Michael Kay

Associate Professor

Interim Director of Operations Research Program


PhD 1992

Industrial Engineering

NC State University

MS 1984

Industrial Engineering

University of Florida

BA 1981


University of Florida

Research Description

Main research focus is on the design of home delivery logistics networks. Areas of research interest include: logistics network design. metaheuristics, freight transportation, material handling, warehousing, facilities design, and genetic algorithms.


On the economic lot scheduling problem: Stock-out prevention and system feasibility
Hanson, B. B., Hodgson, T. J., Kay, M. G., King, R. E., & Thoney-Barletta, K. A. (2015), International Journal of Production Research, 53(16), 4903-4916.
Combined DES/SD model of breast cancer screening for older women, II: screening-and-treatment simulation
Tejada, J. J., Ivy, J. S., King, R. E., Wilson, J. R., Ballan, M. J., Kay, M. G., Diehl, K. M., & Yankaskas, B. C. (2014), IIE Transactions, 46(7), 707-727.
Using a mathematical programming model to examine the marginal price of capacitated resources
Kefeli, A., Uzsoy, R., Fathi, Y., & Kay, M. (2011), (International Journal of Production Economics, 131 1) (pp. 383-391).
Estimating LTL rates using publicly available empirical data
Kay, M. G., & Warsing, D. P. (2009), International Journal of Logistics, 12(3), 165-193.
Supply chain multi-objective simulation optimization
Joines, J.A., Thoney, K, & Kay, M.G. (2006), In A. Genco (Ed.), 4th International Industrial Simulation Conference 2006 : ISC'2006 ; June 5 - 7, 2006, Palermo, Italy /. (pp. 125-132). Ostend: EUROSIS-ETI.
Evaluation of cylindricity using combinatorics
Hodgson, T. J., Kay, M. G., Mittal, R. O., & Tang, S. Y. (1999), IIE Transactions, 31(1), 39-47.
Evaluation of AGV routeing strategies using hierarchical simulation
Seifert, R. W., Kay, M. G., & Wilson, J. R. (1998), International Journal of Production Research, 36(7), 1961-1976.
Empirical investigation of the benefits of partial Lamarckianism
Houck, C. R., Joines, J. A., Kay, M. G., & Wilson, J. R. (1997), IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, 5(1), 31-60.
A methodology for optimally designing console panels for use by a single operator
Sargent, T. A., Kay, M. G., & Sargent, R. G. (1997), Human Factors, 39(3), 389-409.
Comparison of genetic algorithms, random restart, and two-opt switching for solving large location-allocation problems
Houck, C. R., Joines, J. A., & Kay, M. G. (1996), Computers & Operations Research, 23(6), 587-596.

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