Email: shierd@clemson.edu
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Douglas Shier

Position:
Professor Emeritus
Education:
PhD in Operations Research from London School of Economics, 1973
AB in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University, 1968
Professional Research Interests
Reliability
Algorithms
Networks
Discrete mathematics
Optimization
Modeling
Professional Memberships
INFORMS
MAA
Other Professional Activities
Associate Editor, INFORMS Journal on Computing (1992-1999)
Associate Editor, Management Science (2003-2008)
Editor-in-Chief, Networks (1999-present)
INFORMS Speaker Program (2003-present)
Selected Publications
On the distributed Bellman-Ford algorithm and the looping problem, INFORMS J. Computing 19 (2007), 542-551. With K. R. Hutson and T. L. Schlosser.
Computational issues in network reliability, Encyclopedia of Statistics in Quality and Reliability, Wiley, 2008. With C. J. Colbourn.
Extended domination for a stochastic shortest path problem, Computers and Operations Research 36 (2009), 584-596. With K. R. Hutson.
Generating random test networks for shortest path algorithms, Operations Research and Cyber-Infrastructure, J. Chinneck et al. (eds.), Springer, 2009, pp. 295-308. With D. Adams-Smith.
Selected Talks
Generating random test networks: A cautionary tale, ICS Conference, Charleston, SC, 2009
Optimization models for the design of spatially compact ecological reserves, INFORMS Regional Conference, Huntsville, AL, 2010
Quantitative approaches to ranking athletic teams, Louisiana Tech, Department of Marketing & Analysis, 2010
Teaching OR principles through puzzles and paradoxes, INFORMS, Austin, TX, 2010
Stochastic networks, Winter School on Network Optimization, Estoril, Portugal, 2011
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