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Jeffrey W. Ohlmann

Associate Professor
Huneke Research Fellow

Management Sciences
S372  John Pappajohn Bus Bldg
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242-1994
Ph: 319-335-0837
Fax: 319-335-0297
E-mail: jeffrey-ohlmann@uiowa.edu
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Academic History

  • PhD in Industrial & Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 2003
  • MS in Industrial & Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 2001
  • BS in Mathematics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1998

Expertise

  • Heuristic Search
  • Logistics & Fleet Management
  • Operations Research in Agriculture
  • Sports Analytics

Awards

  • Strategic Innovation Academy Faculty of the Year, 2011-2012, Tippie College of Business, April 2012
  • Nominee for President & Provost Award for Teaching Excellence, Council on Teaching, January 2012
  • Finalist, Elevator Pitch Competition, John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, November 2010
  • Strategic Innovation Faculty of Year, 2009 - 2010, Tippie College of Business, April 2010
  • Finalist, Elevator Pitch Competition, John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, May 2009
  • Dean's Teaching Award, 2008 - 2009, Tippie College of Business, April 2009
  • Finalist, Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research Practice, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, November 2008
  • Finalist, INFORMS Case Competition, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, November 2008
  • MBA Core Faculty of the Year, 2005 - 2006, Tippie College of Business, April 2006
  • Young Researcher Roundtable, INFORMS Conference on O.R. Practice, April 2005
  • George B. Dantzig Dissertation Award, INFORMS, October 2004

Selected Publications

Working Papers

Conference Proceedings

  • Determining Transportation Mode Choice to Minimize Distribution Cost: Direct Shipping, Transit Point, and 2-Routing, Jeffrey W. Ohlmann, Luca Bertazzi
  • A Memetic Heuristic for the Co-Clustering Problem, Mohammad Khoshneshin, Mahtab Ghazizadeh, Nick Street, Jeffrey W. Ohlmann, Fifth International ICST Conference on Bio-Inspired Models of Network, Information, and Computing Systems, 2010
  • Privacy Protection in Published Data Using an Efficient Clustering Method, Md. Manzoor Murshed, Jeffrey W. Ohlmann, International Conference on Infocomm Technologies in Competitive Strategies, 2010

Sponsored Research

  • Simulation-Based Activities to Teach Enterprise-Wide Effect of Manufacturing Practices, Jeffrey W. Ohlmann, Philip C. Jones, Barrett W. Thomas. Computer Integrated Manufacturing in Higher Education Alliance
  • Instructional Improvement Award, Jeffrey W. Ohlmann, Philip C. Jones, Barrett W. Thomas. University of Iowa Council on Teaching

Other Work

  • Djinni: A C++ Framework for Heuristic Search, Robert J. Hansen, Tristan D. Thiede, Justin C. Goodson, Jeffrey W. Ohlmann, Barrett W. Thomas, Computational Infrastructure for Operations Research, 2011
  • Effective Application of Simulated Annealing, Jeffrey W. Ohlmann, Jon W. Van Laarhoven, Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science, 2011

      Review and Editorial Work

      • Referee, Academy of Management Learning & Education
      • Referee, Asia Pacific Journal of Operational Research
      • Referee, Decision Support Systems
      • Referee, European Journal of Operational Research
      • Referee, INFORMS Journal on Computing
      • Referee, INFORMS Transactions on Education
      • Referee, Interfaces
      • Referee, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications
      • Referee, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management
      • Referee, Mathematics of Operations Research
      • Referee, Operations Research Letters
      • Referee, Transportation Science

      Professional Affiliations

      • Associate Editor, Journal of Heuristics
      • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports
      • Advisory/Consulting Editor, Interfaces, May 2010 - May 2011

      Presentations

      • From the Classroom to the Locker Room: Teaching the Next Generation of Sports Analysts, MIT Sloan Sports Analytics, MIT Sloan School of Business, Boston, MA, March 2014
      • Decomposition Heuristic for Inbound Lean Logistics, INFORMS Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, October 2013
      • Daily Routing for Customer Relationships in Pharmaceutical Sales, Department of Quantitative Methods, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy, May 2013
      • A Rollout Policy Framework with Application to Vehicle Routing, Department of Quantitative Methods, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy, April 2013
      • A Rollout Policy Framework for Dynamic Programming Approximations to the Vehicle Routing Problem with Stochastic Demand and Duration Limits, Department of Computer Science, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, November 2011
      • Using Sports in the Classroom, INFORMS Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC, October 2011
      • Sports Analytics, Sports Business & Law Symposium, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO, April 2011
      • Sports Draft Analytics, College of Management, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, March 2011
      • Operations Research/Management Science in Business Schools, INFORMS Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, November 2010
      • A Lean Vehicle Routing Problem, INFORMS Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, November 2010
      • Improving Teaching Effectiveness: Tips from Seasoned Faculty , INFORMS Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, November 2010
      • Heuristic Approach for Optimizing Sequential Selection Under Competition-Induced Uncertainty, Computing Society, INFORMS, Charleston, SC, January 2009
      • Optimization of Player Selections in the MLB Draft, Symposium on Statistics and Operations Research in Baseball, INFORMS, American Statistical Association, New York, New York, July 2008
      • And the Seattle Seahawks Are Now On the Clock..., INFORMS Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, November 2007
      • To Market, To Market, To Sell A Fat Pig, INFORMS Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, November 2007
      • Vehicle Routing in a Lean Production System, INFORMS International, July 2007
      • Route Design for the Delivery of Electronic Voting Machines: A VRPTW Case Study, Computing Society, INFORMS, Coral Gables, FL, January 2007
      • A Player Selection Heuristic for a Sports League Draft, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Iowa, Iowa City, November 2006
      • Vehicle Routing for Just-In-Time Production System, INFORMS Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, November 2006
      • A Tabu-based Search Heuristic for Vehicle Routing in a Just-In-Time Production System, Department of Computer Science, University of Iowa , Iowa City, November 2006
      • Modeling and Solving a Sports League Draft With Linear Programming, Department of Mathematics, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, October 2006
      • What Can O.R. Do For You?, Department of Mathematics, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, October 2006
      • Vehicle Routing in a Lean Production System, CORS / Optimization Days, Montreal, Canada, May 2006
      • Long-Range Timber Supply Planning for a Vertically Integrated Paper Mill, CORS / Optimization Days, Montreal, Canada, May 2006
      • Djinni: A C++ Framework for Heuristic Optimization, INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 2005
      • Multiple-Penalty Compressed Annealing with Application to the VRPTW, INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, November 2005
      • Raw Material Sourcing Decisions for a Vertically Integrated Paper Mill, IFORS Triennial, Honolulu, HI, July 2005
      • Addressing Constrained Combinatorial Problems with Compressed Annealing, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, April 2005
      • Theory and Applications of Compressed Annealing, INFORMS Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, October 2004
      • Fleet Management with Stochastic Deterioration and Budget Constraints, INFORMS Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, October 2004
      • Applications of Compressed Annealing in Fleet Replacement and Vehicle Routing, Department of Quantitative Analysis and Operations Management, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, November 2003
      • Agent-Based Model of Teamwork and Competition in the NBA, INFORMS Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, October 2003

        Committees and Professional Service

        • Applied Mathematical & Computational Sciences Program, 2008-current
        • INFORMS, 1998-current
        • Research Task Force, 2013-2014
        • Management Sciences Graduate Committee, 2005-2013
        • Learning Spaces Advisory Board, 2010-2012
        • Elected Faculty Council, 2010-2012
        • Tippie College of Business Judicial Board, 2009-2012
        • Production and Operations Management Society, 2010
        • MBA Committee, 2007-2009
        • O.R. in Sports Section of INFORMS, 2004-2008

        Additional Training

        • Developing Spreadsheet-Based Decision Support Systems, Workshop, INFORMS, 2004
        • NSF CAREER Proposal Writing, Workshop, National Science Foundation, 2004
        • Integration of Penalty Methods and Heuristic Search, Old Gold Fellowship, University of Iowa, 2004