Senior Lecturer in Operations Management
Adjunct Lecturer in Health Sciences
PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1985
MS, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1978
BA, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1976Specialties
Operations management, quality control and management, transportation and logistics, mathematical programming models.Positions Held
At the University of Washington since 1987
Adjunct lecturer at the University of Colorado (1992-present)
Adjunct lecturer in UW Dept. of Health Services (1989-present)
Technical staff for AT&T Bell Laboratories (1985-87)
Visiting assistant professor at Purdue University (1984-85)
Instructor at Emory University (1980-84)Current Research
Polyhedral theory and cutting planes, symmetric traveling salesman problem, statistics and methodology for comparing heuristics, test problem gener-ation, vehicle routing, logistics, health-care applications of OM/QM tools and techniques.Honors and Awards
Undergraduate Professor of the Quarter for Spring for Operations Management (2006)Academic Service
Helped to develop inter-disciplinary certificate program in Global Transportation and Logistics.Selected Publications
"Polynomial Constructability and Traveling Salesman Problems of Intermediate Complexity," with R. Radin and C. Rovey, in Complexity in Numerical Optimization edited by P. Pardalos, World Scientific (1993).
"Partial Polyhedral Description and Generation of Discrete Optimization Problems with Known Optima," with R. L. Rardin, Naval Research Logistics (1992).
"Fleet Size Planning When Outside Carrier Services are Available," with J. Klincewicz and H. Luss, Transportation Science (August 1990).Selected Consulting Experience
Seattle Children's Hospital, implementation of reengineering effort.
Washington State Department of Transportation, co-principle investigator on project.
UW Health Services, lead role in developing three-course sequence that combines biostatistics, epidemiological methods, and their application in health service delivery settings.