Faculty Directory
David Morton

Chair of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences

David A. and Karen Richards Sachs Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences

Director, Center for Optimization and Statistical Learning


2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

Email David Morton


Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences


Ph.D. Operations Research, Stanford University, CA

M.S. Operations Research, Stanford University, CA

B.S. Mathematics and Physics, Stetson University, FL

Research Interests

Stochastic Optimization and its application to energy, security and health problems.

Selected Publications

    G. Vojvodic, A.I. Jarrah, and D.P. Morton, "Forward thresholds for operation of pumped-storage stations in the real-time energy market," European Journal of Operational Research 254, 253-268 (2016).

    A. Koc and D.P. Morton, "Prioritization via stochastic optimization," Management Science, 61, 586-603 (2015).

    V. Kozmik and D.P. Morton, "Evaluating policies in risk-averse multi-stage stochastic programming," Mathematical Programming, 152, 275-300 (2015).

    B. Singh, H.-C. Huang, D.P. Morton, A. Galvani, B. Clements, L. A. Meyers, “Optimizing distributions of pandemic influenza antivirals,” Emerging Infectious Diseases 21, 251-258 (2015).

    J. Lee, J.J. Hasenbein and D.P. Morton, “Optimization of stochastic virus detection in contact networks,” Operations Research Letters 43, 59-64 (2015).

    C. Caramanis, N.B. Dimitrov and D.P.Morton, “Efficient algorithms for budget-constrained Markov decision processes,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control 59, 2813-2817 (2014). 

    W.J. Cole, D.P. Morton, and T.F. Edgar, "Optimal electricity rate structures for peak demand reduction using economic model predictive control," Journal of Process Control, 24, 1311-1317 (2014).

    K.M. Sullivan, J.C. Smith and D.P. Morton, “Convex hull representation of the deterministic bipartite network interdiction problem,” Mathematical Programming 145, 349-376 (2014).

    J. Zan, J.J. Hasenbein, and D.P. Morton, “Asymptotically optimal staffing of service systems with joint QoS constraints,” Queueing Systems 78, 359-386 (2014). 

    D.P. Morton and I. Popova, "Modeling hedge fund leverage via power utility with subsistence," Journal of Derivatives and Hedge Funds 19, 77-85 (2013). 

    T. Rengarajan, N.B. Dimitrov and D.P. Morton, "Convex approximations of a probabilistic bicriteria model with disruptions," INFORMS Journal on Computing 25, 147-160 (2013).

    A.R. de Queiroz and D.P. Morton, "Sharing cuts under aggregated forecasts when decomposing multi-stage stochastic programs," Operations Research Letters 41, 311-316 (2013),

    F. Tanrisever, D. Morrice and D.P. Morton, “Managing capacity flexibility in make-to-order production environments,” European Journal of Operational Research 216, 334-345 (2012). 

    G. Bayraksan and D.P. Morton, "A sequential sampling procedure for stochastic programming," Operations Research 59, 898-913 (2011).

    N.B. Dimitrov, D. Michalopoulos, D.P. Morton, M.V. Nehme, F. Pan, E. Popova, E.A. Schneider and G.G. Thoreson, "Network deployment of radiation detectors with physics-based detection probability calculations," Annals of Operations Research 187, 207-228 (2011).