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Robert Russell, PhD

Robert Russell, PhD
Collins Professor of Operations Management
College of Business
Finance, Operations Management and International Business
918-631-3135 Helmerich Hall Room 118D

Education

PhD – University of Texas MA – Washington State University BS – Wichita State University

Research Interests

Integration and Optimization of Supply Chain Activities
Vehicle Routing
Metaheuristics for Combinatorial Optimization
Logistics and Sports Scheduling
Management Science
Revenue Management

Teaching Interests

Operations Management
Business Analytics
Operations Research
Supply Chain Management
Computer Simulation
Management Science

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Russell, Robert. “Mathematical Programming Heuristics for the Production Routing Problem.” International Journal of Production Economics 193 (2017): 10. Print.

  • Russell, Robert A. and Timothy L. Urban, 2016. “Offsetting Inventory Replenishment Cycles,” European Journal of Operational Research, 254(1), 105–112.

  • Russell, Robert. “A Constraint Programming Approach to Designing a Newspaper Distribution System.” International Journal of Production Economics (2013): n. pag. Print.

  • Russell, Robert. “Modeling a Rental Car Pricing and Relocation Problem.” International Journal of Revenue Management (2012): n. pag. Print.

  • Russell, Robert A. and Timothy L. Urban, 2010. “Multicriteria Models for Planning Power-Networking Events,” European Journal of Operational Research, 207(1), 83–91.

  • Russell, Robert A. and Timothy L. Urban, 2010. “The Location and Allocation of Products and Product Families on Retail Shelves,” Annals of Operations Research, 179, 131–147.

  • Russell, Robert, and Tim Madden. “Evaluating and Pricing Lanes in the Truckload Motor Freight Industry.” International Journal of Revenue Management (2009): n. pag. Print.

  • Russell, Robert A. and Timothy L. Urban, 2008. “Vehicle Routing with Soft Time Windows and Erlang Travel Times,” Journal of the Operational Research Society, 59(9), 1220–1228.

  • Russell, Robert A. and Timothy L. Urban, 2006. “A Constraint-Programming Approach to the Multiple-Venue, Sport-Scheduling Problem,” Computers & Operations Research, 33(7), 1895–1906.

  • Russell, Robert. “Estimating Natural Gas Pipeline Contents Using Neural and Statistical Networks.” International Journal of Operations and Quantitative Management 9.3 (2003): n. pag. Print.

  • Urban, Timothy L. and Robert A. Russell, 2003. “Scheduling Sports Competitions On Multiple Venues,” European Journal of Operational Research, 148(2), 302–311.

  • Russell, R. Hybrid Heuristics for the Vehicle Routing Problem With Time Windows. Vol. 29, Transportation Science, 1995.
  • Russell, R., and J. Leung. Devising a Cost Effective Schedule for a Baseball League. Vol. 42, Operations Research, 1994.
  • Russell, R. Decision Support for Multi-Family Aggregate Production Planning. Vol. 4, Production Planning and Control, 1993.
  • Russell, Robert A. and Timothy L. Urban, 1993. “Horizon Extension for Rolling Production Schedules: Length and Accuracy Requirements,” International Journal of Production Economics, 29(1), 111–122.

  • Russell, R. A Multiphase Approach to the Period Routing Problem. Vol. 21, Networks, 1991.
  • Russell, R., and P. Challinor. Effective Methods for Petroleum Tank Truck Dispatching. Vol. 15, Computers and Operations Research, 1988.
  • Russell, R. A Comparison of Heuristics for Scheduling Projects With Cash Flows and Resource Restrictions. Vol. 32, Management Science, 1986.
  • Russell, R., and R. Morrell. Routing Special Education School Buses. Vol. 17, Interfaces, 1986.
  • Russell, R., and R. Hinkle. Simulation of a CD Portfolio. Vol. 16, Interfaces, 1986.
  • Russell, R. Toward a Decision Support System for Aggregate Production Planning. Proceedings of American Institute for Decision Sciences, 1985.
  • Russell, R., D. Klingman, and P. Partow. An Efficient Primal Approach to Bottleneck Transportation Problems. Vol. 30, Naval Research Logistics Quarterly, 1983.
  • Russell, R., and T. Cook. Estimating Urban Travel Times: A Comparative Study. Vol. 14A, Transportation Research, 1980.
  • Russell, R., and W. Igo. An Assignment Routing Problem. Vol. 9, Networks, 1979.
  • Russell, R., and T. Cook. A Simulation and Statistical Analysis of Stochastic Vehicle Routing With Timing Constraints. Vol. 9, Decision Sciences, 1978.
  • Russell, R., and D. Klingman. On Solving the Singly Constrained Transportation Problem. Vol. 25, Naval Research Logistics Quarterly, 1978.
  • Russell, R., F. Glover, D. Karney, and D. Klingman. Solving Singly Constrained Transshipment Problems. Vol. 12, Transportation Science, 1978.
  • Russell, R., and T. Cook. A Survey of Industrial OR/MS Activities in the 70’s. Vol. 1, American Journal of Small Business, 1977.
  • Russell, R. An Effective Heuristic for the M-Tour Traveling Salesman Problem With Some Side Conditions. Vol. 25, Operations Research, 1977.
  • Russell, R., and T. Cook. Small Business Computer Usage: Fact or Fantasy. Vol. 1, American Journal of Small Business, 1977.
  • Russell, R., J. Hultz, and D. Klingman. An Advanced Dual Basic Feasible Solution for a Class of Capacitated Generalized Networks. Vol. 24, Operations Research, 1976.
  • Russell, R., and D. Klingman. On Solving Constrained Transportation Problems. Vol. 23, Operations Research, 1975.
  • Russell, R. A Note on the Transportation Problem and Its Variants. Vol. 24, Operational Research Quarterly, 1974.
  • Russell, R. Heuristic Algorithms for Warehouse Location. Proceedings of the Southwest American Institute of Decision Sciences, 1974.
  • Russell, R. Solving Large Scale M-Salesman Traveling Salesman Problems. Proceedings of the American Institute of Decision Sciences, 1974.
  • Russell, R. The Transportation Problem With Mixed Constraints. Vol. 24, Operational Research Quarterly, 1974.
  • Russell, R., and K. Chandy. The Design of Multipoint Linkages in a Teleprocessing Tree Network. Vol. C-21, IEEE Transactions on Computers, 1972.
  • Russell, R., and C. Millham. On the Economic Impact of Large Diversions of Snake River Waters. Vol. 7, Water Resources Bulletin, 1971.
  • Russell, R., and C. Millham. On an Economic Valuation of the Columbia-Snake River Complex. Vol. 6, Water Resources Bulletin, 1970.

Books

  • Russell, R., and T. Cook. Introduction to Management Sciences. Vol. 5th, 1993.
  • Russell, R., and T. Cook. Contemporary Operations Management: Text and Cases. Prentice-Hall Inc., 1980.

Study Guides

  • Pentico, David W.; Robert A. Russell; and Timothy L. Urban, 1993. Study Guide to Accompany Cook and Russell: Introduction to Management Science, Fifth Edition, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc.

  • Pentico, David W.; Robert A. Russell; and Timothy L. Urban, 1990. Study Guide to Accompany Cook and Russell: Introduction to Management Science, Fourth Edition, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc.

Working Papers

  • Russell, R. “Optiization of NGL Rail Car Distribution”. No, International Journal of Revenue Management.

Courses Taught

  • Data Mining and Predictive Analytics
  • Seminar in Decision Tools Suite
  • Business Decision Models

Professional Affiliations

  • The Institute for Operations Research and Management Science
  • Friends of Finance
  • Production Operations Management Society
  • Decision Sciences Institute

Awards & Honors

  • CBA Mayo Research Excellence Award
  • Collins Professorship of Business Administration
  • Honorary Membership in Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Gamma Sigma, Pi Mu Epsilon
  • Outstanding Professor and Best Class, MBA Program
  • Mayo Research Excellence Award
  • 40 Year Service Award