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Forthcoming Publications

  • Mallapragada, D. S., M. Tawarmalani, R. Agrawal (2014). Synthesis of augmented biofuel processes using solar energy. AIChE Journal,
  • Chung K., J.-P. P. Richard, and M. Tawarmalani (2014). Lifted inequalities for 0-1 mixed-integer bilinear covering sets. Mathematical Programming,
  • Ramapriya, G. M., M. Tawarmalani, R. Agrawal (2014). Modified basic distillation configurations with intermediate sections for energy savings. AIChE Journal,
  • Ramapriya, G. M., M. Tawarmalani, R. Agrawal (2014). Thermal Coupling Links to Liquid-only Transfer Streams: A Path for New Dividing Wall Columns. AIChE Journal,

Journal Articles

  • Nallasivam, U., V. H. Shah, A. A. Shenvi, M. Tawarmalani, and R. Agrawal (2013). Global optimization of multicomponent distillation configurations: 1. Need for a reliable global optimization algorithm. AIChE Journal, vol. 59 971-981.
  • Tawarmalani, M., J.-P. P. Richard, and C. Xiong (2013). Explicit convex and concave envelopes through polyhedral subdivisions. Mathematical Programming, vol. 138 531-577.
  • Bao, X., N. V. Sahinidis, and M. Tawarmalani (2011). Semidefinite Relaxations for Quadratically Constrained Quadratic Programming: A Review with Comparisons. Mathematical Programming, vol. 129 129--157.
  • Tawarmalani, M. and Y. Li (2011). Multi-period Network Maintenance Scheduling with Minimum Flow Disruption. Naval Research Logistics, vol. 58 507-530.
  • Tawarmalani, M. and J.-P. P. Richard and K. Chung (2010). Strong Valid Inequalities for Orthogonal Disjunctions and Bilinear Covering Sets. Mathematical Programming, vol. 124 481-512.
  • Richard, J.-P. P., and M. Tawarmalani (2010). Lifting Inequalities: A Framework for Generating Strong Cuts for Nonlinear Programs. Mathematical Programming, vol. 121 61-104.
  • Bao, X., N. V. Sahinidis, and M. Tawarmalani (2009). Multiterm polyhedral relaxations for nonconvex, quadratically constrained quadratic programs. Optimization Methods and Software, vol. 24 485-504.
  • Tawarmalani, M., K. Kannan, and P. De (2009). Allocating Objects in a Network of Caches: Centralized and Decentralized Analyses. Management Science, vol. 55 132-147.
  • Tawarmalani, M. and N. V. Sahinidis (2005). A Polyhedral Branch-and-Cut Approach to Global Optimization. Mathematical Programming, vol. 103 229-249.
  • Sahinidis, N. V. and M. Tawarmalani (2005). Accelerating branch-and-bound through a language specific construct for relaxation-specific constraints. Journal of Global Optimization, vol. 32 259-280.
  • Tawarmalani, M. and N. V. Sahinidis (2004). Global Optimization of Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programs: A Theoretical and Computational Study. Mathematical Programming, vol. 99 563-591.
  • Ahmed, S., M. Tawarmalani and N. V. Sahinidis (2004). A Finite Branch and Bound Algorithm for Two-Stage Stochastic Integer Programs. Mathematical Programming, vol. 100 355-377.
  • Sahinidis, N. V., M. Tawarmalani and M. Yu (2003). Design of Alternative Refrigerants via Global Optimization. AIChE Journal, vol. 49 1761-1775.
  • Tawarmalani, M., S. Ahmed and N. V. Sahinidis (2002). Product Disaggregation and Relaxations of Mixed-Integer Rational Programs. Optimization and Engineering, vol. 3 281-303.
  • Tawarmalani, M, S. Ahmed and N. V. Sahinidis (2002). Global Optimization of 0-1 Hyperbolic Programs, Journal of Global Optimization. Journal of Global Optimization, vol. 24 385-417.
  • Tawarmalani, M., & Sahinidis, N. (2002). Convex Extensions and Envelopes of Lower Semi-Continuous Functions. Mathematical Programming, vol. 93 247-263.
  • Tawarmalani, M., & Sahinidis, N. (2001). Semidefinite Relaxations of Fractional Programs via Novel Convexification Techniques. Journal of Global Optimization, vol. 20 137-158.
  • Sahinidis N., & Tawarmalani M. (2000). Applications of Global Optimization to Process and Molecular Design. Computers and Chemical Engineering, vol. 24 2157-2169.
  • Adhya, N., Tawarmalani, M., & Sahinidis, N. (1999). A Lagrangian Approach to Pooling Problems. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, vol. 38 1956-1972.

Conference Paper (refereed)

  • Nguyen, T. T., M. Tawarmalani, and J.-P. P. Richard (2011). Convexification Techniques for Linear Complementarity Constraints. 15th conference on Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization,
  • Hajjat, M., X. Sun, Y.W. Sung, D. Maltz, S. G. Rao, K. Sripanidkulchai, and M. Tawarmalani (2010). Cloudward bound: Planning for Beneficial Migration of Enterprise Applications to the Cloud. Proceedings of ACM Sigcomm,
  • Xia, Q., O. Ersoy, M. Tawarmalani, and H. Moskowitz (2008). Interactive Clustering and Classification, Proceedings of Artificial Neural Networks in Engineering. ANNIE,
  • Tawarmalani, M., K. Kannan and P. De (2005). A Mechanism for Allocating Objects in a Network of Symmetric Caches. Proceedings of the Fifteenth Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems,


  • Tawarmalani, M., & Sahinidis, N. (2002). Convexification and Global Optimization in Continuous and Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Programming. Kluwer Academic Publishers,

Book Chapters

  • Tawarmalani, M., & Sahinidis, N. (2002). Exact Algorithms for Global Optimization of Mixed-integer Nonlinear Programs. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 65-85.

Working Papers

  • Gencer, E. & D. Mallapragada & M. Tawarmalani & R. Agrawal (2014). Synergistic Biomass and Natural Gas Conversion to Liquid Fuel with Reduced CO2 Emission.
  • S. Narayanan & A. Sivakumar & S. Rao & M. Tawarmalani (2014). Performance sensitive replication in geo-distributed cloud datastores.
  • Nguyen, T. T. & J. P.-P. Richard & M. Tawarmalani (2014). Deriving the convex hull of a polynomial partitioning set through lifting and projection.
  • Kannan, K., M. S. Rahman, and M. Tawarmalani Economics and policy implications of restricted patch distribution on software maintenance.
  • Bao, X., A. Khajavirad, N. V. Sahinidis, and M. Tawarmalani Global Optimization of nonconvex problems with multilinear intermediates.