John Mittenthal

  • December 17th, 2018
John Mittenthal
Faculty, ISM, Operations Management Ph.D. Faculty
Department:Information Systems, Statistics and Management Science
Title:Professor and ISM Department Head
Building:Alston Hall
Education:Cornell University (B.A.)
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (M.S. and Ph.D.).

Honors Achievements & Affiliations

Dr. Mittenthal currently serves as the Head of the Information Systems, Statistics, and Management Science department. He is actively involved in the Business Analytics initiative in the Culverhouse College of Business, serving as a member of the organizing committee for the Business Analytics Symposium since 2012; and is a member of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS). Dr. Mittenthal applies his expertise in scheduling and applied optimization to real-world, practical-based problems. In addition to serving as a referee for scholarly journals, including Operations Research, Naval Research Logistics, European Journal of Operational Research and International Transactions in Operational Research, he is on the Editorial Board for Computers and Operations Research. Dr. Mittenthal is the author or co-author of more than 20 refereed journal articles in these and other publications.

Focus and Current Research

Stochastic and deterministic scheduling, vehicle routing, mathematical modeling of production/operation problems, optimization.

Selected Publications

Freeman, N.K., Zhao, M, Melouk, S.H., and Mittenthal, J. The Economics of Overlapping Surgery. Forthcoming in Production & Operations Management (POMS) (available online at

Freeman, N.K., Melouk, S.H., and Mittenthal, J. (2015), A Scenario-Based Approach for Operating Theater Scheduling Under Uncertainty, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Published online in Articles in Advance 06 Nov 2015.

Freeman, N.K., Mittenthal, J., and Melouk, S.H. (2013), Parallel Machine Scheduling to Minimize Overtime and Waste Costs, IIE Transactions, 46 (6), 601-618.

Lam, M. and Mittenthal, J. (2013), Capacitated Hierarchical Clustering Heuristic for Multi Depot Location-Routing Problems, International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications, 16 (5), 433-444.

Lam, M., Mittenthal, J., and Gray, B. (2009), The impact of stopping rules on hierarchical capacitated clustering in location routing problems, Academy of Information and Management Sciences, 12, 1, 13-28.

Stoumbos, Z. G., Mittenthal, J., and Runger, G. C. (2001), Steady-state optimal adaptive control charts based on variable sampling intervals, Stochastic Analysis and Applications, 19, 6,1025-1057.

Lawley, M. A. and Mittenthal J. (1999), Order Release and Deadlock Avoidance Interactions in Counter-Flow Optimization, International Journal of Production Research, 37, 13, 3043-3062.