Jonathan F. Bard
The University of Texas
Graduate Program in Operations Research & Industrial Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Department
Austin, TX 78712-1591
512-471-3076 (office)
512-232-1489 (fax)


D.Sc. -  The George Washington University, Operations Research (Minor in Statistics)
M.S.  -  Stanford University, Aeronautical Engineering (Concentration in Optimization and Control Theory)
B.S.  -   Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Aeronautical Engineering


Professional Engineer, Texas # 58835 

Academic Appointments:

1984 - Present - University of Texas, Austin, TX
Professor & Industrial Properties Corporation Faculty Fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering Area Coordinator, Operations Research & Industrial Engineering Program (9/97-1/09) Associate Director, Center for Management of Operations & Logistics (9/01-present) Assistant Graduate Advisor, Manufacturing Systems Program (9/93-8/08)

1981 – 1983 - Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Assistant Professor, College of Business Administration, Department of Management Science

1979 – 1982 - University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA
Assistant Professor, College of Management, Department of Management Science

Visiting Positions:

May – July, 2010 - London Business School, London
Professor, Department of Management Science and Operations

1989 - 1990 - The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa
Professor, Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management

1983 – 1984 - University of California, Berkeley, CA
Associate Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Professional Experience:

1975 – 1979
The Aerospace Corporation Washington, DC
Program Manager

1972 – 1975
Booz, Allen & Hamilton Bethesda, MD
Project Manager


Design and analysis of manufacturing systems, workforce issues in healthcare, internal and external logistics, hierarchical optimization and decomposition techniques, personnel planning and scheduling, irregular airline operations.

Honors & Awards:

INFORMS Fellow (2006)
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences

Hamilton Book Award; Operations Research Models and Methods (2004)
University Co-operative Society

Outstanding IIE Publication (2003)
Institute of Industrial Engineers

IIE Transactions Award for Best Application Paper (2003)
Institute of Industrial Engineers

David F. Baker Distinguished Research Award (2002)
Institute of Industrial Engineers

Dean's Fellow (2002)
The University of Texas

Fellow, Center for Decisions under Uncertainty (2001)
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing

Operations Research Division Outstanding Contribution Award (1997)
Institute of Industrial Engineers

IIE Fellow (1996)
Institute of Industrial Engineers

Joint Publishers Book-of-the-Year Award; Project Management (1995)
Institute of Industrial Engineers

LAIL Research Fellowship (June 1995)
Ecole Centrale de Lille

Outstanding IIE Publication Award (1994)
Institute of Industrial Engineers

CORE Research Fellowship (1994)
Center for Operations Research and Econometrics, UCL, Belgium

Distinguished Scholar (June 1994)
Japanese Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications

Operations Research Division Application Award (1993)
Institute of Industrial Engineers

Industrial Properties Corp. Endowed Faculty Fellow (1990-present)
The University of Texas

Lady Davis Fellowship (1989-90)
The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

University Faculty Research Award (1989)
The University of Texas

IIE, Vector to Excellence Award, Austin Chapter (1988-89)

US Army-ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship (1988)
Belvoir RD&E Center

Sun Oil Fellowship (Spring 1986)

NASA-ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship (1985)
Johnson Space Center/Texas A&M University

NASA-ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship (1983)
Jet Propulsion Laboratory/CALTECH


IIE Transactions on Operations Engineering (Editor), 1996 – 2009
Management Science (Associate Editor), 1997 - 2002
IEEE Trans. on Engineering Management (Editorial Board), 1985 – 2010
Journal of the Operational Research Society (Advisory Board), 2006 – present
Int'l Journal of Production Research (Editorial Board), 1997 – present
Computers & Operations Research (Editorial Board), 1985 – present
Computers & Industrial Engineering (Editorial Board), 2008 – present
IIE Transactions (Department Editor for Applied Optimization), 1986 – 1995

Industrial Highlights:

Designed long-range planning framework for automating general mail processing facilities at the U.S. Postal Service and developed software to manage both equipment acquisition and operations.

Reengineered the information flows in a PCB assembly plant and developed a decision support system for scheduling production.

Designed and implemented a nurse management decision support system now running in over a dozen hospitals in the US and UK.

Analyzed and redesigned the layout of a $10 million FMS work center using group technology concepts.

Developed the requirements for, and oversaw the acquisition of, a fully automated MRP system for an international electronics firm.

Designed a management information system for measuring worker productivity in the shipbuilding industry and performed a longitudinal statistical study to assess operational deficiencies.

Designed and conducted a wide variety of feasibility and operation analyses involving vehicle routing, risk-benefit tradeoffs, telecommunications systems, and corporate strategic planning.


BLP: Branch and bound algorithm for linear and integer bilevel programming

NBLP: Branch and bound algorithm for nonlinear bilevel programming

AHP: Implementation of Saaty's Analytic Hierarchy Process

R&D: Interactive code for R&D project selection and termination

PALB: Dynamic programming implementation of assembly line balancing with parallel workstations

Major Consulting: 

2006 ­- present, Federal Express, Pittsburgh, PA
2001 – present, Care Systems, Inc., Rockville, MD
1997 – 2005, Caleb Technologies, Austin, TX
1996 – 2003, Continental Airlines, Houston, TX
1994 – 1996, Ryder Trucking, Miami, FL
1994 – 1996, Ministry of Agriculture, Paris, France
1994 – 1996, Japan Post, Tokyo, Japan
1992 – present, Planmatics, Inc., Bethesda, MD
1992 – 1993, AIQ Systems, Inc., Incline Village, NV
1990 – 1991, U.S. Postal Service, Washington, DC
1988 – 1991, Arthur D. Little, Inc., Washington, DC
1988 – 1991, Texas Instruments, Austin, TX
1987 – 1988, American Airlines, Dallas, TX
1985 – 1990, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA
1984 – 1985, Transamerica Delaval, Inc., Burlingame, CA
1983 – 1984, Zehntel Corporation, Walnut Creek, CA
1982 – 1984, Decision Analysis Corporation, Lexington, MA
1982 – 1985, System Software, Inc., Boston, MA
1981 – 1983, Office of Technology Assessment, Washington, DC
1980 – 1983, U.S. Department of HUD, Washington, DC

Biographical Listings: 

Who's Who in Frontier Science and Technology

Who's Who in Computer Education and Research

International Directory of Distinguished Leadership

International Who's Who in Engineering

Who's Who in Engineering Education


Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) (Past President, Austin Chapter)
Production & Operations Management Society (POMS)
Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Omega Rho (Operations Research)
Sigma Tau (Engineering)

Graduate Student Supervision:

Ph.D. Dissertations

[1] Efficient Arc Reduction in Stochastic Networks, James E. Bennett (1987).

[2] Extensions to the Multilevel Programming Problem, James T. Moore (1987).

[3] Algorithms for Nonlinear Bilevel Mathematical Programs, Thomas A. Edmunds (1988).

[4] Mathematical Models for the Design, Analysis and Staffing of General Mail Facilities, Ahmad Jarrah (1991).

[5] The Set-Union Knapsack Problem, David Nehme (December 1995).

[6] Framework for Exact and Heuristics Solutions for the Airlines' Irregular Operations Routing Problem, Michael Arguello (May 1997).

[7] The Inventory Routing Problem with Satellite Facilities, Liu Huang (August 1997).

[8] The Vehicle Routing Problem with Time Windows and Capacity Constraints, Georgios Kontoravdis (August 1997).

[9] Theory and Algorithms for Flow Shop Scheduling with Setup Times, Roger Rios Mercado (August 1997).

[10] Models and Solution Techniques for the Aircraft Schedule Recovery Problem, Benjamin G. Thengvall (August 1999).

[11] Modeling and Optimization of Disruption Management, Xiangtong Qi (May 2003).

[12] Model and Solution Techniques for Machine Scheduling Problems in High Volume Factories, Xinhui Zhang (August 2003).

[13] Multimachine Scheduling with Priority and Resource Constraints, Siwate Rojanasoonthon (May 2004).

[14] Staff Planning and Scheduling in the Service Industry: An Application to US Postal Service Mail Processing and Distribution Centers, Lin Wan (May 2005).

[15] Models and Algorithms for Midterm and Daily Nursing Scheduling, Hadi W. Purnomo (May 2005).

[16] Resource Reallocation in Project Management, Guidong Zhu (May 2005).

[17] A Stochastic Optimization Approach to Long-Term Staff Planning at the U.S. Postal Service, Yong Min Wang (August 2006).

[18] Lot-Sizing and Inventory Routing for a Production-Distribution Supply Chain, Narameth Nananukul (May 2008).

[19] Flexible Shift Scheduling of Physicians in Hospitals, Jens Brunner (July 2009).

[20] Combining Mathematical Programming and Metaheuristics: An Application to Semiconductor Manufacturing, Yumin Deng (December 2009).

[21] Weekly Routing and Scheduling of Home Therapists. Yufen Shao (December 2011).

[22] Pickup and Delivery Problems with Side Constraints, Yuan Qu (December 2012).

[23] Assembly and Test Operations with Multipass Requirements in Semiconductor Manufacturing, Zhufeng Gao (expected December 2012).

M.S. Theses
[1] Optimal Through Flight Analysis, Ian G. Cunningham (1985).

[2] A Multiple Objective Methodology for Evaluating Space Station Subsystem Automation, John M. Kelly (1985).

[3] Optimal R&D Resource Allocation, Pedro E. Kaufmann (1987).

[4] Shortest Path Problems for Probabilistic Networks, Jeanne L. Miller (1987).

[5] Single Machine Scheduling with Flowtime and Earliness Penalties, Krishnamurthi Venkatraman (1989).

[6] Design and Optimization of a Long-Distance Telephone Networks, Wassim Bejjani (1989).

[7] Printed Circuit Board Component Insertion Optimization, Raymond Clayton (1989).

[8] Simulation and Mixed Integer Linear Programming Models for Analysis of Semi-Automated Mail Processing, Steven D. Wert (1989).

[9] Simulation of a Printed Wire Board Facility, Louis G. Zachos (1989).

[10] Discrete Event Simulation of a Medium Volume Production Line Using Slam II Simulation Language, Daniel J. Crowley (1991).

[11] Sequencing Mixed-Model Assembly Lines to Minimize Inventory and Line Length, Sameer Joshi (1991).

[12] A Manufacturing Data Collection System, Lea Ann Graham (1992).

[13] Facility-Wide Improvements to Printed Wire Board Assembly Scheduling, Scott D. Holland (1992).

[14] An Analysis of the Potential Impact of Control Strategies for Bulk Queueing Systems on Semiconductor Manufacturing Facilities, Jennifer K. Robinson (1993).

[15] Capacity Expansion with Discrete Options in Semiconductor Manufacturing Systems, Krishna Srinivasan (1995).

[16] Collaborative Product Development and Management, Raja W. Shaik (2000).

[17] Workforce Scheduling in the Service Industry, Canan Binici (2000).

[18] Solving Nurse Scheduling Problems Using the Column Generation Approach, Hadi W. Purnomo (2002).

[19] Solving the Workgroup Assignment Problem Using Tabu Search, Lakshmi N.K. Ramachandran (2003).

[20] An Analysis of the Arrival Slot Reallocation Problem during a Ground Delay Program, Dinesh N. Mohan (May 2005).

[21] On Implementing Hit-and-Run Drivers in a Multi-Start Framework, Domingo A. Lara (May 2007).

[22] Using Monte Carlo Simulation to Analyze and Validate Heuristically Determined Vehicle Routing Zones, Jing Zan (December 2008).

[23] The Therapist Scheduling Problem for Patients with Fixed Appointment Times, Huan Wang (December 2011).

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