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Jeff Ohlmann
Associate Professor and Co-Director, Undergraduate Program in Management Sciences
Huneke Research Fellow
Contact
319-335-0837
Office
S372 Pappajohn Business Building (PBB)
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 Optimization
Logistics & Routing
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 and 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 

Ranking and Prediction of Collegiate Wrestling. Kristina Gavin Bigsby, Jeffrey W. Ohlmann, accepted at Journal of Sports Analytics

Analysis of Monday Night Football Viewership. Bhupesh Shetty, Jeffrey W. Ohlmann, Gary J. Gaeth, accepted at Statistical Analysis & Data Mining

Restocking-Based Rollout Policies for the Vehicle Routing Problem with Stochastic Demand and Duration Limits. Justin C. Goodson, Barrett W. Thomas, Jeffrey W. Ohlmann, Transportation Science, 2015, vol 50, 591-607

A Priori Orienteering with Time Windows and Stochastic Wait Times. Shu Zhang, Jeffrey W. Ohlmann, Barrett W. Thomas, European Journal of Operational Research, 2014, vol 239, 70-79

The Travelling Salesman Problem with Time Windows: Adapting Algorithms from Travel-time to Makespan Optimization. Manuel López-Ibáñez, Christian Blum, Jeffrey W. Ohlmann, Barrett W. Thomas, Applied Soft Computing, 2013, vol 13, 3806–3815

Rollout Policies for Dynamic Solutions to the Multi-Vehicle Routing Problem with Stochastic Demand and Duration Limits. Justin C. Goodson, Jeffrey W. Ohlmann, Barrett W. Thomas, Operations Research, 2013, vol 61, 138-154

Cyclic-Order Neighborhoods with Application to the Vehicle Routing Problem with Stochastic Demand. Justin Goodson, Jeffrey W. Ohlmann, Barrett W. Thomas, European Journal of Operational Research, 2012, vol 217, 312-323

An Integer Programming Model for Optimal Pork Marketing. Jeffrey W. Ohlmann, Philip C. Jones, Annals of Operations Research, 2011, vol 190, 271-287

A Randomized Delaunay Triangulation Heuristic for Euclidean Steiner Tree Problem in R^d. Jon W. Van Laarhoven, Jeffrey W. Ohlmann, Journal of Heuristics, 2011, vol 17, 353-372

An Agent-Based Stochastic Ruler Approach for a Knapsack Problem with Competition-Induced Uncertainty. Matthew R. Gibson, Jeffrey W. Ohlmann, Michael J. Fry, Computers & Operations Research, 2010, vol 37, 598 - 609

Resource-Constrained Management of Heterogeneous Assets Exhibiting Independent Stochastic Behavior. Jeffrey W. Ohlmann, James C. Bean, European Journal of Operational Research, 2009, vol 199, 198 - 208

Route Design for Delivery of Electronic Voting Machines in Hamilton County, Ohio. Michael J. Fry, Jeffrey W. Ohlmann, Interfaces, 2009, vol 39

Long-Range Timber Supply Planning for a Vertically Integrated Paper Mill. Philip C. Jones, Jeffrey W. Ohlmann, European Journal of Operational Research, 2008, vol 191, 557-570

Route Design for Lean Production Systems. Jeffrey W. Ohlmann, Michael Fry, Barrett W. Thomas, Transportation Science, 2008, vol 42, 352-370

A Player Selection Heuristic for a Sports League Draft. Michael J. Fry, Andrew W. Lundberg, Jeffrey W. Ohlmann, Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports, 2007, vol 3

A Compressed Annealing Approach to the Traveling Salesman Problem with Time Windows. Jeffrey W. Ohlmann, Barrett W. Thomas, INFORMS Journal on Computing, 2007, vol 19, 80 - 90

Convergence in Probability of Compressed Annealing. Jeffrey W. Ohlmann, James C. Bean, Shane G. Henderson, Mathematics of Operations Research, 2004, vol 29, 837-860

Operations Research Methods Applied to Workflow in a Medical Records Department. S.-Y. Edna Chan, Jeffrey W. Ohlmann, Steven Dunbar, Charlene Dunbar, Sarah Ryan, Paul Savory, Health Care Management Science, 2002, vol 5, 191-199

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

Conference proceedings 

Determining Transportation Mode Choice to Minimize Distribution Cost: Direct Shipping, Transit Point, and 2-Routing. Luca Bertazzi, Jeffrey W. Ohlmann, accepted at 2014 European Conference on Modelling and Simulation

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

Other work 

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

Associate Editor, Journal of Heuristics, January 2006 - Current

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports, June 2005 - Current

Advisory/Consulting Editor, Interfaces - Special Issue on "Analytics in Sports", May 2010 - May 2011

Presentations 

Dynamic Orienteering on a Network of Queues., Cincinnati, OH, March 2015

Decomposition Heuristic for Inbound Lean Logistics. INFORMS Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, October 2013

Daily Routing for Customer Relationships in Pharmaceutical Sales., Brescia, Italy, May 2013

A Rollout Policy Framework with Application to Vehicle Routing., Brescia, Italy, April 2013

A Rollout Policy Framework for Dynamic Programming Approximations to the Vehicle Routing Problem with Stochastic Demand and Duration Limits., 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, MO, April 2011

Sports Draft Analytics., 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, Charleston, SC, January 2009

Optimization of Player Selections in the MLB Draft. Symposium on Statistics and Operations Research in Baseball, 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, Coral Gables, FL, January 2007

A Player Selection Heuristic for a Sports League Draft., 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., Iowa City, November 2006

Modeling and Solving a Sports League Draft With Linear Programming., Lincoln, NE, October 2006

What Can O.R. Do For You?., 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., 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., 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 
Management Sciences Director of Undergraduate Studies (Business Analytics track), 2013 - Current
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
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