MICHAEL J. RACER, Associate Professor

MICHAEL J. RACER

Associate Professor, Department of Marketing & Supply Chain Management

Phone
901.678.3285
Email
mracer@memphis.edu
Fax
Office
BA 344
Office Hours
by appointment

Biography

Degrees:

  • BA - Mathematical Sciences, Rice University, 1984
  • MS - Operations Research, UC-Berkeley, 1986
  • PhD -Operations Research, UC-Berkeley, 1990

Professional Activities:

  • Vice-President, Special Projects, INFORMS Forum on Education
  • Director, Memphis Reads, University of Memphis, 2006-present
  • Board Member and Researcher, Enterprise Simulation and Optimization Lab, University of memphis

Scouting:

  • Eagle Scout, 1976
  • Adult Scouter, 1980-present
  • Wood Badge, trained 1984
  • Wood Badge staffer, 2006, 2007
  • Junior Leader Training Scoutmaster, 2004

Research

Primary Interests:

  • Simulation
  • Combinatiorial Optimization
  • Development of heuristics and metaheuristics for NP-Hard problems
  • Modeling

Teaching

Current Teaching

  • ISDS 2710 - Intro to Business Statistics (most semesters)
  • ISDS 3711 - Quantitative Methods (summers)
  • ISDS 7476 - EMBA Quantitative Methods (fall)