March 25, 2016 Form

Kipp Martin

Professor of Operations Research and Computing Technology
Voice: 773-702-7456

Member of the faculty since 1980.

Education: B.A. (mathematics), University of Cincinnati, 1975; M.B.A. (quantitative analysis), University of Cincinnati, 1979; Ph.D. (quantitative analysis), University of Cincinnati, 1980.

Research Activities: Infinite dimensional optimization. Incorporating Web technologies such as XML, XSLT, XQuery, and Web Services into the mathematical modeling process; the theory of how to construct good mixed integer linear programming models; symbolic optimization; computing technology and data base theory; polyhedral combinatorics; methods for large scale optimization; bundle pricing models.

Selected Publications: With Miles Lubin, Cosmin Petra, and Burhaneddin Sand{\i}k\c{c}{\i}, "On Parallelizing Dual Decomposition in Stochastic Integer Programming," Forthcoming in Operations Research Letters. With R. Fourer and J. Ma, "Optimization Services, A Framework for Distributed Optimization," Operations Research 2010. With L. Lopes and R. Fourer, "LPFML: A W3C XML Schema for Linear Programming," INFORMS Journal on Computing 2006. With G. Honda, The Essential Guide to Internet Business Technology, Prentice Hall, 2002. Large Scale Linear and Integer Optimization: A Unified Approach, Kluwer Academic Press, 1999. With M. Bala, "A Mathematical Programming Approach to Data Base Normalization," INFORMS Journal on Computing 9 (1997). With W. Hanson, "Optimizing Multinomial Logit Profit Functions," Management Science 42 (1996). With R. Jeroslow, R. Rardin, and J. Wang, "Gainfree Leontief Substitution Flow Problems," Mathematical Programming 57 (1991). "Using Separation Algorithms to Generate Mixed Integer Model Reformulations," Operations Research Letters (1991). With W. Hanson, "Optimal Bundle Pricing," Management Science (1990).

Research Activity

One of my major interests is optimization. Here is a sample of some recent work:

Infinite Dimensional Optimization

Integer Programming

Stochastic Programming

Distributed Optimization

I also co-manage an open-source project on Optimization Services.

Courses offered at Chicago Booth:

  • Business 36104: Tools for Business Analysis: Excel and Matlab
  • Business 36900: Linear Programming
  • Business 36904: Optimization Over Topological Vector Spaces (Taught with Chris Ryan)
  • Business 36106: Managerial Decision Modeling

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