B.S. Mechanical Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin with Honors, 1993
M.S. Operations Research
The University of Texas at Austin, 1995
Ph.D. Industrial Engineering
Arizona State University, 2000
Large-scale supply chain systems modeling, optimization, and algorithms with emphasis in capital project supply chains. Scheduling and planning in manufacturing public education, and service industries with emphasis in semiconductor manufacturing.
Pfund, M.E., Balasubramanian, H., Fowler, J.W., Mason, S.J., Rose, O., 2008, A multi-criteria approach for scheduling semiconductor wafer fabrication facilities, Journal of Scheduling, 11, 29-47.
Jampani, J., Mason, S.J., 2008, Column generation heuristics for multiple machine, multiple orders per job scheduling problems, Annals of Operations Research, 159, 261-273.
Yeung, T.G., Mason, S.J., 2006, Using real options analysis to value reoptimization options in the Shifting Bottleneck heuristic, Naval Research Logistics, 53 (4), 285-297.
Qu, P., Mason, S.J., 2005, Metaheuristic scheduling of 300mm jobs containing multiple orders, IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing, 18 (4), 633-643.
Mason, S.J., Fowler, J.W., Carlyle, W.M., Montgomery, D.C., 2005, Heuristics for minimizing total weighted tardiness in complex job shops, International Journal of Production Research, 43 (10), 1943-1963.
Mason, S.J., Fowler, J.W., Carlyle, W.M., 2002, A modified shifting bottleneck heuristic for minimizing total weighted tardiness in complex job shops, Journal of Scheduling, 5 (3), 247-262.
Senior Member of the Institute for Industrial Engineers (IIE)
Member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Arkansas Awards
Outstanding Faculty Member, 2003-2004, 2007-2008
Outstanding Researcher, 2001-2002, 2002-2003, 2003-2004
Outstanding Service to Students, 2004-2005
Outstanding Teacher, 2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2008-2009
Outstanding Advisor, College of Engineering, University of Arkansas, 2004-2005
Faculty Gold Medal, Office of Post-Graduate Fellowships, University of Arkansas, 2009
Outstanding Mentor, Office of Post-Graduate Fellowships, University of Arkansas, 2007, 2008, 2009