Robert M. NaussRobert M. Nauss
Professor of Management Science & Department Chair
Office: 209 Express Scripts Hall ~ Voice: 314-516-6130
E-Mail: robert_nauss@umsl.edu

Degrees Held:
Ph.D., 1974, Operations Research, UCLA
M.S., 1972, Operations Research,Cornell University
B.S., 1970, Industrial Engineering, Northwestern University

Interests:

Teaching:
  • Areas: Management Science, Operations Management, Business Logistics, Statistics
  • Courses:
    • LOM 5350 - Management Science Methods
    • LOM 5300 - Statistical Analysis for Management Decisions
    • BA 4350 - Operations Research
    • BA 3300 - Business Statistics
    • BA 3320 - Introduction to Operations Management

Research:

  • Areas:
    • Design and application of solution methods for models of real world problems.
    • Problem classes of current interest are integer programming, linear programming, network and transportation problems.
    • Specific application areas include facility location, generalized assignment, bond refinancing, mortgage backed security financing.
  • Selected Publications:
    • Nauss, R.M.,"Solving the Generalized Assignment Problem: An Optimizing and Heuristic Approach", INFORMS Journal on Computing, Vol. 15(3), 2003, 249-266.
    • Nauss, R.M., "The Generalized Assignment Problem," Integer Programming: Theory and Practice (J. Karlof, ed.) Taylor & Francis, 2006, pp. 39-55.
    • Nauss, R. M., "The Elastic Generalized Assignment Problem", Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol 55, 2004, pp1333-1341.
    • Smith, L.D., Nauss, R.M., Subramanian, A., and Beck, R., "Decision Support for Staffing, Outsourcing and Project Scheduling in MIS Strategic Plans", Canadian Journal of Operational Research and Information Processing(INFOR), Vol. 42, No. 1, February 2004, pp. 79-100.
    • Nauss, R.M.,"Solving the Generalized Assignment Problem: An Optimizing and Heuristic Approach", INFORMS Journal on Computing, Vol. 15(3), 2003, 249-266.
    • Nauss, R.M., "Optimizing Single Terminal Dispatch of Large Volume Trips to Trucks," Annals of Operations Research, Vol. 50, 1994, 455-471.
    • Smith L.D., Nauss, R.M. & Bird D.A., "Decision Support for Bus Operations in a Mass Transit System," Decision Sciences, Vol. 21(1), 1990, 183-203.
    • Nauss, R.M., "On the Use of Internal Rate of Return in Linear and Integer Programming," Operations Research Letters, Vol. 7(6), 1988, 285-289.
    • Nauss, R.M., "True Interest Cost in Municipal Bond Bidding: An Integer Programming Approach," Management Science, Vol 3(7), July 1986, 870-877.
Other Information: Member of:
  • INFORMS: Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
  • Mathematical Programming Society
  • Decision Sciences Institute