Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

Online ISBN: 9780470400531

DOI: 10.1002/9780470400531

Editors & Contributors


Editor-in-Chief


James J. Cochran
Bank of Ruston Barnes, Thompson, and Thurman Endowed Research Professor, Louisiana Tech University

Area Editors


Applications and History
Pınar Keskinocak
Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology

Decision and Risk Analysis and Game Theory
Louis Anthony Cox, Jr.
President, Cox Associates

Optimization Models, Techniques, and Algorithms
J. Cole Smith
Associate Professor, University of Florida

Stochastic Models
Jeffrey P. Kharoufeh
Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh


Topical Editors


Optimization Models, Techniques, and Algorithms

1.1 Linear Programming
Oya Ekin Karasan
Assistant Professor, Bilkent University

1.2 Nonlinear Programming (NLP) and Global Optimization (GO)
Sergiy Butenko
Associate Professor, Texas A&M University

1.3 Network and Graph Optimization
Richard S. Barr
Associate Professor, Southern Methodist University

1.4 Combinatorial Optimization/Integer Programming
Simge Kucukyavuz
Associate Professor, The Ohio State University

1.5 Optimization Under Uncertainty


1.6 Dynamic Programming
Joseph Hartman
Professor and Chair of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Florida

1.7 Heuristics and Meta-heuristics
Arne Lokketangen
Professor, Molde College, Norway

1.8 Optimization Software
Ted Ralphs
Associate Professor, Lehigh University

1.9 Stochastic and Multi-Level Programming
Suvrajeet Sen
Professor, The Ohio State University


Stochastic Models

2.1 Stochastic Processes
Cathy Xia
Associate Professor, The Ohio State University


2.2 Queueing Theory and Queueing Networks
John Hasenbein
Associate Professor, University of Texas

2.3 Reliability and Maintainability
Fabrizio Ruggeri
Research Director, CNR IMATI, Italy

2.4 Simulation Modeling and Analysis
Raghu Pasupathy
Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech

2.5 Markov Decision Processes (MDPs)

2.6 Stochastic Optimization
James C. Spall
Research Professor and Chair of Applied and Computational Mathematics Program, Johns Hopkins University

2.7 Data Mining and Forecasting
W. Art Chaovalitwongse
Assistant Professor, Rutgers University

Decision and Risk Analysis and Game Theory

3.1 Decision Analysis Theory
Sven Ove Hansson
Professor, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

3.2 Decision Analysis Practice: Techniques and Algorithms
Eric Bickel
Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Austin

3.3 Decision Analysis: Methods for Providing Inputs
Alec Morton
Senior Lecturer, The London School of Economics and Political Science

3.4 Decision Analysis: Using Outputs to Improve Decisions
Constantin Zopounidis
Professor, Technical University of Crete

3.5 Risk Analysis
Refik Soyer
Professor, The George Washington University

3.6 Game Theory
Marc Kilgour
Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada



Applications and History

4.1 Manufacturing Applications
Phil Kaminsky
Associate Professor, University of California

4.2 Retail and Service Applications
Gad Allon
Assistant Professor, Northwestern University

4.3 Medicine and Health Care
Dionne M. Aleman
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Canada

4.4 Transportation and Warehousing Systems
Alan Erera
Associate Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology

4.5 Supply Chain Management
Tava Lennon Olsen
Associate Professor, Washington University in St. Louis

4.6 Applications with Societal Impact
Pelin Pekgun
Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina

4.7 Financial Applications

4.8 Industrial Applications
Anne G. Robinson
Senior Manager, Analytical Forecasting & Modeling, Cisco

4.9 ORMS Societies
Sharif Melouk
Assistant Professor, University of Alabama

4.10 Qualitative OR

4.11 History of OR
Sharif Melouk
Assistant Professor, University of Alabama

4.12 Energy and Environment
Tamer Boyaci
Associate Professor, McGill University, Canada

4.13 Educational Issues
Susan W. Palocsay
Professor, James Madison University


*Sadly Arne Lokketangen passed away in June 2013.

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