Dr. Churlzu Lim

Dr. Churlzu Lim
Associate Professor
Curriculum Director
Cameron 212


  • Ph.D., Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virgina Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • M.S., Management Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
  • B.S., Management Science, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology


  • EMGT 6904 Product and Process Design
  • EMGT 6906 Processing Systems Simulation
  • EMGT 6955 Systems Reliability Engineering
  • SEGR 2105 Computational Methods for Systems Engineering
  • ENGR 1202 Introduction to Engineering Practices and Principles II
  • ETGR 3222 Engineering Economics
  • Nonlinear Programming
  • Global Optimization
  • Network interdiction
  • Large scale optimization
  • Decision making under uncertainty
Recent Publications: 
  • C. Lim, H.D. Sherali, and S. Uryasev, Portfolio Optimization by Minimizing Conditional Value-at-Risk Via Nondifferentiable Optimization, Computational Optimization and Applications, 46 (3), 391-415, 2010.
  • E.C. Ozelkan and C. Lim, Conditions of Reverse Bullwhip Effect in Pricing for Price-Sensitive Demand Functions, Annals of Operations Research, 56 (8), 714-729, 2008.
  • J.C. Smith, C. Lim, and F. Sudargho, Survivable Network Design under Optimal and Heuristic Interdiction Scenarios, Journal of Global Optimization, 38 (2), 181-199, 2007.
  • J.C. Smith, C. Lim, and J.N. Bearden, On the Multi-attribute Stopping Problem with General Value Functions, Operations Research Letters, 35 (3), 324-330, 2007.
  • H.D. Sherali and C. Lim, Enhancing Lagrangian Dual Optimization for Linear Programs by Obviating Nondifferentiability, INFORMS Journal on Computing, 19 (1), 3-13, 2007.
  • C. Lim and J.C. Smith, Algorithms for Discrete and Continuous Multicommodity Flow Network Interdiction Problems, IIE Transactions, 39 (1), 15-26, 2007 (IIE Transactions Best Paper Award).
  • C. Lim and H.D. Sherali, A Trust Region Target Value Method for Optimizing Nondifferentiable Lagrangian Duals of Linear Programs, Mathematical Methods of Operations Research, 64 (1), 33-53, 2006.
  • C. Lim and H.D. Sherali, Convergence and Computational Analyses for Some Variable Target Value and Subgradient Deflection Methods, Computational Optimization and Applications, 34 (3), 409-428, 2006.
  • C. Lim, J.N. Bearden, and J.C. Smith, Sequential Search with Multi-Attribute Options, Decision Analysis, 3 (1), 3-15, 2006.
  • H.D. Sherali and C. Lim, On Embedding the Volume Algorithm in a Variable Target Value Method, Operations Research Letters, 32 (5), 455-462, 2004.
Professional Affiliations: 
  • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
  • Institute for Industrial Engineers (IIE)
  • Mathematical Programming Society (MPS)
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