I am an Associate Professor and Wellington C. Carl Faculty Fellow in the Department of Industrial Engineering at The University of Pittsburgh. I also hold secondary appointments in the Departments of Medicine and Bioengineering.
I graduated with a double-major in Computational and Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Economic Analysis from Rice University in 1994. I also received a Masters in Computational and Applied Mathematics from Rice in 1994. I received my PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Tech in 2000.
My colleagues and I were recently awarded a Veterans Engineering Resource Center (VERC) grant to apply operations research models to the Veterans Administration.
I teach undergraduate courses in discrete event simulation and engineering the service sector. I teach a masters course in logistics and supply chain management. I teach PhD courses in integer programming, computational optimization, therapeutic optimization, stochastic programming, and advanced Markov decision processes.
My CV (as of May 2012).
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Department of Industrial Engineering
1048 Benedum Hall
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
412-624-5045 (Voice) 412-624-9831 (Fax)
schaefer (at) ie (dot) pitt (dot) edu