Peter A. Beling

Assistant Professor of Systems Engineering

Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley

Peter A. Beling is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Systems Engineering at the University of Virginia. Dr. Beling joined the University of Virginia after receiving his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Beling has also held positions at the Center for Naval Analyses, where he worked primarily on military transportation and logistical systems, and the IBM Almaden Research Center, where he studied algorithms for parallel and distributed optimization. Dr. Beling is the founder of the Financial Engineering Research Group at the University of Virginia. He is an Associate Editor for *International Abstracts in Operations Research* and has served as a referee for numerous journals. He is Chair of the Technical Committee on Optimization and Search for IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics society.

Research Interests

Peter Beling's research interests include optimization theory and practice, financial engineering, and computational intelligence. He maintains research programs on credit scoring, financial information systems, linear and quadratic optimization, topological network design, and classification. He is the founder and co-Director of the Financial Engineering Research Group at the University of Virginia.

Sponsored Research

Financial Engineering Research Group Projects

*Computer Telephony Integration for Financial Information Reporting and Analysis*, sponsored by SNL Securities*Optimal Collections Systems for Credit Card Debt*, sponsored by Partners First*Information Tools for Online Prediction*, sponsored by Fair, Isaac, and Co.*World Wide Web Based Credit Evaluation Systems*, sponsored by Fair, Isaac, and Co.

Other Sponsored Research Projects

*Center for Mobile Information Technology: Research Center Feasibility Study*, sponsored by Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology*Risk-based Models for Sustainable Development*, sponsored by the National Science Foundation's Systemic Change in Urban Infrastructure Program*Vision Virginia*, sponsored by the Virginia Telephone Association*World Wide Web Based Credit Evaluation Systems*, sponsored by Fair, Isaac, and Co.

Representative Publications

- Adler, I. and Beling, P., "Polynomial Algorithms for LP over a Subring of the Algebraic Integers with Applications to LP with Circulant Matrices",
*Mathematical Programming*,**57**, pp. 121-143, 1992. - Adler, I. and Beling, P., "Polynomial Algorithms for Linear Programming over the Algebraic Numbers",
*Algorithmica*,**12**, pp. 436-457, 1994. - Beling, P. and Megiddo, N., "Using Fast Matrix Multiplication to Find Basic Solutions",
*Theoretical Computer Science,*in press. - Olson, R., Beling, P., Lambert, J., and Haimes, Y.Y., "A Risk-based Framework for Evaluating Nonstructural Flood Protection Policies",
*Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management*,**24**, No. 5, pp. 237-245, 1998. - Tran, L. and Beling, P., "A Constraint and Variable Aggregation Technique for the Access Area Problem", accepted for publication in
*Journal of Parallel and Distributed Systems and Networks*. - Beling, P. and Verma, S., "Combinatorial Complexity of the Central Path",
*Proceedings of the 29th Annual ACM Symposium on the Theory of Computing*, pp. 250-255, 1997. - Albright, H. and Beling, P., "A Methodology for Generating Goal Programming Test Problems",
*Proceedings of the 1997 IEEE Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics*, pp. 151-158, 1997. - Tran, L. and Beling, P., "Aggregation Heuristics for the Access Area Problem",
*Proceedings of the 1998 IASTED Conference on Modelling and Simulation*, pp. 434-438, 1998. - Beling, P. and Tran, L., "A Surrogate Cost Method for Hierarchical Network Design",
*Proceedings of the 1998 IMACS/IEEE Conference on Computational Engineering in Systems Applications*, pp. 42-47, 1998. - Long, P., and Beling, P., "Hybrid Interior Point-Simplex Algorithms for Linear Programming",
*Proceedings of the 1998 IMACS/IEEE Conference on Computational Engineering in Systems Applications*, pp. 52-58, 1998. - Mullei, S., and Beling, P., "Evolution of Rule-induced Scoring Functions for Stock Selection",
*Proceedings of the 1998 IMACS/IEEE Conference on Computational Engineering in Systems Applications*, pp. 36-41, 1998. - Chalasani, V. and Beling, P., "Tensored Nearest-Neighbor Classifiers", to appear in
*Proceedings of the 1998 IEEE Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics*, 1998. - Chalasani, V. and Beling, P., "Optimization-based Classifiers for Multi-modal Problems in Road Extraction", to appear in
*Proceedings of the 1998 IEEE Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics*, 1998. - Mullei, S. and Beling, P., "Induction of Rule-based Scoring Functions", to appear in
*Proceedings of the 1998 IEEE Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics*, 1998. - Tran, L. and Beling, P., "A Heuristic for the Topological Design of Two-tiered Networks", to appear in
*Proceedings of the 1998 IEEE Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics*, 1998. - Beling, P. and Verma, S., "A Fast Symmetric Penalty Algorithm for the Linear Complementarity Problem", to appear in
*Proceedings of the 1998 IEEE Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics*, 1998. - Mullei, S. and Beling, P., "Hybrid Evolutionary Algorithms for a Multiobjective Financial Problem", to appear in
*Proceedings of the 1998 IEEE Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics*, 1998.

Contact Information

Peter A. Beling Department of Systems Engineering University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA 22903 Phone: 804-982-2066 Fax: 804-982-2972 Email:beling@virginia.edu