Research Areas

John Adams

Courses Taught

Statistics, Product Quality

Research/Professional Interests

Applications of Probability and Statistics; Teaching of Probability and Statistics; Quality Engineering Program


Frank E. Curtis

Courses Taught

Operations Research

Research/Professional Interests

Large-scale mathematical programming and its applications, Applied mathematics, Scientific computing, Operations research


Keith Gardiner

Courses Taught

Microelectronics Manufacturing Systems and Technologies; Technology and the Factory of the Future; Organizational Planning and Control; Manufacturing Management; Agile Organizations and Manufacturing Systems; Aspects of Sustainable Systems Design; and Materials Science as needed. Also responsible for first year Engineering 5 courses.

Research/Professional Interests

Design issues relating to organizations, products, processes and systems, both individually and severally; Relationships between materials and process selections and the manufacturing systems interactions; Micromanufacturing, economic environmental and sociotechnological issues associated with future manufacturing systems and sustainability; Bioengineering


Mikell Groover

Courses Taught

Manufacturing Processes; Automation and Production Systems; Material Handling and Facilities Planning; Work Systems; Assembly Processes and Systems; Logistics; Metal Machining Analysis

Research/Professional Interests

Manufacturing Engineering; Manufacturing Processes; Production Systems; Automation; Material Handling


Nicholas Odrey

Courses Taught

Dynamics, Modeling, and Control of Production Systems; Systems Engineering; Discrete Event Dynamic Systems; Automations and Robotics; Production Engineering; Manufacturing; Measurement and Inspection Systems

Research/Professional Interests

Intelligent Control of Production Systems; Control Architectures for Production Systems; System Integration; Flexible Automation; Production Engineering; Measurement and Inspection Systems, Cellular Manufacturing


Eugene Perevalov

Courses Taught

Physics for Engineers, Operations Research -- Probabilistic Models

Research/Professional Interests

Dynamic Optimization; Financial Engineering; Wireless Communication Systems; E-Commerce


Louis Plebani

Courses Taught

Advanced Computer Programming and Applications; Operations Research; Probability and Statistics; Modeling and Simulation; Internet Applications

Research/Professional Interests

Dynamic Optimization; Financial Engineering; Wireless Communication Systems; E-Commerce


Ted Ralphs

Courses Taught

Integer Programming; Linear Programming; Non-linear Programming; Algorithms in Systems Engineering; Computation in Operations Research; Introduction to Engineering Practice; Systems Engineering Design

Research/Professional Interests

Discrete Optimization; Combinatorial Optimization; Logistics Problems; Routing and Packing Problems; Electronic Auctions; Graphs and Network Flows; Design and Analysis of Algorithms; Parallel Algorithms; Computational Biology


Katya Scheinberg

Courses Taught

Optimization Models and Applications, Optimization Methods in Machine Learning, Derivative free optimization

Research/Professional Interests

Mathematical programming, linear, convex and nonlinear optimization, Derivative free optimization, Application of optimization to machine learning, statistics and support vector machines, Conic programming, interior point methods, Matrix factorizations in interior point methods, Sensitivity analysis


Lawrence Snyder

Courses Taught

Production and Inventory Control; Operations Research; Quantitative Models for Supply Chain Management; Advanced Inventory Theory; and Introduction to Engineering Practice

Research/Professional Interests

Supply Chain Management; Logistics, Transportation, and Facility Location Problems; Models for Decision-making Under Uncertainty; Applied Optimization


Robert Storer

Courses Taught

Probability and Statistics; Simulation; Design of Experiments; Time Series Analysis; Operations Research; Heuristics; Integrated Business and Engineering Courses

Research/Professional Interests

Heuristics; Logistics; Combinatorial Optimization; Operations Research; Applied Statistics and Statistical Modeling; Simulation; Financial Models


Tamás Terlaky

Research/Professional Interests

Linear and Nonlinear Optimization, Conic Linear Optimization, Second Order Conic and Semidefinite Optimization, Interior Point Methods, Pivot and Combinatorial Algorithms, Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Optimization, Sensitivity Analysis, Duality Theory; Optimization in Engineering, VLSI design, MRI Imaging, Portfolio Optimization, Optimization Software, Optimization of Digital Communication Systems, Scientific Computing, Nuclear Reactor Reloading Optimization, PDE-Based Optimization


Aurélie Thiele

Courses Taught

Optimization Methods, Linear and Nonlinear Optimization, Stochastic Processes, Quantitative Models for Decision-Making, Production and Inventory Control

Research/Professional Interests

Robust Optimization, Decision-Making under Uncertainty, Risk-Averse and Data-Driven Decision-Making, Supply Chains, Revenue Management, Operations Management


Gregory Tonkay

Courses Taught

Automation; Manufacturing Processes; Electronics Manufacturing; Engineering Economy; Robotics

Research/Professional Interests

Automation; Electronics Manufacturing; Computer Control of Manufacturing Systems; Robotics


George Wilson

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses in Production Control; Operations Research. Graduate Courses in Nonlinear Programming; Stochastic Processes; Scheduling; and Dynamic Programming

Research/Professional Interests

Applied Stochastic Processes; Optimization; Production Planning and Control; Modeling and Analysis of Logistic Systems


S. David Wu

Courses Taught

Undergraduate courses in Supply Chain Analysis; Advanced Topics in Operations Research, and Information Technologies. Graduate courses in Quantitative Models in Supply Chain; Discrete Optimization; Networks and Graphs; Mathematical models in Manufacturing Logistics

Research/Professional Interests

Supply Chain Analysis: Technology Forecasting; High-Tech Supply Chains; Capacity and Demand Management. Distributed and Game Theoretic Decision Processes: Auction and Bidding: Combinatorial, Multi-Attribute, and Sequential Auctions; Game-Theoretic Modeling; Bargaining Theory. Optimization: Stochastic Programming; Discrete Optimization


Emory Zimmers

Courses Taught

Computer-Integrated Manufacturing; Computer Graphics; Manufacturing Problems; Experimental Industrial Engineering; Senior Project; Engineering Practicum

Research/Professional Interests

Computer Applications in Industrial Systems; Application of Traditional Industrial Engineering Techniques; Leadership; Entrepreneurship; Student-Run Companies; Agility; Enterprise Systems; Multi-Media Distance Learning


Luis Zuluaga

Courses Taught

Optimization Models and Applications

Research/Professional Interests

Polynomial Optimization; Financial Optimization; Large-scale Optimization