Hector Vergara
422 Rogers Hall
Mechanical, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering

Associate Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Manufacturing Systems Engineering


  • 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

Research Interests:

Dr. Vergara's research focuses on the application of operations research to problems in transportation, logistics and distribution, supply chain design and optimization, facility location, and network design.


Hector A. Vergara, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University. Dr. Vergara received his M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Oregon State University in 2005 and his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from University of Arkansas in 2012. He was an Instructor in the Department of Industrial Engineering at Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Quito, Ecuador) between 2007 and 2009. Dr. Vergara is a member of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) and the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS).

At OSU since 2012.

Selected Publications:

  • Barahimi, Pouya and Vergara, Hector A. (2020), “Reliable p-Hub Network Design under Multiple Disruptions,” Networks and Spatial Economics, 20(1), 301-327. DOI: 10.1007/s11067-019-09483-4
  • Ghane-Ezabadi, Mohammad and Vergara, Hector A. (2016), “Decomposition Approach for Integrated Intermodal Logistics Network Design,” Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 89, 53-69. DOI: 10.1016/j.tre.2016.02.009
  • Vergara, Hector A. and Root, Sarah (2013), “Mixed Fleet Dispatching in Truckload Relay Network Design Optimization,” Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 54, 32-49. DOI: 10.1016/j.tre.2013.04.001
  • Vergara, Hector A. and Kim, David S. (2009), “A New Method for the Placement of Buffers in Serial Production Lines,” International Journal of Production Research, 47(16), 4437-4456. DOI: 10.1080/00207540801939022