Michael Kay

Associate Professor

Interim Director of Operations Research Program


Ph.D. 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 public logistics networks. Areas of research interest include logistics network design. metaheuristics, freight transportation, material handling, warehousing, facilities design, and genetic algorithms.


Hybrid manufacturing - integrating traditional manufacturers with additive manufacturing (AM) supply chain
Strong, D. and Kay, M. and Conner, B. and Wakefield, T. and Manogharan, G. (2018), Additive Manufacturing, 21(), 159-173.
A new method for generating initial solutions of capacitated vehicle routing problems
Karagul, K. and Kay, M. G. and Tokat, S. (2018), Gazi University Journal of Science, 31(2), 489-513.
Allocation heuristics for high-altitude long- endurance UAV image intelligence platforms
Kim, G. and Hodgson, T. J. and King, R. E. and Liu, Y. N. and Kay, M. G. (2017), Military Operations Research, 22(3), 5-19.
On the economic lot scheduling problem: Stock-out prevention and system feasibility
Hanson, B. B. and Hodgson, T. J. and Kay, M. G. and King, R. E. and 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. and Ivy, J. S. and King, R. E. and Wilson, J. R. and Ballan, M. J. and Kay, M. G. and Diehl, K. M. and 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. and Uzsoy, R. and Fathi, Y. and Kay, M. (2011), International Journal of Production Economics, 131(1), 383-391.
Estimating LTL rates using publicly available empirical data
Kay, M. G. and Warsing, D. P. (2009), International Journal of Logistics, 12(3), 165-193.
Evaluation of cylindricity using combinatorics
Hodgson, T. J. and Kay, M. G. and Mittal, R. O. and Tang, S. Y. (1999), IIE Transactions, 31(1), 39-47.
Evaluation of AGV routeing strategies using hierarchical simulation
Seifert, R. W. and Kay, M. G. and Wilson, J. R. (1998), International Journal of Production Research, 36(7), 1961-1976.
Empirical investigation of the benefits of partial Lamarckianism
Houck, C. R. and Joines, J. A. and Kay, M. G. and 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. and Kay, M. G. and 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. and Joines, J. A. and Kay, M. G. (1996), Computers & Operations Research, 23(6), 587-596.

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