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L. Douglas Smith



L. Douglas Smith
Professor of Management Science and
Director of the Center for Business and Industrial Studies
Office: 220 Computer Center ~ Voice: 314-516-6108

Brief bio:



 Degrees Held:

Ph.D., Management Sciences, University of Minnesota, l972
M.B.A., McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada, 1968
B.Sc. (Physics), McMaster University, 1966



  • Areas: operations research, applied statistics, international logistics

·         LOM 6350 - Management Science Methods

·         LOM 5354 - Simulation for Managerial Decision Making

·         LOM 5312 - Advanced Statistical Methods for Management Decisions

·         LOM 5381  – International Logistics and Operations Management

·         LOM 5300  – Statistics for Managerial Decisions

·         BA 4312 - Business Forecasting


  • Areas: Creation and implementation of analytical models and information systems for the solution of managerial problems
  • Selected  Publications:
    • Smith, L.D., Sweeney, D.C, Campbell, J.F., “Simulation of Alternative Approaches to Relieving Congestion at Locks in a River Transportation System”, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol 60, 2009, 519-533.
    • Smith, L.D., Jin, B., “Modeling Exposure to Losses on Automobile Leases”,  Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting,  2007, 29:24`1-266.
    • Smith L.D., C. Bilir, V.W. Huang, K. Hung, M. Kaplan, “Citibank Models Credit Risk on Hybrid Mortgage Loans in Taiwan”,  Interfaces, 35(3), May-June, 2005, 215-229
    • Smith, L.D., R.M. Nauss, R.J. Banis, R. Beck, AStaffing Geographically Distributed Service Facilities with Itinerant Personnel@, Computers and Operations Research, Vol. 29 (2002),  2023-2041.
    • Smith, L.D., Sanchez, S.M, & Lawrence, E.C., "A Comprehensive Model for Managing Credit Risk on Home Mortgage Portfolios," Decision Sciences, Vol. 27(2), Spring 1996, 291-317.
    • Smith, L.D., & Moses, S., "Strategic Planning of Transportation Services for Petroleum Products: An Application of Capacitated Gravity Models," European Journal of Operational Research, Vol 88, 1996, 215-230.
    • Smith, L.D., & Lawrence, E.C., "Forecasting Losses on a Liquidating Long-Term Loan Portfolio," Journal of Banking and Finance, Vol 19, 1995, 959-985.
    • Smith, L.D., Nauss, R. & Bird, D., "Decision Support for Bus Operations in a Mass Transit System," Decision Sciences, Vol. 21(1), Winter 1990, 183-203.

Other Information:

  • Extensive experience as consultant to major North American corporations and governmental agencies, designing and implementing quantitative models and computer-based systems for risk analysis, forecasting, corporate planning and business operations.

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