The University of Iowa

Dennis L. Bricker
Graduate Student Theses Supervised

Master of Science with Thesis

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

Ph.D. Dissertations

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

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