Alan McKendall
     Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering

    Contents

   Education
   Teaching
   Research Interest
   Publications
   Contact Information

Education

     Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, University of Missouri-Columbia

     M.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Missouri-Columbia

     M.S., Applied Mathematics, University of Missouri-Columbia

     B.S., Mathematics, Southern University at New Orleans

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Teaching

     Courses Recently Taught

     Introduction to Operations Research (IENG 350)

     Plant Layout & Materials Handling (IENG 446)

     Applied Linear Programming (IENG 553)

     Applied Integer & Heuristic Programming (IENG 554)

     Supply Chain Management (IENG 556)

     Other Courses Taught

     Information Technology (Special Topics)

     Combinatorial Optimization (Special Topics)

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Research Interest

Main research interest is in developing efficient algorithms for industrial/business problems.

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Publications

Refereed Journal Papers

McKendall, A., Iskander, W., McKendall, S., and Chester, A. (2015) "An application of a generalized assignment problem: assigning recruiters to geographical locations," International Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 22, No. 1, pp. 31-47.

Hakobyan, A. and McKendall, A. (2013) "A hybrid heuristic for the unequal-area dynamic facility layout problem," International Journal of Mathematics in Operational Research, Vol. 5, No. 6, pp. 743-763.

McKendall, A.R. and Liu, W.-H. (2012) "New Tabu search heuristics for the dynamic facility layout problem," International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 50, No. 3, pp. 867-878.

Jaramillo, J.R. and McKendall, A.R. (2010) "The generalized machine layout problem," International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 48, No. 16, pp. 4845-4859.

Jaramillo, J.R. and McKendall, A.R. (2010) "Metaheuristics for the Integrated Machine Allocation and Layout Problem," International Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 74-89.

McKendall, A.R. and Hakobyan, A. (2010) "Heuristics for the dynamic facility layout problem with unequal-area departments," European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 201, No. 1, pp. 171-182.

Shang, J. and McKendall, A.R. (2009) "Solution Techniques for a Crane Sequencing Problem," International Journal of Mathematics in Operational Research, Vol. 1, No. 4, pp. 433-455.

McKendall, A.R. (2008) "Improved Tabu Search Heuristics for the Dynamic Space Allocation Problem," Computers & Operations Research, Vol. 35, No. 10, pp. 3347-3359.

McKendall, A.R., Noble, J.S., and Klein, C.M. (2008) "Scheduling Maintenance Activities During Planned Outages at Nuclear Power Plants," International Journal of Industrial Engineering, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 53-61.

McKendall, A.R. and Shang, J. (2008) "Tabu Search Heuristics for the Crane Sequencing Problem," International Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 412-429.

McKendall, A.R., Shang, J., Noble, J.S., and Klein, C.M. (2006) "A Simulated Annealing Heuristic for a Crane Sequencing Problem," International Journal of Industrial Engineering, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 90-98.

McKendall Jr, A.R., Shang, J., and Kuppusamy, S. (2006) "Simulated Annealing Heuristics for the Dynamic Facility Layout Problem," Computers & Operations Research, Vol. 33, No. 8, pp. 2431-2444.

McKendall, A.R. and Jaramillo, J., (2006) "A Tabu Search Heuristic for the Dynamic Space Allocation Problem," Computers & Operations Research, Vol. 33, No. 3, pp. 768-789.

McKendall, A.R. and Shang, J., (2006) "Hybrid Ant Systems for the Dynamic Facility Layout Problem," Computers & Operations Research, Vol. 33, No. 3, pp. 790-803.

McKendall, A.R., Noble, J.S., and Klein, C.M., (2005) "Simulated Annealing Heuristics for Managing Resources During Planned Outages at Electric Power Plants," Computers & Operations Research, Vol. 32, No. 1, pp. 107-125.

Deng, Y., McKendall, A.R., and Jaraiedi, M., (2004) "Dynamic Pricing Under Uncertainty Using Fuzzy Logic," International Journal of Industrial Engineering, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 99-107.

Cowan, R.D., McKendall, A., Mili, A., Yang, L., Wang, L., Chen, D., Janardhana, V., and Spencer, T., (2002) "Software engineering technology watch," Information Sciences, Vol. 140/3-4, pp. 195-215.

Cowan, R.D., Mili, A., Ammar, H., McKendall, A., Yang, L., Chen, D., and Spencer, T., (2002) "Software Engineering Technology Watch," IEEE Software, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 123-129.

McKendall, A.R., Noble, J.S., and Klein, C.M., (1999) "Facility Layout of Irregular-Shaped Departments Using a Nested Approach," International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 37, No. 13, pp. 2895-2914.

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Contact Information

     Address:

     Department of Industrial & Management Systems Engineering

     West Virginia University

     325A Mineral Resources Building

     Morgantown, WV 26506-6070

     E-mail address: Alan.McKendall@mail.wvu.edu

     Web address: http://www2.cemr.wvu.edu/~amckendall/

     Office phone #: (304) 293-9472

     Fax #: (304) 293-4970

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     Last Revised:  November 18, 2014