Dr. Haitao Li, Associate Professor of Logistics & Operations Management, was named Faculty Inventor of the Year by the National Academy of Inventors during Research & Innovation Week April 17-24 at UMSL. This award is given for innovative research with significant commercial potential. Li research combines optimization, statistics and artificial intelligence to solve large-scale optimization problems under uncertainty, especially for project scheduling problems with limited resources and uncertain task durations. Li currently has a U.S. patent pending, two provisional patents and several invention disclosures. Shown above (left to right) are LOM Department Chair James Campbell, Chancellor Tom George, Dr. Li, Dean Charles Hoffman, and Vice Provost of Research Nasser Arshadi. (Photo by August Jennewein)
Aldis Jakubovskis, PhD received his doctorate in Business Administration from the Logistics & Supply Chain Management program in December 2104. His dissertation is entitled “Capacity Planning and Resource Acquisition Decisions Using Robust Optimization”. Dr. Jakubobvski’s Dissertation Advisory Committee consisted of Drs. Haitao Li, James F. Campbell, Robert M. Nauss, and Donald C. Sweeney II.
Jeremy North, PhD received his doctorate in Business Administration from the Logistics & Supply Chain Management program in December 2104. His dissertation is entitled “Network Flexibility for Recourse Considerations in Bi-Criteria Facility Location”. Dr. North’s Dissertation Advisory Committee consisted of Drs. Ray Mundy, Robert M. Nauss, Keith Womer, and Choong Lee.
Mitch Millstein, William Ellegood, and Wes Boyce were the first three graduates of the Logistics & Supply Chain Management emphasis in the College’s Ph.D. program and all received their degrees in the August 2014 graduation ceremony. Dr. Mitch Millstein’s dissertation is entitled “Takt Time Grouping: A Method to Implement Kanban-Flow Manufacturing in an Unbalanced Process with Moving Constraints & Comparison to One Piece Flow and Drum Buffer Rope: Which is Better, When and Why”. Dr. William Ellegood’s dissertation is entitled “Should the Supply Chain Strategy of a Product Change over its Life Cycle”. Dr. Wes Boyce’s dissertation is entitled “Supply Chain Relationships: Is Collaboration Reality?”.
Dick Navarro taught International Project Management in Bremen, Germany in Summer 2014 as part of a UMSL partnership.
Dr. Joseph Martinich was named Founder’s Professor in 2013.
Dr. Robert Nauss was named Founder’s Professor in 2015.
Dr. David Ronen Receives the Goodeve Medal
On November 3, 2009, at the Royal Society in London, England, Dr. David Ronen received the Goodeve Medal from The Operational Research Society, the oldest OR society in the world. Dr. Ronen is professor of Logistics and Operations Management and has been a UMSL faculty member since 1980. According to Gavin Blackett, Secretary and General Manager of The OR Society, the Goodeve Medal is "one of the Society's most prestigious awards."
Franz Edelman Medal
In April 2008 Professor David Ronen was recognized as an Edelman Laureate and was presented with The Franz Edelman Medal by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). Edelman Laureates are recognized for their significant contribution to work that each year is selected as representative of the best applications of analytical decision making in the world.