The University of Iowa

Dennis L. Bricker

*Graduate Student Theses Supervised*

*Kanthamneni, Sudhakar*, "An Economic Order Quantity Model for Deteriorating Inventories", 1976*Chang, Tsang-Sung*, "Heuristic and Exact Solutions to the Uncapacitated Plant Location Problem", 1976*Perumbeti Vijay*, "Matrix Analysis of Bill of Material Processing", 1977*Kumar, Anand*, "A Grid Linearization Algorithm for the Geometric Programming Dual Problem", 1978*Martin, George*, "Use of MPSX to Apply Benders'Decomposition to an Item Acquisition/Production Trade Off Model", 1979*Gomatam, Murali*, "A General Approach to APL Implementation of Dynamic Programming Algorithms", 1979*Cardoza, Oswaldo*, "A Hybrid Branch-and-Bound and Separable Programming Algorithm for Nonlinear Fractional Programming", 1979*Lin, Edward*, "Solution of Generalized Assignment Problems by Lagrangean Relaxation", 1980*Rajgopal, Jayant*, "A Generalized Linear Programming Algorithm for the Geometric Programming Dual Problem", 1982*Wu, Couchen*, "Selection of a Demand Probability Model for the Stochastic Transportation Problem", 1985*Chang, San-Yang*, "An Application of Lagrangian Relaxation to Numerical Control Tool Location and Hit Sequencing", 1985*Sankaran, Jayaram*, "A Cross-Decomposition Algorithm for Passenger Vehicle Routing", 1986*Jan, Kwo-Zen*, "The Effect of Vertex Penalties on Heuristic Algorithms for the Traveling Salesman Problem", 1986*Lin, Lian-Jeng*, "Operating Policy for a 2-Stage Batch Processing System", 1987*Yean, Davout*, "Accelerating the Vertex Penalty Algorithm for the Traveling Salesman Problem", 1987*Kratzer, Tom*, "An Interactive Approach to the Nurse Scheduling Problem", 1987*Liarng, Wei-Min*, "Simultaneous Capacity Requirements Planning and Material Requirements Planning in Production", 1987*Chen, Shih-Tao (Otto)*, "Optimal Capacity Planning Under Economies of Scale", 1988*Chern, Wai-Gee*, "A Benders' Decomposition Algorithm for a Class of Production Scheduling Problems", 1988*Techapichetvanich, Kavee*, "Optimal Sequencing on a Printed Circuit Board Assembly Machine", 1989*Wu, Tzong-Hwa*, "Some Results in Quasiconvex Analysis and Surrogate Duality", 1989*Dimyati, Tjutju*, "Optimal Scheduling of Production", 1989*Hwang, In-Keuk*, "A Lagrangian Relaxation of the Traveling Salesman Problem", 1989*Izukawa, Tatsuya*, "Linear Programming for the the Rest of Us: a Hypercard Implementation", 1989*Chang, Che-Ming*, "A Bound for the Capacitated Plant Location Problem Using Surrogate- Lagrangean Duality", 1992*Chen, Ta-Cheng*, "An Application of Lagrangian Relaxation to the One-Machine Scheduling Problem to Minimize the Number of Major Setups",1994*Tikoo, Arun*, "Using Minimum Variance Approach to Optimal Scheduling", 1994*Yu, Feng-Yuan*, "Optimization of Welding Sequence for Robotic Welding", 1994*Sohn, HanSuk*, "Sequencing Conditions in a Human Factors Experiment to Control the Repetition Effect", 1995*Feng, Chih-Gang*, "A Lagrangian Heuristic Algorithm for the Process Plan Selection Problem in Manufacturing", 1995*Chuang, Chun-Ling*, "Optimal Inspection Plans Satisfying Bounds on Misclassification Errors", 1995*Chen, Hsiang-Ching*, "Assignment of Priorities to Machines of Multiple Repair Stages with a Single Service Facility", 1995*Megosinarso, Riwanto*, "Determination of Throughput and Capacity Allocation in Multi-Product Manufacturing Systems", 1996*Batlapenumarthy, Venkata Harish*, "Customer-Centric E-Optimization of a Supply Web", 2000

*Akdogan, Guray*, "Cost-Time Tradeoff in Project Budgeting and Scheduling with Nonconvex Costs", 1978*Chung, Sei-Jong*, "A MINIMAX Procedure for a Class of Stochastic Transportation Problems", 1978*Chang, Tsang-Sung*, "Surrogate Duality and Extensions with Applications in Plant Location", 1981*Lin, Edward Y.-H.*, "A Branching Rule for Optimization Problems with Special Ordered Sets of Type I", 1984*Elmeri, Ageli*, "A Heuristic Algorithm for the Classification Problem", 1984*Rajgopal, Jayant*, "A Duality Theory for Geometric Programming, Based on Generalized Linear Programming", 1985*Choi, Jae-Chul*, "Generalized Benders' Decomposition for Geometric Programming with Several Discrete Variables", 1987*Lee, Choong-Yang*, "Computer Location and File Allocation Problems in Distributed Computer Network Systems", 1988*Kratzer, Tom*, "Scheduling a Job-Shop with Alternative Process Plans", 1991*Yu, Calvin*, "Performance of Parallel Branch-and-Bound Algorithms for the Generalized Assignment Problem", 1991*Huang, Zhen*, "Mathematical Models and Algorithms for Distribution System Design and Operation", 1991*Techapichetvanich, Kavee*, "Investigation of Lagrangian Heuristic and Tabu Search Algorithms for Set Covering Problems", 1993*Chang, Hsiao-Ying*, "Analytic Center Method for Entropy Optimization and Smooth Convex Programming Problems", 1993*Bayraktar, Erkan*, "Capacitated Production Scheduling of Multi-Level Production Systems", 1993*Juang, Shuw-Hwey*, "Optimal Solution of Job Shop Scheduling Problems -- A New Network Flow Approach", 1994*Yang, Hsu-Hao*, "Investigation of Path-Following Algorithms for Signomial Geometric Programming Problems", 1994*Cho, Moonsoo*, "Integrated Approach for Solving the Layout Design Problem", 1995.*Hsieh, Yi-Chih*, "Infeasible Path-Following Algorithms for Convex Quadratic Programming", 1995*Chun, Wai-Pong*, "Two Models for Workforce Scheduling Problems", 1995*Kim, Hong*, "Generation Expansion Planning Using Benders' Decomposition and Generalized Networks", 1996*Xu, Lina*, "Optimization Methods for Computing Empirically Constrained Extremal Probability Distributions", 1996*Roh, Killion*,"Freeway Incident Detection Using Artificial Neural Networks", 1996*Chiang, Sheng-Feng*, "Neural Networks for Diagnosis of Low Back Pain", 1997*Wu, Tzong-Hwa,*"Investment Strategies Using Extremal Probability Distributions Constrained to be Near An Empirical Distribution", 1998- Adu, Lily, "A Data Envelopment Analysis-Based Framework for Strategic Group Analysis: Empirical Investigation in the Hospital Industry", 2001
- Vargas, SClaudina, "A Simulation-based Framework for Studying the Effects of Policies on the Dynamics of an Educational System's Performance and Efficiency", 2002
- Benjelloun, Imad, "A Dynamic Programming Model Integrating the Analytical Hierarchy Process and Treating the Transition Probabilities as Estimates", 2003
- Jiang, Hong, "Exploring Algorithms for Network Capacity Dimensioning and Traffic Modeling, Along with Performance Evaluation", 2003
- Wong, Ana, "A Dynamic Programming Model for Fixed Income Portfolio Optimization with Multiple Scenarios", 2003
- Ryu, Gi-Yung, "Localization of Feature Space in SVM", 2004
- Sohn, Han-Suk, "Cross Decomposition for Constrained Spanning Tree Problems", 2004
- Lai, Ming-Che, "A Hybrid Genetic/Benders' Algorithm with Applications to Vehicle Routing Problems", 2004
- Tokou, Helene, "Supply Chain Risk Management: Models and Algorithms ", 2007

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