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Louis J. Plebani

Department: Industrial and Systems Engineering

Position: Associate Professor

Address: Harold S. Mohler Laboratory
200 West Packer Avenue
Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 758-4038

E-mail: ljp2@lehigh.edu

Research: Google Scholar

Areas of Research

  • Information Systems Management
  • Robust, Stochastic, and Computational Optimization
  • Queuing Systems and Stochastic Processes
  • Mathematical Optimization and Modeling
  • Grid Computing/Large Scale Computation
  • Financial Engineering


Dr. Plebani's research interests are in the areas of modeling of manufacturing processes, computational operations research, and automation and process control. He is currently involved in research work in all three of these major areas. Sample projects include high speed data acquisition and spectrum analysis of metal removal processes for purposes of predicting catastrophic tool wear; the design and implementation of specialized parallel processing algorithms using workstation networks and also for implementation using heterogeneous embedded processors; and the design and implementation of a high-speed electronic part sorting system.

Dr. Plebani has been the principal investigator on a number of research contracts for both federal and local governments and for numerous industrial firms.


  • Ph.D., Lehigh University