Curriculum Vitae

Edward L. Mooney | December 2014


1991 Ph.D. Industrial Engineering Purdue University
1974 M.S. Industrial Engineering Purdue University
1973 B.S. Industrial & Management Engineering Montana State University

1967 - 71

Part-time: Majored in Math and Business Western Montana College

Employment History

1991-2011 Montana State University Associate Professor, Industrial and Management Engineering; currently Emeritus
1989-91 Purdue University Senior Research Engineer, Space Management and Academic Scheduling
1986-89 EG&G Idaho, Inc., Idaho National Engineering Laboratory Senior Industrial Engineer; Industrial Engineering Specialist, Manager; Industrial Engineering
1984-86 Purdue University Instructor, Industrial Engineering (and Ph.D. course work)
1980-84 Montana State University Adjunct Assistant Professor, Industrial and Management Engineering
  Frontier Computing, Inc., President
1979-80 E. Mooney Livestock Owner/ manager
  Diversified Computing Principal
1977-79 Montana State University Instructor and Research Engineer, Industrial Engineering and Computer Science Department Diversified Computing, Partner.
1976-77 Francis Mooney Trucking Shop Manager.
1974-76 Montana State University Research Engineer/Lecturer, Industrial Engineering and Computer Science Department
1973-74 Purdue University Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant, Industrial Engineering Department

Professional Activities and Honors

  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • American Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
  • The Institute of Management Sciences (TIMS)
  • Alpha Pi Mu (Industrial Engineering Honorary)
  • Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honorary)
  • Omega Rho (Operations Research Honorary)
  • 1984 General Electric Foundation Fellowship Recipient
  • Montana State University Advanced Honor Scholarship ( 2 years )

Research and Development Projects

“Evaluation of the Montana DOT State Truck Activities Reporting (STARS)”

  • With other team members, determined factors to adjust the output from the Measure of Enforcement Activity Reporting System (MEARS) to account for the presence of legally overweight vehicles in the traffic stream. These factors were developed at various sites and times from the overweight vehicle profiles determined by MEARS during enforcement activities. This approach assumes that the vehicles that operate during overt enforcement activities are compliant with weight limits. (2004-05)

“Paratransit Systems Operations Models”

  • Supervised development of models for evaluating routing, scheduling and dispatch alternatives for paratransit system management.  Work resulted in a general database architecture and travel, load and unload time estimation models for scheduling intercity buses.  Other uses of the decision support tools will be bus fleet configuration and operational systems design. (2002-2003)

“CARS – Computer-aided Asphalt Railcar Scheduler” (Cenex)

  • Developed a computerized decision support system linking ARENA simulation and standalone  one-day scheduling models with the corporate database.  The simulation model was designed for facility design and operational parameter evaluation.  The standalone scheduler produced feasible schedules using decision rules (1998-99).

"Improved Facility Layout Methods" (Montanans on a New Track for Science)

  • Developed a new graph-theoretic formulation of the facility layout problem and assisted the co-pi in developing effective computer algorithms for solution. (1993-94)

"Scheduling, Facility Layout and Discrete Optimization" (Montana State University Engineering Experiment Station)

  • Developed and published computer algorithms for solving difficult combinatorial problems in closely related areas. Developed a generalized approach for solving production and manpower scheduling problems in discrete and continuous time. Performed preliminary research and developed proposals for funding research of applications to the facility layout problem (AY 1990-92).

"University Course Scheduling Problems" (Purdue University)

  • Researched computerized scheduling methods. Developed prototype decision support system and demonstrated its use for department level scheduling. Gathered requirements, scoped the work, and developed mathematical models, database and software designs. Developed and tested prototype software to run on PC, IBM mainframe, and 6000 series RISC systems (1990-91).

"Greater-than-class-C Low Level Radioactive Waste Management Program" (DOE)

  • Developed personal computer based decision support applications for projecting radioactive waste generation volumes and characteristics from known generator statistics. Responsibilities included simulation model development, database design, and management and coordination of technical specialists' contributions (1988-89).

"Conventional Ammunition Plant Job Scheduling Model" (U.S. Army)

  • Evaluated current practice and automated systems used to develop programs and budgets for conventional ammunition production. Responsibilities included proposal development, project management, reporting, and model development and testing. Project scope included long range information systems planning, information systems management and decision support system development and implementation (1986-88).

"Optimal Design of Truck and Shovel Surface Coal Mines" (DOE)

  • Developed a mathematical program for use in selecting trucks and shovels and mine design values. Implemented in a Computer Aided Design (CAD) environment for use by mining engineers.(1980-83)

"Development of a Simulation Model for Evaluating Surface Mining Operations and Reclamation Plans"(USFS,EPA)

  • Obtained funding, selected minicomputer and graphics equipment and developed mathematical programs and simulation models to evaluate dragline based surface coal mine plans. Supervised overall software design and implementation. Developed and implemented optimization models for equipment selection and mine design.(1976-79)

"Evaluation of Alternative Timber Harvesting Practices Using Skyline in Western Larch and Douglas Fir Stands" (USFS)

  • Developed production models for skyline logging systems under alternative harvest methods and timber utilization levels. Implemented a data base for collected information used in model building. Incorporated the resulting models in a skyline simulation program. Designed and supervised implementation of a computer graphics based skyline logging analysis program. (1974-76)

"Timber Harvesting Systems Analysis - Development of a Systems Dynamics Model Relating Impacts of Forest Harvesting on Forest Resources"(USFS)

  • Developed and enhanced existing simulation models of logging activities; developed elementary forest ecosystem compartment model using the Systems Dynamics formalism; coupled discrete logging model and ecosystem model to form a combined continuous/discrete impact prediction model.(1974-75)

"Corn Pest Management Program - Western Corn Rootworm Project" (USDA)

  • Developed a combined continuous/discrete simulator of Western Corn Rootworm development for use in evaluating effects of alternative control strategies on a localized population.(1973-74)

"Development of an Optimal Continuous Controls Algorithm" (Masters Thesis)

  • Extended existing optimal control solutions to the piecewise linear case and developed a computer program to implement the solutions. Applied the method to derivation of optimal regulatory policies for cadmium in Indiana rural ecosystems.(1973-74)


EG&G Idaho, Inc.

Provided internal consulting to EG&G management in productivity improvement, work measurement, quantitative analysis of EG&G operations. EG&G is the Prime Contractor for the Idaho National Engineering Site (DOE). Most projects involved the use of computer models, databases, and analysis. Managed project teams of up to 6 professionals. (1986-89)

Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks

Developed combined interactive wildlife population simulator for use by wildlife game managers. Developed, adapted and maintained various graphical display and database management software packages. Conducted seminars for Department personnel on use of software. (1976-85)

Mayfield and Associates

Developed economic driven population growth simulator and applied to planning studies for several Montana communities. Developed utility software and models applicable to planning problems. (1977-82)

Montana State University

Applied and enhanced surface coal mine CAD software.(1979-80)

Courses Taught

Introduction to Models and Computers in Industrial Engineering – A first course for Industrial Engineering majors integrating modeling, optimization, databases for decision making. It was developed as a new course in the curriculum using C++, spreadsheets, and canned packages.

Decision Support Systems – A graduate course in internet-based decision support systems design: relational database design, user interfaces and applicable models. It covered server-side scripting and other active browser-based interfaces.

Operations Research - A year long sequence for juniors and seniors covering modeling and classic optimization. Classical linear and nonlinear programming optimization theory, applications and algorithms were covered as well as stochastic models and applications including markov chains, queuing, decision theory, etc.

Discrete Optimization - A course developed and taught to graduate students. Topics included discrete optimization problem formulation and solution; classic exact algorithms and exact and non-exact algorithms for hard problems as well as an introduction to modern computational complexity theory.

Planning and Scheduling - A graduate course developed to provide an introduction to planning and scheduling models and algorithms. Topics included exact and approximate algorithms for single machine, resource scheduling, flow shop, job shop and other systems. Implementation issues discussed as well.

Discrete Simulation - Taught at various times and levels to upper division IE and CS undergraduates, graduate students, and degreed professionals. Random number generation, sampling, model development and application, validation and verification output analysis, etc..

Engineering Statistics (Beginning and Advanced) - Junior and senior audience. Descriptive and inferential statistics, probability, distributions, hypothesis testing, experimental design, regression, analysis of variance, etc. applied to engineering problems.

Engineering Economy - A junior level course in economic decision making.

Introduction to Manufacturing Systems - A freshman introduction to production management and engineering.

Advanced Manufacturing Systems Design and Control - Computer models and algorithms for design and management of modern manufacturing systems. Issues associated with new manufacturing paradigms and systems. Developed and taught to a graduate audience.

Production Planning and Control - An introduction to quantitative operations management techniques and industrial engineering methods for junior and senior non-IE majors.

Computers in Production Systems - Developed a senior level, lab-based microcomputer course; emphasis on industrial control applications and basic machine architecture, programming, etc..

Industrial Engineering Senior Design - A two semester capstone course and practicum for seniors. Production facility and systems design, management, and control principles taught and integrated with material from previous course work in a design project. Students worked in teams and were required to scope, plan, and execute a significant design project with a real manufacturing business.

Large Scale Systems Analysis (Systems Dynamics) - Modeling and analysis of a variety of systems, industrial, societal, etc. using the Industrial Dynamics formalism. An interdisciplinary graduate student audience.

Programming Languages (FORTRAN, PL/1, ALGOL) - Three courses taught at different times dealing with the above languages.

Advanced Numerical Programming - Advanced FORTRAN style and numerical analysis applications.

Publications, Reports, and Presentations

  • Gebicki, M., Mooney, E., et al., Evaluation of hospital medication inventory policies,” Health Care Management Science, 17, 2014,215–229.
  • Gebicki, M. and Mooney, E., “Evaluation of inventory policies in hospital medication supply chains,” IIE 2009 Annual Research Conference (IERC), Miami, FL, May, 2009.
  • Philip, D. and Mooney, E., “Slack policies for jobshop machine disruptions,” INFORMS 2007 Annual Meeting , Seattle, WA, November, 2007 (invited).
  • Mooney, E. and Philip, D., “Scheduling Reentrant Jobs”, INFORMS 2006 Annual Meeting, Pittsburg, PA, November, 2006. (Invited, with accompanying paper)
  • Mooney, E., and Davidson, T., “Tour scheduling with skill-based costs”, Presented at PATAT 2004 – 5 th International Conference on the Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling, Pittsburg , Pennsylvania , August, 2004 (refereed).
  • Mooney, E. and Kerbel, R., “Multiproduct flowshops with reentrant jobs and sequence-dependent setups”, Proceedings, IIE 2003 Annual Research Conference, Portland , Oregon , May, 2003 (refereed).
  • Mooney, E., Cole, M., and Barrett, P., “A university space use evaluation and allocation model”, presented at the INFORMS Annual Meeting, Atlanta , October, 2004.
  • Yerneni, H., Marley, R. J., Boik, R.J., Mooney, E.L., “A multivariate statistical model for whole-body related musculoskeletal disorders: part II – application and practice”, Proceedings of the 8 th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering Theory Applications and Practice, Las Vegas, Nevada, November, 2003.
  • Mooney, E.L., “Diversification with multiple neighborhoods”, presented at the INFORMS Conference, San Antonio, November, 2000 (invited).
  • Mooney, E.L., “Maximizing fleet performance with optimized load scheduling”, presented at the INFORMS Conference, Cincinatti, May 2000.
  • Mooney, E.L., “Single machine scheduling - a new approach”, presented at the INFORMS Conference, Cincinatti, May 1999.
  • Mooney, E.L., “Mixed models for general resource scheduling problems”, presented at the Spring IIE Research Conference, Banff, May 1998 (invited).
  • Mooney, E.L., "A stochastic tabu search algorithm", presented at the Fall INFORMS Meeting, Atlanta, GA, November 1996 (invited).
  • Cimikowski, R., Mooney, E.L., "Heuristics for a proximity-based facility layout model", Computers and Industrial Engineering, 32:2, 1997, pages 341-349.
  • Mooney, E.L., Parmenter, W.J., Rardin, R.L., "Large scale classroom scheduling", IIE Transactions, 28, 1996, 369-378.
  • Mooney, E.L., Cimikowski, R., "A new facility layout model", presented at the 4th IE Research Conference, Nashville, TN, Track 37, Session C, approximately 6 pages, May, 1995.
  • Cimikowski, R., Mooney, E.L., "Heuristics for a new model of facility layout", Proceedings, 17th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, March 6-9, 1995, Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Mooney, E.L., Wahl, R., "Scheduling heuristics for reentrant job shops with sequence dependent setup times", TIMS XXXII Conference, Anchorage, June 1994.
  • Mooney, E.L., "Searching for schedules in the time domain", TIMS/ORSA Joint National Meeting, Boston, April 1994.
  • Mooney, E.L., "Scheduling flexible flow lines with interstage delay constraints", TIMS/ORSA Spring Conference, Chicago, May 1993.
  • Mooney, E.L., Rardin, R.L., "Tabu search for a class of scheduling problems", Annals of Operations Research, 41, 1993, pages 253-278.
  • Parmenter, W.J., Mooney, E.L., "CHRONOS - master of time", Proceedings, The 37th Annual College and University Computer Users Conference, Miami, May 1992.
  • Mooney, E.L., Rardin, R.L., "An enhanced local search algorithm for multiple resource scheduling with application to classroom scheduling", Bulletin CC-91-10, Center for Computational Combinatorics, IE School, Purdue University, July 1991, 24 pages.
  • Mooney, E.L., "Enhanced local improvement heuristics for resource scheduling with course scheduling applications", Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis, Purdue University, August 1991.
  • Mooney, E.L., Rardin, R.L., "Tabu search for timetables", ORSA/TIMS Joint National Meeting, Philadelphia, October 1990.
  • Mooney, E.L., Rardin, R.L., "Local improvement heuristics for multiple choice vertex packing problems, some preliminary results", Bulletin CC-90-30, Center for Computational Combinatorics, IE School, Purdue University, November 1990, 28 pages.
  • Dodds, J., Hickman, W.W., Knecht, M.A., Mooney, E.L., Ross, T.L., "Projected volumes, activities, and other waste characteristics of commercial greater-than-class-c low level radioactive waste", Preliminary Report, EG&G Idaho, Inc., September 1989.
  • Mooney, E.L., Ross, T.L., "Mutually exclusive alternatives by clustering", Proceedings, IIE Annual Conference, May, 1988.
  • Mooney, E.L., Schwieder, D.H., et. al., "Plant job scheduling model (PJSM) interactive ammunition program assessment system prototype", Technical Report Series, EGG-IE-7918, 7919, 7920, EG&G Idaho, Inc., March 1988.
  • Mooney, E.L., Schwieder, D.H., "Plant job scheduling model (PJSM) graphics package", Technical Report Series, EGG-IE-7928, 7929, EG&G Idaho, Inc., February 1988.
  • Harris, M.L., Mooney, E.L., "End user manual for the plant job scheduling model (pjsm) interactive tutorial", Technical Report, EGG-IE-7950, EG&G Idaho, Inc., February 1988.
  • Mooney, E.L., Schwieder, D.H., Skinner, N.L., "End user manual for the plant job scheduling model (PJSM)", Technical Report, EGG-IE-7805, EG&G Idaho, Inc., January 1988.
  • Curtis, R.L., Mooney, E.L., Skinner, N.L., "Functional description for the plant job scheduling model (PJSM)", Technical Report, EGG-IE-7804, EG&G Idaho, Inc., August 1987.
  • Mooney, E.L., Ross, T.L., Anderson, L.C., "Idaho research center facility utilization", Report, IE-8701, Industrial Engineering, EG&G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID, June 1987, 155 pages.
  • Mooney, E.L., Derr, K.W., Schwieder, D.H., "U.S. Army ammunition model phase II study final report, vol. I and II", Technical Report, EGG-IE-7578, EG&G Idaho, Inc., February, 1987.
  • Bonnenberg, R.W., Derr, K.W., Jacobson, B., Smith, T.J., Mooney, E.L., "U.S. Army ammunition model phase I project final report", Report, BL433, EG&G Idaho, Inc., July, 1986.
  • Mooney, E.L., Taylor, W.R., and Amunrud M.A., "Fuzzy sets - computer applications for I.E.s", Proceedings, AIIE Annual Conference, May, 1984.
  • Gibson, D.F., Mooney, E.L., "A terrace pit planning model", Proceedings, 19th International Symposium on the Application of Computers and Mathematics in the Mineral Industry (APCOM), London, March, 1984.
  • Mooney, E.L., Gibson, D.F., "Machine selection in a hierarchical production environment", Proceedings, AIIE Annual Conference, May 1983.
  • Mooney, E.L., Gibson, D.F., "Multilevel optimization of surface coal mine truck and shovel fleets", TIMS/ORSA Joint National Meeting, Chicago, April 1983.
  • Mooney, E.L., Gibson, D.F., "Multilevel optimization of surface coal mine truck and shovel fleets", International Journal of Mining Engineering, March 1983. (refereed)
  • Mooney, E.L., Gibson, D.F., "Selecting machine capacity and operating level when demand is known - a mathematical programming approach", Proceedings, AIIE Annual Conference, May 1982.
  • Mooney, E.L., Gibson, D.F., "Formulation and solution of the dragline and pit width selection problem allowing variable pit widths for varying overburden depth and coal seam thickness", Proceedings, 17th APCOM Symposium, April 1982.
  • Gibson, D.F., Mooney, E.L., "A mathematical programming approach to the selection of stripping technique and dragline size for area surface mines", Proceedings, 17th International Symposium on the Application of Computers and Operations Research in the Mineral Industry (APCOM), April 1982.
  • Gibson, D.F., Lehman, T.E., Mooney, E.L., "Computer aided design of surface coal mines", SME-AIME Transactions on Mining Engineering, March, 1981.
  • Gibson, D.F., Mooney, E.L., Scott, D., "Grading western surface mines for post mining land uses", Winter Meeting of the ASAE, December 1981.
  • Mooney, E.L., Gibson, D.F., Lehman, T.E., "Mine planning and evaluation with a dedicated computer graphics system", Proceedings, 16th International Symposium on the Application of Computers and Operations Research in the Mineral Industry, October 1979.
  • Mooney, E.L., Gibson, D.F., "Dragline sizing for surface coal mines", Proceedings, AIIE Annual Conference, May 1979.
  • Gibson, D.F., Lehman, T.E., Mooney, E.L., "Computer aided design of surface coal mines", Proceedings, Mini Symposium on Surface Mining. SME-AIME Annual Meeting, February 1979.
  • Mooney, E.L., Lonner, T., "POSIM - a general wildlife population simulator", Proceedings, 1978 Winter Simulation Conference, December 1978.
  • Gibson, D.F., Lehman, T.E., Mooney, E.L., "Interactive computerized planning of surface coal mining operations", Proceedings, International Congress for Energy and the Ecosystem: Planning, Ecology, and Economics of Coal Resource Development, June, 1978.
  • Gibson, D.F., Mooney, E.L., "Dual phase simulation - a mixed time frame systems analysis tool", AIIE Transactions, December 1977.
  • Gibson, D.F., Mooney, E.L., "Dual phase simulation - analyzing harvesting and environmental interactions", ASAE Conference, December 1977.
  • Gibson, D.F., Mooney, E.L., Sattoriva, G.A., "A minicomputer system for planning surface mining operations", Proceedings, AIIE Systems Engineering Conference, November 1977.
  • Mooney, E.L., Turpin, F.T., "ROWSIM - A GASP IV based rootworm simulator", Research Bulletin No. 938, Purdue University Agricultural Experiment Station, September 1976.
  • Gibson, D.F., Mooney, E.L., "Analyzing environmental effects of improving system productivity", Proceedings, AIIE Systems Conference, 1975.
  • Mooney, E.L., "CIDAP - A continuous control algorithm for large systems, Unpublished Master's Thesis, Purdue University, December 1974.
  • Mooney, E.L., "Computer gaming and rootworm population management", Entomological Society of America Convention, Fall 1974.