Alexandra M. Newman


Department of Mechanical Engineering


Operations Research with Engineering Interdisciplinary Program (

Visiting Professor

GERENS Escuela de Postgrado, Lima, Peru

Research focus

Applied optimization:

  • Transportation Logistics
  • Mine production scheduling
  • Energy system design and dispatch
  • Military applications
  • Athletics scheduling


  • BS in Applied Mathematics, University of Chicago
  • MS in Operations Research, University of California, Berkeley
  • PhD in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, University of California, Berkeley

Professional Service

Associate Editor

  •  INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics (formerly Interfaces)
  • INFORMS Journal on Optimization

Site Director



Brown Hall W470B
1610  Illinois St.
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO 80401


First Publication

Mrs. Red Pink Purple
(single-authored, but neither refereed nor complete)

ORwE Student Resources

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Refereed Publications

Submitted Papers

  • Hirwa, J, A. Zolan, T. Flamand, and A. Newman. “Optimizing Design and Dispatch of a Resilient Renewable Energy System for a South African Hospital,” submitted.
  • Abiodun, K., K. Hood, J. Cox, A. Newman, and A. Zolan. “Estimating the Value of Concentrating Solar Power in the Ancillary Services Market,” submitted.
  • Cox, J., W.T. Hamilton, and A. Newman. “Parametric Analysis on Optimized Design of Hybrid Solar Power Plants,” submitted.
  • Kamga-Ngameni, L., D. Melonson Jr., A. Chowdu, A. Newman “Reducing Nonproductive Time in Oil Fields,” submitted.

Under Revision

  • Cox, J., W. Hamilton, A. Newman and J. Martinek.   “Optimal Sizing and Dispatch of Solar Power with Storage,” under revision.
  • Greivel, G., A. Newman, M. Brown and K. Eurek. “Improving Exposition of an Industrial-scale Linear Program: A Reformulation Case Study,” under revision.

Accepted Papers

  • Abiodun, K., A. Gautam, A. Newman, D. Nock, and A. Pandey. “The Role of Microgrids in Advancing Equity through Access and Resilience,” INFORMS TutORials in Operations Research, accepted.
  • Anderson, K., J. Grymes, A. Newman and A. Warren. “North Carolina Water Utility Builds Resilience with Distributed Energy Resources,” INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics, accepted.
  • Hill, A., A. Brickey, I. Cipriano, M. Goycoolea and A. Newman. “Optimization Strategies for Resource-Constrained Project Scheduling Problems in Underground Mining,” INFORMS Journal on Computing, accepted.
  • Wales, J., A. Zolan, W. Hamilton, A. Newman and M. Wagner. “Using Simulation to Inform Policies Derived from a Concentrating Solar Power Plant Dispatch Optimization Model,” OR Spectrum, accepted.
  • Cox, J., W. Hamilton, A. Newman, and A. Zolan. “Real-time Dispatch Optimization for Concentrating Solar Power with Thermal Energy Storage,” Optimization and Engineering, accepted.
  • Ogunmodede, O., P. Lamas, A. Brickey, G. Bogin Jr., and A. Newman. “Underground Production Scheduling with Ventilation and Refrigeration Considerations,” Optimization and Engineering, accepted.
  • Hirwa, J., O. Ogunmodede, A. Zolan, and A. Newman. “Optimizing Design and Dispatch of a Renewable Energy System with Combined Heat and Power,” Optimization and Engineering, accepted.
  • Igogo, T., K. Awuah-Offei, A. Newman, T. Lowder and J. Engel-Cox. “Integrating Clean Energy into Mining Operations: Opportunities, Challenges, and Enabling Approaches,” Applied Energy, accepted.
  • Brickey, A., A. Chowdu, A. Newman, G. Goycoolea and R. Godard. “Barrick’s Turquoise Ridge Gold Mine Optimizes Underground Production Scheduling Operations,” INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics, accepted.
  • Wagner, M., W. Hamilton, A. Newman, R. Braun, J. Dent and C. Diep. “Dispatching Power at a Concentrated Solar Energy Facility,” Solar Energy, accepted.


  • Chowdu, A., P. Nesbitt, A. Brickey, and A. Newman. “Operations Research in Underground Mine Planning: A Review,” INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics, published online Oct 2021.
  • Wales, J., A. Zolan, A. Newman and M. Wagner. “Optimizing Vehicle Fleet and Assignment for Concentrating Solar Power Plant Mirror Washing,” IISE Transactions, 54(6): 550-562.
  • Zolan, A., M. Scioletti, D. Morton and A. Newman. “Decomposing Loosely Coupled Mixed-integer Programs for Optimal Microgrid Design,” INFORMS Journal on Computing, published online Feb 2021.
  • Nesbitt, P., L. Blake, P. Lamas, M. Goycoolea, B. Pagnoncelli, A. Newman and A. Brickey, 2021.  “Underground Mine Scheduling Under Uncertainty,” European Journal of Operational Research, 294(1): 340-352.
  • Ogunmodede, O., K. Anderson, D. Cutler, and A. Newman, 2021. “Optimizing Design and Dispatch of a Renewable Energy System,” Applied Energy, 287: 116527.
  • Burrow, A., A. Hering, D. Morton and A. Newman, 2021. “Optimal Design and Operation of River Basin Storage under Hydroclimatic Uncertainty,” ASCE Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 147(9): 04021055.
  • Husted, M., E. Olinick and A. Newman, 2021. “Improving Sports Media’s Crystal Ball for National Basketball Association Playoff Elimination,” INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics, 51(2): 119-135.













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