, "Non-indigenous species in the Great Lakes: Ecology, Interactions, Impacts and Future Research Directions", White Paper, commissioned by the Michigan Sea Grant Program, in preparation of its November 2002 Symposium, September 2002.
  • A.N. Perakis and Zhiyong Yang, "An Evaluation of the Economic Impact of Proposed Non-Indigenous Species Legislation for the St. Lawrence Seaway Using Multi-Attribute Decision Theory," Final Report, Michigan Sea Grant Program Project, September 2002.
  • A.N. Perakis and Zhiyong Yang, "NISAFU: A computer Program for Evaluation of the Economic Impact of Proposed NIS Measures for the St. Lawrence Seaway using Multi-Attribute Decision Theory: User's Manual," working paper, Michigan Sea Grant Program Project, June 2001.
  • A.N. Perakis and Zhiyong Yang, "An Evaluation of the Economic Impact of Proposed Non-Indigenous Species Legislation for the St. Lawrence Seaway Using Multi-Attribute Decision Theory," Interim Report, Michigan Sea Grant Program Project, May 2001.
  • C.M. Milkie, and A.N. Perakis, "Statistical Analysis of USCG Casualty Data for Application to Reliability Centered Maintenance," Report No. 345, Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, University of Michigan, July 2000.
  • B.J. Rosello and A.N. Perakis, "An Efficient Single-Screw-11,000 TEU Containership: The 'Suez Max SS'," Report No. 344, Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, University of Michigan, May 2000.
  • B.L. Nicholson, A.N. Perakis and J.W. Bulkley, "Hierarchical Analysis of Seaborne Petrochemical Spill Prevention," Report No. 343, Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, University of Michigan, May 2000.
  • A.N. Perakis, "Pre-Feasibility Study of Proposed East-West Inland Waterway Lines between Central and Eastern Europe," Report, Institut für Schiffs- und Meerestechnik, Technische Universität Berlin, July 20, 1999.
  • W.R. Reams, III and A.N. Perakis, "Qualitative Effects of Human Error on System Reliability and Application on a Passenger Ship Fire Safety System", University of Michigan, Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Report No. 341, May 1999.
  • N.E. Moore and A.N. Perakis, "DEREL: A Diesel Engine Reliability Database for the U.S. Coast Guard," University of Michigan, Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Report No. 337, May 1998.
  • S.C. Cho and A.N. Perakis, "Linear and Integer Linear Programming Models for Liner Fleet Routing," working paper, Dept. of NA&ME, February 1995.
  • G.J. Grigoropoulos, T.A. Loukakis, and A.N. Perakis, "Seakeeping Standard Series for Oblique Seas", Natl. Technical Univ. of Athens, Dept. of NA&ME, Report No. NAL114-F-1994, Athens, Greece, August 1994.
  • A.N. Perakis and Jun Li, Working Report, ORINCON Project, Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, October 1994.
  • D.V. Lyridis, A.N. Perakis, and M.G. Parsons, "Computer Codes for Structural Reliability Analysis of Marine Diesel Shafting Systems: User's Manual," the University of Michigan, Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, January 1991. Revised, October 1994.
  • A.N. Perakis, Y.C. Hsiao, and Jun Li, "Ship Characteristics Database Management System," Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, University of Michigan, July 1994.
  • A.N. Perakis, "Recent Technical and Management Improvements in U.S. Inland Waterway Transportation," U. of M., Dept. of NA&ME, November 1994.
  • A.N. Perakis, D.N. Amble and Jun Li, "An Evaluation of the Institute of Water Resources Navigation Programs, Part II: Inland Waterway Operations," Final Report for research project sponsored (through Battelle, Inc.) by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Institute of Water Resources, Fort Belvoir, VA, June 1993.
  • A.N. Perakis and Jun Li, "An Evaluation of the Institute of Water Resources Navigation Programs, Part I: Deep Draft Shipping," Final Report for research project sponsored (through Battelle, Inc.) by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Institute of Water Resources, Fort Belvoir, VA, June 1993.
  • E.A. Tsokalis, A.N. Perakis and T. Kowenhoven, "A Survey of Classical and New Marine Oil Spill Cleanup Response Methods," University of Michigan, Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, June 1992.
  • A.N. Perakis and C.B. Rehling, "Recent Trends in Ship Conversions: Detailed Breakdown by Ship Type," U. of M., Dept. of NA&ME, November 1991.
  • A.N. Perakis, "An Evaluation of the Institute of Water Resources Vessel Cost Estimation Procedures," IWR Report 91-R-8, August 1991, 106 + vi pp.
  • C.B. Rehling and A.N. Perakis, "Ship Conversions in the '80's: A Survey," University of Michigan, Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Fall 1991.
  • A.N. Perakis and B. Inözü, "Reliability Analysis of Great Lakes Marine Diesels: Towards More Rational Maintenance, Repair and Replacement Procedures," Final Report, Michigan Sea Grant Project, June 1990.
  • D.V. Lyridis, A.N. Perakis and M.G. Parsons, "Probabilistic Torsional Vibration Analysis of a Marine Diesel Engine Shafting System: An Alternative Approach to the Level Crossing Problem," the University of Michigan, Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, December 1989.
  • A.N. Perakis, D.V. Lyridis and J. Anastassiadis, "Level Crossing Probabilities for Multi-path Acoustic Processes with Bimodal Spectra: Two New Approaches," Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, October 1988.
  • A.N. Perakis, "Nonlinear Programming with Nonlinear Constraints: A Summary of the State-of-the-Art," Technische Universitaet Berlin, Institut fuer Schiffs- und Meerestechnik Bericht Nr. 88/11, Berlin, Germany, October 1988
  • A.N. Perakis, "Economics and Optimization Issues for a SWATH Passenger-Ferry Design," Technical Report, Technische Universitaet Berlin, Institut fuer Schiffs- und Meerestechnik Bericht Nr. 88/7, Berlin, Germany, August 1988.
  • A.N. Perakis and B. Inözü, "Reliability Analysis of Great Lakes Marine Diesels," Interim Project Report, Michigan Sea Grant Program, June 1988.
  • A.N. Perakis and Bjorn Melaa, "Feasibility Study of a Cruise Vessel for Traffic on the Great Lakes and the East Coast of the U.S.," Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, the University of Michigan, December 1987.
  • Bjorn Melaa and A.N. Perakis, "Great Lakes Cruise Potential," Dept. of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, the University of Michigan, December 1987
  • A.N. Perakis and D. Saginaw II, "Maritime Management I: Computerized Course Learning Supplement," the University of Michigan, Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, July 1987 (Final Report of CAEN-funded project).
  • Saginaw II and A.N. Perakis, "ASPGR: A Decision Support System for Container Stowage: User's Manual," the University of Michigan, Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, June 1987.
  • Saginaw II and A.N. Perakis, "ASPGR: A Decision Support System for Container Stowage: Programmer's Manual," the University of Michigan, Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, June 1987.
  • J.T. Dillingham and A.N. Perakis, "Application of Artificial Intelligence in the Marine Industry: Problem Definition and Analysis: Final Report, Volume II: Technical Report," Prepared for the U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration Fleet Management Technology Program, contract #DTMA-81-85-R- 50103, February 1987
  • J.T. Dillingham and A. N. Perakis, "Application of Artificial Intelligence in the Marine Industry: Problem Definition and Analysis: Final Report, Volume I: Executive Summary," prepared for the U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration Fleet Management Technology Program, contract #DTMA-81-85-R- 50103, February 1987.
  • A.N. Perakis and B. Inözü, "Reliability and Replacement Analysis of Marine Diesel Propulsion Systems: A Review," the University of Michigan, Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Publication No. 301, August 1986
  • A.N. Perakis, E. Nikolaidis and E. Katzouros, "Recent Research in Partially Saturated Ocean Acoustic Processes," the University of Michigan, Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Publication No. 299, June 1986.
  • A.N. Perakis and N. Papadakis, "Optimization Schemes for Rational, Computer-Aided Fleet Deployment: Final Report Vol. II: Technical Report," prepared for the U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration University Research Program, contract #DTMA-91-83-C-83-30032, August 1985.
  • A.N. Perakis and N. Papadakis, "Optimization Schemes for Rational, Computer-Aided Fleet Deployment: Final Report Vol. I: Executive Summary," Prepared for the U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration University Research Program, contract #DTMA-91-83-C-30032, August 1985.
  • A.N. Perakis and N. Papadakis, "Computer-Aided Fleet Deployment, User Documentation, Part II: Multi-Origin, Multi-Destination Problems," report to the U.S. Maritime Administration, University Research Program, contract #DTMA-91- 83-C-30032, October 1985.
  • A.N. Perakis, N. Papadakis and F. M. Pagoulatos, "Computer-Aided Fleet Deployment, User Documentation Part I: One Origin - One Destination Problems," U.S. Maritime Administration, University Research Program, contract #DTMA-91-82-C- 30032, May 1985.
  • A.N. Perakis and N. Papadakis, "Fleet Deployment Optimization Models," U.S. Maritime Administration University Research Program, contract #DTMA-91- 83-C-30032, October 1984. Also, the University of Michigan, Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Publication #295, May 1985 (minor revision).
  • A.N. Perakis and N. Papadakis, "A Basic Problem in Slow Steaming," Interim Report, U.S. Maritime Administration University Research Program, contract #DTMA-91- 83-C-30032, June 1984.
  • Nikolaidis and A.N. Perakis, "Partially Saturated Processes: Second Order Statistics, ARSAT Program Manual," the University of Michigan, Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Publication No. 291, June 1984.
  • A.N. Perakis and H.N. Psaraftis, "Discrete Time Detection Modeling for Unsaturated Ocean Acoustic Propagation," working Paper OE-ONR-82-2, October 1982, revised May, 1983.
  • Ira Dyer, H.N. Psaraftis, P.N. Mikhalevsky and A.N. Perakis, "Fluctuation Statistics and Signal Detection Modeling," Ocean Engineering Report 79-8, M.I.T. 1979

Publications in Popular Press/Magazines:

  • "Fuel for Thought", Forum Article, OR/MS Today, August 1995.

Invited Publications and Presentations:

  • A.N. Perakis, Presentation of the Univ. of Michigan NA&ME Dept research ideas in the workshop of GLMRI, Duluth, MN, October 2005. The presentation has already resulted in one sponsored project for colleague MG Parsons (ballast free ship), an idea outlined in my presentation, and more projects for various colleagues, incl. myself, are anticipated in the future.
  • A.N. Perakis, "Evaluation of the Economic Impact of Proposed Measures for Non-indigenous Species Control on St. Lawrence Seaway", Presentation at the Great Lakes and Great Rivers Section, The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, October 15, 2004.
  • A.N. Perakis, "Economic Impact of Measures to Limit the Introduction of Non-indigenous Species on St. Lawrence Seaway Shipping", Presented to the Committee on the St. Lawrence Seaway," Invited and presented at the NAS workshop "Options to Eliminate Introductions of NIS into the Great Lakes", The National Academies, Transportation Research Board/ Water Science and technology Board, June 22, 2004.
  • A.N. Perakis, "System Reliability, Availability and Maintainability (RAM) Analysis and Condition-Based Maintenance (CBM)" Office of Naval Research Distinguished Faculty Fellowship presentations, Dept. of NA&ME, National Technical University of Athens, December 17, 2003.
  • A.N. Perakis, S. Fotopoulos, M. Jenkins, G. Joshi, S. Joshi, D. Lindner, T. Mangir, G. Rajagopalan, and Chwen. Sheu, "Final Boeing Welliver Fellowship" Group PPT presentation, August 6, 2003. (two PPT presentations, also presented by myself alone, twice to NSWC and NAVSEA managers and researchers, in August and September 2003, and again on December 17, 2003 to the Dept of NA&ME, NTU of Athens.
  • A.N. Perakis, "Unmanned Underwater Vehicle", Final Boeing Welliver Fellowship Individual PPT Presentation, Anaheim, CA, August 4, 2003. Also presented twice to NSWC and NAVSEA managers and researchers, in August and September 2003.
  • A.N. Perakis, "Models for Estimating Dimensional and Capacity Characteristics of Oceangoing Vessels for Use in Port Planning," paper presented at the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME) Conference , London, England, September 22-23, 1997.
  • A.N. Perakis and N.A. Papadakis, "Stochastic Minimal Time Vessel Weather Routing," invited paper, presented at the Fifth International Conference on Stochastic Programming , August 13-18, 1989, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  • A.N. Perakis and Bjorn Melaa, "Great Lakes Cruise Potential" presented at the SNAME Great Lakes/Great Rivers Section, Winter Meeting, Cleveland, OH, January 1989.

Grants and Contracts

List of Grants and Contracts:

NOTE: In the following, unless otherwise mentioned, A.N. Perakis has been the principal investigator and project director.

  • Spring-Summer 2003, Research Grant Award, Office of the VP for Research and Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, University of Michigan, April 2003.
  • "The Boeing Company Welliver Faculty Fellowship", June 16, 2003- August 8, 2003.
  • "Office of Naval Research Distinguished Faculty Fellowship", May-September 2003.
  • "Aquatic Nuisance Species Research and Outreach: Economic Impact of Measures to Limit the Introduction of Non-Indigenous Species on St. Lawrence Seaway Shipping," National and Michigan Sea Grant Programs, October 1, 1999-September 30, 2001.
  • Research (economic feasibility study of marine and coastal transport in Central and Eastern Europe) and teaching (series of lectures on Decision Analysis with marine Applications) Visiting Professorship (Gastprofessur), TU Berlin, June-July 1999, roughly six weeks of Prof. Perakis’ UM Salary paid from the Office of the President of TU Berlin, per the UM-TU Berlin Agreement,. Travel expenses covered by the COE Assoc Dean for Academic Affairs, per UM-TUB Agreement
  • Simulation and Modeling of Shipbuilding Infrastructure", participating investigator, project director-Professor Dale Karr, ORINCON Corp., April 1, 1994-March 31, 1995 (student-Jun Li).
  • "An Evaluation of the Institute of Water Resources Navigation Programs," sponsored by Battelle, Inc., May 12, 1992-September 30, 1993.
  • "Estimating Marine Transportation Costs," U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers, Institute for Water Resources, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5586, May 15-August 23, 1991, Scientific Services Agreement subcontract from Battelle Labs, Contract No. DAAL03-86-D-0001. Army Summer Faculty Program Award, Direct payments to me: total cost much higher, incl. indirect, benefits and admin. costs)
  • Economics/Optimization analysis of a new passenger-ferry SWATH design, Visiting Professorship (Gastprofessur), TU Berlin, 3 months (minus one week) of Prof. Perakis’ UM salary paid from the Office of the President of TU Berlin, per the UM-TU Berlin Agreement, for his June 7-Aug 31, 1988 stay in TU Berlin
  • "Further Research on the Structural Reliability of Marine Diesel Engine Shafting Systems" (co-principal investigator; Project Director: Professor M.G. Parsons), Michigan Sea Grant College Program, (NOAA) July 1, 1987-June 30, 1989, July 1, 1987-June 30, 1988, July 1, 1988-June 30, 1989.
  • "NA 380 Computerized Course Learning Supplement, "CAEN Instructional Innovation Program, April 1-July 31, 1987.
  • "Risk Analysis for an Icebreaking Tug and Barge," Cleveland Office, United States Coast Guard, (my portion of the total), February 16-December 31, 1987.
  • "Expert System Construction for Container Stowage Planning," ARCTEC Offshore Technology Corporation, Escondido, CA, October 1, 1986-September 30, 1987.
  • "Reliability Analysis of Marine Diesel Propulsion Systems: Towards Rational Maintenance, Repair and Replacement Decisions," Michigan Sea Grant College Program, (NOAA) February 1,1986-January 31, 1989.
  • "Application of Artificial Intelligence in the Marine Industry-Problem Definition and Analysis" (with J.T. Dillingham), U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration Fleet Management Technology Program, September 1, 1985-April 30, 1987, co-principal investigator, September 1, 1985-August 31, 986, and project director, September 1, 1986-April 30, 1987.
  • "Optimization Schemes for Rational, Computer-Aided Fleet Deployment," Maritime Administration University Research Program, August 15, 1983-August 31, 1985.
  • "Problems in Optimal Fleet Deployment," Horace H. Rackham Faculty Grant, May 1983-December, 1985.

Tauber Manufacturing Institute/Industry Joint Projects (16 since 1995)

NOTE: these projects were awarded to me and my Business School co-advisors annually since 1995; each involves a team of students from both the U of M MBA programs and from the UM College of Engineering. The total budget of each is in excess of $100k, most of which supports 2-4 students for approx. 3 months working at major US and International corporations plants and offices, and a smaller part supporting the two faculty-coadvisors time and travel.

  • "Models for Supply Chain Workflow Assessment," TEVA Pharmaceuticals USA Corporation, Sellersville, PA, (with Prof. Izak Duenyas, UM School of Bus. Admin.), March 9, 2005-September 25, 2005
  • "Global Supply Chain Workflow Assessment," Pfizer Corporation, Groton, CT and Ann Arbor, MI, (with Prof. Izak Duenyas, UM School of Bus. Admin.), April 1, 2004-September 15, 2004.
  • "Manufacturing Consulting Project", McKinsey and Co, Detroit, MI, (with Prof. S. Gupta, UM School of Bus. Admin.), March 1, 2003 -September 30, 2003.
  • "Enterprise Resource Management (ERM) Operational Support Systems Change Process Initiative," Lockheed-Martin Co, Littleton, CO, (with Prof. Widmeyer, UM School of Bus. Admin.), March 1-September 30, 2003
  • "Production Optimization and Cost Reduction at Daimler-Chrysler", A.T. Kearney, Inc., Southfield, MI, Daimler-Chrysler Corp., Auburn Hills, MI, (with Prof. Len Middleton, UM School of Bus. Admin.), March 1-September 30, 2002.
  • "Efficient Manufacturing of Boeing's Double-Aisle Passenger Jets," Boeing Co, Everett, WA (with Prof. Dennis Severance, UM School of Bus. Admin.), March 1-September 30, 2002.
  • "Warranty Performance Improvement: PSO's and Spills," A.T. Kearney, Inc., Southfield, MI, Daimler-Chrysler Corp; Auburn Hills, MI, (with Prof. Robert Haessler, UM School of Bus. Admin.), April 1, 2001-September 15, 2001.
  • "Utilization of E-Business for Supply Chain Integration," Copeland Co., Sidney, OH, (with Prof. Roman Kapuchinski, UM School of Bus. Admin.), April 1, 2001-September 15, 2001.
  • "Lean Transportation in a Consumer Product Company," McKinsey Consulting Co. and Coca Cola Co./Minute Maid Division (Cleveland, OH and Paw Paw, MI), (with Prof. Izak Duenyas, UM School of Bus. Admin.), April 1, 2000-September 15, 2000.
  • "Part Number Level Program Management," Navistar Corp., Ft. Wayne, IN, (with Prof. John Ettlie, UM School of Business Admin.), April 1, 1999-September 15, 1999.
  • "Optimization of Logistics Forecasting Business Processes," Intel Corp., Phoenix, AZ., (with Prof. Ana Muriel of UM School of Business Admin.), April 1, 1999-September 15, 1999
  • "Applications of Internet Commerce", Lucent Technologies Inc., Denver, CO and Princeton, NJ., (with Prof. R. Bagozzi of UM School of Business Admin.), April 1, 1998-September 15, 1998.
  • "Creating a Competitive Advantage," ALCOA Corp., Badin, N.C. and Knoxville, TN, Tauber Manufacturing Inst., Ann Arbor, MI (with Prof. Joan Penner-Hahn, UM School of Business Admin.), April 1, 1998-September 15, 1998.
  • "Cost Management Infrastructure - Analysis and Definition," Harley-Davidson, Inc., Milwaukee, Tauber Manuf. Institute, Ann Arbor, MI (with Prof. J. Reece, UM Business School), April 1, 1997-September 15-1997.
  • "Comparative Market Analysis and Process Improvement Recommendations," Martin Marietta (now Lockheed Martin) Corp., Orlando, FL. / Tauber Manufacturing Institute, Ann Arbor, MI (with Prof. Kirti Celly, UM Business School), May 1, 1995 - August 31, 1995.
  • "Operational and Economic Models to Assess Change Impact on Mill Economics," Cargill Corp, Minneapolis, MN / Tauber Manufacturing Institute, Ann Arbor, MI. April 1, 1995 - August 31, 1995 (with Prof. Bob Haessler, UM Business School).

Committees Chaired

Doctoral and Professional Dissertations

Ph.D. Committees Chaired

  • * Efstratios George Nikolaidis, Structural Reliability of Marine Diesel Engine Shafting Systems, co-chaired by Professor M.G. Parsons, May 1985.
  • * Nikiforos Andrew Papadakis, On the Optimal Ship Weather Routing Problem, December 1987.
  • * Bahadir Inözü, Reliability/Replacement Analysis for Marine Diesel Engine Systems (tentative title), June 1990.
  • * Dimitrios Vassilios Lyridis, Extensions to Structural Reliability Analysis of Marine Diesel Engine Shafting Systems , (co-chaired by Professor M.G. Parsons), April 1990.
  • * Zhiyong Yang, Predictions of Modal Shifts in Export Shipments from the Great Lakes due to Mandatory Ballast Water Treatment Using Game Theory, May 2003.
  • * Jinting Guo, passed part I qualifying exams in May 2005, anticipated graduation 12/07 from NA&ME . Thesis topic: Condition-based Maintenance with Marine Applications.
  • * A. Denisis, passed Part I qualifiers in October 2005, anticipated graduation (IC deadline) June 2007, Thesis Topic (Tentative) : Optimization and Scheduling of Short-Sea Shipping fleets
  • * Chen Chen: Supervised her since Sept. 2005. Passed her Part I Exams in may 2006. Currently looking for funding of appropriate thesis topic.

M.S. Committees Chaired:

  • * David Saginaw III, ASPGR: A Decision Support System for Container Ship Stowage Planning, April 1987.
  • * Bjorn Melaa, Great Lakes Cruise Potential, Norwegian Institute of Technology, December 1987.
  • * Dimitrios Vassilios Lyridis, A Statistical Assessment of the Stochastic Modeling of Torsional Vibratory Loads in Internal Combustion Engines, May 1989.
  • * Diego Jaramillo, Liner Fleet Deployment Using Linear Programming, December 1989.
  • * Christof Bernhard Rehling, Ship Conversions, 1980-1990: Trends and Reasons, April 1991.
  • * William Mark Bremer, A Scheduling Optimization System for Tanker Shipping, April 1991.
  • * Thomas William Kowenhowen (MSE/MBA USCG officer), Statistical Analysis of Ship Production Planning Data, April 1993.
  • * David Nels Amble, Inland Waterway Industry Study: Technical and Management Improvements, June 1993.
  • * Michael Charles Donovan, Containerization and the Port of Boston: A Case Study, April 1994.
  • * Jun Li, Models and Statistical Analysis of Deep Draft Ship Data for U.S. Corps of Engineers Port Planning, June 1995.
  • * Lt. Nathan A. Moore, USCG, Development of a Diesel Engine Reliability Database (DEREL) for the U.S. Coast Guard, Winter 1998.
  • * Lt. Wilford R. Reams III, USCG, Qualitative Effects of Human Error on System Reliability and Application on a Passenger Ship Fire Safety System, June 1999.
  • * Ltjg. Benjamin L. Nicholson, USCG, Hierarchical Analysis of Seaborne Petrochemical Spill Prevention , (co-chaired by Prof. J.W. Bulkley, CEE and SNRE), May 2000.
  • * Ltjg. Brad Rosello, USCG, An Efficient Single-Screw-11,000 TEU Containership: The "Suez Max SS," May 2000.
  • * Ltjg. Christopher Michael Milkie, USCG, Statistical Analysis of USCG Casualty Data for Application to Reliability Centered Maintenance, May 2000.
  • * Eimhjellen, Ragnar, Investigating an Alternative Solution to Reduce Emissions of Hydrocarbon Gas from Offshore Loading of Shuttle Tankers in the North Sea , (co-advisor: T. Lamb), Exchange Student, Tech. U. of Trondheim, March 2001.
  • * Jinting Guo, passed part I qualifiying exams in May 2005, anticipated graduation 12/07 from NA&ME. Thesis topic: Condition-based Maintenance with Marine Applications.
  • * A. Denisis, passed Part I qualifiers in October 2005, anticipated graduation (IC deadline) June 2007, Thesis Topic (Tentative) : Optimization and Scheduling of Short-Sea Shipping fleets
  • * Chen Chen: Supervised her since Sept. 2005. Passed her Part I Exams in may 2006. Currently looking for funding of appropriate thesis topic.