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Dr. Thomas Sharkey

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Department of Industrial Engineering
263 Freeman Hall, Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634-0920

Phone: (864) 656-7891

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Ph.D. Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Florida, 2008
M.S.E. Mathematical Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, 2004
B.S. Mathematical Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, 2004

Research Areas

Network optimization
Network interdiction
Network resilience
Operations Research and its application to the public sector

Selected Publications

H. Nguyen, J.E. Mitchell, T.C. Sharkey, and W.A. Wallace. Optimizing the recovery of disrupted multi-echelon assembly supply chain networks. IISE Transactions, 52(7): 703-720, 2020.

J. Caulkins, M. Kammer-Kerwick, R. Konrad, K.L. Maass, L. Martin, and T.C. Sharkey. A call to the engineering community to help address human trafficking. The Bridge, National Academy of Engineering, 49(3): 67-73, 2019.

N.O. Baycik, T.C. Sharkey, and C. Rainwater. Interdicting layered physical and information flow networks. IISE Transactions, 50(4): 316-331, 2018.

R. Garrett, T.C. Sharkey, M. Grabowski, and W.A. Wallace. Dynamic resource allocation to support oil spill response planning for energy exploration in the Arctic. European Journal of Operational Research, 257(1): 272-286, 2017.

Courses Taught

IE 8030: Engineering Optimization and Applications

Professional Affiliations

Member, Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)
Member, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)