- PhD, Industrial Engineering, University of Arkansas, 2012
- MS, Industrial Engineering, Oregon State University, 2005
- BS, Industrial Engineering, Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Quito, Ecuador), 2002
- At OSU since 2012
- Instructor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Quito, Ecuador), 2007–09
Dr. Vergara's research focuses on the application of methods and tools of operations research to problems in transportation, logistics and distribution, supply chain design and optimization, facility location, and network design. Other research interests include manufacturing systems and data collection and decision support systems.