Dr. Mary Elizabeth Kurz
Associate Professor & Undergraduate Coordinator
Department of Industrial Engineering
Phone: (864) 656-4652
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BS, Systems Engineering
MS, Systems Engineering
Ph.D., Systems and Industrial Engineering
Developing heuristics and meta-heuristics to find solutions for scheduling problems as well as investigating the impact of meta-heuristics design on performance.
Randall, Patricia and Mary E. Kurz “Effectiveness of adaptive crossover procedures for a genetic algorithm to schedule unrelated parallel machines with setups.” International Journal of Operations Research. Vol. 4, No. 1, 2007, 1-10.
Mason, S.J., Kurz, M.E., Pohl, L.M., Fowler, J.W., Pfund, M.E., 2007, “Random keys implementation of NSGA-II for semiconductor manufacturing scheduling”, In press for International Journal of Information Technology and Intelligent Computing.
Tangudu, Sarat and Mary E. Kurz. “A branch and bound algorithm to minimize total weighted tardiness on a parallel-batch processing machine with ready times and incompatible job families.” Production Planning and Control. Vol. 17, No. 7, October 2006, 728-741.
Kurz, Mary E. and Ronald G. Askin. “Scheduling flexible flow lines with sequence-dependent setup times”. European Journal of Operational Research. Vol 159, No. 1, 16 November 2004, 66-82.
Samanlioglu, F., M. Kurz, W. Ferrell, and S. Tangudu, “A hybrid random-key genetic algorithm for a symmetric traveling salesman problem,” In press for International Journal of Operations Research.
IE 280 Introduction to Operations Research I (Deterministic OR)
Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS)